Career : 1934 – 1935
Debut : Round 2, 1934 vs South Melbourne, aged 25 years, 148 days
Carlton Player No. 505
Games : 32
Goals : 22
Last Game: Semi Final, 1935 vs Richmond, aged 27 years, 259 days
Guernsey No. 20
Height : 179 cm
Weight : 80 kgs
DOB : 9 November, 1908
Alby De Luca found minor fame when he kicked the first goal for Sandringham on the Zebras’ debut into the VFA. Originally from Brighton, De Luca impressed at centre half-forward for Sandringham and the Prahran from 1929 to 1933, then accepted an offer to join the Blues.
After 32 games in two years at Princes Park, Alby was on the move again; to Hawthorn, where he notched another 10 games and 9 goals in his last season.
Da Luca passed away on the 30th June, 1978 aged 69.
Despite the similarity in their names, Alby De Luca is not directly related to 2003 Carlton recruit Adrian Deluca.
The De Luca family kindly lent their prized scrapbook from the 1930s to the Blueseum. In it you can see Albert's whole football career and some amazing pieces of Carlton memorabilia. Albert De Luca Scrapbook