Peter Russo

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Peter Russo
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-10-29) 29 October 1959 (age 57)
Original team(s) Pakenham
Height / weight 177 cm / 70 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1978–1988 Hawthorn 162 (102)
1989–1990 St Kilda 033 0(20)
Total 195 (122)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Peter Russo (born 29 October 1959) is a former Italian-Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s before finishing his career at St Kilda.

Mostly used as a ruck-rover and in the forward pocket, Russo could also play in the back pocket and wing. He started his career with Hawthorn in 1978 and was a member of their 1978 premiership side. Russo missed out on Hawthorn's 1983 premiership through injury but was a premiership player again in 1986. In 1985 he represented Victoria at interstate football. Post-retirement he became a high school mathematics teacher.

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