|Full name||Cecil Ruddell|
|Date of birth||23 May 1917|
|Date of death||10 December 1990(aged 73)|
|Original team(s)||Northcote (VFA)|
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
|1945, 1946||Essendon||2 (0–2–0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1949.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
- Cec Ruddell's statistics from AFL Tables
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
- Cec Ruddell's profile at the Essendon Football Club
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