Jim Anderson (footballer)

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Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson 1905.jpg
Cigarette card of Anderson in 1905
Personal information
Full name James Anderson
Date of birth (1869-11-17)17 November 1869
Place of birth Casterton, Victoria
Date of death 13 September 1947(1947-09-13) (aged 77)
Place of death Horsham, Victoria[1]
Original team(s) Scotch College
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1892–1896 Essendon (VFA) 65 (7)
1897–1905 Essendon (VFL) 136 (13)
Total 201 (20)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1905.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jim Anderson (17 November 1869 – 13 September 1947)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Anderson, a defender, played in three successive premiership teams in 1892-1894 during his time with Essendon in the VFA. He was also a member of VFL premierships in 1897 and 1901. In 1903 and for part of 1904, he was club captain, and he twice represented Victoria at interstate football.

He played 201 games overall, the first Essendon player to play 200 games. His games record stood until Round 8 1945, when it was broken by Dick Reynolds.


  1. ^ "Family Notices". The Argus (31,525). Victoria, Australia. 15 September 1947. p. 31. 
  2. ^ "Jim Anderson - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

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