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 Angelo Lekkas
Position: Wing
Number: 37
Games: 180
Goals: 118
Born: Jun 29 1976
Height: 185
Weight: 85
From: Alphington / Northern U18
First Played: 1996
Nickname: Lek
After being picked up with the 17th pick in the 1993 National Draft, it wasn't until 1996 that Angelo Lekkas made his senior debut after a lengthy apprenticeship in the Hawthorn reserves.

Initially an unskilled defensive player, Angelo Lekkas transformed into a goal scoring midfielder who was a key player for the Hawks. Undoubtedly 2002 was Lekkas' best year, where he was runner-up in the Best and Fairest award after playing only 17 games due to a stress fracture in the foot, and he also represented Australia in the International Rules series in Ireland.

Ang was highly skilled, could run all day, and was one of the club's leading tacklers. After a consistent 2003 Lekkas had a terrible 2004, with many critical of his poor intensity.

In early 2005 Angelo suffered a migraine after a pre-season match in Fremantle. He was eventually taken to hospital where it was diagnosed that he had suffered a stroke. It took remarkable grit and courage, but Lekkas worked his way back to fitness and health and managed to return to the side late in the season.

Angelo retired at the end of 2005 after a fantastic contribution over a decade to the Hawthorn football club.
Rising Star Nominee - 1997 (Round 22)
2003 - Life Member
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