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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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1996 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1996 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 4.611.917.1827.21 183 WON Melbourne 2.25.46.68.8 56 127 MCG Mar 29 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
2 H Geelong 6.116.421.626.8 164 WON St. Kilda 5.58.1014.1220.14 134 30 KAR Apr 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Geelong 4.25.38.412.6 78 LOST Adelaide 5.211.614.1321.16 142 -64 FBP Apr 12 (Fri, 8:40) Scores
4 A Geelong 8.210.412.916.10 106 WON West Coast 2.73.119.1412.16 88 18 SUB Apr 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 H Geelong 3.27.89.1113.13 91 WON Richmond 4.66.98.1312.16 88 3 KAR Apr 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Geelong 5.18.811.1113.15 93 LOST North Melbourne 5.38.812.1215.14 104 -11 MCG May 3 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
7 A Geelong 4.29.616.917.12 114 LOST Essendon 4.211.515.622.11 143 -29 MCG May 8 (Wed, 8:10) Scores
8 A Geelong 6.210.712.715.8 98 WON Carlton 3.67.99.1212.14 86 12 MCG May 17 (Fri, 7:38) Scores
9 A Geelong 4.27.614.921.13 139 WON Collingwood 2.45.67.711.10 76 63 MCG May 27 (Mon, 8:10) Scores
10 H Geelong 3.26.67.1114.14 98 DRAW Brisbane 5.17.312.515.8 98 0 KAR Jun 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Geelong 3.38.413.820.9 129 WON Footscray 4.36.810.1112.13 85 44 KAR Jun 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Geelong 5.210.414.817.10 112 WON Fremantle 0.43.76.913.15 93 19 KAR Jun 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Geelong 7.814.1020.1525.16 166 WON Fitzroy 1.16.16.26.3 39 127 WHI Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Geelong 2.15.37.511.8 74 LOST Sydney 4.510.914.1418.17 125 -51 SCG Jul 7 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
15 H Geelong 2.55.68.1010.12 72 LOST Hawthorn 3.56.76.711.8 74 -2 KAR Jul 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Geelong 3.27.79.713.10 88 WON Melbourne 2.23.33.64.6 30 58 KAR Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Geelong 3.44.67.811.10 76 LOST St. Kilda 2.45.710.1114.16 100 -24 WAV Jul 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Geelong 5.15.46.1015.14 104 WON Adelaide 3.37.59.710.9 69 35 KAR Aug 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Geelong 5.28.1113.1618.19 127 WON West Coast 1.24.27.612.10 82 45 KAR Aug 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Geelong 2.24.76.129.13 67 LOST Richmond 4.48.712.1219.18 132 -65 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Geelong 3.28.313.816.13 109 WON North Melbourne 2.56.810.1014.12 96 13 MCG Aug 23 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
22 H Geelong 1.23.55.89.11 65 LOST Carlton 4.39.513.816.11 107 -42 KAR Aug 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3QF H Geelong 2.25.66.99.17 71 LOST North Melbourne 6.58.1014.1419.17 131 -60 MCG Sep 8 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
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1996 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
5 Ablett Snr, Gary 17 159 9.4 31 1.8 190 11.2 71 4.2 1 0.1 13 0.8 17 44 69 4.1 31 445
6 Barnes, John 19 151 7.9 122 6.4 273 14.4 114 6.0 225 11.8 9 0.5 31 22 16 0.8 6 102
30 Biddiscombe, Craig 10 70 7.0 43 4.3 113 11.3 32 3.2 0 0.0 18 1.8 8 3 1 0.1 4 10
38 Bizzell, Clint 4 12 3.0 5 1.3 17 4.3 3 0.8 0 0.0 1 0.3 3 2 0 0.0 0 0
9 Breuer, Shayne 21 170 8.1 133 6.3 303 14.4 68 3.2 0 0.0 39 1.9 13 16 16 0.8 14 110
40 Brown, Paul 1 4 4.0 4 4.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1.0 0 6
16 Brownless, Bill 11 88 8.0 47 4.3 135 12.3 51 4.6 12 1.1 14 1.3 15 17 20 1.8 11 131
8 Burns, Ronnie 21 145 6.9 101 4.8 246 11.7 42 2.0 0 0.0 27 1.3 22 23 31 1.5 25 211
2 Colbert, Leigh 23 254 11.0 150 6.5 404 17.6 98 4.3 16 0.7 60 2.6 46 37 19 0.8 2 116
7 Couch, Paul 21 330 15.7 134 6.4 464 22.1 72 3.4 0 0.0 35 1.7 13 14 5 0.2 10 40
36 Graham, Ben 17 112 6.6 60 3.5 172 10.1 50 2.9 9 0.5 12 0.7 9 15 2 0.1 4 16
19 Hall, Derek 22 214 9.7 120 5.5 334 15.2 144 6.5 4 0.2 19 0.9 13 16 24 1.1 21 165
14 Handley, Steven 9 36 4.0 20 2.2 56 6.2 10 1.1 4 0.4 10 1.1 7 6 2 0.2 2 14
32 Hocking, Garry 23 313 13.6 270 11.7 583 25.3 85 3.7 0 0.0 66 2.9 32 51 21 0.9 15 141
13 Kilpatrick, Glenn 11 55 5.0 44 4.0 99 9.0 11 1.0 0 0.0 12 1.1 3 8 0 0.0 0 0
1 King, Steven 13 81 6.2 55 4.2 136 10.5 38 2.9 113 8.7 13 1.0 13 17 3 0.2 2 20
4 Lord, Aaron 10 63 6.3 47 4.7 110 11.0 15 1.5 0 0.0 4 0.4 7 3 4 0.4 4 28
18 Lynch, Paul 4 15 3.8 11 2.8 26 6.5 5 1.3 0 0.0 5 1.3 0 2 0 0.0 1 1
21 Mansfield, Michael 21 195 9.3 137 6.5 332 15.8 106 5.0 4 0.2 25 1.2 27 40 20 1.0 13 133
17 McGrath, Tim 20 222 11.1 76 3.8 298 14.9 70 3.5 3 0.2 22 1.1 19 20 2 0.1 0 12
28 McKinnon, Martin 19 127 6.7 90 4.7 217 11.4 43 2.3 1 0.1 25 1.3 11 16 8 0.4 6 54
31 Mensch, David 11 71 6.5 70 6.4 141 12.8 44 4.0 26 2.4 5 0.5 15 10 8 0.7 4 52
23 Pickering, Liam 12 170 14.2 93 7.8 263 21.9 41 3.4 0 0.0 17 1.4 11 6 7 0.6 5 47
15 Riccardi, Peter 22 286 13.0 126 5.7 412 18.7 81 3.7 0 0.0 41 1.9 35 16 29 1.3 19 193
42 Robbins, Matthew 1 3 3.0 3 3.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
27 Sanderson, Brenton 21 224 10.7 124 5.9 348 16.6 101 4.8 1 0.0 23 1.1 28 7 2 0.1 2 14
12 Sholl, Brad 22 283 12.9 140 6.4 423 19.2 113 5.1 0 0.0 16 0.7 23 19 8 0.4 5 53
37 Simpson, Sean 20 172 8.6 111 5.6 283 14.2 51 2.6 1 0.1 38 1.9 21 17 3 0.2 3 21
25 Snell, Jason 3 12 4.0 3 1.0 15 5.0 4 1.3 0 0.0 3 1.0 0 1 3 1.0 0 18
20 Steinfort, Carl 2 5 2.5 7 3.5 12 6.0 6 3.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
26 Stoneham, Barry 19 115 6.1 59 3.1 174 9.2 54 2.8 43 2.3 26 1.4 28 20 10 0.5 9 69
10 Tanner, Grant 21 206 9.8 160 7.6 366 17.4 92 4.4 1 0.0 36 1.7 31 19 12 0.6 6 78
11 Tudor, Leigh 12 73 6.1 48 4.0 121 10.1 11 0.9 0 0.0 16 1.3 7 6 11 0.9 8 74
Totals 483 4436 9.2 2644 5.5 7080 14.7 1729 3.6 464 1.0 652 1.3 508 493 357 0.7 232 2374
 

Footnotes

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