Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Peter O'Sullivan

Known as
Peter O'Sullivan

22 May 1932

23 September 1972 (aged 40)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 25d
Last game: 26y 2d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 16
North Melbourne: 19

Recruited from
Essendon (1956)

Peter O'Sullivan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1956-19582470.2929%0

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,235th player to appear, 3,311th most games played, 5,382nd most goals kickedEssendon: 647th player to appear, 364th most games played, 812th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 471st player to appear, 428th most games played, 416th most goals kicked

Peter O’Sullivan was a classy wingman who joined Essendon from Ascot Youth Centre, having won the 1948 under-age best and fairest in the Essendon District League. He progressed through the ranks at the Bombers and made his senior debut in 1952. His football was eye-catching and effective, but he only spent four seasons with the Dons, playing 47 VFL games and kicking one goal. From 1956 to 1958 he added 25 games and six goals for North Melbourne, sometimes lining up on a half forward flank rather than a wing.

Author - John Devaney


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