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Craig
Bird

Height
180 cm
DOB
21-01-1989
Weight
83 kg
Debut
-
Games
157
Goals
59
CraigBird

Player Bio

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Benefactor:

Wayne & Cheryl Burgess

Craig Bird grew up in Nelson Bay (NSW) and played in a premiership with Sydney before joining Essendon at the end of 2015.

He is a strong-bodied midfielder who can also push forward.

In 2016, Bird played 18 games and finished high up in several key statistical categories for the Bombers including tackles (2nd), clearances (3rd) and contested possessions (4th). 

Bird’s best form came late in the season with 25 possessions, one goal and nine tackles against Gold Coast and a 22-disposal effort against Carlton in the final three weeks of the year. 

The 27 year old also picked up 24 possessions in his 150th match against Richmond.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 157
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 8.6
    • Disposals 17.3
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.2
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 68.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Carlton Rd 14, 2013
Handballs 20 North Melbourne Rd 8, 2016
Disposals 33 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2014
Marks 8 GWS Giants Rd 1, 2012
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2009
Tackles 11 North Melbourne Rd 4, 2012
Goals 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2011
AFL Fantasy 134 Essendon Rd 9, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points