Full Name: ALLAN EDWARDS
Date of Birth: 12/11/1957
Height: 188 cm ( 6-2 )
Weight: 91 kg ( 14-3 )
Debut: 31/05/1975, Round 9, Carlton
Last Game: 05/05/1979, Round 5, Hawthorn
Total Games: 66
Total Goals: 84
Total Games: 35
Total Goals: 47
Allan was a well-built centre-half-forward. He looked like developing into a champion until he was struck down with continual knee injuries which eventually forced him to retire from VFL football altogether. He had to endure three knee reconstructions during his career. He was a strong mark, good kick and moved well when the ball was on the ground. He won Richmond’s Best First Year Player award in 1975. In Round 1 of 1978 he kicked 7 goals on champion Carlton full back Geoff SOUTHBY in an outstanding performance. He scored 5 goals or more three times at Richmond.
He transferred to Collingwood in 1979, where he was a member of their Grand Final side that year. His football ability was held in high regard by Tom HAFEY and this influenced his move to Collingwood. Allan left Collingwood at the end of 1983 and played one season with Footscray, in 1984. Away from football he was also a fine local cricketer who played in the VJCA Competition. He is a plumber. Allan’s father, Arthur played 125 games with Footscray between 1951 and 1960 and was a member of their 1954 Premiership side. His grandfather ”Dolly” AKED, played 108 games with Footscray between 1927 and 1934.
Brooklyn AYNC U/11 1966 ; Tooleybuc U/14 ( Honours - Club Best & Fairest, Competition Best & Fairest, Leading Goalkicker ) ; Robinvale U/16, U/18, Games 73 ( Honours - Sunraysia Representative Team, Victorian Schoolboys Representative Team 1972, All-Australian Representative Team 1972 ) ; Robinvale Seniors 1973.
Collingwood Seniors 1979-83, Games 35, Goals 44 ; Collingwood Reserves 1979-83, Games 21, Goals 22 ; Footscray Seniors 1984, Games 1984, Games 12, Goals 18 ; Footscray Reserves 1984-85, Games 13, Goals 33 ; Parkside 1985, Games 8 ; Melton 1986, 1990 ( Honours - Premiership 1990 ).