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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) –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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1957 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1957 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 3.13.511.811.11 77 DRAW Footscray 3.47.78.1110.17 77 0 KAR Apr 22 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A Geelong 2.35.67.810.13 73 WON North Melbourne 5.36.59.109.13 67 6 ARD Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Geelong 2.15.28.212.5 77 LOST Collingwood 4.46.69.1212.15 87 -10 KAR May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Geelong 3.46.89.1113.11 89 LOST Carlton 4.28.511.915.12 102 -13 PRI May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Geelong 1.26.68.89.10 64 WON Hawthorn 0.71.71.173.19 37 27 KAR May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Geelong 1.06.39.513.5 83 WON St. Kilda 1.32.66.1110.13 73 10 JUN May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Geelong 4.36.1010.1514.15 99 LOST Fitzroy 6.19.512.717.11 113 -14 KAR Jun 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Geelong 5.47.812.915.12 102 LOST Essendon 4.28.812.921.12 138 -36 WIN Jun 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Geelong 3.15.411.614.10 94 LOST Melbourne 4.510.916.1323.16 154 -60 MCG Jun 17 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 H Geelong 3.24.57.610.8 68 LOST South Melbourne 0.37.59.610.10 70 -2 KAR Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Geelong 0.11.26.610.9 69 LOST Richmond 8.29.511.614.8 92 -23 KAR Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Geelong 4.15.37.99.10 64 LOST Footscray 0.25.77.79.11 65 -1 WES Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Geelong 4.44.89.1312.15 87 WON North Melbourne 1.44.64.118.13 61 26 KAR Jul 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Geelong 1.23.46.76.8 44 LOST Collingwood 3.67.710.1213.14 92 -48 VIC Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Geelong 0.13.86.1611.19 85 WON Carlton 2.22.34.66.7 43 42 KAR Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Geelong 2.15.27.68.7 55 LOST Hawthorn 3.67.139.1514.19 103 -48 GLE Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Geelong 1.34.66.78.10 58 LOST St. Kilda 5.26.36.710.13 73 -15 KAR Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Geelong 4.45.77.1410.20 80 LOST Fitzroy 1.29.712.1015.14 104 -24 BWS Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1957 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Barran, Peter 5                             0 0.0    
7 Bartle, Bruce 4                             0 0.0    
9 Barton, Colin 7                             0 0.0    
14 Borrack, Les 12                             2 0.2    
34 Bourke, Martin 2                             0 0.0    
32 Brown, Clive 16                             1 0.1    
29 Bullen, Roger 6                             6 1.0    
19 Byron, Alan 9                             0 0.0    
25 Crowe, Bernie 9                             3 0.3    
4 Davis, Bob 16                             5 0.3    
18 Ferrari, Bruce 14                             11 0.8    
8 Fisher, Reg 1                             0 0.0    
23 Gazzard, Bob 12                             1 0.1    
1 Goggin, Matt 10                             1 0.1    
22 Harrip, Ray 4                             0 0.0    
10 Haygarth, John 18                             0 0.0    
36 Helmer, John 7                             7 1.0    
24 Herbert, Harry 9                             5 0.6    
40 Hetherington, Max 9                             1 0.1    
12 Hovey, Ron 7                             0 0.0    
13 James, Bill 3                             1 0.3    
30 Laird, John 3                             0 0.0    
22 Le Deux, Fred 7                             0 0.0    
5 Long, Doug 17                             14 0.8    
2 Nicholls, Eric 4                             0 0.0    
20 O'Connell, John 12                             10 0.8    
2 O'Halloran, Ian 3                             0 0.0    
17 O'Neill, John 13                             2 0.2    
6 Pianto, Peter 15                             23 1.5    
27 Rayson, Noel 8                             15 1.9    
15 Rice, Colin 11                             9 0.8    
38 Ryan, Bernie 5                             3 0.6    
26 Sharp, Norm 3                             0 0.0    
37 Smith, Ron 2                             1 0.5    
11 Smith, Bernie 18                             0 0.0    
28 Trezise, Neil 18                             17 0.9    
16 West, Rod 3                             0 0.0    
21 Williams, Geoff 17                             1 0.1    
22 Wiltshire, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
3 Wooller, Fred 15                             56 3.7    
39 Worland, John 4                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             195 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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