1997 Geelong Cats

Team information:

Coach - Gary Ayres

Captain - Barry Stoneham

Joined AFL in 1897
Premierships: 6
        1925, 1931, 1937, 1951, 1952, 1963
Brownlow Medal Winners: 4
        Edward "Carji" Greeves 1924, Bernie Smith 1951, 
        Alistair Lord 1962, Paul Couch 1989.
1996 Best and fairest: Garry Hocking
Last Season: Won 13, Lost 9, Drew 1, Finished 7th

The Players

Name             D.O.B.  Ht  Wt  Debut Gms  Goals Recruited from
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Ablett, Gary    01/10/61 185  97 1982  248 1030   Drouin/Haw/Myrtleford
Barnes, John    01/06/69 193  95 1987  111   47   Cobram/Essendon
Bennett, Gerrard09/04/79 189  87  --     0    0   Nth Hobart AS U18
Biddiscombe,Craig21/9/76 185  77 1995   12    1   Gippsland (U18)
Bizzell,Clinton 28/06/76 188  84 1996    4    0   Kedron Grange
Brockman, Leigh 23/07/78 196  83  --     0    0   Nth Hobart AS U18
Brown, Paul     06/05/69 187  87 1990   83   66   Echuca
Brownless, Bill 28/01/67 194  96 1986  190  436   Jerilderie (NSW)
Burns, Ronnie   13/03/73 179  80 1996   21   31   West Perth
Colbert, Leigh  07/06/75 192  85 1993   65   26   S Bendigo
Corrigan, Paul  30/07/77 184  80  --     0    0   Dand-Sthn U18
Couch, Paul     19/07/64 180  82 1985  254  200   Warrnambool
Fletcher, Simon 17/08/78 188  73  --     0    0   Geelong U18
Graham, Ben     02/11/73 195  94 1993   49    5   Geelong
Hall, Derek     29/11/70 189  89 1993   36   33   W Coast/W Perth
Handley, Steven 23/07/70 194  93 1992   73   28   Swan Districts (WA)
Hargreaves, Tim 30/05/75 184  85 1994   42   57   Berrigan/Hawthorn
Hocking, Garry  08/10/68 181  82 1987  187  170   Cobram
Houlihan, Adam  06/04/78 185  75  --     0    0   Murray (U18)
Kilpatrick,Glenn29/08/72 184  86 1992   37    4   West Adelaide
King, Steven    22/11/78 200  93 1996   13    3   Murray
Lamond, Stuart  02/07/78 191  77  --     0    0   Woodville - West Torrins
Lowther, Daniel 19/04/77 179  75  --     0    0   Northern U18
Lynch, Paul     18/10/73 184  82 1993   30   10   Alvie
Mansfield, Michael8/8/71 184  83 1990  118   67   St. Josephs
McGrath, Tim    07/10/70 190  96 1989  122   11   N Dand/N Melb
McKinnon,Martin 05/07/75 189  89 1994   44   15   Adelaide
Mensch, David   14/08/72 190  93 1992   68   78   Grovedale
Milburn, Darren 15/04/77 187  76  --     0    0   Calder U18
Pickering, Liam 09/09/68 184  85 1989   87   41   Stawell/N Melb
Riccardi, Peter 17/12/72 182  85 1992  104  105   Bannockburn
Robbins, Matthew08/05/77 174  76 1996    1    0   Ormond Am/Central (U18)
Roberts, Cameron07/09/78 194  85  --     0    0   Nth Adelaide
Sanderson, Brent27/02/74 185  83 1992   44    9   Sturt/Adel/Coll
Sholl, Brad     10/11/72 183  81 1992   49    9   Horsham/N Melb
Simpson, Hamish 17/01/76 191  90  --     0    0   Coll/Wood-W Torrens
Simpson, Sean   16/04/70 188  85 1988   98   17   E Ballarat/St Kilda
Snell, Jason    27/07/77 180  80 1996    3    3   Eastern U18
Steinfort, Carl 01/04/77 190  93 1996    2    0   Mazenod OC/Central
Stoneham, Barry 09/02/68 194  95 1986  173  160   St Josephs
Tanner, Grant   24/07/70 184  80 1994   34   15   Norwood
Ugrinic, David  11/02/75 183  78  --     0    0   W'ville-W Torr (SA)


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