Peter Bedford was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009 before being elevated to a Bloods Legend in 2011.
Brownlow Medal 1970
Best & Fairest 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975
Leading Goalkicker 1971, 1972, 1973
Swans Team of the Century
A greatly talented and very tough centre or half forward, Peter Bedford played 178 games and kicked 325 goals for the Swans from 1968 to 1976. Captain of the Club from 1973 to 1976, he won the Best and Fairest award five times – in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973 and 1975. In 1970, the season in which he was instrumental in helping South Melbourne reach its first finals series for 25 years, he was also the Brownlow Medalist, accepting football’s highest individual honour at the first televised Brownlow Medal dinner. He was the Club’s leading goalkicker in 1971, 1972 and 1973 and averaged nearly two goals a game throughout his career. He was named as ruck-rover in the Swans Team of the Century, and in 1999 was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.