Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Peter Davidson

Known as
Peter Davidson

29 August 1963 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 212d
Last game: 27y 3d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Claremont; West Coast; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
West Coast: 11
Brisbane: 40

Recruited from
West Coast (1990)

Peter Davidson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West CoastV/AFL1987200.0050%
V/AFL1987, 1990930.3322%10.338.443.780
Total1983-1987, 1990930.33

AFL: 9,785th player to appear, 8,584th most games played, 7,402nd most goals kickedWest Coast: 5th player to appear, 253rd most games played, 244th most goals kickedBrisbane: 68th player to appear, 269th most games played, 225th most goals kicked

A prolific possession gatherer whose disposal skills sometimes let him down, Peter Davidson was one of the WAFL’s undisputed stars during the years immediately prior to the formation of the West Coast Eagles. Between 1983 and 1986 he played 66 games and booted 22 goals for Claremont and was the winner of the club’s 1985 fairest and best award. He also played state of origin football for Western Australia against Victoria in 1986.

When West Coast debuted in the VFL in 1987 Peter Davidson was an inaugural squad member. However, soft tissue injuries limited him to just a couple of appearances and at season’s end he retired.

Three years later he made a comeback with Brisbane but, despite showing glimpses of his best form towards the end of the season, he opted to return home to Western Australia in 1991. He played seven games for the Bears.

Davidson made another comeback as a player in 1992 when his seven game stint with East Fremantle included that year’s winning grand final against South Fremantle.

Author - John Devaney


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