Alex Ruscuklic

Alex Ruscuklic (born 21 September 1948) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy and Carlton in the VFL.

Alex Ruscuklic
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-09-21) 21 September 1948
Place of birth Germany
Original team(s) Morwell (LVFL)
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1966–1974 Fitzroy 108 (189)
1974 Carlton 009 0(20)
Total 117 (209)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1974.
Sources: AFL Tables,

German born Alex Ruscuklic was a forward and started his career with Fitzroy in 1966. He topped their goalkicking in 1970 with 49 goals. The following season he finished equal 5th in the Brownlow Medal count, the most by a Fitzroy player that year although he failed to win the club's best and fairest award. In 1971 he also finished first in the league for marks, with 216. His often spectacular aerial marking was the trademark of his game. At the start of the 1974 season Ruscuklic was suspended by the Fitzroy committee after a series of disagreements and he transferred to Carlton where he finished his VFL career. He is the elder brother of Peter Ruscuklic, another Fitzroy player.

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