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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Moore

Known as
Peter Moore

Born
11 January 1957 (age 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 225d
Last game: 30y 188d

Height and weight
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 97 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 30
Melbourne: 10, 30

Recruited from
Collingwood (1983)

Family links
Darcy Moore (Son)

Peter Moore

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1974-19821721931.1259%8.704.004.3773
MelbourneV/AFL1983-198777510.6632%11.324.965.5235
V/AFL1974-19872492440.9851%9.514.304.73108
Total1974-19872492440.9851%9.514.304.73108

AFL: 8,706th player to appear, 279th most games played, 286th most goals kickedCollingwood: 748th player to appear, 64th most games played, 32nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,045th player to appear, 223rd most games played, 147th most goals kicked

Like his predecessor as Collingwood's premier ruckman, Len Thompson, Peter Moore combined prodigious height (198cm) with tremendous dynamism, athleticism and all round skill - in football terms, a highly effective, not to say lethal, combination. He made his Magpies debut in 1974 and went on to play a total of 172 VFL games and boot 193 goals for the club over the course of the ensuing nine seasons, earning a Brownlow Medal in 1979, and securing the club's best and fairest award both that year and the next. He also won Collingwood's top goal kicking award on two occasions, and was selected as an All Australian player in 1979.

Between 1982 and 1987, Moore added another 77 games and 51 goals for Melbourne, overcoming the injuries that had dogged him late in his Collingwood career to the extent that he procured a second Brownlow Medal in 1984. Injuries returned to undermine his last few years with the Demons, but overall he gave the club tremendous service, and his rare feat in annexing Brownlows at two separate clubs ensures that he will long be remembered as one of football's bona fide 'immortals'.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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