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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Anderson

Known as
Robert Anderson

Born
19 August 1959 (age 62)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 223d
Last game: 25y 13d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Queanbeyan; Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 12, 26

Recruited from
Queanbeyan (1980); Footscray Reserves (1981); Queanbeyan (1983); Footscray Reserves (1985)

Robert Anderson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
QueanbeyanACTAFL1976-1979, 1981-1982, 1985-1991229
FootscrayV/AFL1980, 1983-19841660.3838%6.132.630.690
Total1976-199124560.02

AFL: 9,120th player to appear, 7,067th most games played, 5,928th most goals kickedFootscray: 688th player to appear, 546th most games played, 465th most goals kicked

After commencing with Queanbeyan in 1976, Robert Anderson went on to enjoy a highly auspicious 19 season League football career, the highlights of which included:

  • 229 ACTAFL games (a total bettered by only two other Queanbeyan players)
  • 16 day and two night matches with VFL club Footscray in 1980 and 1983-84 numerous representative appearances for the ACT, including the 1979 state of origin carnival in Perth
  • membership of Queanbeyan senior premiership teams in 1985, 1988 and 1991, as well as a reserves premiership side in an injury and illness affected 1989 season
  • captain of the Tigers for two seasons
  • twice Queanbeyan's leading goal kicker
  • third place in the 1979 Mulrooney Medal
  • joint winner of the 1982 Canberra Permanent Player of the Year Award
  • Queanbeyan's assistant senior coach for two years

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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