Milan Faletic

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Milan Faletic
Personal information
Full name Milan Faletic
Date of birth (1953-03-08) 8 March 1953 (age 61)
Height/Weight 191 cm / 88 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1971-1977
1978-1983
1981-1982
West Torrens
Port Adelaide
St Kilda
151 (133)
78 (106)
24 (33)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1983 season.

Milan Faletic (born 8 March 1953) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1] He also played for West Torrens and Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

Faletic, the son of Slovenian immigrants, was a state schoolboys representative for South Australia.[2] He started his career at West Torrens and was their leading goal-kicker in 1976.

In 1978 he joined Port Adelaide, where he was a member of two premiership teams, in 1979 and 1980. He won Port Adelaide's best and fairest award in the first of those premiership years. While at Port Adelaide he represented his state in three interstate matches.

At the age of 28, Faletic made his VFL debut in the opening round of the 1981 season and kicked five goals, against Footscray at Western Oval.[3] He finished the year second in the goal-kicking at St Kilda, with 31 goals, three behind Con Gorozidis.[4] The following year he made just three appearances and in 1983 he returned to Port Adelaide for one final season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  2. ^ Devaney, John. Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion. Full Points Publications. 
  3. ^ The Age,"Bulldogs Face Grim Season", 30 March 1981, p. 13
  4. ^ AFL Tables: Milan Faletic