George Gniel

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George Gniel
Personal information
Full name George Christian Gniel
Date of birth 6 April 1919
Date of death 12 September 1989(1989-09-12) (aged 70)
Original team(s) Guild Scouts
Debut Round 1, 1939, Geelong
vs. Collingwood, at Victoria Park
Height / weight 183 cm, 80.5 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1939–1941 Geelong 051 0(3)
1942–1943 Carlton 029 0(0)
1944–1947 Geelong 063 0(8)
Total 143 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1947.
Sources: AFL Tables,

George Christian Gniel[1] (6 April 1919 – 12 September 1989)[2] was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Gniel debuted in the VFL for Geelong. He was recruited by the Carlton Football Club and made his debut for the Blues in round 2 of the 1942 season. After winning the best and fairest award in 1943 he decided to leave the Blues and return to Geelong to finish his career, being named captain in 1947. The next year Gneil was cleared to Tasmania[3] to coach and play with APPM club in the NWFU. He remained in that region until 1950, also being chosen to represent the NWFU in intrastate matches.[4]


  2. ^ "George Gniel – Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "GNEIL CLEARED.". The Advocate. Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 13 March 1948. p. 2. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Strong N.W. Union Side for Lightning Premiership Series.". The Advocate. Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 1 June 1950. p. 16. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 

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