Peter Smith

Image DOB: 22 September 1947

Debut: Round 3, 1966 against Richmond at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 18, 1967 against Essendon at MCG

From: Melbourne Grammar

Number: 4 (1966-1967)

Games: 23 (38 total)
Goals: 23 (33 total)
Career Statistics

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The son of legendary coach Norm Smith was recruited from Melbourne Grammar with a reputation as a goalkicker. In 1964 he had kicked 20 goals in seven school games and was prominent again the next season. He didn't think of himself as a prospective league player but credited the opportunity to train with the Demons at the end of 1965 with his rapid improvement.

The Demons initially signed Smith as a supplementary list player but promoted him to the main list when he dominated the last practice match of 1966. Smith walked out of the Demons after the 1967 season when the members rejected his father's bid to join the committee.

He joined Ron Barassi at Carlton and was an infrequent member of their side from 1968 to 1970. During his time with the Blues he was captain of their reserves side. He then joined Port Melbourne in the VFA, also serving as North Melbourne runner in 1973. In 1974 he moved to Coburg and kicked 121 goals in their second division premiership side, following that with 82 in the top flight the next year.

In 1980 Smith returned to Melbourne as a runner and during the Round 18, 1981 match he was involved in a fracas with David Rhys-Jones. The Swan claimed that Smith had grabbed him on the groin during an altercation but was still suspended for four matches. Executive Director Richard Seddon suggested that the Demons were considering legal action to clear Smith's name.

1966 850
1967 15180


Age - 06/05/1966
Inside Football - 31/05/1975
Age - 05/08/1981

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