Peter Lyon

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Peter Lyon
Personal information
Full name Peter Lyon
Date of birth (1941-12-28)28 December 1941
Original team(s) Eaglehawk
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Position(s) Centreman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1963–1964 Hawthorn 16 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1964.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Peter Lyon (born 28 December 1941) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1960s.


From Eaglehawk originally, Lyon came off the bench in the 1963 VFL Grand Final, which Hawthorn lost to Geelong. He could only break into the seniors three times the following year.

A centreman, Lyon spent the next three seasons as playing coach of Devonport. He represented both the North West Football Union and Tasmanian representative teams, winning the Alstergen Trophy in 1967 for his performance with the former.

Personal life[edit]

Lyon's son, Garry, played at Melbourne and is a current Australian rules football media personality.


  • Peter Lyon's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.