Peter Burgoyne

Peter Gabriel Burgoyne (born 29 January 1978) is a former Australian rules footballer with Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL). He played primarily in midfield and on the half back flank.

Peter Burgoyne
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-01-29) 29 January 1978
Original team(s) St Mary's (NTFL)
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Position(s) Midfield, half back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996–1998 Port Adelaide (SANFL) 30 (28)
1997–2009 Port Adelaide 240 (193)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1999 South Australia 1 (0)
2003–2007 Indigenous All-Stars 2 (?)
2008 Dream Team 1 (0)
International team honours
1999–2003 Australia 4 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2009.
Career highlights




Sources: AFL Tables,

Early life

Burgoyne is of Indigenous Australian descent with tribal ancestry that can be traced to the Kokatha (Nunga) in South Australia.[1] He grew up in the Northern Territory and began playing football with St Mary's in the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL). He is the elder brother of current Hawthorn and former Port Adelaide player, Shaun Burgoyne and is the son of former Port Adelaide player Peter Burgoyne, Snr.

AFL career

Early career

Beginning his AFL career with the inaugural Port Adelaide side to enter the AFL, Burgoyne became well regarded for his performance as an attacking midfielder. He was selected from the Port Adelaide side in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) in their changeover from the SANFL to the AFL.


Honours include being selected as part of the International rules series in 1999 and was a vital part of Port's premiership side of 2004. Burgoyne was also named in the Indigenous Team of the Century. Despite being selected for and representing South Australia in the final State of Origin game against Victoria in 1999, Burgoyne was not technically eligible under the existing rules, having resided in the Northern Territory and not South Australia for the majority of his life between the ages of 10 and 17.

Twilight career

In 2007 Burgoyne made a highly successful transition to the half back flank, following an injury-riddled 2006 in his usual midfield role, and finished third in the club's Best and Fairest count. His finals series was also acknowledged with the Power's 'Best Finals Player' award.


Burgoyne retired at the end of the 2009 season. He and team-mate Brendon Lade, the last remaining members of Port Adelaide's inaugural AFL team, both played their final games in round 22, 2009.

Playing statistics

 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1997 Port Adelaide 26151214924914121160.
1998 Port Adelaide 2610107852911420131.
1999 Port Adelaide 2620111326715542266370.60.713.47.821.13.31.9
2000 Port Adelaide 72123192659836380531.10.912.64.717.33.82.5
2001 Port Adelaide 722301824713538298571.40.811.
2002 Port Adelaide 724411526313039396821.70.611.05.416.44.03.4
2003 Port Adelaide 720221930112542691761.
2004 Port Adelaide 723121128320148454750.50.512.38.721.02.33.3
2005 Port Adelaide 71911824514438953500.60.412.97.620.52.82.6
2006 Port Adelaide 710561129020224200.50.611.
2007 Port Adelaide 72481138922261188700.30.516.29.325.53.72.9
2008 Port Adelaide 7174425317542866400.20.214.910.325.23.92.4
2009 Port Adelaide 7154319516135639430.
Career 240 193 148 2997 1714 4711 796 632 0.8 0.6 12.5 7.1 19.6 3.3 2.6

See also


  1. AFL Record. Round 9,2009. Slattery Publishing. pg 75.
  2. Peter Burgoyne'S player profile at AFL Tables
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