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Craig McGrath
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DOB
9/10/1963
Height
190cm
Weight
88 kg
Junior club
Banyule JFC
Arrived
Pick 4 in the 1990 pre-season draft
Number
40 (1990), 21 (1991)
Debut
Round 11 1990 vs Essendon
(62nd Eagles player)
Games
15
Goals
13
B&F Top 10
0
Best Finish
Last app.
Round 6 1991 vs Geelong
Departed
Delisted at the end of the 1991 season
Other clubs
Fitzroy (VFL) 1984-1989
East Perth (WAFL) 1990-1992
Perth (WAFL) 1993

A powerfully-built key forward, Craig McGrath played 15 games for West Coast after crossing from Fitzroy.

Fitzroy careerEdit

McGrath came up through Fitzroy’s junior ranks, captaining their under-19s to a premiership in 1982. He played 58 senior games for the Lions through the 1980s before being delisted due to a salary cap squeeze at the end of 1989.

West Coast careerEdit

Added to West Coast’s list, McGrath was called up midseason and played 11 games for the year, including the drawn qualifying final against Collingwood and the replay, before being dropped for the semi-final. His best performances came in rounds 17 and 18 when he kicked back-to-back three-goal hauls in wins over Carlton and Sydney.

After managing four games early in 1991, McGrath lost his spot and was unable to win it back. He was delisted at the end of the year.

Post-VFL/AFL careerEdit

The big Victorian continued to play in the WAFL for several seasons, switching from East Perth to Perth.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T WAFL Gm G
1990 11 11 12 120 49 49 169 2 EP 10 7
1991 4 2 0 16 5 19 35 0 4 4
Tot 15 13 12 136 54 68 204 2
Avg 0.9 9.1 3.6 4.5 13.6 0.1

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/C/Craig_McGrath.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_McGrath

http://waflfootyfacts.net/player/stats.php?PlayerID=4200

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