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Key Facts

Full name
Brian Cosmas Sierakowski

Known as
Brian Sierakowski

1 November 1945 (age 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 197d
Last game: 22y 311d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Subiaco

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 33, 17, 13

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1969)

Family links
David Sierakowski (Son)Will Sierakowski (Nephew)

Brian Sierakowski

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1964-19687520.0368%10.061.603.878

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,594th player to appear, 3,191st most games played, 8,059th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,106th player to appear, 200th most games played, 844th most goals kicked

 A ruckman and defender from Mentone, Brian Sierakowski commenced with St Kilda in 1964 and went on to play 75 VFL games and kick 2 goals over the next five seasons. In the 1966 grand final he lined up in the left back pocket and was one of the best players on view as the Saints scored a 1 point win over Collingwood to secure their first and to date only senior V/AFL premiership.

The 1967 season saw Sierakowski crossing the Nullarbor to join Subiaco where, by the time he retired in 1974, he had played 115 WANFL games and booted 20 goals. Highlights of his time in the west included winning a Lions fairest and best award in 1971 and playing in a premiership team two years later.

A lawyer by profession Sierakowski devoted more than four decades of service to the Western Australian Football Commission as arbitrator, appeals tribunal member and Chairman of Community football.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; The Footballers by Geoff Christian


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