Geoff McGivern (footballer)

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Geoff McGivern
Personal information
Full name Geoff McGivern
Date of birth (1930-12-27) 27 December 1930 (age 84)
Place of birth Geelong, Victoria
Original team Croydon
Height/Weight 189 cm / 80 kg
Position(s) Centre half-forward, centre half-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1950–1956 Melbourne 105 (53)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1956 season.
Career highlights

Geoff McGivern (born 27 December 1930) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

In 1950, McGivern began his seven-year career with Melbourne, originally as a half-forward.[1] McGivern won the club's best and fairest award in 1952, and played as a defender when the Demons overcame Collingwood by 28 points in the close 1955 Grand Final. But McGivern missed the 1956 Grand Final after he was injured in the second semi final.[2]

He played a total of 105 VFL games and kicked 53 goals, retiring at the end of the 1956 season due to chronic knee injuries.[3]


  1. ^ Taylor, Percy (20 March 1950). "WAL LOCK WILL NOT PLAY AGAIN Melbourne loses star.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848–1954) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). p. 18. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Daffey, Paul (26 August 2006). "MOMENTS IN TIME – Ken Rosewall's 1956 US Open victory". The Age. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Pearce, Linda (25 May 2003). "IN TIMES OF TREBLE". The Age. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 

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