Matthew Croft

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Matthew Croft
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-02-26) 26 February 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Morkalla
Original team(s) Imperials football club
Debut Round 19, 1991, Footscray
vs. Fitzroy, at Western Oval
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1991–2004 Western Bulldogs 186 (72)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2004.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Matthew Croft is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.[1]

He had a long career with the Western Bulldogs[1] before retiring in 2004. The balding Croft only received three senior appearances with the team in his final year, much to his dismay, as he was performing admirably in the VFL in defence with the Werribee Tigers. The Bulldogs agreed to allow him and fellow veteran Simon Garlick one final appearance in the Round 21 game against the Kangaroos, in which Croft booted 5 goals up forward, in a matchwinning performance.


  1. ^ a b Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 153. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.

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