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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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1981 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1981 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 3.46.98.1410.17 77 WON Essendon 3.24.59.810.11 71 6 KAR Mar 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Geelong 4.38.715.1016.13 109 WON St. Kilda 5.58.89.1414.23 107 2 MOO Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Geelong 2.34.46.414.5 89 LOST North Melbourne 3.89.1513.2115.26 116 -27 ARD Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Geelong 5.26.47.119.14 68 LOST Collingwood 2.56.98.911.10 76 -8 KAR Apr 20 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 A Geelong 1.67.78.1311.18 84 LOST Richmond 3.47.1110.1615.22 112 -28 MCG Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Geelong 2.712.1316.1822.21 153 WON Melbourne 2.37.612.716.8 104 49 SCG May 3 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 A Geelong 0.54.124.147.17 59 WON Hawthorn 4.35.47.78.8 56 3 PRI May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Geelong 6.210.211.512.8 80 LOST Carlton 2.34.411.712.13 85 -5 KAR May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Geelong 7.610.1214.1416.18 114 WON Fitzroy 3.26.510.913.15 93 21 JUN May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Geelong 1.33.68.714.8 92 WON South Melbourne 4.37.59.810.10 70 22 KAR May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Geelong 5.39.1011.1117.15 117 WON Footscray 5.46.510.812.10 82 35 WES Jun 8 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Geelong 5.39.1211.1619.21 135 WON St. Kilda 1.11.52.114.11 35 100 KAR Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Geelong 6.110.618.1126.14 170 WON North Melbourne 3.33.34.68.8 56 114 KAR Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Geelong 3.66.88.109.14 68 LOST Collingwood 3.27.38.513.8 86 -18 VFL Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Geelong 2.36.510.812.10 82 WON Richmond 2.25.27.28.4 52 30 KAR Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Geelong 5.610.1616.2622.35 167 WON Melbourne 1.22.57.512.7 79 88 MCG Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Geelong 1.13.56.710.11 71 WON Hawthorn 2.23.36.88.9 57 14 KAR Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Geelong 2.34.38.712.10 82 LOST Carlton 7.29.511.717.13 115 -33 PRI Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Geelong 4.27.1110.1211.19 85 WON Fitzroy 2.52.55.149.16 70 15 VFL Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Geelong 8.311.714.1121.13 139 WON South Melbourne 2.55.99.1212.14 86 53 LAK Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Geelong 10.513.715.1618.20 128 WON Footscray 1.15.57.78.11 59 69 KAR Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Geelong 2.33.75.127.13 55 WON Essendon 1.32.45.66.11 47 8 VFL Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
QF H Geelong 2.58.1114.1116.16 112 WON Collingwood 5.56.99.1513.20 98 14 MCG Sep 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2SF A Geelong 3.35.39.411.7 73 LOST Carlton 1.25.810.1216.17 113 -40 VFL Sep 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Geelong 1.36.510.811.9 75 LOST Collingwood 3.55.89.1012.10 82 -7 VFL Sep 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1981 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 18 153 8.5 68 3.8 221 12.3 81 4.5 294 16.3     32 24 26 1.4 10 166
29 Bogunovich, Ramsay 2 6 3.0 2 1.0 8 4.0 4 2.0 22 11.0     1 5 0 0.0 1 1
24 Bos, Mark 25 247 9.9 94 3.8 341 13.6 56 2.2 3 0.1     37 33 3 0.1 3 21
4 Bright, Terry 23 231 10.0 71 3.1 302 13.1 102 4.4 3 0.1     19 47 48 2.1 43 331
19 Bruns, Neville 22 407 18.5 62 2.8 469 21.3 89 4.0 0 0.0     40 45 25 1.1 28 178
20 Card, Ray 15 111 7.4 53 3.5 164 10.9 25 1.7 0 0.0     29 16 0 0.0 0 0
14 Clarke Snr, David 13 183 14.1 49 3.8 232 17.8 45 3.5 1 0.1     18 19 18 1.4 17 125
27 Dowsett, Craig 1 8 8.0 5 5.0 13 13.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
11 Featherby, Peter 25 539 21.6 123 4.9 662 26.5 122 4.9 0 0.0     69 55 23 0.9 28 166
44 Flanigan, Darren 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 3 3.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
37 Floyd, Tommy 11 142 12.9 52 4.7 194 17.6 25 2.3 0 0.0     19 17 5 0.5 11 41
23 Harrison, Phil 2 8 4.0 1 0.5 9 4.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     2 0 1 0.5 2 8
26 Hawkins, Jack 15 103 6.9 117 7.8 220 14.7 69 4.6 3 0.2     26 18 2 0.1 2 14
22 Jeffreys, Paul 20 176 8.8 68 3.4 244 12.2 85 4.3 9 0.5     43 29 13 0.7 6 84
3 Johnston, Peter 11 83 7.5 18 1.6 101 9.2 56 5.1 0 0.0     6 30 18 1.6 12 120
38 King, Leo 4 16 4.0 10 2.5 26 6.5 13 3.3 14 3.5     3 4 8 2.0 6 54
39 Lunn, Stephen 16 128 8.0 54 3.4 182 11.4 39 2.4 0 0.0     15 24 12 0.8 9 81
5 Malarkey, Gary 24 262 10.9 92 3.8 354 14.8 83 3.5 0 0.0     45 20 0 0.0 1 1
12 Mangels, Alan 2 13 6.5 1 0.5 14 7.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     1 7 2 1.0 0 12
7 Matthews, Kelvin 12 107 8.9 21 1.8 128 10.7 47 3.9 0 0.0     11 15 21 1.8 18 144
14 Middlemiss, Glenn 3 23 7.7 20 6.7 43 14.3 9 3.0 0 0.0     5 10 1 0.3 1 7
10 Mossop, John 25 258 10.3 114 4.6 372 14.9 131 5.2 436 17.4     70 69 28 1.1 11 179
31 Murrie, Richard 8 70 8.8 21 2.6 91 11.4 20 2.5 0 0.0     28 11 0 0.0 0 0
40 Nankervis, Ian 25 352 14.1 137 5.5 489 19.6 87 3.5 0 0.0     66 21 3 0.1 1 19
33 Nankervis, Bruce 25 443 17.7 96 3.8 539 21.6 95 3.8 0 0.0     56 55 7 0.3 7 49
35 Neal, Robert 17 240 14.1 95 5.6 335 19.7 51 3.0 1 0.1     27 43 11 0.6 14 80
27 Peake, Brian 13 208 16.0 66 5.1 274 21.1 61 4.7 1 0.1     26 25 7 0.5 8 50
28 Preston, Andy 6 18 3.0 12 2.0 30 5.0 7 1.2 0 0.0     5 13 1 0.2 0 6
1 Reed, Malcolm 3 19 6.3 9 3.0 28 9.3 5 1.7 0 0.0     4 2 0 0.0 1 1
17 Reynoldson, Steve 22 175 8.0 66 3.0 241 11.0 105 4.8 18 0.8     28 58 23 1.0 14 152
8 Sheehan, Kevin 2 16 8.0 7 3.5 23 11.5 4 2.0 0 0.0     3 4 0 0.0 1 1
6 Sidebottom, Garry 7 48 6.9 20 2.9 68 9.7 24 3.4 2 0.3     7 17 6 0.9 8 44
34 Taylor, Zane 6 56 9.3 25 4.2 81 13.5 18 3.0 0 0.0     7 14 4 0.7 4 28
15 Toohey, Bernard 17 146 8.6 46 2.7 192 11.3 34 2.0 1 0.1     34 40 2 0.1 6 18
9 Turner, Mick 13 146 11.2 40 3.1 186 14.3 42 3.2 0 0.0     21 30 11 0.8 11 77
18 Witcombe, Murray 24 387 16.1 99 4.1 486 20.3 91 3.8 0 0.0     49 26 21 0.9 20 146
21 Yeates, Mark 22 248 11.3 105 4.8 353 16.0 89 4.0 1 0.0     33 39 3 0.1 8 26
Totals 500 5777 11.6 1939 3.9 7716 15.4 1820 3.6 812 1.6     887 887 353 0.7 312 2430
 

Footnotes

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