Commonly known as the Macedonian Marvel because of his parents' place of origin, the mulleted Daicos is known as one of the most exciting forward pockets of his time - with an incredible knack to score goals from acute angles.
Daicos debuted with the Collingwood Football Club in 1979, recruited from Preston. He went on to play 250 games (for 549 goals) with the Magpies until his retirement in 1993. By far his best season in the VFL/AFL was in 1990 when his beloved Magpies won a long awaited premiership. Daicos scored 97 goals playing mostly from full-forward, a feat made all the more remarkable since he was considerably shorter than many full-forwards of the era. His heroics in scoring a difficult goal, drawing the 1990 Qualifying Final became the subject of a Toyota Memorable Moments advertisement, first screened in 2005. Daicos also kicked Collingwood's first goal in the 1990 Grand Final settling the nerves of the Magpie side which had been struggling up until that point.
In 1999 Daicos was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame and in 2002 he was elected in the AFL Greek Team of the Century. In 2005 Peter Daicos became coach at a local club called the Greythorn Falcons and in 2006 he coached them to an 80 point win in the Grand Final.
YJFL Premiership Coach 2006