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Key Facts

Full name
Peter Johnston

Known as
Peter Johnston

13 November 1957 (age 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 163d
Last game: 28y 163d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 95 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Geelong

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 8
Geelong: 3

Recruited from
Melbourne (1979)

Peter Johnston

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,819th player to appear, 1,845th most games played, 684th most goals kickedMelbourne: 960th player to appear, 481st most games played, 203rd most goals kickedGeelong: 794th player to appear, 184th most games played, 77th most goals kicked

Having played in his home state of Tasmania both for St Virgil’s College and TANFL club North Hobart Peter Johnston was recruited by Melbourne, where he proved a serviceable acquisition, although he was never an automatic selection for the seniors. From 1976 to 1978 he played 30 VFL games for the Demons and scored 36 goals, including 31 in his last season. His next port of call was Geelong where, on the whole, he performed somewhat more impressively than during his time with Melbourne. However, his kicking for goal sometimes left a lot to be desired. Between 1979 and 1986 he made 92 senior appearances for the Cats and booted 108 goals, plus a substantial, though unrecorded, number of behinds.

Author - John Devaney


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