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Geelong Cats Hall of Fame

Individuals may be considered for induction into the Geelong Football Club Hall of Fame if they meet the 

requirements as stated below.

There is no provision for "automatic" inclusion. Induction to the Hall of Fame is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Induction to the Hall of Fame reflects the positive contribution of players and coaches to the Geelong 

Football Club's values and culture. They will have done so through their contributions on and/or off the 

field, or in some other way will have transformed the game in a positive fashion.

A Player will be deemed worthy of consideration if he satisfies any four (4) of the following ten (10)

guidelines:

1. Ten (10) years’ service as an AFL / rookie listed player.

2. A total of two hundred (200) senior premiership / finals matches (out of season matches are not

included.) A more discretionary approach will be applied to those players who played prior to the

mid-1880.

3. Officially served as Captain for two (2) years. Special consideration will be given to Captains who

played prior to the inception of coaches in 1910, since captains served as both coach and captain

prior to that year.

4. Geelong Football Club Best & Fairest winner. A more discretionary approach will be applied to

players who played prior to the 1920s, when there was no regular Best & Fairest award.

5. Top three (3) placing in Geelong Football Club Best & Fairest on four (4) non-consecutive

occasions. This will apply to players from 1960 onwards, as earlier records were not maintained.

6. Premiership player. Each Premiership will count as one (1) guideline being met, eg. three (3)

Premierships equals three (3) guidelines met.

7. All-Australian selection.

8. AFL Brownlow Medal winner or Champion of the Colony winner.

9. Top three (3) placements in the AFL Brownlow count on two (2) non-consecutive occasions. A

more discretionary approach will be applied to players who played prior to the awarding of the

Brownlow Medal in 1924.

10. AFL Coleman medallist and/or competition leading goal scorer.


A Coach will be deemed worthy of consideration if he satisfies three (3) of the following three guidelines.

A coach who has also been a player may have his records combined for consideration.

1. Six (6) years as the Senior Coach.

2. Premiership Coach. Each Premiership will count as one guideline met.eg. three (3) Premierships

equals three (3) guidelines met.

Senior Coach who has coached five (5) teams to the finals in the course of his career


 

Timing:

Consideration for induction into the Geelong Football Club Hall of Fame will be given to a Player or Coach

no less than three (3) years after their retirement from AFL competition.

 

Notes and Qualifications:

1. If State Representative matches are reintroduced, the guidelines may be amended at the

discretion of the Board.

2. Goal-kicking records have not been included for the following reasons:

a. In the early years goal totals were generally much smaller than in later eras.

b. Goal-kicking, per se, favours particular playing positions.

 

 

Hall of Fame by surname

A - D

E - H

I - Q

R - W