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Key Facts

Full name
Laurence Moloney

Known as
Laurie Moloney

28 April 1949 (age 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 115d
Last game: 27y 47d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 34

Laurie Moloney

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,422nd player to appear, 2,976th most games played, 5,386th most goals kickedEssendon: 798th player to appear, 229th most games played, 477th most goals kicked

Laurie Moloney was an adaptable and talented footballer who enjoyed a rich and varied playing career in four different competitions. He was an important player for Essendon, initially as a winger and later as a dashing, rebound back pocket specialist, in 80 VFL games from 1971 to 1976 in which he booted eight goals. A brief stint at VFA first division side Oakleigh followed, before he assumed the captain-coaching reins of Brisbane club Mayne in 1977. From 1978 to 1982 he played for Belconnen of the ACTAFL, serving as captain-coach in his final couple of seasons. When at his peak during his time in the VFL with Essendon he was frequently touted as a candidate for interstate honours, but this never eventuated.

Author - John Devaney


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