Gordon Anderson (footballer)

Gordon Anderson (16 September 1924 – 19 June 1965)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Gordon Anderson
Personal information
Full name Gordon Anderson
Date of birth 16 September 1924
Place of birth Coburg, Victoria
Date of death 19 June 1965(1965-06-19) (aged 40)
Place of death Surrey Hills, Victoria
Original team(s) Blackburn
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1947–1951 Hawthorn 59 (70)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1951.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Anderson was a follower and forward, secured by Hawthorn from Blackburn.[2] He had served in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II.[3]

Anderson was Hawthorn's leading goal-kicker in the 1950 VFL season, with 21 goals, two clear from full-forward Albert Prior, who had played only seven games.[4][5]

Anderson left Hawthorn in 1952, to coach Surrey Hills.[6]


  1. "Gordon Anderson - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  3. "WW2 Nominal Roll". Government of Australia.
  4. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 – The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  5. "AFL Tables: Gordon Anderson". afltables.com.
  6. The Argus,"Hawthorn", 23 March 1953, p. 12

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