Kevin Bartlett (Australian Rules Footballer)
Kevin Charles Bartlett (born 6 March 1947) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League between 1965 and 1983 for the Richmond Football Club. He has played the second most number of games in VFL/AFL history and has been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame as a legend. He won five premierships with Richmond and was their best and fairest player five times.
Following his retirement as a player, Bartlett developed a successful career as a sports commentator and broadcaster on both television and radio. He is currently a member of the AFL's rules committee as well as the selection panel for the All-Australian Team and AFL Rising Star awards. In 1988 he was appointed coach of Richmond, but his sacking after four unsuccessful seasons led to Bartlett not returning to the club for the following 16 years.
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