Joe Anderson (Australian footballer)

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Joe Anderson
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Darwin, Northern Territory
Original team(s) Darwin (NTFL)
Debut 22 April 2007, Carlton
vs. West Coast, at Subiaco Oval
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2010 Carlton 17 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2010.
Career highlights
  • Darwin Best and Fairest, 2006
  • Captain of Northern Territory Under-18s, 2006
Sources: AFL Tables,

Joe Anderson (born 24 December 1988) is an Indigenous Australian rules footballer who played for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Born in Darwin, Northern Territory, Anderson is a fast and durable rebounding defender and occasional midfielder who captained the Northern Territory at Under-18 level and was best and fairest for Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) club Darwin.

Anderson was selected in the 2006 AFL National Draft by Carlton with their fifth round selection (67th overall pick) and made his AFL debut in Carlton's 2007 Round 4 clash against the West Coast Eagles at Subiaco. Throughout his AFL career, Anderson struggled to hold a regular position, playing twelve games overall, and spending most of his time developing with Carlton's VFL-affiliate, the Northern Bullants. Anderson was a member of the Bullants' losing 2009 grand final team, and played his 50th game for the VFL club in 2010. He was de-listed by Carlton at the end of the 2010 AFL season.

Anderson moved to South Australia after being delisted, where he played in the South Australian National Football League. He played for Sturt from 2011 until 2012,[1] then moved to North Adelaide in 2013.[2] He also played for his former junior team, Darwin, in the 2012/13 NTFL season.[3]

His younger brother Jed, was recruited to Hawthorn during off season trading in October 2012.[4]


  1. ^ Homfray, Reece (12 February 2011). "Territory Mates Go The Journey". Sturt Football Club. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Turner, Matt (26 March 2013). "North Adelaide season preview". The Messenger. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Morris, Grey (10 February 2013). "New Darwin coaches lure big names back". NTNews. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  4. ^

External links[edit]

Joe Anderson's statistics from AFL Tables