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‘Richo’ a Homecoming Hero

Homecoming Hero: Richo Matthew Richardson will be the Homecoming hero for the Round 15 match against Carlton.
Matthew Richardson for Richmond in action during the AFL First Semi Final between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 15, 2001.
Matthew Richardson in action during Richmond's win over Carlton in the 2001 semi-final

Soon-to-be Richmond Hall of Fame member Matthew Richardson will be the Club’s Homecoming Hero for Round 15.

The Tigers will honor ‘Richo’ in the pre-game build-up at this Friday night’s blockbuster clash with Carlton at the MCG.

Richardson, a Tiger legend and fan favourite, will walk to the Punt Road end of the ground to receive the plaudits of the Yellow and Black faithful.

He will then proceed to kick a ceremonial goal, before signing the football and presenting it to a Richmond fan in the crowd.

Be in your seats at 7.20pm this Friday night to witness the pre-match entertainment, including Bingle’s Skydive the ‘G.

Highlights of Richardson’s terrific 282-game career with the Tigers also will be shown on the MCG’s screens.

The following night, ‘Richo’ will join the Richmond Hall of Fame at the Club’s inaugural Homecoming event.

He will be inducted alongside three others, on a night when another Tiger great will be elevated to Immortal status.

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Richardson is already a member of the AFL Hall of Fame, and was last week elevated to Icon status in the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.

He kicked 800 goals and won a Jack Dyer Medal in a glittering 17-year career, and is a member of the Club’s Team of the Century.

Celebrate Matthew Richardson’s impending induction into the Richmond Hall of Fame by purchasing a limited edition, personally signed ‘Richo’ memorabilia piece from the Tigerland Superstore