Jim Anderson (footballer)
Cigarette card of Anderson in 1905
|Full name||James Anderson|
|Date of birth||17 November 1869|
|Place of birth||Casterton, Victoria|
|Date of death||13 September 1947(aged 77)|
|Place of death||Horsham, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Scotch College|
|1892–1896||Essendon (VFA)||65 (7)|
|1897–1905||Essendon (VFL)||136 (13)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1905.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
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