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Key Facts

Full name
Laurence Sandilands

Known as
Laurie Sandilands

30 April 1949 (age 74)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 77d
Last game: 29y 36d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 9
Collingwood: 19

Recruited from
Footscray (1978)

Laurie Sandilands

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 7,852nd player to appear, 1,079th most games played, 313th most goals kickedFootscray: 548th player to appear, 57th most games played, 16th most goals kickedCollingwood: 777th player to appear, 930th most games played, 547th most goals kicked

Laurie Sandilands was a top quality key position forward who enjoyed an illustrious twelve season, 160-game VFL career with Footscray. Strong overhead, and adept at bringing smaller team mates into the play, he topped the Bulldogs' goal-kicking list every year between 1972 and 1975. All told, he booted 228 goals for the 'Scray before crossing briefly to Collingwood in 1978 where he added four games and six goals in the last of his 13 seasons in the big time.

Author - John Devaney


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