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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Somerville

Known as
Peter Somerville

8 July 1968 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 2d
Last game: 31y 72d

Height and weight
Height: 195 cm
Weight: 98 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 42, 19

Family links
John Somerville (Father)Trevor Somerville (Uncle)

Peter Somerville

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,966th player to appear, 1,104th most games played, 1,207th most goals kickedEssendon: 943rd player to appear, 66th most games played, 96th most goals kicked

Peter Somerville was the son of former Essendon forward John Somerville, and like his father he joined the Bombers from Moe. His V/AFL career comprised 160 games between 1988 and 1999, in which he booted 89 goals. A ruckman, he struggled early on to get a game because Essendon boasted two of the finest ruckmen in the game in the shape of Simon Madden and Paul Salmon. He enjoyed his best years during the mid nineties and his career highlight was playing in the Bombers' 1993 premiership team. Capable of extraordinary high leaps when attempting to mark, he lacked pace but had good general skills. He represented Victoria in 1991. After leaving Windy Hill Peter Somerville played for North Ballarat in the VFL for a time.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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