Gordon Hocking

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Gordon Hocking
Personal information
Full name Gordon Charles Hocking
Date of birth 12 August 1919
Date of death 24 March 1986(1986-03-24) (aged 66)
Original team(s) Chelsea
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1938–1952 Collingwood 171 (78)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1952.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Gordon Charles Hocking[1] (12 August 1919 – 24 March 1986)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Hocking was primarily a knock ruckman but could also play most positions around the ground. He made his debut at Collingwood in the 1938 VFL season and was a losing Grand Finalist in his first two seasons. In 1950 he was appointed club captain and he remained in the role the following year, leading Collingwood to a Preliminary Final which they lost to Essendon by two points. Hocking was a regular interstate representative for Victoria and starred at the 1950 Brisbane Carnival. That year he was named as a half back flanker in the Sporting Life Team of the Year.

Hocking retired during the 1952 VFL season, the last remaining pre-World War II VFL player.[3]


  2. ^ "Gordon Hocking". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Piesse, p. 142.


  • Holmesby, R. and Main, J. (2007) The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers, 7th ed, Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
  • Piesse, K. (2011) Great Australian Football Stories, The File Mile Press: Scoresby, Victoria. ISBN 9781743467572.

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