Peter Burgoyne

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Peter Burgoyne
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Personal information
Date of birth (1978-01-29) 29 January 1978 (age 39)
Original team(s) St Mary's (NTFL)
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Position(s) Midfield, half back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997–2009 Port Adelaide 240 (193)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1999 South Australia 1 (0)
2003–2007 Indigenous All-Stars 2 (?)
2008 Dream Team 1 (0)
International team honours
1999–2003 Australia 4 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Peter Gabriel Burgoyne (born 29 January 1978) is a former Australian rules footballer with Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL). He played primarily in midfield and on the half back flank.

Early life[edit]

Burgoyne is of Indigenous Australian descent with tribal ancestry that can be traced to the Kokatha (Nunga) in South Australia.[1] He grew up in the Northern Territory and began playing football with St Mary's in the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL). He is the elder brother of current Hawthorn and former Port Adelaide player, Shaun Burgoyne and is the son of former Port Adelaide player Peter Burgoyne, Snr.

AFL career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Beginning his AFL career with the inaugural Port Adelaide side to enter the AFL, Burgoyne became well regarded for his performance as an attacking midfielder. He was selected from the Port Adelaide side in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in their changeover from the SANFL to the AFL.

Success[edit]

Honours include being selected as part of the International rules series in 1999 and was a vital part of Port's premiership side of 2004. Burgoyne was also named in the Indigenous Team of the Century. Despite being selected for and representing South Australia in the final State of Origin game against Victoria in 1999, Burgoyne was not technically eligible under the existing rules, having resided in the Northern Territory and not South Australia for the majority of his life between the ages of 10 and 17.

Twilight career[edit]

In 2007 Burgoyne made a highly successful transition to the half back flank, following an injury-riddled 2006 in his usual midfield role, and finished third in the club's Best and Fairest count. His finals series was also acknowledged with the Power's 'Best Finals Player' award.

Retirement[edit]

Burgoyne retired at the end of the 2009 season. He and team-mate Brendon Lade, the last remaining members of Port Adelaide's inaugural AFL team, both played their final games in round 22, 2009.

Playing statistics[edit]

[2]
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)
1997 Port Adelaide 26 15 12 14 92 49 141 21 16 0.8 0.9 6.1 3.3 9.4 1.4 1.1
1998 Port Adelaide 26 10 10 7 85 29 114 20 13 1.0 0.7 8.5 2.9 11.4 2.0 1.3
1999 Port Adelaide 26 20 11 13 267 155 422 66 37 0.6 0.7 13.4 7.8 21.1 3.3 1.9
2000 Port Adelaide 7 21 23 19 265 98 363 80 53 1.1 0.9 12.6 4.7 17.3 3.8 2.5
2001 Port Adelaide 7 22 30 18 247 135 382 98 57 1.4 0.8 11.2 6.1 17.4 4.5 2.6
2002 Port Adelaide 7 24 41 15 263 130 393 96 82 1.7 0.6 11.0 5.4 16.4 4.0 3.4
2003 Port Adelaide 7 20 22 19 301 125 426 91 76 1.1 1.0 15.1 6.3 21.3 4.6 3.8
2004 Port Adelaide 7 23 12 11 283 201 484 54 75 0.5 0.5 12.3 8.7 21.0 2.3 3.3
2005 Port Adelaide 7 19 11 8 245 144 389 53 50 0.6 0.4 12.9 7.6 20.5 2.8 2.6
2006 Port Adelaide 7 10 5 6 112 90 202 24 20 0.5 0.6 11.2 9.0 20.2 2.4 2.0
2007 Port Adelaide 7 24 8 11 389 222 611 88 70 0.3 0.5 16.2 9.3 25.5 3.7 2.9
2008 Port Adelaide 7 17 4 4 253 175 428 66 40 0.2 0.2 14.9 10.3 25.2 3.9 2.4
2009 Port Adelaide 7 15 4 3 195 161 356 39 43 0.3 0.2 13.0 10.7 23.7 2.6 2.9
Career 240 193 148 2997 1714 4711 796 632 0.8 0.6 12.5 7.1 19.6 3.3 2.6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AFL Record. Round 9,2009. Slattery Publishing. pg 75.
  2. ^ Peter Burgoyne'S player profile at AFL Tables

External links[edit]