Laurie Schwab (died June 1997[1]) was an Australian journalist and broadcaster. Schwab was best known as a soccer writer for The Age newspaper in Melbourne.[2]

Early life

Schwab was the son of German immigrants and grew up in St Albans, Victoria.[2][3]


He joined The Age in the early 1970s where he soon became a soccer writer. He later founded and edited a specialised soccer newspaper, Soccer Action, published by The Age's parent company Fairfax.[2][3][4] He also occasionally commentated on the game for ABC Radio.[2]

For his services to soccer he was posthumously inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1999.[2]


  1. ^ Johnson, Philip (4 September 1997). "Knights, Lakers honor Laurie Schwab". The Age. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Laurie Schwab". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b Uzunov, Sasha (19 June 2006). "Laurie Schwab, soccer visionary". The Hugog. Retrieved 30 June 2009.
  4. ^ Mangan, John (18 February 2007). "A Victory for everyone". The Age. Retrieved 30 June 2009.