Andrew Eccles

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Andrew Eccles
Personal information
Full name Andrew Eccles
Date of birth (1979-06-01) 1 June 1979 (age 37)
Original team(s) Northern Knights
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998 – 2001 Adelaide 41 (22)
2002 – 2003 Carlton 13 0(2)
Total 54 (24)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Andrew Eccles (born 1 June 1979) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League.

Eccles played TAC Cup football for the Northern Knights, and was recruited to the AFL in the 1996 AFL Draft by the Adelaide Football Club. He made his AFL debut in the 1998 season, and he was the youngest member of Adelaide's 1998 AFL Grand Final winning team. Hamstring, knee and Achilles tendon injuries affected his performance over the next three seasons.[1]

He was traded to Carlton at the end of the 2001 season as a straight swap for Kris Massie.[2] His time at Carlton was generally unsuccessful, and he was delisted at the end of 2003.

After being delisted, he played for North Ballarat in the VFL from 2004 until 2005.[3] He was selected in the VFL Team of the Year in 2004.[4]

Career[edit]

  • Adelaide: 1998-2001, 41 games, 22 goals.
  • Carlton: 2002-03, 13 games, 2 goals.

Player Honours[edit]

  • 1998 Premiership Player

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 179. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  2. ^ Confident Crows keep options open
  3. ^ The Courier, "Liston Medal goest to Field VFL Best and Fairest an historic first for Roosters", 6 September 2004, Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  4. ^ Football Victoria, Annual Review 2004 Archived 13 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved 22 April 2011.

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