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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Uke Aussie Football Legend

Austrian-born Australian Ukrainian Alex “Jezza” Jesaulenko was made “Legend of the Game” by the Australian Football Hall of Fame in Melbourne on May 8. It is the highest honor in the game and has only been bestowed 21 times before Jezza was made.

Jezza was born in end-of-WW2 Salzburg, Austria to Ukrainian parents, Vasyl and Vera. They immigrated into Australia in 1949. In 2002, Jesaulenko was inducted into the Ukrainian Sports Hall of Fame.

Must-see Footage of Jesulaenko’s Mark of the Year in the 1970 Grand Final of Australian Rules Football:

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