Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Peter Kiel

Known as
Peter Kiel

2 October 1958 (age 64)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 176d
Last game: 28y 206d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 17
Melbourne: 29

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1987)

Peter Kiel

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1982-198680290.3616%10.459.312.136

AFL: 9,312th player to appear, 2,959th most games played, 3,017th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,259th player to appear, 181st most games played, 223rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,095th player to appear, 1,362nd most games played, 1,329th most goals kicked

Peter Kiel had a superb debut season with St Kilda in 1982 which was capped by winning the club’s best and fairest award. Thereafter it would probably be fair to observe that his form dipped, although he remained a regular senior player until 1986, by which time he had played 80 games and kicked 29 goals. Capable of filling a number of positions, he was deployed most commonly in defensive roles as his career progressed.

The 1987 season saw Kiel at Melbourne but he retired after playing just one senior game. He did, however, play in the Demons’ winning night series grand final against Essendon.

Author - John Devaney


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


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