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Gary Ablett - Geelong Football Club

Born: October 1, 1961
Weight: 90 - 97kg.
Height: 185cm.
Original Clubs: Myrtleford/Drouin

Debut: 1982 (Hawthorn) 1984 (Geelong)

Gary played 248 senior games for Hawthorn and Geelong. 

A fabulous exponent of all the skills necessary to dominate Australian football for almost a decade, Gaz was a player who had the capacity to thrill the fans more than any player - bar none!

Referred to as Superman, and God, Gazza was quicker, a better kick (with both feet), a better mark (one or two hands), a higher leaper, stronger and the best fighter of anyone to have pulled on the boots - forget the others.

With the great strength of his shoulders, arms and legs, Ablett could stand his ground with any opponent.

He kicked 1,030 goals during his career - quite a feat considering he started out on a wing. 

He won the Geelong best in fairest in 1984, his first year with the Cats.

He made seven All Australian sides.

He won the Coleman Medal (leading goal kicker) three times - 1993, '94 and '95

He also topped the Geelong goal-kicking in 1985, '86 and '88.

He won the Norm Smith Medal (best in grand final) in 1989.

Named in the AFL Team of the Century.

In that Grand Final record he equalled Dermot Brereton's nine goal record for a premiership play-off. Gaz kicked nine goals one with the behind, a great snap on the turn, hitting the post. 

He took several marks in that game which could have been awarded mark of the day (including one in the first two seconds) and kicked a goal from a throw in which was simply freakish. 

Below are some stats from some great seasons for Gazza toward the end of his career.

1982

Ablett played with Hawthorn:

Games:    6
Goals:      9

1984

Games: 15
Goals:   33

1985

Games 20
Goals:  82

1986

Games: 15
Goals:    65

1987

Games: 17
Goals:   53 

1988

Games:  21
Goals:   82

Gazza kicked 11 goals against Brisbane

Gazza kicked 10 against Richmond.

1989

Won Norm Smith Medal for nine goal Grand Final performance in a losing team against Hawthorn.

Games: 23
Goals:   87

1990

Games 17
Goals:  75

1991

Games: 12
Goals:   28 

1992

Games:     21
Goals:       72
Kicks:       324
Marks:      118
Handballs: 61 

1993

Games:    17
Goals:      124
Kicks:       233
Marks:      111
Handballs: 13

He averaged 7.3 goals a game.

Won Coleman Medal.

1994

Games:    25
Goals:      129
Kicks:       263
Marks:      130
Handballs:  30

Played 200th game.

1995

Won Coleman Medal.

Kicked over 100 goals for third season in a row, the first Geelong player to do so.

Named Co-Captain at Geelong along with Ken Hinkley and Barry Stoneham.

 
Opp Rd Kicks Marks H.Balls Disp Goals Pts
ME 1 12 6 1 13 6 6
SY 2 10 6 1 11 3 3
CW 3 12 3 1 13 7 3
FR 4 9 2   9 5  
FI 5 11 8 1 12 5 3
FO 6 19 10 2 21 9 7
HW 7 11 6   11 5 3
RI 8 19 10   19 7 8
NM 9 12 8 1 13 7 3
AD 10 13 10   13 5 7
ES 11 15 8   15 8 3
CA 12 9 7 1 10 4 5
WC 13 16 7   16 8 4
BB 14 12 6 1 13 6 2
SK 15 9 7   9 6 2
ME 16 17 7 1 18 6 9
SY 17 16 12 2 18 7 5
CW 18 7 6 1 8 6 1
FR 19 8 5   8 4 3
FO 21 9 5   9 4 4
RI SF 8 7 5 13 4 1
CA SF 10 2 1 11   3
Opp Rd Kicks Marks H.Balls Disp Goals Pts

1996

Opp Rd Kicks Marks H.Balls Disp Goals Pts
ME 1 17 7 1 18 9 6
SK 2 11 5 4 15 6 1
CA 8 7 2 2 9 3  
CW 9 12 7   12 9 1
BB 10 6 4 1 7 4 1
FO 11 10 8 1 11 5 2
FR 12 8 5 1 9 3 2
FI 13 13 6 4 17 6 3
SY 14 5 3 3 8 2 1
HW 15 14 4   14 6 2
ME 16 8 3 2 10   2
AD 18 7 2 5 12 2 2
WC 19 17 5 1 18 7 3
RI 20 5 2   5 2 1
NM 21 6 3 1 7 3  
CA 22 3 2 2 5 1 1
NM SF 10 3 3 13 1 3
Opp Rd Kicks Marks H.Balls Disp Goals Pts

 

Year Games Kicks Marks H.Balls Disp Goals Pts
1995 22 264 148 19 283 122 85
1996 17 159 71 31 190 69 31
Totals 39 423 219 50 473 191 116
High   19 12 5 21 9 9