You've gotta start somewhere and for every player on the Cats' list, their career at Geelong is only half the story.
Before even registering a kick at AFL level, hours upon hours were spent on local footy grounds across Australia as part of a junior footy club.
These clubs are the heart and soul of our game - volunteer-based more often than not, driven only by the love of football and focused on teaching young players the basics that will see them play at all levels.
In a shoutout to the many junior clubs that have contributed to our current list and history, we bring you the Kittens to Cats: Our Junior Clubs Quiz.
How well do you know the background of your favourite player? Let's find out.