Andrew Purser

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Andrew Purser
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-10-31) 31 October 1958 (age 57)
Original team(s) East Fremantle (WAFL)
Height/Weight 1.93 m / 83 kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1983–1987 Footscray 112 (16)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1987 season.

Andrew Douglas Purser (born 31 October 1958) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A ruckman, Purser was a premiership player with East Fremantle in 1979. He joined Footscray in 1983 and played with the club for five seasons. In just his second season, he won the Charles Sutton Medal for Footscray's best and fairest player.

After 112 VFL games, Purser returned to Western Australia, a state he represented at interstate football, and finished his career with a brief stint at West Perth. He decided to retire at just 28 years of age.


Purser and his wife Jenny have two children, a daughter named Emma and a son named Ben, the latter a former Perth Wildcats development player.[1]


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