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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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1970 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1970 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.16.49.614.9 93 WON South Melbourne 2.53.65.109.14 68 25 LAK Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Melbourne 4.49.711.814.12 96 WON Hawthorn 1.73.118.1411.19 85 11 MCG Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.42.106.148.16 64 LOST North Melbourne 4.07.313.518.13 121 -57 ARD Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 5.39.614.1517.19 121 WON Fitzroy 8.39.912.913.13 91 30 MCG Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 1.62.85.88.9 57 LOST Collingwood 0.22.95.118.17 65 -8 VFL May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 1.25.39.1010.12 72 WON Essendon 3.54.87.107.15 57 15 MCG May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.03.37.47.4 46 LOST Footscray 1.33.75.99.14 68 -22 WES May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 4.37.512.815.10 100 LOST Richmond 4.612.815.1418.19 127 -27 MCG May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 3.23.37.97.11 53 LOST St. Kilda 2.28.69.614.12 96 -43 MOO May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 3.46.78.910.14 74 LOST Geelong 3.47.69.1113.13 91 -17 MCG Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Melbourne 1.14.28.69.8 62 LOST Carlton 4.49.916.1222.15 147 -85 PRI Jun 15 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 0.13.47.512.6 78 LOST South Melbourne 2.45.49.1012.10 82 -4 VFL Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Melbourne 2.27.47.511.8 74 LOST Hawthorn 4.68.711.1216.17 113 -39 GLE Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 3.54.119.1711.19 85 WON North Melbourne 4.27.58.811.11 77 8 MCG Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 2.44.76.108.14 62 LOST Fitzroy 1.54.119.1312.18 90 -28 JUN Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.75.126.177.19 61 LOST Collingwood 2.04.68.1010.16 76 -15 MCG Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 4.55.711.1512.17 89 LOST Essendon 0.310.1012.1118.17 125 -36 WIN Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 2.12.34.88.13 61 LOST Footscray 1.62.117.1310.15 75 -14 MCG Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 4.18.314.818.10 118 WON Richmond 2.25.68.79.10 64 54 MCG Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Melbourne 0.23.45.97.14 56 LOST St. Kilda 5.58.714.1117.14 116 -60 VFL Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 4.56.89.1213.18 96 LOST Geelong 3.410.613.1116.12 108 -12 KAR Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Melbourne 4.47.99.1412.15 87 LOST Carlton 2.37.711.1314.17 101 -14 MCG Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1970 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
15 Alves, Stan 20 318 15.9 84 4.2 402 20.1 98 4.9 0 0.0     47 50 3 0.2 16 34
19 Biffin, Ray 2 21 10.5 6 3.0 27 13.5 10 5.0 8 4.0     6 5 7 3.5 2 44
14 Bourke, Barry 21 315 15.0 38 1.8 353 16.8 61 2.9 2 0.1     35 55 7 0.3 9 51
40 Burgmann, Lloyd 8 72 9.0 15 1.9 87 10.9 17 2.1 0 0.0     13 21 6 0.8 6 42
35 Callery, Paul 10 183 18.3 16 1.6 199 19.9 28 2.8 0 0.0     32 18 13 1.3 16 94
18 Campbell, Des 8 78 9.8 12 1.5 90 11.3 28 3.5 8 1.0     9 7 1 0.1 1 7
22 Carr, Ray 15 97 6.5 16 1.1 113 7.5 56 3.7 0 0.0     17 40 35 2.3 23 233
2 Clark, Denis 13 156 12.0 41 3.2 197 15.2 43 3.3 1 0.1     15 33 4 0.3 11 35
17 Clarke, Kelvin 2 12 6.0 5 2.5 17 8.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     1 3 2 1.0 1 13
39 Colcott, Russell 5 14 2.8 2 0.4 16 3.2 7 1.4 0 0.0     3 4 2 0.4 2 14
43 Davey, Terry 1 8 8.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     6 0 0 0.0 0 0
6 Davis, Frank 22 303 13.8 22 1.0 325 14.8 70 3.2 1 0.0     67 46 0 0.0 0 0
24 Dillon, Ross 22 245 11.1 47 2.1 292 13.3 152 6.9 18 0.8     35 40 41 1.9 29 275
28 Feldmann, Derek 15 117 7.8 23 1.5 140 9.3 31 2.1 3 0.2     30 25 1 0.1 3 9
27 Forster, John 2 12 6.0 4 2.0 16 8.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
33 Hardeman, Gary 22 337 15.3 34 1.5 371 16.9 96 4.4 2 0.1     42 49 1 0.0 4 10
32 Hodges, Barry 3 28 9.3 5 1.7 33 11.0 9 3.0 0 0.0     4 8 0 0.0 0 0
45 Jennings, Danny 6 46 7.7 4 0.7 50 8.3 9 1.5 0 0.0     8 8 2 0.3 1 13
34 Jones, Brent 7 50 7.1 15 2.1 65 9.3 16 2.3 63 9.0     10 10 0 0.0 0 0
8 Keenan, Peter 14 119 8.5 14 1.0 133 9.5 73 5.2 140 10.0     15 22 13 0.9 12 90
9 Lakes, George 10 102 10.2 33 3.3 135 13.5 29 2.9 0 0.0     30 21 4 0.4 3 27
29 Leary, Noel 8 69 8.6 10 1.3 79 9.9 16 2.0 0 0.0     10 13 0 0.0 0 0
30 Letcher, John 6 54 9.0 10 1.7 64 10.7 22 3.7 12 2.0     10 14 0 0.0 1 1
10 McKenzie Jnr, Robert 15 197 13.1 37 2.5 234 15.6 38 2.5 1 0.1     38 48 15 1.0 15 105
21 Molloy, Graham 15 191 12.7 60 4.0 251 16.7 76 5.1 22 1.5     35 63 10 0.7 15 75
7 Osborne, Graham 10 63 6.3 6 0.6 69 6.9 16 1.6 23 2.3     15 19 0 0.0 1 1
26 Parke, Greg 22 317 14.4 153 7.0 470 21.4 238 10.8 1 0.0     51 39 22 1.0 19 151
12 Payne, Rod 13 128 9.8 28 2.2 156 12.0 72 5.5 186 14.3     26 30 6 0.5 10 46
3 Rollinson, Trevor 13 185 14.2 16 1.2 201 15.5 24 1.8 0 0.0     27 44 1 0.1 2 8
20 Rowlands, Paul 16 115 7.2 17 1.1 132 8.3 28 1.8 0 0.0     29 22 0 0.0 0 0
23 Sinclair, Peter 10 77 7.7 17 1.7 94 9.4 24 2.4 0 0.0     8 10 4 0.4 5 29
4 Sullivan, Tony 22 317 14.4 17 0.8 334 15.2 86 3.9 1 0.0     55 60 1 0.0 1 7
16 Townsend, John 17 265 15.6 48 2.8 313 18.4 63 3.7 0 0.0     21 28 14 0.8 20 104
1 Walker, Max 19 146 7.7 21 1.1 167 8.8 50 2.6 60 3.2     42 27 0 0.0 3 3
25 Weekes, Peter 6 28 4.7 4 0.7 32 5.3 8 1.3 20 3.3     8 5 4 0.7 1 25
11 Wells, Greg 20 267 13.4 50 2.5 317 15.9 52 2.6 1 0.1     51 40 19 1.0 25 139
Totals 440 5052 11.5 931 2.1 5983 13.6 1653 3.8 573 1.3     853 928 238 0.5 258 1686
 

Footnotes

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