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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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1978 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1978 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 5.37.79.1011.10 76 LOST Collingwood 3.47.912.1317.16 118 -42 KAR Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Geelong 4.49.810.1215.19 109 WON Carlton 4.65.88.1413.17 95 14 PRI Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Geelong 6.18.315.921.14 140 WON Footscray 3.56.138.1410.16 76 64 WES Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Geelong 3.55.1112.1418.17 125 WON Richmond 2.17.59.615.8 98 27 KAR Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Geelong 5.36.106.109.11 65 LOST St. Kilda 3.47.514.1414.14 98 -33 VFL Apr 25 (Tue, 2:10) Scores
6 H Geelong 4.75.98.1212.16 88 LOST North Melbourne 0.06.912.1116.14 110 -22 KAR May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Geelong 3.26.89.1318.18 126 LOST Melbourne 8.713.917.1221.13 139 -13 VFL May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Geelong 3.54.106.177.18 60 LOST Essendon 3.07.29.411.10 76 -16 WIN May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Geelong 4.47.812.1216.13 109 WON South Melbourne 3.26.39.614.11 95 14 KAR May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Geelong 4.64.78.118.13 61 LOST Hawthorn 1.42.144.2012.24 96 -35 PRI Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Geelong 3.910.1314.1616.18 114 WON Fitzroy 2.46.812.1016.15 111 3 JUN Jun 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Geelong 1.76.1110.1513.18 96 WON Collingwood 2.36.37.117.14 56 40 VFL Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Geelong 1.13.25.88.9 57 LOST Carlton 5.27.28.49.13 67 -10 KAR Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Geelong 5.311.415.818.9 117 LOST Richmond 3.511.1516.1517.20 122 -5 MCG Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Geelong 2.34.88.1112.12 84 WON Footscray 2.37.88.1010.12 72 12 KAR Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Geelong 7.19.511.616.8 104 WON St. Kilda 3.45.109.1712.20 92 12 KAR Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Geelong 2.26.98.1010.16 76 LOST North Melbourne 4.78.817.1218.14 122 -46 ARD Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Geelong 5.47.1210.1414.17 101 WON Melbourne 2.66.1011.1413.17 95 6 MCG Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Geelong 6.38.411.514.8 92 WON Essendon 4.18.311.713.7 85 7 KAR Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Geelong 9.318.321.726.11 167 WON South Melbourne 8.214.319.624.11 155 12 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Geelong 4.18.210.713.8 86 LOST Hawthorn 2.17.68.613.10 88 -2 KAR Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Geelong 3.97.117.1913.22 100 WON Fitzroy 2.13.33.65.8 38 62 KAR Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF H Geelong 1.32.86.139.18 72 LOST Carlton 6.27.711.1315.15 105 -33 VFL Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1978 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
16 Blake, Rod 11 56 5.1 32 2.9 88 8.0 29 2.6 117 10.6     16 13 4 0.4 0 24
4 Bright, Terry 16 129 8.1 63 3.9 192 12.0 51 3.2 0 0.0     21 33 19 1.2 5 119
12 Browne, Mark 11 135 12.3 57 5.2 192 17.5 57 5.2 2 0.2     18 16 9 0.8 5 59
19 Bruns, Neville 7 81 11.6 5 0.7 86 12.3 17 2.4 0 0.0     10 7 4 0.6 10 34
20 Card, Ray 16 153 9.6 114 7.1 267 16.7 59 3.7 2 0.1     30 24 0 0.0 0 0
15 Cassidy, Jeff 16 200 12.5 84 5.3 284 17.8 60 3.8 2 0.1     37 39 8 0.5 9 57
14 Clarke Snr, David 23 420 18.3 126 5.5 546 23.7 110 4.8 3 0.1     49 49 32 1.4 39 231
24 Cousins, Bryan 12 128 10.7 40 3.3 168 14.0 28 2.3 0 0.0     18 19 5 0.4 11 41
23 Donohue, Larry 23 195 8.5 44 1.9 239 10.4 136 5.9 22 1.0     26 47 95 4.1 50 620
27 Dowsett, Craig 4 26 6.5 12 3.0 38 9.5 11 2.8 0 0.0     4 6 0 0.0 1 1
36 Doyle, Peter 6 84 14.0 30 5.0 114 19.0 29 4.8 0 0.0     7 10 1 0.2 2 8
25 Fehring, Jeff 8 32 4.0 10 1.3 42 5.3 9 1.1 60 8.6     6 12 1 0.1 0 6
37 Floyd, Tommy 7 56 8.0 18 2.6 74 10.6 10 1.4 0 0.0     8 9 5 0.7 3 33
26 Hawkins, Jack 22 179 8.1 172 7.8 351 16.0 123 5.6 16 0.8     46 38 0 0.0 0 0
39 Higgins, Kevin 17 236 13.9 62 3.6 298 17.5 60 3.5 0 0.0     33 33 4 0.2 3 27
22 Jeffreys, Paul 13 95 7.3 50 3.8 145 11.2 52 4.0 0 0.0     19 17 7 0.5 6 48
32 Koehler, Russell 1 2 2.0 4 4.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 1 1 1.0 1 7
2 Landy, Graeme 10 104 10.4 42 4.2 146 14.6 33 3.3 0 0.0     17 33 1 0.1 2 8
5 Malarkey, Gary 22 197 9.0 113 5.1 310 14.1 84 3.8 0 0.0     45 33 0 0.0 0 0
6 Manson, David 19 90 4.7 104 5.5 194 10.2 81 4.3 225 12.5     31 30 10 0.5 1 61
7 Matthews, Kelvin 8 74 9.3 39 4.9 113 14.1 27 3.4 0 0.0     18 12 6 0.8 7 43
40 Nankervis, Ian 22 326 14.8 191 8.7 517 23.5 84 3.8 1 0.0     92 30 1 0.0 0 6
33 Nankervis, Bruce 23 489 21.3 105 4.6 594 25.8 111 4.8 0 0.0     59 42 15 0.7 17 107
35 Neal, Robert 23 318 13.8 120 5.2 438 19.0 64 2.8 0 0.0     32 49 7 0.3 13 55
3 Newland, Ken 7 38 5.4 24 3.4 62 8.9 21 3.0 7 1.0     7 9 11 1.6 12 78
17 Newman, John 'Sam' 15 131 8.7 104 6.9 235 15.7 85 5.7 89 5.9     40 55 9 0.6 9 63
28 Preston, Andy 15 135 9.0 82 5.5 217 14.5 40 2.7 0 0.0     24 37 5 0.3 5 35
1 Reed, Malcolm 3 8 2.7 3 1.0 11 3.7 2 0.7 0 0.0     0 0 1 0.3 0 6
13 Sarah, Paul 14 251 17.9 41 2.9 292 20.9 56 4.0 0 0.0     32 41 22 1.6 28 160
8 Sheehan, Kevin 8 100 12.5 26 3.3 126 15.8 18 2.3 0 0.0     24 11 8 1.0 10 58
9 Turner, Mick 21 327 15.6 71 3.4 398 19.0 91 4.3 0 0.0     48 43 14 0.7 23 107
18 Witcombe, Murray 9 95 10.6 41 4.6 136 15.1 17 1.9 1 0.1     21 15 11 1.2 9 75
11 Woodman, Alan 21 159 7.6 86 4.1 245 11.7 53 2.5 3 0.2     34 44 0 0.0 0 0
10 Woolnough, Mike 7 47 6.7 13 1.9 60 8.6 11 1.6 0 0.0     5 4 1 0.1 1 7
Totals 460 5096 11.1 2128 4.6 7224 15.7 1721 3.7 550 1.2     877 861 317 0.7 282 2184
 

Footnotes

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