Michael Redden

Michael John Redden (born 17 May 1957) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the North Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). He is the holder of the record for most games played for North Adelaide.

Michael Redden
Personal information
Full name Michael John Redden
Date of birth (1957-05-17) 17 May 1957
Place of birth Pekina, South Australia
Original team(s) Orroroo (NAFA)
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Position(s) Ruck
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1978–1993 North Adelaide 378 (152)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Recruited from the Orroroo Football Club in the Northern Areas Football Association, Redden made his SANFL debut in 1978.

In 1993 he was appointed captain of the North Adelaide Football Club, and captained the club for the season, in which was his last year of football, due to retirement.

He played in the North Adelaide premiership team of 1987, and 1991, won the club's best and fairest award in 1983, and was awarded life membership at North Adelaide in 1987.

Redden played representative football for South Australia, representing the State 11 times, was State Captain in 1991, and inducted into the SANFL Hall of Fame in 2002.[1]

Redden lived on a farming property in Pekina[2] near Orroroo, 300 kilometres north of the city, during his playing career. It is estimated that he travelled approximately 260,000 kilometres to and from matches during his 16 season career.[3]

The value of Mick Redden’s contribution to North Adelaide was officially recognised with his inclusion in the club's Team of the Century[4] and Hall of Fame.[5]


  1. "SANFL Hall of Fame: Michael J. Redden". SANFL. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. Turner, Matt (17 May 2012). "Champion ruck a true state stalwart". The Advertiser. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. NAFC Player Database
  4. NAFC Team of the Century
  5. NAFC Hall of Fame

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