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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

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"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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1951 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1951 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 1.46.98.1313.17 95 WON South Melbourne 2.12.14.36.5 41 54 KAR Apr 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Geelong 3.04.47.510.7 67 LOST Fitzroy 2.26.59.1012.11 83 -16 BWS Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Geelong 0.12.25.37.8 50 LOST Collingwood 3.65.117.1514.18 102 -52 VIC May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Geelong 4.19.410.514.7 91 WON Carlton 4.37.69.129.13 67 24 KAR May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Geelong 3.06.29.714.12 96 WON Essendon 3.37.57.610.8 68 28 KAR May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Geelong 5.18.311.912.16 88 WON North Melbourne 2.16.29.511.8 74 14 ARD Jun 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Geelong 7.410.814.1220.13 133 WON Hawthorn 1.04.46.78.15 63 70 KAR Jun 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Geelong 3.25.28.711.11 77 WON Footscray 1.14.46.59.5 59 18 WES Jun 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Geelong 4.65.98.1310.14 74 WON Richmond 1.28.28.38.8 56 18 KAR Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Geelong 4.27.69.812.12 84 WON Melbourne 2.15.47.57.7 49 35 MCG Jul 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Geelong 3.35.107.1012.23 95 WON St. Kilda 2.24.410.710.7 67 28 KAR Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Geelong 6.38.413.918.11 119 WON South Melbourne 2.04.65.79.8 62 57 LAK Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Geelong 0.23.56.811.10 76 WON Fitzroy 1.11.43.44.5 29 47 KAR Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Geelong 2.13.53.93.11 29 LOST Collingwood 1.32.43.44.7 31 -2 KAR Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Geelong 3.47.512.1012.11 83 WON Carlton 2.63.85.117.19 61 22 PRI Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Geelong 2.25.86.118.17 65 LOST Essendon 6.311.714.1118.15 123 -58 WIN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Geelong 4.49.512.1013.15 93 WON North Melbourne 1.11.31.63.6 24 69 KAR Aug 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Geelong 3.15.47.710.10 70 WON Hawthorn 3.33.54.85.8 38 32 GLE Sep 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF H Geelong 2.310.613.1422.20 152 WON Collingwood 6.37.59.710.10 70 82 MCG Sep 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Geelong 3.84.109.1311.15 81 WON Essendon 1.06.26.410.10 70 11 MCG Sep 29 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1951 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
12 Canning, Warren 1                             0 0.0    
4 Davis, Bob 18                             10 0.6    
10 Flanagan, Fred 19                             17 0.9    
33 Fulton, Terry 20                             0 0.0    
18 Goninon, George 18                             86 4.8    
3 Hickinbotham, Alan 4                             0 0.0    
16 Hovey, Ron 16                             5 0.3    
37 Hyde, John 20                             0 0.0    
23 Irvine, Arthur 8                             0 0.0    
35 Lynch, Marty 3                             7 2.3    
7 McMaster, Bill 11                             16 1.5    
2 Middlemiss, Russell 19                             2 0.1    
26 Monahan, Andy 1                             0 0.0    
1 Morrison, Bruce 20                             0 0.0    
22 Morrow, Tom 17                             6 0.4    
30 Norman, Jim 20                             9 0.5    
20 O'Halloran, Leo 7                             2 0.3    
6 Pianto, Peter 12                             14 1.2    
21 Pritchard, Bill 3                             0 0.0    
27 Rayson, Noel 2                             0 0.0    
17 Reed, Les 4                             0 0.0    
36 Reid, Alan 2                             0 0.0    
8 Renfrey, Russ 19                             20 1.1    
29 Scott, Norm 17                             0 0.0    
34 Scott, Don 8                             4 0.5    
11 Smith, Bernie 20                             0 0.0    
19 Stevens, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
32 Stewart, Loy 20                             2 0.1    
24 Tate, Syd 20                             4 0.2    
28 Trezise, Neil 18                             28 1.6    
15 Tuckwell, Jim 3                             0 0.0    
9 Turner, Leo 14                             9 0.6    
25 Worner, Bert 13                             2 0.2    
Totals 400                             243 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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