Ron Andrews

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Ron Andrews
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-05-13) 13 May 1955 (age 61)
Original team(s) Redan (Ballarat FL)
Height / weight 191cm / 87 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1973–1983 Essendon 151 (32)
1984 Collingwood 006 0(8)
Total 157 (40)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1984.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ron Andrews (born 13 May 1955) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon and Collingwood in the VFL.

Andrews was a centre half back and had a reputation throughout his career as being a tough and uncompromising player. A regular visitor to the VFL tribunal, he missed a total of 24 games through suspension with perhaps the most notable suspension coming in the aftermath of the 'Windy Hill Brawl' in 1974. At half time in that game against Richmond he 'king hit' an opponent and was subsequently suspended for six weeks.

He played his best football in the late 1970s, finishing second in Essendon's 1976 best and fairest and representing the Victorian interstate team in 1977 and 1978. In the 1982 season he was club captain and led them into the finals before losing to North Melbourne in the Elimination Final.

Andrews crossed to Collingwood in 1984 after missing out on selection in Essendon's Grand Final side the previous September. He remained at Collingwood for just one season and then joined West Adelaide in the SANFL and topped their goalkicking in his first year with 51 goals.

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