Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Peter Knights

Known as
Peter Knights

30 March 1952 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 62d
Last game: 33y 175d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 44, 24

Peter Knights

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,172nd player to appear, 202nd most games played, 405th most goals kickedHawthorn: 596th player to appear, 13th most games played, 28th most goals kicked

Peter Knights made his debut for the Hawks in 1969 and went on to play 264 games for the club over 17 seasons. A spectacular high flyer, injury robbed him of involvement in Hawthorn's 1971 Grand Final win over St Kilda. However, he was a member of the Hawks' 1976, 1978 and 1983 premiership sides. In 1971 he won a Simpson Medal while representing the VFL against Western Australia in Perth.

After retiring as a player, Peter Knights was appointed as the inaugural coach of the Brisbane Bears in 1987 - the football equivalent of Russian roulette with a fully loaded six-shooter. He was replaced midway through the 1989 season by Paul Feltham.

Knights later spent four and a half years as coach of Devonport and coached Hawthorn in 1994-95.

Author - John Devaney


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