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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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1937 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1937 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 2.32.89.813.12 90 LOST Collingwood 2.45.910.1315.16 106 -16 VIC Apr 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Geelong 2.42.75.118.12 60 WON Carlton 0.13.74.96.13 49 11 COR May 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Geelong 6.107.1113.1514.20 104 LOST Essendon 2.18.911.918.13 121 -17 WIN May 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Geelong 2.93.117.1312.20 92 WON South Melbourne 0.22.43.87.11 53 39 COR May 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Geelong 2.48.1016.1621.23 149 WON Hawthorn 2.54.54.87.11 53 96 COR May 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Geelong 4.26.36.512.6 78 LOST Richmond 0.16.511.1115.19 109 -31 PUN May 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Geelong 4.77.1114.1816.19 115 WON Fitzroy 2.05.55.510.10 70 45 COR Jun 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Geelong 2.19.714.916.13 109 WON St. Kilda 1.53.68.1011.15 81 28 COR Jun 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Geelong 6.310.413.1215.14 104 WON Melbourne 1.26.76.109.17 71 33 MCG Jun 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Geelong 2.37.1310.1518.16 124 WON North Melbourne 1.62.63.104.14 38 86 COR Jun 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Geelong 4.35.710.1013.15 93 WON Footscray 4.18.410.511.8 74 19 WES Jul 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Geelong 4.17.510.913.16 94 WON Collingwood 3.44.78.910.11 71 23 COR Jul 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Geelong 5.28.59.713.14 92 WON Carlton 2.15.56.99.13 67 25 PRI Jul 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Geelong 4.77.1212.1713.22 100 WON Essendon 0.05.46.59.12 66 34 COR Jul 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A Geelong 5.29.613.816.11 107 WON South Melbourne 0.02.38.713.10 88 19 LAK Jul 31 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Geelong 4.28.612.917.12 114 WON Hawthorn 3.55.79.1113.13 91 23 GLE Aug 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Geelong 7.27.211.614.6 90 WON Richmond 0.18.68.68.11 59 31 COR Aug 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Geelong 4.67.810.1116.13 109 WON Fitzroy 5.58.710.812.9 81 28 BWS Aug 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF A Geelong 5.311.513.919.11 125 WON Melbourne 2.29.910.1316.17 113 12 MCG Sep 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Geelong 3.38.512.818.14 122 WON Collingwood 6.38.1011.1412.18 90 32 MCG Sep 25 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1937 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
7 Abbott, Gordon 12 65 16.3         27 6.8         9 19 9 0.8 2 56
8 Arklay, Tom 20 91 18.2         22 4.4         17 18 0 0.0 0 0
13 Coles, Clive 16 69 17.3         13 3.3         9 12 24 1.5 8 152
1 Dean, Leo 3                             0 0.0    
6 Dougherty, George 19 70 14.0         38 7.6         3 8 38 2.0 5 233
2 Dyer, Bill 2 18 18.0         3 3.0         1 3 0 0.0 0 0
5 Evans, Jack 19 63 12.6         36 7.2         4 8 27 1.4 6 168
10 Everett, Allan 18 50 12.5         10 2.5         7 5 3 0.2 0 18
24 Foley, Ashley 2                             1 0.5    
23 Glenister, Norm 16 67 16.8         13 3.3         11 13 25 1.6 3 153
14 Grant, Jack 17 53 13.3         13 3.3         5 6 2 0.1 0 12
27 Hardiman, Peter 16 53 13.3         11 2.8         9 15 1 0.1 1 7
25 Hardiman, Les 19 66 13.2         33 6.6         8 9 42 2.2 11 263
17 Hawking, Fred 19 116 23.2         34 6.8         6 6 2 0.1 1 13
29 Helmer, Clyde 8 18 18.0         4 4.0         1 3 5 0.6 2 32
18 Hickey, Reg 19 79 15.8         26 5.2         14 14 0 0.0 0 0
9 Hore, Bernie 19 75 15.0         26 5.2         14 17 1 0.1 1 7
3 Howard, Stan 3                             0 0.0    
11 Johnson, Frank 2 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
15 Mahon, Geoff 13 18 6.0         4 1.3         2 6 1 0.1 0 6
22 Metherell, Jack 19 63 12.6         23 4.6         8 16 71 3.7 8 434
31 Miller, Bernie 6 15 7.5         1 0.5         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
35 Mullane, Stan 1                             0 0.0    
28 Muller, Angie 17 110 22.0         29 5.8         23 16 1 0.1 0 6
16 Quinn, Tommy 20 110 22.0         36 7.2         9 10 18 0.9 4 112
21 Sellwood, Joe 20 73 14.6         25 5.0         7 5 12 0.6 2 74
4 Slack, Laurie 16 60 15.0         17 4.3         6 9 0 0.0 0 0
20 Tucker, Neil 3                             1 0.3    
26 Wills, Jim 16 51 12.8         11 2.8         7 6 13 0.8 0 78
Totals 380                             297 0.8    
 

Footnotes

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