Neil Peart (footballer)

Neil Peart (born 5 October 1958) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood, Richmond and Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Neil Peart
Personal information
Full name Neil Peart
Date of birth (1958-10-05) 5 October 1958 (age 61)
Original team(s) Northcote (VFA)
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1982 Collingwood 13 0(0)
1983–1984 Richmond 31 0(2)
1985 Footscray 09 0(5)
1986–1987 Richmond 09 0(7)
Total 62 (14)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1987.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Initially a VFA player at Northcote, Peart was a key defender;[1] while at Northcote, Peart finished second for the Field Medal (best and fairest in VFA Division 2) in 1981.[2] He spent the 1982 VFL season playing for Collingwood before being traded to Richmond the following season. In 1984 he was twice voted best on ground at the Brownlow Medal count, for his efforts against North Melbourne and Hawthorn.

In 1985 he was at Footscray, where he would play nine VFL games, including a qualifying final and preliminary final.[3]

When Peart returned to Richmond in 1986, this meant he had switched clubs four times in five seasons. He could only add another nine games to his career tally in his second stint at Richmond.


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. ^ Marc Fiddian (28 August 1980). "Port's Allender wins Liston". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. pp. 28, 27.
  3. ^ "Neil Peart". AFL Tables.