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Geelong Football Club 2016

The Geelong Football Club was established in 1859 and is second behind the Melbourne Football Club as the oldest club of any code in the world. Known as the 'Cats’ they entered the league as a foundation club in 1897 and during their existence have won 8 premierships.

Geelong play their home matches at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, which is about a 30 minute drive down the Princes Highway from Melbourne, and club colours are navy blue and white.

Geelong is the home of former champion player Gary Ablett Snr who is considered by many to be one of the games greatest players. The legend's son Gary Ablett Jnr, a dual Brownlow Medal winner, also played for the Cats before making the move to the Gold Coast Suns for the 2011 season.

In recent times, the Cats have become the benchmark for other teams and completed their third Grand Final win in five years when they defeated Collingwood for the 2011 flag. Geelong also took out the 2007 & 2009 premierships in the most successful era for the proud club.


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Geelong 2016 Season

Geelong finished 2nd on the ladder at the end of the home and away season and defeated Hawthorn by two points in a qualifying final. They were favourites in the prliminary final against the Sydney Swans but were found out big time, going down by 37 points in a one sided encounter.

New recruit Patrick Dangerfield had an outstanding year for the Cats which culminated in a Brownlow Medal for the league and a best and fairest award for his club. Dangerfield amassed a whopping 762 dispoals during the year and kicked 24 goals along the way. The former Crow's midfield dominance was largely responsible for Geelong returning to the top echelon of the ladder again.

Captain Joel Selwood also had a productive year with 679 touches, and others to impress included Mitchell Duncan, Cameron Guthrie, Corey Enright and ruckman Zac Smith. Tom Hawkins led the goal kicking with 55 majors, from Steven Motlop 38 and Daniel Menzel 33.

Geelong 2016 Best and Fairest winner: Patrick Dangerfield

An outstanding season for new Cats recruit Patrick Dangerfield who took home the Brownlow Medal for best player in the league, as ajudged by the umpires, and also the Carji Greeves Medal for Geelong best and fairest. Dangerfield polled 253 votes to defeat runner-up Joel Selwood on 238 votes, while third place went to Corey Enright on 234.5 votes.

Geelong in 2017

Geelong has just seven home games during the 2017 season and they have to contend with eight six-day breaks along the way.

The Cats face tough double up games against the Adelaide Crows, Collingwood, GWS Giants, Hawthorn and Fremantle

A trip to Perth against Fremantle awaits Geelong in their opening round clash of the new season while they are home to the GWS Giants in the final round of the home and away season. The Cats have the bye in Round 12.

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Geelong Football Club Details

Geelong Football Club

Nickname: Cats
Colours: Navy Blue and White
Coach: Chris Scott
Captain: Joel Selwood
2016 Ladder: 2nd - 17-5-0 (W-L-D) - 68 points

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Geelong 2017 Team Stats

2017 Major Stats - Played 11 Major 2016 Brownlow Votes
Kicks: Zach Tuohy 174   Patrick Dangerfield WON 35
Handballs: Patrick Dangerfield 191   Joel Selwood  18
Disposals: Patrick Dangerfield 326   Corey Enright  8
Marks: Mitchell Duncan 83   Steven Motlop  6
Goals: Tom Hawkins 30   Cameron Guthrie   3
Hitouts: Zac Smth 279      

Geelong 2017 Team Ins & Outs

Trade: Zach Tuohy (Carlton), Aaron Black (North Melbourne)
Draft: Brandan Parfitt (26), Tom Stewart (40), Esava Ratugolea (43), Quinton Narkle (60), Timm House (68), Ryan Abbott (69)
Rookies: Tom Ruggles (upgrade), Jack Henry, Zach Guthrie, Jamaine Jones, Sam Simpson

Retired: Corey Enright, Jimmy Bartel
Delisted: Mitch Clark, Zac Bates, Cameron Delaney, Padraig Lucey, Tom Read, Jock Cornell, Michael Luxford
Traded: Shane Kersten (Fremantle), Billie Smedts (Carlton), Josh Caddy (Richmond), Nathan Vardy (West Coast)

Geelong 2017 Season Fixtures

Rd Day Date Home/Away Opponent Venue Local Time
1 Sun 26-Mar Away Fremantle Domain 7.40pm
2 Sun 02-Apr Home Nth Melbourne Etihad 1.10pm
3 Sat 08-Apr Home Melbourne Etihad 4.35pm
4 Mon 17-Apr Away Hawthorn MCG 3.20pm
5 Sun 23-Apr Away St Kilda Etihad 3.20pm
6 Sun 30-Apr Home Collingwood MCG 3.20pm
7 Sat 06-May Away Gold Coast Suns Metricon 7.25pm
8 Sat 13-May Away Essendon MCG 7.25pm
9 Fri 19-May Home Western Bulldogs Simonds 7.50pm
10 Thu 25-May Home Port Adelaide Simonds 7.20pm
11 Fri 02-Jun Home Adelaide Crows Simonds 7.50pm
12 BYE
13 Thu 15-Jun Away West Coast Domain 8.10pm
14 Sun 25-Jun Home Fremantle Simonds 1.10pm
15 Sat 01-Jul Away GWS Giants Spotless 7.25pm
16 Sat 08-Jul Away Brisbane Lions Gabba 7.25pm
17 Sat 15-Jul Home Hawthorn MCG 1.45pm
18 Fri 21-Jul Away Adelaide Crows Adelaide 7.50pm
19 Sat 29-Jul Away Carlton Etihad 7.25pm
20 Fri 04-Aug Home Sydney Simonds 7.50pm
21 Sat 12-Aug Home Richmond Simonds 2.10pm
22 Sat 19-Aug Away Collingwood MCG 2.10pm
23 TBC Home GWS Giants Simonds TBC

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