Cec Ruddell

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Cec Ruddell
Personal information
Full name Cecil Ruddell
Date of birth (1917-05-23)23 May 1917
Date of death 10 December 1990(1990-12-10) (aged 73)
Original team(s) Northcote (VFA)
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1940–1949 Essendon 122 (0)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1945, 1946 Essendon 2 (0–2–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1949.
Career highlights
  • Essendon premiership player: 1942 & 1946
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Cecil A. "Cec" Ruddell (23 May 1917 – 10 December 1990) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1940s.

Ruddell was a key player in Essendon's defence in what was a strong decade for the club, just once in his nine seasons did they miss out on the finals. Usually a fullback, it was in that position that he played in the Bomber's 1942 and 1946 premiership sides. He filled in as coach of Essendon for a game in 1945 and another the following season. An ankle injury ended his VFL career. He was later captain-coach of Camberwell in the Victorian Football Association for two seasons.