Les Rusich

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Les Rusich
Personal information
Full name Leslie John Rusich
Date of birth 9 May 1889
Date of death 21 November 1953(1953-11-21) (aged 64)
Place of death Albert Park[1]
Original team(s) Leopold
Height / weight 175 cm / 69 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1912–1915 South Melbourne 54 (33)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1915.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Leslie John "Les" Rusich (9 May 1889 – 21 November 1953)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Rusich, who was of Austrian descent, played his football as a forward.[3] He was in a pocket for South Melbourne in the 1912 VFL Grand Final and kicked the first goal, but finished on the losing team. Rusich also appeared in South Melbourne's 1914 Grand Final loss, as a flanker.[4]


  1. ^ "Family Notices.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 23 November 1953. p. 10. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Les Rusich – Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  4. ^ AFL Tables: Les Rusich

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