Ian Ridley

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Ian Ridley
Personal information
Date of birth 15 February 1934
Date of death 13 November 2008(2008-11-13) (aged 74)
Original team Hamilton Imperials
Height/Weight 166 cm / 68 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1954–1961 Melbourne 130 (228)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1971–1973 Melbourne 66 (28-37-1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1973 season.

Ian Ridley (15 February 1934 – 13 November 2008) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the VFL.[1]

Ridley was a rover who was handy around goals and a 5 time premiership player with Melbourne. He topped Melbourne's goalkicking in 1960 with 38 goals and went on to coach the club during the 1970s. From 1991 until 1996 he served as the President of Melbourne Football Club. Although a well loved player, he lost his popularity with his huge push for the Demons to merge with Hawthorn. After the merger was defeated, he was replaced with Joseph Gutnick. He was named as an emergency in their official 'Team of the Century'.

See also[edit]


Ridley, Ian (2002). Urge to Merge. Crown Content. ISBN 1-74095-002-X. 


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ron Barassi
Melbourne Football Club Leading Goalkicker
Succeeded by
Bob B. Johnson
Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Beckwith
Coach of the Melbourne Football Club
Succeeded by
Bob Skilton
Preceded by
Stuart Spencer
President of the Melbourne Football Club
Succeeded by
Joseph Gutnick