Owen Abrahams

Owen Abrahams (25 July 1933 – 31 January 2006) was an Australian rules footballer in the VFL.

Owen Abrahams
Personal information
Date of birth (1933-07-25)25 July 1933
Date of death 31 January 2006(2006-01-31) (aged 72)
Original team(s) Commonwealth Bank team
Debut 29 May 1954 (Round 7), Fitzroy
vs. Essendon, at Windy Hill
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1954–1962 Fitzroy 132 (232)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
Career highlights
  • Fitzroy leading goalkicker 1957, 1961
  • Fitzroy captain 1962
  • Victorian state representative 9 times
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Abrahams' football career did not start well after he was rejected by Fitzroy's thirds team, but he moved to the amateurs where he played with the Commonwealth Bank team, from which he was selected with the Fitzroy senior team.

He made a name for himself as a specialist half-forward and was named All-Australian in 1958, played for Victoria 9 times, and was captain of the Lions in 1962.

Following his retirement he was the Lions' treasurer. He died in January 2006 at the age of 72 of a serious illness. He was named as part of the Fitzroy team of the century.

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