Alan Crawford (Australian rules footballer)

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Alan Crawford
Personal information
Full name Allan William Thomas Crawford[1]
Date of birth (1916-01-21)21 January 1916
Place of birth Nathalia, Victoria
Date of death 28 March 1988(1988-03-28) (aged 72)
Original team(s) Carlton seconds
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1936–1938 North Melbourne 13 (7)
1939–1941 South Adelaide
1943–1945 North Melbourne 47 (23)
1946 Launceston
1947 Penguin
1948–1949 North Melbourne 17 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1949.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Allan William Thomas "Alan" Crawford (21 January 1916 – 28 March 1988)[2] 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.[3][4] During the early war years he played for South Adelaide, then went back to North Melbourne in 1943.[4][5] A follower, Crawford won North Melbourne's best and fairest award in 1944.[6] 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.[4][7]

References[edit]

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