Les Laver

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Les Laver
Personal information
Date of birth 9 December 1900
Date of death 9 January 1982(1982-01-09) (aged 81)
Original team(s) Hampton
Debut Round 6, 1926, Geelong
vs. Richmond, at Punt Road Oval
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1926, 1928, 1931–32 Geelong 8 (0)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1940 Geelong 2 (1–1–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1932.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Les Laver (9 December 1900 – 9 January 1982)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the VFL during the late 1920s and early 1930s.

After five games in his debut season, Laver managed just three more appearances for Geelong, each in different seasons. In the 1940 VFL season he stepped in as caretaker coach of Geelong when Reg Hickey was unavailable and steered them to a win over Footscray and loss to Essendon. In his playing career he had never experienced a loss, playing in winning sides in all but one of his games, the other was drawn. Hickey and Laver had made their VFL debuts in the same match in 1926.


  1. ^ "Les Laver - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  • Les Laver's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.