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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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1944 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1944 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 0.01.25.58.7 55 LOST Footscray 5.79.1210.1715.23 113 -58 WES May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Geelong 5.55.77.99.11 65 LOST South Melbourne 3.49.79.1111.18 84 -19 KAR May 13 (Sat, 3:15) Scores
3 A Geelong 2.39.812.1213.13 91 LOST Hawthorn 9.311.618.922.12 144 -53 GLE May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Geelong 3.25.47.710.9 69 LOST Melbourne 8.413.715.922.10 142 -73 KAR May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Geelong 3.25.48.911.14 80 LOST Essendon 5.311.1014.1117.14 116 -36 WIN Jun 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 H Geelong 1.22.64.65.10 40 LOST Carlton 4.69.1311.1913.25 103 -63 KAR Jun 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A Geelong 2.06.17.19.2 56 LOST Richmond 7.1010.1319.1825.23 173 -117 PUN Jun 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Geelong 2.25.66.99.13 67 LOST St. Kilda 4.36.911.1113.14 92 -25 KAR Jun 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Geelong 2.35.56.109.13 67 LOST Collingwood 5.48.1012.1115.12 102 -35 VIC Jul 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Geelong 4.18.211.213.9 87 LOST North Melbourne 8.611.1115.1421.14 140 -53 KAR Jul 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Geelong 2.45.56.78.8 56 LOST Fitzroy 4.811.1722.2225.29 179 -123 BWS Jul 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Geelong 3.65.67.1111.11 77 LOST Footscray 3.37.139.1514.17 101 -24 KAR Jul 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Geelong 1.36.87.88.8 56 LOST South Melbourne 3.93.127.268.30 78 -22 JUN Jul 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Geelong 2.64.107.1711.20 86 WON Hawthorn 3.27.59.59.7 61 25 KAR Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Geelong 1.14.34.68.8 56 LOST Melbourne 1.64.94.158.21 69 -13 PUN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Geelong 7.87.810.910.12 72 LOST Essendon 5.410.1011.1713.19 97 -25 KAR Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Geelong 2.25.66.78.12 60 LOST Carlton 5.99.1220.1823.28 166 -106 PRI Aug 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Geelong 3.26.38.810.10 70 LOST Fitzroy 3.46.512.1015.15 105 -35 KAR Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1944 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
14 Altmann, John 3                             0 0.0    
8 Arklay, Tom 7                             3 0.4    
16 Atkin, Max 4                             0 0.0    
31 Bamford, Ray 1                             0 0.0    
12 Barclay, Lionel 11                             7 0.6    
26 Barrett, Gerard 6                             1 0.2    
14 Beasley, Harry 3                             0 0.0    
25 Brisbane, Jeff 3                             2 0.7    
14 Brown, Ian 5                             0 0.0    
8 Brown, Doug 8                             9 1.1    
29 Burns, Tom 6                             5 0.8    
1 Butcher, Jack 18                             3 0.2    
33 Dean, Leo 3                             1 0.3    
6 Dougherty, George 18                             22 1.2    
3 Fitzgerald, Jim 18                             0 0.0    
17 Gniel, George 13                             3 0.2    
11 Graham, Colin 15                             7 0.5    
30 Howie, Jim 11                             1 0.1    
32 Jerram, Doug 1                             2 2.0    
28 Leahy, Pat 15                             9 0.6    
32 Lidgerwood, Vin 1                             0 0.0    
19 Marshall, Phonse 3                             1 0.3    
31 Mathieson, Alec 7                             1 0.1    
27 McHenry, Bob 10                             1 0.1    
2 McWilliams, Frank 6                             0 0.0    
18 Morgan, Jack 6                             0 0.0    
15 Munday, Jim 16                             0 0.0    
23 Nankervis, Vic 12                             12 1.0    
10 Patman, Ralph 18                             1 0.1    
4 Powell, Les 10                             3 0.3    
21 Sellwood, Joe 11                             4 0.4    
24 Sing, Jack 16                             1 0.1    
22 Southern, Wally 17                             8 0.5    
9 Taylor, Vic 2                             0 0.0    
20 Tucker, Neil 16                             3 0.2    
5 Tuohill, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
7 White, Lindsay 18                             60 3.3    
Totals 342                             170 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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