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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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1954 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1954 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 6.511.1016.1519.16 130 WON Fitzroy 1.22.56.107.16 58 72 BWS Apr 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Geelong 2.25.65.98.12 60 LOST North Melbourne 1.21.38.129.15 69 -9 KAR Apr 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Geelong 2.610.1312.1716.20 116 WON Essendon 5.26.49.815.10 100 16 WIN May 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Geelong 4.15.67.1113.17 95 WON St. Kilda 2.24.37.48.5 53 42 KAR May 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Geelong 6.47.512.1213.14 92 LOST Hawthorn 3.58.118.1214.13 97 -5 GLE May 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Geelong 4.75.810.1513.17 95 WON Collingwood 1.02.64.69.8 62 33 KAR May 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Geelong 3.27.610.1411.16 82 LOST Carlton 4.55.89.1512.20 92 -10 PRI May 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Geelong 4.05.19.411.5 71 LOST Melbourne 5.47.118.1410.20 80 -9 KAR Jun 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Geelong 2.52.66.129.13 67 WON Footscray 1.35.86.98.15 63 4 KAR Jun 14 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 A Geelong 3.27.109.1213.17 95 LOST Richmond 5.77.715.818.12 120 -25 PUN Jun 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Geelong 5.27.312.817.12 114 WON South Melbourne 0.23.65.69.10 64 50 LAK Jul 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Geelong 2.12.46.710.8 68 WON Fitzroy 1.04.24.36.6 42 26 KAR Jul 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Geelong 2.05.15.110.2 62 WON North Melbourne 2.22.53.115.13 43 19 ARD Jul 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Geelong 3.37.910.1316.14 110 WON Essendon 2.34.88.1011.10 76 34 KAR Jul 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Geelong 5.18.613.718.13 121 WON St. Kilda 2.95.145.167.17 59 62 JUN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Geelong 4.29.510.913.12 90 WON Hawthorn 2.24.55.67.6 48 42 KAR Aug 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Geelong 2.24.68.810.12 72 WON Collingwood 3.43.75.126.14 50 22 VIC Aug 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Geelong 5.39.811.913.12 90 WON Carlton 1.22.45.116.13 49 41 KAR Aug 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF H Geelong 4.54.87.108.14 62 LOST Footscray 3.17.77.1011.19 85 -23 MCG Sep 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Geelong 2.34.35.67.8 50 LOST Melbourne 1.13.37.510.7 67 -17 MCG Sep 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1954 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
13 Baumgartner, Ivan 17 3 1.5         1 0.5         0 2 2 0.1 0 12
14 Borrack, Les 6 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 1 0.2 0 6
30 Bow, Glen 3                             2 0.7    
29 Cameron, Ken 3                             0 0.0    
4 Davis, Bob 19 25 12.5         12 6.0         2 6 15 0.8 3 93
10 Flanagan, Fred 20 21 10.5         10 5.0         3 4 55 2.8 3 333
33 Fulton, Terry 5                             0 0.0    
23 Gazzard, Bob 1                             0 0.0    
32 Gear, Maurie 2                             0 0.0    
18 Goninon, George 11 18 9.0         4 2.0         4 0 23 2.1 5 143
36 Hawking, Howard 9                             0 0.0    
24 Herbert, Harry 10                             5 0.5    
12 Hovey, Ron 14 19 9.5         10 5.0         1 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 Hyde, John 13 8 8.0         2 2.0         1 3 7 0.5 0 42
22 McMahon, John 15 14 7.0         6 3.0         3 5 3 0.2 1 19
7 McMaster, Bill 12 6 6.0         4 4.0         1 1 9 0.8 2 56
2 Middlemiss, Russell 10 20 10.0         4 2.0         0 1 0 0.0 0 0
1 Morrison, Bruce 20 12 6.0         3 1.5         5 2 0 0.0 0 0
20 Murray, Bruce 2                             0 0.0    
35 O'Hara, Don 3                             0 0.0    
17 O'Neill, John 16                             1 0.1    
3 Palmer, Doug 16 14 7.0         3 1.5         2 1 3 0.2 0 18
6 Pianto, Peter 20 58 29.0         5 2.5         4 3 20 1.0 2 122
27 Rayson, Noel 16 21 10.5         7 3.5         2 2 29 1.8 3 177
8 Renfrey, Russ 20 33 16.5         5 2.5         2 5 6 0.3 0 36
15 Roberts, Jim 7                             2 0.3    
26 Sharp, Norm 18 27 13.5         9 4.5         4 5 18 1.0 0 108
11 Smith, Bernie 20 32 16.0         6 3.0         6 2 0 0.0 0 0
28 Trezise, Neil 20 25 12.5         6 3.0         6 3 37 1.9 1 223
9 Turner, Leo 19 34 17.0         11 5.5         1 3 3 0.2 1 19
21 Williams, Geoff 13 24 12.0         5 2.5         5 3 0 0.0 0 0
37 Wiltshire, Bob 9 10 5.0         1 0.5         2 4 6 0.7 0 36
25 Worner, Bert 11 10 10.0         1 1.0         0 3 1 0.1 0 6
Totals 400                             248 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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