Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Creswell William Crisp

Known as
Mickey Crisp

12 May 1908

15 April 2001 (aged 92)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 355d
Last game: 33y 131d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 12

Recruited from
Sandhurst (1931)

Family links
Gordon Crisp (Brother)

Mickey Crisp

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,764th player to appear, 820th most games played, 224th most goals kickedCarlton: 474th player to appear, 50th most games played, 16th most goals kicked

Centreman, and one of the best players afield, for Carlton in the winning 1938 VFL Grand Final against Collingwood, 'Mickey' Crisp gave the Blues sterling service in 183 games, kicking 281 goals, over eleven seasons. Having played for both Sandhurst and Wedderburn, he joined Carlton in 1931, and spent the early part of his career as a highly damaging forward or half forward, topping the club's goal kicking list with 44 goals in 1934.

Later on, he moved to the centre where his persistence and toughness, allied to great skill, made him enormously effective. Renowned as one of the finest exponents of the stab pass in the VFL, he could also kick accurately over distance. Despite being outreached by many opponents he more than held his own in marking contests because of his immense determination, strong hands, and good leap. He won Carlton's best and fairest player award twice, and was a VFL representative.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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