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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Morrison

Known as
Peter Morrison

17 April 1956 (age 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 73d
Last game: 25y 134d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 39
South Melbourne: 35

Recruited from
Footscray (1976)

Family links
Ian Morrison (Brother)Shane Morrison (Son)

Peter Morrison

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1976-198190951.0649%12.896.765.2923
V/AFL1974, 1976-198191951.0448%12.776.705.2423
Total1974, 1976-198191951.0448%12.776.705.2423

AFL: 8,684th player to appear, 2,613th most games played, 1,115th most goals kickedFootscray: 635th player to appear, 1,018th most games played, 983rd most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 1,041st player to appear, 164th most games played, 75th most goals kicked

Peter Morrison was unable to get a game at Footscray, where he managed just a single senior appearance in 1974. A knee reconstruction caused him to miss the whole of the 1975 season and when he resumed in 1976 he had ventured to pastures new in the shape of South Melbourne. After a less than convincing start to his career with the Swans he developed into a top quality performer, not to mention, in more modern parlance, something of a ball magnet. On a couple of occasions during his 90 game, 95 goal stint with South he was the side’s top possession winner for the year, and he also clearly knew where the goals were. He might have been expected to go on to even better things but he was alienated by South’s relocation to Sydney in 1982 and never played VFL football again.

Author - John Devaney


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