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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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1957 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1957 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.14.76.126.14 50 LOST Fitzroy 0.43.75.107.11 53 -3 BWS Apr 22 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 H Melbourne 1.25.68.1310.20 80 WON Collingwood 2.25.46.810.12 72 8 MCG Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.56.137.1711.20 86 WON Essendon 0.03.74.85.11 41 45 MCG May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Melbourne 2.13.64.64.9 33 LOST Hawthorn 0.42.94.136.15 51 -18 GLE May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Melbourne 4.46.912.1217.17 119 WON St. Kilda 2.26.79.913.12 90 29 MCG May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Melbourne 4.46.1011.1117.12 114 WON South Melbourne 2.14.35.86.15 51 63 MCG May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.24.44.126.14 50 LOST Richmond 2.24.46.67.10 52 -2 PUN Jun 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.65.108.1114.15 99 WON Carlton 3.25.79.710.11 71 28 PRI Jun 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Melbourne 4.510.916.1323.16 154 WON Geelong 3.15.411.614.10 94 60 MCG Jun 17 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 A Melbourne 1.16.88.1016.13 109 WON North Melbourne 3.76.710.1111.12 78 31 ARD Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Melbourne 2.210.911.1212.15 87 WON Footscray 1.42.53.77.9 51 36 MCG Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Melbourne 5.315.719.1124.14 158 WON Fitzroy 2.44.66.1110.14 74 84 MCG Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Melbourne 2.43.65.86.13 49 DRAW Collingwood 0.13.25.57.7 49 0 VIC Jul 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Melbourne 3.07.08.411.7 73 WON Essendon 2.46.79.129.18 72 1 WIN Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Melbourne 2.25.76.118.18 66 LOST Hawthorn 3.93.107.1310.13 73 -7 MCG Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Melbourne 1.54.66.76.13 49 WON St. Kilda 0.00.21.31.5 11 38 JUN Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Melbourne 0.72.107.139.17 71 LOST South Melbourne 3.06.47.511.9 75 -4 LAK Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Melbourne 5.58.613.1018.12 120 WON Richmond 1.26.47.710.11 71 49 MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 2.42.66.158.19 67 LOST Essendon 1.310.611.912.11 83 -16 MCG Sep 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Melbourne 4.411.416.922.12 144 WON Hawthorn 1.44.89.911.10 76 68 MCG Sep 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Melbourne 6.29.912.1117.14 116 WON Essendon 2.34.47.87.13 55 61 MCG Sep 21 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1957 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
6 Adams, Frank 14                             17 1.2    
36 Atkinson, Dick 4                             0 0.0    
31 Barassi Jnr, Ron 21                             30 1.4    
30 Beckwith, John 21                             0 0.0    
38 Brenchley, Peter 15                             8 0.5    
29 Bull, Tony 1                             0 0.0    
39 Byrne, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
19 Carroll, Keith 10                             0 0.0    
7 Case, Geoff 18                             11 0.6    
21 Cook, Peter 6                             3 0.5    
22 Crameri, Ben 2                             0 0.0    
12 Crompton, Neil 1                             0 0.0    
9 Dixon, Brian 21                             2 0.1    
29 Dunsford, Brian 7                             1 0.1    
1 Fenton-Smith, Dick 18                             18 1.0    
28 Gleeson, Terry 16                             5 0.3    
14 Johnson, Trevor 17                             3 0.2    
16 Johnson Jnr, Bob 18                             29 1.6    
27 Jones, Dennis 2                             0 0.0    
32 Kerr, Graham 3                             0 0.0    
35 Laidlaw, Clyde 6                             3 0.5    
4 Lord Jnr, John 14                             0 0.0    
3 Marquis, Peter 17                             0 0.0    
5 McLean, Ian 20                             8 0.4    
11 Mithen, Laurie 12                             1 0.1    
18 Mithen, Kevin 1                             0 0.0    
37 Mountain, Terry 3                             1 0.3    
20 Pinfold, Graeme 6                             1 0.2    
24 Ridley, Ian 21                             33 1.6    
8 Sandral, Jim 7                             0 0.0    
26 Thorogood, Ian 17                             1 0.1    
23 Tunbridge, Geoff 20                             32 1.6    
10 Turner, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
15 Webb, Athol 21                             56 2.7    
25 Williams, Don 21                             1 0.0    
33 Wilson, Colin 16                             1 0.1    
Totals 420                             265 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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