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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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1934 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1934 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 3.15.55.712.9 81 LOST Richmond 4.66.713.1218.14 122 -41 PUN May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Melbourne 3.210.716.820.13 133 WON Hawthorn 2.14.25.56.8 44 89 MCG May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.24.44.86.11 47 LOST Geelong 3.16.58.1112.14 86 -39 COR May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.34.57.99.11 65 WON Fitzroy 3.34.56.88.11 59 6 MCG May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Melbourne 2.310.1211.1915.28 118 WON North Melbourne 10.212.416.917.14 116 2 ARD Jun 4 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
6 H Melbourne 5.38.810.1314.17 101 LOST St. Kilda 5.210.615.1120.14 134 -33 MCG Jun 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Melbourne 4.49.610.1113.13 91 WON Footscray 2.33.54.76.8 44 47 WES Jun 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.15.77.1111.19 85 LOST Carlton 7.612.816.1119.20 134 -49 PRI Jun 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Melbourne 1.34.95.108.15 63 LOST Collingwood 2.74.97.168.17 65 -2 MCG Jul 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Melbourne 3.45.47.98.12 60 WON Essendon 1.52.94.116.15 51 9 WIN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H Melbourne 4.29.511.1014.15 99 LOST South Melbourne 6.412.1219.1822.23 155 -56 MCG Jul 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.63.116.2113.23 101 WON Richmond 3.37.912.1014.11 95 6 MCG Jul 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Melbourne 3.63.67.1310.16 76 WON Hawthorn 3.04.26.411.7 73 3 GLE Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Melbourne 2.05.38.413.10 88 LOST Geelong 10.713.1016.1121.15 141 -53 MCG Aug 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Melbourne 4.17.712.716.10 106 LOST Fitzroy 8.89.1015.1720.19 139 -33 BWS Aug 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Melbourne 0.85.128.1611.24 90 WON North Melbourne 3.35.86.107.15 57 33 MCG Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Melbourne 2.86.910.1512.16 88 LOST St. Kilda 3.38.710.813.12 90 -2 JUN Sep 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 4.49.714.1219.17 131 WON Footscray 1.63.64.99.11 65 66 MCG Sep 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1934 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
24 Beames, Percy 18                             28 1.6    
10 Bennett, Jack 15                             7 0.5    
5 Deague, Bill 7                             2 0.3    
8 Fischer, Rowley 16                             4 0.3    
14 Gibb, Maurie 7                             11 1.6    
16 Glass, Eric 'Tarzan' 17                             20 1.2    
18 Hooper, Don 17                             3 0.2    
13 Jones, Les 10                             4 0.4    
25 Kelly, Frank 15                             0 0.0    
2 Kinnear, Joe 2                             0 0.0    
17 La Fontaine, Allan 18                             32 1.8    
22 Libbis, Billy 14                             10 0.7    
20 Long, Harry 15                             0 0.0    
9 Longhurst, Charlie 12                             1 0.1    
3 Margitich, George 10                             16 1.6    
28 McNamara, Pat 4                             0 0.0    
11 Meehl, Sid 3                             1 0.3    
12 Mueller, Jack 14                             52 3.7    
2 Murray, Wyn 1                             0 0.0    
33 Niven, Ray 2                             2 1.0    
1 Niven, Colin 18                             4 0.2    
32 Ogden, Gordon 12                             0 0.0    
15 Pemberton, Edwin 4                             1 0.3    
31 Power, Jack 6                             2 0.3    
26 Riley, Lou 3                             3 1.0    
6 Roberts, Archie 15                             0 0.0    
4 Sambell, Jack 9                             3 0.3    
26 Smith, Len 13                             0 0.0    
Sweeney, Bill 2                             2 1.0    
35 Taylor, Bert 13                             11 0.8    
21 Vanthoff, Bill 5                             0 0.0    
23 Vine, Frank 'Pop' 15                             3 0.2    
34 Walsh, Billy 3                             2 0.7    
19 Wilson, Ron 1                             0 0.0    
29 Young, Jack 6                             0 0.0    
Totals 342                             224 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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