Peter Caven

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Peter Caven
Personal information
Full name Peter Caven
Date of birth (1970-05-16) 16 May 1970 (age 45)
Original team Montmorency (DVFL)
Height/Weight 190 cm / 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1991–1993
1994–1995
1996–2000
Total
Fitzroy
Sydney
Adelaide
039 (17)
018 0(4)
082 (34)
139 (55)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2000 season.

Peter Caven (born 16 May 1970) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League. He played initially as a nagging, sometimes ungainly but effective defender and built on this base to become a sweeping counterattacking central defender. He began his career at Fitzroy before playing at the Sydney Swans and finally at Adelaide where he was a 2-time premiership player.

Caven was the victim of an infamous act of AFL thuggery when St Kilda's Tony Lockett struck him viciously in the face and broke his cheek-bone during a game in 1994. Lockett was handed a heavy suspension of eight weeks for the incident. In an absurd twist, Caven was forced to issue an apology to Lockett the following week after appearing on comedy television show Denton and, at the urging of host Andrew Denton, bashing an effigy of Lockett with a baseball bat.[1] The following season, Caven and Lockett were team-mates at Sydney.[2]

Statistics[edit]

[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1991 Fitzroy 50 8 8 4 43 27 70 13 5 1.0 0.5 5.4 3.4 8.8 1.6 0.6
1992 Fitzroy 22 22 6 10 179 65 244 74 35 0.3 0.5 8.1 3.0 11.1 3.4 1.6
1993 Fitzroy 22 9 3 2 43 47 90 23 12 0.3 0.2 4.8 5.2 10.0 2.6 1.3
1994 Sydney 26 9 3 2 41 31 72 19 11 0.3 0.2 4.6 3.4 8.0 2.1 1.2
1995 Sydney 26 9 1 1 45 20 65 24 3 0.1 0.1 5.0 2.2 7.2 2.7 0.3
1996 Adelaide 44 20 17 19 143 85 228 90 18 0.9 1.0 7.2 4.3 11.4 4.5 0.9
1997 Adelaide 44 22 6 9 264 94 358 116 30 0.3 0.4 12.0 4.3 16.3 5.3 1.4
1998 Adelaide 44 24 9 7 219 75 294 99 43 0.4 0.3 9.1 3.1 12.3 4.1 1.8
1999 Adelaide 44 8 0 3 48 26 74 20 10 0.0 0.4 6.0 3.3 9.3 2.5 1.3
2000 Adelaide 44 8 2 2 48 32 80 17 12 0.3 0.3 6.0 4.0 10.0 2.1 1.5
Career 139 55 59 1073 502 1575 495 179 0.4 0.4 7.7 3.6 11.3 3.6 1.3

Honors[edit]

  • 1997 Premiership Player
  • 1998 Premiership Player[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Linnell (24 May 1994). "Lockett, Swans offer apologies". The Age (Melbourne, VIC). p. 50. 
  2. ^ a b Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 109. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.
  3. ^ Peter Caven's player profile at AFL Tables