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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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2008 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2008 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 1.11.52.106.14 50 LOST Hawthorn 5.57.1015.1223.16 154 -104 MCG Mar 23 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
2 H Melbourne 2.45.87.99.12 66 LOST Western Bulldogs 2.59.918.1324.17 161 -95 MCG Mar 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 3.46.610.812.10 82 LOST Geelong 4.48.1113.1416.16 112 -30 KAR Apr 6 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.03.65.1011.13 79 LOST North Melbourne 4.88.1113.1518.19 127 -48 MCG Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Melbourne 1.34.54.99.14 68 LOST Carlton 3.310.612.1015.11 101 -33 MCG Apr 20 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.15.28.313.7 85 LOST Brisbane 3.610.1315.1719.23 137 -52 GAB Apr 27 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 1.33.88.1517.17 119 WON Fremantle 5.611.1013.1715.23 113 6 MCG May 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 4.46.57.711.8 74 LOST Adelaide 8.112.615.1522.18 150 -76 FBP May 18 (Sun, 12:40) Scores
9 H Melbourne 4.36.49.512.6 78 LOST Hawthorn 3.34.710.914.13 97 -19 MCG May 25 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 A Melbourne 2.23.43.67.8 50 LOST St. Kilda 5.410.612.1219.15 129 -79 DOC Jun 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 4.17.411.913.17 95 LOST Collingwood 3.28.515.817.14 116 -21 MCG Jun 9 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 5.36.511.814.10 94 LOST Richmond 3.611.1313.1516.20 116 -22 DOC Jun 15 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
13 H Melbourne 2.25.310.511.8 74 LOST Sydney 7.210.512.1017.12 114 -40 MAN Jun 22 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 5.46.69.814.9 93 WON Brisbane 2.35.97.1213.14 92 1 MCG Jun 29 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 1.04.25.69.10 64 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.27.412.714.11 95 -31 DOC Jul 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 A Melbourne 5.16.37.510.8 68 LOST Fremantle 0.25.911.1516.18 114 -46 SUB Jul 20 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
17 H Melbourne 1.33.46.810.10 70 LOST North Melbourne 7.39.611.914.14 98 -28 MCG Jul 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 2.27.311.517.6 108 LOST Essendon 3.19.614.819.10 124 -16 MCG Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 0.01.32.65.11 41 LOST Geelong 8.512.719.1024.13 157 -116 MCG Aug 8 (Fri, 7:05) Scores
20 H Melbourne 1.35.78.1211.13 79 WON West Coast 2.24.55.105.15 45 34 MCG Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 1.02.44.87.9 51 LOST Port Adelaide 6.69.1010.1718.21 129 -78 FBP Aug 23 (Sat, 2:40) Scores
22 H Melbourne 2.13.14.46.5 41 LOST Richmond 2.58.912.1018.13 121 -80 MCG Aug 31 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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2008 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
3 Bartram, Clint 21 141 6.7 149 7.1 290 13.8 79 3.8 0 0.0 54 2.6 27 20 5 0.2 3 33
6 Bate, Matthew 15 149 9.9 111 7.4 260 17.3 91 6.1 6 0.4 45 3.0 13 11 13 0.9 11 89
21 Bell, Daniel 18 137 7.6 130 7.2 267 14.8 62 3.4 0 0.0 50 2.8 11 18 0 0.0 2 2
43 Bode, Jace 5 14 2.8 23 4.6 37 7.4 14 2.8 0 0.0 12 2.4 1 4 0 0.0 1 1
32 Bruce, Cameron 22 244 11.1 287 13.0 531 24.1 147 6.7 2 0.1 77 3.5 19 13 13 0.6 12 90
1 Buckley, Simon 14 158 11.3 139 9.9 297 21.2 92 6.6 1 0.1 20 1.4 4 17 2 0.1 4 16
41 Carroll, Nathan 9 55 6.1 69 7.7 124 13.8 55 6.1 2 0.2 12 1.3 7 8 0 0.0 0 0
36 Davey, Aaron 15 164 10.9 73 4.9 237 15.8 48 3.2 1 0.1 44 2.9 11 17 11 0.7 10 76
14 Dunn, Lynden 16 101 6.3 89 5.6 190 11.9 59 3.7 10 0.6 53 3.3 11 25 6 0.4 6 42
8 Frawley, James 11 66 6.0 38 3.5 104 9.5 44 4.0 0 0.0 21 1.9 5 7 0 0.0 0 0
20 Garland, Colin 17 120 7.1 84 4.9 204 12.0 76 4.5 1 0.1 23 1.4 8 16 2 0.1 1 13
18 Green, Brad 20 271 13.6 186 9.3 457 22.9 140 7.0 2 0.1 60 3.0 15 16 20 1.0 13 133
16 Grimes, Jack 1 3 3.0 5 5.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
4 Holland, Ben 2 13 6.5 10 5.0 23 11.5 7 3.5 4 2.0 5 2.5 4 1 4 2.0 0 24
40 Jamar, Mark 14 24 1.7 91 6.5 115 8.2 32 2.3 261 18.6 50 3.6 25 27 4 0.3 2 26
11 Johnson, Paul 16 124 7.8 96 6.0 220 13.8 75 4.7 149 9.3 35 2.2 16 12 7 0.4 4 46
17 Johnson, Chris 10 124 12.4 73 7.3 197 19.7 63 6.3 0 0.0 18 1.8 4 12 2 0.2 3 15
2 Jones, Nathan 21 212 10.1 220 10.5 432 20.6 65 3.1 2 0.1 53 2.5 20 28 9 0.4 6 60
19 Maric, Addam 5 43 8.6 26 5.2 69 13.8 24 4.8 0 0.0 3 0.6 2 0 2 0.4 1 13
33 Martin, Stefan 8 47 5.9 59 7.4 106 13.3 36 4.5 6 0.8 3 0.4 5 4 0 0.0 0 0
23 McDonald, James 19 194 10.2 185 9.7 379 19.9 83 4.4 6 0.3 88 4.6 32 20 1 0.1 3 9
5 McLean, Brock 14 177 12.6 154 11.0 331 23.6 58 4.1 3 0.2 54 3.9 15 20 3 0.2 4 22
7 Miller, Brad 19 166 8.7 100 5.3 266 14.0 139 7.3 1 0.1 25 1.3 19 15 26 1.4 9 165
22 Moloney, Brent 8 94 11.8 73 9.1 167 20.9 47 5.9 0 0.0 38 4.8 10 18 2 0.3 0 12
10 Morton, Cale 19 200 10.5 149 7.8 349 18.4 117 6.2 0 0.0 20 1.1 15 15 12 0.6 7 79
9 Neitz, David 5 27 5.4 8 1.6 35 7.0 20 4.0 2 0.4 4 0.8 4 3 3 0.6 5 23
29 Newton, Michael 6 40 6.7 11 1.8 51 8.5 27 4.5 1 0.2 10 1.7 3 9 9 1.5 6 60
15 Petterd, Ricky 2 12 6.0 8 4.0 20 10.0 11 5.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
27 Rivers, Jared 6 28 4.7 38 6.3 66 11.0 23 3.8 0 0.0 9 1.5 2 4 0 0.0 1 1
24 Robertson, Russell 10 96 9.6 20 2.0 116 11.6 57 5.7 1 0.1 8 0.8 7 6 20 2.0 13 133
12 Sylvia, Colin 18 197 10.9 123 6.8 320 17.8 119 6.6 23 1.3 50 2.8 15 16 16 0.9 9 105
44 Valenti, Shane 9 85 9.4 69 7.7 154 17.1 41 4.6 0 0.0 30 3.3 13 7 3 0.3 3 21
37 Warnock, Matthew 17 87 5.1 121 7.1 208 12.2 67 3.9 1 0.1 26 1.5 7 17 0 0.0 0 0
28 Weetra, Isaac 2 5 2.5 6 3.0 11 5.5 4 2.0 0 0.0 1 0.5 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
31 Wheatley, Paul 19 278 14.6 184 9.7 462 24.3 124 6.5 0 0.0 41 2.2 10 8 2 0.1 8 20
45 Whelan, Matthew 12 123 10.3 106 8.8 229 19.1 70 5.8 0 0.0 29 2.4 16 11 1 0.1 1 7
34 White, Jeff 15 135 9.0 143 9.5 278 18.5 93 6.2 271 18.1 21 1.4 20 12 7 0.5 4 46
39 Wonaeamirri, Austin 18 119 6.6 82 4.6 201 11.2 75 4.2 0 0.0 62 3.4 16 11 24 1.3 4 148
13 Yze, Adem 6 86 14.3 26 4.3 112 18.7 35 5.8 0 0.0 5 0.8 4 1 5 0.8 9 39
Totals 484 4359 9.0 3564 7.4 7923 16.4 2421 5.0 756 1.6 1165 2.4 418 451 234 0.5 165 1569
 

Footnotes

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