Ron Barassi Jr. is considered one of the greatest players and coaches in the history of Australian football. However, many people don’t know much about his parents.
Ron Barassi Sr. was also a professional Australian rules footballer, playing for the Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) from 1936 to 1940. He was a rover and played in the club’s 1940 premiership side.
Elza Barassi was a homemaker. She and Ron Barassi Sr. had one child, Ron Jr.
Ron Barassi Jr. has said that his father was a major influence on his football career. He said that his father taught him everything he knows about the game.
“He was my mentor and my coach,” Ron Barassi Jr. said in an interview. “He taught me everything I know about the game of football.”
Ron Barassi Sr. died in 1941 while serving in the Australian Army during World War II. Ron Barassi Jr. was only 5 years old at the time.
Despite his father’s death, Ron Barassi Jr. went on to have a successful football career. He played 255 games for the Melbourne Football Club and won four premierships. He also coached Melbourne, Carlton, and North Melbourne to a combined five premierships.
Ron Barassi Jr. is a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Ron Barassi’s Parents: Who Were They?
Ron Barassi’s parents were Ron Barassi Sr. and Elza Barassi. Ron Barassi Sr. was also a professional Australian rules footballer, and Elza Barassi was a homemaker. Ron Barassi Jr. has said that his father was a major influence on his football career.
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