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Key Facts

Full name
Craig McRae

Known as
Craig McRae

22 September 1973 (age 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 191d
Last game: 31y 3d

Height and weight
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Glenelg; Brisbane; Australia

Jumper numbers
Brisbane: 4

Recruited from
Glenelg (1995)

Craig McRae

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,561st player to appear, 710th most games played, 321st most goals kickedBrisbane: 131st player to appear, 20th most games played, 9th most goals kicked

Craig McRae began his senior league career with Glenelg, playing 41 games and kicking 59 goals in 1993 and 1994. He joined Brisbane at the end of the 1994 season, having been drafted 18 months earlier as selection number 22 in the 1993 pre-season draft. Possessing excellent reflexes, tremendous pace, and an unswervingly accurate left foot, he was an ever-present for the Bears in his debut season, winning the club's best first year player award, and remained a key member of the Brisbane side for 10 years.

A South Australian state league and state of origin representative, McRae was a comparatively unsung member of Brisbane's 2001-2-3 premiership teams. Nevertheless, his ability to scout the packs in the forward line, and to snap goals from almost any angle, made him an extremely valuable 'bit part' player. He retired at the end of the 2004 season after playing 195 AFL games and kicking 232 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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