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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Welsh

Known as
Peter Welsh

29 June 1951 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 16y 359d
Last game: 27y 51d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 96 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 37, 4

Family links
Jack Welsh (Father)

Peter Welsh

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,062nd player to appear, 1,031st most games played, 1,156th most goals kickedFootscray: 563rd player to appear, 52nd most games played, 65th most goals kicked

Footscray's Peter Welsh was an aggressive, resolute and talented ruckman or key position player in 165 VFL games from 1968 to 1978. Powerful overhead, he was sometimes let down by his kicking, which was poor in technique, and of variable effectiveness. Nevertheless, he was good enough to win the Bulldogs' best and fairest award in 1972, and he also represented the VFL.

Author - John Devaney


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