Peter Wilson (Australian rules footballer)

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Peter Wilson
Personal information
Full name Peter Eric McKenzie Wilson
Date of birth (1963-11-15) 15 November 1963 (age 56)
Original team(s) East Fremantle (WAFL)
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1982–1986, 1992, 1995 East Fremantle 102 (104)
1987–1989 Richmond 54 (39)
1990–1995 West Coast Eagles 117 (84)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1998–1999 Swan Districts (Westar Rules) 40 (16–24–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1999.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Peter Eric McKenzie Wilson (born 15 November 1963) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented Richmond and West Coast in the Australian Football League (AFL). He wore the number 9 guersey.[1]

Recruited to Western Australian powerhouse East Fremantle from Lynwood, Wilson is best known for his performance in the 1992 Grand Final, played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where he kicked two goals, including a famous "over-the-head" kick in the third quarter.

Wilson played 117 games for the Eagles and 54 for the Richmond Tigers in the AFL. Prior to this he played in the West Australian Football League for East Fremantle Football Club, representing the club 101 times (including the 1985 Premiership). Wilson was named All-Australian in 1986[1] where he played for Australia against Ireland three times in Ireland's first tour of Australia.

He was named in the West Coast Eagles team of the decade in 1996. The number 9 guernsey was later worn by former Eagles captain, Ben Cousins.

After he retired as a player, Wilson became coach of Westar Rules club Swan Districts for the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Late in the 1999 season as Swan Districts’ administration was undergoing numerous personnel changes, feeling the black and whites needed a fully professional coach and that he could not do that job, Wilson resigned his coaching position after having led Swans to seventh and sixth in a nine-club competition.[2]

Statistics[edit]

[3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
AFL playing statistics
Season Team No. Games Totals Averages (per game) Votes
G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
1987 Richmond 5 19 27 16 213 108 321 93 28 1.4 0.8 11.2 5.7 16.9 4.9 1.5 6
1988 Richmond 19 16 4 6 229 108 337 76 20 0.3 0.4 14.3 6.8 21.1 4.8 1.3 3
1989 Richmond 19 19 8 6 212 89 301 60 18 0.4 0.3 11.2 4.7 15.8 3.2 0.9 0
1990 West Coast 9 19 18 12 244 111 355 66 27 0.9 0.6 12.8 5.8 18.7 3.5 1.4 4
1991 West Coast 9 22 23 23 245 114 359 83 31 1.0 1.0 11.1 5.2 16.3 3.8 1.4 1
1992 West Coast 9 14 15 5 157 77 234 43 28 1.1 0.4 11.2 5.5 16.7 3.1 2.0 0
1993 West Coast 9 22 6 11 284 98 382 81 43 0.3 0.5 12.9 4.5 17.4 3.7 2.0 1
1994 West Coast 9 24 14 19 278 109 387 87 49 0.6 0.8 11.6 4.5 16.1 3.6 2.0 3
1995 West Coast 9 16 8 11 120 65 185 43 26 0.5 0.7 7.5 4.1 11.6 2.7 1.6 0
Career 171 123 109 1982 879 2861 632 270 0.7 0.6 11.6 5.1 16.7 3.7 1.6 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 779. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.
  2. ^ Reid, Russell; ‘Swans Look for New Coach’; The West Australian, 14 August 1999, p. 115
  3. ^ Peter Wilson's player profile at AFL Tables

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