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Pioneer. Legend. Icon.

Lou Richards, a Collingwood premiership captain and arguably the first truly transcendent superstar of Australia’s game, has passed at the age of 94.

Collingwood President Eddie McGuire sent his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Richards.

“No man has done more for our game than Lou Richards. He was a quintessential Collingwood man who spoke to the entire football world,” McGuire said.

“My thoughts, and all of Collingwood’s, are with the Richards clan.”

The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the Richards family.

Vale, Lou.

The life of Lou

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Buckley reflects

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The entertainer

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Eddie pays tribute

President Eddie McGuire paid tribute to the late Lou Richards on Monday evening. Watch now.

Tributes to Lou

Members and supporters are encouraged to send through their memories of Lou. Send yours.

What they say

Read what they said about Lou, and what Lou said about them! More details.