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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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1899 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1899 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 3.26.36.38.6 54 WON Collingwood 0.21.53.73.9 27 27 COR May 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Geelong 2.03.33.45.6 36 WON Carlton 0.10.21.41.5 11 25 PRI May 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Geelong 0.40.40.70.8 8 LOST Fitzroy 0.02.53.54.8 32 -24 COR May 24 (Wed, 3:00) Scores
4 A Geelong 0.11.12.24.3 27 LOST Melbourne 3.24.24.64.8 32 -5 MCG May 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Geelong 1.11.22.43.10 28 WON Essendon 1.41.62.63.6 24 4 COR Jun 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Geelong 2.02.13.13.1 19 LOST South Melbourne 0.32.42.55.5 35 -16 LAK Jun 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Geelong 6.17.212.412.6 78 WON St. Kilda 1.22.63.83.13 31 47 JUN Jun 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Geelong 0.21.43.59.7 61 WON Collingwood 1.52.62.82.8 20 41 VIC Jun 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Geelong 2.18.38.59.9 63 WON Carlton 2.22.24.25.3 33 30 COR Jul 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Geelong 1.23.57.78.10 58 WON Fitzroy 0.00.31.53.5 23 35 BWS Jul 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Geelong 1.23.44.65.6 36 WON Melbourne 0.32.62.102.10 22 14 COR Jul 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Geelong 0.16.56.56.7 43 LOST Essendon 4.25.27.610.7 67 -24 EME Jul 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Geelong 0.05.56.57.12 54 WON South Melbourne 1.21.22.73.9 27 27 COR Aug 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Geelong 2.48.1012.1616.23 119 WON St. Kilda 0.10.10.10.2 2 117 COR Aug 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Geelong 1.23.25.35.8 38 LOST South Melbourne 0.02.14.46.5 41 -3 COR Aug 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Geelong 0.43.85.106.11 47 WON Essendon 1.42.64.124.15 39 8 EME Sep 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 H Geelong 4.713.1318.2123.24 162 WON St. Kilda 0.10.10.10.1 1 161 COR Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1899 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Belcher, Norman 2                             0 0.0    
Buchan, Tommy 17                             8 0.5    
Burns, Peter 14                             2 0.1    
Conway, Jack 17                             0 0.0    
Dear, Alf 9                             1 0.1    
Flynn, Jim 14                             3 0.2    
Greeves, Ted 14                             2 0.1    
Holligan, Teddy 12                             8 0.7    
James, Eddy 16                             31 1.9    
Leahy, Paddy 7                             0 0.0    
Leighton, Ernie 16                             5 0.3    
Lockwood, George 16                             0 0.0    
Lockwood, Teddy 16                             20 1.3    
McCallum, Firth 13                             5 0.4    
McShane, Joe 17                             7 0.4    
McShane, Jim 17                             16 0.9    
O'Donnell, Pat 1                             0 0.0    
Palmer, Jimmy 15                             0 0.0    
Parkin, Harry 2                             0 0.0    
Parkin, Jack 17                             6 0.4    
Pincott, Arthur 15                             0 0.0    
Pincott, Billy 1                             0 0.0    
Rankin, Teddy 16                             1 0.1    
Thompson, Archie 17                             9 0.5    
White, Fred 1                             1 1.0    
Young, Henry 4                             4 1.0    
Totals 306                             129 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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