Alex Ruscuklic

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Alex Ruscuklic
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-09-21) 21 September 1948 (age 66)
Place of birth Germany
Original team Morwell (LVFL)
Height/Weight 191 cm / 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1966-1974
1974
Total -
Fitzroy
Carlton
108 (189)
009 0(20)
117 (209)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1974 season.

Alex Ruscuklic (born 21 September 1948) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy and Carlton in the VFL.

German born Alex Ruscuklic was a forward and started his career with Fitzroy in 1966. He topped their goalkicking in 1970 with 49 goals. The following season he finished equal 5th in the Brownlow Medal count, the most by a Fitzroy player that year although he failed to win the club's best and fairest award. In 1971 he also finished first in the league for marks, with 216. His often spectacular aerial marking was the trademark of his game. At the start of the 1974 season Ruscuklic was suspended by the Fitzroy committee after a series of disagreements and he transferred to Carlton where he finished his VFL career. He is the elder brother of Peter Ruscuklic, another Fitzroy player.

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Awards
Preceded by
Alex Jesaulenko
AFL Mark of the Year
1971
Succeeded by
Peter Knights