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Geelong Football Club Legends

A “Club Legend” will be a true champion in every respect. This award is the highest honour.                                                                           

The GFC Honouring the Past Management Committee puts forwards recommendations for induction as a Club Legend to the Geelong Football Club Board using the below guidelines.                                              

The following are the guidelines for the consideration of “Club Legend” status. These are guidelines only and there is no strict criteria for the nomination or awarding of a “Club Legend”:                                          

1. Players, coaches and administrators may nominate for “Club Legend”.  In the instance where a player also becomes a coach, and/or an administrator of the Geelong Football Club, the combined record of all appointments in all areas will be considered in respect of any nomination;                                          

2. A primary consideration for the status of “Club Legend” will be that the person has made a significant, positive impact on the Club by demonstrating outstanding performance in any of the following aspects:                                              

a)      Ability;                                             

b)      Integrity;                                         

c)       Sportsmanship;                                       

d)      Character;                                       

e)      Courage;                                         

f)       Leadership;                                              

g)      Length of service to the Club.                                                                            

And will in all respects reflect “The Geelong Way”.                                                                                                  

In addition, the following will also be considered:                                                                                              

a)      Best and fairest awards & performance;                             

b)      Captaincy;                                       

c)       Brownlow Medal awards & performance;                                                               

d)      Number of games played;                                          

e)      Premierships.                                           

                                              

A “Club Legend” will be a true champion in every respect. This award is the highest honour.                                                                                                       

NOMINATION PROCESS                                            

The process for nomination of a “Club Legend” is as follows:                                                             

1. Nominations for “Club Legend” should be submitted with supporting narrative, for consideration by the Honouring the Past Committee annually.                                                               

2. The nomination can be made at any time during a year, with the knowledge that the consideration period may take up to five (5) years.                                  

        

3. Nominations can be made by:                               

a) Any Member of the Honouring the Past Committee;                                                            

b) Any Member of the Board of Geelong Football Club;                                                            

c) Any member of the Executive Management Team;                                                               

d) Any Member of the Geelong Football Club;                            

e) Player Leadership Group;                                      

f) Past Players & Officials Association;                               

g) Any Life Member of Geelong Football Club.                            

4. After consideration of nominations by the Honouring the Past Committee, the Committee will                                                          make a recommendation for consideration by the Executive Management Team, and then the                                                              ultimate approval will be confirmed by the Board.                                                          

5. The Executive Management Team will provide recommendations to the Board.                                                               

6. The final decision will be made by the Board.                                                               

7. If a nomination for Legend is declined at any time, it will not preclude that person from being                                                            nominated and reconsidered at a later time.                              

Nominations can be submitted at anytime to history@geelongcats.com.au                                                       

 

Inducted Player Career span at Geelong Premiership matches for Geelong Premiership goals for Geelong
1 2002 Henry 'Tracker' Young 1897-1910 167 76
2 2002 Bill Eason 1902-1915 220 187
3 2002 Alec Eason 1909-1915, 1919-1921 150 80
4 2002 Cliff Rankin 1915, 1919-1928 153 400
2002 George 'Jocka' Todd 1922-1934 232 54
6 2002 Edward 'Carji' Greeves 1923-1931, 1933 124 17
7 2002 Reg Hickey 1926-1940 245 24
8 2002 Fred Flanagan 1946-1955 163 182
9 2002 Bob Davis 1948-1958 189 149
10 2002 Bernie Smith 1948-1958 183 3
11 2002 Bill Goggin 1958-1971 248 279
12 2002 Doug Wade 1961-1972 208 834
13 2002 Graham 'Polly' Farmer 1962-1967 101 65
14 2002 John 'Sam' Newman 1964-1980 300 110
15 2002 Ian Nankervis 1967-1983 325 203
16 2002 Garry Hocking 1987-2001 274 243
17 2002 Gary Ablett Snr 1984-1996 242 1021
18 2007 David E. Clarke 1971-1974, 1976-1981 202 298
19 2007 Dick Grigg 1904-1914, 1921 194 64
20 2007 Paul Couch 1985-1997 259 203
21 2009 Peter Pianto 1951-1957 121 144
22 2015 Matthew Scarlett 1998-2012 284 17
23 2017 Charles Brownlow 1881-1890 69 to 77 16
24 2017 Peter Burns 1892-1902 178 34
25 2018 Teddy Rankin 1891-1897, 1899-1910 268 49