Andrew Welsh (footballer)
|Full name||Andrew Welsh|
|Date of birth||11 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Melbourne, Australia|
|Original team(s)||Westmeadows / Calder Cannons|
|Height / weight||188 cm / 87 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2011.
He was selected by Essendon with the 47th selection in the 2001 AFL draft. He is a backline player who has played halfback or back pocket for much of his career. However, lately he has developed his game to play as a tagging-defensive midfielder.
He is a very quick player and runs off half back very well. A knee injury in 2005 sidetracked his career a little, but he has made a strong comeback in defence during 2006. In 2007 and 2008 his role changed, and he played primarily as a defensive forward and defensive midfielder respectively.
In October 2011, Welsh retired from Essendon Football Club due to several injury setbacks after playing 162 games with the club.
- Statistics are correct as of Round 22, 2011 (1 October 2011)
- Stevens, Mark & Ralph, Jon (8 July 2012). "Shooting from Windy Hill for the Hollywood Hills". Sunday Herald.
- Andrew Welsh's profile on the official website of the Essendon Football Club
- Andrew Welsh's statistics from AFL Tables
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