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Key Facts

Full name
Geoffrey Williams

Known as
Geoff Williams

Born
18 November 1930

Died
20 July 2020 (aged 89)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 153d
Last game: 28y 186d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Yarraville

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 21

Recruited from
Geelong (1960)

Geoff Williams

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1952-195912110.0160%16.203.2037
YarravilleVFA1960
Total1952-196012110.01

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,191st player to appear, 1,841st most games played, 9,023rd most goals kickedGeelong: 554th player to appear, 123rd most games played, 762nd most goals kicked

Despite not being the most stylish footballer of his time, Geoff Williams was seldom less than effective thanks to his wholehearted determination, tremendous pace, and great judgement. He played 121 VFL games for Geelong between 1952 and 1959, mainly on a half back flank, winning the club's best and fairest award in his debut season, a year that also yielded a premiership. Williams won a second best and fairest award in 1955. Once his VFL career was over he joined VFA side Yarraville.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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