Former Origin greats Willie Carne, Billy Moore and Kerrod Walters have called for an Alfie Langer statue outside Suncorp Stadium.
Former Origin greats Willie Carne, Billy Moore and Kerrod Walters have called for an Alfie Langer statue outside Suncorp Stadium. Gogosvm

'A bronze statue would be an honour', says Alfie

ALFIE Langer isn't one to toot his own horn but admitted he'd feel proud to be immortalised in bronze outside Suncorp Stadium.

Sixteen seasons have passed since the Caloundra-based halfback farewelled the game and ex-Maroons greats are baffled as to why he hasn't had a statue erected.

Langer, who appeared 37 times for the mighty Maroons, said a statue would be an honour.

"At the end of the day it would be great to see it happen," the 'Little General', as he was known, said.

"The blokes there now - Artie, Darren Lockyer, Wally - they're all fantastic players and great people.

"It would be a very proud moment for me."

Origin winger and Noosa Heads real estate agent Willie Carne joined Kerrod Walters and Billy Moore in shouts for an Alfie statue.

"It is absurd he hasn't got one," Carne said.

"I can't work out why.

"Given his size, it is unbelievable what he could do."

Carne said he had loved Alfie's style of play from the first game he had seen him play.

"Then three years later, we played together," he said.

"I reckon he would have set up at least half of my tries for me.

"He used to do these cross-field kicks. He made them so easy to catch and got me in behind the winger."

Carne said he expected modern-day greats Johnathan Thurston and Cameron Smith to be fast-tracked for statues but hopefully after Alfie.



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