Barry Lawrence

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Barry Lawrence
Personal information
Date of birth (1947-02-13) 13 February 1947 (age 67)
Original team Longford (NTFA)
Height/Weight 183cm / 87kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1969–1976 St Kilda 126 (80)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1976 season.
Career highlights
  • St Kilda captain 1974–1975
  • Victorian state representative 1972
  • Victorian state B side captain 1973

Barry K. Lawrence is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League. He played for St Kilda.

Barry played as a forward for Longford in Tasmania, he had once signed the play with Hawthorn in 1967 but he decided to stay in Tasmania for two more years before joining St Kilda. he played most of his early career with the Saints as a defender. He was named as a back pocket in the St Kilda Team of the Century.

He played a great game on Peter Hudson in the 1971 Grand Final where he famously touched the ball as Hudson was kicking to break the VFL goalkicking record.

Later he returned to the forward line, using his skills of judgement and strength to good effect.

He was selected on the half back flank in the Tasmanian Team Of The Century.

He is the father of former St Kilda and Brisbane player Steven Lawrence.

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Preceded by
Stuart Trott
St Kilda captain
Succeeded by
Carl Ditterich