Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Kenneth Peucker

Known as
Ken Peucker

2 February 1935

15 February 2005 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 95d
Last game: 26y 72d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; South Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 27, 29

Recruited from
Essendon (1956); South Adelaide (1958)

Ken Peucker

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1954-1955, 1958-196160681.1363%10.502.254
South AdelaideSANFL1956-1957

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,443rd player to appear, 3,745th most games played, 1,575th most goals kickedEssendon: 664th player to appear, 309th most games played, 129th most goals kicked

A pacy, decisive rover and half forward Ken Peucker overcame a slow start to his senior league career to become a very handy player. Originally recruited by Essendon from Lincoln Stars he commenced with the thirds in 1952 before taking his senior bows two years later. He spent the 1957 and 1958 seasons playing in the SANFL with South Adelaide before resuming with the Bombers in 1959. When he transferred to Kyneton in 1961 he had played 60 VFL games and scored 68 goals. He was on a half back flank in the losing grand final of 1959 against Melbourne, the same season which saw him win the club’s seconds best and fairest award and finish second in voting for the Gardiner Medal.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.