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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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1971 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1971 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 5.26.47.78.9 57 LOST St. Kilda 2.48.1513.1721.25 151 -94 KAR Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Geelong 4.29.414.816.14 110 WON South Melbourne 1.55.129.1612.20 92 18 LAK Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Geelong 5.210.413.716.11 107 LOST Hawthorn 5.69.812.1416.19 115 -8 GLE Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Geelong 1.35.510.713.8 86 LOST Carlton 4.55.1010.1713.21 99 -13 KAR Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Geelong 2.010.214.716.12 108 LOST Essendon 8.413.518.921.15 141 -33 WIN May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Geelong 3.54.612.1113.13 91 LOST Fitzroy 3.410.1013.1320.16 136 -45 VFL May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Geelong 2.26.511.614.8 92 LOST Collingwood 5.27.810.1215.16 106 -14 VIC May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Geelong 4.25.77.910.12 72 LOST Melbourne 3.66.99.1614.22 106 -34 KAR May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Geelong 7.77.711.1216.13 109 LOST North Melbourne 3.56.189.1916.28 124 -15 ARD May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Geelong 5.57.812.1218.14 122 LOST Footscray 2.35.712.919.10 124 -2 VFL Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Geelong 4.67.710.1012.11 83 LOST Richmond 3.46.914.1020.13 133 -50 KAR Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Geelong 1.02.13.23.3 21 LOST St. Kilda 5.27.912.1014.15 99 -78 MOO Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Geelong 3.37.59.613.9 87 WON South Melbourne 1.13.55.119.12 66 21 KAR Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Geelong 1.03.210.513.6 84 LOST Hawthorn 6.69.912.1015.13 103 -19 KAR Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Geelong 4.310.913.1215.14 104 LOST Carlton 8.413.816.1221.15 141 -37 PRI Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Geelong 4.110.210.613.7 85 LOST Essendon 8.58.813.1416.18 114 -29 VFL Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Geelong 4.16.37.711.10 76 LOST Fitzroy 4.99.1013.1520.19 139 -63 JUN Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Geelong 4.210.615.821.11 137 WON Collingwood 4.511.718.1019.14 128 9 KAR Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Geelong 2.24.38.69.8 62 LOST Melbourne 4.56.710.1318.17 125 -63 MCG Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Geelong 5.112.216.624.7 151 WON North Melbourne 3.36.49.511.10 76 75 KAR Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Geelong 5.79.1113.1418.18 126 WON Footscray 2.25.49.515.5 95 31 KAR Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Geelong 1.36.59.1314.18 102 LOST Richmond 5.410.710.1316.14 110 -8 MCG Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1971 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 11 71 6.5 18 1.6 89 8.1 11 1.0 1 0.1     16 20 4 0.4 2 26
25 Ainsworth, Geoff 1 11 11.0 3 3.0 14 14.0 4 4.0 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 0 0
19 Bates, Jeff 1 11 11.0 2 2.0 13 13.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     2 4 0 0.0 2 2
16 Blake, Rod 14 101 7.2 22 1.6 123 8.8 34 2.4 92 6.6     21 18 4 0.3 3 27
31 Brown, Peter 6 78 13.0 17 2.8 95 15.8 5 0.8 0 0.0     17 14 3 0.5 3 21
14 Clarke Snr, David 22 417 19.0 20 0.9 437 19.9 133 6.0 2 0.1     52 52 25 1.1 21 171
1 Closter, Wayne 22 421 19.1 27 1.2 448 20.4 115 5.2 2 0.1     62 29 13 0.6 16 94
38 Colley, Tim 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0     2 2 0 0.0 0 0
11 Evans, Tim 6 51 8.5 10 1.7 61 10.2 15 2.5 0 0.0     4 9 0 0.0 0 0
5 Evans, Phil 11 42 3.8 10 0.9 52 4.7 10 0.9 8 0.7     4 9 0 0.0 0 0
15 Farman, Terry 21 195 9.3 73 3.5 268 12.8 61 2.9 0 0.0     32 28 0 0.0 0 0
38 Friend, John 1 8 8.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 4 4.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 1 1
24 Gilmore, Tony 12 159 13.3 10 0.8 169 14.1 39 3.3 0 0.0     33 17 1 0.1 0 6
35 Goggin, Bill 21 400 19.0 76 3.6 476 22.7 75 3.6 1 0.0     37 37 11 0.5 21 87
22 Hampshire, Ian 15 130 8.7 82 5.5 212 14.1 86 5.7 183 12.2     27 40 2 0.1 2 14
32 Harris, David 22 318 14.5 51 2.3 369 16.8 55 2.5 1 0.0     64 81 12 0.5 11 83
13 Haynes, Ray 2 21 10.5 6 3.0 27 13.5 8 4.0 0 0.0     0 3 0 0.0 2 2
36 Kline, Jeff 10 83 8.3 14 1.4 97 9.7 8 0.8 0 0.0     16 15 3 0.3 1 19
34 Linke, Graeme 11 121 11.0 20 1.8 141 12.8 49 4.5 1 0.1     22 20 0 0.0 0 0
37 Linke, Peter 5 33 6.6 1 0.2 34 6.8 5 1.0 0 0.0     7 6 0 0.0 0 0
21 Martella, Brian 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
8 McCarthy, Shane 1 5 5.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
27 Mitchell, Chris 4 40 10.0 4 1.0 44 11.0 18 4.5 28 7.0     8 9 1 0.3 0 6
33 Nankervis, Bruce 4 11 2.8 8 2.0 19 4.8 5 1.3 0 0.0     5 1 0 0.0 1 1
40 Nankervis, Ian 12 162 13.5 48 4.0 210 17.5 43 3.6 1 0.1     27 23 7 0.6 10 52
3 Newland, Ken 14 123 8.8 106 7.6 229 16.4 67 4.8 40 2.9     27 35 16 1.1 15 111
17 Newman, John 'Sam' 3 28 9.3 15 5.0 43 14.3 21 7.0 22 7.3     9 8 0 0.0 0 0
2 Palfreyman, Stewart 21 260 12.4 9 0.4 269 12.8 71 3.4 0 0.0     34 50 0 0.0 2 2
36 Polinelli, Tony 2 27 13.5 3 1.5 30 15.0 11 5.5 0 0.0     5 2 0 0.0 1 1
29 Reid, Gordon 5 62 12.4 14 2.8 76 15.2 16 3.2 1 0.2     17 8 0 0.0 0 0
26 Ryan, Bill 21 330 15.7 90 4.3 420 20.0 211 10.0 13 0.6     41 59 67 3.2 32 434
30 Scarlett, John 20 206 10.3 64 3.2 270 13.5 79 4.0 4 0.2     68 49 2 0.1 2 14
18 Stephens, Peter 13 108 8.3 36 2.8 144 11.1 43 3.3 24 1.8     17 27 13 1.0 10 88
20 Stephenson, Doug 4 41 10.3 11 2.8 52 13.0 5 1.3 1 0.3     11 7 3 0.8 1 19
4 Stevens, Phil 13 111 8.5 20 1.5 131 10.1 23 1.8 1 0.1     21 15 1 0.1 0 6
7 Stokes, Rod 5 37 7.4 10 2.0 47 9.4 6 1.2 0 0.0     5 10 1 0.2 0 6
28 Strahan, Hugh 20 268 13.4 41 2.1 309 15.5 101 5.1 19 1.0     49 28 13 0.7 6 84
23 Wade, Doug 19 169 8.9 29 1.5 198 10.4 104 5.5 1 0.1     40 41 94 4.9 44 608
34 Walker, Peter 8 77 9.6 27 3.4 104 13.0 22 2.8 0 0.0     17 19 0 0.0 0 0
10 Woolnough, Mike 18 278 15.4 47 2.6 325 18.1 67 3.7 2 0.1     46 37 8 0.4 9 57
12 Wright, Jim 6 55 9.2 18 3.0 73 12.2 16 2.7 1 0.2     12 16 2 0.3 4 16
39 Yates, Warwick 11 58 5.3 22 2.0 80 7.3 27 2.5 40 3.6     6 17 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 5129 11.7 1089 2.5 6218 14.1 1678 3.8 491 1.1     885 871 306 0.7 222 2058
 

Footnotes

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