Tom Ritchie

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02 January 1952

Position: Forward
Nationality: Scottish
Born: 02/01/1952

Edinburgh-born Ritchie was signed by Alan Dicks in July 1969, arriving at the same time as Gerry Gow.

He played a key role in the club's rise, culminating in 1976 when they were promoted to the top flight.

Ritchie is one of only five players to make 500-plus appearances for the club, thanks to a second spell at Ashton Gate.

He left initially in 1981 to join Sunderland in a deal woth £180,000, before being loaned out to Carlisle United.

After the club's financial collapse in 1982 after successive relegations, Ritchie returned under the guidance of Terry Cooper for a further two seasons.

He left for a second time in December 1984, joining Yeovil Town - then managed by his former team-mate Gow in the Southern League.

Appearances: 504
Goals: 132