Australian rules football great Lou Richards dies at 94

Australian rules football great Lou Richards dies at 94

SYDNEY, Australia — Lou Richards, one of the first superstars in Australian rules football, has died, his former club said Monday. He was 94.

Richards played for Collingwood from 1941-55. He was inducted into the sport’s hall of fame in 1996, and was among the inaugural inductees into the club’s hall of fame in 2004.

“As a footballer, Lou was quite good, he’d score two or three goals every week. But as a leader, he was one of the greatest in my lifetime,” said Murray Weideman, a former Collingwood teammate and another of the sport’s greats.

The Associated Press