Peter Vardy (footballer)

Peter Vardy (born 26 January 1976) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Adelaide Football Club and Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Peter Vardy
Personal information
Full name Peter Vardy
Date of birth (1976-01-26) 26 January 1976
Original team(s) Central District (SANFL)
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996–2001 Adelaide 096 (150)
2002–2004 Melbourne 041 0(56)
Total 137 (206)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2004.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

A small forward, Vardy started his career at Adelaide where he was an AFL Rising Star nominee in 1997. A key member on the forward flank for the team, he broke his collarbone in the semi-final against Geelong, but managed to kick an extremely important goal in the process while riding a rough collision. This meant he was unable to participate in the last two finals of the Crows' first premiership. The following season he enjoyed another stellar year, accumulating 44 goals and being involved a premiership as the Crows won another premiership, kicking two goals from the wing in the grand final.

Vardy established himself as one of the league's most dangerous running forwards with regular consistent performances, however he fell out of favour with then-Adelaide coach Gary Ayres and at the end of 2001 was traded to Melbourne for draft pick number 56.

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)
1996 Adelaide 307545318711880.
1997 Adelaide 302428212169030674391.
1998 Adelaide 301844231636723058322.
1999 Adelaide 3011161388351234161.
2000 Adelaide 302039171405819852192.
2001 Adelaide 301618211214616752281.
2002 Melbourne 192139311517222377321.
2003 Melbourne 1995943408322180.
2004 Melbourne 19111216703610635141.
Career 137 206 155 1045 462 1507 429 196 1.5 1.1 7.6 3.4 11.0 3.1 1.4


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