Legend

The word “Legend” invokes stories of extraordinary deeds and actions, impeccable values, and strength of character. The Geelong Football Club, prizes these attributes most highly, and seeks out these measures, when elevating a person to the highest honour that the GFC can award… that of “Legend”.

In the history of our Club, since 1859 there are only 25 people who have been elevated to the status of “Club Legend”, such is the esteem in which they are held.

A Legend of the Geelong Football Club will have displayed the Club’s values in an exemplary manner, epitomising “The Geelong Way”, and will be a person who is revered,  both on and off the field, whether a player, coach or administrator.

For a copy of the Geelong Cats Legend policy please contact honouringthepast@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