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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Crowe

Known as
Bob Crowe

Born
27 May 1936 (age 86)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 86d
Last game: 28y 87d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 34, 14

Bob Crowe

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1954-1964128620.4851%11.002.4011
Total1954-1964128620.4851%11.002.4011

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,502nd player to appear, 1,695th most games played, 1,693rd most goals kickedCarlton: 683rd player to appear, 114th most games played, 143rd most goals kicked

After playing his early football with Carlton - indeed he kicked a goal with his very first kick on debut - Bob Crow was transformed into a lively, strong marking half back who provided plenty of rebound. Between 1954 and 1964 he played 128 VFL games and kicked 62 goals. He was on a half back flank in the 1962 grand final which the Blues lost to Essendon, and was chosen in the Victorian squad for as match against South Australia the same year.

After leaving Carlton, Crow played briefly for VFA first division club Dandenong.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; https://www.blueseum.org/Bob+Crowe

Footnotes

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