Peter Marker

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 Career Highlights
  • GFC League Player Number: 547
  • GFC League Debut: Round 3, 1967
  • Glenelg 19671978
    • 239 games
    • 168 goals
  • Captained Glenelg from 1971 - 1977
  • Member of 1973 Premiership Team
  • Best & Fairest 1971
  • Represented South Australia 15 times, including 10 times as Captain
  • SANFL & Glenelg Hall of Fame inductee
Peter Marker (1972)


  • Born: 1949
  • Height: 184
  • Weight: 85
  • Recruited from: Rostrevor Collage
  • GFC League Debut: 1967

Guernsey Number: 1 and 8

One of the Glenelg Football Club's greatest ever servants, Peter Marker was the virtual personification of the Bay spirit in 239 league games between 1967 and 1978, during which time he amassed 168 goals. He arrived at Glenelg from Rostrevor College, and during his debut season was regarded by many as the SANFL recruit of the year. He went on to become an inspirational and authoritative leader, captaining the side from 1971 to 1977, and winning the club's best and fairest award in his first season as skipper. His proudest moment came in 1973 when he led the Tigers to a heart-stopping 7 point win over North Adelaide in the last ever grand final to be played at the Adelaide Oval (reviewed here).

Many of Peter Marker's finest performances came when the Bays were under the pump. For example, he was among the best players afield in the losing grand finals of 1969, 1970 and 1974. The same situation often maintained when he represented South Australia, which he did on 15 occasions, including 10 games as captain. A brilliant all round footballer, Marker was equally effective across half forward or in the centre. In both 1971 and 1975 he came within one vote of winning the Magarey Medal. Towards the end of his career he was frequently sidelined by injury, and his failure to front up in the SANFL's centenary grand final of 1977 against Port Adelaide may have meant the difference between winning and losing for the Bays, given that the Magpies edged home by just 8 points.

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1. Wikipedia article

2. 1973 Grand Final Budget

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