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Key Facts

Full name
Laurence Serafini

Known as
Laurie Serafini

Born
1 November 1958 (age 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 250d
Last game: 26y 247d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 37, 10

Family links
Renato Serafini (Brother)

Laurie Serafini

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1977-198514690.0649%7.954.813.1828
Total1977-198514690.0649%7.954.813.1828

AFL: 8,932nd player to appear, 1,354th most games played, 5,170th most goals kickedFitzroy: 944th player to appear, 44th most games played, 372nd most goals kicked

Lorenzo 'Laurie' Serafini was a top quality defender whose career was unfortunately cut short by injury. A product of Assumption College, he commenced with Fitzroy in 1977, and after a handful of games as a forward he found his true niche at full back, in which position he represented Victoria against South Australia in 1983. Later in his career he moved out to centre half back and made a success of this position two. A succession of injuries - achilles, groin and knee - forced him into early retirement in 1985 at the comparatively young age of twenty-seven. He played a total of 146 VFL games for the Lions, kicking 9 goals. Older brother Renato also played League football for Fitzroy.

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.