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Key Facts

Full name
Ian Anderson

Known as
Ian Anderson

14 October 1948 (age 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 204d
Last game: 22y 262d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; West Perth

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 57, 25

Ian Anderson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1967-1968, 197127491.8152%7.371.073.852
West PerthWANFL1972-197437381.03
Total1967-1968, 1971-197464871.36

AFL: 7,927th player to appear, 5,722nd most games played, 2,038th most goals kickedEssendon: 752nd player to appear, 490th most games played, 181st most goals kicked

Originally from Miga Lake, Ian Anderson was recruited by Essendon and commenced his senior VFL career in 1967. After two seasons with the Bombers, during which he played mainly as a forward, he missed the next two whilst serving in the army in Vietnam. Resuming his football career in 1971 he took his final total of VFL games played to 27 and goals kicked to 49. He next joined West Perth for whom he played 37 WAFL games and registered 38 goals from 1972 to 1974. He also played once for Western Australia, against Tasmania at the 1972 Perth carnival.

Author - John Devaney


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