Matthew Richardson is a retired Australian rules footballer and current media personality who represented Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Matthew Richardson is known as one of the best full forwards to play the game and undoubtedly one of the Richmond Football Club’s greatest ever players. Richo’s sensational skills on the field include being the leading goalkicker for the Tigers on 13 occasions, three All Australian selections and a Jack Dyer Medal. Richardson was renowned for his marking prowess, speed and work rate, and in his 282 games with the club consistently gave his all to his football club. During the latter part of his career, he played many fine games as a wingman, and indeed he was selected in that position in the 2008 AFL All Australian team (and also finished equal-third in that year’s Brownlow Medal voting), having previously been chosen as a forward in 1999. Richardson retired after the 2009 season, with 282 games and 800 goals to his credit. Sadly, his 18-year career spanned the Tigers’ least successful era, and ‘Richo’ only tasted finals action in two of those seasons.
Off the field, Richo has now turned his hand to media and can be seen providing special comments during Channel 7’s AFL Coverage, as a panellist on Channel 7’s AFL Game Day, on www.richmondfc.com.au hosting their ‘ROAR VISION’ segments and can be heard providing special comments during AFL matches on 3AW .
1993 – 2009 Richmond
- 3× All-Australian team: 1996, 1999, 2008
- AFL Rising Star Nominee: 1993
- Australian Football Hall of Fame
- Tasmanian Team of the Century
- AFL Life Membership
- Most goals kicked at the MCG 464
- Jack Dyer Medal: 2007
- 13× Richmond Leading Goalkicker: 1994, 1996-99, 2001-08
- Richmond Team Of The Century
- Richmond Hall of Fame, inducted 2015
- Richmond Life Membership