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Key Facts

Full name
Andrew Wills

Known as
Andrew Wills

3 January 1972 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 122d
Last game: 28y 188d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Fremantle; Western Bulldogs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 45, 4
Fremantle: 4
Western Bulldogs: 1

Recruited from
Geelong (1995); Fremantle (2000)

Andrew Wills

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Western BulldogsAFL20001060.6050%4.701.701.500

AFL: 10,237th player to appear, 1,318th most games played, 813th most goals kickedGeelong: 898th player to appear, 293rd most games played, 182nd most goals kickedFremantle: 28th player to appear, 61st most games played, 26th most goals kickedWestern Bulldogs: 883rd player to appear, 665th most games played, 469th most goals kicked

Andrew Wills was a highly skilled wingman and flanker who was capable of the spectacular but prone to inconsistency. He started well at Geelong in 1991 but ended up falling out of favour and being off-loaded to Fremantle after the 1994 season. During his stint with the Cats he played in the losing grand finals of 1992 and 1994.

His time at the Dockers was noteworthy for a stand-out 1997 campaign when he was given a license to roam by coach Gerard Neesham, and he did this to telling effect. The next couple of seasons saw him beset by injuries, however, and he ended up being seen as surplus to requirements, and shunted off to the Western Bulldogs in 2000. It proved to be an underwhelming end to his playing career as he generally failed to produce the sparkling form of which he was capable and managed just 10 appearances and 6 goals for the year.

During the Geelong phase of Andrew Wills’ career he played 59 AFL games and kicked 43 goals before adding 79 games and 78 goals with the Dockers.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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