10 January 1903
13 August 1986 (aged 83)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 158d
Last game: 31y 269d
Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 79 kg
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Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only
After beginning his league career with Geelong as a centre half forward, where he was by no means ineffectual, 'Jocka' Todd developed into one of the finest full backs the club, and the game, has ever seen. He was at centre half forward in the Cats' 1925 premiership-winning team, and at full back six years later when they again triumphed. Three times voted his club's best and fairest player, he represented the VFL a dozen times.
An accomplished spoiler, Todd was said to be able to punch the ball almost as far as some players could kick. Todd himself was a masterful exponent of the drop kick, often clearing the ball well over the centre line. From 1922 until 1934 he played a total of 232 VFL games, and kicked 54 goals. Champion Collingwood full forward Gordon Coventry regarded Todd as one of his toughest opponents.
In 2001, George Todd was selected as full back in Geelong's official 'Team of the Twentieth Century'.
Author - John Devaney