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Dick Reynolds

Dick Reynolds was chosen by the Essendon Football Club as its player to be included on the inside of the Essendon Stamp Booklet.

He was a rover who played 320 games for Essendon, kicking 443 goals between 1933 and 1951. During his playing days he won three Brownlow Medals in 1934, 1937 and 1938. He won Essendon's Best and Fairest on seven occasions.

His career as a coach spaned 22 years and he netted four premierships, two as playing coach in 1942 and 1946, and as non playing coach in 1949 and 1950. He returned as a player in 1951 after having retired in 1948.

Dick Reynolds was named on the half-forward flank in the Team of the Century named during the Centenary Season.

Dick Reynolds was also a member of the first Premiership Players Club P stamp issue on the 7th March 2000.


Essendon champion Dick Reynolds, known to tens of thousands over many decades as ‘King Richard’, passed away on September 2, aged 87.

On 27th September 2004 Australia Post issued a Souvenir Stamp Sheet to commemorate the Eagles first Brownlow Medal. First Class Collectables also released a cover to celebrate Triple Brownlow Medalists Dick Reynolds.