Stephen Richardson

Stephen Neil Richardson (born 16 March 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon, Swan Districts, East Perth and Norwood.

Stephen Richardson
Personal information
Full name Stephen Noel Richardson
Date of birth (1959-03-16) 16 March 1959
Original team(s) Mayne
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1983 Essendon 1 (2)
1984–1993 Swan Districts 92 (38)
1987–1989 Norwood 55 (30)
1990–1992 East Perth 41 (15)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Richardson was from Western Australia, but started his career in Queensland, at the Mayne Australian Football Club.[1][2] From there he went to Victorian Football League club Essendon, where he played one league game in 1983, their round 20 win over Melbourne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.[3] Coming off the interchange bench, Richardson had 16 disposals and kicked two goals.[1][3] He was a member of Essendon's 1983 reserves premiership team.[4]

In 1984, Richardson returned to Perth and joined Swan Districts in the West Australian Football League.[5] He played in their 1984 Grand Final win over East Fremantle.[5] The following year he represented Western Australia in an interstate match against South Australia at Subiaco Oval.[6] He went to South Australian National Football League side Norwood in 1987 and played there for three years, making 55 senior appearances.[7] After another stint at Swan Districts, Richardson crossed to East Perth in 1990 and played 41 league games for the club.[8] He had one final season with Swan Districts in 1993.[5]

His twin brother, Mike, also played for Essendon and Swans Districts, as well as Collingwood and the Brisbane Bears.[9]


  1. "Richardson, Steve". Essendon Football Club. Archived from the original on 24 April 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. The Age, "Vics take the cane to Queensland", 13 July 1981, p. 24
  3. "Stephen Richardson". AFL Tables.
  4. "Victory eludes Magpies again". Canberra Times. ACT: National Library of Australia. 25 September 1983. p. 28.
  5. "Premiership Players 1931 - 2009". WA Football.
  6. "State Games 1951 - 2011". WA Football.
  7. "Stephen Richardson". Redlegs Museum.
  8. "League Games Played". East Perth Football Club. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012.
  9. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
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