Guidelines for Club Legend Status

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”:

Members of the Hall of Fame can be considered for elevation to Legend status.  Any nominations for Legend should come from this list.  

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;

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:

  • Ability
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Character
  • Courage
  • Leadership
  • Length of service to the Club
  • And will in all respects reflect “The Geelong Way”.

In addition, the following will also be considered:

  • Best and Fairest Awards and performance
  • Captaincy
  • Brownlow Medal or AFLW Best and Fairest Awards and performance
  • Number of games played
  • Premierships

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

Timing

The induction of a Club Legend will not take place until after five (5) years, after a player has retired from the game, at AFL level. If the player should play for another AFL club after his period at Geelong, the induction as a Club Legend will not take place for a minimum of 5 years after the completion of his playing career, at AFL level.

In the case where a coaching record is part of the considerations, the coach also must have been retired from the game at AFL level, for a minimum period of five (5) years.

In the case of an administrator, considerations can commence upon completion of his / her term / period of employment. 
Note: Service as a volunteer does not constitute “employment”.

Notwithstanding all of the above, a nomination can be made and considered at any time, if the Board should so determine.

Nominations can be submitted at any time to 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