Peter Williams (Australian footballer, born 1867)

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Peter Williams
Personal information
Full name Peter Francis Williams
Date of birth (1867-04-15)15 April 1867
Place of birth Ballarat East, Victoria
Date of death 3 March 1949(1949-03-03) (aged 81)
Place of death Royal Park, Melbourne
Original team(s) Ballarat Second Twenty
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1890-1895 Carlton (VFA) 94 (32)
1897–1899, 1901 Carlton 34 (1)
Total 128 (33)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1901.
Career highlights
  • Leading goalkicker 1890 (20)
Sources: AFL Tables,

Peter Francis Williams (15 April 1867 – 3 March 1949) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the VFA and Victorian Football League (VFL).[1] He was appointed captain of Carlton in 1894,[2] but resigned after Carlton finished last.

During the season, he had upset club officials after he and a teammate failed to appear for a match against Collingwood. Carlton retained him as a player for 1895, even though he had considered crossing to North Melbourne, but was injured in Round 9 and missing the remainder of that season and all of 1896.

He was 30 years old when the VFL began in 1897, and he made his VFL debut in Round 2 against South Melbourne, his first game in 18 months. He played 11 matches that year, including his 100th for the club, and played 11 matches in each of 1898 and 1899 before he retired.

He returned for one game in Round 5 1901, when Carlton were short of players for a match against St Kilda, and kicked his first goal since 1896.


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 896. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4. 
  2. ^ "FOOTBALL". The Australasian. LVI, (1461). Victoria, Australia. 31 March 1894. p. 19. Retrieved 14 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 

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