Ray Riddell

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Ray Riddell
Ray Riddell 1945.jpg
Riddell in 1945
Personal information
Full name Norman Raymond Riddell
Date of birth 26 March 1918
Date of death 10 November 2013(2013-11-10) (aged 95)[1]
Original team(s) East Brunswick/Northcote
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1944–46 Collingwood 5 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Norman Raymond Riddell (26 March 1918 – 10 November 2013) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1940s.

Riddell's VFL career was limited due the war, as he was at the time a Leading Aircraftman with the RAAF.[2] He played twice in the 1944 VFL season and his only appearance in 1945 was a preliminary final, which Collingwood lost. Riddell played in two further games in 1946.[3] He briefly coached Preston in 1951, as a replacement for Reg Ryan who left before the season concluded.


  1. ^ Obituary in the Herald Sun, 13 November 2013
  2. ^ The Argus, "Two Players Suspended", 16 August 1944, p. 11
  3. ^ "Ray Riddell". AFL Tables.