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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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1985 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Geelong's 1985 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Geelong 5.011.415.620.8 128 WON Hawthorn 3.37.810.1414.16 100 28 VFL Mar 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Geelong 4.27.89.1114.12 96 LOST Collingwood 5.48.714.1018.11 119 -23 KAR Apr 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Geelong 5.010.313.816.9 105 LOST Footscray 4.313.515.1026.14 170 -65 WES Apr 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Geelong 3.57.89.913.11 89 LOST Carlton 5.212.817.1424.17 161 -72 PRI Apr 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Geelong 1.56.1410.1716.23 119 WON North Melbourne 2.28.312.714.9 93 26 KAR Apr 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Geelong 4.39.713.1515.21 111 WON St. Kilda 7.210.615.816.12 108 3 MOO May 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Geelong 3.34.48.1012.13 85 WON Melbourne 1.42.53.85.10 40 45 KAR May 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Geelong 3.45.78.88.11 59 LOST Essendon 4.37.68.910.15 75 -16 KAR May 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Geelong 3.78.1113.1816.21 117 WON Sydney 3.27.311.713.11 89 28 SCG May 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 A Geelong 2.14.57.718.12 120 WON Richmond 2.26.39.810.10 70 50 VFL Jun 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Geelong 4.211.315.617.8 110 LOST Fitzroy 3.56.814.1220.21 141 -31 KAR Jun 10 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Geelong 4.48.610.913.10 88 LOST Hawthorn 6.29.714.1117.15 117 -29 PRI Jun 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Geelong 3.410.911.1213.13 91 WON Collingwood 2.33.68.1012.13 85 6 VIC Jun 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Geelong 7.910.1314.1917.22 124 LOST Footscray 7.312.617.823.8 146 -22 KAR Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Geelong 3.46.510.616.8 104 LOST Carlton 2.57.814.1419.16 130 -26 KAR Jul 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Geelong 3.27.512.1020.11 131 WON North Melbourne 2.48.109.1212.19 91 40 MCG Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Geelong 1.38.1012.1414.18 102 WON St. Kilda 5.27.211.712.9 81 21 KAR Jul 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Geelong 6.511.1017.1521.18 144 WON Melbourne 4.55.1110.1212.14 86 58 MCG Aug 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Geelong 3.54.126.168.16 64 LOST Essendon 5.56.69.813.11 89 -25 VFL Aug 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Geelong 2.410.711.1013.13 91 WON Sydney 0.31.36.99.10 64 27 KAR Aug 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Geelong 4.27.57.712.7 79 LOST Richmond 5.38.712.1016.15 111 -32 VFL Aug 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Geelong 4.18.511.1217.18 120 WON Fitzroy 5.07.510.1014.13 97 23 VIC Aug 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1985 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
5 Ablett Snr, Gary 20 274 13.7 62 3.1 336 16.8 135 6.8 1 0.1     60 53 82 4.1 67 559
26 Ablett, Kevin 2 17 8.5 4 2.0 21 10.5 4 2.0 0 0.0     2 5 0 0.0 0 0
34 Alderdice, Craig 12 61 5.1 42 3.5 103 8.6 31 2.6 13 1.1     4 13 12 1.0 6 78
27 Bews, Andrew 22 343 15.6 154 7.0 497 22.6 66 3.0 5 0.2     24 45 42 1.9 18 270
16 Bolton, David 18 176 9.8 124 6.9 300 16.7 24 1.3 0 0.0     21 35 6 0.3 6 42
24 Bos, Mark 19 187 9.8 138 7.3 325 17.1 44 2.3 10 0.5     23 25 0 0.0 1 1
30 Bourke, Damian 9 53 5.9 65 7.2 118 13.1 47 5.2 177 19.7     20 10 0 0.0 0 0
4 Bright, Terry 15 187 12.5 57 3.8 244 16.3 66 4.4 2 0.1     18 24 29 1.9 15 189
19 Bruns, Neville 18 334 18.6 66 3.7 400 22.2 61 3.4 0 0.0     40 41 12 0.7 20 92
20 Card, Ray 1 10 10.0 3 3.0 13 13.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     2 3 0 0.0 0 0
47 Christensen, Martin 13 108 8.3 63 4.8 171 13.2 29 2.2 0 0.0     13 8 3 0.2 2 20
39 Christensen, Damien 2 6 3.0 4 2.0 10 5.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 1 1 0.5 0 6
12 Cleave, Craig 11 80 7.3 31 2.8 111 10.1 36 3.3 4 0.4     18 16 3 0.3 0 18
7 Couch, Paul 17 202 11.9 107 6.3 309 18.2 60 3.5 0 0.0     21 26 15 0.9 23 113
29 Drum, Damian 1 1 1.0 4 4.0 5 5.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 3 0 0.0 0 0
14 Flanigan, Darren 20 120 6.0 96 4.8 216 10.8 74 3.7 187 9.4     21 28 15 0.8 11 101
41 Hocking, Steve 19 139 7.3 122 6.4 261 13.7 39 2.1 0 0.0     30 26 0 0.0 0 0
49 Hoiles Jnr, John 2 1 0.5 1 0.5 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     2 0 0 0.0 0 0
25 Jackson, Mark 10 71 7.1 7 0.7 78 7.8 31 3.1 5 0.5     7 26 33 3.3 13 211
22 Jeffreys, Paul 2 10 5.0 1 0.5 11 5.5 3 1.5 2 1.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
3 Johnston, Peter 4 12 3.0 14 3.5 26 6.5 11 2.8 1 0.3     2 5 1 0.3 0 6
37 Kol, Michael 9 69 7.7 22 2.4 91 10.1 14 1.6 0 0.0     10 11 6 0.7 8 44
32 Lenaghan, Michael 9 77 8.6 37 4.1 114 12.7 19 2.1 0 0.0     8 15 5 0.6 5 35
2 Lindner, Bruce 6 45 7.5 31 5.2 76 12.7 19 3.2 1 0.2     9 10 7 1.2 6 48
6 Malarkey, Gary 9 87 9.7 29 3.2 116 12.9 39 4.3 3 0.3     12 8 0 0.0 0 0
57 Mitchell, Russell 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
36 Morgan, Darren 20 168 8.4 92 4.6 260 13.0 45 2.3 0 0.0     15 16 17 0.9 16 118
45 Morphett, Scott 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 1 1.0 0 6
10 Mossop, John 5 35 7.0 50 10.0 85 17.0 22 4.4 123 24.6     17 12 0 0.0 2 2
35 Neal, Robert 21 357 17.0 159 7.6 516 24.6 41 2.0 0 0.0     35 32 4 0.2 13 37
31 O'Keeffe, David 7 62 8.9 28 4.0 90 12.9 19 2.7 0 0.0     5 16 1 0.1 1 7
1 Reed, Malcolm 13 89 6.8 61 4.7 150 11.5 35 2.7 0 0.0     17 19 3 0.2 1 19
17 Reynoldson, Steve 17 120 7.1 91 5.4 211 12.4 82 4.8 14 0.8     21 31 12 0.7 6 78
42 Sarcevic, Ray 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
23 Schulze, Michael 4 10 2.5 8 2.0 18 4.5 5 1.3 5 1.3     4 4 1 0.3 1 7
56 Toohey, Gerard 1 4 4.0 5 5.0 9 9.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 1 1
15 Toohey, Bernard 19 221 11.6 90 4.7 311 16.4 71 3.7 1 0.1     45 23 1 0.1 3 9
44 Williams, Shane 16 167 10.4 68 4.3 235 14.7 59 3.7 0 0.0     27 21 5 0.3 1 31
11 Williams, Greg 22 276 12.5 399 18.1 675 30.7 81 3.7 0 0.0     62 51 6 0.3 8 44
18 Witcombe, Murray 2 18 9.0 20 10.0 38 19.0 7 3.5 0 0.0     5 2 0 0.0 0 0
21 Yeates, Mark 14 114 8.1 70 5.0 184 13.1 43 3.1 1 0.1     26 19 5 0.4 3 33
38 Zychla, Peter 6 60 10.0 14 2.3 74 12.3 11 1.8 0 0.0     17 6 1 0.2 0 6
Totals 440 4372 9.9 2439 5.5 6811 15.5 1382 3.1 555 1.3     666 692 329 0.7 257 2231
 

Footnotes

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