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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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1973 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1973 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 5.37.410.610.8 68 LOST Carlton 1.58.710.1018.16 124 -56 KAR Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Geelong 6.19.513.1016.14 110 LOST Richmond 1.48.716.1218.19 127 -17 MCG Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Geelong 2.46.58.711.13 79 LOST Collingwood 6.511.1315.1821.23 149 -70 VIC Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Geelong 3.07.313.1117.16 118 WON South Melbourne 5.38.68.812.14 86 32 KAR Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Geelong 5.67.1010.1215.16 106 LOST Essendon 3.68.1311.1816.26 122 -16 WIN May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Geelong 2.47.79.1211.14 80 LOST Footscray 5.57.710.914.14 98 -18 KAR May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Geelong 5.46.88.119.14 68 LOST Hawthorn 3.55.912.1319.15 129 -61 GLE May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Geelong 2.35.65.88.12 60 LOST St. Kilda 3.25.210.916.10 106 -46 MOO May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Geelong 2.25.311.414.6 90 LOST North Melbourne 3.37.612.1118.13 121 -31 KAR Jun 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
10 A Geelong 3.74.96.1211.15 81 LOST Melbourne 2.68.1316.1620.19 139 -58 MCG Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Geelong 1.36.313.416.8 104 WON Fitzroy 0.33.58.711.15 81 23 KAR Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Geelong 2.37.68.119.13 67 LOST Carlton 6.110.414.917.12 114 -47 PRI Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Geelong 7.410.412.713.11 89 LOST Richmond 5.112.316.521.7 133 -44 VFL Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Geelong 3.46.510.512.6 78 LOST South Melbourne 8.411.712.1118.15 123 -45 LAK Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Geelong 8.410.611.913.10 88 LOST Collingwood 1.43.117.1513.18 96 -8 KAR Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Geelong 4.27.59.712.10 82 WON Essendon 1.15.810.1211.15 81 1 KAR Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Geelong 3.56.88.1313.14 92 LOST Footscray 4.57.914.1121.15 141 -49 VFL Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Geelong 1.17.810.1014.11 95 WON Hawthorn 4.36.711.814.10 94 1 KAR Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Geelong 1.24.310.413.8 86 WON St. Kilda 4.27.49.1411.17 83 3 VFL Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Geelong 2.15.45.47.6 48 LOST North Melbourne 1.37.39.89.10 64 -16 ARD Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Geelong 4.37.713.817.11 113 WON Melbourne 6.49.611.914.14 98 15 KAR Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Geelong 5.47.511.1414.17 101 LOST Fitzroy 3.36.610.917.15 117 -16 JUN Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1973 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
25 Ainsworth, Geoff 21 162 7.7 21 1.0 183 8.7 32 1.5 2 0.1     38 26 0 0.0 0 0
6 Andrews, Gareth 20 190 9.5 50 2.5 240 12.0 104 5.2 4 0.2     23 24 5 0.3 9 39
5 Barkley, David 5 51 10.2 12 2.4 63 12.6 21 4.2 6 1.2     10 8 5 1.0 10 40
16 Blake, Rod 4 5 1.3 1 0.3 6 1.5 4 1.0 8 2.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Clarke Snr, David 19 441 23.2 36 1.9 477 25.1 136 7.2 1 0.1     69 40 45 2.4 29 299
1 Closter, Wayne 21 334 15.9 27 1.3 361 17.2 79 3.8 0 0.0     65 32 11 0.5 9 75
2 Davidson, Garry 16 177 11.1 24 1.5 201 12.6 53 3.3 0 0.0     44 39 10 0.6 16 76
21 Davis, Harvey 5 22 4.4 7 1.4 29 5.8 2 0.4 0 0.0     6 8 1 0.2 1 7
23 Donohue, Larry 6 42 7.0 10 1.7 52 8.7 22 3.7 6 1.0     11 11 5 0.8 2 32
11 Evans, Tim 21 240 11.4 12 0.6 252 12.0 92 4.4 1 0.0     36 30 8 0.4 3 51
15 Farman, Terry 10 63 6.3 29 2.9 92 9.2 18 1.8 1 0.1     10 17 0 0.0 0 0
24 Gilmore, Tony 12 159 13.3 11 0.9 170 14.2 30 2.5 0 0.0     22 18 4 0.3 8 32
22 Hampshire, Ian 17 113 6.6 66 3.9 179 10.5 78 4.6 117 6.9     34 41 6 0.4 4 40
26 Hawkins, Jack 20 172 8.6 42 2.1 214 10.7 67 3.4 10 0.5     45 23 10 0.5 4 64
29 Hawkins, Michael 2 19 9.5 3 1.5 22 11.0 6 3.0 2 1.0     5 1 0 0.0 0 0
39 Higgins, Kevin 22 319 14.5 38 1.7 357 16.2 60 2.7 0 0.0     49 61 5 0.2 2 32
36 Kline, Jeff 4 26 6.5 3 0.8 29 7.3 3 0.8 0 0.0     6 2 0 0.0 1 1
20 Lewtas, Ian 2 6 3.0 1 0.5 7 3.5 5 2.5 0 0.0     2 0 2 1.0 0 12
8 Lindquist, Greg 2 6 3.0 2 1.0 8 4.0 1 0.5 0 0.0     2 0 0 0.0 1 1
34 Linke, Graeme 13 101 7.8 12 0.9 113 8.7 45 3.5 0 0.0     33 18 0 0.0 0 0
9 Mayne, Terry 14 128 9.1 15 1.1 143 10.2 46 3.3 0 0.0     24 25 18 1.3 17 125
40 Nankervis, Ian 22 455 20.7 149 6.8 604 27.5 76 3.5 0 0.0     92 51 23 1.0 25 163
33 Nankervis, Bruce 21 268 12.8 66 3.1 334 15.9 65 3.1 0 0.0     58 29 4 0.2 3 27
3 Newland, Ken 21 202 9.6 91 4.3 293 14.0 115 5.5 65 3.1     36 60 39 1.9 25 259
17 Newman, John 'Sam' 16 147 9.2 84 5.3 231 14.4 107 6.7 180 11.3     53 52 4 0.3 3 27
37 Russell, Ivan 9 39 4.3 8 0.9 47 5.2 8 0.9 0 0.0     8 2 2 0.2 1 13
13 Sarah, Paul 15 183 12.2 17 1.1 200 13.3 41 2.7 1 0.1     42 31 23 1.5 11 149
30 Scarlett, John 21 288 13.7 74 3.5 362 17.2 73 3.5 17 0.8     86 77 21 1.0 15 141
18 Stephens, Peter 11 102 9.3 28 2.5 130 11.8 60 5.5 4 0.4     13 33 11 1.0 9 75
4 Stevens, Phil 20 226 11.3 39 2.0 265 13.3 61 3.1 0 0.0     33 16 3 0.2 5 23
27 Wells, Greg 2 7 3.5 3 1.5 10 5.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 1 1
19 Whatman, Robert 10 101 10.1 21 2.1 122 12.2 35 3.5 0 0.0     21 15 7 0.7 8 50
10 Woolnough, Mike 7 111 15.9 10 1.4 121 17.3 29 4.1 0 0.0     17 14 3 0.4 3 21
38 Yates, Warwick 9 53 5.9 33 3.7 86 9.6 27 3.0 35 3.9     11 23 0 0.0 1 1
Totals 440 4958 11.3 1045 2.4 6003 13.6 1603 3.6 460 1.0     1005 829 275 0.6 226 1876
 

Footnotes

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