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Key Facts

Full name
Dean Anderson

Known as
Dean Anderson

1 August 1967 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 364d
Last game: 29y 23d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Australia; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 8
St. Kilda: 11

Recruited from
Caulfield Grammarians (1988); Hawthorn (1993)

Family links
Noah Anderson (Son)

Dean Anderson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaAFL1993-199667260.3939%11.106.422.911

AFL: 9,969th player to appear, 1,320th most games played, 1,079th most goals kickedHawthorn: 721st player to appear, 182nd most games played, 82nd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,393rd player to appear, 229th most games played, 250th most goals kicked

Hawthorn recruited Dean Anderson from Caulfield Grammarians. A former student at the school, he had exhibited considerable prowess during his time there as a runner as well ason the football field. The Hawks harnessed this ability by utilising him in a free running role, either across centre or on the ball, as well as sometimes on a half forward flank, and he provided sterling service in 83 V/AFL games between 1988 and 1992, during which he booted 74 goals.

Anderson was a member of the club's winning grand final teams against Geelong in 1989, and West Coast two years later. After the 1992 season, however, he was somewhat surprisingly traded to St Kilda, where he continued to produce consistently impressive football for another four years. During that time he added a final 67 AFL games to his career tally, and kicked 26 goals. While with Hawthorn, Anderson played two state of origin games for Victoria.

Author - John Devaney


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