Stanley "Stan" Lazaridis
(born 16 August 1972 in Perth, Western Australia
) is a former football
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-->He was predominantly a left winger though he had been known to perform at left-back. He last played for his home-town club, Perth Glory
and made 58 official appearances for Australia
and was called up to the Australian 2006 FIFA World Cup
squad though he never played in Germany.
His reputation as a young left-footed teenager began with Olympic Kingsway where, despite his age, he intimidated many a defender with his change of pace.
Lazaridis made his senior debut for West Adelaide Hellas
in the Australian National Soccer League
in the 1992 season. His dribbling ability and pace drew much attention on the Australian scene. At the end of the 1995 season he earned a move to Europe when West Ham manager Harry Redknapp
encountered Lazaridis playing for... Read More