Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Cyril Bruce Andrew

Known as
Bruce Andrew

28 February 1908

6 June 1996 (aged 88)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 137d
Last game: 26y 206d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 69 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 27, 1, 30

Family links
George Andrew (Nephew)

Bruce Andrew

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1928-1932, 193462110.1876%16.502.919
Total1928-1932, 193462110.1876%16.502.919

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,451st player to appear, 3,640th most games played, 4,732nd most goals kickedCollingwood: 320th player to appear, 287th most games played, 409th most goals kicked

Famous at least as much for the centre parting in his hair as for his undoubted football prowess, Bruce Andrew played 62 games for Collingwood, mainly as a wingman, between 1928 and 1932 and in 1934. His games tally would have been much higher had he not been so injury prone. Blessed with good all round skills, he was regarded as one of the paciest VFL players of his day. He was a member of the Magpies' 1928 and 1930 Grand Final winning sides, earning the nod as best afield on the latter occasion. 

Once his playing career was over Andrew enjoyed an illustrious career as a football administrator and journalist including a 28-year term as the ANFC's (Australian National Football Council) field director, responsible for promoting the game both in Australia and overseas.

Author - John Devaney


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