South Melbourne FC legend Andreas Roussis dies


South Melbourne FC legend, championship winner and hall of fame member Andreas Roussis has passed away, according to a Facebook post by the club.

Roussis played for South Melbourne between 1964 and 1969 after previously representing the Greek Youth squads and Panathinaikos. He was an uncompromising defender, fierce leader and a key part to club’s success through such a memorable period in its history.

He played in the club’s 1964, 1965 and 1966 championship wins.

Rousssis was not only a legend of a past player, but he was always supportive of South Melbourne’s club at Lakeside Stadium until the current day.

South Melbourne FC shared their condolences for Roussis and his family on Facebook.

“He will be deeply missed and we would like to pass on our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the many members of the South family who will be mourning his loss,” the club wrote in the post.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Community unites to support restoration of Australia’s oldest Greek Orthodox church

Greek community members united on Sunday, June 23 to support the restoration of Australia's oldest Greek Orthodox church.

GOCSA celebrates language, dance and cooking at Annual Schools Dance

On Saturday, June 22, the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia Language Schools held its Annual Greek Schools Dance at Olympic Hall.

Ambassador Stavros Venizelos holds first meeting with Greek organisations from SA

On Sunday, June 23, Ambassador of Greece to Australia, Stavros Venizelos, met with a number of Hellenic organisations in South Australia.

Greek community urges action to make St Vasilios hall in Brunswick accessible to all

Parishioners at St Vasilios Church in Brunswick West want to install a lift to make the church's community hall more accessible.

Ava Caryofyllis nominated for Logie for ‘Most Popular New Talent’

Young actress Ava Caryofyllis has been nominated for a Logie award in the Most Popular New Talent category.

You May Also Like

Pope Francis shines spotlight on migrant crisis during visits to Greece and Cyprus

Pope Francis has visited Cyprus and Greece where he shone a spotlight on the current migrant crisis experienced by both countries.

Traditional Greek Recipes: Chicken Avgolemono Soup

Chicken soup is popular in many cultures, but nothing is more comforting than the traditional Avgolemono.

Greek Foreign Minister: Solution with Turkey ‘difficult but not impossible’

Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, has said on Sunday that while a solution with Turkey is difficult, it is not impossible.