03 Dec Matthew Richardson
Matthew ‘Richo’ Richardson is a retired Australian rules footballer and current media personality who represented Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL). On 4 March 2014, Richardson became a member of the AFL’s All Australian selection committee. Known for his marking prowess, speed and work rate. He was the club’s key forward through the mid-1990s and the 2000s. He led the club’s goalkicking for thirteen seasons, and was selected in the All-Australian Team three times – in 1996, 1999 and 2008. Richardson’s 800 career goals currently see him ranked second behind Jack Titus at Richmond, and eleventh on the all-time list of AFL/VFL goalkickers. He also holds the record for most goals kicked without winning a Coleman Medal. He currently holds the record for the most goals kicked at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Richardson was one of the most popular players in the competition, this was shown when the crowd at the 2008 Brownlow Medal cheered every vote he got. Mark Robinson from the Herald Sun wrote “M. Richardson… I’m sure there wouldn’t have been a more popular winner”.