In 2022 we continue to honour the legends of the brown and gold with our adidas Legends Guernsey. In this iteration we honour the contribution of AFL Legend and Hawthorn Hall of Fame Legend Peter Hudson. Widely celebrated amongst the Hawthorn family, Hudson's Legends Guernsey carries on the original gold and brown 'V' design, while adding unique aspects to honour his time in the brown and gold.
Peter Hudson Legends Badge
The fabled Legends emblem with Hudson's autograph is positioned on the front below the V, with raised detailing adding a modern feature to this historic piece.
Following on the success of the the V design from John Kennedy Snr's Legends Guernsey, Hudson's version emphasises this with the addition of a unique pinstripe detail as depicted in his official Legends portrait.
Vintage Number Panel
As an ode to Hudson's playing days, the white vintage number panle has been popular on several Hawthotn guernseys over time, most notably in the early 70s.
Historic Hudson Photo
Woven into the yoke, this nostalgic image of Hudson epitomises his freakish ability in front of goal.
Debut Order: 571
Guernsey Number: 26 (1967-74), 1 (1977)
Night Premierships: 1968, 1969, 1977
Best & Fairest: 1968, 1970
Leading Goal Kicker: 1967 (57), 1968 (125), 1969 (120), 1970 (146), 1971(150), 1977 (110)
Life Member: 1978
Team of the Century: 2001 (Full Forward)
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2003
Legend of the Club: 2009
VFL / AFL Honours
Coleman Medal: 1968, 1970, 1971, 1977
AFL Hall of Fame Inductee: 1996
AFL Legend of the Game: 1999
All-Australian: 1966, 1969
VFL/AFL Life Member: 2002
Order of Australia, Services to Football: 1979
Many consider Hudson the best full-forward of all time. An average of 5.59 goals per games exceeds all others. He kicked 100 goals in four consecutive seasons before injury robbed him of absolute greatness. After struggling to get fit for five years, he returned for one season in 1977 to kick yet another ton.
Often criticized for his apparent lack of high marking skills (although he took many) and not liking the ‘rough stuff’, he had a great ability to read the game, using his body to perfection to nudge out an opponent out of the way at the crucial moment before grabbing the ball and goaling.
Hudson was idolized by the Hawks supporters for his incredible deeds with many supporters changing ends each quarter of the game to watch the master at work. He returned to Club Administration in 1995 for two years taking a leading role with Hawthorn’s move to play home games in Launceston.
Please note this product does not come with numbers already heat pressed on.