Ian Anderson (Australian footballer)

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Ian Anderson
Personal information
Full name Ian Gregory Anderson
Date of birth (1948-10-14) 14 October 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Horsham, Victoria
Original team(s) Miga Lake
Height / weight 191 cm / 84 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1967–68, 1971 Essendon 27 (49)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ian Gregory Anderson (born 14 October 1948, in Horsham) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Anderson, who was recruited to Essendon from Miga Lake, debuted in 1967 and finished the year with 21 goals. A forward, he kicked a career best tally of seven goals against Hawthorn in the opening round of the 1968 season. He didn't play in 1969 or 1970 due to war service in Vietnam, where he fought as a Private with the 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. When he returned he spent one final season at Essendon before moving to Western Australia and representing his adopted state at the 1972 Perth Carnival.


  • Ian Anderson's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.