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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Higgins

Known as
Peter Higgins

Born
11 October 1966 (age 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 243d
Last game: 22y 299d

Height and weight
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 90 kg

Senior clubs
West Coast

Jumper numbers
West Coast: 26

Peter Higgins

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West CoastV/AFL1989400.0050%3.250.752.000
Total1989400.0050%3.250.752.000

AFL: 10,050th player to appear, 10,365th most games played, 12,635th most goals kickedWest Coast: 53rd player to appear, 229th most games played, 243rd most goals kicked

Solidly built ruckman Peter Higgins played under 19s and reserves football with Carlton, only to be discarded without playing a senior game. In 1987 he ventured west, and threw in his lot with Claremont. It proved to be a timely move as the Tigers went top that year, downing Subiaco in the grand final by the hefty margin of 71 points.

At the following year’s VFL Draft Higgins was picked up by West Coast, but in three seasons on their list he managed just four appearances. Most of his time was spent playing for Claremont (until 1990) and East Fremantle (21 games in 1991) in the WAFL. After being de-listed by the Eagles he returned to Claremont for one last campaign in 1993, taking his final tally of games with the club to 59. 

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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