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List of Geelong Football Club individual awards and records

This is a list of individual awards achieved by the Geelong Football Club since it joined the Victorian Football League in 1897.

Contents

VFL/AFL awards

Current awards

Brownlow Medal

Edward 'Carji' Greeves (1924)
Bernie Smith (1951)
Alistair Lord (1962)
Paul Couch (1989)
Jimmy Bartel (2007)
Gary Ablett, Jr. (2009)

Norm Smith Medal

Gary Ablett, Sr. (1989)
Steve Johnson (2007)
Paul Chapman (2009)
Jimmy Bartel (2011)

Coleman Medal

Noel Rayson (1955)[1]
Doug Wade (1962, 1967, 1969)[2][3][4]
Larry Donohue (1976)[5]
Gary Ablett, Sr. (1993, 1994, 1995)[6][7][8]

Jack Collins Medal

Steve Johnson (2011)

Jock McHale Medal

Reg Hickey (1951, 1952)
Bob Davis (1963)
Mark Thompson (2007, 2009)
Chris Scott (2011)

All-Australian Team

Bernie Smith (1953)
Peter Pianto (1956)
Bob Davis (1958 – Captain)
Denis Marshall (1966)
John Newman (1969)
David Clarke (1972)
Gary Malarkey (1979)
Michael Turner (1979)
Ian Nankervis (1980)
Gary Ablett, Sr. (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 – Captain)
Mark Bairstow (1987, 1991, 1992)
Andrew Bews (1987)
Bruce Lindner (1987, 1988)
Paul Couch (1991, 1995)
Billy Brownless (1991)
Garry Hocking (1991, 1993, 1994, 1996)
Barry Stoneham (1992)
Michael Mansfield (1994, 1995)
Steven King (2000)
Matthew Scarlett (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Gary Ablett, Jr. (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 – Vice Captain)
Jimmy Bartel (2007, 2008)
Joel Corey (2007, 2008)
Matthew Egan (2007)
Steve Johnson (2007, 2008, 2010)
Cameron Ling (2007)
Darren Milburn (2007)
Cameron Mooney (2007)
Corey Enright (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
Tom Harley (2008 – Vice Captain)
Paul Chapman (2009, 2010)
Joel Selwood (2009, 2010, 2013 - Captain)
Harry Taylor (2010, 2013)
James Kelly (2011)
Tom Hawkins (2012)
Andrew Mackie (2013)

Michael Tuck Medal

Joel Selwood (2009)

AFL Rising Star

Winners

Joel Selwood (2007)

Nominees

Leigh Colbert (Round 22, 1993)
Aaron Lord (Round 22, 1995)
Craig Biddiscombe (Round 13, 1996)
Steven King (Round 15, 1996)
Adam Houlihan (Round 6, 1997)
Carl Steinfort (Round 16, 1997)
James Rahilly (Round 12, 1998)
Darren Milburn (Round 22, 1998)
David Spriggs (Round 2, 2000)
Matthew Scarlett (Round 18, 2000)
Cameron Ling (Round 12, 2001)
Corey Enright (Round 20, 2001)
Jimmy Bartel (Round 4, 2002)
James Kelly (Round 12, 2002)
Kane Tenace (Round 6, 2004)
Andrew Mackie (Round 8, 2004)
Shannon Byrnes (Round 2, 2005)
Nathan Ablett (Round 21, 2005)
Tom Hawkins (Round 3, 2007)
Joel Selwood (Round 5, 2007)
Mitch Duncan (Round 3, 2011)
Daniel Menzel (Round 13, 2011)
Allen Christensen (Round 18, 2011)
Steven Motlop (Round 6, 2012)
George Horlin-Smith (Round 4, 2013)

Mark of the Year

Gary Ablett, Sr. (1985, 1994)
Brad Ottens (2006)

Goal of the Year

Michael Turner (1980)
Andrew Bews (1985)
Gary Ablett, Sr. (1989)

Former awards

Premiership Coach Medal

Succeeded by the Jock McHale Medal (1950 onwards)

Cliff Rankin (1925)
Charlie Clymo (1931)
Reg Hickey (1937)

AFL Army Award

Tom Hawkins (2009)

AFLPA Awards

Leigh Matthews Trophy

Greg Williams (1985)
Gary Ablett, Sr. (1993)
Gary Ablett, Jr. (2007, 2008, 2009)

Best Captain

Tom Harley (2008)
Joel Selwood (2013)

Robert Rose Award for Most Courageous Player

Joel Selwood (2009, 2012 – with Beau Waters of West Coast, 2013)

Best First Year Player

Joel Selwood (2007)

Madden Medal

Cameron Ling (2011)

AFLCA Awards

Champion Player of the Year

Gary Ablett, Jr. (2007, 2008, 2009)

Best Young Player

Joel Selwood (2008)

Senior Coach of the Year

Mark Thompson (2007, 2008)

Assistant Coach of the Year

Brendan McCartney (2010)

Coaching Legend Award

Tom Hafey (2011 – also coached Richmond, Collingwood and Sydney)

AFMA Awards

Player of the Year

Gary Ablett, Sr. (1993)
Gary Ablett, Jr. (2007)

Media awards

Herald Sun Player of the Year

Gary Ablett, Jr. (2007)

Lou Richards Medal

Gary Ablett, Jr. (2009)

The Age Footballer of the Year Award

Gary Ablett, Jr. (2007)

Other honours

Australian Football Hall of Fame

Graham "Polly" Farmer – Legend (1996)
Edward 'Carji' Greeves (1996)
Peter Burns (1996)
George Moloney (1996)
Bernie Smith (1996)
George 'Jocka' Todd (1996)
Doug Wade (1996)
Henry Young (1996)
Bob Davis (1996)
Reg Hickey (1996)
Tom Hafey (1996) (Coach)
Thomas Wentworth Wills (1996) (Administrator)
Charles Brownlow (1997) (Administrator)
Fred Flanagan (1998)
Bill Goggin (2000)
Greg Williams (2001)
John 'Sammy' Newman (2002)
Denis Marshall (2004)
Gary Ablett, Sr. (2005)
Ian Nankervis (2005)
Garry Hocking (2008)

AFL Team of the Century (1996)

Gary Ablett, Sr.
Graham "Polly" Farmer
Bernie Smith
Greg Williams

Indigenous Team of the Century (2005)

Graham "Polly" Farmer (Captain)

Italian Team of the Century (2007)

Frank Costa (President)
Peter Pianto
Peter Riccardi

International Rules Australian representatives

Steven King (2000)
Cameron Ling (2002)
Matthew Scarlett (2002, 2003)
Joel Corey (2004)
Darren Milburn (2005)
Max Rooke (2008)
Josh Hunt (2008)
David Wojcinski (2010)
Travis Varcoe (2010, 2013)
James Kelly (2011)
Mathew Stokes (2013)
Allen Christensen (2013)
Steven Motlop (2013)
Jim Stynes Medal
James Kelly (2011)

Club awards

Current awards

Best and Fairest (Carji Greeves Medal)

Leading club goalkicker

Best young player

Known as Best first-year player prior to 2011

1986: Billy Brownless[9]
1996: Ronnie Burns[10]
1998: James Rahilly
2000: David Spriggs
2001: Corey Enright
2002: James Kelly[11]
2003: Matthew McCarthy[12]
2004: Kane Tenace[13]
2005: Matthew Egan[14]
2006: Brent Prismall[15]
2007: Joel Selwood[16][17][18]
2008: Harry Taylor[19][20]
2009: Tom Gillies[21][22]
2010: James Podsiadly
2011: Daniel Menzel
2012: Steven Motlop[23]
2013: Mark Blicavs[24]

Coach's award

1998: David Mensch[25]
2001: Tom Harley
2002: Matthew Scarlett[11]
2003: Corey Enright[12]
2004: Cameron Mooney[13]
2005: Joel Corey[14]
2006: Paul Chapman[15]
2007: Corey Enright[16][17]
2008: Cameron Ling[19][20]
2009: Corey Enright[21][22]
2010: James Kelly
2011: Cameron Mooney
2012: Matthew Scarlett[23]
2013: Steven Motlop[24]

Most club votes in Brownlow Medal

Players in bold denotes player won Brownlow Medal

1924: Edward 'Carji' Greeves
1925: Edward 'Carji' Greeves
1926: Edward 'Carji' Greeves
1927: Edward 'Carji' Greeves
1928: Edward 'Carji' Greeves
1929: Jack Collins/Reg Hickey
1930: George Todd
1931: Reg Hickey
1932: George Moloney
1933: Jack Collins/Les Hardiman
1934: Angie Muller
1935: Len Metherell
1936: Reg Hickey
1937: Reg Hickey
1938: Jack Collins
1939: Leo Dean
1940: George Dougherty
1941: Jim Knight
1946: Fred Flanagan
1947: Fred Flanagan
1948: Bruce Morrison
1949: Fred Flanagan
1950: Fred Flanagan
1951: Bernie Smith
1952: Peter Pianto
1953: Bernie Smith
1954: Peter Pianto
1955: Les Borrack
1956: Peter Pianto
1957: Peter Pianto
1958: Peter Falconer
1959: Ron Hovey
1960: Bill Goggin
1961: Doug Wade/John Yeates
1962: Alistair Lord
1963: Graham 'Polly' Farmer
1964: Bill Goggin
1965: Graham 'Polly' Farmer
1966: John Sharrock
1967: Bill Goggin
1968: Denis Marshall
1969: Doug Wade
1970: Bill Goggin
1971: Bill Ryan
1972: David Clarke
1973: David Clarke
1974: Bruce Nankervis
1975: John 'Sam' Newman
1976: Bruce Nankervis
1977: Paul Sarah
1978: Kevin Higgins
1979: Ian Nankervis
1980: Rod Blake
1981: John Mossop
1982: Michael Turner
1983: John Mossop
1984: Gary Ablett, Sr.
1985: Greg Williams/Gary Ablett, Sr.
1986: Damian Bourke/Paul Couch
1987: Mark Bairstow
1988: Paul Couch
1989: Paul Couch
1990: Billy Brownless
1991: Garry Hocking
1992: Ken Hinkley
1993: Garry Hocking
1994: Garry Hocking
1995: Garry Hocking
1996: Garry Hocking
1997: Brad Sholl
1998: Garry Hocking
1999: Glenn Kilpatrick[26]
2000: Brad Sholl
2001: Ben Graham
2002: Cameron Ling[11]
2003: Cameron Ling
2004: Jimmy Bartel[13]
2005: Cameron Ling[14]
2006: Paul Chapman
2007: Jimmy Bartel
2008: Gary Ablett, Jr.
2009: Gary Ablett, Jr.
2010: Gary Ablett, Jr.
2011: Joel Selwood
2012: Joel Selwood
2013: Joel Selwood

Community Champion

First awarded in 2003

2003: Cameron Ling[12]
2004: Kent Kingsley[27][13]
2005: Kent Kingsley[27][14]
2006: Cameron Mooney[15]
2007: Tom Lonergan[16][17]
2008: Tom Harley, David Wojcinski and James Kelly[19][20]
2009: Mathew Stokes[21][22]
2010: Nathan Djerrkura and Travis Varcoe
2011: Joel Selwood
2012: Harry Taylor[23]
2013: Mathew Stokes[24]

Tom Harley Award

Awarded to the player that best demonstrates the values of the team and the club, on and off the field (established in 2011)

2011: Cameron Mooney and Joel Selwood
2012: Shannon Byrnes[23]
2013: Andrew Mackie and Joel Selwood[24]

VFL Best and Fairest

2000: Unknown
2001: Unknown
2002: David Mensch[11]
2003: Andrew Carrazzo[28]
2004: James Byrne[13]
2005: Matthew Spencer[14]
2006: James Byrne[15]
2007: Tim Callan
2008: Jason Davenport[19][20]
2009: James Podsiadly[21][22]
2010: Ryan Gamble
2011: Jonathan Simpkin[29]
2012: Jonathan Simpkin[23]
2013: Mark Corrigan[30]

Former awards

Best clubman

1993: Tim McGrath[31]
1997: Tim McGrath[31]
2001: Tim McGrath[31]
2002: Tom Harley[11]
2003: James Rahilly[12]
2004: Peter Riccardi[32][13]
2005: Brenton Sanderson[14]
2006: Tom Harley[15]
2007: Matthew Egan[16][17][18]
2008: Tom Harley[19][20]
2009: Brad Ottens[21][22]
2010: Tom Lonergan
2012: Shannon Byrnes

Best team and most constructive player

2000: David Mensch[25]
2001: Brenton Sanderson
2002: Corey Enright[11]
2003: Paul Chapman[12]
2004: Gary Ablett, Jr.[13]
2005: Darren Milburn[14]
Not awarded after 2005

Most improved player

1992: Peter Riccardi[32]
1997: Glenn Kilpatrick[26]
2001: Cameron Ling
2002: Paul Chapman[11]
2003: Gary Ablett, Jr.[12]
2004: David Wojcinski[13]
2005: Josh Hunt[14]
Not awarded after 2005

Most determined and most dedicated player

1992: Tim McGrath[31]
1999: Tim McGrath[31]
2000: Tom Harley
2001: Steven King
2002: Joel Corey (as "Most determined")[11]
2003: Max Rooke (as Jarad Rooke)[12]
2004: Steven King[13]
2005: Cameron Ling[14]
Not awarded after 2005

Most valuable contributor

1999: Peter Riccardi[32]

Other honours

Geelong's Team of the Century

Team of the Century
Backs Bernie Smith George Todd John 'Sam' Newman
Half Backs Dick Grigg Reg Hickey Joe Slater
Centres Michael Turner Edward 'Carji' Greeves Leo Turner
Half Forwards Gary Ablett, Sr. Fred Flanagan Bob Davis
Forwards Henry Young Doug Wade Peter Pianto
Followers Graham 'Polly' Farmer Garry Hocking Bill Goggin
Interchange David Clarke Paul Couch Alec Eason Les Hardiman
Emergencies Ian Nankervis Jack Collins Tom Quinn Cliff Rankin

Geelong Hall of Fame

Brenton Sanderson (2005)[14]
Steven King (2006)[15]
Darren Milburn (2006)[15]
Matthew Scarlett (2006)[15]

Life membership

Bryan Carr (2006)[15]
Frank Costa (2006)[15]
Paul Costa (2006)[15]
Stuart Field (2006)[15]
Matthew Scarlett (2006)[15]
Gary Ablett, Jr. (2009)
Nick Ames (2009)
Jimmy Bartel (2009)
Rex Gorell (2009)
Mark Thompson (2009)
David Wojcinski (2009)

Club records

^ Denotes current player

Most club games

Most club games for Geelong[33]
(minimum 200 games)
Player Career span Games
Nankervis, IanIan Nankervis 1967–1983 325
Newman, SamSam Newman 1964–1980 300
Milburn, DarrenDarren Milburn 1997–2011 291
Riccardi, PeterPeter Riccardi 1992–2006 288
Scarlett, MatthewMatthew Scarlett 1998–2012 284
Hocking, GarryGarry Hocking 1987–2001 274
Couch, PaulPaul Couch 1985–1997 259
Corey, JoelJoel Corey^ 2000–present 254
Nankervis, BruceBruce Nankervis 1970–1983 253
Goggin, BillBill Goggin 1958–1971 248
Hickey, RegReg Hickey 1926–194 245
Turner, MichaelMichael Turner 1974–1988 245
Enright, CoreyCorey Enright^ 2001–present 244
Chapman, PaulPaul Chapman^ 2000–present 243
Ablett, Sr., GaryGary Ablett, Sr. 1984–1996 242
Stoneham, BarryBarry Stoneham 1986–2000 241
Ling, CameronCameron Ling 2000–2011 241
Todd, George 'Jocka'George 'Jocka' Todd 1922–1934 232
Bartel, JimmyJimmy Bartel^ 2002–present 225
Bruns, NevilleNeville Bruns 1978–1992 223
Eason, BillBill Eason 1902–1915 220
Bright, TerryTerry Bright 1976–1987 219
McGrath, TimTim McGrath 1992–2002 219
Graham, BenBen Graham 1993–2004 219
Kelly, JamesJames Kelly^ 2002–present 213
Mooney, CameronCameron Mooney 2000–2011 210
Wade, DougDoug Wade 1961–1972 208
Bews, AndrewAndrew Bews 1982–1993 207
Wojcinski, DavidDavid Wojcinski 1999–2012 203
Clarke, DavidDavid Clarke 1971–1981 202
Renfrey, RussellRussell Renfrey 1946–1956 201
Neal, RobertRobert Neal 1974–1986 200

Most club goals

Most club goals for Geelong[33] (minimum 300 goals)
Player Career span Goals Games Goals per game
Ablett, Sr., GaryGary Ablett, Sr. 1984–1996 1021 242 4.22
Wade, DougDoug Wade 1961–1972 834 208 4.01
Brownless, BillyBilly Brownless 1986–1997 441 198 2.23
White, LindsayLindsay White 1941, 1944–1950 429 117 3.67
Rankin, CliffCliff Rankin 1915, 1919–1928 400 153 2.61
Johnson, SteveSteve Johnson^ 2002–2012 382 196 1.95
Hagger, LloydLloyd Hagger 1917–1927, 1929 389 174 2.24
Donohue, LarryLarry Donohue 1973–1980 339 105 3.29
Martini, PercyPercy Martini 1909–1915, 1917–1920 333 148 2.25
Bright, TerryTerry Bright 1976–1987 331 219 1.51
Chapman, PaulPaul Chapman^ 2000–2012 324 243 1.33
Moloney, GeorgeGeorge Moloney 1931–1935 303 88 3.44

Most goals in a game

Most goals in a single game by a Geelong player[34]
(minimum 12 goals)
Player Goals Opponent Venue Season
Ablett, Sr., GaryGary Ablett, Sr. 14 Sydney SCG 1994
Ablett, Sr., GaryGary Ablett, Sr. 14 Essendon MCG 1993
Ablett, Sr., GaryGary Ablett, Sr. 14 Richmond MCG 1989
Wade, DougDoug Wade 13 Kardinia Park 1971
Wade, DougDoug Wade 13 South Melbourne Lake Oval 1967
Ablett, Sr., GaryGary Ablett, Sr. 12 Richmond Kardinia Park 1993
Ablett, Sr., GaryGary Ablett, Sr. 12 Richmond MCG 1990
Moloney, GeorgeGeorge Moloney 12 St Kilda Corio Oval 1931

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