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Geoff McGivern

Image DOB: 27 December 1930

Debut: Round 1, 1950 against Carlton at MCG
Last Game: Semi Final 1956 against Collingwood at MCG

From: Croydon

Number: 17 1950-1956

Honours:
Best and Fairest - 1952
Premiership Player - 1955
Grand Final team - 1954

Games: 105
Goals: 53
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
5325050.47

McGivern kicked 105 goals at-full forward for Croydon in 1947, and was signed by Melbourne the next year. He missed all of 1949 due to appendicitis before making his senior debut the next season.

He started his career with the Demons as a half-forward, but became better known as a defender - including winning the 1952 Best and Fairest.

In 1954 he missed five games after suffering an ankle injury in Round 1 but returned to play 16 matches and a position in the Grand Final.

He played in the winning 1955 Grand Final after missing the first half of the season with a serious thigh injury suffered in the last five minutes of training before Round 1 selection. He returned for a Seconds game in Round 5 and was reinjured, not returning to the senior side until Round 12.

More injury trouble caused him to miss the 1956 Grand Final after hurting his knee and ankle in the Second Semi Final. He retired at the end of that year to return to a role in his family quarrying business.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1950 18110
1951 1240
1952 19144
1953 18135
1954 16112
1955 906
1956 1302

Notes
Probably the Roy McGivern shown in 1950 pre-season reports

Media
"Demons' hero says "It's Our Flag" - Sporting Globe 08/09/1954
"Plans upset by McGivern injury" - The Age 15/04/1955
"Grand-final chance at stake for McGivern" - The Age 12/09/1956
"Demon star has retired" - The Age 06/03/1957

Links
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Wikipedia profile

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