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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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1983 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1983 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 6.212.317.719.11 125 LOST Collingwood 5.79.1015.1220.15 135 -10 MCG Mar 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 2.110.512.818.11 119 WON Richmond 3.25.610.915.10 100 19 MCG Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.34.78.911.13 79 LOST Footscray 8.59.710.1116.15 111 -32 WES Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 4.29.211.613.12 90 LOST Carlton 1.66.1313.1414.15 99 -9 MCG Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 1.26.815.1318.13 121 WON Geelong 7.210.413.816.14 110 11 KAR Apr 25 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 3.66.1011.1718.18 126 WON Sydney 2.75.138.1712.21 93 33 MCG Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 5.28.412.916.12 108 WON St. Kilda 3.18.39.511.9 75 33 VFL May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 3.36.78.1212.15 87 LOST Fitzroy 4.47.712.1218.18 126 -39 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 5.39.412.917.13 115 LOST Essendon 2.211.420.922.17 149 -34 WIN May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 6.512.914.1116.13 109 LOST Hawthorn 3.211.517.827.9 171 -62 VFL May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 6.310.616.918.17 125 LOST North Melbourne 4.55.915.1320.19 139 -14 MCG Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 2.03.18.510.8 68 LOST Collingwood 2.26.58.912.15 87 -19 VFL Jun 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 8.313.615.918.15 123 WON Richmond 3.58.1014.1515.19 109 14 MCG Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 2.65.89.914.15 99 WON Footscray 0.53.68.1212.13 85 14 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 3.27.911.1215.16 106 WON Carlton 3.26.57.99.13 67 39 PRI Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 3.43.76.1210.19 79 WON Geelong 2.34.58.1010.13 73 6 MCG Jul 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 2.17.711.1316.16 112 LOST Sydney 8.212.615.1018.17 125 -13 SCG Jul 24 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 3.27.511.1014.14 98 WON St. Kilda 5.59.611.811.15 81 17 MOO Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 2.25.65.611.9 75 LOST Fitzroy 6.812.1621.2222.29 161 -86 JUN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Melbourne 6.511.716.819.10 124 LOST Essendon 4.110.516.921.15 141 -17 MCG Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 3.24.36.68.9 57 LOST Hawthorn 5.415.1022.1125.22 172 -115 VFL Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 2.69.119.1310.15 75 LOST North Melbourne 6.48.814.1521.22 148 -73 ARD Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1983 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
8 Bamblett, Les 11 84 7.6 38 3.5 122 11.1 19 1.7 0 0.0     16 10 12 1.1 7 79
16 Battiston, Adrian 12 154 12.8 77 6.4 231 19.3 15 1.3 0 0.0     18 28 8 0.7 8 56
45 Boland, Glenn 9 64 7.1 27 3.0 91 10.1 17 1.9 1 0.1     15 15 0 0.0 1 1
39 Castles, Trevor 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
22 Connolly, Chris 21 309 14.7 153 7.3 462 22.0 80 3.8 1 0.0     40 48 7 0.3 6 48
28 Cordner, David 6 19 3.2 6 1.0 25 4.2 11 1.8 2 0.3     2 9 2 0.3 2 14
29 Dickson, Dale 18 227 12.6 54 3.0 281 15.6 46 2.6 1 0.1     24 48 5 0.3 9 39
14 Ellingworth, Roger 18 149 8.3 80 4.4 229 12.7 39 2.2 0 0.0     15 29 10 0.6 9 69
33 Elshaug, Tony 14 197 14.1 86 6.1 283 20.2 55 3.9 0 0.0     17 28 25 1.8 17 167
36 Fidge, Ted 9 90 10.0 33 3.7 123 13.7 31 3.4 0 0.0     10 17 11 1.2 11 77
2 Flower, Robert 20 267 13.4 147 7.4 414 20.7 116 5.8 0 0.0     37 36 40 2.0 24 264
4 Giles, Peter 16 179 11.2 57 3.6 236 14.8 75 4.7 1 0.1     39 38 9 0.6 5 59
30 Hamilton, Peter 2 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
3 Healy, Gerard 19 198 10.4 72 3.8 270 14.2 98 5.2 3 0.2     21 50 37 1.9 41 263
18 Hutchison, Greg 2 13 6.5 13 6.5 26 13.0 4 2.0 0 0.0     8 2 0 0.0 0 0
11 Icke, Stephen 21 213 10.1 189 9.0 402 19.1 102 4.9 4 0.2     47 42 12 0.6 7 79
47 Jarrott, Alan 18 210 11.7 115 6.4 325 18.1 46 2.6 5 0.3     33 29 5 0.3 2 32
9 Johnson, Alan 18 319 17.7 93 5.2 412 22.9 81 4.5 0 0.0     37 13 11 0.6 19 85
24 McCarthy, Stephen 6 26 4.3 15 2.5 41 6.8 2 0.3 0 0.0     13 12 3 0.5 3 21
26 McLean, Glenn 22 161 7.3 99 4.5 260 11.8 86 3.9 292 13.3     46 52 6 0.3 6 42
10 Moore, Peter 16 166 10.4 68 4.3 234 14.6 81 5.1 188 11.8     41 61 9 0.6 11 65
40 O'Brien, Paul 2 16 8.0 4 2.0 20 10.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     3 6 0 0.0 0 0
23 O'Donnell, Kelly 21 293 14.0 156 7.4 449 21.4 69 3.3 0 0.0     25 20 7 0.3 8 50
6 O'Sullivan, Michael 1 7 7.0 1 1.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     2 0 0 0.0 0 0
46 Reynolds, Michael 6 31 5.2 14 2.3 45 7.5 15 2.5 5 0.8     7 8 9 1.5 5 59
20 Richards, Russell 19 123 6.5 108 5.7 231 12.2 39 2.1 1 0.1     17 37 1 0.1 0 6
43 Rugolo, Francesco 2 10 5.0 8 4.0 18 9.0 4 2.0 0 0.0     1 6 1 0.5 5 11
17 Seddon, Michael 12 104 8.7 73 6.1 177 14.8 32 2.7 2 0.2     19 18 2 0.2 3 15
35 Smith, Steven 17 134 7.9 43 2.5 177 10.4 63 3.7 6 0.4     35 11 0 0.0 0 0
44 Sutcliffe, Scott 5 29 5.8 4 0.8 33 6.6 6 1.2 0 0.0     7 3 1 0.2 0 6
31 Templeton, Kelvin 13 104 8.0 20 1.5 124 9.5 68 5.2 16 1.2     7 37 38 2.9 29 257
21 Tossol, Peter 2 4 2.0 5 2.5 9 4.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     2 3 2 1.0 0 12
12 Williams, David 4 30 7.5 23 5.8 53 13.3 14 3.5 0 0.0     8 3 3 0.8 2 20
7 Wilson, Brian 21 262 12.5 164 7.8 426 20.3 126 6.0 2 0.1     46 56 39 1.9 25 259
19 Wright, Rodney 15 172 11.5 93 6.2 265 17.7 36 2.4 0 0.0     30 24 3 0.2 1 19
32 Zantuck, Shane 21 247 11.8 57 2.7 304 14.5 66 3.1 0 0.0     41 37 3 0.1 7 25
Totals 440 4613 10.5 2195 5.0 6808 15.5 1549 3.5 530 1.2     730 836 321 0.7 273 2199
 

Footnotes

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