Andrew Purser

Andrew Douglas Purser (born 31 October 1958) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Andrew Purser
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-10-31) 31 October 1958
Original team(s) East Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft No. 1, 1982 interstate draft
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1978–1982 East Fremantle 85 (29)
1983–1987 Footscray 112 (16)
1988 West Perth 2 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

A ruckman, Purser was a premiership player with East Fremantle in 1979. He joined Footscray in 1983 and played with the club for five seasons. In just his second season, he won the Charles Sutton Medal for Footscray's best and fairest player.

After 112 VFL games, Purser returned to Western Australia, a state he represented at interstate football, and finished his career with a brief stint at West Perth. He decided to retire at just 28 years of age.


Purser's son, Ben, is a former Perth Wildcats development player.[1]


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