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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) 1865–1876; Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1877–1896

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

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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1915 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1915 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 0.21.86.912.10 82 WON Richmond 2.35.49.711.7 73 9 MCG Apr 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Melbourne 1.16.28.29.2 56 LOST Fitzroy 2.25.58.1214.17 101 -45 BWS May 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.28.411.715.12 102 WON Geelong 3.47.69.912.11 83 19 MCG May 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 2.32.34.75.9 39 LOST Collingwood 2.65.68.99.13 67 -28 VIC May 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Melbourne 1.03.35.38.3 51 LOST Carlton 4.35.56.1010.12 72 -21 MCG May 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.27.47.713.11 89 WON St. Kilda 2.43.77.119.11 65 24 JUN May 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Melbourne 1.34.57.810.8 68 WON South Melbourne 1.23.46.57.5 47 21 LAK Jun 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 3.15.76.810.12 72 WON Essendon 5.85.106.156.17 53 19 MCG Jun 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 Melbourne       Bye        
10 A Melbourne 1.27.58.610.11 71 WON Richmond 2.32.57.128.12 60 11 PUN Jun 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 4.38.79.1212.13 85 WON Fitzroy 3.45.77.810.13 73 12 MCG Jul 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Melbourne 2.16.28.711.13 79 WON Geelong 2.23.54.65.9 39 40 COR Jul 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Melbourne 2.04.26.58.6 54 LOST Collingwood 5.85.108.1612.21 93 -39 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Melbourne 1.42.62.95.15 45 LOST Carlton 4.27.210.411.8 74 -29 PRI Jul 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H Melbourne 0.34.117.139.19 73 WON St. Kilda 1.13.47.47.6 48 25 MCG Jul 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.23.64.94.12 36 LOST South Melbourne 1.43.74.95.13 43 -7 MCG Aug 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 A Melbourne 3.74.87.147.14 56 LOST Essendon 2.17.77.1010.15 75 -19 EME Aug 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 Melbourne       Bye        
1SF A Melbourne 3.54.58.710.7 67 LOST Carlton 2.14.97.1011.12 78 -11 MCG Aug 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1915 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                             12 0.7    
11 Baquie, Jack 11                             8 0.7    
10 Brake, Jack 11                             1 0.1    
7 Brereton, Harry 16                             33 2.1    
21 Brunier, Bill 2                             4 2.0    
26 Bryan, Claude 11                             1 0.1    
15 Buckley, Ed 3                             0 0.0    
4 Collins, Tim 12                             11 0.9    
27 Doubleday, Jack 17                             4 0.2    
31 Elston, Bill 4                             1 0.3    
8 Evans, Jack 17                             0 0.0    
24 Franklin, Roy 6                             1 0.2    
17 Fraser, Alex 7                             1 0.1    
29 George, Alf 14                             2 0.1    
19 Gibb, Reg 8                             1 0.1    
14 Gray, Alec 7                             0 0.0    
1 Hassett, Johnny 13                             6 0.5    
12 Hendrie, Bill 4                             0 0.0    
31 Hislop, Max 1                             0 0.0    
28 Huntington, Jack 17                             22 1.3    
25 Incigneri, Len 11                             0 0.0    
23 Johnston, Teddy 10                             0 0.0    
6 Lilley, Charlie 16                             0 0.0    
22 Lowell, Rupe 4                             0 0.0    
3 McKenzie, Jack 'Dookie' 16                             10 0.6    
18 McKenzie, Bill 14                             3 0.2    
30 McQuade, Martin 2                             1 0.5    
16 Park, Roy 13                             35 2.7    
Purse, Hugh 1                             0 0.0    
2 Rodriguez, Percy 5                             1 0.2    
20 Walker, George 16                             0 0.0    
Totals 306                             158 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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