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Founded in 1859 the Geelong Cats are the second oldest club in the AFL and one of the oldest in the world. In modern times the club is best known for their triple premiership era that saw them win flags in 2007, 2009 and 2011.
Tipped to challenge for the 2018 flag, Geelong had a strong first half of the season but, overall, were wildly inconsistent. They only scraped into the finals in eighth spot, where they were comfortably defeated by Melbourne in an elimination final.
With serious questions being asked about the age and depth of the Cats’ list, they’ve fallen right off the list of premiership contenders. Many experts only have them as a borderline chance of even making the finals in 2019.
Senior coach: Chris Scott
Captain: Joel Selwood
2018 finish: 8th
2018 best and fairest: Mark Blicavs
2018 leading goalkicker: Tom Hawkins (60)
Premierships: 1925, 1931, 1937, 1951, 1952, 1963, 2007, 2009, 2011
2019 Team List
Rhys Stanley, Zach Tuohy, Brandan Parfitt, Gary Ablett, Nakia Cockatoo, Jordan Clark, Harry Taylor, Jake Kolodjashnij, Zac Smith, Ben Jarvis, Tim Kelly, Wylie Buzza, Lachlan Fogarty, Joel Selwood, Nathan Kreuger, Scott Selwood, Esava Ratugolea, Charlie Constable, Quinton Narkle, Oscar Brownless, Jacob Kennerley, Mitch Duncan, Gary Rohan, Jed Bews, Lachie Henderson, Tom Hawkins, Sam Menegola, Darcy Fort, Cam Guthrie, Tom Atkins, Jordan Cunico, Gryan Miers, Jake Tarca, James Parsons, Patrick Dangerfield, Sam Simpson, Jack Henry, Zach Guthrie, Luke Dahlhaus, Jamaine Jones, Mark O’Connor, Stefan Okunbor, Tom Stewart, Ryan Abbott, Mark Blicavs