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

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

One of only three players to win a Brownlow Medal at two different clubs, the ruckman struggled with hamstring injuries in his last season at Collingwood and despite being their captain he opted to leave at the end of 1982. There had been newspaper reports early that season claiming Moore and fellow Brownlow winner Kelvin Templeton had been shopped as a package to Melbourne, Carlton and North Melbourne.

Moore was out of contract at the end of 1982, and Collingwood unsuccessfully tried to persuade him to stay and play under new coach Jack Cahill. At first they refused to clear him, but Moore was prepared to sit out of football if necessary. He threatened Supreme Court action for restraint of trade before a transfer deal was struck, costing Melbourne between $150,000 and $170,000. He was subject to a vigorous physical examination by the Demons, 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 had trained on his own before being allowed to join Melbourne, and was confident of hitting the ground running.

There was no waiting for a first meeting with the Pies, taking them on in Round 1, 1983. Supporters of his old club greeted their former captain with a banner reading 'Moore Filth'. He played 16 games despite missing a month with a fractured jaw suffered in Round 11. At the end of the year Moore switched to the number 30 we'd worn with the Pies, but which had been occupied by Peter Hamilton on his arrival at Melbourne. 1984 was his only full season at Melbourne, culminating in a second Brownlow Medal in 1984. An old back complaint cost Moore six weeks in 1985, restricting him to 16 games for the season again. 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.

Further back trouble delayed Moore's start to 1987, and after seven games he dropped out of the side with a hamstring injury just as the club began their run to the finals. He retired late in the year when the injury reoccurred. In 1988 he returned to Eltham, coaching them to a premiership the next year.

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

Collingwood Forever profile
Demonwiki image gallery
Eltham FC captains and coaches
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 28 September 2023 15:40:28 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 35)

Donate to Demonwiki


Google Search