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Key Facts

Full name
Anthony Ingerson

Known as
Anthony Ingerson

Born
13 October 1969 (age 53)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 161d
Last game: 31y 247d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 97 kg

Senior clubs
Central District; Adelaide; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Adelaide: 29
Melbourne: 27

Recruited from
Central District (1992); Adelaide (1996)

Anthony Ingerson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Central DistrictSANFL1988-19951211040.86
AdelaideAFL1992-199537250.6843%4.973.143.573
MelbourneAFL1996-2001121150.1242%4.104.413.406
SANFL1988-19951211040.86
AFL1992-2001158400.2542%4.304.113.449
Total1988-20012791440.52

AFL: 10,292nd player to appear, 1,140th most games played, 2,406th most goals kickedAdelaide: 39th player to appear, 124th most games played, 91st most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,169th player to appear, 124th most games played, 358th most goals kicked

Tall (193cm), robust and strong, if sometimes seemingly uncoordinated, Anthony Ingerson was one of those footballers who mature with age. He began with Central District in 1988 and in 1992 was picked up by Adelaide. Between 1992 and 1995 he alternated between the Bulldogs and Crows, firing only intermittently. He ended up playing 121 SANFL games and kicking 104 goals for Centrals, winning the club's best and fairest award in 1991. With Adelaide, playing mainly at centre half forward, the numbers were 37 AFL games and 27 goals.

It was only really after crossing to Melbourne, who transformed him into a tough, resolute, deceptively pacy defender that he really came into his own. His performances reached a pinnacle during a 2000 season which culminated in the Demons reaching the grand final. Anthony Ingerson was a key contributor to this achievement although he could do little to stop an all powerful Essendon team from surging to victory by 10 goals.

In 2001 Ingerson was sidelined with knee problems for much of the first half of the campaign and at season's end he announced his retirement after 121 games and 15 goals in half a dozen seasons with the proud old club. 

Author - John Devaney

Sources

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

Footnotes

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