Paul Peos
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-01-28) 28 January 1968 (age 54)
Original team(s) East Perth (WAFL)
Debut Round 1, 19 March 1987, West Coast
vs. Richmond, at Subiaco Oval
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987–1992 West Coast 51 (28)
1993–1994 Brisbane Bears 33 (40)
1995 West Coast 04 0(6)
Total 88 (74)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Paul Peos (born 28 January 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Bears in the Australian Football League (AFL), and East Perth in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). Peos is the son of Greek Slavophone (Macedonian) immigrants from Greek Macedonia. Peos speaks Macedonian fluently. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Western Australia.[citation needed]

Peos was a leading schoolboy player, and was part of the inaugural West Coast squad in 1987. He lined up in West Coast's first ever AFL game against Richmond on 29 March 1987, and had the first kick for his team, in a match won by West Coast 20.13 (133) to 16.23 (119).[1] He played 11 games that season, and another 11 in 1988. Peos played his 50th game for West Coast against the Sydney Swans in 1992. After playing 29 games in four seasons from 1989 to 1992, he was traded to the Brisbane Bears for draft pick number 21.[2]

Peos played 33 games in two seasons for Brisbane, kicking 40 goals, before returning to Western Australia to play for East Perth. He nominated for the AFL pre-season draft in 1995, and was picked up by his former club the West Coast Eagles, and played four games that year, finishing his AFL career with 88 games and 64 goals. Peos continued playing for East Perth, and played a total of 121 games and scoring 59 goals. He became the stand-in East Perth coach in the latter part of 2006, nurturing talent such as Matthew Leuenberger. In 2007, he also took up a position as head of football coaching at Hale School.[3][4]


  1. ^ "1987 Inaugural Team". West Coast Eagles Official Website.
  2. ^ "1992 – West Coast Eagles". 22 January 2002. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Leuenberger a prime target". Fox Sports Australia. 10 November 2006.
  4. ^ "The WAFL shapes up for 2007". 22 March 2006. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007.