Alex Jesaulenko was a footballing genius, who defenitly ranks as one of the best. Born in Salzburg, Austria, Jezza came to Australia as a young boy and did not play Australian rules until the age of 14. He joined Carlton at the age of 22, and his brilliant ball winning ability soon made him a star. Jezza started at centrehalf- forward and then full-forward which saw him kick 115 goals in 1970.(the first Blue to top a 100 goals). After suffering back problems he was forced to play as a half back flanker and as expected succeeded as always. Jezza played in four flags with Carlton and was the last man to captain/coach a side to a premiership. After 13 seasons with Carlton Jezza went over to St Kilda and with only two weeks into the season was appointed coach. It had seemed Jesaulenko had drifted out of the game for a while but in 1989 Carlton recalled him as a coach. Among his many honours he represented Victoria 15 times and was inducted into the AFL's Team of the Century and of course took the unforgettable mark of the century in the 1970 grand final.
Games: 283 (260 Carl) (23 St.K)
Coach: 1978,79,89/Walls,90 (Carl)
Best and Fairest: 1 (1975)
Premierships: 4 (1968,70,72,79)
State representitive: 15
All Australian: 1969,72