Chris Newman (born 18 May 1982) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. He was drafted at Pick 55 in the 2000 AFL Draft by the Richmond Football Club. Chris grew up in the Melboure suburb of Narrewarren where his neighbour was Brendan Fevola. These two spent many hours perfecting their football with long bouts of kick to kick. Chris was later to become Brendan's best man at his wedding.
After a long what for his debut, he finally did in Round 9 of the 2002 season. Newman was then to play every game expect the Tiger's Round 22 game due to bad form for the previous month. He played every game though in the 2003 season, and looked like he might have a career in the big league. He exelled as the Richmond team struggled, kicking 5 goals for the season and averaging 13 dispoals off half back. In 2004, he played yet another good year. He played 19 games, once again averaging 13 disposals and also kicking 2 goals.
He scored one of the goals of 2007 against Fremantle when he received a 50 m penalty which led him to the centre square after a scuffle with Dean Solomon. Newman kicked a long bomb from the center square which was going to be the last goal of the 1st quarter.
In 2008, Newman was named as Richmonds Deputy Vice Captain along with Nathan Foley.