Lou Riley

Louis Riley (7 September 1909 - 20 April 1989)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne and Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1930s.

Lou Riley
Riley in 1935
Personal information
Full name Louis Riley
Date of birth 7 September 1909
Date of death 20 April 1989(1989-04-20) (aged 79)
Original team(s) Golden Point
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Position(s) Half forward flank
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1932–1934 Melbourne 20 (27)
1934–1938 Collingwood 44 (60)
Total 64 (87)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1938.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Riley, a half forward flanker, spent two and a half years playing at Melbourne before crossing to Collingwood during the 1934 season. He kicked a career high 38 goals in 1935 and finished the year in a premiership team. Another premiership followed in 1936 and he remained at Collingwood for a further two seasons before retiring.


  1. "Lou Riley". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  • Lou Riley's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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