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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Marquis

Known as
Peter Marquis

13 March 1932

4 March 2005 (aged 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 36d
Last game: 26y 191d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Devonport; Melbourne; North Hobart

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 3

Recruited from
Devonport (1953)

Peter Marquis

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North HobartTANFL1959-196494

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,300th player to appear, 2,464th most games played, 5,636th most goals kickedMelbourne: 735th player to appear, 169th most games played, 510th most goals kicked

A powerful and resolute defender, Peter Marquis was something of a hero among Melbourne supporters during his VFL career because of his penchant for smashing his way through packs with little apparent regard for his (or anyone else's) safety. He was a key figure on the last line of defence in three Melbourne premiership teams, and played the last of his 99 VFL games in the losing 1958 Grand Final against Collingwood.

Originally from Devonport, Marquis won that club best and fairest award in 1951. Popularly known as "runk" he played a total of 36 games for the Magpies, and was also chosen to represent the NWFU. After his six-season stint with Melbourne he returned to Tasmania and joined North Hobart, where he rounded off his career with a further 94 league games, plus membership of the 1961-2 premiership teams. He was one of the most highly regarded TANFL players of his era, finishing as a runner-up in the Leitch Medal voting on no fewer than three occasions.

Peter Marquis played interstate football for both Tasmania and the VFL, and in August 2000 was selected in the unplaced official North Hobart team of the Twentieth Century.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Footy's Tasmanian Football Companion


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