Gordon Hocking

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Gordon Hocking
Gordon Hocking early 1940s.jpg
Hocking (right) in the early 1940s
Personal information
Full name Gordon Charles Hocking
Date of birth 12 August 1919
Place of birth South Melbourne, Victoria
Date of death 24 March 1986(1986-03-24) (aged 66)
Place of death Balwyn, Victoria
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 (80)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1952.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Gordon Charles Hocking (12 August 1919 – 24 March 1986)[1] 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.[2]

Military service[edit]

He served overseas with the Second AIF.


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


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