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Mr. Crowley

A master at his craft, Ryan Crowley is well known for his ability to shut down some of best players in the league.

5:00pm  Jan 25, 2016

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Ryan
Crowley

Height
188 cm
DOB
05-03-1984
Weight
88 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
-
Career
196
Goals
2018
-
Career
118
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
-
Avg
-
RyanCrowley

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Gisborne (VIC)
Recruited from: Calder Cannons (VIC)
Draft information: National Draft 2002 - pick 55, Rookie Draft 2004 - pick 39
Debut: Round 10, 2005 v Geelong
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 5

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Benefactor:

Wicks Eyecare

Supporter:

EFC Cheer Squad

Gai Williams

Suzanne Adamson and Jewel Young

Radford Meats

The former Docker joined the Bombers at the beginning of the 2016 season to bolster the side's midfield. An elite tagger, the 31-year old's experience will be invaluable to the younger Bombers.  

Season by Season

Season by Season

Crowley did not play a game in 2015 after he was suspended for a year for taking a banned substance. Despite the setback, Crowley trained hard away from the Dockers, maintained his fitness and was ready to comeback toward the end of the season. 
He would not be given the chance and was unfortunately delisted at the end of 2015. 

Season by Season

Crowley had another consistent season and remains one of the AFL's best taggers. Has not missed a game in the past three seasons and continues to mark the opposition's best midfielders and is rarely beaten. He kept Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak quiet twice in three weeks at the end of the 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.

Season by Season

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.

Season by Season

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.

Season by Season

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

  • 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 196
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 14.6
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 62.1

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

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

Milestones

Milestone

versus

round

AFL debut

Geelong

rd 10, 2005

50th game

Port Adelaide

rd 22, 2007

100th game

North Melbourne

rd 4, 2011

150th game

Brisbane

rd 12, 2013

Awards

Fremantle

Doig Medal 2012

Players' Award 2013

Fremantle Dockers Life Member Inducted in 2013

Q&A

Your nickname: The Grinch or Ralph

One word to describe you: Determined

Favourite player to watch growing up: Gavin Brown and Dermott Bereton

Who has had the most influence on your career: Dad and Ross Lyon

Toughest individual opponent: Gary Ablett Jnr

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Tom Vandeleur or Craig Moller

Thriftiest player at your club: David Mundy

The next big thing at your club: Jacob Ballard

The smartest thing you have been told: Don’t give up

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Copenhagen, Denmark

Do you have any strange phobias: Spiders

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Suits and Game of Thrones

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Batman

If you had to choose another career, what would it be:Professional Cyclist

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Baked beans

Your last meal would be: Big bowl of pasta

Your favourite holiday destination: Las Vegas

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Clive Owen

What are your three essential items: Bike, phone and wallet

Most useless thing you have bought: Surfboard

Best subject at school: Maths

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Soccer World Cup Final