1954 Magarey Medallist

One of the greatest players to have ever worn the Sturt guernsey, simply outstanding and extremely versatile, Fitzgerald is the only triple Magarey Medallist, all of which were remarkably won whilst playing in different positions, in the club’s history and he was without a doubt the number one player at Unley in the 1950’s.

He played 125 games and kicked 201 goals during his time with Sturt, was an inaugural member of the All Australian team in 1953 and winner of the club’s best and fairest three times in a row, he also represented South Australia twenty times. In 1996 Len Fitzgerald was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame as an inaugural member in recognition of his outstanding career. 1952 was the first of Len Fitzgerald’s 3 Magarey Medals, he won also in 1954 and 1959, no other Sturt player has won 3 medals.

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