Syd Anderson (footballer, born 1918)

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Syd Anderson
File:Syd Anderson - AWM.jpg
Anderson (centre) with other members of his RAAF squadron
Personal information
Full name Sydney Louis Anderson
Date of birth (1918-01-03)3 January 1918
Date of death 20 May 1944(1944-05-20) (aged 26)
Place of death Wewak, New Guinea
Original team(s) South Port
Height/Weight 183 cm / 73 kg
Position(s) Wing
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1939–1941 Melbourne 52 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1941 season.
Career highlights
  • Triple premiership player, 1939–41
  • Melbourne's Most Improved Player, 1940
  • Melbourne's Most Consistent Player, 1941

Sydney Louis Anderson (3 January 1918 – 20 May 1944) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A wingman, Anderson was a premiership player in every one of his three VFL seasons.

Anderson enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1941, reaching the rank of Flying Officer. He was killed in action in 1944.

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