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Ryan
Crowley

Height
188 cm
DOB
05-03-1984
Weight
89 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2014
24
Career
188
Goals
2014
9
Career
116
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1355
Avg
56
RyanCrowley

Player Bio

At A Galnce

Junior Clubs: Gisborne (Vic)
Clubs: Fremantle
Draft information: National Draft 2002, pick 55 & Rookie Draft 2004, pick 39
Debut: Round 10 2005 v Geelong
Recruited from: Calder U18
Brownlow Votes: 5

 

Outlook: The AFL’s best tagger will be given all the tough jobs again in 2014. He, along with Mzungu, has played every game in the past two seasons.

What the coach says (Brett Kirk): To beat the best it all starts with your preparation and attention to detail. Ryan is meticulous in the way he prepares, he leaves nothing to chance. He again will put his hand up to play on the premier midfielders.

AFL Fantasy: Crowley stops others from scoring, so be mindful when your star midfielders have a date with ‘The Glove’.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Crowley again got the tough jobs on the star midfielders and he again performed his role brilliantly. Has evolved into the premier tagger in the competition under Ross Lyon.

If there was ever a prime example that the Doig Medal rewards those who do their role for the team and do it consistently, then Ryan Crowley’s 2012 season is exhibit A.

He enjoyed a tremendous season playing as a tagger. The list of star midfielders Crowley shut down on a weekly basis in 2012 was a who’s-who of Brownlow Medallists, All-Australians and club champions.

He is now a club champion in his own right after winning the Doig Medal.

The arrival of senior coach Ross Lyon and an improved fitness base following a grinding pre-season can be credited for reviving Crowley’s career at Freo, which, on Doig Medal night, he admitted was close to being over at the end of the 2011 season.

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Ryan Crowley had an up and down year in 2011. He played 19 games but he found himself omitted from the team on a couple of occasions throughout the season. At his best, he is an elite stopper in the competition, as some of his scalps in the past can atone to. What Crowley needs to do in 2012 is reassert himself as Freo’s premier midfield-minder. He has a fan in new Freo coach Ross Lyon, who has already indicated that Crowley’s tagging abilities will be an important part of next year’s structure.

Crowley played 18 games in 2010 after appearing in only six the year before due to injury. He continued in his customary role as a run-with player, shutting down some of the AFL's best midfielders and attacking defenders. While applying a forward tag in 2010, Crowley also proved to be a dangerous goal-sneak, with a five-goal haul in round 14 against Port Adelaide the highlight.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 24
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 14.5
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 56.5

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Port Adelaide Rd 8
Handballs 13 Hawthorn Rd 21
Disposals 24 Brisbane Lions Rd 14
Marks 6 West Coast Eagles Rd 7
Hit-outs 4 St Kilda Rd 18
Tackles 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 12
Goals 2 Collingwood Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 84 Brisbane Lions Rd 14

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 46 - 116 8 8 16 2 0 0 1 3 2 0 67
2 Gold Coast Suns W 87 - 39 6 4 10 0 0 2 4 4 1 0 38
3 Hawthorn L 137 - 79 13 4 17 4 0 0 2 0 1 2 61
4 Essendon W 113 - 60 7 6 13 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 64
5 Sydney Swans L 92 - 75 4 5 9 4 1 1 1 4 0 0 49
6 North Melbourne L 61 - 74 7 8 15 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 42
7 West Coast Eagles W 54 - 73 9 2 11 6 0 0 0 5 1 0 75
8 Port Adelaide L 94 - 76 16 5 21 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 74
9 Geelong Cats W 96 - 64 10 8 18 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 65
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 89 12 5 17 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 56
12 Adelaide Crows W 90 - 50 10 6 16 5 0 0 1 7 0 1 83
13 Richmond W 85 - 105 10 5 15 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 68
14 Brisbane Lions W 105 - 22 11 13 24 4 0 2 0 1 1 1 84
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 81 9 4 13 5 0 1 2 3 0 0 57
16 Melbourne W 34 - 97 6 10 16 2 1 0 3 3 0 0 48
17 GWS Giants W 136 - 60 4 5 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 29
18 St Kilda L 118 - 60 9 5 14 3 4 0 3 4 0 0 57
19 Carlton W 83 - 78 6 5 11 1 0 1 6 3 1 1 33
20 Geelong Cats L 81 - 79 4 6 10 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 39
21 Hawthorn W 110 - 91 7 13 20 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 57
22 Brisbane Lions W 48 - 106 6 8 14 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 48
23 Port Adelaide W 105 - 97 11 4 15 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 67
FW1 Sydney Swans L 93 - 69 9 5 14 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 53
SF Port Adelaide L 83 - 105 4 7 11 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 41
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 8 198 151 349 74 8 11 35 66 9 5 1355

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 188
    • Kicks 8.2
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 14.3
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 61.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Port Adelaide Rd 17, 2008
Handballs 16 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2006
Disposals 35 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2006
Marks 12 St Kilda Rd 13, 2008
Hit-outs 4 St Kilda Rd 18, 2014
Tackles 11 St Kilda Rd 4, 2010
Goals 5 Port Adelaide Rd 14, 2010
AFL Fantasy 138 Port Adelaide Rd 22, 2006

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Fremantle 198 151 349 74 8 11 35 66 9 5 1355
2013 Fremantle 192 178 370 80 9 20 31 74 9 10 1468
2012 Fremantle 208 147 355 78 1 24 37 88 12 16 1506
2011 Fremantle 129 115 244 60 7 16 17 57 13 10 1085
2010 Fremantle 106 133 239 49 6 14 17 75 15 8 1098
2009 Fremantle 47 23 70 23 3 5 8 16 4 3 331
2008 Fremantle 216 134 350 105 8 32 28 77 11 10 1571
2007 Fremantle 189 130 319 85 4 14 21 44 13 11 1302
2006 Fremantle 179 104 283 103 1 14 16 29 20 8 1265
2005 Fremantle 98 45 143 53 0 8 10 19 10 4 661

Legend

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Milestones

Life Membership: 2013

50th game: Rnd 22 2007 v Port Adelaide

100th game: Rnd 4 2011 v North Melbourne 

150th game: Rnd 12 2013 v Brisbane

Awards

Club Awards

Doig Medal
2012

Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
Tom Sheridan

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?  I can’t think of any  

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?  Kepler Bradley

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final? Chris Mayne   

What is your coach’s favourite saying? Is that reasonable

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner? Hayden Ballantyne

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be? Gary Ablett

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world? Take away poverty

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job? Restaurant reviewer     

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose? Masterchef  

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why? Zac Dawson

Who has the worst and why? Alex Silvagni, because it’s head banging death metal

What meal is your speciality to cook? Thai      

What is your favourite TV football show? AFL 360     

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club? Luke McPharlin    

Who is the worst dressed? Kepler Bradley   

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club? Garrick Ibbotson    

What is your favourite way to spend a day off? Playing golf

Who was your childhood celebrity crush? Cindy Crawford  

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity? Matthew Pavlich     

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why? Kepler Bradley, everything he does is funny

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home? Lachie Neale    

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?  Kepler Bradley  

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook? Tom Sheridan