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Gavin Crosisca

Gavin Crosisca

1987-2000
28

246CFC Games Played

64CFC Goals

Date of Birth
15 September 1968
Recruited From
Western Districts
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1987
Height:
188cm
Weight:
88kg

Biography

Crosisca received little fanfare in a long and honorable career after moving from Queensland and was the Magpies’ quiet achiever for over a decade.

He joined Collingwood after having had just one senior season with the Western Districts club in the QAFL. He regularly topped the Collingwood lists for shepherds and tackles and while his input did not attract the attention of the average watcher, the Collingwood hierarchy always ranked his importance highly.

Wearing the No. 28, Crosisca’s long kicks out of defence and great stamina were a feature of the Magpie backline from his earliest years and he was a handy part of the 1990 premiership team. While his natural role should have been as a half-back flanker he was frequently pitted against tall-forwards and took on the challenge with unflinching determination.

There was a question mark over his career in mid-1997 when he was dropped to the reserves, but he re-invented himself when placed on the wing and enjoyed the relief of not having to stand taller, bigger players.

It was indicative of his talent that he ran second in the 1998 best and fairest in a season when he was approaching his 30th birthday. In earlier years he had twice run third.

He avoided media attention and would chide others who sought the limelight. Those close to him at the club put it down to a natural shyness.

An unusual sidelight on Crosisca’s CV was that he played state of origin football for Queensland, Victoria and the Allies because of changing eligibility rules.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1987-2000 246 64 8 49%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1987 7 0 1 46 38 13 84 28

1987 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney L 0 1 14 5 2 19 28 View match >
Round 2 Carlton L 0 0 2 2 3 4 28 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn L 0 0 3 5 1 8 28 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs L 5 5 1 10 28 View match >
Round 19 Brisbane W 5 2 7 28 View match >
Round 20 Melbourne L 8 11 4 19 28 View match >
Round 22 Essendon W 9 8 2 17 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1988 23 7 7 222 121 43 343 28

1988 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Brisbane W 7 8 3 15 28 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 28 View match >
Round 3 Richmond W 11 12 2 23 28 View match >
Round 4 West Coast W 11 8 1 19 28 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 12 5 4 17 28 View match >
Round 6 Hawthorn L 1 11 5 1 16 28 View match >
Round 7 Essendon L 0 0 7 7 1 14 28 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 11 7 4 18 28 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 1 6 4 2 10 28 View match >
Round 10 Melbourne L 15 7 1 22 28 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 10 7 4 17 28 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda W 1 19 8 1 27 28 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 16 5 5 21 28 View match >
Round 14 Carlton W 9 5 1 14 28 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy L 3 1 7 2 2 9 28 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 3 1 8 1 3 9 28 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne D 11 4 2 15 28 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 8 2 8 28 View match >
Round 19 Brisbane W 6 3 2 9 28 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 10 9 2 19 28 View match >
Round 21 West Coast L 1 1 10 7 17 28 View match >
Round 22 Geelong W 1 9 1 10 28 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne L 0 0 8 6 14 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1989 19 6 5 206 147 26 353 28

1989 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 10 6 2 16 28 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy L 13 5 2 18 28 View match >
Round 3 Brisbane W 14 11 25 28 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 1 15 13 28 28 View match >
Round 5 Sydney L 5 7 12 28 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 1 1 28 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 1 10 3 2 13 28 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 15 14 29 28 View match >
Round 9 Essendon L 14 11 1 25 28 View match >
Round 10 Geelong L 10 11 3 21 28 View match >
Round 11 West Coast W 1 1 11 13 1 24 28 View match >
Round 12 Richmond W 2 10 8 3 18 28 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 11 6 2 17 28 View match >
Round 15 Carlton L 6 7 4 13 28 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 1 1 28 View match >
Round 20 Fitzroy W 13 6 3 19 28 View match >
Round 21 Richmond W 1 20 11 2 31 28 View match >
Round 22 West Coast W 2 13 11 24 28 View match >
Elimination Final Melbourne L 1 1 14 4 1 18 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1990 23 22 26 283 159 50 442 28

1990 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 West Coast L 9 5 2 14 28 View match >
Round 2 Carlton W 2 1 12 12 2 24 28 View match >
Round 3 Sydney W 2 2 20 9 2 29 28 View match >
Round 4 Western Bulldogs W 1 18 11 2 29 28 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda W 2 2 9 6 1 15 28 View match >
Round 6 Essendon L 2 1 17 8 4 25 28 View match >
Round 7 Hawthorn L 3 14 4 2 18 28 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy W 1 3 14 7 21 28 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 1 3 20 10 1 30 28 View match >
Round 10 Melbourne W 14 6 2 20 28 View match >
Round 11 Brisbane W 3 14 9 4 23 28 View match >
Round 12 Geelong W 3 3 28 View match >
Round 16 Sydney W 1 14 9 1 23 28 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs L 1 2 13 10 2 23 28 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 3 1 12 10 22 28 View match >
Round 19 Essendon L 1 12 4 3 16 28 View match >
Round 20 Hawthorn L 2 1 2 28 View match >
Round 21 Fitzroy W 1 1 24 7 31 28 View match >
Round 22 North Melbourne W 1 11 7 3 18 28 View match >
Qualifying Final West Coast D 0 0 11 9 4 20 28 View match >
Qualifying Final West Coast W 2 0 10 7 5 17 28 View match >
Semi Final Essendon W 1 2 6 7 4 13 28 View match >
Grand Final Essendon W 2 0 4 2 5 6 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1991 20 1 7 238 150 35 388 28

1991 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 13 8 21 28 View match >
Round 2 West Coast L 0 0 4 7 1 11 28 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy W 1 8 8 1 16 28 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda D 10 4 4 14 28 View match >
Round 5 Brisbane W 2 13 3 1 16 28 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne L 8 7 2 15 28 View match >
Round 8 Richmond L 5 10 5 15 28 View match >
Round 11 North Melbourne L 5 2 2 7 28 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 13 7 4 20 28 View match >
Round 13 Essendon W 7 8 1 15 28 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 14 6 20 28 View match >
Round 15 Adelaide W 2 23 12 35 28 View match >
Round 16 Western Bulldogs W 2 19 9 1 28 28 View match >
Round 17 West Coast L 9 7 16 28 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 6 7 1 13 28 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda W 11 13 3 24 28 View match >
Round 20 Brisbane W 15 8 1 23 28 View match >
Round 21 Melbourne W 24 9 2 33 28 View match >
Round 23 Richmond W 1 18 6 1 24 28 View match >
Round 24 Geelong L 13 9 5 22 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1992 17 5 3 157 114 50 271 28

1992 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Brisbane W 0 0 7 8 2 15 28 View match >
Round 3 Sydney W 2 0 4 5 3 9 28 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 0 0 14 10 4 24 28 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne W 0 1 10 12 3 22 28 View match >
Round 6 Hawthorn L 0 0 9 7 3 16 28 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 0 1 7 11 3 18 28 View match >
Round 8 Carlton L 1 0 10 4 3 14 28 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda L 0 0 11 8 3 19 28 View match >
Round 13 West Coast W 0 0 9 6 3 15 28 View match >
Round 14 Western Bulldogs W 1 1 11 6 3 17 28 View match >
Round 16 Richmond W 1 0 10 11 4 21 28 View match >
Round 17 Brisbane W 11 6 4 17 28 View match >
Round 18 Sydney W 16 6 5 22 28 View match >
Round 19 Essendon W 13 6 4 19 28 View match >
Round 20 Melbourne L 1 2 3 28 View match >
Round 24 Adelaide W 10 3 1 13 28 View match >
Elimination Final St Kilda L 0 0 4 3 2 7 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1993 12 6 5 106 64 39 170 28

1993 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Geelong W 2 1 9 4 5 13 28 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda L 0 1 9 8 4 17 28 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 2 0 9 3 3 12 28 View match >
Round 8 Hawthorn W 1 1 11 6 5 17 28 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy L 10 8 1 18 28 View match >
Round 10 North Melbourne L 4 5 1 9 28 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 8 7 3 15 28 View match >
Round 14 Richmond W 12 6 3 18 28 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 1 11 7 8 18 28 View match >
Round 16 Western Bulldogs W 1 8 5 3 13 28 View match >
Round 17 Geelong L 13 3 3 16 28 View match >
Round 18 Essendon L 1 2 2 4 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1994 19 0 1 156 93 29 249 28

1994 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 9 2 11 28 View match >
Round 2 Carlton W 6 6 1 12 28 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs W 1 9 4 3 13 28 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 9 3 12 28 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne L 11 9 2 20 28 View match >
Round 7 Geelong L 6 5 3 11 28 View match >
Round 11 Adelaide W 8 3 1 11 28 View match >
Round 12 Richmond L 13 8 21 28 View match >
Round 13 West Coast W 13 8 2 21 28 View match >
Round 14 Brisbane L 5 3 8 28 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 4 1 1 5 28 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 8 4 1 12 28 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs L 10 8 1 18 28 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 2 4 2 6 28 View match >
Round 21 Melbourne W 3 3 2 6 28 View match >
Round 22 Geelong W 10 5 2 15 28 View match >
Round 23 St Kilda L 9 5 14 28 View match >
Round 24 North Melbourne L 7 7 2 14 28 View match >
Qualifying Final West Coast L 0 0 14 5 6 19 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1995 21 2 4 211 70 36 281 28

1995 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Carlton L 0 0 5 8 2 13 28 View match >
Round 2 West Coast L 0 0 14 3 5 17 28 View match >
Round 3 Geelong L 0 0 8 2 1 10 28 View match >
Round 4 Essendon D 0 0 6 2 1 8 28 View match >
Round 5 Hawthorn L 0 0 4 1 1 5 28 View match >
Round 6 Richmond L 0 0 6 1 2 7 28 View match >
Round 7 Sydney W 1 0 9 2 5 11 28 View match >
Round 8 Fremantle W 0 0 6 4 10 28 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne L 0 0 8 4 4 12 28 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy W 1 15 8 2 23 28 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 0 0 12 5 2 17 28 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs D 0 2 10 1 3 11 28 View match >
Round 13 Adelaide W 0 0 15 8 23 28 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne L 10 3 1 13 28 View match >
Round 15 Brisbane W 18 4 22 28 View match >
Round 16 Carlton L 13 2 1 15 28 View match >
Round 17 West Coast L 7 1 7 28 View match >
Round 18 Geelong W 14 4 3 18 28 View match >
Round 19 Essendon L 7 2 9 28 View match >
Round 20 Hawthorn W 0 1 13 3 2 16 28 View match >
Round 21 Richmond L 1 0 11 3 14 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1996 20 0 1 165 88 19 253 28

1996 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Carlton L 3 4 5 7 28 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 8 3 11 28 View match >
Round 3 Sydney L 4 4 2 8 28 View match >
Round 4 Fremantle W 1 11 3 2 14 28 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 0 9 6 15 28 View match >
Round 6 Adelaide W 10 2 12 28 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda L 16 2 1 18 28 View match >
Round 8 Brisbane L 10 3 13 28 View match >
Round 9 Geelong L 6 3 9 28 View match >
Round 10 Melbourne L 11 3 14 28 View match >
Round 11 West Coast L 5 1 2 6 28 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 12 8 20 28 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn L 10 1 1 11 28 View match >
Round 15 North Melbourne W 14 7 1 21 28 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy W 5 3 2 8 28 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 5 6 2 11 28 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda L 5 13 1 18 28 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 7 1 8 28 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide W 5 5 10 28 View match >
Round 22 Brisbane W 9 10 19 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1997 21 6 5 238 125 31 363 28

1997 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Port Adelaide W 12 8 1 20 28 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 5 3 1 8 28 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda L 6 4 1 10 28 View match >
Round 4 Carlton L 12 6 1 18 28 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 8 4 1 12 28 View match >
Round 6 Adelaide W 10 5 1 15 28 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 11 4 1 15 28 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 6 4 3 10 28 View match >
Round 9 Sydney L 5 1 2 6 28 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 7 5 3 12 28 View match >
Round 11 Richmond L 3 3 1 6 28 View match >
Round 13 Brisbane L 1 1 23 8 2 31 28 View match >
Round 14 Geelong L 1 19 5 1 24 28 View match >
Round 15 Fremantle W 1 13 8 21 28 View match >
Round 16 Port Adelaide L 1 13 8 3 21 28 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 13 8 3 21 28 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda L 13 13 2 26 28 View match >
Round 19 Carlton L 1 11 4 2 15 28 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 1 1 14 14 1 28 28 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide L 13 5 18 28 View match >
Round 22 North Melbourne W 1 2 21 5 1 26 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1998 22 7 5 285 138 38 423 28

1998 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 0 0 12 2 1 14 28 View match >
Round 2 West Coast L 1 10 3 1 13 28 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs L 13 4 1 17 28 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 1 17 7 24 28 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 17 8 6 25 28 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 1 13 4 1 17 28 View match >
Round 7 Sydney L 1 12 9 1 21 28 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 15 9 2 24 28 View match >
Round 9 Port Adelaide L 14 10 1 24 28 View match >
Round 10 Fremantle W 4 5 2 9 28 View match >
Round 11 North Melbourne L 18 9 2 27 28 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda L 1 3 12 6 2 18 28 View match >
Round 13 Adelaide L 1 1 12 2 2 14 28 View match >
Round 14 Brisbane L 1 13 9 1 22 28 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 13 9 4 22 28 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn W 18 9 1 27 28 View match >
Round 17 West Coast L 10 3 2 13 28 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs L 11 6 3 17 28 View match >
Round 19 Richmond L 1 14 5 1 19 28 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 10 3 2 13 28 View match >
Round 21 Carlton L 13 6 1 19 28 View match >
Round 22 Sydney L 14 10 1 24 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1999 18 2 3 185 108 11 293 28

1999 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn L 0 0 7 2 0 9 28 View match >
Round 2 Carlton L 0 0 10 8 1 18 28 View match >
Round 3 West Coast L 0 0 7 4 1 11 28 View match >
Round 4 Richmond L 0 0 9 6 0 15 28 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 1 0 17 6 0 23 28 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne L 0 0 3 2 0 5 28 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 0 0 19 6 2 25 28 View match >
Round 12 Adelaide L 1 0 19 9 1 28 28 View match >
Round 13 St Kilda W 0 0 16 9 1 25 28 View match >
Round 14 Port Adelaide L 0 1 13 4 0 17 28 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 0 0 10 5 1 15 28 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn W 0 1 7 12 1 19 28 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 0 1 16 15 1 31 28 View match >
Round 18 West Coast L 0 0 5 6 0 11 28 View match >
Round 19 Richmond W 0 0 5 3 1 8 28 View match >
Round 20 Essendon L 0 0 9 4 1 13 28 View match >
Round 21 North Melbourne L 0 0 10 3 0 13 28 View match >
Round 22 Brisbane L 0 0 3 4 0 7 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2000 4 0 0 18 20 7 38 28

2000 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 18 Carlton L 0 0 8 11 4 19 28 View match >
Round 19 Sydney L 0 0 5 3 1 8 28 View match >
Round 20 Western Bulldogs L 0 0 2 2 0 4 28 View match >
Round 22 Essendon L 0 0 3 4 2 7 28 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 246 64 73 2516 1435 427 3951
Avg/Game   0.26 0.30 10.23 5.83 1.74 16.06
Legend
  • GP Games Played
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • T Tackles
  • D Disposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

889

Total AFL Games
246
Total AFL Goals
64
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1987
CFC Last Game
Round 22, 2000
Recruited From
Western Districts
Full Name
Gavin Crosisca
Nickname
Bagger

Awards

  • Life Members
    1997
  • x3
    Wrecker Award
    1990, 1995, 1997
  • Best Clubman (Darren Millane Memorial Trophy)
    1997
  • x2
    Teammate (Darren Millane Memorial Trophy)
    1995, 1999
  • Runner up Best and Fairest (R.T. Rush Trophy)
    1998
  • x2
    Third Best and Fairest (J.J. Joyce Trophy)
    1989, 1995
  • Premiership
    1990
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