Bruce Anderson (footballer born 1907)

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Bruce Anderson
Personal information
Full name Bruce R. Anderson
Date of birth 20 February 1907
Date of death 31 August 1965(1965-08-31) (aged 58)
Original team Ascot Vale
Height/Weight 180 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1931-1937 Essendon 97 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1937 season.

Bruce R. Anderson (20 February 1907 - 31 August 1965)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Anderson, a local recruit from Ascot Vale, was a half back.[2] He was used both on the flanks and at centre half-back. In the 1934 VFL season he acted as Essendon's vice captain. He represented Victoria at interstate football every year from 1933 to 1935. Anderson consistently polled votes in the Brownlow Medal and had his best showing in 1936 when he was Essendon's second best placed player.[3]

He captain-coached Yarraville in 1938 and 1939.[4]


  1. ^ "Bruce Anderson - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  3. ^ AFL Tables: Bruce Anderson
  4. ^ "Anderson, Bruce". Essendon Football Club official website.