1952, 1954, & 1959 Magarey Medallist


Len Fitzgerald was one of the greatest players to have ever worn the Sturt guernsey, he was simply outstanding and extremely versatile and was without a doubt the number one player at Sturt in the 1950’s.

He was an inaugural member of the All Australian team in 1953 and winner of the club’s best and fairest three times while also representing South Australia 20 times.

In 1952 Fitzgerald won his first Magarey Medal, he then went on to win the award again in 1954 and 1959 all of which were won whilst playing in different positions and is the club’s only triple Magarey Medallist.

He played 125 games and kicked 201 goals during 1951-1955 and 1959-1962, is a member of the club’s Hall of Fame and was selected in the Sturt Team of the 20th Century at centre half back.

In 1996 Len Fitzgerald was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame as an inaugural member in recognition of his outstanding career.