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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Foster

Known as
Peter Foster

Born
2 June 1960 (age 62)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 75d
Last game: 33y 39d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Footscray; Australia

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 28
Footscray: 32

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1983)

Peter Foster

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1980-1982720.2943%3.572.431.710
FootscrayV/AFL1983-1993163560.3454%11.654.375.4248
AustraliaIR1987200.00
V/AFL1980-1993170580.3454%11.324.295.2748
IR1987200.00
Total1980-1993172580.34

AFL: 9,200th player to appear, 956th most games played, 1,799th most goals kickedFitzroy: 981st player to appear, 721st most games played, 651st most goals kickedFootscray: 739th player to appear, 53rd most games played, 118th most goals kicked

Originally from Colac-Coragulac Peter Foster was recruited by Fitzroy but found it hard to break into the team, playing a total of just 7 games in 1980-1-2. The 1983 season found him at Footscray where initially he once again found it difficult to establish himself. However, after being given time to develop he emerged as an imposing, formidable key position player who played for Victoria in 1987, 1988 and 1989 and finished fifth in the Brownlow Medal voting in 1988. As a centre half forward he deployed his considerable aerial skills to good effect by either taking telling marks or bringing the ball to ground for the benefit of the Bulldogs smalls. Club best and fairest in 1990 Peter Foster played 163 V/AFL games and kicked 56 goals for Footscray between 1983 and 1993. He also represented Australia in 2 International Rules test matcheds against Ireland. 

Author - John Devaney

Sources

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

Footnotes

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