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Key Facts

Full name
Stanley Vandersluys

Known as
Stan Vandersluys

11 July 1924

27 February 2005 (aged 80)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 346d
Last game: 28y 358d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 30, 28
Richmond: 6

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1953)

Stan Vandersluys

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,604th player to appear, 4,247th most games played, 3,170th most goals kickedFitzroy: 630th player to appear, 263rd most games played, 182nd most goals kickedRichmond: 534th player to appear, 971st most games played, 1,047th most goals kicked

After serving in the RAAF during world war two Stan Vandersluys embarked on a VFL career with Fitzroy in 1946. A sturdily built defender, he alternated between seniors (47 games) and reserves (60 games) throughout his seven season stint with the Roys. He joined Richmond in 1953, and played a final three VFL games for the season before crossing to East Brunswick as captain-coach the following year.

Author - John Devaney


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