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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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1970 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1970 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 4.410.515.821.9 135 WON Hawthorn 5.28.712.919.12 126 9 GLE Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Geelong 5.18.211.712.9 81 LOST Carlton 2.27.310.616.7 103 -22 KAR Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Geelong 5.29.715.1217.12 114 WON Fitzroy 1.41.73.77.11 53 61 VFL Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Geelong 2.36.59.614.9 93 LOST Collingwood 7.410.813.1314.17 101 -8 KAR Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Geelong 5.110.113.414.4 88 WON Essendon 3.39.89.109.14 68 20 WIN May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Geelong 4.511.714.1118.15 123 WON Footscray 2.32.66.911.11 77 46 KAR May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Geelong 4.19.214.215.2 92 LOST Richmond 4.47.610.1316.20 116 -24 MCG May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Geelong 5.19.212.414.5 89 WON St. Kilda 3.17.59.712.9 81 8 KAR May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Geelong 3.66.99.910.18 78 LOST South Melbourne 5.412.816.1219.14 128 -50 LAK May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Geelong 3.47.69.1113.13 91 WON Melbourne 3.46.78.910.14 74 17 MCG Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Geelong 1.55.108.1511.17 83 WON North Melbourne 5.25.26.79.10 64 19 KAR Jun 15 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Geelong 4.58.512.814.15 99 WON Hawthorn 1.04.77.810.11 71 28 KAR Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Geelong 4.26.49.1311.14 80 LOST Carlton 3.25.146.1512.21 93 -13 PRI Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Geelong 8.110.216.420.8 128 WON Fitzroy 4.37.109.1213.16 94 34 KAR Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Geelong 0.35.77.98.16 64 LOST Collingwood 3.85.911.1213.15 93 -29 VIC Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Geelong 4.47.610.1015.16 106 WON Essendon 3.26.118.128.17 65 41 KAR Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Geelong 4.25.76.107.14 56 LOST Footscray 5.46.98.1112.15 87 -31 WES Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Geelong 5.45.410.1013.10 88 WON Richmond 3.14.86.98.13 61 27 VFL Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Geelong 0.33.45.75.7 37 LOST St. Kilda 5.17.711.912.16 88 -51 VFL Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Geelong 5.37.39.810.14 74 LOST South Melbourne 1.46.98.1311.15 81 -7 KAR Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Geelong 3.410.613.1116.12 108 WON Melbourne 4.56.89.1213.18 96 12 KAR Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Geelong 2.13.24.36.6 42 LOST North Melbourne 2.24.710.1012.11 83 -41 ARD Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1970 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
9 Adams, Robert 9 77 8.6 20 2.2 97 10.8 10 1.1 0 0.0     30 12 1 0.1 2 8
25 Ainsworth, Geoff 18 200 11.1 24 1.3 224 12.4 47 2.6 0 0.0     32 25 0 0.0 0 0
6 Andrews, Gareth 19 392 20.6 42 2.2 434 22.8 166 8.7 21 1.1     50 44 21 1.1 26 152
11 Bates, Jeff 3 26 8.7 1 0.3 27 9.0 3 1.0 0 0.0     8 5 1 0.3 3 9
1 Closter, Wayne 11 201 18.3 9 0.8 210 19.1 58 5.3 1 0.1     18 14 1 0.1 3 9
38 Colley, Tim 5 9 1.8 9 1.8 18 3.6 3 0.6 0 0.0     2 5 1 0.2 1 7
5 Evans, Phil 16 82 5.1 28 1.8 110 6.9 34 2.1 21 1.3     9 17 8 0.5 3 51
15 Farman, Terry 20 182 9.1 65 3.3 247 12.4 57 2.9 3 0.2     21 32 1 0.1 2 8
24 Gilmore, Tony 8 80 10.0 4 0.5 84 10.5 18 2.3 0 0.0     12 10 0 0.0 0 0
18 Gladman, Ken 15 127 8.5 19 1.3 146 9.7 29 1.9 3 0.2     31 32 5 0.3 5 35
35 Goggin, Bill 22 468 21.3 105 4.8 573 26.0 74 3.4 0 0.0     53 46 26 1.2 18 174
22 Hampshire, Ian 22 278 12.6 94 4.3 372 16.9 172 7.8 212 9.6     31 50 1 0.0 1 7
32 Harris, David 4 29 7.3 8 2.0 37 9.3 4 1.0 0 0.0     4 5 2 0.5 0 12
14 Higgins, Kevin 3 21 7.0 3 1.0 24 8.0 9 3.0 0 0.0     4 6 3 1.0 3 21
21 Kline, Jeff 4 28 7.0 10 2.5 38 9.5 3 0.8 1 0.3     5 3 0 0.0 0 0
37 Linke, Peter 5 43 8.6 3 0.6 46 9.2 13 2.6 0 0.0     6 6 0 0.0 0 0
8 McCarthy, Shane 2 3 1.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 1 0.5 1 0.5     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
33 Nankervis, Bruce 13 172 13.2 61 4.7 233 17.9 25 1.9 0 0.0     51 51 1 0.1 10 16
40 Nankervis, Ian 22 498 22.6 86 3.9 584 26.5 107 4.9 1 0.0     84 63 38 1.7 36 264
3 Newland, Ken 17 174 10.2 137 8.1 311 18.3 98 5.8 36 2.1     19 58 18 1.1 21 129
17 Newman, John 'Sam' 21 294 14.0 120 5.7 414 19.7 151 7.2 293 14.0     75 62 0 0.0 2 2
2 Palfreyman, Stewart 16 183 11.4 34 2.1 217 13.6 52 3.3 1 0.1     15 41 3 0.2 3 21
36 Polinelli, Tony 12 186 15.5 11 0.9 197 16.4 72 6.0 0 0.0     16 19 4 0.3 2 26
29 Reid, Gordon 21 380 18.1 52 2.5 432 20.6 90 4.3 0 0.0     81 50 0 0.0 2 2
27 Rosenow, Geoff 20 217 10.9 46 2.3 263 13.2 49 2.5 9 0.5     32 29 1 0.1 2 8
26 Ryan, Bill 21 299 14.2 73 3.5 372 17.7 173 8.2 14 0.7     21 44 44 2.1 28 292
30 Scarlett, John 22 224 10.2 83 3.8 307 14.0 72 3.3 6 0.3     77 32 0 0.0 0 0
31 Smith, Phil 8 51 6.4 17 2.1 68 8.5 20 2.5 4 0.5     5 14 17 2.1 10 112
20 Stephenson, Doug 2 23 11.5 1 0.5 24 12.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     1 1 1 0.5 0 6
4 Stevens, Phil 18 201 11.2 33 1.8 234 13.0 59 3.3 0 0.0     25 18 1 0.1 3 9
28 Strahan, Hugh 16 125 7.8 25 1.6 150 9.4 37 2.3 1 0.1     19 19 8 0.5 3 51
23 Wade, Doug 18 151 8.4 33 1.8 184 10.2 88 4.9 0 0.0     32 41 74 4.1 43 487
12 Wright, Jim 7 55 7.9 16 2.3 71 10.1 14 2.0 0 0.0     14 18 3 0.4 0 18
Totals 440 5479 12.5 1272 2.9 6751 15.3 1814 4.1 628 1.4     883 872 284 0.6 232 1936
 

Footnotes

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