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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Filandia

Known as
Peter Filandia

14 May 1970 (age 52)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 334d
Last game: 29y 344d

Height and weight
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Sydney

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 34
Sydney: 37, 10

Recruited from
Essendon (1994)

Peter Filandia

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
SydneyAFL1994, 1996-200070380.5450%8.636.112.769
AFL1991-1992, 1994, 1996-200083520.6351%8.716.192.6513
Total1991-1992, 1994, 1996-200083520.6351%8.716.192.6513

AFL: 10,218th player to appear, 2,871st most games played, 1,961st most goals kickedEssendon: 961st player to appear, 649th most games played, 384th most goals kickedSydney: 1,246th player to appear, 221st most games played, 197th most goals kicked

A tough, industrious, energetic rover who was handy near goal, Peter Filandia struggled with injury during his time with Essendon and played just 13 games in 1991 and 1992, kicking 14 goals. He did not play a senior game at all in 1993, and the 1994 season found him at Sydney. He gave some excellent performances for the Swans but was also undermined by injury at times. When he retired from the AFL after the 2000 season he had played 70 AFL games for Sydney and booted 38 goals.

Filandia finished his playing career with VFL club Port Melbourne, serving as team captain as well as assistant coach. In 2002 he was embroiled in controversy after admitting he had bitten an opponent’s scrotum during a match; he was suspended for 10 weeks.

Author - John Devaney


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


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