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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Caven

Known as
Peter Caven

16 May 1970 (age 52)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 352d
Last game: 30y 82d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Sydney; Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 50, 22
Sydney: 26
Adelaide: 44

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1994); Sydney (1996)

Peter Caven

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,229th player to appear, 1,465th most games played, 1,899th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,095th player to appear, 310th most games played, 265th most goals kickedSydney: 1,245th player to appear, 619th most games played, 687th most goals kickedAdelaide: 69th player to appear, 70th most games played, 72nd most goals kicked

After struggling to make his mark at Fitzroy (39 games, 17 goals, 1991-3) and Sydney (18 games, four goals, 1994-5) Peter Caven overcame a sluggish start to his time with a third AFL club, Adelaide, to transform himself into one of the b est centre half backs in the business. His 82 AFL games with the Crows from 1996 to 2000 included the winning grand finals of 1997 and 1998, in both of which he was among the victors' best players. His aggregate tally of 34 goals with the Crows was attributable to the fact that he played for much of the 1996 season as a forward.

Determined and persistent early in his career Caven added a touch of panache and swagger to his play, with his surging runs out of the backlines epitomising the attacking verve of Adelaide under the coaching of Malcolm Blight.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia articl


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