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Key Facts

Full name
Grant Lawrie

Known as
Grant Lawrie

Born
29 November 1958 (age 64)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 130d
Last game: 31y 276d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 48, 34, 3
St. Kilda: 32

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1990)

Grant Lawrie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1978-1988151560.3750%8.484.533.3325
St. KildaAFL19901720.1241%9.714.352.593
V/AFL1978-1988, 1990168580.3549%8.604.513.2628
Total1978-1988, 1990168580.3549%8.604.513.2628

AFL: 8,976th player to appear, 989th most games played, 1,810th most goals kickedFitzroy: 952nd player to appear, 39th most games played, 89th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,361st player to appear, 649th most games played, 857th most goals kicked

Tall and thinly built at 192cm and 81kg Grant Lawrie gave impressive service to two V/AFL clubs. Originally from Bulleen-Templestowe he was recruited by Fitzroy in 1978 and used initially as a wingman before establishing himself on a half back flank, in which position he represented Victoria in 1983. He spent eleven seasons with the Lions, playing 151 VFL games and kicking 56 goals. He spent the 1989 season with VFA club Box Hill before returning for one last year in the big time with St Kilda in 1990. Although his time with the Saints was brief, yielding just 17 games and a couple of goals, he consistently performed with credit leaving the impression  that, had he desired, he could have played on for another few seasons.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

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

Footnotes

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