Andrew Obst

Andrew Obst (born 19 August 1964) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL) and Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

Andrew Obst
Personal information
Full name Andrew Obst
Date of birth (1964-08-19) 19 August 1964
Original team(s) Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft No. 37, 1987 national draft
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987–1989, 1998–1999 Port Adelaide (SANFL) 90 (50)
1990–1997 Melbourne (AFL) 149 (60)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1997.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Port Adelaide (1987–1989, 1988–1999)

Obst started his career in the South Australian Amateur Football League, representing the Australian Amateurs team at the 1988 Adelaide Bicentennial Carnival before playing for Port Adelaide. He was drafted to Melbourne with pick 37 in the 1987 VFL Draft but did not move until a few years later.

Andrew was a member of Port Adelaide's 1999 SANFL premiership team.

Melbourne (1990–1997)

Andrew eventually joined Melbourne for the 1990 AFL season. An on-baller, Obst was also used as a centreman and tagger. He took part in seven finals matches while at Melbourne.

Personal life

Obst came from a famous Port Adelaide family; his grandfather Ken, father Peter and uncle Trevor all played with distinction for Port Adelaide.[1] Andrew's uncle Trevor Obst is Brad Ebert's grandfather.


  1. Rucci, Michelangelo (29 May 2009). "Father-son rule misses mark for Williams". AdelaideNow. News Limited. Retrieved 5 May 2012.


  • Andrew Obst's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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