|Date of birth||7 February 1928|
|Place of birth||South Melbourne|
|Date of death||May 2006|
|Place of death||Sunshine Coast|
|Debut||1947, South Melbourne|
|Height/Weight||179 cm / 80 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1957 season.
Crane made his VFL debut in 1947 with South Melbourne and played as a half back flanker. After four seasons with the club he moved to Hawthorn where he was used at full back and went on to represent Victoria at interstate football in both 1953 and 1954. In 1954 he finished equal fourth in the Brownlow Medal count. He was captain-coach of South Melbourne Districts and took them to the 1960 grand final.