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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

Melbourne



"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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1996 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1996 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 2.25.46.68.8 56 LOST Geelong 4.611.917.1827.21 183 -127 MCG Mar 29 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 2.25.46.1311.13 79 LOST Collingwood 5.313.817.1127.11 173 -94 MCG Apr 8 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 3.45.711.1014.14 98 WON St. Kilda 3.46.89.813.10 88 10 PRI Apr 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A Melbourne 3.26.310.812.14 86 LOST Carlton 6.315.517.621.7 133 -47 PRI Apr 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 4.26.57.98.11 59 LOST Fremantle 2.35.97.1213.18 96 -37 WAC Apr 26 (Fri, 8:40) Scores
6 H Melbourne 3.14.46.67.8 50 LOST West Coast 5.69.914.1024.12 156 -106 PRI May 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 1.03.33.35.8 38 LOST Sydney 3.25.410.812.10 82 -44 MCG May 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 2.23.46.710.11 71 LOST Hawthorn 6.211.414.719.8 122 -51 WAV May 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 3.15.210.312.5 77 LOST Essendon 2.84.128.1811.23 89 -12 MCG May 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.58.914.1117.12 114 WON Collingwood 3.53.65.1210.16 76 38 MCG Jun 10 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
11 A Melbourne 3.18.413.918.11 119 WON Fitzroy 3.15.46.58.8 56 63 WHI Jun 16 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 3.04.25.66.10 46 LOST Brisbane 4.58.815.1018.15 123 -77 GAB Jun 22 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
13 A Melbourne 2.15.310.619.9 123 WON Adelaide 3.36.58.710.12 72 51 FBP Jun 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 2.46.612.814.10 94 WON Footscray 3.13.54.510.7 67 27 MCG Jul 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 2.17.49.712.9 81 LOST Richmond 4.38.1011.1518.19 127 -46 MCG Jul 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 A Melbourne 2.23.33.64.6 30 LOST Geelong 3.27.79.713.10 88 -58 KAR Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Melbourne 4.26.37.311.4 70 LOST North Melbourne 7.313.920.1228.15 183 -113 MCG Jul 26 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 0.44.85.146.16 52 LOST Sydney 4.16.611.917.13 115 -63 SCG Aug 4 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 4.212.617.820.9 129 WON Carlton 3.26.49.717.8 110 19 MCG Aug 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Melbourne 4.56.711.913.14 92 WON Fremantle 1.35.39.810.11 71 21 MCG Aug 16 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 1.27.67.1111.12 78 LOST West Coast 7.110.417.624.7 151 -73 SUB Aug 25 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 H Melbourne 5.47.512.815.11 101 LOST Hawthorn 3.510.612.1015.12 102 -1 MCG Aug 31 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
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1996 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
1 Charles, Sean 3 18 6.0 2 0.7 20 6.7 5 1.7 0 0.0 5 1.7 1 1 0 0.0 1 1
23 Clarkson, Alastair 22 369 16.8 150 6.8 519 23.6 107 4.9 0 0.0 35 1.6 35 26 13 0.6 12 90
31 Cockatoo-Collins, Don 2 7 3.5 2 1.0 9 4.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
30 Cockatoo-Collins, David 1 3 3.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
26 Doyle, Greg 7 14 2.0 7 1.0 21 3.0 9 1.3 21 3.0 4 0.6 3 2 5 0.7 2 32
33 Farmer, Jeff 19 130 6.8 91 4.8 221 11.6 38 2.0 0 0.0 25 1.3 19 25 37 1.9 24 246
20 Febey, Matthew 21 242 11.5 175 8.3 417 19.9 87 4.1 0 0.0 37 1.8 26 20 6 0.3 7 43
21 Febey, Steven 5 38 7.6 24 4.8 62 12.4 10 2.0 0 0.0 5 1.0 4 5 0 0.0 0 0
32 Gaspar, Damien 8 28 3.5 10 1.3 38 4.8 8 1.0 0 0.0 3 0.4 3 1 0 0.0 2 2
16 Grant, David 7 35 5.0 17 2.4 52 7.4 23 3.3 1 0.1 9 1.3 4 8 0 0.0 1 1
22 Hilton, Jeff 5 22 4.4 18 3.6 40 8.0 9 1.8 0 0.0 8 1.6 4 1 2 0.4 1 13
15 Hopgood, Paul 21 208 9.9 98 4.7 306 14.6 55 2.6 0 0.0 23 1.1 27 29 3 0.1 5 23
27 Ingerson, Anthony 18 67 3.7 66 3.7 133 7.4 52 2.9 22 1.2 14 0.8 10 19 10 0.6 5 65
34 Irving, Dean 9 20 2.2 14 1.6 34 3.8 14 1.6 46 5.1 6 0.7 0 7 1 0.1 1 7
7 Kowal, Darren 22 160 7.3 91 4.1 251 11.4 44 2.0 0 0.0 22 1.0 16 16 2 0.1 1 13
37 Lamprill, Andrew 13 67 5.2 28 2.2 95 7.3 23 1.8 1 0.1 17 1.3 9 14 0 0.0 0 0
36 Leoncelli, Andrew 7 48 6.9 37 5.3 85 12.1 19 2.7 0 0.0 6 0.9 5 5 3 0.4 2 20
6 Lovett, Glenn 15 185 12.3 126 8.4 311 20.7 54 3.6 0 0.0 28 1.9 23 13 4 0.3 9 33
17 Lovett, Brett 20 180 9.0 212 10.6 392 19.6 86 4.3 2 0.1 22 1.1 7 22 9 0.5 6 60
3 Lyon, Garry 6 50 8.3 11 1.8 61 10.2 25 4.2 0 0.0 5 0.8 3 11 15 2.5 8 98
45 McHardy, Todd 3 9 3.0 9 3.0 18 6.0 5 1.7 0 0.0 3 1.0 0 4 1 0.3 0 6
28 Molloy, Glenn 4 21 5.3 19 4.8 40 10.0 12 3.0 0 0.0 4 1.0 2 3 0 0.0 0 0
9 Neitz, David 22 181 8.2 66 3.0 247 11.2 110 5.0 27 1.2 22 1.0 28 32 56 2.5 26 362
18 Nettelbeck, Craig 20 146 7.3 115 5.8 261 13.1 80 4.0 11 0.6 9 0.5 11 21 10 0.5 6 66
25 Norman, Luke 7 36 5.1 34 4.9 70 10.0 21 3.0 0 0.0 9 1.3 3 2 0 0.0 2 2
38 O'Brien, Darren 13 122 9.4 48 3.7 170 13.1 44 3.4 0 0.0 19 1.5 11 13 7 0.5 5 47
4 Obst, Andrew 22 208 9.5 182 8.3 390 17.7 67 3.0 6 0.3 30 1.4 30 21 8 0.4 5 53
35 Ormond-Allen, Trent 7 28 4.0 15 2.1 43 6.1 11 1.6 0 0.0 8 1.1 3 3 1 0.1 2 8
14 Polley, Michael 5 21 4.2 25 5.0 46 9.2 6 1.2 0 0.0 6 1.2 2 10 0 0.0 2 2
19 Prymke, Paul 4 26 6.5 30 7.5 56 14.0 14 3.5 3 0.8 6 1.5 6 11 0 0.0 0 0
24 Sampson, Clay 8 30 3.8 18 2.3 48 6.0 7 0.9 0 0.0 6 0.8 7 7 1 0.1 1 7
10 Seecamp, Marcus 14 75 5.4 61 4.4 136 9.7 28 2.0 1 0.1 15 1.1 8 12 2 0.1 3 15
29 Smith, Shaun 17 114 6.7 44 2.6 158 9.3 55 3.2 0 0.0 20 1.2 21 12 21 1.2 11 137
11 Stynes, Jim 22 267 12.1 182 8.3 449 20.4 144 6.5 349 15.9 26 1.2 47 38 7 0.3 10 52
2 Tingay, Stephen 16 221 13.8 103 6.4 324 20.3 65 4.1 0 0.0 21 1.3 19 24 11 0.7 5 71
8 Turley, Craig 16 186 11.6 127 7.9 313 19.6 45 2.8 1 0.1 26 1.6 29 14 8 0.5 10 58
12 Viney, Todd 12 123 10.3 127 10.6 250 20.8 44 3.7 1 0.1 21 1.8 14 15 1 0.1 8 14
13 Yze, Adem 19 136 7.2 40 2.1 176 9.3 48 2.5 1 0.1 16 0.8 6 16 9 0.5 8 62
Totals 462 3841 8.3 2426 5.3 6267 13.6 1477 3.2 493 1.1 546 1.2 448 484 253 0.5 191 1709
 

Footnotes

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