Peter Russo

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Peter Russo
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-10-29) 29 October 1959 (age 59)
Original team(s) Pakenham
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
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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