|Full name||Peter Burns|
|Date of birth||5 January 1866|
|Date of death||11 October 1952|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1902 season.
Burns was a tall ruckman and full-back. Playing originally with Ballarat Football Club in the VFA, he later played with the VFA's South Melbourne and joined the Geelong Football Club in 1892, at which time it was also a VFA club. Geelong became a foundation VFL club in 1896 and Burns played in its first VFL season 1897.
In 1996 Burns was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
- Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 44. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X.
- Full Points Footy Bio
- AFL Hall of Fame
- Peter Burns's statistics from AFL Tables
|Captain of Geelong
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