The AFL world is in mourning after the dying of former Sydney Swans proprietor Geoffrey Edelsten as we speak aged 78.

AFL legend Greg Williams has paid tribute to late Sydney Swans proprietor Geoffrey Edelsten after his dying aged 78.

The previous proprietor of the Swans died at his apartment in Melbourne on Friday afternoon, with the dying not being handled as suspicious.

Edelsten performed a key position in getting the Swans up and working after the membership moved from South Melbourne to Sydney when he purchased the Swans again in 1985 for a reported $6.3 million, clearing the membership of all its money owed.

Central to his buy of the Swans was the recruitment of future Brownlow Medallist Williams, together with teammates David Bolton and Bernard Toohey from Geelong.

Regardless of later leaving the Swans and having fun with a profitable profession at Carlton, Williams by no means forgot how Edelsten taken care of him after he made the transfer up north.

“He was an ideal man Geoffrey,” Carlton nice Greg Williams instructed 3AW.

“Folks had an opinion of him however he was rather a lot totally different than the precise opinion. He was an ideal man with an ideal coronary heart and he beloved the Swans although he barracked for Carlton.

“He beloved soccer and he could not have taken care of me any higher than he did.

“I beloved Dr Edelsten. All of the blokes who performed for the Swans I am certain there’s nice recollections there.”

Alongside along with his affiliation with the Swans, Edelsten was additionally a long-time benefactor of the Carlton Soccer Membership, and was awarded life membership in 2013.

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