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KEY FACTS

Official name
Melbourne Football Club

Known as
Melbourne

Nickname
Demons (formerly Red Legs, Fuchsias)

Formed
1858

Colours
Navy blue and red

Associated clubs
Casey; Melbourne WFC; Melbourne Reserves; Casey WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2022

Affiliations (Historical)
Challenge Cup (CUP) –; Victorian Football Association (VFA) –1896

Home Ground
M.C.G.

AFL Premierships
2021 (1 total)

VFL Premierships
1900, 1926, 1939-40-41, 1948, 1955-56-57, 1959-60, 1964 (12 total)

Senior Premierships
VFL Night Series: 1971, 1987, 1989 (3 total); McClelland Trophy 1955-6, 1958, 1990, 2021 (5 total)

Most Games
306 - David Neitz (1993-2008)

Most Goals
631 - David Neitz (1993-2008)

League Top Goalkickers
V.Coutie (39) 1904; H.Brereton (56) 1912; N.Smith (89) 1941; F.Fanning (67) 1944, (67) 1945 & (97) 1947; D.Neitz (82) 2002 (5 winners/7 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Ivor Warne-Smith 1926 & 1928; Don Cordner 1946; Brian Wilson 1982; Peter Moore 1984; Jim Stynes 1991; Shane Woewodin 2000 (6 medallists/7 medals)

Headquarters
Great Southern Stand (MCG), East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Postal Address
PO Box 254, East Melbourne, VIC 8002

Phone: (03) 9652 1111 

Email
info@melbournefc.com.au

Website
melbournefc.com.au

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"The seeds of the Melbourne Football Club's greatest ever era began to be sown the following season, in 1952, when favourite son Norm Smith returned from Fitzroy to take over from Alan La Fontaine as senior coach ... and the 1953 season saw the debuts of several players who would go on to play significant roles in the club's impending period of greatness, notably Ron Barassi, Brian Dixon, Ian Ridley, Laurie Mithen and Colin Wilson ..."

Despite their recent lack of success, John Devaney writes that, as the foundation club, their place in the game's history is assured

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1910 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1910 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 2.12.24.46.6 42 LOST Geelong 3.27.118.1413.21 99 -57 MCG Apr 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Melbourne 4.24.24.45.7 37 LOST Richmond 2.47.813.1416.18 114 -77 PUN May 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Melbourne 1.03.33.45.6 36 LOST Carlton 1.55.76.99.15 69 -33 MCG May 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 2.43.46.58.6 54 WON St. Kilda 0.13.45.67.9 51 3 JUN May 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Melbourne 2.02.04.34.4 28 LOST Collingwood 1.65.77.910.16 76 -48 VIC Jun 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Melbourne 4.26.38.610.7 67 LOST Essendon 2.57.912.1216.21 117 -50 MCG Jun 6 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.02.25.86.10 46 LOST South Melbourne 3.45.127.1211.15 81 -35 LAK Jun 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.62.73.136.14 50 LOST Fitzroy 0.42.136.148.18 66 -16 MCG Jun 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 1.03.53.74.11 35 LOST University 1.53.56.67.7 49 -14 EME Jun 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Melbourne 3.26.37.38.3 51 LOST Geelong 4.26.39.615.10 100 -49 COR Jul 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 1.23.44.74.10 34 LOST Richmond 5.47.78.1312.15 87 -53 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Melbourne 0.21.73.74.11 35 LOST Carlton 5.48.1111.1513.22 100 -65 PRI Jul 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Melbourne 1.41.64.116.12 48 WON St. Kilda 1.42.62.84.11 35 13 MCG Jul 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Melbourne 1.02.27.57.6 48 LOST Collingwood 2.16.67.89.12 66 -18 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 A Melbourne 5.56.97.107.12 54 WON Essendon 2.02.83.124.18 42 12 EME Aug 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.04.27.48.6 54 LOST South Melbourne 0.33.67.78.10 58 -4 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 A Melbourne 0.41.52.82.11 23 LOST Fitzroy 2.36.58.1012.16 88 -65 BWS Aug 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 H Melbourne 3.24.37.59.6 60 WON University 0.12.23.37.7 49 11 MCG Sep 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1910 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Allen, Bill 14                             2 0.1    
Bell, David 15                             4 0.3    
Beswicke, Percy 9                             0 0.0    
Brereton, Harry 17                             18 1.1    
Cope, Harry 6                             0 0.0    
Coutie, Vin 14                             11 0.8    
Crow, Tommy 7                             1 0.1    
Fairbairn, Stan 16                             24 1.5    
Fitzpatrick, Jim 11                             5 0.5    
Flintoft, Bill 13                             8 0.6    
George, Michael 3                             0 0.0    
Harris, Frank 7                             0 0.0    
Hazel, Vernon 4                             4 1.0    
Henderson, Bill 8                             0 0.0    
Hendrie, Bill 15                             3 0.2    
Hewitt, Fred 3                             0 0.0    
Hodgkins, Joe 1                             2 2.0    
Irwin, Les 10                             4 0.4    
Landmann, Otto 2                             1 0.5    
McKenzie, Bill 16                             0 0.0    
McMaster, Ernie 2                             0 0.0    
Mitchell, Les 3                             1 0.3    
Monk, Bobby 16                             2 0.1    
Morris, Bert 1                             0 0.0    
Nolan, Bernie 3                             0 0.0    
Odgers, Hughie 18                             0 0.0    
Parke, Bert 5                             0 0.0    
Pearce, Joe 18                             0 0.0    
Pratt, Archie 3                             0 0.0    
Quinlan, Cecil 2                             1 0.5    
Rennolds, Alex 5                             0 0.0    
Robertson, Jack 15                             2 0.1    
Rodd, Herbert 9                             5 0.6    
Sadlier, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
Steele, Cyril 3                             0 0.0    
Strong, Jack 3                             3 1.0    
Sykes, Wally 8                             3 0.4    
Tomkins, Hedley 14                             2 0.1    
Werner, Reg 2                             3 1.5    
Whelpton, Fred 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 324                             109 0.3    
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.