|AFL||05/28 03:45||11||Geelong vs Adelaide||View|
|AFL||06/03 09:50||-||Western Bulldogs vs Geelong||View|
|AFL||06/04 05:00||12||Western Bulldogs vs Geelong||View|
|AFL||06/18 05:00||14||West Coast vs Geelong||View|
|AFL||06/25 05:00||15||Geelong vs Richmond||View|
|AFL||07/02 05:00||16||Geelong vs North Melbourne||View|
|AFL||05/21 03:45||10|| Geelong v Port Adelaide ||82-47|
|AFL||05/14 06:35||9|| St Kilda v Geelong ||90-80|
|AFL||05/07 06:35||8|| Greater Western Sydney v Geelong ||35-88|
|AFL||04/30 03:45||7|| Geelong v Fremantle ||66-69|
|AFL||04/24 03:10||6|| North Melbourne v Geelong ||61-121|
|AFL||04/18 05:20||5|| Hawthorn v Geelong ||92-80|
|AFL||04/08 09:50||4|| Geelong v Brisbane ||80-70|
|AFL||04/02 08:25||3|| Collingwood v Geelong ||91-104|
|AFL||03/25 08:50||2|| Sydney v Geelong ||107-77|
|AFL||03/19 03:10||1|| Geelong v Essendon ||138-72|
|AAMI Community Series||03/07 08:40||-||Gold Coast v Geelong||13.17(95)-11.6(72)|
|AFL||09/10 09:50||232|| Melbourne v Geelong ||125-42|
The Geelong Football Club, nicknamed the Cats, is a professional Australian rules football club based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The club competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier competition.
The club formed in 1859, making it the second oldest club in the AFL after Melbourne and one of the oldest football clubs in the world. In the 1860s, Geelong participated in a series of Challenge Cup competitions, and was a foundation member of both the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1897, now the national AFL. The club won a then-record seven VFA premierships and a further six VFL premierships by 1963, after which it experienced a 44-year waiting period until it won its next premiership—a grand final-record 119-point victory in the 2007 AFL Grand Final. Geelong won a further two premierships in 2009 and 2011.
Geelong play most of their home games at Kardinia Park (known for sponsorship reasons as GMHBA Stadium) and play the remainder at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Geelong's traditional guernsey colours are navy blue and white hoops. The club's nickname was first used in 1923 after a run of losses prompted a local cartoonist to suggest that the club needed a black cat to bring it good luck. Geelong also field teams in other competitions; a reserves men's team in the Victorian Football League (VFL), a senior women's team in the AFL Women's (AFLW) and a reserves women's team in the VFL Women's (VFLW) competitions. The club's official team song and anthem is "We Are Geelong".
The history of the Geelong Football Club, began in 1859 in the city of Geelong, Australia, is significant as the club is the second oldest AFL club, is believed to be the fourth oldest football club in Australia and one of the oldest in the world and one of the most successful. Initially playing under its own rules, some of which, notably, were permanently introduced into Australian Football. It adopted the Laws of Australian Football in the early 1860s after a series of compromises with the Melbourne Football Club.
Geelong went on to play for most of its existence in the premier competitions, the first competition, the Caledonian Society Cup, a foundation club of both the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1897., VFL and continues in the elite Australian Football League (AFL). The Cats have been the VFL/AFL premiers nine times, with three in the AFL era (since 1990) to be the joint third most successful club over that period. They have also won nine McClelland Trophies, the most of any AFL/VFL club.
Many of the club's official records before 1920 have disappeared.