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Key Facts

Full name
Gary Crane

Known as
Gary Crane

Born
25 August 1944 (age 78)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 356d
Last game: 31y 222d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 31, 6

Family links
Henry Crane (Grandfather)

Gary Crane

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1964-1976148160.1168%15.512.423.4542
Total1964-1976148160.1168%15.512.423.4542

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,643rd player to appear, 1,313th most games played, 4,097th most goals kickedCarlton: 767th player to appear, 82nd most games played, 339th most goals kicked

Particularly renowned for his courage, Carlton's Gary Crane was a top class wingman who played in premiership teams in 1968, 1970 and 1972. Blues fans loved him for his uninhibited, fearless style of play, and he was a popular winner of the club's 1969 best and fairest award. He played a total of 148 games with Carlton between 1964 and 1976, and also represented the VFL. He was chosen on a wing in Carlton's official 'Team of the Twentieth Century'.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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