Daniel Cross

Date of Birth: 30/03/1983

Club: Melbourne FC

Games (Goals): 227 (34)

Recruited From: 2000 NAB AFL Draft, Pick 56 from Murray Bushrangers (TAC Cup)

Playing Honours:

  • Club Best & Fairest 2008
  • Runner Up Club Best & Fairest 2005, 09 & 10

The ever reliable and honest midfield running machine gives his all in each and every contest he pushes too. A long time favourite son of the Western Bulldogs supporters, Daniel’s output was imperative to the success the Bulldogs experienced in 2008 and 2009 when they narrowly missed the Grand Final on both occasions. 

Daniel was a great leader at the Bulldogs, not only for his communication skills but by the way he led through his actions and intensity to his training and professionalism. At the end of the 2013 season, the Western Bulldogs decided to go in a different direction with their list leaving Daniel on the outer. This was seen as a big surprise to many of the public, however Paul Roos jumped at the opportunity and recruited Daniel to Melbourne.

During his short time with Melbourne, Daniel has continued to lead by example taking many of his fellow midfielder's under his wing and showing them a professional way to go about their footy in their preparation, training, and recovery. 

Usually a very durable player, Daniel unfortunately missed a few games due to a break in his leg, however he managed to return for the last few games of the season.

Daniel’s pathway after football looks to be in the fitness and nutrition industry. He and his wife Sam have a son, Tyler.