Peter Box

Peter Box (22 March 1932 – 15 August 2018[1]) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1950s.

Peter Box
Personal information
Date of birth (1932-03-22) 22 March 1932
Date of death 15 August 2018
Original team(s) Wesley College, Melbourne
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1957 Footscray 107 (43)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1957.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Box arrived at Footscray from Cheltenham and made his VFL debut in 1951. He missed the entire 1952 season through injury before returning and playing his best football from 1953 onwards. Although he was used mainly as a centreman, Box played at centre half-forward in Footscray's 1954 premiership side. By winning the Brownlow Medal in 1956 Box became the only Footscray premiership player to win the medal. The previous year he won his club's Best and Fairest award. Box finished his career with Camberwell in the Victorian Football Association (VFA).

In 1956, he represented Australia for baseball in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne where they played the United States as a demonstration sport.[2]

Box was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne.


  2. "Victorians in Baseball Side". The Age. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 26 September 1956. p. 16. Retrieved 9 October 2019.

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