Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Peter Dean

Known as
Peter Dean

9 March 1965 (age 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 94d
Last game: 33y 174d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; Australia

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 35

Recruited from
South Bendigo (1984)

Family links
Rod Ashman (Uncle)

Peter Dean

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,532nd player to appear, 288th most games played, 2,398th most goals kickedCarlton: 919th player to appear, 15th most games played, 188th most goals kicked

Originally from South Bendigo, Peter Dean was a stalwart of the Carlton Football Club between 1984 and 1998, during which time he played 248 V/AFL games and kicked 41 goals. Typically used on a half back flank where his key strengths of athleticism, toughness around the ball and exceptional endurance were very much to the fore he was twice selected to play for Victoria and also played for the Australian international rules side in 1990. The highlights of his career, however, came in 1987 and 1995 when he helped the Blues to grand final wins over Hawthorn and Geelong respectively. After retiring as a player he served as Carlton's runner for a time. The Blues father-son academy is named after him.

Author - John Devaney


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


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