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Boyd's tribute to Daniel Cross

Watch and read in full Western Bulldogs captain Matthew Boyd's moving tribute from the Sutton Medal to his best mate and departing Bulldog Daniel Cross.

1:49pm  Sep 6, 2013

We did it for Crossy: Libba

Western Bulldogs midfielder Tom Liberatore had one thing on his mind in the latter stages of the match against Melbourne — win at all costs for Daniel Cross.

10:07am  Sep 3, 2013

Captain boosts Cross in last hurrah

Matthew Boyd had a clear message for departing Club veteran Daniel Cross at the final change yesterday, to embody the courage and tenacity he built a 13-year career on and leave nothing on the field.

1:33pm  Sep 2, 2013

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Daniel
Cross

Height
187 cm
DOB
30-03-1983
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2002
Games
214
Goals
33
DanielCross

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Albury
Clubs: Western Bulldogs
Debut: 2002
Recruited from: Albury (NSW) / Murray U18
Brownlow Votes:
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Diligent and hard-working, Daniel Cross continues to be a model of consistency. Setting the bar in pre-season training standards, Cross regularly features in aerobic and fitness testing over Summer.  The reliable midfielder has built a reputation around being hard at the contest and selfless in his pursuits. Cross was drafted with the Bulldogs’ fourth round selection (pick 56) in the 2000 AFL National Draft.

Season by Season

Without attracting any excess attention the veteran ranked second in average handballs at the Club in 2012, third in average disposals, third it total marks, fifth in hitouts, fifth in average tackles and third in disposal efficiency. He shifted his time between the midfield and defence, providing extra assistance and experience to the back six when needed.  Cross capped off Season 2012 taking out the Most Courageous Award at the Charles Sutton Medal for the second consecutive year.

Season by Season

The ever-consistent performer put his body on the line in trademark fashion in 2011 and averaged over 24 possessions per game for the seventh season in a row. The club stalwart’s season was acknowledged by taking out the Scott West Most Courageous Player award. Ranked No. 1 at the club for tackles (125, averaging 5.7), handballs (323, averaging 14.7) and marks (125, averaging 5.7) in 2011. His fearless style of play was recognised with a nomination for Most Courageous Player at the AFLPA awards.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 14.2
    • Disposals 21.2
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 1.7
    • Tackles 8.7
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 93.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 GWS Giants Rd 3
Handballs 20 West Coast Eagles Rd 2
Disposals 27 West Coast Eagles Rd 2
Marks 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 2
Hit-outs 5 GWS Giants Rd 3
Tackles 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 2
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 125 West Coast Eagles Rd 2

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 68 - 51 6 9 15 4 1 1 3 11 0 0 85
2 West Coast Eagles L 30 - 123 7 20 27 4 1 2 0 12 0 1 125
3 GWS Giants L 79 - 47 9 10 19 1 5 2 1 4 0 0 70
4 Carlton W 58 - 81 6 18 24 3 0 2 1 8 0 1 95
5 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 3 28 57 85 12 7 7 5 35 0 2 375

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 214
    • Kicks 8.4
    • Handballs 15.1
    • Disposals 23.5
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 1.4
    • Tackles 4.4
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 90.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 2006
Handballs 30 Port Adelaide Rd 12, 2009
Disposals 39 Hawthorn FW1, 2008
Marks 14 Port Adelaide Rd 16, 2010
Hit-outs 8 Geelong Cats Rd 11, 2011
Tackles 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 2, 2014
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 2, 2008
AFL Fantasy 151 Hawthorn FW1, 2008

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Melbourne 28 57 85 12 7 7 5 35 0 2 375
2013 Western Bulldogs 117 177 294 71 6 14 9 57 4 2 1165
2012 Western Bulldogs 163 242 405 88 25 23 7 69 2 1 1553
2011 Western Bulldogs 207 323 530 125 42 32 28 125 1 2 2140
2010 Western Bulldogs 238 423 661 139 70 54 24 136 2 4 2589
2009 Western Bulldogs 162 419 581 128 42 36 20 100 5 2 2158
2008 Western Bulldogs 241 423 664 138 24 52 25 117 5 2 2484
2007 Western Bulldogs 126 241 367 89 21 27 10 59 1 2 1389
2006 Western Bulldogs 262 363 625 146 15 42 30 108 9 6 2409
2005 Western Bulldogs 179 384 563 127 39 30 22 94 2 5 2082
2004 Western Bulldogs 55 131 186 43 15 8 6 39 1 0 723
2003 Western Bulldogs 19 36 55 19 0 3 2 9 0 1 220
2002 Western Bulldogs 5 7 12 4 0 3 2 3 1 0 56

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

AFL Western Bulldogs: 197 games, 29 goals

 

Awards

AFL Awards

All Australian Nominee
2008

International Rules Series
2010

NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee
2004

Club Awards

Western Bulldogs Best and Fairest
2008

Western Bulldogs Runner Up Best and Fairest
2005, 2009, 2010

Western Bulldogs Third Best and Fairest
2006

Western Bulldogs NAB Cup Premiership Side
2010

Western Bulldogs Most Courageous Player Award
2011, 2012

Western Bulldogs Best Team Player Award
2004