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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 (3 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 (10 total)

Most Games
334 - Joel Selwood (2007-current)

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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1965 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1965 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 0.03.24.35.5 35 WON Footscray 0.12.25.35.3 33 2 KAR Apr 19 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A Geelong 5.36.48.89.11 65 WON Carlton 3.14.46.78.11 59 6 PRI Apr 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Geelong 3.37.610.714.14 98 WON North Melbourne 1.34.86.117.13 55 43 COB May 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Geelong 3.44.67.77.8 50 WON Collingwood 1.13.54.56.9 45 5 KAR May 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Geelong 1.21.44.78.7 55 LOST Melbourne 2.07.68.610.9 69 -14 KAR May 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Geelong 3.75.1110.1511.21 87 WON Fitzroy 0.14.55.58.8 56 31 BWS May 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Geelong 4.56.1116.1318.14 122 WON Hawthorn 2.23.55.66.9 45 77 KAR May 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Geelong 1.24.65.108.14 62 WON St. Kilda 0.32.44.66.7 43 19 KAR Jun 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Geelong 3.48.712.817.13 115 LOST South Melbourne 4.210.217.520.9 129 -14 LAK Jun 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Geelong 3.26.610.712.9 81 WON Richmond 2.65.88.109.11 65 16 KAR Jun 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Geelong 1.22.54.86.9 45 LOST Essendon 3.55.89.1312.16 88 -43 WIN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Geelong 1.13.83.85.13 43 WON Footscray 0.10.21.81.8 14 29 WES Jul 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Geelong 1.53.54.95.9 39 LOST Carlton 3.16.28.79.12 66 -27 KAR Jul 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Geelong 2.75.97.1210.17 77 WON North Melbourne 0.13.24.35.4 34 43 KAR Jul 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Geelong 2.24.26.27.4 46 LOST Collingwood 3.46.513.714.9 93 -47 VIC Aug 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Geelong 1.17.613.916.11 107 WON Melbourne 4.36.58.611.7 73 34 MCG Aug 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Geelong 3.24.66.89.16 70 WON Fitzroy 3.05.27.38.4 52 18 KAR Aug 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Geelong 7.610.1112.1517.20 122 WON Hawthorn 2.35.68.610.9 69 53 GLE Aug 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF A Geelong 2.04.36.87.9 51 LOST Essendon 3.58.1410.1614.19 103 -52 MCG Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1965 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
6 Andrews, Gareth 17 154 9.1 45 2.6 199 11.7 88 5.2         16 16 35 2.1 29 239
33 Barr, Alan 5 38 7.6 9 1.8 47 9.4 13 2.6         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
37 Brown, David 6 62 10.3 18 3.0 80 13.3 15 2.5         5 8 4 0.7 6 30
30 Brushfield, Brian 3 14 4.7 2 0.7 16 5.3 2 0.7         2 6 1 0.3 1 7
1 Closter, Wayne 14 225 16.1 28 2.0 253 18.1 67 4.8         15 21 4 0.3 0 24
9 Devine, John 19 313 16.5 56 2.9 369 19.4 68 3.6         33 45 2 0.1 2 14
16 Eales, Colin 8 80 10.0 11 1.4 91 11.4 5 0.6         8 8 3 0.4 5 23
15 Farman, Terry 7 41 5.9 9 1.3 50 7.1 10 1.4         8 13 3 0.4 2 20
5 Farmer, Graham 'Polly' 18 192 10.7 217 12.1 409 22.7 87 4.8         63 64 11 0.6 12 78
24 Fox, John 14 108 7.7 19 1.4 127 9.1 21 1.5         12 12 1 0.1 1 7
35 Goggin, Bill 18 323 17.9 92 5.1 415 23.1 39 2.2         40 43 29 1.6 22 196
22 Goodland, Ken 5 26 5.2 11 2.2 37 7.4 9 1.8         4 5 1 0.2 0 6
21 Graham, Ricky 6 36 6.0 14 2.3 50 8.3 5 0.8         5 3 3 0.5 1 19
18 Hamer, Garry 8 37 4.6 6 0.8 43 5.4 10 1.3         4 6 1 0.1 1 7
11 Hosking, Ron 18 234 13.0 32 1.8 266 14.8 65 3.6         18 25 0 0.0 1 1
25 Hunter, Graham 4 31 7.8 23 5.8 54 13.5 7 1.8         6 2 2 0.5 4 16
12 Hynes, Gordon 6 44 7.3 8 1.3 52 8.7 4 0.7         2 7 4 0.7 4 28
4 Lord, Alistair 10 131 13.1 20 2.0 151 15.1 20 2.0         16 18 9 0.9 12 66
2 Marshall, Denis 16 247 15.4 97 6.1 344 21.5 75 4.7         27 29 2 0.1 7 19
3 Newland, Ken 5 45 9.0 23 4.6 68 13.6 15 3.0         6 3 2 0.4 3 15
17 Newman, John 'Sam' 19 212 11.2 92 4.8 304 16.0 103 5.4         35 42 13 0.7 17 95
36 Polinelli, Tony 19 275 14.5 25 1.3 300 15.8 70 3.7         26 32 6 0.3 13 49
29 Reid, Gordon 3 27 9.0 3 1.0 30 10.0 6 2.0         4 4 0 0.0 1 1
27 Rosenow, Geoff 15 189 12.6 27 1.8 216 14.4 61 4.1         16 25 0 0.0 0 0
26 Ryan, Bill 10 90 9.0 18 1.8 108 10.8 65 6.5         7 11 8 0.8 11 59
14 Scott, Ian 12 101 8.4 19 1.6 120 10.0 28 2.3         11 9 0 0.0 0 0
10 Sharrock, John 16 184 11.5 52 3.3 236 14.8 80 5.0         16 21 14 0.9 17 101
20 Teasdale, Alan 8 45 5.6 15 1.9 60 7.5 17 2.1         8 9 3 0.4 4 22
8 Vinar, Paul 18 161 8.9 36 2.0 197 10.9 52 2.9         18 28 0 0.0 1 1
23 Wade, Doug 10 80 8.0 8 0.8 88 8.8 46 4.6         13 12 29 2.9 28 202
34 Walker, Peter 19 211 11.1 73 3.8 284 14.9 59 3.1         24 28 0 0.0 0 0
28 Watts, John 18 202 11.2 43 2.4 245 13.6 86 4.8         11 32 1 0.1 0 6
40 Yeates, John 6 32 5.3 17 2.8 49 8.2 21 3.5         3 5 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 380 4190 11.0 1168 3.1 5358 14.1 1319 3.5         485 593 191 0.5 205 1351
 

Footnotes

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