St Kilda Football Club
The number 1 Draft Pick of 2000, Nick Riewoldt was destined to write himself in the history books from the very beginning. Riewoldt will forever be remembered as one of the most courageous and committed footballers that the game has seen. Over the course of his 17 seasons with St. Kilda, Nick played over 300 AFL games whilst kicking a monumental 718 career-goals.
Nick’s first season at St Kilda was steady, unfortunately plagued by injury throughout much of the year, he managed 6 games in 2001. However, it was the following year where he proved himself, in his second year at the club Nick showed to be an amazing prospect – displaying ability and leadership among a cohort of mature men. Consequently, Nick was awarded the club’s Trevor Barker Award – awarded to St. Kilda’s best and fairest player in just his 2nd season of AFL.
There was no looking back from this point on for Riewoldt, named captain of the Saints in 2004, Nick made sure the announcement of his captaincy wasn’t going to be the only reason he was written into the history books.
Riewoldt led his side to two Grand Finals including the famous 2010 draw and replay. His illustrious CV continued to grow, being named St Kilda’s Best & Fairest an outstanding 6 times. In addition to the club honours, Riewoldt was selected in the All Australian side in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2014, including also being named captain of the 2009 team. Riewoldt earned himself the unofficial title of one of the greatest forwards of all time.
Tragically, in 2015, Nick lost his sister Maddie to a rare bone disease at the age of just 26. It was through this tragedy, that Nick along with his family established the charity Maddie’s Vision. Through the rest of Nick’s playing career and continuously today, he has used his football platform to help raise funds and awareness for Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision.
After an incredible 336 AFL games and St Kilda’s longest serving captain, Riewoldt announced his retirement at the end of the 2017 season.
Post his playing career, Riewoldt made the seamless transition into the world of Media where he is now a fixture in the Fox Footy team. An ever classy performer, Riewoldt provides excellent coverage and in-depth analysis on all football areas.
Outside of work Nick and his wife Catherine, divide their time between Texas and Australia with their three sons James, William and Edward.