|Place of birth Ukrainian SSR|
Name Alex Ishchenko
Height/Weight 201cm / 118 kg
|Date of birth (1964-04-20) 20 April 1964 (age 51)|
1987-1988 1989-1991 1992-1995 Total West Coast Brisbane Bears North Melbourne
Role Australian Rules Footballer
Original team East Perth Football Club
July 4 2013 alex ishchenko on ben mabon
Alex Ishchenko (born 20 April 1964) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with West Coast, the Brisbane Bears and North Melbourne in the VFL/AFL.
A ruckman, Ishchenko was born in Perth W.A. and made his VFL debut in 1987 with the inaugural West Coast side. After two seasons at the club he moved to Brisbane and played with the Bears before finishing his career at North Melbourne. He is a part time ruck coach for North Melbourne in the AFL.
His nickname is "The Russian" and this has led to the confusion about his place of birth. His father was born in Ukraine however.
Alex now works for the Wiggles.