Peter Bennett (footballer, born 1926)
|Date of birth||11 July 1926|
|Date of death||4 July 2012(aged 85)|
|Original team(s)||Wesley College, Melbourne|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
|1944, 1947–54||St Kilda||103 (258)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1954.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Bennett was a full forward and topped St Kilda's goal kicking five times, with a best of 59 goals in 1950. In 1952 he took a year off football in order to represent the Australian water polo team in the 1952 Summer Olympics at Helsinki. After two more seasons at St Kilda he decided to retire from football to concentrate on water polo, and captained the Australian water polo team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics where they finished ninth.
He was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne.
- Peter Bennett's playing statistics from AFL Tables
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