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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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1948 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1948 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 1.23.66.119.16 70 LOST Fitzroy 2.47.811.1013.14 92 -22 BWS Apr 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2 H Geelong 6.28.612.1115.17 107 WON North Melbourne 3.26.49.710.8 68 39 KAR Apr 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
3 H Geelong 4.35.38.812.15 87 LOST Carlton 3.27.710.813.11 89 -2 KAR May 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
4 A Geelong 2.13.17.513.10 88 LOST Collingwood 10.316.517.1118.13 121 -33 VIC May 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
5 H Geelong 2.15.58.811.13 79 WON Footscray 4.46.47.88.10 58 21 KAR May 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 A Geelong 0.02.35.312.3 75 LOST Hawthorn 5.27.512.917.10 112 -37 GLE May 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A Geelong 1.39.711.1114.15 99 WON Essendon 5.37.89.1012.11 83 16 WIN May 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Geelong 3.17.97.1115.16 106 LOST South Melbourne 7.510.518.1019.12 126 -20 KAR Jun 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Geelong 3.57.109.1814.19 103 LOST Richmond 2.26.78.1215.14 104 -1 PUN Jun 14 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
10 H Geelong 3.212.418.1021.13 139 WON St. Kilda 1.12.25.49.9 63 76 KAR Jun 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Geelong 3.35.46.78.9 57 LOST Melbourne 3.45.97.139.17 71 -14 MCG Jul 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Geelong 7.37.312.813.9 87 WON Fitzroy 2.04.85.109.17 71 16 KAR Jul 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Geelong 5.75.89.1410.15 75 WON North Melbourne 2.17.89.810.8 68 7 ARD Jul 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Geelong 2.27.67.89.8 62 LOST Carlton 8.310.516.824.9 153 -91 PRI Jul 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Geelong 3.75.89.1610.18 78 WON Collingwood 2.26.49.510.13 73 5 KAR Jul 31 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Geelong 4.64.66.157.15 57 LOST Footscray 0.16.156.1511.25 91 -34 WES Aug 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
17 H Geelong 3.44.67.811.14 80 LOST Hawthorn 2.25.69.1111.15 81 -1 KAR Aug 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
18 H Geelong 3.37.57.69.10 64 LOST Essendon 4.18.39.1010.12 72 -8 KAR Aug 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
19 A Geelong 0.03.23.56.9 45 LOST South Melbourne 6.113.720.1021.15 141 -96 LAK Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1948 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Bailey, Joe 3                             0 0.0    
19 Bauer, Don 16                             0 0.0    
14 Brown, Doug 8                             11 1.4    
13 Burrell, Alf 2                             0 0.0    
20 Card, George 14                             2 0.1    
6 Davies, Doug 8                             8 1.0    
4 Davis, Bob 17                             13 0.8    
3 Fitzgerald, Jim 17                             3 0.2    
10 Flanagan, Fred 11                             5 0.5    
17 Harwood, Bill 7                             3 0.4    
2 Hovey, Jim 11                             2 0.2    
25 Hunt, Percy 18                             10 0.6    
16 Hyde, John 4                             2 0.5    
12 Irvine, Arthur 15                             13 0.9    
17 Luke, Arthur 1                             0 0.0    
23 Lunn, Ron 19                             0 0.0    
35 Lynch, Marty 8                             5 0.6    
18 McGrath, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
26 Monahan, Andy 12                             1 0.1    
1 Morrison, Bruce 19                             0 0.0    
22 Morrow, Tom 18                             22 1.2    
32 Pike, George 1                             1 1.0    
21 Pritchard, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
8 Renfrey, Russ 15                             12 0.8    
4 Russell, Wally 9                             4 0.4    
29 Scott, Norm 18                             1 0.1    
11 Smith, Bernie 17                             2 0.1    
24 Tate, Syd 12                             1 0.1    
25 Toyne, Ian 10                             0 0.0    
15 Trewin, Max 6                             2 0.3    
9 Turner, Leo 17                             2 0.1    
7 White, Lindsay 16                             86 5.4    
30 White, Len 15                             0 0.0    
5 Whitten, Jack 4                             6 1.5    
34 Wilson, Brian 6                             2 0.3    
27 Wood, Ron 3                             0 0.0    
Totals 380                             219 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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