Games Played 8
Career 2002 - 2002
Date of Birth 16/10/1976
AFC Debut Number: 124 AFC Debut Game: Round 1 v Western Bulldogs, 2002
AFC Career Guernsey Number: 15
A late bloomer at SANFL club South Adelaide, Ryan Fitzgerald was secured by the Sydney Swans with the No 4 pick at the 1998 national draft. Shoulder and knee injuries wrecked the key forward’s time in Sydney, although he kicked five goals on debut in 2000. Adelaide took a punt on the forward during the 2001 trade period but another serious knee injury ended his AFL career after just eight games for the Crows.
Fitzgerald found national fame as a contestant on TV reality show Big Brother in 2004 and the Crows ambassador later became a well known national radio and television personality.