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Key Facts

Full name
Andrew Lukas

Known as
Andrew Lukas

Born
19 July 1950 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 301d
Last game: 25y 42d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 49, 7, 34
Fitzroy: 34

Recruited from
Carlton (1973)

Andrew Lukas

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1970-19733430.0971%7.971.502.263
FitzroyV/AFL1973-19753010.0320%8.871.702.931
V/AFL1970-19756440.0647%8.391.592.584
Total1970-19756440.0647%8.391.592.584

AFL: 8,266th player to appear, 3,579th most games played, 6,702nd most goals kickedCarlton: 820th player to appear, 425th most games played, 665th most goals kickedFitzroy: 909th player to appear, 370th most games played, 779th most goals kicked

When he commenced with Carlton in 1970 he went by the name of Andrew Lukimitis, but in 1971 he changed his surname by deed-poll to Lukas. He was a handy wingman and defender who never quite managed to hold down a regular place in the powerful Blues line-up. He did, however, get to play in the winning grand final of 1972 against Richmond, albeit only as 19th man (he did get a run).

Sadly for Lukas that was as good as it got during his time with Carlton and midway through the 1973 season, after 34 VFL games and three goals for the Blues, he transferred to Fitzroy. In two and a half seasons with the Lions he added a final 30 games and one goal to his respective VFL career tallies. He rounded off his playing career in the VFA with first division club Dandenong where he played 28 games and scored 31 goals from 1978 to 1981.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.