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2014 in review: Ted Richards

Ted Richards took on the big jobs in a year he was pretty happy with, but would take back a few games

1:28pm  Oct 8, 2014

Teddy toning it down

Ted Richards' apartment has never been cleaner as he takes his mind off the Grand Final until it's needed

2:06pm  Sep 25, 2014

Defence set for Freo attack

Ted Richards says the Sydney Swans are prepared for a Fremantle side who have hit the scoreboard of late

12:04pm  Sep 4, 2014

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Ted
Richards

Height
192 cm
DOB
11-01-1983
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2015
3
Career
234
Goals
2015
0
Career
32
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
130
Avg
43
TedRichards

Player Bio

Playing all 25 games last season, Richards brought his typical leadership, courage and endeavour to keep tabs on the best key forwards in the game.

A guiding light for the other budding defenders at the club with his training standards and work ethic, the popular Richards has earned the respect of his peers and the rest of the AFL and will be eyeing another successful campaign in 2015.

Previous AFL club: Essendon (2002-05: 33 games, 19 goals).

Draft history: 2000 National AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Essendon) No. 27 overall traded by West Coast for Michael Prior; 2005 NAB AFL Draft traded by Essendon for No. 19 (Courtenay Dempsey) and No. 51 (Sam Lonergan).

2014 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was terrific. Ted Richard is like Old Man River, he just keeps on rolling. After his sensational form in 2012, which earned him All-Australian selection, he had another great year in 2013 where he continually took on the best forwards in the competition.

His pre-season has been impressive. He hasn’t missed a beat this pre-season and he looks in great knick again.

We hope in 2014 that he can again fulfil his role down back and continue to do such a good job on some of the league’s best forwards.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 3.3
    • Disposals 10.3
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 43.3

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 GWS Giants Rd 3
Handballs 6 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Disposals 12 GWS Giants Rd 3
Marks 6 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 53 Port Adelaide Rd 2

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 72 - 60 7 1 8 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 34
2 Port Adelaide W 44 - 92 5 6 11 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 53
3 GWS Giants W 111 - 90 9 3 12 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 43
4 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
11 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
17 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
22 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 0 21 10 31 11 0 1 1 4 0 0 130

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 234
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 51.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Brisbane Lions Rd 11, 2011
Handballs 16 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2010
Disposals 25 West Coast Eagles Rd 8, 2009
Marks 14 Richmond Rd 6, 2009
Hit-outs 9 Richmond Rd 16, 2006
Tackles 6 Richmond Rd 12, 2011
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 16, 2004
AFL Fantasy 117 Richmond Rd 6, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Sydney Swans 21 10 31 11 0 1 1 4 0 0 130
2014 Sydney Swans 192 151 343 117 1 20 12 40 0 2 1376
2013 Sydney Swans 190 156 346 98 0 21 17 40 1 0 1312
2012 Sydney Swans 198 160 358 125 0 22 22 51 0 0 1449
2011 Sydney Swans 202 110 312 107 0 35 17 47 0 1 1320
2010 Sydney Swans 94 104 198 77 0 7 7 26 1 3 820
2009 Sydney Swans 129 135 264 94 3 15 10 36 1 4 1081
2008 Sydney Swans 185 174 359 154 3 24 20 32 4 2 1486
2007 Sydney Swans 175 98 273 110 1 19 22 42 2 4 1189
2006 Sydney Swans 131 101 232 86 25 16 17 29 4 5 988
2005 Essendon 42 51 93 33 2 8 11 10 3 2 364
2004 Essendon 32 44 76 25 1 3 6 9 7 2 325
2003 Essendon 43 17 60 16 1 4 2 9 9 5 305
2002 Essendon 4 6 10 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 42

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Debut – round 2, 2002 (Essendon v Richmond)

Club Debut – round 1, 2006 (Sydney Swans v Essendon)

50 games – round 19, 2006 (Sydney Swans v Melbourne)

100 games – round 21, 2008 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

150 games – round 20, 2011 (Sydney Swans v Essendon)

200 games - round 20, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

All-Australian
2012

Premiership side
2012

Club Awards

Most Improved
2007

Best Clubman
2010

Brownlow Medal

2013 votes 3; career votes 7.