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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; Melbourne U19s

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2024

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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1958 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1958 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 4.17.310.711.13 79 WON Carlton 2.13.55.99.11 65 14 MCG Apr 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Melbourne 4.39.612.617.8 110 WON Geelong 0.12.23.46.6 42 68 KAR Apr 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Melbourne 5.48.1010.1712.18 90 WON North Melbourne 1.32.45.57.9 51 39 ARD Apr 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Melbourne 3.46.49.811.10 76 WON Hawthorn 1.56.88.89.14 68 8 MCG May 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Melbourne 3.06.59.715.12 102 WON Essendon 4.89.1011.1212.15 87 15 MCG May 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Melbourne 4.08.69.911.12 78 LOST St. Kilda 5.46.411.712.7 79 -1 JUN May 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Melbourne 2.34.117.1311.19 85 WON Footscray 4.35.39.79.8 62 23 MCG May 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Melbourne 4.77.1210.1512.18 90 WON Richmond 0.22.49.512.11 83 7 MCG May 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.45.69.816.12 108 WON South Melbourne 3.35.58.811.10 76 32 LAK Jun 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.36.49.1012.12 84 WON Collingwood 2.24.56.810.13 73 11 MCG Jun 16 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
11 A Melbourne 3.25.55.86.11 47 LOST Fitzroy 2.47.89.1112.16 88 -41 BWS Jun 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Melbourne 0.31.78.1112.12 84 WON Carlton 0.32.63.109.14 68 16 PRI Jun 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Melbourne 4.57.814.1916.22 118 WON Geelong 1.33.55.512.12 84 34 MCG Jul 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Melbourne 2.35.66.1110.12 72 WON North Melbourne 3.44.107.138.15 63 9 MCG Jul 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Melbourne 5.66.613.714.11 95 WON Hawthorn 2.23.77.1012.15 87 8 GLE Aug 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Melbourne 3.45.98.1310.15 75 LOST Essendon 2.65.76.911.12 78 -3 WIN Aug 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Melbourne 4.38.515.821.11 137 WON St. Kilda 3.16.410.513.9 87 50 MCG Aug 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Melbourne 4.66.89.1410.18 78 WON Footscray 0.14.74.98.11 59 19 WES Aug 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 5.06.48.511.12 78 WON Collingwood 1.02.43.84.9 33 45 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Melbourne 5.17.47.69.10 64 LOST Collingwood 2.27.612.912.10 82 -18 MCG Sep 20 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1958 Player Stats

Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Adams, Frank 13 32 16.0         5 2.5         5 4 13 1.0    
Barassi Jnr, Ron 18 27 13.5         5 2.5         7 3 44 2.4    
Beckwith, John 18 25 12.5         5 2.5         0 1 0 0.0    
Brenchley, Peter 3 15 15.0         1 1.0         3 2 1 0.3    
Carroll, Keith 9 6 3.0         1 0.5         0 3 0 0.0    
Case, Geoff 19 9 9.0         2 2.0         0 2 12 0.6    
Cook, Peter 1                             0 0.0    
Crameri, Ben 1                             0 0.0    
Crompton, Neil 8 5 2.5         2 1.0         0 0 8 1.0    
Dixon, Brian 20 23 11.5         6 3.0         2 1 2 0.1    
Fenton-Smith, Dick 19 19 9.5         4 2.0         4 2 0 0.0    
Gleeson, Terry 5 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0    
Johnson, Trevor 18 23 11.5         4 2.0         6 1 3 0.2    
Johnson Jnr, Bob 20 24 12.0         11 5.5         8 2 41 2.1    
Jones, Dennis 16                             0 0.0    
Kerr, John 1                             2 2.0    
Laidlaw, Clyde 14 5 5.0         1 1.0         1 1 4 0.3    
Lord Jnr, John 11                             1 0.1    
Marquis, Peter 13 17 8.5         6 3.0         3 1 0 0.0    
McLean, Ian 20 26 13.0         4 2.0         6 6 8 0.4    
Mithen, Laurie 20 38 19.0         9 4.5         4 12 1 0.1    
Mithen, Kevin 3                             0 0.0    
Pinfold, Graeme 3                             0 0.0    
Ridley, Ian 20 25 12.5         2 1.0         4 2 39 2.0    
Rowarth, Alan 10                             3 0.3    
Thorogood, Ian 13 18 9.0         4 2.0         2 1 0 0.0    
Tunbridge, Geoff 18 28 14.0         8 4.0         4 4 19 1.1    
Turner, Bob 7                             2 0.3    
Webb, Athol 20 21 10.5         6 3.0         1 3 44 2.2    
Wilkinson, Graeme 1                             0 0.0    
Williams, Don 20 28 14.0         3 1.5         0 3 0 0.0    
Wilson, Colin 18 13 6.5         2 1.0         0 0 0 0.0    
 

Footnotes

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