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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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1938 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1938 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 4.112.816.1020.12 132 WON Geelong 8.410.615.1117.13 115 17 COR Apr 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Melbourne 5.36.512.714.8 92 LOST Hawthorn 3.28.710.916.15 111 -19 MCG Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Melbourne 3.36.810.1117.14 116 WON Fitzroy 3.25.87.912.11 83 33 BWS May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Melbourne 3.38.612.1023.15 153 WON South Melbourne 3.28.414.915.11 101 52 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 2.34.87.1210.12 72 LOST Footscray 3.56.88.1210.16 76 -4 MCG May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 8.410.713.1016.11 107 WON Carlton 0.55.109.1314.18 102 5 PRI May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Melbourne 5.48.712.1117.13 115 WON Collingwood 3.36.610.715.11 101 14 MCG Jun 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Melbourne 5.110.116.518.14 122 WON North Melbourne 1.24.69.714.8 92 30 MCG Jun 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Melbourne 6.012.516.1016.16 112 WON St. Kilda 3.39.412.1014.12 96 16 JUN Jun 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Melbourne 3.26.38.510.8 68 LOST Richmond 0.44.109.1112.17 89 -21 PUN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.25.610.911.13 79 LOST Essendon 4.15.19.213.7 85 -6 MCG Jul 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Melbourne 3.38.69.811.8 74 LOST Geelong 3.27.511.1213.14 92 -18 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Melbourne 3.37.79.139.16 70 WON Hawthorn 3.35.57.710.9 69 1 GLE Jul 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Melbourne 4.58.711.914.12 96 WON Fitzroy 2.28.611.814.9 93 3 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A Melbourne 5.57.610.1114.15 99 WON South Melbourne 3.35.105.129.16 70 29 LAK Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 6.29.512.813.13 91 LOST Footscray 1.38.1112.1319.17 131 -40 WES Aug 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 3.46.610.1114.12 96 WON Carlton 2.16.48.811.13 79 17 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Melbourne 2.24.78.911.16 82 LOST Collingwood 3.86.1310.1612.19 91 -9 VIC Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1938 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
15 Baggott, Ron 12 53 17.7         24 8.0         4 5 32 2.7 4 196
31 Barassi Snr, Ron 13 62 20.7         8 2.7         8 5 18 1.4 2 110
24 Beames, Percy 16 103 25.8         21 5.3         6 10 37 2.3 10 232
33 Buckley, Ted 13 52 13.0         15 3.8         7 9 2 0.2 0 12
10 Catton, Len 2                             0 0.0    
29 Dean, Harden 2 13 13.0         4 4.0         3 0 0 0.0 0 0
9 Emselle, Richie 14 47 11.8         9 2.3         5 16 3 0.2 2 20
8 Fischer, Rowley 15 53 13.3         20 5.0         4 7 2 0.1 1 13
30 Foster, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
26 Furniss, Jack 16 47 11.8         20 5.0         7 9 0 0.0 0 0
10 Gibb, Maurie 5 28 14.0         6 3.0         5 2 2 0.4 2 14
16 Glass, Eric 'Tarzan' 8 25 12.5         8 4.0         7 5 13 1.6 3 81
22 Harley, Harry 6 19 6.3         7 2.3         6 2 2 0.3 0 12
32 Hingston, Dick 14 44 11.0         7 1.8         9 13 0 0.0 0 0
13 Jones, Les 14 48 12.0         14 3.5         6 8 9 0.6 0 54
1 Jones, Gordon 15 57 14.3         15 3.8         12 17 0 0.0 0 0
17 La Fontaine, Allan 16 130 26.0         21 4.2         8 18 4 0.3 2 26
3 Lewis, Johnny 12 24 8.0         9 3.0         9 5 3 0.3 0 18
18 Lock, Wally 17 72 14.4         16 3.2         21 18 2 0.1 0 12
14 Maher, Jack 9 34 8.5         11 2.8         5 9 5 0.6 1 31
28 McNamara, Pat 10 14 4.7         2 0.7         1 5 0 0.0 0 0
21 McNaughton, Geoff 2 6 6.0         1 1.0         1 2 0 0.0 0 0
11 Meehl, Sid 1                             0 0.0    
12 Mueller, Jack 13 60 15.0         42 10.5         6 8 7 0.5 1 43
7 Murnane, Hugh 17 50 12.5         19 4.8         7 5 11 0.6 3 69
25 Regan, Ted 4                             0 0.0    
2 Reiffel, Lou 10 30 15.0         6 3.0         4 4 18 1.8 5 113
19 Roberts, Frank 16 85 17.0         20 4.0         20 18 0 0.0 0 0
4 Smith, Norm 18 88 17.6         33 6.6         11 14 80 4.4 9 489
5 Truscott, Keith 11 15 7.5         3 1.5         1 6 4 0.4 3 27
23 Wartman, Ray 18 105 21.0         35 7.0         12 22 3 0.2 4 22
20 Williams, Frank 2 18 18.0         6 6.0         1 0 1 0.5 1 7
Totals 342                             258 0.8    
 

Footnotes

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