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1931 Geelong Football Club Premiership Medallion George Moloney

From the Collection of Geelong Football Club Kardinia Park Geelong Victoria

Description
Geelong F.C. GFC 1931 Victorian Football League Premiers Medallion Gold with blue enamel. Circular shape with VFL in the centre. Back of medallion has engraving Geelong F.C 1931 George Moloney
Size
W 202mm X 300mm
Object Registration
2501
Keywords
gfc, 1931 premiership, grand final, medal, george moloney
Historical information
George ‘Speca’ Moloney
Born: 07/08/1909
From: Claremont-Cottesloe (WA)
Height: 174cm
Weight: 73kg
Natural kicking foot: Right
Guernsey number: 14
First senior match: Round 1, 1931 v Collingwood at Victoria Park

The remarkably effective full-forward created an impact in his relatively short career. Although quite short for a key position, he was able to produce spectacular results frequently. He possessed remarkable ground play, elusiveness and goal sense. Amazingly, he was able to snap goals with either foot from virtually anywhere within range. Many of his goals came from kicks over his head or shoulder as he ran away from the scoring area to dodge opponents. He was fast, clever and a good mark. His League career commenced spectacularly; in his first two matches he scored a total of 19 goals. He later became the first player in history to score 10 goals or more in two successive matches (Round 15 and 16, 1932). In that year he became the first Geelong player to score 100 goals in a season. During 1935 he played successfully in the centre.

Total Brownlow Medal votes: 33
Premiership team selection: 1931
Runner-up in Brownlow Medal count: 1932 (equal)
Club Best & Fairest: 1932
Club leading goalscorer: 1931 (74 gls), 1932 (109 gls), 1933 (68 gls)
Competition leading goalscorer: 1932 (109)
Instances of seven goals or more in a match: 12
Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee
GFC Hall of Fame inductee (2002)
GFC Life Membership (2012)
Career span: 1931-35
Total matches: Premiership 88 Interstate 1
Total goals: Premiership 303, Interstate 3
Finals matches: 7
Finals goals: 15
Last senior match: Round 17, 1935 v Hawthorn at Corio Oval
Died: 05/01/1983
Information provided by Mr Col Hutchinson GFC Historian
Inscriptions & Markings
Back of medallion has engraving Geelong F.C 1931 George Moloney
Last updated
10 Dec 2017 at 7:23PM