Don Laffin

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 Glenelg Career Highlights
  • GFC League Player Number: 322
  • GFC League Debut: Round 11, 1946
  • Glenelg 19461955
    • 136 games
    • 83 goals
  • Played in 1950 losing Grand Final side
 Other Career Highlights
  • SANFL Player Life Membership in 1957

Don Laffin


  • Born: 20 February 1927
  • Height: 193 cm
  • Weight: 92 kg
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  • GFC League Debut: 1946

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Don "Lothar" Laffin was neither the tidiest nor most spectacular of footballers, and frequently overshadowed by his partner in the ruck Allan Crabb, nevertheless he was always wholehearted and honest in his approach to the game. According to coach Johnny Taylor he played at his standard every week – week in, week-out you could rely on him to give it his best.

Laffin gave Glenelg consistently useful service over the course of a ten season career that ran from 1946 to 1955. During that time he played a total of 136 SANFL games, including the losing grand final of 1950 against Norwood, and booted 83 goals.

In a clash with Norwood at the Parade in 1949 he lived out the dream of every league footballer when he capped a remarkable last gasp Tiger recovery by kicking the winning goal of the match right on the siren.


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