Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Steven Hocking

Known as
Steve Hocking

18 January 1965 (age 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 220d
Last game: 29y 256d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 46, 41, 1

Family links
Garry Hocking (Brother)

Steve Hocking

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,561st player to appear, 656th most games played, 5,015th most goals kickedGeelong: 847th player to appear, 43rd most games played, 422nd most goals kicked

Less audaciously talented than his younger brother Garry, Steve Hocking was nevertheless an effective contributor to the Geelong cause in 199 V/AFL games between 1984 and 1994. He kicked 10 goals. Most commonly used as a back pocket or half back flanker he played with great verve and tenacity but littlef flamboyance. He is probably best remembered for a match in which he felled Leigh Matthews of Hawthorn in apparent retaliation for the Hawk star having done likewise to Neville Bruns. Never the sort of player likely to win best and fairest awards he was named the Cats' most determined player on four occasions.

In August 2017, Hocking was appointed AFL General Manager of Football Operations. He had previously served as  Geelong's head of football.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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