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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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1983 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1983 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 3.25.108.1415.16 106 WON Footscray 3.25.39.811.9 75 31 VFL Mar 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Geelong 7.29.512.915.11 101 WON Collingwood 2.35.59.914.12 96 5 VIC Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Geelong 2.33.97.1113.16 94 WON Richmond 3.33.45.66.10 46 48 KAR Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Geelong 2.47.510.913.12 90 WON St. Kilda 5.27.48.711.13 79 11 VFL Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Geelong 7.210.413.816.14 110 LOST Melbourne 1.26.815.1318.13 121 -11 KAR Apr 25 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
6 A Geelong 4.16.59.714.11 95 WON Carlton 2.36.510.1012.13 85 10 PRI Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Geelong 1.14.47.89.13 67 LOST Fitzroy 3.35.39.811.10 76 -9 JUN May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Geelong 3.27.109.1211.18 84 LOST Sydney 7.49.514.1216.14 110 -26 KAR May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Geelong 4.28.410.912.12 84 LOST North Melbourne 7.013.417.818.16 124 -40 KAR May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Geelong 3.47.612.615.7 97 LOST Essendon 4.65.1012.1515.19 109 -12 WIN May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Geelong 3.47.48.614.11 95 WON Hawthorn 3.36.710.1212.16 88 7 PRI Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Geelong 2.26.58.614.7 91 LOST Footscray 3.46.511.815.12 102 -11 WES Jun 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
13 H Geelong 3.26.713.915.11 101 WON Collingwood 2.25.47.413.7 85 16 KAR Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Geelong 4.55.610.810.9 69 LOST Richmond 2.15.27.411.4 70 -1 VFL Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Geelong 3.33.75.99.14 68 LOST St. Kilda 0.48.615.718.12 120 -52 KAR Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Geelong 2.34.58.1010.13 73 LOST Melbourne 3.43.76.1210.19 79 -6 MCG Jul 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Geelong 2.46.48.411.7 73 LOST Carlton 2.23.711.1015.18 108 -35 KAR Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Geelong 0.14.36.57.7 49 LOST Fitzroy 5.08.612.916.15 111 -62 VFL Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Geelong 4.58.712.1220.21 141 WON Sydney 5.56.87.1210.15 75 66 SCG Aug 5 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
20 A Geelong 5.48.1010.1311.18 84 LOST North Melbourne 1.86.1212.1616.20 116 -32 ARD Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Geelong 1.22.85.1012.11 83 LOST Essendon 8.413.520.626.9 165 -82 KAR Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Geelong 1.24.47.911.11 77 LOST Hawthorn 6.49.716.1124.13 157 -80 KAR Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1983 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
27 Bews, Andrew 20 192 9.6 111 5.6 303 15.2 39 2.0 3 0.2     26 55 17 0.9 15 117
16 Blake, Rod 8 46 5.8 20 2.5 66 8.3 21 2.6 83 10.4     10 13 12 1.5 6 78
24 Bos, Mark 9 97 10.8 53 5.9 150 16.7 28 3.1 4 0.4     16 11 0 0.0 0 0
43 Bourke, Damian 6 21 3.5 19 3.2 40 6.7 9 1.5 100 16.7     10 13 1 0.2 3 9
4 Bright, Terry 14 118 8.4 50 3.6 168 12.0 45 3.2 3 0.2     23 30 26 1.9 13 169
19 Bruns, Neville 5 88 17.6 19 3.8 107 21.4 20 4.0 0 0.0     12 6 2 0.4 6 18
20 Card, Ray 22 227 10.3 82 3.7 309 14.0 68 3.1 1 0.0     64 27 2 0.1 0 12
49 Christensen, Damien 5 27 5.4 33 6.6 60 12.0 11 2.2 0 0.0     4 8 4 0.8 2 26
41 Christensen, Ross 2 11 5.5 9 4.5 20 10.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     1 6 3 1.5 0 18
28 Darcy, Tim 11 87 7.9 41 3.7 128 11.6 38 3.5 0 0.0     10 31 17 1.5 7 109
29 Drum, Damian 5 22 4.4 17 3.4 39 7.8 7 1.4 0 0.0     7 9 1 0.2 3 9
11 Featherby, Peter 18 384 21.3 89 4.9 473 26.3 84 4.7 10 0.6     50 28 15 0.8 17 107
14 Flanigan, Darren 8 34 4.3 21 2.6 55 6.9 17 2.1 92 11.5     13 11 7 0.9 4 46
34 Flynn, Basil 3 18 6.0 5 1.7 23 7.7 4 1.3 0 0.0     3 2 1 0.3 2 8
22 Jeffreys, Paul 4 25 6.3 17 4.3 42 10.5 12 3.0 0 0.0     8 6 0 0.0 1 1
3 Johnston, Peter 20 165 8.3 107 5.4 272 13.6 120 6.0 20 1.0     34 46 11 0.6 13 79
37 Kol, Michael 18 236 13.1 60 3.3 296 16.4 41 2.3 0 0.0     40 29 22 1.2 19 151
39 Kol, Nigel 2 8 4.0 5 2.5 13 6.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     4 2 0 0.0 0 0
8 Lenaghan, Denis 13 172 13.2 50 3.8 222 17.1 28 2.2 0 0.0     14 20 18 1.4 14 122
5 Malarkey, Gary 20 198 9.9 79 4.0 277 13.9 47 2.4 2 0.1     59 19 0 0.0 1 1
12 Mangels, Alan 2 14 7.0 8 4.0 22 11.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     2 3 0 0.0 0 0
10 Mossop, John 21 183 8.7 130 6.2 313 14.9 103 4.9 583 27.8     76 40 15 0.7 11 101
40 Nankervis, Ian 22 256 11.6 122 5.5 378 17.2 78 3.5 1 0.0     54 26 0 0.0 1 1
33 Nankervis, Bruce 22 275 12.5 104 4.7 379 17.2 60 2.7 1 0.0     49 37 0 0.0 0 0
35 Neal, Robert 12 173 14.4 96 8.0 269 22.4 21 1.8 4 0.3     19 21 6 0.5 4 40
2 Nichols, Stephen 3 15 5.0 3 1.0 18 6.0 2 0.7 0 0.0     1 2 4 1.3 3 27
31 O'Keeffe, David 9 111 12.3 22 2.4 133 14.8 39 4.3 2 0.2     12 15 8 0.9 2 50
7 Peake, Brian 16 198 12.4 95 5.9 293 18.3 65 4.1 3 0.2     25 25 20 1.3 29 149
1 Reed, Malcolm 18 164 9.1 121 6.7 285 15.8 41 2.3 1 0.1     30 28 8 0.4 3 51
2 Reid, Alan 7 60 8.6 37 5.3 97 13.9 28 4.0 2 0.3     13 18 0 0.0 1 1
17 Reynoldson, Steve 12 88 7.3 40 3.3 128 10.7 48 4.0 12 1.0     14 25 15 1.3 8 98
34 Taylor, Zane 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
15 Toohey, Bernard 21 216 10.3 74 3.5 290 13.8 68 3.2 2 0.1     59 39 9 0.4 6 60
42 Troy, Darren 1 4 4.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 2 2
9 Turner, Mick 8 97 12.1 24 3.0 121 15.1 30 3.8 0 0.0     10 13 5 0.6 2 32
6 Waddell, Rod 14 102 7.3 104 7.4 206 14.7 25 1.8 1 0.1     20 28 9 0.6 11 65
18 Witcombe, Murray 12 161 13.4 62 5.2 223 18.6 25 2.1 0 0.0     24 12 5 0.4 7 37
21 Yeates, Mark 21 174 8.3 123 5.9 297 14.1 71 3.4 3 0.1     48 34 14 0.7 7 91
38 Zychla, Peter 5 29 5.8 11 2.2 40 8.0 10 2.0 0 0.0     3 7 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 4497 10.2 2067 4.7 6564 14.9 1365 3.1 933 2.1     867 747 277 0.6 223 1885
 

Footnotes

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