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Key Facts

Full name
Andrew Preston

Known as
Andy Preston

Born
16 August 1957 (age 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 299d
Last game: 28y 253d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Richmond; Footscray

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 28
Richmond: 28
Footscray: 20

Recruited from
Geelong (1982); Richmond (1986)

Andy Preston

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1977-198158130.2255%7.744.162.2810
RichmondV/AFL1982-19831860.3367%7.336.331.941
FootscrayV/AFL1986200.0050%4.504.503.000
V/AFL1977-1983, 198678190.2458%7.564.672.2211
Total1977-1983, 198678190.2458%7.564.672.2211

AFL: 8,919th player to appear, 3,039th most games played, 3,739th most goals kickedGeelong: 778th player to appear, 299th most games played, 371st most goals kickedRichmond: 836th player to appear, 547th most games played, 500th most goals kickedFootscray: 765th player to appear, 953rd most games played, 1,006th most goals kicked

After joining Geelong from Echuca Andy Preston proved a valuable acquisition over the course of 58 VFL games from 1977 to 1981, in which he registered 13 goals. Playing mainly either on a wing or half forward/back flank he exhibited great courage combined with sure ball handling skills and a penchant for embarking on long, surging runs into attack. He was noted as a strong tackler and was capable of kicking long. In both 1980 and 1981 he played mostly reserves football and was a member of Cats premiership teams at that level in both years.

In 1982 he crossed to Richmond, where he produced some good football, but was blighted by hamstring problems. He played 18 games and scored six goals for the Tigers in 1982-3. He later played two games for Footscray in 1986 and also played reserves football for Collingwood.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.