Hayden Crozier

Hayden Crozier (born 24 December 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Fremantle Football Club from 2012 to 2017.

Hayden Crozier
Crozier in August 2018
Personal information
Full name Hayden Crozier
Date of birth (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993
Original team(s)

Rowville Football Club

Eastern Ranges (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 20, 2011 national draft
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Forward/defender
Club information
Current club Western Bulldogs
Number 9
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20122017 Fremantle 69 (44)
2018 Western Bulldogs 39 (1)
Total 108 (45)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Originally from Rowville, Crozier played junior football for the Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup. He performed well at the AFL pre-draft testing, recording the second highest standing leap and elite-level sprinting and endurance results.[1] He represented Victoria Metro at the 2011 AFL Under 18 Championships where he took a spectacular high mark against Western Australia.[2]

He was drafted by Fremantle with their second selection, 20th overall, in the 2011 AFL Draft.[3]

A high leaping left-footed forward, Crozier was selected to play his first games for Fremantle in round 10 of the 2012 AFL season against the Adelaide Football Club after performing well in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) for East Perth.[4]

At the conclusion of the 2017 AFL season, Crozier was traded to the Western Bulldogs.[5]

His father is Sri Lankan.[6][7]

Statistics

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season[8]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2012 Fremantle 17300131730530.00.04.35.710.01.71.0
2013 Fremantle 179104752510033211.10.48.32.811.13.72.3
2014 Fremantle 171186774412133360.70.67.04.011.03.03.3
2015 Fremantle 17117358349223310.60.35.33.18.42.12.8
2016 Fremantle 1716661877826587480.40.411.74.916.65.43.0
Career 50 31 19 410 198 608 181 139 0.6 0.4 8.2 4.0 12.2 3.6 2.8

References

  1. Phelan, Jason (28 October 2011). "Hot prospects: Hayden Crozier". Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  2. Clark, Jay (14 November 2011). "Top marks for Hayden Crozier". Herald Sun. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  3. Quartermaine, Braden (24 November 2011). "West Coast picks two local players while Fremantle Dockers opt for interstate talent". PerthNow. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  4. Duffield, Mark (1 June 2012). "Crozier in as Lyon rings the changes". The West Australian. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  5. "Talented Docker off to Dogs for draft pick". afl.com.au. Bigpond. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  6. The Footy Almanac - Asia-Pacific Team of the Century
  7. Kastanis, Costa (18 July 2014). "A multicultural Freo".
  8. Hayden Crozier's player profile at AFL Tables
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