Andrew Rogers (footballer)

Andrew Rogers (born 15 August 1964) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon and Geelong in the VFL/AFL.

Andrew Rogers
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-08-15) 15 August 1964
Place of birth Port Pirie, South Australia
Original team(s) Risdon

No. 6, 1987 national draft

No. 6, 1989 pre-season draft
Debut Round 1, 1988, Essendon
vs. North Melbourne, at Windy Hill
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985–1986 Woodville 063 0(2)
1988 Essendon 008 0(1)
1989–1992 Geelong 075 0(2)
1993–2001 Woodville-West Torrens 179 (25)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2001.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Originally from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Woodville, Rogers was recruited by Essendon with pick six in the 1987 VFL Draft. He had played 63 games at Woodville from his debut in 1985 and in 1987 represented South Australia in interstate matches against Victoria and Western Australia, performing well enough to be selected in the All-Australian team.

Rogers made eight senior appearances for Essendon in 1988 but after being unable to cement his place in the side crossed to Geelong. He was at Geelong for four seasons, playing finals football, including the 1992 AFL Grand Final which they lost and was to be his last game in the league.

When he returned to South Australia in 1993 he rejoined his old club Woodville who, while Rogers was in the AFL, had merged to become Woodville-West Torrens. As vice-captain, Rogers played in their inaugural premiership team that year, with a Grand Final victory over Norwood. He was club captain from 1995 to 2000 and just like with his AFL stint, his SANFL career ended in a losing Grand Final. The 2001 decider was his 179th and last game for the merged club, for whom he won 'best and fairests' in 1993, 1995 and 1996.


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