DOB: 11 January 1957
MFC Debut: Round 1, 1983 against Collingwood at MCG
Last Game: Round 17, 1987 against St. Kilda at Waverley
Number: 10 (1983), 30 (1984-1987)
Brownlow Medal - 1984
Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee - 2005
Games: 77 (249 total)
Goals: 51 (244 total)
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 despite being captain was offloaded to the Demons where he rebuilt his career in an often poor side. The Demons were one of several clubs who approaching the Magpies about his services at the end of 1982.
Even though his contract had expired, Collingwood was hesitant to grant him a clearance. They tried to persuade him to stay and play under new coach Jack Cahill, but he was keen to take the deal offered by Melbourne. It took until he threatened Supreme Court for restraint of trade for them to agree to deal with the Demons, who paid a rumoured $150,000 for his services. Moore had been prepared to sit out of football for half a season, asking that the case be heard before the end of June 1983 clearance deadline.
In early December the Collingwood president was still vowing to strongly resist the move, but by the end of the month Moore was a Demon for a rumoured $150,000. Before the deal was completed he 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”. For his part, Moore said he’d already been training for the new season for 12 weeks and was raring to go.
He was not the only ex-Brownlow winner to be unveiled by the Demons in 1983, Kelvin Templeton was also lured to Melbourne by big money but despite Moore's success in '84 and a handful of goalkicking performances Templeton neither big money recruit could help lift their side off the bottom of the ladder and despite flashes of brilliance where the side threatened the top five neither would play finals football.
His reintroduction to Collingwood was swift, facing the Magpies in his first game as a Demon. Pies supporters displayed a banner reading 'Moore Filth' to greet him.
Having lost four Grand Finals with the Magpies, Moore never played a final at Melbourne but did lift his second Brownlow Medal in 1984. His 22 Brownlow Medal winning games in 1984 were his only full season with the Demons. In his first year he'd missed a month with a fractured jaw suffered in Round 11.
Moore played 16 games again in both 1985 and 1986. He missed six weeks in the middle of 1985 when an old back complaint flared up. That year it was rumoured that he was on a Sydney recruiting wishlist, and that the Demons would be happy to let him go if paid. After a delayed start to 1987 while he battled a back injury played seven games for the season. He dropped out of the side with a hamstring injury just as the side began their run to the 1987 finals series and retired late in the year when the injury reoccurred.
In 1988 Moore returned to Eltham and coached them to a premiership in 1989.
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Some sources say his injury in 1982 was a thigh.
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