Peter Sumich

Peter Sumich

Infobox afl player

firstname = Peter
lastname = Sumich

birthdate = Birth date and age|1968|1|11|df=y
birthplace =
originalteam = South Fremantle, WAFL
heightweight = 190 cm / 96 kg
dead = alive
deathdate =
deathplace =
debutdate = 1989
debutteam = West Coast Eagles
debutopponent = Essendon
debutstadium = the W.A.C.A.
playingteams = West Coast (1989-1997)
* 150 games 514 goals
coach = yes
coachingteams = South Fremantle, WAFL, 2000-2001
statsend = 2001
careerhighlights =

* 7 time West Coast leading goal kicker
* Western Australia State of Origin player (5 games 11 goals)
* Premiership player 1992, 1994

Peter 'Suma' Sumich (born 11 January 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer who won two premierships with the West Coast Eagles in the AFL. He kicked a club record 514 goals and is now the assistant coach of the Eagles, helping them to the Premiership in 2006.

Sumich, a full forward with a booming left foot kick, topped the club's goal kicking charts from 1989 to 1994. The run ended in 1995 when he only played 5 games; after managing only 7 games the following year, he was again the leading goalkicker for the Eagles in 1997. This would be his last playing season in the AFL.

With 111 goals in 1991, he helped West Coast reach their maiden Grand Final. He contributed 5 goals in the big game, although the Eagles lost to Hawthorn. He finished 7 goals short of the Coleman Medal that year after falling 8 goals short the previous season.

Following his retirement from AFL football he returned to South Fremantle in the WAFL, where he was named co-captain in 1998. He also kicked the most goals for the club in that year. In 2000 he was named as the coach of South Fremantle, a position he would hold for two years, before accepting an assistant coaching position with West Coast when his 1992 and 1994 premiership teammate John Worsfold was appointed senior coach for the 2002 season.

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