Lou Richards

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Lewis Thomas Charles "Lou" Richards (15 March 1923 – 8 May 2017) was an Australian rules footballer. He played 250 games for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1941 and 1955. e captained the team from 1952 to 1955, including a premiership win in 1953.[1] He later became a hotel manager and a highly well known sports journalist.[2] He was born in Collingwood, Victoria.

Richards was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1981, received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001.[3]

On 8 May 2017, Richards died at his nursing home in the Melbourne suburb of Windsor from dementia-related complications at the age of 94.[4][5]

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  1. Scott Palmer, 'Top 10 characters of the '70s' (4 Jul 2007), accessed on 9 Sep 2007
  2. "Lou Richards OBE". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. "Richards, Lewis Charles Thomas, MBE". It's an Honour. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  4. The Age (8 May 2017). "Collingwood legend Lou Richards dies". Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  5. "Lou Richards dead: Collingwood great and famous broadcaster passes away at age 94". Fox Sports. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.

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