Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Gary Lazarus

Known as
Gary Lazarus

21 September 1945 (age 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 211d
Last game: 24y 342d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 31

Gary Lazarus

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,438th player to appear, 1,606th most games played, 381st most goals kickedFitzroy: 783rd player to appear, 62nd most games played, 18th most goals kicked

Despite appearing awkward and uncoordinated Gary Lazarus was an important player for Fitzroy during what was a predominantly dire time for the club. He debuted in the seniors in 1963, having progressed straight from the thirds. Mostly used as a forward, he could also take a turn in the ruck. He was Lions top goal kicker in 1963 with 35 goals, 1965 (32), 1966 (39) and 1967 (35). Between 1963 and 1970 he played a total of 132 VFL games and booted 206 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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


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