Full Name: FRED BURGE
Date of Birth: 06/09/1923
Date of Death: 8/11/2018
Height: 174 cm ( 5-8 1/2 )
Weight: 75 kg ( 11-11 )
Debut: 25/07/1942, Round 12, Footscray
Last Game: 26/08/1950, Round 18, Geelong
Total Games: 118
Total Goals: 105
Honours: Leading Goalkicker 1945 Goals 55.
Seasons: 1946, 1949, 1952
Total Games: 12
Fred was a rover and back-pocket. He was a consistent player and dangerous near goal. When he first started at Richmond he would travel down on the train from his home town of Castlemaine on a Saturday morning and return after the match. During the week he would train with the local team. He played only 15 games in his first three seasons, yet he was a member of the 1942 and 1944 Grand Final sides. He was voted Richmond’s best player in 1944 semi-final loss to Fitzroy. He won the club Goalkicking award in 1945 as well as finishing third in the 1945 Best and Fairest award. His highest individual goal tally was 7 against St.Kilda in Round 8 of 1945. He kicked 5 goals or more on six occasions. He was awarded Life Membership in 1951. During the latter part of his career he suffered a serious leg injury which caused him to miss many games.
Campbells Creek 1937 ; Castlemaine United 1938-41 ( Premiership 1941 ).
Daylesford 1952-53, Games 23, Goals 57.