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Key Facts

Full name
Gavin Crosisca

Known as
Gavin Crosisca

15 September 1968 (age 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 194d
Last game: 31y 325d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 28

Recruited from
Western Districts (1987)

Gavin Crosisca

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,763rd player to appear, 299th most games played, 1,672nd most goals kickedCollingwood: 888th player to appear, 15th most games played, 129th most goals kicked

After an outstanding junior career Gavin Crosisca commenced senior football with Western Districts as a sixteen year-old, making such an immense immediate impact that he was picked to represent Queensland and soon attracted the attention of southern talent scouts. Eventually recruited by Collingwood, he made his senior VFL debut in 1987, finding his niche almost immediately as a hard running, and highly skilled half back flank specialist. A member of the Magpies' 1990 premiership team, he went on to be a stalwart in the side throughout the 1990s, eventually retiring after a 2000 season which brought his final tally of V/AFL games to 246. 

Only the third ever Queenslander to break the 200 game barrier, Crosisca also played state of origin football for three different teams: Queensland, Victoria and the Allies. Although he never managed to win Collingwood's best and fairest award, Crosisca consistently polled well, finishing runner-up to Nathan Buckley in 1998, and running third on two occasions.

Author - John Devaney


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