Full Name: JOHN RITCHIE
Date of Birth: 04/01/1932
Height: 178 cm ( 5-10 )
Weight: 76 kg ( 12-0 )
Debut: 12/05/1951, Round 4, Hawthorn
Last Game: 13/08/1955, Round 17, North Melbourne
Total Games: 40
Total Goals: 2
Total Games: 77
Total Goals: 1
Honours: Premiership 1955, Captain 1956, Equal Best & Fairest 1956, Captain VFL Reserves Representative Team 1956.
John was a half-back-flanker. He spent a total of eight seasons with Richmond after working his way through to the seniors from the thirds. He was a member of the Reserves’ 1955 Premiership side and in 1956 he was Reserves’ captain and equal Best and Fairest. He also gained selection in the VFL Reserves’ Representative side, but was eventually forced to retire at the age of 25 due to injury. John is a builder and now lives in Kangaroo Flat.
Box Hill Technical School 1948.
Catani 1957 ; Richmond Districts Captain/Coach 1958.