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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Daniel

Known as
Peter Daniel

17 September 1947 (age 74)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 216d
Last game: 26y 299d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 45, 28

Peter Daniel

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,015th player to appear, 2,380th most games played, 1,920th most goals kickedEssendon: 756th player to appear, 170th most games played, 164th most goals kicked

After struggling to maintain his place in Essendon’s senior team in his debut season of 1968, Peter Daniel became a regular in the side from the following year. Capable of occupying key positions at both ends of the ground, he played precisely 100 games and kicked 54 goals for the Bombers over the course of a seven season VFL career.

The 1975 season saw Daniel assuming the coaching reins at North Launceston whilst also continuing as a player. He played 117 NTFA games for the Robins in seven seasons and steered them to no fewer than five premierships in that time. He later had spells coaching City-South, South Launceston, Subiaco and Clarence without ever managing to recapture the success he had achieved with North Launceston. He also coached, and played for, the Tasmanian state team.

On the strength of both his playing and coaching achievements in the Apple Isle Peter Daniel was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.

Author - John Devaney


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


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