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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) 1897–2023

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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1931 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1931 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 2.37.98.1212.15 87 LOST Collingwood 4.37.611.1013.14 92 -5 VIC May 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Geelong 6.211.413.620.6 126 WON St. Kilda 1.24.76.107.12 54 72 COR May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Geelong 3.27.89.1211.17 83 LOST Melbourne 3.35.59.1112.15 87 -4 MCG May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Geelong 2.48.1310.1411.14 80 WON Carlton 4.26.37.611.8 74 6 COR May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Geelong 4.49.1017.1720.22 142 WON Fitzroy 1.36.77.812.9 81 61 COR May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Geelong 5.47.89.1213.15 93 WON South Melbourne 0.00.12.56.8 44 49 LAK Jun 8 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
7 H Geelong 4.46.710.1212.15 87 WON Richmond 2.26.57.88.12 60 27 COR Jun 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Geelong 5.37.712.713.11 89 WON Essendon 1.16.86.87.13 55 34 WIN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Geelong 2.37.610.713.9 87 WON Hawthorn 2.53.58.79.7 61 26 COR Jul 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Geelong 1.54.77.87.10 52 WON Footscray 1.22.22.53.5 23 29 COR Jul 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Geelong 6.212.614.719.17 131 WON North Melbourne 2.15.49.109.10 64 67 ARD Jul 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Geelong 0.72.132.174.19 43 WON Collingwood 1.23.24.44.6 30 13 COR Jul 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Geelong 4.56.611.615.10 100 WON St. Kilda 2.14.25.87.10 52 48 JUN Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Geelong 5.39.410.1011.11 77 WON Melbourne 1.04.26.26.9 45 32 COR Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Geelong 1.02.42.63.10 28 LOST Carlton 2.52.64.95.9 39 -11 PRI Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Geelong 2.73.127.159.22 76 WON Fitzroy 2.04.38.69.8 62 14 BWS Aug 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Geelong 3.36.611.816.12 108 WON South Melbourne 1.41.94.118.11 59 49 COR Sep 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Geelong 6.47.89.1011.17 83 WON Richmond 2.35.48.78.8 56 27 PUN Sep 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF A Geelong 5.27.29.310.6 66 LOST Richmond 5.08.612.815.9 99 -33 MCG Sep 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Geelong 0.08.910.1011.17 83 WON Carlton 7.58.610.1111.11 77 6 MCG Oct 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Geelong 2.35.68.119.14 68 WON Richmond 1.24.55.57.6 48 20 MCG Oct 10 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1931 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
2 Baker, Ted 20 62 15.5         5 1.7         8 8 21 1.1 3 129
12 Carney, Jack 21 91 18.2         8 2.0         18 14 0 0.0 0 0
13 Coghlan, Arthur 17 42 10.5         0 0.0         12 15 1 0.1 0 6
9 Coles, Clive 1 8 8.0                         0 0.0    
10 Collins, Jack 19 90 18.0         19 4.8         9 14 13 0.7 4 82
5 Evans, Jack 20 63 12.6         25 6.3         8 8 8 0.4 4 52
20 Greeves, Edward 'Carji' 4 45 15.0         5 1.7         5 5 0 0.0 0 0
27 Hardiman, Peter 17 49 9.8         6 1.5         9 7 2 0.1 1 13
25 Hardiman, Les 17 73 18.3         24 8.0         10 6 32 1.9 7 199
18 Hickey, Reg 20 94 18.8         13 3.3         9 17 0 0.0 0 0
23 Kelly, Max 8                             0 0.0    
1 Kuhlken, Bill 11 0 0.0                         12 1.1    
7 Lamb, Milton 20 70 17.5         12 3.0         10 9 0 0.0 0 0
4 Lancaster, Ralph 5 11 11.0                         0 0.0    
29 Laver, Les 1                             0 0.0    
8 Llewellyn, Ted 10 26 8.7         10 3.3         3 8 3 0.3 4 22
22 Madden, Russell 2                             0 0.0    
6 McDonald, Rupe 21 58 11.6         9 2.3         3 12 0 0.0 0 0
3 Metherell, Len 21 104 20.8         25 6.3         5 11 21 1.0 1 127
17 Mockridge, Frank 7 19 4.8         1 0.3         1 3 0 0.0 0 0
14 Moloney, George 21 69 13.8         14 3.5         5 9 74 3.5 13 457
16 Quinn, Tommy 21 85 17.0         18 4.5         14 8 22 1.0 7 139
28 Rayson, Arthur 18 57 14.3         15 5.0         5 2 25 1.4 6 156
26 Sellwood, Joe 3                             0 0.0    
9 Stokes, Mac 1                             0 0.0    
19 Todd, George 21 65 13.0         11 2.8         21 6 0 0.0 0 0
11 Troughton, Bob 20 86 21.5         8 2.7         21 12 15 0.8 1 91
15 Walker, Jack 14 54 13.5         13 3.3         10 6 1 0.1 0 6
24 Williams, Jack 18 63 15.8         9 2.3         14 10 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 399                             250 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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