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Key Facts

Full name
Andrew Cross

Known as
Andrew Cross

13 April 1961 (age 62)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 99d
Last game: 25y 62d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Fitzroy; Richmond

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 13, 25
Fitzroy: 8
Richmond: 55

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1985); Fitzroy (1986)

Andrew Cross

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1979-1980, 1983-198431311.0026%9.164.812.132
V/AFL1979-1980, 1983-198651430.8429%9.064.552.082
Total1979-1980, 1983-198651430.8429%9.064.552.082

AFL: 9,107th player to appear, 4,256th most games played, 2,294th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,227th player to appear, 454th most games played, 207th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,017th player to appear, 472nd most games played, 329th most goals kickedRichmond: 886th player to appear, 1,182nd most games played, 1,144th most goals kicked

Andrew Cross was a talented rover who arguably failed to make the most of his undoubted ability. St Kilda recruited him from local side St Kilda City and he made his VFL debut in 1979. However, his progress was anything but smooth, and after playing just eight games in his first two seasons he did not play senior football at all in 1981 and 1982. He remained with the Saints for two more seasons, earning fairly regular senior selection, and arguably producing the best football of his career in the process. Nevertheless, St Kilda allowed him to transfer to Fitzroy in 1985 where he played 19 games and scored 12 goals to add to the 31 games and 31 goals registered with the Saints. He rounded off the VFL portion of his career at Richmond in 1986, but could only manage a single goalless appearance for the year. He joined VFA side Frankston in 1987 where he saw out his playing career with 27 appearances and 30 goals over three seasons.

Author - John Devaney


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