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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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1940 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1940 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 3.74.117.149.18 72 LOST Carlton 1.56.188.2112.27 99 -27 COR Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Geelong 5.45.610.814.10 94 WON Collingwood 1.25.69.1011.13 79 15 VIC May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Geelong 7.49.614.1316.19 115 WON Fitzroy 2.48.612.613.8 86 29 COR May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Geelong 4.24.36.511.6 72 LOST Richmond 3.58.915.1017.15 117 -45 PUN May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Geelong 3.74.88.1712.21 93 WON South Melbourne 0.35.77.1010.12 72 21 COR May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Geelong 1.17.68.710.14 74 WON Footscray 4.44.49.610.6 66 8 WES Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 H Geelong 1.25.87.109.13 67 LOST Essendon 2.73.115.1910.22 82 -15 COR Jun 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Geelong 0.23.103.1313.20 98 WON North Melbourne 3.94.117.158.15 63 35 ARD Jun 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Geelong 1.35.109.1512.18 90 WON Hawthorn 3.45.45.66.10 46 44 COR Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Geelong 7.215.419.924.10 154 WON Melbourne 9.613.1117.1722.19 151 3 MCG Jun 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Geelong 6.19.69.1712.22 94 WON St. Kilda 3.27.611.911.10 76 18 COR Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Geelong 1.65.99.1512.19 91 WON Carlton 3.44.128.1611.24 90 1 PRI Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Geelong 5.310.617.1323.18 156 WON Collingwood 4.26.119.1412.19 91 65 COR Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Geelong 0.14.35.68.12 60 LOST Fitzroy 3.114.158.1810.27 87 -27 BWS Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Geelong 1.55.107.1412.15 87 LOST Richmond 5.37.513.916.11 107 -20 COR Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Geelong 4.18.410.613.9 87 LOST South Melbourne 3.73.1110.1512.19 91 -4 LAK Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Geelong 4.56.108.1412.17 89 WON Footscray 3.27.98.1111.18 84 5 COR Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Geelong 2.14.54.67.10 52 LOST Essendon 3.45.711.1216.16 112 -60 WIN Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF H Geelong 3.25.38.1110.14 74 LOST Essendon 5.411.1012.1113.14 92 -18 MCG Sep 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1940 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
8 Arklay, Tom 19                             16 0.8    
26 Bethune, Rupe 6                             0 0.0    
31 Butcher, Jack 18                             0 0.0    
1 Dean, Leo 15                             0 0.0    
6 Dougherty, George 18                             29 1.6    
10 Everett, Allan 19                             0 0.0    
23 Glenister, Norm 16                             38 2.4    
25 Glenister, Mick 18                             1 0.1    
7 Gniel, George 16                             1 0.1    
14 Grant, Jack 19                             47 2.5    
12 Harwood, Bill 18                             5 0.3    
29 Helmer, Clyde 14                             14 1.0    
18 Hickey, Reg 3                             1 0.3    
9 Hore, Bernie 7                             0 0.0    
3 Howard, Stan 14                             0 0.0    
22 Knight, Jim 17                             21 1.2    
17 Lynch, Jack 16                             22 1.4    
15 Mahon, Geoff 17                             7 0.4    
11 Marsham, Alan 3                             1 0.3    
28 Muller, Angie 13                             4 0.3    
16 Muller, Nick 7                             0 0.0    
2 Nash, Jim 14                             4 0.3    
16 Quinn, Tommy 4                             6 1.5    
19 Sceney, Ron 2                             3 1.5    
21 Sellwood, Joe 17                             5 0.3    
24 Slack, Laurie 1                             0 0.0    
4 Taylor, Percy 14                             12 0.9    
18 Toyne, Len 3                             0 0.0    
20 Tucker, Neil 6                             0 0.0    
5 Tuohill, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
27 Wills, Jim 6                             2 0.3    
Totals 361                             239 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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