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Key Facts

Full name
Graeme R. Anderson

Known as
Graeme Anderson

Born
5 January 1953 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 146d
Last game: 27y 175d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Port Melbourne; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 21

Recruited from
Port Melbourne (1975); Collingwood (1981)

Family links
Claude Anderson (Father)Syd Anderson (Brother)Sid Anderson Jnr (Uncle)Syd Anderson Snr (Grandfather)

Graeme Anderson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port MelbourneVFA1970-1974, 1981-1984144
CollingwoodV/AFL1975-1977, 1979-198071911.2858%11.562.232.2016
Total1970-1977, 1979-1984215910.42

AFL: 8,748th player to appear, 3,352nd most games played, 1,197th most goals kickedCollingwood: 753rd player to appear, 262nd most games played, 94th most goals kicked

Graeme Anderson commenced his senior career with Port Melbourne in 1970 and spent five seasons with the club capped by an appearance in the 1974 first division grand final which saw the Borough down Oakleigh by 69 points. In 1975 he crossed to Collingwood and, playing mainly either as a ruck-rover or forward, was a steady and consistent performer, with his ability to kick the ball long distances being particularly heralded. His 71 VFL games included both the drawn and replayed 1977 grand finals against North Melbourne and the 1979 loss to Carlton. He kicked a total of 91 goals.

The 1981 season saw him back at Port Melbourne where he enjoyed further premiership success in 1981 and 1982. When he retired at the end of the 1984 season he had totalled 144 VFA games with the Borough.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; The Roar of the Crowd: A History of VFA Grand Finals by Marc Fiddian

Footnotes

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