Dave Lynch
Personal information
Full name David Lynch
Date of birth (1902-03-13)13 March 1902
Date of death 19 March 1958(1958-03-19) (aged 56)
Original team(s) Christian Brothers, Abbotsford
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1922–1929 Richmond 20 (77)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1929.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Lynch (13 March 1902 – 19 March 1958) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Lynch, a full-forward from Christian Brothers Old Boys, averaged 3.9 goals a game for Richmond, but could only amass 20 senior appearances in his eight years at the club.[1][2] He began in 1922 with four goals on debut, against St Kilda.[2] After playing in two more fixtures that year and just one in 1923, he didn't return to the team until 1926.[2] He was Richmond's leading goal-kicker in the 1926 VFL season, despite not appearing until round 12 and featuring in just six games.[2][3] His 31 goals consisted of, in order, 7, 6, 5, 5, 5 and 3 goal hauls.[2] Lynch played in the opening nine rounds of the 1927 season and kicked 32 goals, which found see him finish second in the goal-kicking, behind Jack Baggott.[2] He didn't play a single VFL game in 1928 and played just once in 1929, when he ended his career as he had begun, with four goals.[2]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g AFL Tables: Dave Lynch
  3. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.