Richard Lounder

Richard Lounder (born 20 January 1967) is a former Australian rules footballer who played four games for the Richmond Football Club in the Victorian Football League.

Richard Lounder
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-01-20) 20 January 1967
Original team(s) Central District (SANFL)
Draft No. 1, 1987 national draft
Debut Round 5, 1989, Richmond
vs. North Melbourne, at MCG
Height 203 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 116 kg (256 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1989 Richmond 4 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Lounder was a big framed ruckman who had much hype being taken at number one of the 1987 National Draft after playing a couple of seasons at Central District in the SANFL. He made his VFL in Round 5, 1989, kicking four goals against the Kangaroos, which was his career highlight. His next three games were not as impressive and he did not play again in the VFL/AFL, returning to South Australia at the end of the season. He played two more seasons for Central District before retiring from state level football at the age of 24.[1] Lounder remains the heaviest player ever to play for Richmond.[2]


  1. Tim Lane (22 November 2003). "Two-minute interview". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  2. Bartlett, Rhett. "Richard Lounder". Retrieved 2 April 2019.
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