Lazar Vidovic

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Lazar Vidovic
Personal information
Full name Lazar Vidovic
Date of birth (1965-04-01) 1 April 1965 (age 49)
Original team Castlemaine
Height/Weight 200 cm / 102 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1989-1997 St Kilda 80 (13)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1997 season.

Lazar Vidovic (born 1 April 1965) is a former Australian rules footballer.

He was recruited from Castlemaine and debuted in 1989 with the St Kilda Football Club. He missed the 1990 season with a knee injury but returned in 1991.

Vidovic played in St Kilda’s 1996 AFL Ansett Australia Cup winning side.[1]

Vidovic played in 7 of 22 matches in the 1997 AFL Premiership Season home and away rounds in which St Kilda Football Club qualified in first position for the 1997 AFL Finals Series, winning the club’s 2nd Minor Premiership and 1st McClelland Trophy.[2]

In 1997, he played with the Saints as a backup ruckman when Peter Everitt suffered an injury, but he injured his knee again during the finals series, leaving Brett Cook as the number one ruckman for the 1997 AFL Grand Final. Following this he retired at the end of the season.

Vidovic was reported on many occasions during his league career, and known for his erratically aggressive onfield behaviour. In 2004 he pleaded guilty to five charges of forgery.[3] He was fined $7,500 for these acts.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFL 1996 Ansett Cup Grand Final - St Kilda v Carlton". Slattery Media Group. 1996-03-23. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  2. ^ "1997 Season Scores and Results – Ladder". AFL Tables. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  3. ^ Post-footy blues led to forgery, Herald Sun, September 2004, accessed 16 November 2006.
  4. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/13/1094927483241.html?from=storylhs