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Patrick "Paddy" Ryder (born 14 March 1988) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL). Height 197 cm, weight 94 kg. Original team East Fremantle. Position Ruckman

Paddy Ryder 2017


Early life edit

A Noongar/Yamatji man,[1] Ryder's father Revis Ryder also played football for East Fremantle.[2]

AFL career edit

Ryders speed, agility wer leap for someone of his size has been compared to retired Indigenous Australian rules football star Graham "Polly" Farmer. Essendon drafted Ryder with its first selection in the 2005 AFL Draft, wer he was seventh pick in the League.

Ryder made his debut in round 1, 2006 playing mostly ruck. Ryder was awarded a NAB Rising Star nomination in Round 1, 2007.

He won the Anzac Medal in 2009 in which Ryder, due to a teammates injury, was forced to ruck the entire game. rucking unassisted for the entire game.

Ryder played his 100th AFL game in Round 6, 2011 where Essendon defeated the Gold Coast Suns by 139 points.[3]

On October 16 2014, Ryder was traded to Port Adelaide Power for the 2015 season.[4]

See also edit

English Wikipedia page: Paddy Ryder

Ngiyan waarnk - References edit

  1. "AFL Players' Indigenous Map 2017". AFL Players Association. Archived 18 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019. Note: Patrick Ryder is connected to both Yamatji and Noongar boodjar
  2. "Club honours indigenous players". Melville Times. Pub. Community Newspaper Group. 3 July 2012. Archived 31 December 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2019
  3. "Essendon obliterate Gold Coast Suns" The Daily Telegraph. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2019
  4. "Paddy Ryder joins the Power". portadelaidefc.com.au official website. 16 October 2014. Archived 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2019