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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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1947 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1947 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 3.29.712.1219.15 129 WON Hawthorn 4.37.510.812.12 84 45 KAR Apr 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Geelong 4.36.39.411.7 73 LOST Melbourne 0.74.138.1914.25 109 -36 MCG Apr 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Geelong 3.66.119.1412.17 89 LOST Collingwood 4.46.1110.1714.24 108 -19 KAR May 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Geelong 3.45.99.1511.17 83 LOST Essendon 5.510.1013.1316.19 115 -32 KAR May 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Geelong 4.76.713.1315.16 106 WON South Melbourne 3.37.78.813.9 87 19 LAK May 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Geelong 3.35.67.711.11 77 LOST Richmond 5.39.914.1618.18 126 -49 PUN May 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Geelong 1.42.86.107.12 54 WON St. Kilda 0.73.105.116.13 49 5 KAR May 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Geelong 4.25.37.77.10 52 LOST Carlton 3.47.610.1516.21 117 -65 PRI Jun 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Geelong 2.18.412.516.7 103 WON Footscray 3.43.68.1411.20 86 17 KAR Jun 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Geelong 6.411.816.818.11 119 WON North Melbourne 1.06.48.413.8 86 33 ARD Jun 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Geelong 1.23.45.510.10 70 LOST Fitzroy 3.56.1010.1011.15 81 -11 KAR Jun 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Geelong 2.17.1313.1416.21 117 WON Hawthorn 5.38.312.812.11 83 34 GLE Jul 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Geelong 1.16.710.716.11 107 WON Melbourne 1.41.52.125.16 46 61 KAR Jul 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Geelong 3.47.810.1011.11 77 LOST Collingwood 4.39.511.712.11 83 -6 VIC Jul 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A Geelong 4.16.110.212.5 77 LOST Essendon 4.17.1310.1616.21 117 -40 WIN Jul 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 H Geelong 2.47.69.1313.19 97 WON South Melbourne 2.33.86.157.19 61 36 KAR Aug 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Geelong 4.310.812.1016.19 115 WON Richmond 6.27.412.713.9 87 28 KAR Aug 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Geelong 3.55.912.1115.17 107 WON St. Kilda 4.36.68.710.13 73 34 JUN Aug 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 H Geelong 2.36.510.617.7 109 WON Carlton 5.310.414.616.11 107 2 KAR Aug 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1947 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Bailey, Joe 6                             1 0.2    
19 Bauer, Don 16                             0 0.0    
4 Brisbane, Jeff 1                             0 0.0    
21 Brown, Kevin 10                             0 0.0    
14 Brown, Doug 15                             26 1.7    
13 Burrell, Alf 3                             0 0.0    
20 Card, George 15                             0 0.0    
11 Elliott, Alan 5                             1 0.2    
3 Fitzgerald, Jim 8                             1 0.1    
6 Fitzgerald, Brian 5                             0 0.0    
10 Flanagan, Fred 17                             8 0.5    
17 Gniel, George 16                             0 0.0    
15 Harwood, Bill 16                             6 0.4    
2 Hovey, Jim 17                             6 0.4    
25 Hunt, Percy 18                             16 0.9    
12 Irvine, Arthur 9                             10 1.1    
1 Jerram, Doug 1                             1 1.0    
23 Lindsay, Alwyn 6                             1 0.2    
35 Lynch, Marty 12                             22 1.8    
26 Monahan, Andy 8                             0 0.0    
22 Morrow, Tom 19                             10 0.5    
18 Pike, Frank 5                             0 0.0    
37 Pike, George 11                             10 0.9    
16 Rayson, Alan 12                             13 1.1    
8 Renfrey, Russ 19                             33 1.7    
29 Scott, Norm 19                             2 0.1    
24 Tate, Syd 19                             0 0.0    
36 Turner, Leo 13                             2 0.2    
30 White, Len 17                             0 0.0    
7 White, Lindsay 17                             76 4.5    
5 Whitten, Jack 7                             6 0.9    
34 Wilson, Brian 5                             0 0.0    
27 Wood, Ron 13                             2 0.2    
Totals 380                             253 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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