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Key Facts

Full name
Daryn Cresswell

Known as
Daryn Cresswell

22 May 1971 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 51d
Last game: 32y 121d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
New Town; North Hobart; Sydney

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 28, 8

Recruited from
North Hobart (1992)

Daryn Cresswell

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
New Town
North Hobart

AFL: 10,357th player to appear, 307th most games played, 377th most goals kickedSydney: 1,224th player to appear, 14th most games played, 21st most goals kicked

A typically hardy, courageous and resilient Tasmanian, Daryn Cresswell played initially with Glenorchy and North Hobart before being drafted by Sydney, for whom he made his AFL debut in 1992. Tough, combative and hard working, but also highly skilled, he was one of the Swans most consistent performers over the ensuing decade. Moreover, he knew how to get the ball and use it effectively, regularly topping the Swans' stats tables in both kicks and handballs (and, needless to say, in overall possessions, too). 

Named in the 1997 AFL All Australian side, Cresswell was Sydney's club champion in 1994, and finished in the top three in five of the next six seasons. He played a total of 244 AFL games in twelve seasons, with his last game coming in the losing Preliminary Final of 2003 against Brisbane. The significance of his impact with the Swans was recognised in 2003 with his inclusion in the club's official 'Team of the Twentieth Century'. He remained involved in top level football after his retirement with assistant coaching roles at first, Geelong, and later Brisbane.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Footy's Tasmanian Football Companion


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