Ian Anderson (Australian footballer)
|Full name||Ian Gregory Anderson|
|Date of birth||14 October 1948|
|Place of birth||Horsham, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Miga Lake|
|Height / weight||191 cm / 84 kg|
|1967–68, 1971||Essendon||27 (49)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.