Len Crane

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Len Crane
Personal information
Date of birth 7 February 1928
Place of birth South Melbourne
Date of death 24 May 2006(2006-05-24) (aged 78)
Place of death Sunshine Coast
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1947–1950 South Melbourne 043 (1)
1951–1957 Hawthorn 102 (1)
Total 145 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1957.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Len Crane (7 February 1928 – 24 May 2006)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne and Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Crane made his VFL debut in 1947 with South Melbourne and played as a half back flanker. After four seasons with South Melbourne he moved to Hawthorn for the 1951 VFL season where he was used at full back and went on to represent Victoria in interstate football in 1953 and 1954. In 1954 Crane finished equal fourth in the Brownlow Medal count. From 1958 to 1961, Porta coached Mordialloc in the Victorian Football Association.[1]

He was the brother of footballers Jack Crane and Tom Crane.


  1. ^ a b "Len Crane - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 

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