Peter Carey

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 Career Highlights
  • GFC League Player Number: 580
  • GFC League Debut: Round 12, 1971
  • Glenelg 1971 – 1988
    • 448 games
    • 521 goals
  • Captain of Glenelg, 6 years
  • Member of 3 premiership teams
  • Three time Best and Fairest for Glenelg
  • Best on ground 1973 Grand Final (6 goals)
  • Leading goal kicker for Glenelg 1973
  • Played 19 games for South Australia
  • All Australian 1979, 1980
  • Fos Williams Medalist 1981
  • Inducted SANFL Hall of Fame 2002
  • Inducted Glenelg Hall of Fame 2002
  • Awarded the OAM for services to Australian Rules football in 1989
  • Inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2009
Peter Carey


  • Born: 1954
  • Height: 193cm
  • Weight: 102kg
  • Recruited from: Seacombe High School
  • GFC League Debut: 1971

Guernsey Number: 5

Peter Carey holds the league record for most games played, with 448 appearances.

Nicknamed 'Super', Carey also represented South Australia on 19 occasions, giving him a total of 467 games at senior level which was a record until Craig Bradley pushed the mark to 501.

Carey played in a variety of roles in his career including centre half forward and ruckman. He won Glenelg's Best and Fairest award in 1975, 1979 and 1981 as well as topping their goalkicking in 1973. From 1983 until 1988 he was club captain, including back to back premierships in 1985 and 1986. He had earlier participated in their 1973 premiership team, with six goals in the Grand Final win over North Adelaide.

In 1981 he won the first ever Fos Williams Medal and for his performances with South Australia he also earned All Australian selection in both 1979 and 1980.

He was named, in 2002, as the inaugural member of Glenelg's Hall of Fame and inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

See also

Gallery pictures


1. Wikipedia article

2. 1985 SANFL Football Budget

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