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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, 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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1979 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1979 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Geelong 2.16.412.615.11 101 LOST Carlton 6.411.716.1223.13 151 -50 PRI Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Geelong 2.57.79.1215.16 106 WON Melbourne 4.65.77.119.13 67 39 KAR Apr 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 A Geelong 0.45.88.1411.17 83 LOST Hawthorn 4.612.614.1318.15 123 -40 PRI Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Geelong 2.46.67.910.13 73 LOST North Melbourne 6.110.217.419.9 123 -50 KAR Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Geelong 4.78.813.822.10 142 WON St. Kilda 2.47.514.717.10 112 30 MOO May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Geelong 1.63.88.149.18 72 WON Footscray 0.24.26.47.5 47 25 KAR May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Geelong 2.43.95.126.15 51 LOST Collingwood 3.16.69.1113.14 92 -41 VFL May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Geelong 5.36.511.612.11 83 LOST Essendon 3.16.79.812.12 84 -1 KAR May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Geelong 6.38.716.1218.15 123 WON South Melbourne 5.19.112.417.8 110 13 VFL Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Geelong 4.49.1113.1118.19 127 WON Richmond 3.64.99.1314.17 101 26 MCG Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Geelong 0.33.84.99.11 65 LOST Fitzroy 4.57.711.1619.18 132 -67 JUN Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Geelong 6.38.1013.1315.17 107 WON Carlton 2.36.78.1314.17 101 6 KAR Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Geelong 3.36.511.916.12 108 WON Melbourne 1.04.06.09.3 57 51 VFL Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Geelong 4.65.712.1414.16 100 LOST North Melbourne 4.211.712.917.16 118 -18 ARD Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Geelong 4.29.610.1111.12 78 LOST Hawthorn 3.44.59.1111.13 79 -1 VFL Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Geelong 2.28.513.620.9 129 WON St. Kilda 7.88.1111.1714.20 104 25 KAR Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Geelong 4.57.814.1318.14 122 WON Footscray 2.06.38.612.10 82 40 WES Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Geelong 5.29.713.1318.16 124 WON Collingwood 3.15.47.69.9 63 61 KAR Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Geelong 2.26.36.58.8 56 LOST Essendon 3.67.712.1014.12 96 -40 WIN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Geelong 3.25.68.810.12 72 LOST South Melbourne 8.213.516.516.6 102 -30 LAK Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Geelong 5.27.513.917.13 115 WON Richmond 4.78.1312.1612.17 89 26 KAR Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Geelong 6.57.810.1416.16 112 WON Fitzroy 4.39.712.1215.17 107 5 KAR Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1979 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 22 165 7.5 106 4.8 271 12.3 107 4.9 401 18.2     47 46 9 0.4 3 57
29 Bortolotto, Mario 9 49 5.4 35 3.9 84 9.3 16 1.8 0 0.0     13 11 1 0.1 0 6
44 Bos, Mark 6 71 11.8 15 2.5 86 14.3 8 1.3 0 0.0     15 6 1 0.2 2 8
4 Bright, Terry 22 286 13.0 95 4.3 381 17.3 111 5.0 0 0.0     43 42 25 1.1 15 165
19 Bruns, Neville 17 248 14.6 38 2.2 286 16.8 52 3.1 0 0.0     25 40 25 1.5 15 165
12 Burns, John 17 190 11.2 57 3.4 247 14.5 43 2.5 0 0.0     33 43 10 0.6 20 80
20 Card, Ray 18 154 8.6 66 3.7 220 12.2 49 2.7 11 0.6     41 35 2 0.1 1 13
15 Cassidy, Jeff 12 113 9.4 44 3.7 157 13.1 34 2.8 0 0.0     19 24 4 0.3 3 27
14 Clarke Snr, David 22 420 19.1 70 3.2 490 22.3 100 4.5 0 0.0     65 37 40 1.8 19 259
24 Cousins, Bryan 18 224 12.4 98 5.4 322 17.9 44 2.4 0 0.0     17 30 16 0.9 23 119
23 Donohue, Larry 11 80 7.3 25 2.3 105 9.5 59 5.4 2 0.2     13 23 37 3.4 23 245
27 Dowsett, Craig 3 27 9.0 15 5.0 42 14.0 7 2.3 0 0.0     6 3 0 0.0 2 2
30 Durnan, John 1 7 7.0 5 5.0 12 12.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 0 0
6 Featherby, Peter 12 190 15.8 63 5.3 253 21.1 38 3.2 0 0.0     29 27 9 0.8 9 63
25 Fehring, Jeff 5 21 4.2 11 2.2 32 6.4 7 1.4 35 7.0     6 14 0 0.0 0 0
26 Hawkins, Jack 21 176 8.4 146 7.0 322 15.3 106 5.0 9 0.4     42 24 0 0.0 0 0
22 Jeffreys, Paul 2 11 5.5 1 0.5 12 6.0 5 2.5 0 0.0     2 4 0 0.0 0 0
3 Johnston, Peter 12 87 7.3 12 1.0 99 8.3 55 4.6 3 0.3     12 32 20 1.7 17 137
5 Malarkey, Gary 20 196 9.8 110 5.5 306 15.3 83 4.2 1 0.1     43 21 0 0.0 0 0
7 Matthews, Kelvin 16 175 10.9 55 3.4 230 14.4 57 3.6 0 0.0     35 29 15 0.9 10 100
2 Middlemiss, Glenn 12 56 4.7 56 4.7 112 9.3 50 4.2 6 0.5     18 33 6 0.5 5 41
10 Mossop, John 15 75 5.0 53 3.5 128 8.5 24 1.6 94 6.3     31 25 3 0.2 1 19
33 Nankervis, Bruce 22 395 18.0 76 3.5 471 21.4 69 3.1 0 0.0     81 41 15 0.7 11 101
40 Nankervis, Ian 19 305 16.1 129 6.8 434 22.8 74 3.9 0 0.0     81 22 0 0.0 0 0
35 Neal, Robert 11 93 8.5 40 3.6 133 12.1 22 2.0 0 0.0     12 16 0 0.0 4 4
17 Newman, John 'Sam' 13 122 9.4 97 7.5 219 16.8 101 7.8 29 2.2     34 45 11 0.8 17 83
31 Nichols, Greg 1 7 7.0 4 4.0 11 11.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
28 Preston, Andy 19 179 9.4 82 4.3 261 13.7 47 2.5 0 0.0     45 60 2 0.1 10 22
1 Reed, Malcolm 9 72 8.0 51 5.7 123 13.7 29 3.2 0 0.0     19 19 3 0.3 4 22
13 Sarah, Paul 7 83 11.9 18 2.6 101 14.4 19 2.7 0 0.0     16 13 20 2.9 11 131
8 Sheehan, Kevin 9 150 16.7 28 3.1 178 19.8 20 2.2 0 0.0     27 9 13 1.4 9 87
9 Turner, Mick 22 385 17.5 70 3.2 455 20.7 80 3.6 0 0.0     33 45 18 0.8 14 122
18 Witcombe, Murray 10 85 8.5 40 4.0 125 12.5 21 2.1 0 0.0     17 15 2 0.2 4 16
11 Woodman, Alan 5 21 4.2 16 3.2 37 7.4 7 1.4 0 0.0     13 6 1 0.2 3 9
Totals 440 4918 11.2 1827 4.2 6745 15.3 1549 3.5 591 1.3     937 843 308 0.7 256 2104
 

Footnotes

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