Pat Rodriguez

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Pat Rodriguez
Personal information
Full name Richard Patrick Gerald Rodriguez
Date of birth (1900-05-16)16 May 1900
Date of death 2 February 1964(1964-02-02) (aged 63)
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1918–22; 1924–27
West Perth
?? (??)
105 (??)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1934 Claremont-Cottesloe 21 (2–19–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1927 season.
Career highlights

Richard Patrick Gerald "Pat" Rodriguez (16 March 1900 – 2 February 1964) was an Australian rules footballer and administrator.

Football career[edit]

Rodriguez played an unknown number of games for West Perth in 1916. He was a prominent player with Subiaco, playing 160 games. He was the WAFL's leading goalkicker in 1920, and played in the Subiaco 1924 premiership team.

He began his administrative career as a delegate for Claremont in 1927. He served as a WAFL vice-president from 1933 until 1941, and then again from (1949–1950). He was elected president of the WAFL in 1951,[1] and was elected president of the Australian National Football Council in 1956. He served in both roles until his death in 1964.

Rodriguez was inducted to the Australian Football Hall of Fame as an administrator in 1996.

Outside football[edit]

Outside football, Rodriguez was a prominent lawyer in Perth, serving as city coroner and as a police court magistrate during his career. He served in the navy during World War II, reaching the rank of lieutenant-commander.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Mr. Rodriguez new League President". The West Australian (Perth, WA). 8 March 1951. p. 13.