Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Peter Bradbury

Known as
Peter Bradbury

2 July 1958 (age 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 351d
Last game: 29y 59d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 36
Collingwood: 36, 18

Recruited from
Essendon (1986)

Peter Bradbury

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,445th player to appear, 3,313th most games played, 3,298th most goals kickedEssendon: 900th player to appear, 359th most games played, 324th most goals kickedCollingwood: 877th player to appear, 521st most games played, 549th most goals kicked

Though his career was comparatively short, Peter Bradbury was a highly effective half back flanker with Essendon and then Collingwood between 1983 and 1987.  Bradbury played in the Bombers' losing 1983 Grand Final against Hawthorn, and was a member of the side that turned the tables in the Hawks in the 1984 premiership-decider. He fell out of favour late in 1985, however, was dropped, and thus missed out on being part of the group of Essendon players that went 'back-to-back'. After 49 games for the Dons, Bradbury moved to Collingwood in early 1986, adding a further 23 games to his career tally. 

Author - Andrew Gigacz


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