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Australian Football Hall of Famer Steve Marsh dies, aged 99, as a South Fremantle legend

Western Australian football icon Steve Marsh will be remembered as a South Fremantle legend, the way he always wanted, after passing away at age 99 on Tuesday.

Marsh, a member of the Australian football Hall of Fame for his titanic WAFL career, joined South Fremantle as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed teenager in 1945.

He would go on to play 226 games of the club, win six premierships, four best and fairests, the 1952 Sandover Medal (Brownlow equivalent) and 1953 Simpson Medal (Norm Smith equivalent).

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The quintessential rover is regarded as one of South’s three greatest players ever, alongside John Todd and Stephen Michael.

For that reason, it rocked the competition in 1956 when Marsh crossed to the Bulldogs’ most fierce rival, East Fremantle, for £300.

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