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Fuller, Geoffrey Roy

Preferred Name: Geoff
Born: 5 January 1930
Deceased: 2 October 2015
Competition Total Games Total Goals
League 89 36
Other 2 1
Total 91 37

Geoff made his league debut for North in 1951 at the age of 21, giving good service in a variety of positions.  He also won an award for Most Unselfish Player in the B team that year.

In 1952 Geoff cemented his place in the league team, playing 19 games and winning the Most Improved Player award.  He was an integral part of the team that won the 1952 premiership, defeating Norwood by a then-record 18 goals. The 1952 Annual Report recorded his achievements thus:

“Finally forced his way into the side as centre-half forward and has not since looked back. The position player par excellence, he gave our attack stability and consistency, as well as winning a place in the state seconds. An excellent football brain and a nice eye for marks that look impossible. Two brilliant major round performances.”

Lawrie Jervis noted that the centre-half forward “Has played the position with brains and strength, teaming well with other forwards. Can play wing or centre”.

The following year of 1953 Geoff played 14 games and won the Best Placed Man award, and despite being dogged by injuries he won the Best Team Man award in 1954.  He continued to give good service in 1955, winning an award for Most Unselfish Player.  The 1955 Annual Report had this to say of him:

“A cool, steady player who exerts great influence over fellow forwards by his quick-thinking and effective teamwork.”

1956 was Geoff’s final year of league football when he received a Services Rendered Award for his 16 games.

The North Adelaide Football Club acknowledges Geoff’s significant contribution to our Club and salutes one of its premiership heroes. 

Games (Select a game to view)

Date Opponent Result Goals
12/05/1951 West Adelaide Won 0
16/06/1951 West Torrens Won 1
23/06/1951 West Adelaide Won 0
30/06/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 0
14/07/1951 Port Adelaide Lost 1
21/07/1951 South Adelaide Won 1
28/07/1951 Norwood Lost 1
04/08/1951 Glenelg Lost 0
11/08/1951 West Torrens Won 0
25/08/1951 Norwood Won 0
01/09/1951 West Adelaide Won 0
22/09/1951 Glenelg Won 0
26/04/1952 West Torrens Lost 2
03/05/1952 Port Adelaide Lost 1
10/05/1952 Glenelg Won 0
17/05/1952 West Adelaide Won 0
24/05/1952 Norwood Won 0
31/05/1952 South Adelaide Won 0
09/06/1952 West Torrens Lost 0
14/06/1952 Sturt Won 2
28/06/1952 Port Adelaide Won 2
05/07/1952 Glenelg Won 3
12/07/1952 West Adelaide Won 0
26/07/1952 Norwood Won 0
02/08/1952 South Adelaide Won 2
09/08/1952 Sturt Won 2
23/08/1952 West Torrens Won 0
30/08/1952 West Adelaide Won 0
06/09/1952 South Adelaide Won 1
20/09/1952 Port Adelaide Won 1
04/10/1952 Norwood Won 1
25/04/1953 Port Adelaide Lost 0
02/05/1953 Norwood Lost 0
16/05/1953 Glenelg Lost 1
23/05/1953 West Adelaide Lost 1
20/06/1953 Port Adelaide Lost 0
27/06/1953 Norwood Won 0
04/07/1953 West Torrens Lost 0
25/07/1953 Glenelg Won 0
01/08/1953 West Adelaide Won 1
08/08/1953 South Adelaide Lost 0
15/08/1953 Sturt Won 0
22/08/1953 Port Adelaide Lost 0
29/08/1953 South Adelaide Won 1
05/09/1953 Glenelg Lost 1
24/04/1954 West Adelaide Lost 0
01/05/1954 Norwood Won 0
05/06/1954 South Adelaide Won 0
12/06/1954 West Adelaide Lost 0
26/06/1954 Glenelg Lost 0
03/07/1954 Sturt Won 0
10/07/1954 Port Adelaide Lost 0
17/07/1954 West Torrens Lost 1
31/07/1954 Sturt Won 0
07/08/1954 South Adelaide Won 1
14/08/1954 West Adelaide Lost 1
21/08/1954 Glenelg Won 0
04/09/1954 Norwood Lost 0
10/09/1954 South Adelaide Lost 1
23/04/1955 South Adelaide Won 1
30/04/1955 Sturt Lost 0
21/05/1955 West Adelaide Won 0
28/05/1955 West Torrens Lost 0
04/06/1955 Norwood Lost 0
11/06/1955 South Adelaide Lost 1
18/06/1955 Sturt Won 0
02/07/1955 Glenelg Won 0
09/07/1955 Port Adelaide Lost 2
23/07/1955 West Adelaide Lost 0
30/07/1955 West Torrens Won 1
06/08/1955 Norwood Won 0
20/08/1955 South Adelaide Won 0
27/08/1955 Port Adelaide Won 1
03/09/1955 West Torrens Won 0
09/09/1955 South Adelaide Lost 0
21/04/1956 West Adelaide Lost 1
28/04/1956 Glenelg Won 0
05/05/1956 South Adelaide Won 0
12/05/1956 Port Adelaide Lost 0
19/05/1956 Norwood Lost 0
26/05/1956 Sturt Won 0
02/06/1956 Glenelg Won 0
09/06/1956 West Torrens Won 0
30/06/1956 Norwood Lost 0
07/07/1956 West Adelaide Lost 0
14/07/1956 South Adelaide Won 0
21/07/1956 Port Adelaide Lost 0
28/07/1956 Sturt Won 0
04/08/1956 West Torrens Won 0
11/08/1956 Glenelg Won 0
01/09/1956 Port Adelaide Lost 0

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