Adam Richardson

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Adam Richardson
Personal information
Full name Adam Scott Richardson
Date of birth (1974-08-20) 20 August 1974 (age 42)
Original team(s) Drysdale (BFL)
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb; 225 lb)
Position(s) Full-forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2001 Adelaide 2 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2001.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Adam Scott Richardson (born 20 August 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for West Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Prior to moving to South Australia, Richardson played for Drysdale finishing runner up in the 1992 Bellarine Football League Grand Final whilst simultaneously playing TAC Cup Under 18's for the inaugural premiers, Geelong Falcons. Richardson returned to the Bellarine Football League, leading the goal kicking with 121 goals in 1995 whilst playing for Ocean Grove in their premiership side, before playing for Geelong's reserve team in 1996.

Richardson was a later comer to the AFL, recruited from West Adelaide in the 2001 Pre-Season Draft but only made two appearances. His first game came when Adelaide defeated Fremantle by 20 points at Football Park, with Richardson contributing an inaccurate one goal and four behinds. The following weekend he participated in a win over Richmond but had no disposals and four hitouts.

A full-forward, Richardson instead spent most of 2001 playing at West Adelaide and became only the second Wests player alongside the clubs all-time leading goalkicker Roger Luders (105 in 1983) to kick 100 goals for the season, 85 of them in the home and way season. He won four consecutive Ken Farmer Medals from 1998 to 2001, rewarded to the league's top goal-kicker, becoming the first ever West Adelaide player to win the award and just the third from the club to lead the league in goalkicking. Richardson captained West Adelaide in 2002 before finishing his career at Drysdale as Player/Coach in 2003, also leading the league goalkicking with 110 goals. He was also the winner of West Adelaide's Best & Fairest award in 1998

References[edit]

  • Adam Richardson's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.