Tony Anderson

Image DOB: 31 January 1942

Debut: Round 4, 1963 against Fitzroy at MCG
Last Game: Round 3, 1969 against Collingwood at Victoria Park

Games: 75
Goals: 2
Career Statisticslink-external

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

From: Scotch College/University Blacks

Number: 11 1963-1969

Premiership player - 1964
Victoria state representative - 1964

Thomas "Tony" Anderson was a pacy half-back flanker who played 14 games in his first season and was selected for Victoria the next year, when he played as a half-back flank for the premiership side despite injuring his knee in the round 17 win over Hawthorn.

He returned after missing a week but the injury persisted into the 1965 pre-season and threatened to wreck his season, but his mystery injury made an equally mysterious recovery and he played in Round 1.

Anderson had played ten of eleven games for the year in 1965 when he fell from a horse during the club picnic to Marysville and developed a serious case of tetanus and missed the rest of the season.

He never played a full season again, with a knee injury restricting him to just five games in 1966 and thirty over his last three years. In the 1969 pre-season Anderson flagged that he was thinking about retiring, and after being married in the pre-season he played the first three games of the year before retiring.

After his career ended Anderson pursued a career in architecture and property development.

1963 1400
1964 1600
1965 1020
1966 502
1967 1400
1968 1300
1969 300

Real name Thomas Garfield Anderson

"A tale of two knees"link-external - The Age 24/02/1965
"Demons wait on Anderson report"link-external - The Age 21/07/1965
"Anderson has doubts over future in VFL"link-external - The Age 12/03/1969

Boyles Football Photoslink-external
'Great Scot'link-external - Scotch College
Wikipedia profilelink-external

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