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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

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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1933 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1933 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 3.24.65.89.10 64 LOST Richmond 3.25.610.914.12 96 -32 MCG Apr 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.14.35.511.6 72 LOST Geelong 3.27.710.913.12 90 -18 COR May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Melbourne 4.17.411.615.9 99 WON Essendon 2.35.47.810.10 70 29 MCG May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Melbourne 3.67.109.1111.13 79 LOST Fitzroy 3.46.79.1011.16 82 -3 BWS May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 4.46.68.1410.17 77 LOST Footscray 1.07.68.814.13 97 -20 MCG May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.34.87.1112.15 87 LOST Carlton 3.48.511.813.13 91 -4 PRI Jun 5 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
7 H Melbourne 2.44.98.1513.19 97 LOST Collingwood 4.67.1113.1218.18 126 -29 MCG Jun 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Melbourne 3.44.66.89.15 69 LOST North Melbourne 4.37.412.514.9 93 -24 MCG Jun 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A Melbourne 1.61.93.153.15 33 LOST St. Kilda 2.06.108.1013.12 90 -57 JUN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Melbourne 4.27.411.612.9 81 LOST South Melbourne 4.28.712.913.10 88 -7 LAK Jul 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H Melbourne 2.18.512.621.10 136 WON Hawthorn 5.28.214.615.8 98 38 MCG Jul 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Melbourne 0.23.66.1012.13 85 LOST Richmond 8.312.617.920.15 135 -50 PUN Jul 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Melbourne 5.57.98.1212.16 88 LOST Geelong 6.29.612.1318.15 123 -35 MCG Jul 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Melbourne 5.46.712.1515.16 106 WON Essendon 1.38.512.614.7 91 15 WIN Jul 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Melbourne 1.25.59.109.15 69 LOST Fitzroy 1.25.48.613.8 86 -17 MCG Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 6.58.612.614.10 94 LOST Footscray 1.19.513.619.10 124 -30 WES Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 1.26.56.710.11 71 LOST Carlton 2.116.1414.1819.21 135 -64 MCG Aug 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Melbourne 3.36.67.1215.14 104 LOST Collingwood 3.39.714.1119.13 127 -23 VIC Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1933 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
7 Avery, Bert 6                             1 0.2    
1 Barnett, Noel 11                             2 0.2    
24 Beames, Percy 12                             14 1.2    
34 Bennett, Jack 6                             0 0.0    
29 Conole, Reg 12                             0 0.0    
5 Deague, Bill 12                             5 0.4    
8 Fischer, Rowley 15                             12 0.8    
16 Glass, Eric 'Tarzan' 13                             8 0.6    
Harrison, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
18 Hooper, Don 15                             13 0.9    
11 Johnson Snr, Bob 15                             62 4.1    
13 Jones, Les 14                             4 0.3    
15 Kinnear, Joe 13                             0 0.0    
22 Libbis, Billy 14                             7 0.5    
20 Long, Harry 18                             0 0.0    
9 Longhurst, Charlie 11                             0 0.0    
3 Margitich, George 14                             52 3.7    
10 McInnes, Geoff 1                             0 0.0    
2 Murray, Wyn 12                             2 0.2    
10 Niven, Colin 18                             7 0.4    
32 Ogden, Gordon 14                             0 0.0    
19 Pemberton, Edwin 2                             0 0.0    
31 Power, Jack 15                             3 0.2    
26 Riley, Lou 9                             9 1.0    
6 Roberts, Archie 2                             0 0.0    
28 Robinson, Bill 3                             1 0.3    
12 Ryan, Alan 4                             0 0.0    
4 Sambell, Jack 15                             3 0.2    
25 Streeter, Percy 2                             0 0.0    
26 Tymms, Bill 5                             0 0.0    
30 Tyson, Cliff 2                             1 0.5    
14 Usher, Ray 10                             0 0.0    
21 Vanthoff, Bill 17                             5 0.3    
23 Vine, Frank 'Pop' 9                             2 0.2    
Totals 342                             213 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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