Craig Braddy

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Craig Braddy
Personal information
Full name Craig Braddy
Date of birth (1959-04-12) 12 April 1959 (age 58)
Original team(s) Olympic Youth Club
Height / weight 192 cm / 91 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1980–1981 Fitzroy 8 (3)
1982–1985 Sydney Swans 56 (83)
Total 64 (86)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1985.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Craig Braddy (born 12 April 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy and the Sydney Swans in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Braddy could only manage four games in each of his two league seasons at Fitzroy, having come to the club from the Olympic Youth Club.[1]

He was sold to Sydney and played in their first season after relocation from South Melbourne. Braddy and Gerard Neesham were the first new recruits to play for Sydney, making their debuts in round seven of 1982.[2]

In 1983 he had his best season, playing 21 games as a key forward.[2] He kicked 48 goals to comfortably top the Swans goal-kicking and had a career best six goal haul in a game against Carlton on the Sydney Cricket Ground.[2] The following season he played 18 games and equaled his goals record with another six goal effort against North Melbourne.[2]

After his VFL career ended, Braddy played in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) with Central District. He also spent a year with Victorian Football Association club Dandenong in 1990.[3] He is now involved in sports management and was the chief executive of the Eastern Football League from 2002 to 2005.

His younger brother, Shane Braddy, was briefly a player with the Melbourne Football Club.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Craig Braddy - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d AFL Tables: Craig Braddy
  3. ^ Damian Barrett (6 April 1991). "Grand final action replay". Herald-Sun News-Pictorial. Melbourne, VIC. p. 67. 
  4. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.