Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Gordon Hocking

Known as
Gordon Hocking

12 August 1919

24 March 1986 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 303d
Last game: 32y 349d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 10, 11, 31, 33, 8, 2, 1

Gordon Hocking

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1938-1941, 1943-1952171800.4760%10.803.4018
Total1938-1941, 1943-1952171800.4760%10.803.4018

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,627th player to appear, 963rd most games played, 1,344th most goals kickedCollingwood: 405th player to appear, 70th most games played, 108th most goals kicked

An extremely popular figure at Collingwood, where he played a total of 171 games and kicked 78 goals in a war-interrupted, 14-season VFL career, Gordon Hocking was one of the most versatile footballers of his time. Despite standing just 178 cm in height and weighing a mere 81 kg he often took a turn as knock ruckman, and was equally effective almost anywhere else. A regular 'Big V' representative, he was one of the best players at the 1950 Brisbane carnival. He captained the Magpies in 1950-51, but sadly never managed to play in a premiership-winning team, with a losing Grand Final against Melbourne in 1939 being the closest he came.

Author - John Devaney


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