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Key Facts

Full name
Renato Serafini

Known as
Renato Serafini

Born
18 March 1953 (age 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 156d
Last game: 25y 35d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Carlton

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 47, 10
Carlton: 10, 23

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1977)

Family links
Laurie Serafini (Brother)

Renato Serafini

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1971-1977811171.4440%8.762.443.402
CarltonV/AFL1977-1978760.8643%4.861.291.430
V/AFL1971-1978881231.4040%8.452.343.242
Total1971-1978881231.4040%8.452.343.242

AFL: 8,423rd player to appear, 2,698th most games played, 845th most goals kickedFitzroy: 893rd player to appear, 144th most games played, 36th most goals kickedCarlton: 869th player to appear, 850th most games played, 528th most goals kicked

Lining up mostly at full forward Renato Serafini played 81 VFL games and scored 117 goals for Fitzroy from 1971 to midway through the 1977 season. He was the Lions’ top goal kicker in 1975 with 34 goals. In 1977-8 he added seven games and six goals for Carlton before departing the VFL scene in 1979 and joining a Frankston side which was taking its bows in the VFA’s top tier. His tally of 95 goals that year saw him top the first division list after the home and away rounds but two players overtook him during the finals.

In 1982 he crossed to Coburg in pursuit of higher remuneration. He spent two seasons with the club, playing 22 games and scoring 116 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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