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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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1950 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1950 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 6.58.817.918.11 119 WON Hawthorn 1.21.81.114.15 39 80 GLE Apr 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Geelong 2.29.1215.1218.17 125 WON Footscray 5.76.89.1013.14 92 33 KAR Apr 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Geelong 0.32.96.128.16 64 LOST Essendon 2.27.214.618.11 119 -55 KAR May 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Geelong 4.35.58.109.16 70 WON Melbourne 1.14.56.610.7 67 3 MCG May 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Geelong 2.35.85.1510.19 79 LOST Collingwood 4.210.211.612.8 80 -1 KAR May 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Geelong 4.410.614.1020.15 135 WON St. Kilda 3.13.65.75.11 41 94 KAR May 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Geelong 2.27.77.119.20 74 LOST Richmond 2.53.59.612.7 79 -5 PUN Jun 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Geelong 2.26.77.78.12 60 LOST North Melbourne 3.46.68.1310.17 77 -17 ARD Jun 12 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H Geelong 4.58.912.1713.20 98 LOST Carlton 1.25.79.715.9 99 -1 KAR Jun 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Geelong 3.55.86.129.19 73 WON Fitzroy 1.12.64.77.11 53 20 BWS Jun 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Geelong 4.109.1017.1619.21 135 WON South Melbourne 1.12.43.58.7 55 80 KAR Jul 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Geelong 3.58.913.1116.15 111 WON Hawthorn 0.20.61.94.12 36 75 KAR Jul 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Geelong 2.64.99.1410.19 79 WON Footscray 2.35.96.911.10 76 3 WES Jul 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Geelong 1.42.64.96.9 45 LOST Essendon 1.42.93.118.14 62 -17 WIN Jul 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Geelong 2.35.108.1113.14 92 WON Melbourne 4.56.88.109.12 66 26 KAR Aug 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Geelong 1.45.98.1211.15 81 WON Collingwood 4.45.79.1110.15 75 6 VIC Aug 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Geelong 2.12.34.86.12 48 LOST St. Kilda 1.33.55.58.6 54 -6 JUN Aug 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Geelong 4.26.48.810.14 74 LOST Richmond 3.45.99.1212.14 86 -12 KAR Aug 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF H Geelong 1.14.58.613.10 88 WON Melbourne 2.23.25.46.8 44 44 MCG Sep 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Geelong 7.38.411.712.11 83 LOST North Melbourne 1.04.810.1114.16 100 -17 MCG Sep 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1950 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
17 Bretland, Barrie 7                             1 0.1    
14 Brown, Doug 13                             17 1.3    
6 Condon, Jack 17                             22 1.3    
34 Davies, Doug 3                             4 1.3    
4 Davis, Bob 19                             12 0.6    
3 Fitzgerald, Jim 15                             4 0.3    
10 Flanagan, Fred 19                             20 1.1    
33 Fulton, Terry 8                             2 0.3    
18 Goninon, George 14                             45 3.2    
25 Hunt, Percy 20                             0 0.0    
16 Hyde, John 20                             0 0.0    
18 Jones, Ray 2                             0 0.0    
31 Larkins, Andy 4                             4 1.0    
23 Lunn, Ron 5                             2 0.4    
35 Lynch, Marty 10                             18 1.8    
13 McGrath, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
2 McKee, Keith 6                             0 0.0    
26 Monahan, Andy 7                             1 0.1    
1 Morrison, Bruce 18                             0 0.0    
22 Morrow, Tom 18                             8 0.4    
30 Norman, Jim 12                             2 0.2    
20 O'Halloran, Leo 6                             9 1.5    
21 Pritchard, Bill 9                             0 0.0    
27 Rayson, Noel 1                             0 0.0    
8 Renfrey, Russ 19                             19 1.0    
27 Rutzou, Neale 2                             0 0.0    
29 Scott, Norm 19                             0 0.0    
11 Smith, Bernie 19                             1 0.1    
19 Stevens, Jack 4                             1 0.3    
24 Tate, Syd 20                             3 0.2    
5 Toyne, Ian 16                             0 0.0    
28 Trezise, Neil 17                             13 0.8    
15 Tuckwell, Jim 5                             0 0.0    
9 Turner, Leo 15                             1 0.1    
7 White, Lindsay 8                             29 3.6    
Totals 400                             238 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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