Peter Box

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Peter Box
Personal information
Date of birth (1932-03-22) 22 March 1932 (age 82)
Original team Wesley College, Melbourne
Height/Weight 180 cm / 79 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1957 Footscray 107 (43)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1957 season.

Peter Box (born 22 March 1932) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1950s.

Box arrived at Footscray from Cheltenham and made his VFL debut in 1951. He missed the entire 1952 season through injury before returning and playing his best football from 1953 onwards. Although he was used mainly as a centreman, Box played at centre half-forward in Footscray's 1954 premiership side. By winning the Brownlow Medal in 1956 he became the only Footscray premiership player to win the medal. The previous year he won his club's Best and Fairest award. He finished his career with Camberwell in the Victorian Football Association.

In 1956, he represented Australia for baseball in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne where they played the United States as a demonstration sport.

He was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne.

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