Gordon Anderson (footballer)

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Gordon Anderson
Personal information
Full name Gordon Anderson
Date of birth 16 September 1924
Place of birth Coburg, Victoria
Date of death 19 June 1965(1965-06-19) (aged 40)
Original team Blackburn
Height/Weight 185 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1947–1951 Hawthorn 59 (70)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1951 season.

Gordon Anderson (16 September 1924 - 19 June 1965)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Anderson was a follower and forward, secured by Hawthorn from Blackburn.[2] He had served in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II.[3]

He was Hawthorn's leading goal-kicker in the 1950 VFL season, with 21 goals, two clear from full-forward Albert Prior, who had played only seven games.[4][5]

Anderson left Hawthorn in 1952, to coach Surrey Hills.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gordon Anderson - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  3. ^ "WW2 Nominal Roll". Government of Australia. 
  4. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 – The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  5. ^ AFL Tables: Gordon Anderson
  6. ^ The Argus,"Hawthorn", 23 March 1953, p. 12