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KEY FACTS

Official name
Geelong Football Club

Known as
Geelong

Nickname
Cats

Formed
1859

Colours
Navy blue and white

Associated clubs
Geelong Reserves; Geelong WFC; Geelong WFC (VFLW)

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1877–1896

Home Ground
Kardinia Park

AFL Premierships
2007, 2009, 2011, 2022 (4 total)

VFL Premierships
1925, 1931, 1937, 1951-2, 1963 (6 total)

VFA Premierships
1878-9-80, 1882-3-4, 1886 (7 total)

Senior Premierships
V/AFL Night Series - 1961, 2006, 2009 (3 total); McClelland Trophy: 1952, 1954, 1962-63, 1980-81, 1992, 2007-8, 2019, 2022 (11 total)

Most Games
355 - Joel Selwood (2007-2022)

Most Goals
1021 - Gary Ablett Snr (1984-1996)

League Top Goalkickers
E.James (27) 1897 & (31) 1899; L.Hagger (78) 1925; G.Moloney (109) 1932; L.White (86) 1948; G.Goninon (86) 1951; N.Rayson (80) 1955; D.Wade (68) 1962, (96) 1967 & (127) 1969; L.Donohue (105) 1976; G.Ablett senior (129) 1994 & (122) 1995; T. Hawkins (42) 2020 (10 winners/14 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Edward 'Carji' Greeves 1924; Bernie Smith 1951; Alistair Lord 1962; Paul Couch 1989; Jimmy Bartel 2007; Gary Ablett jnr 2009; Patrick Dangerfield 2016 (7 total)

Headquarters
Kardinia Park (GMHBA) La Trobe Terrace, Geelong, VIC 3220

Postal Address
PO Box 461, Geelong, VIC, 3220

Phone: 1300 462 287 

Website
geelongcats.com.au

Geelong



"Inspired by Dick Reynolds, Essendon got within five points late in the final term of the 1951 Grand Final, but Geelong was able to steady and pull away to secure an 11-point victory, 11.15 (81) to 10.10 (70). Under Reg Hickey, Geelong has developed into a marvellous team. Indeed, with Bernie Smith having won the Brownlow, and George Goninon having been the league's top goal kicker, the Cats had secured a prestigious treble which only Collingwood had previously accomplished ... "

John Devaney assesses the Cats from Kardinia Park, forever football's great entertainers

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1917 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1917 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 2.43.83.94.14 38 LOST South Melbourne 2.33.88.159.18 72 -34 LAK May 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Geelong 3.35.65.86.10 46 LOST Fitzroy 0.41.85.138.16 64 -18 COR May 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Geelong 0.23.65.126.16 52 LOST Richmond 5.19.110.214.6 90 -38 PUN May 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Geelong 3.34.45.56.7 43 WON Carlton 0.11.75.105.12 42 1 PRI Jun 4 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
5 H Geelong 3.34.46.76.7 43 LOST Collingwood 1.15.35.48.9 57 -14 COR Jun 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Geelong 1.63.75.146.14 50 WON South Melbourne 1.12.63.76.11 47 3 COR Jun 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Geelong 1.45.77.99.11 65 WON Fitzroy 1.03.25.38.4 52 13 BWS Jun 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Geelong 4.58.78.1111.15 81 WON Richmond 0.02.14.15.4 34 47 COR Jun 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Geelong 2.22.43.103.11 29 LOST Carlton 0.20.83.84.10 34 -5 COR Jul 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Geelong 0.40.62.62.11 23 LOST Collingwood 3.35.89.1210.19 79 -56 VIC Jul 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Geelong 2.34.84.116.13 49 LOST South Melbourne 4.36.612.1314.14 98 -49 LAK Jul 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Geelong 3.18.29.210.3 63 LOST Fitzroy 3.35.59.712.10 82 -19 COR Jul 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Geelong 2.25.46.87.8 50 WON Richmond 1.54.54.85.12 42 8 PUN Aug 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Geelong 0.02.43.55.8 38 LOST Carlton 5.67.69.1110.11 71 -33 COR Aug 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H Geelong 4.64.137.158.17 65 WON Collingwood 1.34.57.89.9 63 2 COR Aug 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1917 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
1 Armstrong, Les 14                             1 0.1    
2 Baker Jnr, Jack 14                             3 0.2    
22 Brady, Tom 2                             0 0.0    
3 Brownlees, Tom 15                             5 0.3    
5 Collins, Basil 14                             1 0.1    
4 Craven, Harold 15                             4 0.3    
21 Davie, Bert 14                             0 0.0    
7 Ellingsen, Percy 11                             18 1.6    
8 Gray, Jack 11                             1 0.1    
14 Hagger, Lloyd 5                             7 1.4    
6 Hodgins, Frank 6                             2 0.3    
24 Hope, George 5                             0 0.0    
9 Johns, Alwyn 13                             0 0.0    
16 Kearney, Jim 15                             3 0.2    
20 MacKay, Norm 14                             3 0.2    
12 Maguire, Vin 14                             3 0.2    
10 Marsham, Harry 15                             6 0.4    
11 Martini, Percy 15                             23 1.5    
17 McLennan, Gus 1                             0 0.0    
17 Moulden, Bill 9                             1 0.1    
19 Peck, Eric 11                             8 0.7    
13 Rankin, Bert 15                             3 0.2    
14 Stokes, Dick 3                             0 0.0    
18 Tasker, Leo 5                             2 0.4    
15 Thomas, Stan 14                             1 0.1    
Totals 270                             95 0.4    
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.