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RADCHENKO, Andrew

Years Played: 1975
Born: 3/05/1955
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Debut order: 832

Number(s): 55

Games: 1
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Essendon High School

Year

Games

Goals

1975

1

0

Andrew Radchenko was a half-back flanker who came from Essendon High School to the Under 19s in 1971. His only game for Essendon was in Round 19, 1975, in a loss to Collingwood.

He played with Avondale Heights in 1976 and 1977 and then with Ascot Vale from 1978 to 1980. He then joined Brunswick in 1981 and 1982.

 

 

RAHILLY, Robert

Years Played: 1914
Born:
Died: 9/12/1935
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Debut order: 255

Number(s): 8

Games: 2
Goals: 4

Previous Clubs: South Ballarat/Fitzroy

Robert Rahilly began his football career at South Ballarat and then played 33 games with Fitzroy from 1910 to 1912.

He played two games as a follower for Essendon in Rounds 2 and 4, 1914, in each of which he kicked two goals in wins against University and Richmond. He left Essendon in mid 1914 to join Northcote.

Rahilly returned to South Ballarat in late 1912 and went to Sturt in South Australia in early 1913 before moving to Broken Hill later in that year.

Robert Rahilly died on 9th December, 1935.

 

 

RAINES, Geoff

Years Played: 1986
Born: 10/08/1956
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Debut order: 917

Number(s): 6

Games: 14
Goals: 2

Previous Clubs: Richmond/Collingwood

Year

Games

Goals

1986

14

2

Geoff Raines was a top class centreman with excellent disposal skills who came to Essendon from Collingwood where he played 45 games from 1983 to 1985 but left after refusing to accept a pay cut. Before that, he had played 134 games at Richmond from 1976 to 1982 and before that he played with Swan Hill.

Raines won Richmond's Best and Fairest award three times, in 1978, 1980 and 1981 and played in that club's 1980 premiership team. He played for Victoria while at Richmond and also won All-Australian selection.

Raines was unable to re-capture his best form at Essendon, even though he was selected in the State side in 1986.

After the one season he was cleared to the Brisbane Bears in 1987, his fourth League club.

 

RAINEY, Les N.

Years Played: 1899-1900
Born: 10/01/1881
Died: 27/08/1962
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 54

Number(s):

Games: 5
Goals: 3

Previous Clubs: Melbourne Grammar

Year

Games

Goals

1899

4

3

1900

1

0

Les Rainey was a half-forward and rover from Melbourne Grammar.

He played five games for Essendon in 1899 and 1900. Rainey then joined Melbourne in 1902 where he played 18 games in 1902 and 1903.

Rainey also played cricket for Victoria.

Len Rainey died on 27th August, 1962.

 

RAISBECK, Ralph

Years Played: 1922-23
Born: 25/12/1898
Died: 5/04/1958
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Debut order: 351

Number(s): 20

Games: 3
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Essendon 'A'

Year

Games

Goals

1922

2

0

1923

1

0

Ralph Raisbeck, known as "Kanga", came to Essendon from Essendon 'A' in the Association.

He played in Rounds 10 and 12 in 1922 then was suspended for the final 6 matches of the season. His only other game was in Round 6, 1923, in a win over Richmond.

Ralph Raisbeck died on 5th April, 1958.

 

 

RAITT, Noel

Years Played: 1963-64
Born: 26/12/1943
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Debut order: 730

Number(s): 9

Games: 18
Goals: 7

Previous Clubs: Stawell

Year

Games

Goals

1963

13

7

1964

5

0

Noel Raitt was a strong and vigorous half-forward from Stawell.

He showed early promise and won Essendon's best first year player award in 1963. However, he did not hold his form and played only five more games in early 1964.

Raitt became captain-coach of East Devonport in Tasmania from 1965 to 1967 and was then captain-coach of Koroit from 1968 to 1970. In 1971 and 1972, he played with Port Moresby in New Guinea before returning to play with Stawell in 1973. He later coached Stawell Reserves in 1978 and 1983.

 

 

RALPH, Harry E.

Years Played: 1945
Born: 21/05/1919
Died: 17/07/2004
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Debut order: 597

Number(s): 32

Games: 4
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Norwood (SA)

Year

Games

Goals

1945

4

0

Harry Ralph was a half-back flanker from Norwood in South Australia where he played from 1939 to 1941. Prior to that, he played with North Adelaide Colts.

During the war, he played football in the Northern Territory with the Army, returning to Norwood in early 1945. He also represented South Australia.

After joining the RAAF, he was transferred to Victoria and played four games with Essendon on a war time service permit in late 1945. He then returned to Norwood in 1946 and later played with their Seconds in 1948.

Ralph then played Sunday social football and assisted with the coaching of South Australian country clubs including Kingscote on Kangaroo Island, Burra, Quorn, Orroroo and Bute. He also played with Cleve.

He retired in 1980 as a Manager with the State Bank of South Australia.

Ralph died on 17th July, 2004.

 

 

RAMANAUSKAS, Adam

Years Played: 1999-2008
Born: 19/11/1980
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Debut order: 1018

Number(s): 47 , 9

Games: 134
Goals: 63

Previous Clubs: Noble Park/Dandenong U18s

Year

Games

Goals

1999

2

0

2000

24

13

2001

25

13

2002

23

13

2003

10

8

2004

24

6

2005

3

0

2007

5

3

2008

18

7

Adam Ramanauskas has had one of the most chronicled football careers of modern times. He came late to football preferring basketball as a youngster and was drafted in 1998, as selection no. 12. Ramanauskas made his Essendon debut in Round 8, 1999, played two games that season and won the Reserves Best and Fairest, to complete a successful first season.

By 2000, the Club's best season in history, "Rama" established himself as a first team regular, playing in every game that year but one. His timing could not have been better as the team swept all before it and he played in the pre-season premiership and the premiership win over Melbourne. By season's end he had a premiership medal around his neck, had won the Club's Most Improved award and was runner-up in the Norwich Rising Star award.

His fine form continued the following year and he played all 25 games, juggling the roles of link man through the mid-field and as a small defender, and performed both superbly. In a consistent season he polled votes in 18 games and finished 6th in the Crichton Medal. One of his most important contributions came in the Preliminary Final when his defensive efforts late in the match were sensational. He was also selected for the Australian side that played Ireland in the International series.

2002 was perhaps his best season, confirmed by his 3rd placing in the Crichton Medal. He played in 23 games during the season, was one of the team's leading possession getters and took an on-field leadership role when senior players were injured.

While 2003 looked on track to be another stellar year for Ramanauskas, a benign lump on his neck was found after Round 3 and he required surgery which put him out for eight weeks. His return in Round 12 was greeted with a standing ovation from the crowd, but the cancer returned and he missed the last six games while undergoing treatment. He was presented with the Best Clubman Award at season's end.

He won the respect of many by making his return to the game in 2004 after his serious illness. He played in all 24 games that year, kicking five goals for the season and polling 133 votes at the Best and Fairest.

Ramanauskas played the first three games of the 2005 season before suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in a training drill. He required a knee reconstruction, which left him sidelined for the rest of the season and placed him once again on the long-term injury list.

He was rediagnosed with cancer in 2006 and didn't play a game while undergoing treatment. He returned to senior football in Round14, 2007, amid emotional scenes and finished with five games for the season.

"Rama" played 18 games in 2008 and retired at the end of the year.

He will be remembered for his versatility, pace and skill as a footballer, and for his courage in overcoming his illness.

After his retirement, Ramanauskas was appointed to work with the young players of the Essendon Football Club. His wife, Belinda, is a cousin of former Essendon player, Aaron Henneman.

Draft history: 1998 National AFL Draft - Selection No. 12

Player Honours:: TAC Cup Team of the Year 1998
Reserves premiership side 1999
Reserves Best and Fairest 1999
Ansett Cup premiership side 2000
AFL premiership side 2000
Rising Star Nominee 2000
Most Improved Player 2000
Best Clubman 2003
Most Courageous 2007

STATE HONOURS: Australian International Rep. V Ireland 2001

 

RAMSAY, John

Years Played: 1952
Born: 18/02/1930
Died: 13/11/1983
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Debut order: 648

Number(s): 36

Games: 2
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: North Essendon Methodists

Year

Games

Goals

1952

2

0

John Ramsay was a follower from the North Essendon Methodists. He played two games for Essendon in Rounds 9 and 10 in 1952 for two losses against Melbourne and Fitzroy. He was a member of the Seconds premiership side in both 1950 and 1952.

He then joined Williamstown in 1954 and played in their premiership teams in 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1959 during an outstanding career with that club.

John Ramsay died after an illness on 13th November, 1983, aged only 53.

 

 

RAMSAY, Roy

Years Played: 1982
Born: 3/01/1956
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Debut order: 891

Number(s): 36

Games: 3
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Broadmeadows/North Melbourne

Year

Games

Goals

1982

3

0

Roy Ramsay was a reliable back pocket who came from North Melbourne where he played 76 games from 1976 to 1981. Prior to that he was with Broadmeadows. He had won the award for Best and Fairest in the Essendon District League Under 17s in 1972.

He could only manage three senior games in 1982, but he won Reserves Best and Fairest award that year.

Ramsay then returned to North Melbourne in 1983 and played 47 more games there until the end of 1987.

He transferred to Port Melbourne in 1988.

 

 

RANDALL, Alan T.

Years Played: 1944-45
Born: 24/04/1925
Died: 24/05/2000
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 67 kg

Debut order: 583

Number(s): 2

Games: 8
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Pascoe Vale Juniors

Year

Games

Goals

1944

6

0

1945

3

0

Alan Randall was a wingman from Pascoe Vale Juniors. He played eight games for Essendon in 1944 and 1945.

His career was interrupted by injuries and it was a shoulder injury that ended his career at the end of 1945.

Randall died on 24th May, 2000.

 

RAWLE, George

Years Played: 1923-25
Born: 2/12/1889
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Debut order: 359

Number(s): 6

Games: 19
Goals: 4

Previous Clubs: Melrose United/North Melbourne (VFA)

Year

Games

Goals

1923

1

0

1924

17

4

1925

1

0

George Rawle played only 19 senior games but played in two premiership teams.

Rawle had been a star ruckman with North Melbourne (VFA) from 1911 to 1920 playing in their premiership teams of 1914-15 and 1918. He then played with Essendon Association in 1921 and when that team disbanded at the end on 1921, Rawle rejoined North Melbourne as captain-coach in 1922.

He came to Essendon in 1923 as a Seconds coach and the Club dropped a bombshell by selecting him for his first game at the age of 33 in the ruck in the 1923 Grand Final. This made him the League's fourth oldest player on debut and only the third to debut in a Grand Final.

The selectors felt Rawle would give the 'Mosquito Fleet' stability and his did just that helping them to a premiership in his first game. He also played in the 1924 premiership side giving him two premiership wins in a career of only 19 games.

Incredibly, Rawle played with a deformed foot which was always tightly bandaged and which caused him pain after games.

Rawle became captain-coach of Camberwell in 1926. He returned to Essendon in 1928 where he served as a committeeman until 1933.

His son Keith later became a star with the Club.

George Rawle died on 12th June, 1978.

 

RAWLE, Keith T.

Years Played: 1942-43, 1946-49
Born: 29/10/1924
Died: 6/03/2005
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 67 kg

Debut order: 564

Number(s): 2

Games: 111
Goals: 98

Previous Clubs: North Essendon Methodists

Year

Games

Goals

1942

11

7

1943

16

17

1946

21

19

1947

22

21

1948

22

20

1949

19

14

Keith Rawle was a fine second rover to Bill Hutchison after coming from North Essendon Methodists. He was clever and a good position player.

Rawle was an emergency in the 1942 premiership team and then was in the forward pocket in the 1946 and 1949 premiership sides.

Rawle was runner-up in Essendon's Best and Fairest award in 1947 and was selected in the State side in 1949. He also won the best utility player award in 1943 and the most unselfish player award in 1946 and 1948.

His career was interrupted by service in New Guinea with the RAAF during the war and he missed the 1944 and 1945 seasons.

Rawle was captain-coach of Redan from 1950 to 1958, and in 1951 he won the award for Best and Fairest in the Ballarat League. He also won the premiership in 1952. He later coached Daylesford in 1960 and 1961.

As well as being a fine footballer, he also played cricket for Victoria.

His father, George, was a star Essendon player in the 1920s.

Rawle retired in 1984 from his job as a sales representative for television station SEQ8.

Keith Rawle died on 6th March, 2005.


 

REDENBACH, Michael

Years Played: 1978
Born: 3/06/1959
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Debut order: 858

Number(s): 3

Games: 3
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Burnie (Tas)

Michael Redenbach was a rover from Burnie in Tasmania.

He made his debut for Essendon in Round 14 in a home win over Carlton. He played only two more games for Essendon that year for a final total of three senior games.

He then played with Werribee from 1981 to 1986 and was captain in 1984 and 1985.

 

REED, Ken J.

Years Played: 1955
Born: 15/12/1931
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Debut order: 670

Number(s): 35

Games: 2
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: East Brunswick/Carlton Thirds

Year

Games

Goals

1955

2

0

Ken Reed was a follower from the Carlton Thirds. His only games for Essendon were Rounds 3 and 13, 1955, in wins over North Melbourne and St Kilda.

He had won the Seconds Best and Fairest award in 1953 and was a member of the Seconds premiership team in 1952.

Reed was cleared to Williamstown in 1956 and played in their premiership teams in 1956 and 1958. He finished his career with Hastings.

 

 

REGAN, Eddie

Years Played: 1931
Born: 11/09/1909
Died: 2/04/1988
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Debut order: 431

Number(s):

Games: 1
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Allendale

Year

Games

Goals

1931

1

0

Eddie Regan was a half-back from Allendale.

His only game was in Round 8, 1931, in a win over Fitzroy.

Eddie Regan died on 2nd April, 1988.

 

REGAN, George F.

Years Played: 1939, 1941
Born: 6/06/1915
Died: 9/07/1943
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Debut order: 542

Number(s): 34 , 11

Games: 7
Goals: 1

Previous Clubs: Elsternwick

George "Ted" Regan was a strong defender who joined Essendon after playing four games with Melbourne in 1938.

He was a class-mate of Melbourne's "Bluey" Truscott at Melbourne High School and played with him at Melbourne before transferring to Essendon.

Regan played in Rounds 16 and 17 in 1939, then in another five games in 1941, including the losing Grand Final side in that year.

He was killed in action over Burma on 9th July,1943, while serving with the RAF's 11th Squadron.

 

REID, Alan

Years Played: 1979-83
Born: 29/01/1956
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Debut order: 863

Number(s): 2

Games: 45
Goals: 18

Previous Clubs: East Fremantle (WA)

Alan Reid was a talented wingman who came from East Fremantle in Western Australia. He had played for Western Australia in state of origin games before joining Essendon.

He was a fast and exciting mover, who had the supporters buzzing when he got the ball, but he was dogged by stomach and leg injuries, and then an ankle injury put him out for most of 1982.

Reid was Essendon's equal second top Brownlow medal vote scorer in 1979.

He was cleared to Geelong in the middle of the 1983 season and played seven games there.

Reid later moved to Beijing, China, where he worked as a lawyer and trader.


REIMERS, Kyle 

Years Played: 2007-12
Born: 10/01/1989
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Debut Order: 1070

Number(s): 37

Games: 60
Goals: 69

Previous Clubs: Peel Thunder

 

Year

 

 

Games

 

Goals

 

2007

 

 

3

 

1

 

2008

 

 

15

 

13

 

2009

 

 

9

 

9

 

2010

 

 

13

 

13

 

2011

 

 

15

 

27

 

2012

 

 

5

 

6

Kyle Reimers was a half-forward and midfielder who was selected with pick 47 in the 2006 national draft arriving at Windy Hill from Peel Thunder in Perth. 

Reimers played three games for the club in his debut season and later attracted a   something of a cult following among Essendon fans for his natural flair and aggression, assisted by colourful boots.

Capable of some fine moments but frustratingly inconsistent, Reimers enjoyed his best performance in 2011, when he kicked eight goals against Gold Coast in round 6, in a game that set a number of club and league records.  His 27 goals that year would have been enough to have won him the club’s leading goal kicker award the previous season. 

While his talent was undoubted, Reimers struggled with consistency, and was sometimes accused of being selfish on the field.

He was delisted by the club at the end of the 2012 season after playing 60 games over six seasons and then rejected an offer from Carlton that would have seen him prolong his career in the AFL.

Reimers elected to return to his home state where he joined WAFL club Perth playing 17 senior games in 2013.

 

RENNIE, Artie C.

Years Played: 1927-29
Born: 20/06/1906
Died: 10/05/1998
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Debut order: 394

Number(s): 33

Games: 23
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: St John's (Essendon)

Year

Games

Goals

1927

1

0

1928

16

0

1929

6

0

Artie Rennie was a dashing, left-footed back pocket and half-back who had speed but lacked finesse. He came from a local church competition to the Seconds in 1925. He was not a big man, but nicely built.

He played with Melbourne Seconds in 1930 and Prahran from late 1930 to 1932.

Rennie's brother, Les, also played for Essendon.

Artie Rennie died on 10th May, 1998.

 

 

RENNIE, Leslie

Years Played: 1931
Born: 21/09/1908
Died: 25/09/1983
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Debut order: 426

Number(s): 6

Games: 13
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Woodlands

Les Rennie was a wingman who came from Woodlands Club where he played in 1929 and 1930.

He played 13 games in 1931. He then played with Footscray Seconds and Melbourne Seconds. He also played District cricket for Essendon.

His brother, Artie, also played for Essendon.

Rennie was a tool maker for Sutton Tools.

Les Rennie died on 25th September, 1983.

 

 

REYNOLDS, Dick S.

Years Played: 1933-51
Born: 20/06/1915
Died: 2/09/2002
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Debut order: 448

Number(s): 3

Games: 320
Goals: 442

Previous Clubs: Woodlands (EDFL)

Year

Games

Goals

1933

15

6

1934

16

14

1935

16

10

1936

17

7

1937

15

22

1938

17

44

1939

15

40

1940

17

21

1941

20

36

1942

17

27

1943

17

31

1944

13

23

1945

19

26

1946

21

33

1947

22

28

1948

22

25

1949

20

23

1950

20

26

1951

1

0

Dick Reynolds is ranked Essendon's best player of all time.

He came to Essendon at the age of 16 from Woodlands in the Essendon District League and went on to play 320 games over 18 seasons and set numerous football records.

Reynolds was an outstanding junior and in 1930 he trialled at Carlton, the team he followed. They showed little interest so the following year he accepted Essendon's invitation to play in some practice games and was quickly added him to their list. He rewarded their faith by winning Essendon's best first year player award in 1933.

Reynolds seemed to have it all. He was determined, had no fear and a great temperament. He was a 'ball-magnet' and could run all day. As Reynolds' career progressed he evolved from a rover into a half-forward and finally a ruck rover.

In his second season, aged only 18 years, Reynolds won the first of his three Brownlow medals. He is still the youngest man to win the award. He won the award again in 1937 and 1938.

Reynolds won the Essendon Best and Fairest award seven times in ten seasons: 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939,1942 and 1943 and was runner-up in 1935. Only Bill Hutchison has won the award as often. He headed Essendon's goalkickers in 1943 with 31 goals and was second top in 1939 and third top in another seven seasons.

After coach Jack Baggott resigned in 1939, Reynolds, who was then vice-captain, took over as joint coach with Harry Hunter. At the end of the year he was appointed captain-coach at the age of 25 and held that position until the end of 1950 and continued as non-playing coach until 1960.

Under his reign as coach or captain coach the Club played finals in 16 seasons out of 22 and won four flags: 1942, 1946, 1949 and 1950 and were runners-up in 1941, 1943, 1947 and 1948, 1951,1957 and 1959. This was a remarkable turn around for a team that had been down for so long.

Reynolds himself was best on the ground as first rover in the 1942 premiership win. He was also amongst the best on the half-forward flank in 1946 and played in the forward pocket in 1949 and was outstanding in that role in the 1950 victory.

His 27 finals appearances have been surpassed at the Club only by Bill Hutchison (28) and his 10 Grand Final appearances has been surpassed by only player in league history (Michael Tuck, 11). Reynolds 51 finals goals is the second highest at Essendon behind Matthew Lloyd (52).

Reynolds played for Victoria in every year from 1934 to 1939 and again in 1941, 1945 and 1946. He was captain of Victoria in 1939 and 1946.

He retired from playing after the 1950 Grand Final but continued to coach. He came on in the latter part of the 1951 Grand Final, his only game that year, when the team was depleted with injuries. It was his 320th and last appearance.

Despite coming close, Essendon didn’t win a flag under Reynolds after 1950 and he was replaced as coach by his former charge John Coleman at the end of 1960.

At the end of his career, no one had played more League games, or in as many League seasons, and no one had led his team into so many Grand Finals in succession. No one had won his Club's Best and Fairest on so many occasions.

Even tempered and sincere, Reynolds enjoyed the respect of every player he had coached in his 416 game coaching career. His success rat was just over 66%.

After leaving Essendon, Reynolds he went on to coach West Torrens from 1961 to 1963.

He later returned as a Club committeeman from 1967 to 1971 and he was chairman of selectors in 1971. He became a life member of the Victorian Football League in 1967.

He died on 2nd September 2002.

 

 

 

REYNOLDS, Joel

Years Played: 2002-2006
Born: 5/06/1984
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Debut order: 1029

Number(s): 40 , 29

Games: 38
Goals: 13

Previous Clubs: St Josephs/Geelong Falcons U18s

Year

Games

Goals

2002

9

5

2003

14

2

2004

3

0

2005

1

0

2006

11

6

Joel Reynolds was a pacy and skilful player whose career was dogged by injuries. He made his debut in Round 3, 2002, against Brisbane at the Gabba and played nine games for the season.

He alternated between the forward line, the back pocket and on the wing and made a promising start to his career.
Reynolds played 14 games in 2003 but found 2004 frustrating due to glandular fever and an ankle injury, restricting him to only three games.

Injuries continued to limit his opportunities in 2005 and he managed only one game. He had a better 2006 with 10 senior appearances but injuries again limited his appearances.

Reynolds was delisted at the end of 2006 and picked up by Geelong, but injured his knee and was delisted at the end of 2006.

He is the grandson of Essendon legend and three-time Brownlow winner Dick Reynolds.

Draft History: 2001 National AFL Draft 2nd Round Selection No. 31 overall, traded by Port Adelaide for Damien
Hardwick.

 

 

 

REYNOLDS, Tom

Years Played: 1937-44
Born: 21/11/1917
Died: 7/11/2002
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Debut order: 516

Number(s): 29

Games: 109
Goals: 361

Previous Clubs: Woodlands (EDFL)/Flemington-Kensington

Year

Games

Goals

1937

5

11

1938

18

68

1939

18

71

1940

17

44

1941

18

65

1942

17

61

1943

7

18

1944

9

23

Tom Reynolds was a star forward pocket and full-forward who, like his brother Dick, came initially from Woodlands. He then played with Flemington-Kensington before joining Essendon.

Although not tall, he had the family knack of being in the right spot at the right time. He also possessed excellent goal sense.

Reynolds was Essendon's leading goalkicker on four occasions: 1938 with 68 goals, in 1939 with 71 goals, in 1941 with 63 goals and in 1942 with 71 goals. Reynolds was the League's fourth top goalkicker in 1939 and 1942. He was second top goalkicker at Essendon in 1940 and third top in 1943.

Reynolds kicked 10 goals in a game in 1939 and 7 goals in 1941, 1942 and in the 1943 Grand Final. This is the equal top for any Essendon player in a Grand Final. Reynolds also holds the Club record for most goals kicked in Round 10.
His tally of 30 goals kicked in finals is the fourth highest at Essendon.

He was in the forward pocket in Essendon's 1942 premiership victory.

Reynolds was Essendon's equal third top Brownlow medal vote scorer in 1938 (the year his brother, Dick, won his second Brownlow) and was selected in the State side in 1939.

He won Essendon's most improved player award in 1938 and the best clubman award in 1939.

After leaving Essendon, he played 4 games with St Kilda in 1945 before joining Sandringham in 1946. He then became captain-coach of Cranbourne in 1947 and 1948.

Reynolds retired in 1977 from his family wholesale butcher business. He passed away on 7 November 2002. His funeral was held at St John's Toorak.

 

 

RICE, Hurtle V.

Years Played: 1909
Born: 7/07/1884
Died: 25/05/1960
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 188

Number(s):

Games: 1
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Oakleigh Juniors

Year

Games

Goals

1909

1

0

Hurtle Rice came from Oakleigh Juniors.

His only game for Essendon was in the Round 1, 1909, 10 point win over St Kilda.

Rice died on 25th May, 1960.

 

 

RICHARDS, Almond T.

Years Played: 1936
Born: 3/04/1911
Died: 27/11/1992
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Debut order: 497

Number(s): 22

Games: 4
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Eaglehawk

Year

Games

Goals

1936

4

0

Almond Richards, known as "Nuts", was a half-back and follower who came to Essendon from Eaglehawk.

He played the first four games of season 1936 for a win against North Melbourne followed by three consecutive losses to St Kilda, Carlton and Collingwood. He then left Essendon two weeks later and returned to Eaglehawk where he played until 1939.

Richards was captain-coach of Eaglehawk in 1946 before becoming an umpire in the Bendigo League. He continued in that role for many years.

He worked for the Victorian Railways for fifty years before retiring in 1976.
Almond Richards died on 27th November, 1992.

 

 

RICHARDS, Ted

Years Played: 2002-2005
Born: 11/01/1983
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Debut order: 1028

Number(s): 20

Games: 33
Goals: 19

Previous Clubs: Xavier College/Sandringham U18s

Year

Games

Goals

2002

2

0

2003

10

9

2004

11

7

2005

10

3

Ted Richards made his debut in 2002 and managed two games for the season.

He earned a Rising Star Nomination in 2003, the first at the Club for some time. He played 10 games for the year, often working hard in the forward line in the absence of Matthew Lloyd.

Richards played 11 senior games for the Club in 2004 and kicked seven goals.

In his 10 games in 2005 Richards aquitted himself in a variety of positions but was frustrated with the lack of opportunity and asked to leave the Club.

He was traded to Sydney for picks 19 and 51 and played in a Grand Final in his first season there.

Player Honours: Rising Star Nomination 2003

 

 

RICHARDSON, Michael

Years Played: 1986
Born: 16/03/1959
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Debut order: 920

Number(s): 17

Games: 15
Goals: 14

Previous Clubs: Swan Districts (WA)/Collingwood

Year

Games

Goals

1986

15

14

Michael Richardson was a clever half-forward who came to Essendon from Collingwood where he played 60 games from 1983 to 1985. Prior to that he was with Swan Districts in Western Australia and had represented Western Australia five times. He was also in the Swan Districts 1982 premiership team.

Richardson was renowned for his lightning dashes, skilled handball and goal sense but he was unable to show his great natural ability in his only season with Essendon in 1986.

Richardson was cleared to the Brisbane Bears in 1987 and played 22 games in that year.

His twin brother, Steve, also played for Essendon.

 

 

 

RICHARDSON, Nicholas T.

Years Played: 1915-18
Born: 26/05/1886
Died: 9/01/1929
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 276

Number(s): 12

Games: 22
Goals: 2

Previous Clubs: Beverley/Port Melbourne/Fitzroy/Richmond

Nicholas "Ned" Richardson was something of a football journeyman. He came to Essendon from Richmond where he played 24 games in 1913 and 1914. Before that he had played two games for Fitzroy in 1909.

Playing mainly on the half-back flank, Richardson played the last eight games of 1915 and then every game in 1918, but his career was affected by the disruption caused by World War I. (Essendon stood out of the League between 1916 and 1918.)

Richardson died on 19th January, 1929.

 

 

RICHARDSON, Steve

Years Played: 1983
Born: 16/03/1959
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Debut order: 904

Number(s): 28

Games: 1
Goals: 2

Previous Clubs: Mayne (Qld)/Swan Districts (WA)

Steve Richardson was a blond half-forward and wingman from Mayne in Queensland. His only senior game for Essendon was as interchange in a Round 20 win over Melbourne in 1983, in which he kicked his two goals.

He was a determined player but he couldn't cement a place in the senior side. He was a member of the Reserves premiership side in 1983.

Richardson was cleared to Swan Districts in Western Australia in 1984.

His twin brother, Michael, also played for Essendon.


 

RIDLEY, Todd

Years Played: 1991-94
Born: 11/02/1969
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Debut order: 959

Number(s): 18

Games: 25
Goals: 21

Previous Clubs: Claremont (WA)

Year

Games

Goals

1991

3

4

1992

10

10

1993

4

5

1994

8

2

Todd Ridley came to Essendon in 1991 after being recruited from Claremont in WA.

He was a versatile player, although most of his 25 games for Essendon were in defence.

At the end of 1994, Ridley became part of a complex trade deal which saw him and Tony Delaney traded to the newly-formed Fremantle Football Club in exchange for a priority draft pick, which Essendon used to secure the young Matthew Lloyd.

After two seasons at Fremantle he returned to Melbourne to play for the Hawthorn Football Club.

He retired in 1997.

 

 

RIOLI, Dean S.

Years Played: 1999-2006
Born: 20/05/1978
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 99 kg

Debut order: 1017

Number(s): 43

Games: 100
Goals: 91

Previous Clubs: South Fremantle (WA)

Year

Games

Goals

1999

17

29

2000

5

4

2001

17

24

2002

15

12

2003

18

12

2004

13

6

2005

11

1

2006

4

3

Dean Rioli, from the Tiwi Islands, played 100 injury-interrupted games between 1999 and 2006.

He made his to made his debut in 1999 in Round 3 after being elevated from the Rookie list and played 17 games for the year. Rioli was a dangerous half-forward with great poise and the ability to find space. He was named the Club's equal best first year player in 1999 and was a nominee for the Norwich Rising Star award.

Rioli was sidelined for 11 weeks in 2000 with a collar bone injury and then re-injured his shoulder in Round 21 against the Bulldogs destroying any chance of him playing in that year's winning Grand Final.

He managed to string together 17 games in 2001 showing the sublime skills that thrilled Bomber supporters. He kicked some memorable goals but also made a great contribution when pushed into the mid-field. He was a member of the 2001 Grand Final team that lost to Brisbane.

Injuries and suspensions kept Rioli to 15 games in season 2002 yet he played very well across the half-back line with some stints in the midfield.

In 2003 Rioli was one of the Club's most consistent players, played in 18 games and and finished 8th in Essendon' 2003 Best and Fairest.

2005 was a season where Rioli showed his importance in the Essendon team with his skill and aggression and dominance across the middle of the ground. Another positive sign was in Round 16 against Collingwood, when he was dropped into the back 50 with impressive results as he was able to stop many Collingwood attacks.
He finished with 11 games for the year and chronic knee problems which have blighted much of his career again limited his appearances.

In 2006 Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy said he was keen to see Rioli play the four games needed to reach the coveted 100 game milestone, ensuring his name would be added to his number 43 locker at Windy Hill, and any sons would be eligible to play with Essendon via the father-son ruling.

Rioli managed the four games needed and retired at the end of 2006.

He nearly didn't make it due to his crumbling knees and a hamstring injury, complicated by a contractual dispute before Round 20 which looked set to threaten his last few weeks at the Club. However Rioli played in both rounds 20 and 21 (in addition to Rounds 4 and 6) to take his season tally to that year to four games and his career tally to 100.

In the end Rioli will be remembered for his silky skills and ability to read the game, as well as a career cut short by injury.

Draft History: 1998 February Rookie Draft - Selection No. 3.
Player Honours:: South Fremantle's premiership side 1997
Best First Year Player (tied) 1999
Ansett Cup premiership side 2000

 

 

RIPPON, Ted C.

Years Played: 1933-39
Born: 29/04/1914
Died: 12/12/1991
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 82 kg
Debut order: 461

Number(s): 21

Games: 69
Goals: 12

Previous Clubs: Cheltenham/Carlton Reserves

Year

Games

Goals

1933

6

5

1934

8

1

1935

13

0

1936

13

5

1937

13

0

1938

13

0

1939

3

1

Ted Rippon came to Essendon from Cheltenham via the Carlton Reserves. Although he was a handy follower, he lacked balance and was known as "Autumn Leaves" because of the time he spent falling to the ground. Despite this, he was a good mark and kick.

He won Essendon's most serviceable player award in 1935.

After leaving Essendon, Rippon played 17 games with St Kilda in 1944 and 1945.

He later returned to Essendon and served as a committeeman from 1950 to 1956. He also became well known as a newspaper columnist and as a radio and television football commentator.

Rippon spent a lifetime in the hotel industry before succumbing to health problems.

He died on 12th December, 1991.

 

 

ROACH, Walter

Years Played: 1909
Born: 20/12/1885
Died: 6/05/1971
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 191

Number(s):

Games: 4
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Prahran/South Melbourne/St Kilda Wednesday FC

Walter Roach was a wingman and half-forward who came from St Kilda Wednesday F.C. where he played in 1908. Prior to that he played with Prahran in 1906 and 1907 and then one game with South Melbourne later in 1907.

He played four games with Essendon in 1909.

Roach was a true football journeyman. In 1910 he went to St Kilda where he played six games and he then joined North Melbourne (VFA) from 1911 to 1913 followed by Brighton in 1914 and Hawthorn (VFA) later in that year.

He died on 6th May, 1971.

 

 

ROBERTS, Archie F.

Years Played: 1937
Born: 16/07/1910
Died: 6/06/1945
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Debut order: 511

Number(s): 18

Games: 12
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Cheltenham/Melbourne

Year

Games

Goals

1937

12

0

Archie Roberts was a defender who joined Essendon from Melbourne where he played 36 games between 1932 and 1936. Prior to that, he was with Cheltenham.

He played 12 games in 1937 before being dropped from the list.

Roberts then joined Prahran in 1938 and 1939.

He died as a prisoner of war at Ambon on 6th June, 1945.

 

 

ROBERTS, Bill H.

Years Played: 1931-32
Born: 22/07/1910
Died: 8/12/1973
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 434

Number(s): 18

Games: 12
Goals: 1

Previous Clubs: Nhill

Bill Roberts was a hafl back and half-forward flanker from Nhill.

He played 12 games for Essendon, mostly in late 1931.

Bill Roberts died on 8th December, 1973. 


 

ROBERTS, Ken W.

Years Played: 1970-77
Born: 13/05/1952
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Debut order: 783

Number(s): 45 , 6

Games: 100
Goals: 111

Previous Clubs: Essendon Baptists-St John's

Ken Roberts was a talented utility player, half-back and forward, who was recruited from Essendon Baptists-St John's to the Essendon U19s in 1970. He earned a share of the limelight when Essendon moved up the ladder under Des Tuddenham.

He kicked six goals against North Melbourne in Round 7, 1973, but unfortunately severely injured his knee later that year in Round 16 against Geelong. It took him some time to overcome and he didn't return to senior football till Round 6 the following year. But the injury had robbed him of his pace.

Roberts was cleared to Melbourne in 1978 where he played a total of 12 games between 1978 and 1979. He played with Essendon-Tullamarine in late 1979.

He was appointed captain-coach of Lavington in New South Wales in 1980 where he remained until 1984, winning one premiership in 1983.

Roberts then moved to Queensland to become captain-coach of Kedron in 1985 and then assistant coach of Western Districts in 1986.

His father, Ken, played 58 games with Richmond between 1947 and 1951.

 

 

ROBERTSON, David

Years Played: 1991
Born: 15/08/1962
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Debut order: 964

Number(s): 33

Games: 3
Goals: 1

Previous Clubs: North Adelaide/Collingwood

Year

Games

Goals

1991

3

1

David Robertson was drafted at the Mid Season Draft from Euroa in 1990. He was originally from North Adelaide and played 17 games for Collingwood in 1988 and 1989.

He was a quick, hard running on-baller who played three games with Essendon in 1991 before returning to country Victoria.

 

 

ROBERTSON, Patrick G.

Years Played: 1919-20
Born: 30/11/1895
Died: 8/10/1947
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Debut order: 308

Number(s): 18

Games: 18
Goals: 1

Previous Clubs: West Melbourne

Patrick Robertson was a back pocket from West Melbourne. He played 18 games for Essendon, mainly in 1919. His sole goal cam ein a huge win over Melbourne in Round 8 1919.

He died on 8th October, 1947.

 

 

ROBINS, Stephen J.

Years Played: 1974-80
Born: 25/02/1957
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Debut order: 823

Number(s): 56 , 24

Games: 80
Goals: 75

Previous Clubs: Hopetoun

Year

Games

Goals

1974

2

0

1975

4

2

1976

6

4

1977

20

11

1978

18

12

1979

18

23

1980

12

23

Stephen Robins, nicknamed "Harold" after the writer, was a solidly-built, competent centreman from Hopetoun. He played many good games with his strong, attacking style.

He was a good mark and could deliver the ball deep into attack with long driving left-foot kicks.

After leaving Essendon for family reasons, Robins joined Aberfeldie from 1981 to 1983 and was captain-coach in 1982 and 1983.

 

 

ROBINSON, Alex

Years Played: 1904
Born: 19/08/1886
Died: 4/10/1967
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 107

Number(s):

Games: 10
Goals: 5

Previous Clubs: Brighton

Year

Games

Goals

1904

9

5

Alex Robinson was a follower from Brighton. He was one of three brothers who played for Essendon (the others were Fred and Bill) while another brother, Gordon, played one game for St Kilda in 1911.

Robinson played 10 games in 1904, eight of which were played with his brothers.

He later played with Brighton in 1911.

Alex Robinson died on 4th October, 1967.

 

 

ROBINSON, Bill

Years Played: 1901-02, 1904-06
Born: 5/08/1880
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 66

Number(s):

Games: 71
Goals: 14

Previous Clubs: Brighton/Footscray

Year

Games

Goals

1901

18

7

1902

13

4

1904

18

1

1905

16

0

1906

6

2

Bill Robinson was the most talented of the three Robinson brothers who all played with Essendon at the same time (the others were Alex and Fred). Their brother, Gordon, played one game for St Kilda in 1911.

He came from Footscray (VFA) where he played from 1898 to 1900 and prior to that Brighton Juniors and Brighton Grammar School.

Robinson played in the ruck in the premiership team in 1901 and was also selected in the State team against South Australia in that year.

He left Essendon for a year in 1903 and captained the premier team of the Metropolitan Association. He was captain of Essendon in 1905.

After returning in 1904, Robinson only missed two games until he left after 6 rounds in 1906. All three brothers played together eight times in 1904.

He walked out on a matter of principle over a dispute involving Fred Hiskens in 1906.

Robinson returned to Brighton where he played between 1908 and 1911 before transferring to Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields Association in Western Australia in 1912.

  

 

ROBINSON, Frederick T.

Years Played: 1904-05
Born: 15/05/1884
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 109

Number(s):

Games: 34
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Brighton

Fred Robinson was a follower from Brighton Juniors. He was one of three brothers who played for Essendon (the others were Alex and Bill). A fourth brother, Gordon, played one game for St Kilda in 1911.

He only missed two games in his two seasons with Essendon before being transferred to Western Australia on business.

Robinson played with Boulder City between 1906 and 1909 and represented the West in the 1908 Carnival.

He died in 1971.

 

 

ROBRAN, Jonathan P.

Years Played: 2000-2001
Born: 21/10/1972
Height: 196 cm
Weight: 96 kg

Debut order: 1020

Number(s): 12

Games: 8
Goals: 9

Previous Clubs: Norwood (SA)/Hawthorn

Jonathan Robran was originally from Norwood (SA) and came to Essendon after playing 75 games with Hawthorn.

He managed four games for the 2000 season when he was a fine contributor impressing with his marking and ground skills. He was also solid when he stepped in at full-back for an injured Dustin Fletcher against Carlton in Round 20. He was unluckily an emergency for the 2000 Grand Final win over Melbourne.

Robran struggled to cement his position in the strong Essendon side of 2001, but he became a consistent performer in the VFL, polling Best and Fairest votes in 11 of 20 games. He played in every key postion and his experience was critical in a number of tight matches. Unfortunately, limited opportunites saw him delisted at the end of the 2001 season.

Robran's elder brother, Matthew, played 130 games for Adelaide. Their father, Barry, was a North Adelaide legend.

Draft History: 1999 National AFL Draft as Trade

 

 

RODGERS, Terry K.

Years Played: 1961-64
Born: 25/01/1943
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Debut order: 722

Number(s): 2

Games: 39
Goals: 42

Previous Clubs: University High School/Essendon District Football League

Year

Games

Goals

1961

5

3

1962

16

20

1963

9

6

1964

8

13

Terry Rodgers was a talented half-forward with an uncanny goal sense who came from the Essendon District League.

As a University High schoolboy, he played at full-forward, following in the footsteps of John Coleman and Ron Evans, who had both been full-forwards for the school. In fact, he broke Coleman's school record by kicking 55 goals in eight games.

After playing well in the 1962 second semi-final he was forced out of the premiership team by a leg injury suffered at training.

Rodgers was cleared to Alexandra in 1965.

 

 

ROGERS, Andrew

Years Played: 1988
Born: 15/08/1964
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 90 kg

Debut order: 940

Number(s): 25

Games: 8
Goals: 1

Previous Clubs: Woodville (SA)

Year

Games

Goals

1988

8

1

Andrew Rogers, nicknamed "Buck" after the cartoon character, was drafted to Essendon from Woodville in South Australia.

He was a solid defender at either full-back or half-back, but could only manage eight games at Essendon in 1988. He was then traded to Geelong, where he played 75 games, including the losing 1992 Grand Final.

Rogers returned to Woodville/West Torrens after leaving Geelong.

 

 

ROGERS, Lesley J.

Years Played: 1915
Born: 25/06/1896
Died: 4/08/1916
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 63 kg

Debut order: 271

Number(s): 29

Games: 3
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Yarraville

Les Rogers was a wingman from Yarraville. He played three games in Rounds 5, 6 and 7 in 1915.

He enlisted in the AIF in July 1915 and served in France in the 23rd Battalion. He was killed in action on 4th August, 1916, and is buried in France. He was only 20 years old.

 

ROSS-SODEN, Gordon

Years Played: 1906
Born: 31/05/1888
Died: 20/03/1931
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 140

Number(s):

Games: 1
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Melbourne Grammar School

Year

Games

Goals

1906

1

0

Gordon Ross-Soden's only game for Essendon was in Round 3, 1906, in a win over Melbourne.

He was better known as a rower in the victorious Australian Eight in England in 1912.

Ross-Soden died on 20th March, 1931, at Salamoa in New Guinea.

 

 

ROSS, Lachlan

Years Played: 1994
Born: 12/08/1973
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Debut order: 988

Number(s): 33

Games: 2
Goals: 1

Previous Clubs: West Adelaide (SA)

Year

Games

Goals

1994

2

1

Lachlan Ross was a nippy left-foot rover from West Adelaide. He played two games for Essendon in 1994 and kicked one goal, but found it hard to break into the Essendon side.



ROSS, Michael

Years Played: 2011-12
Born: 16/09/1991
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Debut Order: 1098

Number(s): 38

Games: 2
Goals: 0
 

Previous Clubs: Gippsland Power

 

Year

 

 

Games

 

Goals

 

2011

 

 

2

 

0

 

2012

 

 

0

 

0

Michael Ross was drafted with selection 80 in the 2010 national draft as a half-back flanker who could potentially play in the midfield.

He made his debut against Collingwood in round 19, 2011 when he came on as the substitute after a knee injury to Brent Prismall, and collected 19 disposals in his first game.

Ross went on to play one more game before being delisted by the club at the end of the 2012 season.

 

 

ROSS, Raymond R.

Years Played: 1921
Born: 2/05/1900
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Debut order: 336

Number(s): 30

Games: 8
Goals: 7

Previous Clubs: St Paul's (Ascot Vale)

Ray Ross played eight games in 1921 before being cleared to Richmond where he played one game in 1922.

He later returned to League football to play one game with St Kilda in 1929.

 

 

ROSSER, Jack

Years Played: 1903
Born: 16/05/1884
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 97

Number(s):

Games: 8
Goals: 1

Previous Clubs: Newtown (VCFL)

Year

Games

Goals

1903

8

1

Jack Rosser was a wingman from Newtown. He played eight successive games in mid 1903 and was selected to represent Victoria against Ballarat that year.

His only goal for the Club was on debut against South Melbourne in a seven point loss.

 

 

RUDDELL, Cecil A.

Years Played: 1940-49
Born: 23/05/1917
Died: 10/12/1990
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Debut order: 544

Number(s): 21

Games: 122
Goals: 0

Previous Clubs: Northcote (VFA)

Cec Ruddell was a rugged and determined full-back who came to Essendon from Northcote where he had played in 1939.

Ruddell arrived at the beginning of the Club's golden years. He played the first two games of 1940 then didn't play appear again until the following year. In 1942 he established himself as a full-back and played in his first premiership that year against Richmond. He was also voted the Club's most serviceable player that season.

He won the Most Consistent Player award in 1943 then missed all of 1944 when he was sent to Darwin with the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II.

On his return in 1945, he continued where he had left off. He was appointed vice-captain, which he remained until the end on 1948, and won his second Most Consistent Player award.

In 1946 Ruddell won his second premiership medal. He played in three more Grand Finals in 1948 (including the replay) and in 1949, to make it six Grand Final appearances in nine seasons. He played 17 finals games in total.

Ruddell's career was ended in early 1949 by persistent ankle injuries.

He became captain-coach of Camberwell in 1950, then returned to Essendon in 1952 where he served on the Committee until 1955.

He retired in 1977 after working for the Melbourne City Council for thirty two years.

Cec Ruddell died on 10th December, 1990.


 

RUSSELL, Stuart

Years Played: 1926, 1931
Born: 16/07/1906
Died: 16/07/1978
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Debut order: 379

Number(s): 26 , 8

Games: 6
Goals: 1

Previous Clubs: Barooga

Year

Games

Goals

1926

3

1

1931

3

0

Stuart Russell was a half-back from Barooga. He played three games in 1926 before returning home to New South Wales. He then returned to Essendon in 1931 to play three more games.

He later joined Hawthorn where he played seven games in 1932.

Russell died on 16th July, 1978.

 

 

RYAN, Albert E.

Years Played: 1906-08
Born:
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 174

Number(s):

Games: 15
Goals: 3

Previous Clubs: Albion United/West Melbourne

Albert Ryan was a full-back from West Melbourne where he played from 1903 to 1906. Prior to that, he had played with Albion United.

He played 14 consecutive games between Round 1 and Round 14, then played his final game in Round 17.

Ryan then went to Brighton in 1909 and later joined Northcote where he played from 1910 to 1913.

He died in 1953.

 

 

RYAN, Gerald

Years Played: 1909
Born: 24/05/1887
Died: 6/02/1917
Height: cm
Weight: kg

Debut order: 146

Number(s):

Games: 18
Goals: 3

Previous Clubs: Horsham

Gerald Ryan was a wingman from Horsham.

He played two games at the end of 1906, then a further 16 in 1909.

In 1911, he went to South Broken Hill in New South Wales.

Ryan served as a Lance Sergeant in the 14th Australian Infantry Battalion in World War I.

He died of injuries accidentally sustained while sliding on ice in England on 6th February, 1917, while on leave from the Army.

 

RYAN, Jack F.

Years Played: 1931-32
Born: 21/10/1909
Died: 10/06/1989
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Debut order: 429

Number(s): 12

Games: 5
Goals: 4

Previous Clubs: Brunswick

Jack Ryan played three games in 1931, the last of which was a three point win over Hawthorn in which he kicked two of Essendon's nine goals. He played a further two games in early 1932.

He transferred to Fitzroy in mid-season and played four games there later in 1932.

Ryan died on 10th June, 1989.