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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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1972 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1972 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 2.07.18.49.7 61 LOST South Melbourne 3.56.810.910.13 73 -12 LAK Apr 3 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 H Geelong 4.15.38.310.3 63 LOST Richmond 1.38.712.1022.17 149 -86 KAR Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Geelong 1.04.75.89.11 65 LOST Hawthorn 7.59.711.1315.17 107 -42 VFL Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Geelong 2.34.610.1012.14 86 LOST Essendon 4.58.1212.1517.27 129 -43 WIN Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Geelong 1.24.26.711.9 75 LOST Fitzroy 4.38.514.1119.13 127 -52 KAR Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Geelong 2.25.810.1214.14 98 LOST Carlton 7.412.718.1422.15 147 -49 PRI May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Geelong 4.88.811.1515.18 108 LOST Footscray 2.45.108.1216.15 111 -3 KAR May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Geelong 2.35.910.1514.17 101 LOST Melbourne 7.311.914.1320.14 134 -33 MCG May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Geelong 4.38.812.1116.13 109 LOST Collingwood 3.312.521.1128.16 184 -75 VIC May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Geelong 2.07.29.49.11 65 LOST St. Kilda 5.56.97.1211.15 81 -16 KAR Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Geelong 4.66.1011.1714.20 104 WON North Melbourne 2.27.611.814.11 95 9 VFL Jun 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Geelong 2.17.911.1015.14 104 WON South Melbourne 3.63.85.1310.13 73 31 KAR Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Geelong 2.68.1115.1725.18 168 WON Richmond 6.37.69.714.8 92 76 MCG Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Geelong 2.16.69.910.10 70 WON Essendon 3.25.45.69.6 60 10 KAR Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Geelong 1.17.412.515.8 98 LOST Hawthorn 8.69.1113.1319.14 128 -30 GLE Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Geelong 1.06.58.1112.13 85 WON Fitzroy 1.25.26.810.9 69 16 JUN Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Geelong 1.25.77.99.13 67 LOST Carlton 3.47.813.1117.17 119 -52 KAR Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Geelong 5.26.29.810.9 69 LOST Footscray 3.06.106.129.19 73 -4 WES Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Geelong 1.22.104.1211.19 85 LOST Melbourne 5.313.419.1021.16 142 -57 KAR Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Geelong 2.25.210.617.10 112 WON Collingwood 7.013.315.717.9 111 1 KAR Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Geelong 1.24.67.108.13 61 LOST St. Kilda 3.36.79.811.10 76 -15 VFL Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Geelong 4.48.913.1520.20 140 WON North Melbourne 4.29.811.913.11 89 51 KAR Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1972 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
25 Ainsworth, Geoff 21 256 12.2 28 1.3 284 13.5 75 3.6 0 0.0     46 28 1 0.0 1 7
6 Andrews, Gareth 22 343 15.6 39 1.8 382 17.4 156 7.1 17 0.8     41 52 13 0.6 17 95
5 Barkley, David 19 220 11.6 54 2.8 274 14.4 86 4.5 17 0.9     30 38 29 1.5 14 188
16 Blake, Rod 11 93 8.5 9 0.8 102 9.3 47 4.3 52 5.2     13 12 5 0.5 2 32
14 Clarke Snr, David 18 375 20.8 8 0.4 383 21.3 129 7.2 3 0.2     56 32 55 3.1 35 365
1 Closter, Wayne 16 342 21.4 12 0.8 354 22.1 97 6.1 0 0.0     44 17 0 0.0 11 11
2 Davidson, Garry 11 116 10.5 13 1.2 129 11.7 28 2.5 1 0.1     17 21 1 0.1 2 8
11 Evans, Tim 22 291 13.2 37 1.7 328 14.9 109 5.0 4 0.2     28 36 0 0.0 0 0
15 Farman, Terry 5 40 8.0 12 2.4 52 10.4 7 1.4 1 0.3     2 6 0 0.0 0 0
24 Gilmore, Tony 5 78 15.6 7 1.4 85 17.0 14 2.8 0 0.0     15 8 1 0.2 2 8
22 Hampshire, Ian 21 208 9.9 86 4.1 294 14.0 161 7.7 206 10.3     33 48 5 0.2 4 34
32 Harris, David 5 46 9.2 6 1.2 52 10.4 7 1.4 1 0.3     8 9 0 0.0 1 1
39 Higgins, Kevin 10 138 13.8 7 0.7 145 14.5 36 3.6 1 0.1     27 23 0 0.0 1 1
36 Kline, Jeff 4 34 8.5 9 2.3 43 10.8 5 1.3 0 0.0     7 7 0 0.0 4 4
8 Lindquist, Greg 6 42 7.0 10 1.7 52 8.7 9 1.5 0 0.0     10 2 0 0.0 2 2
34 Linke, Graeme 3 26 8.7 4 1.3 30 10.0 8 2.7 0 0.0     2 6 0 0.0 0 0
31 Lynch, Chris 2 6 3.0 0 0.0 6 3.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
9 Mayne, Terry 5 33 6.6 8 1.6 41 8.2 10 2.0 0 0.0     9 8 2 0.4 0 12
33 Nankervis, Bruce 8 63 7.9 6 0.8 69 8.6 19 2.4 0 0.0     14 8 0 0.0 2 2
40 Nankervis, Ian 22 519 23.6 80 3.6 599 27.2 77 3.5 1 0.0     97 47 14 0.6 19 103
3 Newland, Ken 19 194 10.2 103 5.4 297 15.6 113 5.9 12 0.7     28 54 16 0.8 13 109
17 Newman, John 'Sam' 17 151 8.9 62 3.6 213 12.5 84 4.9 94 5.9     41 57 3 0.2 6 24
29 Reid, Gordon 4 47 11.8 11 2.8 58 14.5 12 3.0 0 0.0     7 4 0 0.0 0 0
37 Russell, Ivan 4 39 9.8 5 1.3 44 11.0 10 2.5 0 0.0     6 4 0 0.0 0 0
26 Ryan, Bill 19 226 11.9 56 2.9 282 14.8 140 7.4 1 0.1     40 46 9 0.5 17 71
13 Sarah, Paul 13 186 14.3 13 1.0 199 15.3 50 3.8 0 0.0     32 22 17 1.3 24 126
30 Scarlett, John 22 217 9.9 78 3.5 295 13.4 75 3.4 4 0.2     80 38 5 0.2 1 31
18 Stephens, Peter 11 89 8.1 17 1.5 106 9.6 57 5.2 4 0.4     21 29 4 0.4 7 31
20 Stephenson, Doug 4 32 8.0 11 2.8 43 10.8 6 1.5 0 0.0     3 3 3 0.8 2 20
4 Stevens, Phil 17 212 12.5 27 1.6 239 14.1 81 4.8 2 0.1     38 34 0 0.0 0 0
7 Stokes, Rod 5 42 8.4 5 1.0 47 9.4 12 2.4 0 0.0     7 12 0 0.0 4 4
28 Strahan, Hugh 11 59 5.4 20 1.8 79 7.2 24 2.2 4 0.4     14 9 0 0.0 1 1
23 Wade, Doug 21 185 8.8 24 1.1 209 10.0 111 5.3 0 0.0     29 57 90 4.3 59 599
27 Wells, Greg 2 10 5.0 2 1.0 12 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 5 1 0.5 0 6
19 Whatman, Robert 19 200 10.5 60 3.2 260 13.7 61 3.2 1 0.1     31 30 7 0.4 11 53
10 Woolnough, Mike 8 101 12.6 14 1.8 115 14.4 36 4.5 0 0.0     15 15 4 0.5 3 27
12 Wright, Jim 7 43 6.1 8 1.1 51 7.3 14 2.0 0 0.0     6 16 0 0.0 0 0
38 Yates, Warwick 1 8 8.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 3 3.0 2 2.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 5310 12.1 952 2.2 6262 14.2 1972 4.5 428 1.0     898 843 285 0.6 265 1975
 

Footnotes

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