Geelong Football Club

geelong cats

The Geelong Football Club was formed in 1859, making it the second oldest club after Melbourne and one of the oldest football clubs in the world.
The club was a foundation club of both the VFA in 1877 and the VFL in 1897.

founded

18 July 1859

nickname

The Cats
The Handbaggers
Pivotonians
Seagulls

club song

We are Geelong,
The greatest team of all
We are Geelong,
We're always on the ball
We play the game as it should be played
At home or far away
Our banners fly high, from dawn to dark
Down at Kardinia Park


A tune reworked from Georges Bizets' Les Toreadors.

playing uniform

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Football has been played on Kardinia Park since the 19th century.
Prior to the 1940s it was the secondary football venue in the city of Geelong.

Geelong played at Corio Oval, the primary venue in the city, until 1940.

Geelong's administrative headquarters is its home stadium, Kardinia Park.

premierships

Geelong Football Club years in competition premierships runner-up
121
1897 – 1915 + 1917 – 1941 + 1944 – 2021
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