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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

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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1963 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1963 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 5.95.1411.2316.26 122 WON South Melbourne 0.13.54.69.9 63 59 KAR Apr 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Geelong 1.23.65.116.14 50 LOST Essendon 3.25.512.916.13 109 -59 WIN Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Geelong 3.63.147.2410.25 85 WON Footscray 2.15.26.210.4 64 21 KAR May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Geelong 1.23.84.117.19 61 WON North Melbourne 0.10.33.73.7 25 36 ARD May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Geelong 2.45.67.710.12 72 WON St. Kilda 1.41.72.103.11 29 43 KAR May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Geelong 2.44.115.157.22 64 WON Carlton 3.23.44.137.16 58 6 PRI May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Geelong 3.33.56.119.12 66 DRAW Hawthorn 4.16.47.69.12 66 0 KAR Jun 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Geelong 3.23.33.84.11 35 LOST Melbourne 2.45.117.1211.16 82 -47 MCG Jun 10 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H Geelong 1.36.108.1316.13 109 WON Richmond 4.25.36.1010.11 71 38 KAR Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Geelong 0.61.62.93.13 31 LOST Fitzroy 3.43.78.119.13 67 -36 BWS Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Geelong 2.34.66.87.13 55 WON Collingwood 1.33.64.95.13 43 12 KAR Jul 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Geelong 5.16.49.914.11 95 WON South Melbourne 0.22.64.98.12 60 35 LAK Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Geelong 2.47.99.1114.15 99 WON Essendon 2.14.37.69.8 62 37 KAR Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Geelong 5.25.48.78.10 58 WON Footscray 0.12.74.75.8 38 20 WES Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Geelong 4.16.314.615.8 98 WON North Melbourne 0.11.83.85.13 43 55 KAR Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Geelong 0.56.147.158.21 69 LOST St. Kilda 4.95.98.1612.18 90 -21 JUN Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Geelong 4.45.69.1313.17 95 WON Carlton 1.12.23.35.4 34 61 KAR Aug 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Geelong 2.36.68.713.12 90 WON Hawthorn 3.53.96.146.16 52 38 GLE Sep 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF H Geelong 4.49.612.1214.17 101 WON Hawthorn 2.77.108.1311.16 82 19 MCG Sep 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Geelong 3.37.109.1315.19 109 WON Hawthorn 3.65.68.98.12 60 49 MCG Oct 5 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1963 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
21 Brown, John 12 25 12.5 3 3.0 13 13.0 2 1.0         2 5 2 0.2    
30 Brushfield, Brian 6                             2 0.3    
7 Callan, Terry 17                             0 0.0    
9 Devine, John 19 39 19.5 3 3.0 22 22.0 7 3.5         1 3 0 0.0    
16 Eales, Colin 3                             0 0.0    
5 Farmer, Graham 'Polly' 19 20 10.0 11 11.0 22 22.0 13 6.5         6 5 15 0.8    
24 Fox, John 5                             0 0.0    
35 Goggin, Bill 18 36 18.0 7 7.0 23 23.0 6 3.0         7 3 18 1.0    
22 Goodland, Ken 13 23 11.5 0 0.0 9 9.0 2 1.0         4 2 3 0.2    
18 Hamer, Garry 8                             3 0.4    
12 Hynes, Gordon 9 26 13.0 0 0.0 12 12.0 1 0.5         3 1 10 1.1    
6 Lord, Stewart 20 24 12.0 1 1.0 21 21.0 6 3.0         3 3 0 0.0    
4 Lord, Alistair 18 19 19.0 0 0.0 19 19.0 3 3.0         2 0 11 0.6    
25 Lowe, Brian 8 8 8.0         5 5.0         0 2 1 0.1    
37 Miller, Bill 1                             1 1.0    
2 Nicholls, Eric 6                             0 0.0    
36 Polinelli, Tony 15 3 1.5 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0         0 0 4 0.3    
15 Rice, Colin 19 25 12.5 4 4.0 13 13.0 4 2.0         1 4 25 1.3    
27 Rosenow, Geoff 12                             1 0.1    
29 Routley, Hugh 13 23 11.5 0 0.0 10 10.0 3 1.5         2 3 0 0.0    
26 Ryan, Bill 5                             6 1.2    
14 Scott, Ian 4 28 14.0 1 1.0 14 14.0 9 4.5         0 5 0 0.0    
10 Sharrock, John 20 23 11.5 3 3.0 13 13.0 10 5.0         2 1 18 0.9    
38 Stephens, Darryl 6                             0 0.0    
32 Sutherland, Neil 1                             0 0.0    
8 Vinar, Paul 19 15 7.5 1 1.0 7 7.0 3 1.5         2 2 8 0.4    
23 Wade, Doug 16 16 8.0 3 3.0 10 10.0 6 3.0         3 6 48 3.0    
34 Walker, Peter 20 25 12.5 4 4.0 16 16.0 12 6.0         1 6 1 0.1    
28 Watts, John 14 29 14.5 1 1.0 15 15.0 17 8.5         1 2 2 0.1    
31 West, Roy 20 14 7.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 2 1.0         3 4 0 0.0    
33 Williams, Ian 2                             0 0.0    
3 Wooller, Fred 18 27 13.5 0 0.0 11 11.0 10 5.0         4 1 20 1.1    
40 Yeates, John 14 11 5.5 0 0.0 6 6.0 4 2.0         2 2 10 0.7    
Totals 400                             209 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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