13 October 1969 (age 53)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 161d
Last game: 31y 247d
Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 97 kg
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 10,292nd player to appear, 1,140th most games played, 2,406th most goals kickedAdelaide: 39th player to appear, 124th most games played, 91st most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,169th player to appear, 124th most games played, 358th most goals kicked
Tall (193cm), robust and strong, if sometimes seemingly uncoordinated, Anthony Ingerson was one of those footballers who mature with age. He began with Central District in 1988 and in 1992 was picked up by Adelaide. Between 1992 and 1995 he alternated between the Bulldogs and Crows, firing only intermittently. He ended up playing 121 SANFL games and kicking 104 goals for Centrals, winning the club's best and fairest award in 1991. With Adelaide, playing mainly at centre half forward, the numbers were 37 AFL games and 27 goals.
It was only really after crossing to Melbourne, who transformed him into a tough, resolute, deceptively pacy defender that he really came into his own. His performances reached a pinnacle during a 2000 season which culminated in the Demons reaching the grand final. Anthony Ingerson was a key contributor to this achievement although he could do little to stop an all powerful Essendon team from surging to victory by 10 goals.
In 2001 Ingerson was sidelined with knee problems for much of the first half of the campaign and at season's end he announced his retirement after 121 games and 15 goals in half a dozen seasons with the proud old club.
Author - John Devaney