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 55)
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,

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]


  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

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