Kris Massie was born in Sweden. He played some of his early football with the Dandenong Stingrays, and was selected by Carlton in the
1997 AFL draft at pick number seven.
Massie was with the Blues to the end of 2001 when he was traded to the Adelaide Crows. Whilst injuries restricted the utility to 43 AFL appearances at Carlton, Massie did play in the 1999 grand final against North Melbourne.
Athletic, with good anticipation, Massie was capable of playing forward or back, and had another 88 appearances with the Crows (2002-2008).
Norwood selected him in the 2002 SANFL mini-draft, and he subsequently played for the Redlegs when not required by the Crows. He made his SANFL debut in the second half of the 2002 season and played five senior games for Norwood in his first year. He played six in each of the following two seasons. Massie spent more time in the SANFL in 2005 (13 games) but played predominantly with the Crows from 2006 to 2008.
Delisted by Adelaide at the end of the 2008 season, Massie agreed to play for the Redlegs on a full-time basis in 2009. He was appointed as one of the vice-captains at the start of the year, played 18 games, and reached his 50 game milestone at the club.
The following season Massie began his coaching career with Glenelg. He progressed quickly through the grades, coaching the Glenelg under 18's, reserves and then the league team from mid-2011 to 2013
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