The cousin of Ron Barassi played Fourths and Thirds in 1955, then Thirds until 1958.
After leaving Melbourne he played football in Queensland, New Guinea and at Strathmore - where he was president and coach between 1965 and 1969.
In 1970 he joined Collingwood as a trainer.
31-years-old in May 1970
The Age - 16/05/1955
"And now the Magpies can boast a Barassi" - The Age 28/05/1970