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Key Facts

Full name
Victor Lawrence

Known as
Vic Lawrence

Born
2 January 1928

Died
1 April 1986 (aged 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 134d
Last game: 27y 230d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 34, 28, 19

Vic Lawrence

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1948-1955121210.1750%12.007.009
Total1948-1955121210.1750%12.007.009

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,802nd player to appear, 1,830th most games played, 3,538th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 405th player to appear, 95th most games played, 238th most goals kicked

After working his way through the ranks at North Melbourne Vic Lawrence made his senior debut in 1948. For three seasons or so he was only a fringe league player, but he eventually blossomed into a highly capable, adaptable footballer who gave the club some excellent service. A VFL representative player in 1952, he was capable of playing in any key position, but played most of his football at centre half back.

In 1955, Lawrence was appointed club captain, but it was a disappointing year as North slumped from fourth place in 1954 to second from last with just three wins from 18 games. Lawrence retired at the end of the 1955 season having played 121 VFL games and kicked 21 goals. He had been 19th man for the losing Grand Final of 1950 against Essendon.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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