Sandy Nelson (footballer)

Philip 'Sandy' Nelson is a former Australian rules footballer who played 244 games with Sturt in the SANFL from 1966 to 1977.[1]

Sandy Nelson
Personal information
Full name Philip M. Nelson
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1966–1977 Sturt 244 (3)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 10
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 19?.
Career highlights

Nelson, who went by his nickname of Sandy, played in no less than seven premiership teams during his time at Sturt. He played mainly as a centre half back and represented South Australia in 10 interstate matches, including carnivals in 1969 and 1972.

His son Ben would later have a long career with Sturt, captaining the team from 2004 until 2010, playing more than 200 games and being a part of the 2002 premiership team; he also had a brief AFL career at the Carlton and Adelaide Football Clubs.

In 2004, Sandy Nelson was inducted into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame.


  1. "P M (Sandy) Nelson". SANFL. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
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