Photographed at training on 29 June 2013
|Full name||Jack Riewoldt|
|Date of birth||31 October 1988|
|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Original team(s)||Clarence (SFL)
Tassie Mariners (TAC Cup)
|Draft||13th overall, 2006
|Height/Weight||195 cm / 93 kg|
|Position(s)||Full Forward/Centre Half Forward|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 1, 2016.
Riewoldt played junior football for the Tassie Mariners in the TAC Cup. His local team was Clarence in Tasmania's SFL. He wore the number seven guernsey and was a part of Clarence's premiership win in 2006. In the second Semi Final of that year, against arch-rivals Glenorchy at KGV Oval.
Riewoldt was selected by the Richmond Football Club at 13th pick in the 2006 AFL Draft, highly rated by the Tigers as a key forward prospect.
In 2010, Riewoldt kicked a career best 10 goals in Round 12, 13 June 2010 against the West Coast Eagles. The haul included five first-quarter goals, with four of them in just 10 minutes, making it one of the best Richmond returns in a single quarter. He became the first player to kick 10 goals since 2007, and the first Richmond player since Matthew Richardson in 2004.
To cap a very successful breakout season, Riewoldt won the 2010 Coleman Medal for the AFL leading goalkicker (78 goals). Four days after winning the Coleman Medal, Riewoldt secured the Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest with 210 votes ahead of captain Chris Newman on 204 votes and Brett Deledio on 193 votes. He was also named the All-Australian full forward.
In Round 21 2010, Jack won the Ian Stewart Medal against St Kilda for his performance, kicking seven goals.
Riewoldt continued his good form on the back of his Coleman Medal. Riewoldt placed second in the race for the Coleman Medal behind Lance Franklin. Kicking 62 goals, His bags included six against Carlton in Round 1 and consecutive bags of five against North Melbourne and Brisbane.
Riewoldt once again finished at the top of his game, securing the Coleman Medal for the 2012 season in the last fixture (Round 23) against Port Adelaide. He broke a two-way tie between Matthew Pavlich of Fremantle and Tom Hawkins from Geelong, after they had played their Round 23 games first, to claim the Medal (65 goals). He won the Coleman with a bag of six in the final round of the season, and also kicked a bag of eight against St Kilda, as well as another six against Hawthorn.
On 26 July 2013, Riewoldt signed a three-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2016 season. At the time he was quoted as saying, "I genuinely love this football club and all it stands for, and I’m pleased to be part of the journey we’re on, I hope to repay the faith shown in me by the club, and I’ll continue to give everything I have for the cause."
His season was of marginally lower output than seasons past, yet he still finished with 58 goals, including seven against St Kilda. His role in the Richmond side was evolving, as he toned down his body in order to be able to play further up the ground, allowing for the less mobile forwards to play the more permanent forward role.
On 24 May 2014, Riewoldt kicked a career high 11 goals against Greater Western Sydney Giants, a game Richmond won by 113 points. This was after Riewoldt was nearly dropped for revealing parts of the Richmond gameplan to the media earlier that week. He had 11 at three quarter-time, yet was unable to further build on his tally in the final quarter.
Riewoldt finished with 61 goals for the season, winning Richmond's goalkicking for the fifth consecutive year.
2015 was an excellent year for Riewoldt, playing his new up the ground role to perfection. He still managed to boot 54 goals for the year, including six against Sydney. He achieved career high disposal averages, and was rewarded for his standout season, being named the All-Australian centre-half forward. Riewoldt placed fifth in RIchmond's best and fairest, securing the Kevin Bartlett medal.
Riewoldt also broke a Richmond record in 2015, becoming the only Richmond player to kick more than 50 goals in six consecutive seasons, establishing himself as one of Richmond's most consistent and successful forwards, at just 27 years of age.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2015 season
|Led the league for the season only|
|Led the league after finals only|
|Led the league after season and finals|
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- "Richmond Football Club Playerlist". Richmond Football Club. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
- "Coleman Medal". AFL. AFL. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
- "Jack Riewoldt 2011 AFL Statistics". finalsiren.com. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- "Jack Riewoldt sews up AFL Coleman Medal". Wide World of Sports (Nine Network). Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- Riewoldt re-signs | RFC website 26 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013
- Jack Riewoldt signs three-year contract extension with Richmond | Herald Sun 26 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013
- Pierik, Jon (24 May 2014). "Jack Riewoldt kicks 11 in Richmond's romp over Greater Western Sydney". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 24 May 2014.