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Key Facts

Full name
Vladimir Perovic

Known as
Val Perovic

25 September 1953 (age 70)

Place of birth
Croatia, Yugoslavia

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 278d
Last game: 31y 249d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Carlton

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 25, 9
Carlton: 15

Recruited from
North Ballarat (1973); St. Kilda (1980)

State of origin
Croatia, Yugoslavia

Val Perovic

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1973, 1975-197977120.1639%12.661.824.0825
V/AFL1973, 1975-1985174130.0756%12.602.504.2577
Total1973, 1975-1985174130.0756%12.602.504.2577

AFL: 8,595th player to appear, 930th most games played, 4,527th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,177th player to appear, 193rd most games played, 402nd most goals kickedCarlton: 882nd player to appear, 187th most games played, 855th most goals kicked

Recruited from North Ballarat, Val Perovic commenced his VFL career with St Kilda in 1973 as a wingman, and was widely regarded as one of the recruits of the year. In subsequent years he developed into a tough, highly disciplined defender, representing Victoria at centre half back in 1978. After 77 league games for the Saints he moved to Carlton at the end of the 1979 season as part of the trade that saw Alex Jesaulenko moving in the opposite direction. While with the Blues he played some of the best football of his career, earning state selection once more, and playing in a back pocket in both the 1981 and 1982 premiership wins. In the 1982 Grand Final defeat of Richmond he was one of the best players afield. Perovic retired in 1985 after 97 VFL games for the Blues.

Author - John Devaney


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