Geof Motley was an Australian rules footballer and coach who played for Port Adelaide from 1953 to 1966 and won nine premierships, four best and fairest awards, and a Magarey Medal. He was also a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame, the South Australian Football Hall of Fame, and the Port Adelaide Football Club Hall of Fame. He died on September 26, 2023, at the age of 88, after a short illness. In this post, we will explore his age, wiki, bio, family, career, net worth, and more.
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Geof Motley Biography Profile
Date of Birth
3 January 1935
South Australia, Australia
Age (as of 2023)
Australian rules footballer and coach
Port Adelaide, South Australia
Geof Motley Early Life and Education
Geof Motley was born near Alberton Oval, the home ground of the Port Adelaide Football Club, and grew up supporting Port Adelaide.
Not much is known about his early life and education. He developed an interest in football at a young age and joined the Port Adelaide junior teams.
Geof Motley Family Details
Peter Motley (son), Jane Motley (daughter)
Geof Motley was one of the most decorated players in the history of Australian rules football. He played for Port Adelaide from 1953 to 1966, appearing in a record nine premiership teams, including four as captain.
He was also a four-time club champion, a Magarey Medal winner in 1964, and a 28-time representative of South Australia.
He was the captain-coach of Port Adelaide in 1959, leading them to the premiership. He considered this his greatest moment in football.
He was known for his skill, versatility, reliability, and fair play. He was never reported or dropped from the league team in his career.
After retiring as a player, he coached North Adelaide from 1967 to 1969, where he mentored Barrie Robran, who later became an Australian Football Hall of Fame Legend.
He also served on the match committee at Sturt, where his son Peter played.
He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1992 for his service to sport and Australian rules football.
He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and the South Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
He was named in Port Adelaide’s greatest team as the right half-back.
The Port Adelaide players race at Adelaide Oval is named in his honour.