Debut: Round 4, 1985 vs Geelong, aged 20 years, 152 days
925th Carlton Player
Last game: Round 20, 1987 vs Geelong, aged 22 years, 269 days
Guernsey No. 41 (1984 - 1987).
DOB: 19 November, 1964
Peter Rohde played 46 games for the Blues commencing in Season 1985, mainly as a wingman. His debut game was most impressive, racking up 33 disposals. Rohde was a talented winger for the Blues who had an impressive debut season in 1985. By 1987, games were becoming harder to obtain and as a result he sought a clearance to rival club Melbourne for the 1988 season.
Rohde was your typical hard-working midfielder, but it was at Melbourne he found himself playing mostly at Full Back. As far as #41's go, he still remains Carlton's most capped player in that guernsey. Rohde transferred to Melbourne Football Club in 1988 and retiring in 1995. Rohde would rack up another 117 games for 22 goals whilst playing for the Demons. He wore No.41 for both clubs.
Later he would achieve success with Norwood when he took to a premiership in 1997 in the SANFL as a coach. This ultimately led to his appointment as an assistant coach at the Western Bulldogs. Towards the end of the 2002 season, the resignation of incumbent coach Terry Wallace led to Rohde being made caretaker coach for the final round clash with Collingwood at the MCG which the Bulldogs won. However, after being given the position of full-time coach for 2003, the Bulldogs finished last and in 2004 struggled again and finished 14th. He was eventually sacked. He is currently a part of the Football Department (as Football Operations Manager) at the Port Adelaide Football Club.
Rohde has three children, Matthew, Ashleigh and Ella, and is married to Robyn.
Rohde was originally recruited from Bendigo clubs Kangaroo Flat via Sandhurst, he wore No.54 in the 1983 season whilst playing with the Blues reserves.
Bendigo All Stars Team (1972-1997).
In 1997 the Bendigo FL compiled their best team for players originating from the BFL VCFL zones for the period from 1972 - 1997, Rohde was named on the interchange in that team.
Career Highlights1983 - 2nd Reserves Best & Fairest
1983 - Reserves Best First Year Player Award
1984 - 4th Reserves Best & Fairest
1985 - 4th Best & Fairest
1985 - Best First Year Player Award
1986 - Reserves Premiership Player
1987 - Reserves Premiership Player
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