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Col Anderson
Personal information
Full name Colin Anderson
Date of birth (1951-08-31) 31 August 1951 (age 67)
Original team(s) Mulwala
Debut Round 10, 1972, Melbourne
vs. North Melbourne, at Arden Street Oval
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1972 Melbourne 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1972.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Colin Anderson (born 31 August 1951) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Originally from the Mulwala Football Club which competed in the Murray Football League, Anderson was listed with Melbourne from 1969 to 1972.[1] He made his VFL debut in the round 10 match against North Melbourne at Arden Street Oval where he was named as a ruck rover[2] and was retained in the side the next week in the match against Fitzroy at Junction Oval for his final VFL match,[3] in which he totalled two senior games for his career.[1] He was transferred to the Glenelg Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in 1973[4] where he went on to play 90 games and kick 93 goals.[5] He was also a professional sprinter where he won the 1975 Bendigo Two Thousand race.[4] Following his career with Glenelg, he became a playing coach at Wagga in the Farrer Football League in 1976.[6] In 1980, there was speculation he would return to the VFL and sign with South Melbourne, however, he was unable to secure a transfer from Wagga and Melbourne.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4.
  2. "North Melbourne vs Melbourne". Football Record. Melbourne, Victoria: Victorian Football League. 3 June 1972. p. 16.
  3. "Fitzroy vs Melbourne". Football Record. Melbourne, Victoria: Victorian Football League. 10 June 1972. p. 16.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sheahan, Mike (11 March 1975). "Now for football - and no Stawell". The Age. Fairfax Media. p. 29. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  5. "Colin Anderson". AustralianFootball.com. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Swans keen on Anderson". Inside Football. 1116 SEN. 27 March 1980. Missing or empty |url= (help)

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