Historical information

Loaned to the Geelong Football Club by Mr Geoff Williams for the purposes of digitisation.
Geoff Williams
Born: 18/11/1930
From: East Geelong via Warragul
Height: 183cm
Weight: 83kg
Natural kicking foot: Right
Guernsey number: 21
First senior match: Round 1, 1952 v Melbourne at the MCG

The fast mover quickly established himself as a top half-back flanker. His ball-winning skill, judgment and ability to concentrate were obvious. He always played the game fairly but strongly, and no player tried harder to perform well. His kicking wasn’t stylish but generally it was effective. He liked to knock the ball clear of opponents and shoot after it at great speed. He won the club Best and Fairest award in his first season – an outstanding achievement in a Premiership year.

Total Brownlow Medal votes: 22
Premiership team selection: 1952
Club Best & Fairest: 1952, 1955
GFC Hall of Fame inductee (2002)
GFC Life Membership (1959)
Career span: 1952-59
Total matches: Premiership 121, Night/Pre-Season Series 4
Total goals: Premiership 1, Night/Pre-Season Series 0
Finals matches: 9
Finals goals: 0
Last senior match: Round 5, 1959 v Essendon at Windy Hill
Information provided by Mr Col Hutchinson GFC Historian

Physical description

Scrapbook detailing the recruitment and career of Geelong Champion Geoff Williams. 54 pages in total