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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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1976 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1976 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 6.213.421.525.7 157 WON South Melbourne 5.111.516.923.15 153 4 LAK Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Geelong 5.610.916.922.11 143 WON Richmond 3.46.510.714.11 95 48 KAR Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Geelong 3.37.79.812.14 86 LOST St. Kilda 3.16.113.816.10 106 -20 MOO Apr 19 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 H Geelong 3.310.515.919.12 126 WON Fitzroy 1.44.68.1013.13 91 35 KAR Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Geelong 3.110.312.515.6 96 WON North Melbourne 4.77.912.1113.12 90 6 VFL May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Geelong 5.410.714.1115.13 103 WON Collingwood 1.46.910.1214.13 97 6 VIC May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Geelong 4.16.78.1213.17 95 WON Footscray 5.39.513.814.9 93 2 KAR May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Geelong 4.37.711.1012.12 84 LOST Essendon 4.27.511.1014.10 94 -10 WIN May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Geelong 3.47.109.1314.18 102 WON Carlton 1.34.511.812.10 82 20 KAR May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Geelong 6.08.213.319.8 122 WON Melbourne 4.17.69.1113.15 93 29 VFL Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Geelong 4.37.69.811.10 76 LOST Hawthorn 3.35.119.1711.22 88 -12 PRI Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Geelong 4.212.517.923.17 155 WON South Melbourne 2.52.96.146.15 51 104 KAR Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Geelong 2.35.69.914.14 98 LOST Richmond 4.55.811.1015.12 102 -4 MCG Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Geelong 5.77.1111.1513.18 96 LOST Fitzroy 1.05.97.1117.17 119 -23 JUN Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Geelong 2.46.912.1115.12 102 WON St. Kilda 3.14.34.59.9 63 39 KAR Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Geelong 1.34.310.612.6 78 LOST North Melbourne 3.210.516.722.13 145 -67 ARD Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Geelong 3.510.611.615.9 99 WON Collingwood 1.83.1210.2511.27 93 6 KAR Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Geelong 1.35.96.1210.14 74 LOST Footscray 6.37.511.713.8 86 -12 WES Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Geelong 3.311.414.418.8 116 LOST Essendon 4.47.713.1118.14 122 -6 KAR Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Geelong 0.21.73.85.12 42 LOST Carlton 2.35.108.1411.16 82 -40 VFL Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Geelong 1.08.212.616.9 105 LOST Melbourne 8.414.820.1122.18 150 -45 MCG Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Geelong 2.28.410.1213.18 96 WON Hawthorn 4.36.77.1010.11 71 25 KAR Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF H Geelong 4.86.99.1314.18 102 WON Footscray 3.09.512.814.11 95 7 VFL Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF H Geelong 0.13.36.78.12 60 LOST North Melbourne 4.37.59.714.9 93 -33 MCG Sep 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1976 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
28 Armour, David 7 29 4.1 6 0.9 35 5.0 18 2.6 2 0.3     2 15 3 0.4 4 22
5 Barkley, David 18 122 6.8 78 4.3 200 11.1 75 4.2 2 0.1     20 20 26 1.4 14 170
16 Blake, Rod 17 114 6.7 44 2.6 158 9.3 56 3.3 163 9.6     24 14 1 0.1 0 6
4 Bright, Terry 15 134 8.9 55 3.7 189 12.6 59 3.9 1 0.1     17 24 16 1.1 12 108
12 Browne, Mark 23 256 11.1 93 4.0 349 15.2 75 3.3 2 0.1     32 35 15 0.7 11 101
15 Cassidy, Jeff 5 23 4.6 6 1.2 29 5.8 6 1.2 0 0.0     2 2 2 0.4 2 14
14 Clarke Snr, David 24 442 18.4 65 2.7 507 21.1 113 4.7 0 0.0     58 45 9 0.4 6 60
24 Cousins, Bryan 13 82 6.3 40 3.1 122 9.4 14 1.1 0 0.0     18 17 8 0.6 5 53
21 Davis, Harvey 18 159 8.8 118 6.6 277 15.4 30 1.7 0 0.0     24 29 2 0.1 1 13
23 Donohue, Larry 24 216 9.0 31 1.3 247 10.3 150 6.3 28 1.2     41 62 105 4.4 63 693
36 Doyle, Peter 11 123 11.2 26 2.4 149 13.5 47 4.3 4 0.4     11 10 6 0.5 1 37
26 Hawkins, Jack 24 228 9.5 163 6.8 391 16.3 113 4.7 7 0.3     39 40 0 0.0 2 2
39 Higgins, Kevin 24 266 11.1 45 1.9 311 13.0 72 3.0 1 0.0     47 41 6 0.3 3 39
2 Landy, Graeme 17 171 10.1 36 2.1 207 12.2 57 3.4 0 0.0     22 51 20 1.2 10 130
20 Lewtas, Ian 1 11 11.0 6 6.0 17 17.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     3 1 0 0.0 0 0
6 Manson, David 13 50 3.8 37 2.8 87 6.7 31 2.4 63 5.3     10 15 0 0.0 0 0
40 Nankervis, Ian 24 393 16.4 122 5.1 515 21.5 90 3.8 0 0.0     64 24 1 0.0 0 6
33 Nankervis, Bruce 21 379 18.0 88 4.2 467 22.2 109 5.2 4 0.2     46 37 14 0.7 13 97
35 Neal, Robert 24 303 12.6 117 4.9 420 17.5 66 2.8 3 0.1     37 38 5 0.2 6 36
17 Newman, John 'Sam' 23 214 9.3 181 7.9 395 17.2 140 6.1 267 12.1     98 70 1 0.0 3 9
37 Nish, Colin 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
38 Preen, John 18 137 7.6 59 3.3 196 10.9 45 2.5 0 0.0     21 21 14 0.8 13 97
13 Sarah, Paul 22 375 17.0 35 1.6 410 18.6 90 4.1 0 0.0     38 44 38 1.7 34 262
30 Scarlett, John 14 75 5.4 66 4.7 141 10.1 33 2.4 4 0.3     18 23 8 0.6 13 61
8 Sheehan, Kevin 24 362 15.1 57 2.4 419 17.5 85 3.5 1 0.0     66 40 42 1.8 42 294
9 Turner, Mick 22 288 13.1 76 3.5 364 16.5 107 4.9 5 0.2     38 38 6 0.3 10 46
18 Witcombe, Murray 9 28 3.1 8 0.9 36 4.0 9 1.0 0 0.0     4 2 1 0.1 1 7
11 Woodman, Alan 4 30 7.5 13 3.3 43 10.8 6 1.5 8 2.0     10 0 0 0.0 2 2
10 Woolnough, Mike 19 286 15.1 51 2.7 337 17.7 79 4.2 1 0.1     33 29 4 0.2 7 31
Totals 480 5296 11.0 1722 3.6 7018 14.6 1778 3.7 566 1.2     843 787 353 0.7 278 2396
 

Footnotes

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