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Key Facts

Full name
Andrew Wilson

Known as
Andy Wilson

Born
25 September 1951 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 262d
Last game: 25y 322d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 33

Andy Wilson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1971-19771121291.1544%17.341.962.8310
Total1971-19771121291.1544%17.341.962.8310

AFL: 8,393rd player to appear, 2,058th most games played, 791st most goals kickedEssendon: 793rd player to appear, 142nd most games played, 54th most goals kicked

Essendon recruited rover Andy Wilson from Warracknabeal and he made his VFL debut in 1971. He took a couple of years to find his feet, but in 1973 he was touted as one of the finest small men in the game, earning interstate selection for the VFL, and winning the Bombers' best and fairest award. Pacy, determined and skilful, he was a genuinely two-sided player who used the ball extremely well. His form dipped after 1973 and he found it hard to maintain consistency. He retired in 1977, aged just 26, having played 112 VFL games and kicked 129 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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