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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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1938 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1938 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 8.410.615.1117.13 115 LOST Melbourne 4.112.816.1020.12 132 -17 COR Apr 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Geelong 0.13.95.118.17 65 LOST St. Kilda 6.48.510.1213.16 94 -29 JUN Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Geelong 7.49.913.1420.16 136 WON North Melbourne 3.14.45.86.11 47 89 COR May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Geelong 3.45.99.1210.12 72 WON Footscray 1.25.76.98.17 65 7 WES May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Geelong 6.710.1015.1721.21 147 WON Fitzroy 1.16.29.311.9 75 72 COR May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Geelong 2.46.89.1312.16 88 LOST Richmond 5.310.515.618.9 117 -29 PUN May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Geelong 3.76.1411.2219.32 146 WON South Melbourne 4.46.69.910.10 70 76 COR Jun 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Geelong 1.86.1010.1414.23 107 WON Essendon 5.37.610.912.12 84 23 WIN Jun 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Geelong 3.95.1411.1811.23 89 WON Hawthorn 1.54.86.96.13 49 40 COR Jun 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Geelong 1.28.711.1113.12 90 LOST Collingwood 4.76.88.1313.17 95 -5 COR Jun 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Geelong 1.32.45.512.10 82 LOST Carlton 2.66.1211.1512.16 88 -6 PRI Jul 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Geelong 3.27.511.1213.14 92 WON Melbourne 3.38.69.811.8 74 18 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Geelong 6.76.1311.2014.20 104 WON St. Kilda 2.26.311.515.13 103 1 COR Jul 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Geelong 3.57.1013.1115.16 106 WON North Melbourne 1.34.55.77.9 51 55 ARD Jul 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Geelong 4.36.79.1313.15 93 WON Footscray 3.25.67.910.10 70 23 COR Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Geelong 5.48.613.919.12 126 WON Fitzroy 3.27.68.913.12 90 36 BWS Aug 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Geelong 7.413.1114.1220.17 137 WON Richmond 4.15.410.812.12 84 53 COR Aug 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Geelong 3.46.714.915.12 102 WON South Melbourne 0.14.68.612.8 80 22 LAK Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Geelong 2.35.106.1810.21 81 LOST Carlton 2.57.711.916.17 113 -32 MCG Sep 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Geelong 1.65.911.1314.14 98 LOST Collingwood 5.010.515.721.9 135 -37 MCG Sep 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1938 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 20 87 17.4         25 5.0         12 14 8 0.4 4 52
8 Arklay, Tom 20 96 19.2         20 4.0         23 20 8 0.4 5 53
31 Butcher, Jack 18 67 13.4         7 1.4         13 13 13 0.7 3 81
13 Coles, Clive 17 54 13.5         14 3.5         11 11 36 2.1 7 223
25 Collins, Jack 16 79 19.8         34 8.5         16 10 21 1.3 10 136
1 Dean, Leo 2                             0 0.0    
6 Dougherty, George 20 60 12.0         20 4.0         7 11 25 1.3 8 158
2 Dyer, Bill 17 37 12.3         9 3.0         10 1 1 0.1 0 6
5 Evans, Jack 4                             5 1.3    
10 Everett, Allan 19 73 18.3         9 2.3         18 8 0 0.0 0 0
24 Foley, Ashley 1                             0 0.0    
23 Glenister, Norm 16 48 16.0         7 2.3         7 8 50 3.1 3 303
14 Grant, Jack 18 80 16.0         17 3.4         9 7 0 0.0 0 0
27 Hardiman, Peter 2                             0 0.0    
17 Hawking, Fred 13 103 20.6         31 6.2         8 7 2 0.2 0 12
29 Helmer, Clyde 20 67 13.4         32 6.4         7 14 74 3.7 19 463
18 Hickey, Reg 18 86 17.2         21 4.2         19 10 1 0.1 0 6
9 Hore, Bernie 19 46 11.5         13 3.3         8 13 1 0.1 0 6
3 Howard, Stan 4 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
15 Mahon, Geoff 16 64 16.0         15 3.8         14 9 2 0.1 0 12
12 Milte, Keith 1 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
28 Muller, Angie 17 108 21.6         24 4.8         11 9 4 0.2 1 25
16 Quinn, Tommy 20 89 17.8         24 4.8         14 13 18 0.9 12 120
35 Rankin, Doug 5                             4 0.8    
21 Sellwood, Joe 19 74 14.8         26 5.2         7 4 7 0.4 0 42
4 Slack, Laurie 17 87 17.4         10 2.0         9 10 6 0.4 1 37
33 Taylor, Cliff 10 27 9.0         8 2.7         6 1 0 0.0 1 1
19 Tucker, Joe 3 40 20.0         8 4.0         8 7 2 0.7 3 15
20 Tucker, Neil 2 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 1 0.5 0 6
5 Tuohill, Ted 1 14 14.0         6 6.0         5 2 0 0.0 0 0
30 Walker, Bob 1                             0 0.0    
26 Wills, Jim 4                             1 0.3    
Totals 380                             290 0.8    
 

Footnotes

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