Andrew Ukovic

Andrew Ukovic (born 23 November 1978) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon and Collingwood in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Andrew Ukovic
Personal information
Full name Andrew Ukovic
Date of birth (1978-11-23) 23 November 1978
Original team(s) West Coburg
Northern Knights
Draft 31st, 1995 AFL Draft
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997–1999 Essendon 19 (8)
2000–2001 Collingwood 17 (9)
Total 36 (17)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2001.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Ukovic was from West Coburg, but drafted from the Northern Knights of the TAC Cup.[1] He played with the Essendon reserves for a year and then broke into the seniors, at the age of 18, in the 1997 AFL season. In round 16, 1999, Ukovic would claim three Brownlow votes for his performance against Essendon's premiership rivals Carlton but two rounds later injured his knee and missed the finals series.[2][3]

Essendon traded him to Collingwood at the end of the season, in a three club deal from which they gained Jonathon Robran as well as the draft pick which secured ruckman David Hille. By appearing in the 2000 Anzac Day clash, Ukovic became the first footballer to play in the fixture for both Collingwood and Essendon. The following season he played only five games and was delisted.[2]


  1. "Ukovic, Andrew". Essendon Football Club official website. Archived from the original on 26 February 2011.
  2. AFL Tables: Andrew Ukovic
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
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