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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Cransberg

Known as
Peter Cransberg

29 July 1967 (age 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 245d
Last game: 30y 33d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 23

Peter Cransberg

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,073rd player to appear, 3,009th most games played, 1,492nd most goals kickedEssendon: 954th player to appear, 232nd most games played, 122nd most goals kicked

After playing 41 WAFL games in three seasons with East Perth Peter Cransberg was taken at pick 39 in the 1989 VFL draft. He would go on to spend the period from 1990 to 1997 with the Bombers but the fact that he was never an automatic senior selection is reflected in his playing just 79 games during that time. 

At his best Cransberg was a vibrant, hard running utility but that best was only sporadically achieved. He played on a half forward flank in the 1990 AFL grand final which saw the Bombers lose out to Collingwood. He did, however, have the satisfaction of playing in two Essendon night premiership-winning teams.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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