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
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 (born 16 September 1924) 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.[1] He had served in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II.[2]

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.[3][4]

Anderson left Hawthorn in 1952, to coach Surrey Hills.[5]


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