Dick Wardill

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This article is about the Australian rules footballer. For the Australian cricketer, see Richard Wardill.
Dick Wardill
Dick Wardill (before 1902).jpg
Personal information
Full name Richard C. Wardill
Date of birth (1872-07-05)5 July 1872
Date of death 28 August 1929(1929-08-28) (aged 57)
Original team(s) Alberton[1]
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1902 Melbourne 60 (37)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1980.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Richard C. "Dick" Wardill (5 July 1872 – 28 August 1929) was an Australian rules footballer and coach who played for the Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A ruckman, Wardill became Melbourne's first ever premiership winning captain when he led his side to victory in the 1900 Grand Final against the Fitzroy Football Club.[2]


  1. ^ "Dick Wardill". Demonwiki - The history of the Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Main, Jim; Holmesby, Russell (1992). The Encyclopedia of League Footballers. Melbourne, Victoria: Wilkinson Books. p. 459. ISBN 1-86337-085-4.

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