Preston Debut: 1979 D.O.B: 20/09/1961 Height: 184 Weight: 84 CFC Games: 250 Career Games: 250 Career Goals: 549 Career Span: 1979-'93
Collingwood Hall of Fame First XVIII
Team of the Century
Collingwood Life Member
Copeland Trophy 1982, 1988
Leading goalkicker 1981, 1982, 1990, 1991
Vice captain 1990-'91
Special award for services to the club 1985
Reserves best and fairest 1979
NICK'S PAYS TRIBUTE TO PETER DAICOS
Magpie Legends: Peter Daicos
Everybody admires the sports star that is capable of producing
their best under the most extreme pressure at critical moments
of the game. The Quarterback who throws the "hail Mary" pass
in the dying seconds of the game for the winning touch down.
The slugger who smashes the ball into the bleachers when it
is bases loaded at the bottom of the 9th inning with his team
behind to win the game. The man who
sinks the big 3 pointer basket with seconds on the clock to
lead his team to victory.
sports person dreams of producing this type of performance in
the white heat of battle, at the vital moment, when their team
needs it most, but the reality is that most will not, and the
few that do perform these heroics will most likely do it once
or twice, or if they are very lucky, a handful of times in their
Peter Daicos (the great Australian footballer) produced these
magical moments almost on a weekly basis. Such
was his match winning abilities, Peter Daicos became the most
feared and loved sportsman of his generation.
The Peter Daicos story begins in the inner Melbourne suburb
of Fitzroy on the 20th of September 1961 where to Stamko and
Milka Daicos a son was born. The Daicos family had immigrated
to Australia in the early 1950's from the patriotic Macedonian
village of Banica in the Lerinsko region of Aegean Macedonia.
The Daicos/Daicov clan are a large prominant family that have
dispersed to Australia, Canada, USA and the Republic of Macedonia..
What is the greatest individual performance you have ever seen
a Collingwood player produce.
Was it Licca's 40 possessions on enemy territory playing on Josh
Francou in the 2002 QF?
Was it Peter Moores stupendous Elimination Final performance demolishing
Gary Dempsey in a BOG display in 1980?
Maybe Phil Carmans 11 majestic goals against St Kilda at Moorabbin
in 1975 grabs your imagination?
Possibly John Greenings 6 goals ruck roving against Carlton at
Princess Park 1969 does it for you? (MG's favourite!)
How about Ron Todds 11 goal hauls in two consecutive preliminary
finals in the late 1930's? (You would have to be an old timer
to have seen these gems)
Who could blame you if you were inspired by any number of Nathan
Buckley's 35+ possession games?
What is the greatest individual performance I have ever seen?
That is easy.
I know, I know, I go on about Peter Daicos way too much, but this
one particular performance is rarely talked about strangely enough,
but it was pure Daicos magic and it is worth retelling here...