Peter Riccardi

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Peter Riccardi
Personal information
Full name Peter Riccardi
Date of birth (1972-12-17) 17 December 1972 (age 41)
Original team West St. Peters / Geelong U19
Height/Weight 183cm / 92 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992 – 2006 Geelong 288 (286)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2006 season.
Career highlights

AFL

Geelong Football Club

Peter Riccardi (born 17 December 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Of Italian and Argentine descent,[1] Riccardi made his debut for Geelong in Round 4, 1992 against West Coast, a real foe of Riccardi's, who he faced in the losing Grand Finals of 1992 and 1994.

Riccardi's raking left foot helped him win the 1998 Carji Greeves Medal. He famously won a game against Carlton with a 50m goal after the siren.[1]

Riccardi had played 282 games at the end of the 2005 season and struggled to return to the side in 2006, playing just 3 games in the first part of the year. He returned in Round 17 and performed well in Round 18 against Brisbane with 3 goals, but in Round 19 against St Kilda, Riccardi's career was effectively ended when he suffered a hamstring injury. His career finished with the disappointment of being close to the coveted 300 game mark and playing in three Grand Finals, he never won a premiership.[2]

In 2007, he was named on a half forward flank in the VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century.

Honours[edit]

Brownlow Medal votes
Season Votes
1992 4
1993
1994
1995 10
1996 10
1997 7
1998 2
1999 5
2000 5
2001
2002 10
2003
2004 7
2005
2006
Total 56
Key:
Green / Bold = Won
Red / Italics = Ineligible
  • Other achievements:
    • 907th player to play a match for Geelong[5]
    • Third-most number of games played for Geelong (288 games)[5]
    • 12th-most number of goals scored for Geelong (286 goals)[5]
    • 10,310th player to play a match in the VFL/AFL[5]
    • 71st-most number of games played in the VFL/AFL (288 games)[5]
    • 172nd-most number of goals scored in the VFL/AFL (286 goals)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Daffy, Paul (8 June 2012). "Cats whisker". Australian Football League. Archived from the original on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Connolly, Rohan (20 August 2006). "A great career that came to an end". Sun Herald. 
  3. ^ "Italian Team of the Century named". AFL BigPond Network. 1 June 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame". gfc.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Peter Riccardi statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Liam Pickering
Carji Greeves Medal
1998
Succeeded by
Ben Graham