Andrew Pugsley

Andrew Pugsley (born 25 July 1978) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Andrew Pugsley
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-07-25) 25 July 1978
Original team(s) Scoresby/Eastern U18
Debut 17 April 1998, Collingwood
vs. Richmond, at MCG
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998 Collingwood 5 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Pugsley came to Collingwood as a rookie late in 1996 from Scoreseby via Eastern Ranges. His versatility as a forward, where he could play tall and small were valued, and his form in the reserves in 1997 as a goalkicker saw him elevated to the senior list for 1998.[1] He kicked two goals on debut, his first two kicks resulted in goals, a very rare achievement. He played only five games, before being delisted from the club at the end of 98. His final game was the Round 8 Queens Birthday loss to Melbourne where he performed admirably in a losing side taking a strong last quarter mark, however it was not enough to hold his place and he was delisted from the club at the end of 1998.

He sought a further opportunity at Richmond before finding his feet in the Victorian Football League (VFL) with Box Hill, where he won a premiership in 2001[2] and captained the side during its longest winning streak (2003).

Pugsley has had a distinguished amateurs career, playing a leading role at the Old Scotch Football Club.


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 533. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  2. In the spotlight... Profile 2: Andrew Pugsley Archived 4 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine
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