Laurie Mithen

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Laurie Mithen
Laurie Mithen 1954.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1934-04-15) 15 April 1934 (age 83)
Original team(s) Ormond (VAFA)
Height / weight 183 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1954–1962 Melbourne 153 (108)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Laurie Mithen (born 15 April 1934) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the VFL during their successful period in the late 1950s under Norm Smith. He played in three consecutive premierships from 1955 to 1957 and was a premiership player again in 1959 and 1960 to finish with five.

Mithen played as a half forward early in his career before moving into the centre. It was as a centreman that he had most success, winning Melbourne's best and fairest in 1958 and 1959.

He was named on the interchange bench in the Melbourne's official 'Team of the Century'.

In 1963, he moved to the Port Melbourne Football Club in the VFA and coached Port Melbourne from 1963 to 1965, during which time the club won the 1964 Premiership.

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