Geoff McGivern (footballer)

Geoff McGivern (27 December 1930 – 15 August 2015) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Geoff McGivern
Personal information
Full name Geoff McGivern
Date of birth (1930-12-27)27 December 1930
Place of birth Geelong, Victoria
Date of death 15 August 2015(2015-08-15) (aged 84)
Original team(s) Croydon
Height 189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Centre half-forward, centre half-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1950–1956 Melbourne 105 (53)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1956.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

In 1950, McGivern began his seven-year career with Melbourne, originally as a half-forward.[1] McGivern won the club's best and fairest award in 1952, and played as a defender when the Demons overcame Collingwood by 28 points in the close 1955 Grand Final. But McGivern missed the 1956 Grand Final after he was injured in the second semi final.[2] He played a total of 105 VFL games and kicked 53 goals, retiring at the end of the 1956 season due to chronic knee injuries.[3]

McGivern died on 15 August 2015 at the age of 84.[4]


  1. Taylor, Percy (20 March 1950). "WAL LOCK WILL NOT PLAY AGAIN Melbourne loses star". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 18. Retrieved 12 January 2011 via National Library of Australia.
  2. Daffey, Paul (26 August 2006). "MOMENTS IN TIME – Ken Rosewall's 1956 US Open victory". The Age. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  3. Pearce, Linda (25 May 2003). "IN TIMES OF TREBLE". The Age. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  4. "Premiership player McGivern passes away",, 15 August 2015; retrieved 15 August 2015.

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