Ron Riley

1947 -

Triple Olympian Ron Riley OAM is regarded as one of the finest hockey players produced by Australia. He represented Australia at the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Games, winning silver medals in both 1968 and 1976. A centre forward, Riley’s prolific scoring made him a pivotal player on the national team for more than a decade. He was the leading scorer of the Olympic tournament at both Munich in 1972 and Montreal in 1976. A highly respected sports administrator, he later served as the Competition Manager of hockey at Sydney 2000.

Olympic Results

Montreal 1976 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V HOL HT: 0-2, Goals: Bell HOL 1-2 Loss
Preliminaries Pool A - IND V AUS HT: 1-3, Goals: Browning, Irvine, Riley 3, Smith IND 1-6 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V MAL HT: 1-0, Goals: Bell, Riley MAL 2-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V CAN HT: 2-0, Goals: Bell, Riley, Walsh CAN 3-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool A - AUS V ARG HT: 1-1, Goals: Cooke ARG 2-3 Loss
Preliminary Replay - AUS V IND HT: 1-1, FT: 1-1, AET: 1-1 IND 1-1 (5-4) Win
Semi Final HT: 1-1, Goals: Irvine, Riley PAK 1-2 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 0-0 NZL 1-0 Loss  
Final Placing 2 / 15

Munich 1972 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Group B - Match 25 - HOL V AUS HT: 1-3, Goals: Glencross 32', Mason 39' HOL 2-0 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 16 - AUS V MEX HT: 6-0, Goals: Riley 16', 22' 31', 47', 63', Mason 24', 30', Charlesworth 35', Browning 51', Smart 55' MEX 10-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 05 - AUS V KEN HT: 1-0, Goals: Ninlan 30', 60', Riley 56' KEN 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 03 - AUS V NZL HT: 0-0, NZL 0-0 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 19 - AUS V GBR HT: 1-1, Goals: Riley 21' GBR 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 12 - AUS V IND HT: 1-2, Goals: Mason 26' IND 1-3 Loss
Classification 5-8 HT: 1-0, Goals: Charlesworth 58', 87' MAL 1-2 Win
Classification 5-6 HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1, Goals: Glencross 43', Riley 82' GBR 2-1 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 22 - AUS V POL HT: 1-0, Goals: Glencross 16' POL 1-0 Win
Final Placing 5 / 16

Mexico City 1968 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Group B - Match 54 - AUS V HOL HT: 0-0, Goals: Riley 40', Smart 42' HOL 2-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 44 - AUS V ARG HT: 1-1, Goals: Riley 35', Smart 63', Evans 69' ARG 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 03 - AUS V KEN HT: 2-0, Goals: Glencross 15', Riley 32' KEN 2-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 15 - AUS V GBR HT: 0-0 GBR 0-0 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 24 - PAK V AUS HT: 1-2, Goals: Glencross 23', Riley 33' PAK 3-2 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Play Off - AUS V KEN HT: 1-1, Goals: Smart 16', 64', Glencross 47' KEN 3-2 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 31 - AUS V MAL HT: 2-0, Goals: Glencross 7', Martin 25', Quine 39' MAL 3-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 39 - FRA V AUS HT: 0-0 FRA 1-0 Loss
Semi Final HT: 0-1, FT: 1-1, Goals: Glencross 53', 92' IND 2-1 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 1-0, Goals: Glencross 46' PAK 2-1 Loss  
Final Placing 2 / 16