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Key Facts

Full name
Paul Peos

Known as
Paul Peos

Born
28 January 1968 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 60d
Last game: 27y 197d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
East Perth; West Coast; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
West Coast: 20, 6, 32
Brisbane: 8

Recruited from
West Coast (1993); Brisbane (1995)

Paul Peos

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
East PerthWR1986-1997121600.50
West CoastV/AFL1987-1992, 199555340.6249%9.043.273.553
BrisbaneAFL1993-199433401.2130%7.093.273.700
WR1986-1997121600.50
V/AFL1987-199588740.8442%8.313.273.603
Total1986-19972091340.64

AFL: 9,795th player to appear, 2,775th most games played, 1,480th most goals kickedWest Coast: 18th player to appear, 103rd most games played, 87th most goals kickedBrisbane: 111th player to appear, 152nd most games played, 75th most goals kicked

Originally from Manjimup, Paul Peos was recruited by East Perth after making a big impression as a member of Western Australia's Teal Cup team. He made his debut for the Royals in 1986, and at the end of the year, after being the only rookie in the league to play in all his team's matches for the season, was chosen in West Coast's inaugural VFL squad.

Between 1987 and 1992, Peos alternated between the Eagles and Royals, earning plaudits for his strong marking, coolness under duress, and exemplary conversion rate when playing in the forward lines. At the end of the 1992 season he was traded to Brisbane where he played 33 games in two seasons, kicking 40 goals. Returning to Western Australia in 1995 he again divided his time between West Coast in the national and East Perth in the local competition. When the Eagles released him at the end of the of the 1995 season he had played a total of 55 V/AFL games and booted 34 goals for the club.

In 1996, freed from his AFL commitments, Peos produced an excellent season of football in the WAFL, earning himself the Royals fairest and best award. He continued with East Perth for one further season before hanging up his boots with 121 senior games and 59 goals to his name. He represented Western Australia once.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion

Footnotes

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