Ralph Empey

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Ralph Empey
Personal information
Full name Ralph S. Empey
Date of birth 21 September 1904
Date of death 28 September 1960(1960-09-28) (aged 56)
Original team(s) Scotch College
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1924–25, 1928–30 Richmond 49 (29)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1930.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ralph Empey (21 September 1904 – 28 September 1960) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Empey played his early football at Scotch College and made his first VFL appearance in 1924.[1] In his 49-game career he played in nine finals, including two grand finals, both of which Richmond lost.[2] He kicked two goals from a forward pocket in the 1928 Grand Final and was a half forward flanker in the premiership decider a year later.[2]

As a cricketer, he was good enough to represent the Victoria Colts team and also played for Melbourne University.[3][4]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ a b AFL Tables: Ralph Empey
  3. ^ CricketArchive: Ralph Empey
  4. ^ The Argus,"Melbourne Team Selected", 8 January 1934, p. 11