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Fred "Skeeter" Fleiter (3 May 1897 – 10 January 1973)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Fred Fleiter
Personal information
Full name Manfred Joseph Fleiter
Date of birth 3 May 1897
Place of birth Carlton North, Victoria
Date of death 10 January 1973(1973-01-10) (aged 75)
Place of death Albert Park, Victoria
Original team(s) Albert Park
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1919–1925 South Melbourne 71 (11)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1929 South Melbourne 14 (6–8–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1925.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Fleiter played as a ruck rover and made his league debut in 1919. He played his career beside ruckman Roy Cazaly and is credited with coming up for the famous phrase "Up there Cazaly". It was used as a signal to signify that Cazaly was free to run through and leap for the ball.[1]

He played his last game for South Melbourne in 1925 but returned four years later as a non-playing coach for a season.


  1. ^ a b "Fred Fleiter - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 28 December 2014.

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