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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Curran

Known as
Peter Curran

15 July 1962 (age 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 282d
Last game: 29y 257d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Australia; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 25
Brisbane: 2

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1991)

Peter Curran

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,425th player to appear, 1,837th most games played, 395th most goals kickedHawthorn: 688th player to appear, 124th most games played, 29th most goals kickedBrisbane: 75th player to appear, 227th most games played, 171st most goals kicked

Peter Curran played 123 games for Hawthorn and Brisbane between 1983 and 1992.

A courageous strong-marking forward, Curran played an important part in the most successful era in Hawthorn's history, the 1980s. After a disappointing loss in the 1984 Grand Final, Curran found greater success in 1985, playing in the upset 9 point win over Essendon in the Foster's Cup night Grand Final and in the come-from-behind reserves Grand Final victory against Carlton. He was a member of their premiership sides in 1986 and 1989. In the 1989 Grand Final he contributed 3 goals.

Although he never kicked over 50 goals in a season he came close, managing 46 in 1984 and 44 in 1987. He moved to Brisbane in 1991 and joined the Bears, playing with the club for his final two seasons. After his playing career ended he tried various coaching jobs before eventually securing the job of Adelaide Crows assistant coach, and later Melbourne. He is currently employed as a Senior Years English teacher and Head Coach of Football at Wesley College, Melbourne. His son, Tom Curran was drafted by North Melbourne in the 2011 AFL Draft.



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