One of the smallest men ever to represent Geelong, and indeed, at just 166cm and 57kg, among the most diminutive ever to play top level football anywhere, Edward Stevenson was nevertheless a tenacious and highly effective footballer. Originally from Chilwell, he made his senior VFL debut in 1922, and went on to play a total of 105 games, and kick 30 goals, over eight seasons. Extremely quick, both in terms of movement and of thought, he was a proficient ball winner, and his disposal skills were excellent. He played most of his football for the Cats on a wing, and was nicknamed 'Wingy' as a consequence. He was on a wing when Geelong clinched its first ever VFL premiership by beating Collingwood in the 1925 challenge final. Stevenson also occasionally played on the forward lines, and was an accurate kick for goal.
Author - John Devaney