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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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1952 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1952 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 4.110.614.1115.13 103 WON Melbourne 5.48.512.1314.13 97 6 MCG Apr 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Geelong 3.17.17.310.4 64 WON Footscray 1.54.87.127.15 57 7 KAR Apr 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Geelong 6.69.910.1214.15 99 WON St. Kilda 1.02.33.35.4 34 65 KAR May 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Geelong 3.27.69.1114.16 100 WON Fitzroy 3.33.64.96.15 51 49 BWS May 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Geelong 2.43.66.1111.16 82 WON North Melbourne 0.33.85.96.10 46 36 KAR May 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Geelong 2.26.66.711.13 79 WON Richmond 3.23.26.78.7 55 24 PUN May 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Geelong 1.38.511.1113.15 93 LOST Carlton 8.412.817.818.12 120 -27 PRI Jun 9 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
8 H Geelong 4.36.58.712.14 86 LOST Essendon 4.510.816.1523.17 155 -69 BEX Jun 16 (Mon, 7:40) Scores
9 H Geelong 1.52.74.97.13 55 WON South Melbourne 2.23.74.104.11 35 20 KAR Jun 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Geelong 0.42.86.910.10 70 WON Hawthorn 2.13.44.56.8 44 26 GLE Jun 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Geelong 6.58.611.811.10 76 DRAW Essendon 2.26.47.810.16 76 0 WIN Jul 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Geelong 3.24.35.49.8 62 WON Collingwood 2.12.62.94.9 33 29 KAR Jul 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Geelong 3.56.129.2114.26 110 WON Melbourne 1.04.25.38.6 54 56 KAR Jul 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Geelong 1.45.76.99.12 66 WON Footscray 2.33.46.88.9 57 9 WES Jul 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Geelong 2.64.75.89.16 70 WON St. Kilda 1.73.87.137.13 55 15 JUN Aug 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Geelong 3.74.107.1412.16 88 WON Fitzroy 1.12.45.85.10 40 48 KAR Aug 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Geelong 6.210.713.915.13 103 WON North Melbourne 1.33.34.711.9 75 28 ARD Aug 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Geelong 6.09.413.517.9 111 WON Richmond 1.42.56.610.7 67 44 KAR Aug 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
19 H Geelong 0.55.99.1310.17 77 WON Carlton 1.32.62.103.14 32 45 KAR Aug 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF H Geelong 2.65.912.1014.16 100 WON Collingwood 1.43.55.66.10 46 54 MCG Sep 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Geelong 4.25.311.613.8 86 WON Collingwood 1.13.35.35.10 40 46 MCG Sep 27 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1952 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Davis, Bob 15                             13 0.9    
10 Flanagan, Fred 19                             22 1.2    
33 Fulton, Terry 10                             0 0.0    
18 Goninon, George 17                             59 3.5    
24 Herbert, Harry 6                             2 0.3    
12 Hovey, Ron 19                             7 0.4    
16 Hyde, John 19                             1 0.1    
7 McMaster, Bill 21                             34 1.6    
2 Middlemiss, Russell 19                             0 0.0    
1 Morrison, Bruce 19                             0 0.0    
22 Morrow, Tom 15                             3 0.2    
30 Norman, Jim 5                             4 0.8    
20 O'Halloran, Leo 4                             4 1.0    
3 Palmer, Doug 21                             4 0.2    
6 Pianto, Peter 21                             22 1.0    
27 Rayson, Noel 13                             17 1.3    
17 Reed, Les 10                             0 0.0    
8 Renfrey, Russ 21                             4 0.2    
36 Richardson, Merv 1                             0 0.0    
29 Scott, Norm 3                             0 0.0    
34 Scott, Don 4                             0 0.0    
26 Sharp, Norm 13                             0 0.0    
11 Smith, Bernie 11                             0 0.0    
5 Smith, Syd 14                             0 0.0    
19 Stevens, Jack 4                             3 0.8    
32 Stewart, Loy 2                             0 0.0    
23 Swarbrick, George 12                             4 0.3    
28 Trezise, Neil 20                             35 1.8    
15 Tuckwell, Jim 4                             0 0.0    
9 Turner, Leo 17                             5 0.3    
31 Walsh, Tony 3                             4 1.3    
14 West, Peter 2                             0 0.0    
21 Williams, Geoff 20                             0 0.0    
25 Worner, Bert 16                             3 0.2    
Totals 420                             250 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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