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Gordon Hocking

Gordon Hocking

1938-1941, 1943-1952
10
Other Guernsey Nos.
1, 11, 2, 31, 32, 33, 8

171 CFC Games Played

78 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
12 August 1919
Date of Death
24 March 1986
Recruited From
Chelsea
Collingwood Debut
Round 8, 1938
Height:
178cm
Weight:
81kg

Biography

Although he was only 5’10 and 12 stone 3 lbs, he was a ruckman for the best part of 15 years with the Magpies. He had an iron constitution, with tremendous determination and relished hard work.

It was said that the coach contacted him by phone to tell him if he was ever dropped so as to avoid anyone else incurring his wrath.

A sound drop kick, he joined the club from Chelsea and survived a demanding initiation when he was placed on Jack Grant, a Stawell Gift winner.

Over the years he played everywhere on the field, but preferred resting in the back pocket and minding the ruckmen.

He played in losing Grand Final sides in his first two seasons, and later was a regular state representative before playing in the 1950 carnival side. He was captain of Victoria when he wrenched his knee against WA and many people thought he was finished, but he managed to play the first four games in 1952 before hanging up his boots.

Collingwood immediately organised a testimonial which was very well supported for the man who had been the club’s captain in 1950 and 1951.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1938-1941, 1943-1952 171 78 12 60%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1938 11 8 0 10

1938 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 8 St Kilda W 0 10 View match >
Round 10 Geelong W 2 0 10 View match >
Round 11 Sydney W 3 0 10 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy W 0 10 View match >
Round 13 Essendon L 1 0 10 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 0 10 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 0 10 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 2 0 10 View match >
Semi Final Western Bulldogs W 0 10 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 0 10 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 0 10 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1939 17 0 10

1939 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 4 St Kilda L 0 10 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy W 0 10 View match >
Round 6 Hawthorn W 0 10 View match >
Round 7 Richmond W 0 10 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 10 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 10 Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 0 10 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 0 10 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 0 10 View match >
Round 14 Western Bulldogs W 0 10 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 0 10 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 0 10 View match >
Round 18 Richmond W 0 10 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Preliminary Final St Kilda W 0 10 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1940 13 13 0 11

1940 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 0 11 View match >
Round 2 Geelong L 1 0 11 View match >
Round 3 Carlton W 2 0 11 View match >
Round 4 North Melbourne L 2 0 11 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne L 1 0 11 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs L 3 0 11 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy L 0 11 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn W 1 0 11 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 11 View match >
Round 13 Geelong L 1 0 11 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 0 11 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 0 11 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 2 0 11 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1941 15 4 0 10

1941 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 0 10 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 1 0 10 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy W 0 10 View match >
Round 4 Western Bulldogs W 0 10 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne L 1 0 10 View match >
Round 6 Carlton L 0 10 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 0 10 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 0 10 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 10 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 0 10 View match >
Round 12 Richmond W 1 0 10 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 0 10 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy W 0 10 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 1 0 10 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1943 2 1 0 31

1943 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 9 Fitzroy L 1 0 31 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 31 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1944 3 0 33

1944 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 16 Hawthorn W 0 33 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 0 33 View match >
Round 18 Richmond L 0 33 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1945 2 0 8

1945 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 8 Fitzroy L 0 8 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1946 20 7 0 10

1946 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 0 10 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 1 0 10 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 0 10 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs L 0 10 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 0 10 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 10 View match >
Round 9 Essendon L 2 0 10 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 1 0 10 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 1 0 10 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 0 10 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 0 10 View match >
Round 16 Richmond L 0 10 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 0 10 View match >
Round 18 Geelong W 1 0 10 View match >
Round 19 Carlton L 0 10 View match >
Semi Final Essendon D 0 10 View match >
Semi Final Essendon L 1 0 10 View match >
Preliminary Final Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1947 19 7 0 8

1947 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 0 8 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 0 8 View match >
Round 4 Sydney W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne L 1 0 8 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs L 0 8 View match >
Round 7 Richmond L 0 8 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 0 8 View match >
Round 9 Carlton W 0 8 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Round 11 North Melbourne W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy L 0 8 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 14 Geelong W 0 8 View match >
Round 15 Sydney D 0 8 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 18 Richmond L 1 0 8 View match >
Round 19 Essendon L 1 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1948 20 5 0 8

1948 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 2 Sydney W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 3 Essendon L 0 8 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 0 8 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 0 8 View match >
Round 6 Richmond L 1 0 8 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne W 0 8 View match >
Round 9 Hawthorn W 0 8 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 0 8 View match >
Round 12 North Melbourne W 1 0 8 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 0 8 View match >
Round 14 Essendon L 0 8 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 0 8 View match >
Round 16 Carlton L 0 8 View match >
Round 17 Richmond W 0 8 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 0 8 View match >
Round 19 Melbourne L 0 8 View match >
Semi Final Western Bulldogs W 0 8 View match >
Preliminary Final Melbourne L 1 0 8 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1949 19 13 0 2

1949 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 1 0 2 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 0 2 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy L 0 2 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 0 2 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 1 0 2 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 0 2 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 1 0 2 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 2 0 2 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 2 0 2 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 0 2 View match >
Round 11 Sydney W 1 0 2 View match >
Round 12 North Melbourne L 0 2 View match >
Round 13 Melbourne L 0 2 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 0 2 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 1 0 2 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 0 2 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs W 2 0 2 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda L 2 0 2 View match >
Semi Final Essendon L 0 2 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1950 17 9 0 1

1950 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney L 0 1 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 1 0 1 View match >
Round 3 Carlton L 1 0 1 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 0 1 View match >
Round 5 Geelong W 0 1 View match >
Round 6 Richmond L 1 0 1 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 0 1 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 1 0 1 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne L 1 0 1 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 0 1 View match >
Round 11 Essendon L 2 0 1 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 1 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy L 0 1 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 0 1 View match >
Round 16 Geelong L 0 1 View match >
Round 17 Richmond L 1 0 1 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs W 1 0 1 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1951 9 9 0 1

1951 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 0 1 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 3 0 1 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 3 0 1 View match >
Round 4 Essendon L 0 1 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 2 0 1 View match >
Round 6 Sydney W 1 0 1 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 0 1 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 1 View match >
Round 9 Hawthorn W 0 1 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1952 4 2 0 1

1952 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 1 0 1 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne L 0 1 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 1 0 1 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy L 0 1 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 171 78
Avg/Game   0.46
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

406

Total AFL Games
171
Total AFL Goals
78
CFC Debut
Round 8, 1938
CFC Last Game
Round 14, 1952
Recruited From
Chelsea
Full Name
Gordon Hocking

Awards

  • Life Members
    1950
  • x2
    Team Captain
    1950, 1951
  • Third Best and Fairest (J.J. Joyce Trophy)
    1947
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