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Key Facts

Full name
Andrew Brannan

Known as
Andy Brannan

Born
4 June 1919

Died
13 February 1997 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 346d
Last game: 27y 18d

Height and weight
Height: 164 cm
Weight: 55 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 30
Hawthorn: 3

Recruited from
Richmond (1944)

Andy Brannan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1942-194319291.5368%0
HawthornV/AFL1944-194631391.2626%0
V/AFL1942-194650681.3642%0
Total1942-194650681.3642%0

AFL: 5,029th player to appear, 4,305th most games played, 1,595th most goals kickedRichmond: 408th player to appear, 537th most games played, 231st most goals kickedHawthorn: 329th player to appear, 360th most games played, 148th most goals kicked

At 164cm and 55kg Andy Brannan was one of the smallest players ever to represent the Richmond Football Club. Not surprisingly, he played most of his football as a rover and forward pocket. Locally born and bred, he joined Richmond in 1941 and made his senior debut the following year. In 1942-3 he played 19 VFL games for the Tigers and scored 29 goals. He then crossed to Hawthorn where, from 1944-6, he added 31 games and 39 goals. He later returned to Richmond as coach of the thirds (1954-5) and fourths (1959).

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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