Peter Marquis

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Peter Marquis
Peter Marquis 1954.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth 13 March 1932
Date of death 4 March 2005(2005-03-04) (aged 72)
Place of death Hobart, Tasmania
Original team(s) Devonport (NWFU)
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1953–1958 Melbourne 99 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1958.
Career highlights
  • Melbourne premiership player 1955, 1956, 1957
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Peter Marquis (13 March 1932 – 4 March 2005) was a former Australian rules footballer who played in Tasmania and Victoria during the 1950s and 1960s. He was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

Marquis began his senior career in 1950 with Devonport in the North West Football Union (NWFU). The next season he won the club's Best and Fairest award, as well as playing for both the NWFU and Tasmania in representative matches.[1]

In 1953, Peter Marquis began his six-year auspicious career with Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL), and played as a full back when the Demons overcame Collingwood in the close 1955 and 1956 Grand Final matches. He also collected premiership honours when his team beat Essendon in 1957.

Later he returned to Tasmania and played with North Hobart in the Tasmanian Football League (TFL).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S P. MARQUIS DEVONPORT'S BEST AND FAIREST.". The Advocate. Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 12 September 1951. p. 20. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

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