Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Geoffrey McGivern

Known as
Geoff McGivern

27 December 1930

15 August 2015 (aged 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 116d
Last game: 25y 249d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 17

Geoff McGivern

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,967th player to appear, 2,298th most games played, 1,976th most goals kickedMelbourne: 696th player to appear, 154th most games played, 147th most goals kicked

Geoff McGivern had a comparatively short but auspicious career with Melbourne, winning the club's best and fairest award in 1952, and playing at centre half back when the Dees overcame Collingwood by 28 points in the 1955 Grand Final. He also played in the previous year's Grand Final, when Melbourne went under to Footscray. Strong overhead, and mobile, he could adapt with success to any key position. He played a total of 105 VFL games, and kicked 53 goals, between 1950 and 1956.

Author - John Devaney


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