Geoff Long

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Geoff Long
Personal information
Full name Geoff Long
Position(s) Centre half forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1948–60 City/City-South 229
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1960.
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Geoff Long (born about 1930) was an Australian rules footballer who played for City/City-South, in the Northern Tasmanian Football Association (NTFA) from 1948 to 1960. He was one of the inaugural 'Legends' inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2005.

Long, who played his football mostly at centre half forward, won City-South's 'Best and fairest' award in 1953 and was a member of six premiership teams. At interstate level he appeared in the 1953, 1956 and 1958 carnivals, gaining All-Australian selection for his performances in 1956. Amongst his 16 interstate matches for Tasmania he won a Lefroy Medal in 1955 and also represented the NTFA 29 times.

After retiring, Long served Tasmanian football as an administrator. He was a NTFA and Tasmanian selector from 1966 to 1979 and President of the NTFA from 1977 to 1979.

Honours and achievements[edit]

Team
NTFA Premiership

  • City/City-South 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1960

Individual

  • All Australian 1956
  • NTFA Best & Fairest (2nd) 1953, (3rd) 1954, (eq 4th) 1952
  • club Best & Fairest (1st) 1954, (2nd) 1953, (3rd) 1949, 1951

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