Andrew Welsh (Australian rules footballer)

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Andrew Welsh
Personal information
Full name Andrew Welsh
Date of birth (1983-02-11) 11 February 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Original team Westmeadows / Calder Cannons
Height/Weight 188 cm / 87 kg
Position(s) Midfielder/Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2002–2011 Essendon 162 (32)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2011 season.

Andrew Welsh (born 11 February 1983) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.

He was selected by Essendon with the 47th selection in the 2001 AFL Draft. He is a backline player who has played halfback or back pocket for much of his career. However, lately he has developed his game to play as a tagging-defensive midfielder.

He is a very quick player and runs off half back very well. A knee injury in 2005 sidetracked his career a little, but he has made a strong comeback in defence during 2006. In 2007 and 2008 his role changed, and he played primarily as a defensive forward and defensive midfielder respectively.

In October 2011, Welsh retired from Essendon Football Club due to several injury setbacks after playing 162 games with the club.

He then moved to the United States to attempt to become an actor.[1] In 2013, he became a boundary rider for the Seven Network.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct as of Round 22, 2011 (October 1, 2011)
Season Team No. Games Goals Behinds Kicks Marks Handballs Disp. Av
2002 Essendon 41 15 1 3 113 47 38 10.1
2003 Essendon 12 22 4 1 218 93 123 15.5
2004 Essendon 12 22 1 1 244 96 115 16.3
2005 Essendon 12 21 2 2 235 121 141 17.9
2006 Essendon 12 20 1 3 226 130 163 19.4
2007 Essendon 12 17 9 5 180 101 108 16.9
2008 Essendon 12 17 9 0 165 70 129 17.3
2009 Essendon 12 11 2 4 100 42 126 20.5
2010 Essendon 12 11 1 4 77 35 108 16.8
2011 Essendon 12 6 2 0 15 11 33 8
Totals 162 32 23 1573 746 1084 16.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevens, Mark & Ralph, Jon (July 8, 2012). "Shooting from Windy Hill for the Hollywood Hills". Sunday Herald. 

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