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27 February - Ronald Barassi, The master wizard of the AFL.

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:16 pm
by Max ADU
Australian Birthday Today - Ronald Dale Barassi, Jr AM, born 27 February 1936, Castlemaine, Victoria is a former Australian rules football player and coach. Barassi has been one of the most important figures in the history of Australian football.


The only child of Ron Barassi Snr. His father, Ron Barassi, Sr., was the first Australian footballer killed at Tobruk duringWorld War II
As a young teenager, Barassi lived with Norm Smith, coach of the Melbourne Football Club and a former team mate of his father.

Barassi's name is synonymous with Australian football. He is held by many, as the game's greatest identity. Barassi's clean record and passion for the game has earned him a place as celebrity and popular culture figure in Australia.

He was named Victorian of the Year in 2009. Also acknowledged by being the first player to be inaugurated into the Australian Football Hall of Fame as a Legend.

Barassi list of highlights.
• Melbourne premiership player 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964
• Melbourne leading goalkicker 1958 (eq), 1959
• Melbourne Captain 1960–1964
• Melbourne Best and Fairest 1961, 1964
• All Australian 1956, 1958, 1961
• Playing coach representing Australia in "The Galahs" Australian Football World Tour 1968
• Carlton premiership coach 1968, 1970
• North Melbourne premiership coach 1975, 1977
• Australian Football Hall of Fame
• AFL Legend
• VFL/AFL Team of the Century
• Sport Australia Hall of Fame (2006)
• VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century (coach) 2007

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Re: 27 February - Ronald Barassi, The master wizard of the

Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:37 pm
by Max ADU