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Key Facts

Full name
Matthew Goggin

Known as
Matt Goggin

21 July 1936

2 February 1972 (aged 35)

Place of death
Melton, VIC (3337)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 269d
Last game: 25y 36d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 1

Family links
Bill Goggin (Brother)Terry Bright (Nephew)

Matt Goggin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,519th player to appear, 2,694th most games played, 6,225th most goals kickedGeelong: 577th player to appear, 193rd most games played, 518th most goals kicked

Matt Goggin was a pacy, highly skilled wingman who ended his VFL career aged just twenty-five while still at the peak of his ability. He played 88 League games for Geelong and booted five goals between 1955 and 1961. Strong overhead and an accurate kick, he represented Victoria against South Australia in 1960, the same afternoon his brother Bill played for a number two side in Hobart. In 1962 he embarked on a new phase of his football career as captain-coach of country club Cohuna.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; Cats' Tales by Col Hutchinson


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