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Key Facts

Full name
Andrew Ian McKay

Known as
Andrew McKay

14 July 1970 (age 52)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 256d
Last game: 33y 48d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 90 kg

Senior clubs
Glenelg; Carlton; Australia

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 5

Recruited from
Glenelg (1993)

Hall of fame
South Australian Football Hall Of Fame (2007)

Family links
Abbie McKay (Daughter)

Andrew McKay

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AFL: 10,383rd player to appear, 308th most games played, 3,069th most goals kickedCarlton: 988th player to appear, 16th most games played, 248th most goals kicked

Andrew McKay was a strong running, creative defender, initially with Glenelg, where he played 40 games in 1991 and 1992, and then for a highly memorable 11-season, 244-game AFL stint with Carlton. Highlights of his career included participation in the Blues' 1995 Grand Final victory over Geelong, a Carlton best and fairest award in his last league season, and selection in the 1994, 1999, 2000 and 2001 AFL All Australian teams. McKay also captained the Blues for part of the 2003 season. 

Originally from Lucindale, he was one of Glenelg's best in its losing Grand Final of 1992 against Port Adelaide, and was a regular state of origin selection for South Australia until the demise of the state of origin concept in the late 1990s.

A veterinarian by profession, McKay is now general manager of football operations at the Blues.

Author - John Devaney


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