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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

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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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1949 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1949 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 5.110.311.312.11 83 LOST Geelong 7.39.817.1321.19 145 -62 KAR Apr 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2 H Melbourne 2.06.47.612.8 80 LOST Collingwood 3.27.39.1211.16 82 -2 MCG Apr 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
3 H Melbourne 1.85.1010.1414.16 100 WON Footscray 1.03.03.27.6 48 52 MCG Apr 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.02.25.67.9 51 LOST South Melbourne 1.46.97.98.11 59 -8 LAK May 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
5 H Melbourne 2.23.73.125.16 46 LOST North Melbourne 3.45.76.96.12 48 -2 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 A Melbourne 1.14.54.88.13 61 WON St. Kilda 3.54.94.134.13 37 24 JUN May 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A Melbourne 4.35.79.1013.12 90 WON Essendon 3.36.410.811.9 75 15 WIN May 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Melbourne 1.75.116.1410.17 77 WON Hawthorn 1.22.34.610.6 66 11 MCG Jun 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.35.66.910.14 74 WON Fitzroy 2.23.45.77.10 52 22 BWS Jun 13 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
10 A Melbourne 1.73.910.1412.14 86 WON Carlton 5.38.79.1011.12 78 8 PRI Jun 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.37.610.1114.17 101 WON Richmond 2.24.57.79.9 63 38 MCG Jul 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.46.810.1114.17 101 WON Geelong 3.75.812.1314.14 98 3 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Melbourne 3.34.77.1110.13 73 WON Collingwood 3.65.97.127.16 58 15 VIC Jul 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Melbourne 3.35.86.1110.12 72 LOST Footscray 3.14.36.611.8 74 -2 WES Jul 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Melbourne 4.06.47.512.7 79 WON South Melbourne 1.34.59.89.11 65 14 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Melbourne 2.44.76.98.10 58 LOST North Melbourne 1.12.45.79.10 64 -6 ARD Aug 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
17 H Melbourne 1.45.810.1215.16 106 WON St. Kilda 3.14.24.67.10 52 54 MCG Aug 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
18 H Melbourne 2.27.47.511.10 76 LOST Essendon 5.17.212.915.11 101 -25 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
19 A Melbourne 6.68.711.915.12 102 WON Hawthorn 1.32.94.1110.16 76 26 GLE Aug 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1949 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
10 Arnold, Lance 17                             29 1.7    
16 Bickford, George 17                             2 0.1    
11 Bowman, Gordon 4                             0 0.0    
23 Carlon, Ken 16                             4 0.3    
4 Chadwick, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
3 Collins, Geoff 17                             0 0.0    
21 Cordner, Don 19                             1 0.1    
1 Cordner, Denis 18                             8 0.4    
9 Cox, Colin 1                             0 0.0    
6 Craddock, Eddie 11                             18 1.6    
5 Deans, Billy 19                             1 0.1    
32 Dockett, Len 18                             2 0.1    
17 Dorgan, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
28 Dullard, Adrian 18                             35 1.9    
24 Hanna, Frank 5                             0 0.0    
9 Harvey, Ray 2                             3 1.5    
8 Heywood, Doug 6                             4 0.7    
7 Jackson, Eddie 15                             0 0.0    
29 Jones, Ray 1                             0 0.0    
18 Lock, Wally 4                             1 0.3    
19 Love, Colin 4                             8 2.0    
20 McGowan, Allan 8                             2 0.3    
22 McGrath, Shane 15                             0 0.0    
2 McKenzie, Bob 18                             40 2.2    
25 McLean, Col 19                             0 0.0    
35 McMahen, Noel 7                             3 0.4    
12 Mueller, Jack 4                             9 2.3    
30 Rodda, Alby 19                             15 0.8    
27 Rollason, Ken 6                             0 0.0    
14 Roscoe, Eric 5                             0 0.0    
31 Rule, Stan 16                             5 0.3    
34 Shaw, Jim 3                             2 0.7    
13 Spittle, Max 10                             0 0.0    
36 Stone, Bob 3                             0 0.0    
33 Thomson, Jack 2                             2 1.0    
15 Toyne, Len 12                             18 1.5    
37 Woods, Mike 16                             0 0.0    
Totals 380                             212 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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