Laurie Sandilands

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Laurie Sandilands
Personal information
Full name Laurence Sandilands
Date of birth (1949-04-30) 30 April 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth Seddon, Victoria
Original team(s) West Footscray (FDFL)
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1966–1977 Footscray 160 (228)
1978 Collingwood 004 00(6)
Total 164 (234)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1978.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Laurie Sandilands (born 30 April 1949) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

He made his senior debut in 1966, after being recruited from a local Footscray District Football League club, the West Footscray Roosters. He played briefly in Footscray's Under 19's squad, before making his senior debut.

Sandilands was a key position forward and topped Footscray's goalkicking every season from 1972 to 1975. His best season tally was 50 goals which he kicked in 1974. Sandilands also captained the club that season and he remained in charge for a further two seasons. In 1978, he moved to Collingwood and played with the Magpies for one season.

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