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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

CEO
Manzie, Andrew

President
McClelland, Bill

Melbourne



"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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1913 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1913 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 1.32.63.65.7 37 LOST Collingwood 2.55.85.128.12 60 -23 MCG Apr 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Melbourne 2.75.99.1214.15 99 WON University 5.47.89.1010.12 72 27 MCG May 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.22.63.107.11 53 LOST Carlton 2.35.810.1111.13 79 -26 PRI May 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.12.33.64.7 31 LOST Fitzroy 2.24.45.97.11 53 -22 MCG May 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Melbourne 0.54.95.127.14 56 LOST St. Kilda 4.56.87.118.13 61 -5 JUN May 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.23.34.34.4 28 LOST South Melbourne 3.35.75.116.16 52 -24 LAK May 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.33.46.77.10 52 LOST Geelong 4.06.910.1112.12 84 -32 MCG Jun 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Melbourne 4.55.75.95.10 40 LOST Richmond 1.02.65.87.10 52 -12 PUN Jun 9 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 1.52.62.83.12 30 LOST Essendon 0.01.75.149.17 71 -41 EME Jun 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Melbourne 1.13.45.66.11 47 LOST Collingwood 5.46.510.914.11 95 -48 VIC Jun 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 2.25.66.167.20 62 WON University 0.32.55.87.11 53 9 MCG Jun 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.46.69.610.7 67 WON Carlton 0.31.43.87.12 54 13 MCG Jul 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Melbourne 1.21.22.63.10 28 LOST Fitzroy 0.44.118.1212.14 86 -58 BWS Jul 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Melbourne 2.03.24.25.5 35 LOST St. Kilda 3.55.108.179.17 71 -36 MCG Jul 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H Melbourne 0.01.62.72.7 19 LOST South Melbourne 1.92.124.155.18 48 -29 MCG Aug 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 A Melbourne 1.04.14.14.2 26 LOST Geelong 1.41.84.174.23 47 -21 COR Aug 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H Melbourne 3.26.69.79.10 64 WON Richmond 2.25.38.58.5 53 11 PUN Aug 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 H Melbourne 1.13.24.46.6 42 LOST Essendon 3.74.106.146.16 52 -10 MCG Aug 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1913 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
9 Allen, Bill 17                             6 0.4    
14 Angwin, Bill 3                             0 0.0    
21 Armstrong, Charlie 16                             1 0.1    
23 Brady, Campbell 9                             12 1.3    
22 Brady, Laurie 1                             0 0.0    
18 Bristow, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
1 Chapman, Doug 10                             7 0.7    
20 Cope, Harry 7                             3 0.4    
Daly, Bill 2                             1 0.5    
36 Dimsey, Eric 2                             0 0.0    
26 Edwards, Fred 3                             2 0.7    
28 Ellingsen, Percy 2                             1 0.5    
31 Ellis, Frank 6                             0 0.0    
8 Evans, Jack 16                             0 0.0    
12 Fitzpatrick, Jim 6                             2 0.3    
14 George, Alf 12                             4 0.3    
34 Hassett, Johnny 4                             5 1.3    
11 Hendrie, Bill 16                             11 0.7    
20 Hosking, Phil 1                             0 0.0    
28 Incigneri, Len 5                             0 0.0    
25 Incigneri, Matt 1                             0 0.0    
29 Joolen, Herb 7                             3 0.4    
24 Jordan, Norm 1                             0 0.0    
22 Kenley, Carlyle 6                             3 0.5    
Knight, George 3                             1 0.3    
6 Lilley, Charlie 18                             3 0.2    
32 Lugton, Frank 18                             1 0.1    
18 Mackie, Jim 'Charlie' 5                             0 0.0    
30 Maguire, Mick 7                             13 1.9    
Maskell, Arthur 1                             0 0.0    
13 McDonald, Fen 1                             0 0.0    
7 McDougall, Norm 10                             1 0.1    
4 McKenzie, Bill 12                             2 0.2    
12 Millhouse, Algy 10                             4 0.4    
5 Monk, Bobby 14                             0 0.0    
17 Nicholson, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
19 Pearce, Joe 17                             0 0.0    
15 Politz, Ted 4                             5 1.3    
3 Robertson, Jack 10                             3 0.3    
17 Tomkins, Hedley 17                             7 0.4    
10 Watt, Jack 15                             7 0.5    
27 Wellington, Tom 5                             0 0.0    
Totals 324                             108 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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