Peter Moore

Image DOB: 11 January 1957

MFC Debut: Round 1, 1983 against Collingwood at MCG
Last Game: Round 17, 1987 against St. Kilda at Waverley

From: Eltham/Collingwood

Number: 10 (1983), 30 (1984-1987)

Brownlow Medal - 1984
Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee - 2005

Games: 77 (249 total)
Goals: 51 (244 total)
Career Statistics

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One of only three players to win Brownlow Medals at two different clubs, the ruckman struggled with hamstring injuries in his last season at Collingwood and left at the end of 1982 despite being club captain. Newspapers first reported that Moore, along with Kelvin Templeton, were looking to change clubs in early 1982, and that the pair had been shopped as a package to Melbourne, Carlton and North Melbourne.

Moore's contract expired at the end of 1982 but Collingwood was reluctant to let him go. They tried to persuade Moore to remain and play under new coach Jack Cahill, but he was keen to leave. It took Moore, who had been prepared to sit out of football for half a season if necessary, threatening Supreme Court action for restraint of trade before a deal was agreed that cost Melbourne between $150,000 and $170,000.

The deal was struck in time for pre-season training, after Moore underwent a vigorous physical examination, with executive director Dick Seddon saying: “If you are buying a motor car you take it for a road test. We had Peter medically examined yesterday by our own doctor and he’s 100 per cent sound”. Moore said he’d already been training for the new season for 12 weeks and was raring to go. Added to the side along fellow Brownlow Medal winner Kelvin Templeton, neither of the big money recruits could help lift Melbourne back to the finals.

Moore's reintroduction to Collingwood was swift, facing the Magpies in his first game as a Demon. Pies supporters greeted him with a banner reading 'Moore Filth'. That year he missed a month with a fractured jaw suffered in Round 11. While he didn't add to the four Grand Finals he'd lost with Collingwood, Moore did win his second Brownlow in 1984. His 22 games that year were his only full season at the club. He played 16 games again in 1985, missing six weeks when an old back complaint flared up. That year he was rumoured to be on a Sydney recruiting wishlist, with the suggestion that Melbourne would be happy to let him go if paid. He stayed, adding a further 16 games in 1986.

His start to 1987 was delayed by further back trouble, and Moore dropped out of the side with a hamstring injury just as the side began their run to finals. He retired late in the year when the injury reoccurred, playing just seven games in his final season. In 1988 he returned to Eltham, coaching them to a premiership in 1989.

Moore's son Darcy joined Collingwood as a father/son player, debuted in 2015, and later captained the Pies.

1983 1693
1984 22524
1985 1684
1986 16154
1987 7140
Tribunal Record
Round 1, 1985 Striking Reprimand

Family at other clubs

Some sources say his injury in 1982 was a thigh.

Age - 13/11/1982
Age - 18/11/1982
Age - 25/11/1982
Age - 27/11/1982
Age - 02/12/1982
Age - 21/12/1982
Age - 23/12/1982
Age - 01/02/1983
Age - 02/02/1983
Canberra Times - 13/06/1985
Age - 15/05/1987
Inside Football - 08/08/1985
Age - 11/11/1987
Inside Football - 12/04/1989

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