Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Alan Crawford

Known as
Alan Crawford

21 January 1916

28 March 1988 (aged 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 228d
Last game: 33y 239d

Height and weight
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 13, 16, 25, 12

Alan Crawford

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1936-1938, 1943-1945, 1948-194977390.5142%16.007.004
Total1936-1938, 1943-1945, 1948-194977390.5142%16.007.004

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,447th player to appear, 3,070th most games played, 2,425th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 228th player to appear, 175th most games played, 156th most goals kicked

After playing seconds football with Carlton Alan Crawford entered the League arena with North Melbourne in 1936. He went on to play 77 VFL games and kick 39 goals for the club in three separate stints, the last of which ended in 1949. Hefty and powerful, he played most of his football as a follower.

Between 1939 and 1941 he played for South Adelaide, while he later went to Tasmania and captain-coached Launceston in 1946 and Penguin the following year.

Crawford, who won the Hawthorn best and fairest award in 1944, played interstate football for both South Australia and Victoria.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.