Schaefer, Keith (SLV 122_223)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
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SLV Accession no. H2008.122/223

Team: South Melbourne (VFL)
Location: Lake Oval (Albert Park)
Date: circa 1949-50

People: Keith Schaefer


South Melbourne’s classy centreman Keith Schaefer photographed at the Lake Oval circa 1949-50. Schaefer played 102 games for South from 1947-53 and won the club’s best and fairest award in 1952. Best known as a brilliant exponent of the art of stab-kicking, Schaefer reached the pinnacle of his form in 1952 when he was a favourite to win the Brownlow Medal. Schaefer left South before the end of the 1953 season to coach Riverina club Deniliquin but he later returned to serve South as coach of the Fourths in 1957. See Jim Main, Honour the Names, p. 235. He also helped out with South’s Thirds in later fifties.

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Photo taken at the same time as Schaeffer, Keith (DG_056)
The people in the background are in both shots.

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