Alan Crawford (Australian rules footballer)

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Alan Crawford
Personal information
Full name Allan William Thomas Crawford
Date of birth (1916-01-21)21 January 1916
Place of birth Nathalia, Victoria
Date of death 1988 (aged 71–72)
Original team Carlton seconds
Height/Weight 187 cm / 92 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1936–1938
1939–1941
1943–1945
1946
1947
1948–1949
North Melbourne
South Adelaide
North Melbourne
Launceston
Penguin
North Melbourne
13 (7)

47 (23)


17 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1949 season.

Allan William Thomas Crawford (21 January 1916 – 1988)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Crawford, a former Carlton seconds player, had a stop-start career in the VFL, starting with a stint from 1936 to 1938.[2][3] During the early war years he played for South Adelaide, then went back to North Melbourne in 1943.[3][4] A follower, Crawford won North Melbourne's best and fairest award in 1944.[5] He was playing coach of Launceston in 1946 and coached another Tasmanian club, Penguin, in 1947, before returning to North Melbourne in 1948, for two final seasons.[3][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genealogy". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  3. ^ a b c "Alan Crawford". AFL Tables. 
  4. ^ "Crawford to Return Here.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 24 February 1950. p. 13. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  6. ^ "DISAPPOINTMENT IN NW.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 16 April 1947. p. 27. Retrieved 23 March 2014.