Peter Curran (footballer)

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Peter Curran
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-07-15) 15 July 1962 (age 57)
Original team(s) Canterbury
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1983–1990 Hawthorn 109 (196)
1991–1992 Brisbane Bears 014 00(8)
Total 123 (204)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1992.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Peter Curran (born 15 July 1962) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn and the Brisbane Bears in the VFL/AFL.

A courageous strong-marking forward, Curran played an important part in the most successful era in Hawthorn's history, the 1980s. After a disappointing loss in the 1984 Grand Final, Curran found greater success in 1985, playing in the upset 9 point win over Essendon in the Foster's Cup night Grand Final and in the come-from-behind reserves Grand Final victory against Carlton. He was a member of their premiership sides in 1986 and 1989. In the 1989 Grand Final he contributed 3 goals.

Although he never kicked over 50 goals in a season he came close, managing 46 in 1984 and 44 in 1987. He moved to Brisbane in 1991 and joined the Bears, playing with the club for his final two seasons. He won a reserves premiership with the club in 1991.[1]

After his playing career ended he tried various coaching jobs before eventually securing the job of Adelaide Crows assistant coach, and later Melbourne. He is currently employed as a Senior Years English teacher and Head Coach of Football at Wesley College, Melbourne.[2] His brother Danny is a successful racehorse trainer and Peter's son, Tom Curran was drafted by North Melbourne in the 2011 AFL Draft.[3]


  1. ^ Glenn McFarlane (29 September 1991). "Brisbane breaks the ice". The Sunday Herald-Sun. Melbourne, VIC. p. 72.
  2. ^ Curran chases AFL dream
  3. ^ Williams, Rebecca (26 December 2011). "Father-son Hawk dream ends, but North Melbourne door opens for Tom Curran". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2 May 2012.

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