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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) –; Victorian Football Association (VFA) –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

CEO
Jackson, Peter

President
Bartlett, Glen

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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2016 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2016 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 5.05.46.512.8 80 WON Greater Western Sydney 3.46.88.1410.18 78 2 MCG Mar 26 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
2 A Melbourne 1.46.47.710.7 67 LOST Essendon 2.27.78.1011.14 80 -13 MCG Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.211.514.720.11 131 LOST North Melbourne 8.210.417.721.10 136 -5 BEL Apr 10 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
4 A Melbourne 6.211.214.416.6 102 WON Collingwood 1.26.58.109.13 67 35 MCG Apr 17 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
5 H Melbourne 5.111.314.720.9 129 WON Richmond 2.37.511.914.12 96 33 MCG Apr 24 (Sun, 7:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 5.38.311.515.6 96 LOST St. Kilda 3.49.917.1120.15 135 -39 DOC Apr 30 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.38.717.1124.16 160 WON Gold Coast 4.28.211.314.3 87 73 CRR May 7 (Sat, 5:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.25.57.912.10 82 LOST Western Bulldogs 5.58.912.1017.12 114 -32 MCG May 15 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
9 H Melbourne 5.610.713.1019.17 131 WON Brisbane 2.35.56.109.14 68 63 MCG May 22 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 2.74.99.1210.16 76 LOST Port Adelaide 2.48.612.1118.13 121 -45 TRA May 28 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
11 A Melbourne 2.07.210.210.4 64 LOST Hawthorn 4.56.78.1411.16 82 -18 MCG Jun 4 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.49.611.716.8 104 WON Collingwood 4.45.46.68.10 58 46 MCG Jun 13 (Mon, 3:20) Scores
13 A Melbourne 1.12.33.64.7 31 LOST Sydney 2.64.86.1312.14 86 -55 SCG Jun 19 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
14 Melbourne       Bye        
15 H Melbourne 2.310.414.515.8 98 LOST Adelaide 5.28.515.818.12 120 -22 MCG Jul 3 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
16 H Melbourne 6.59.811.1112.15 87 WON Fremantle 2.03.17.48.7 55 32 MAR Jul 9 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 6.26.59.711.8 74 LOST St. Kilda 3.38.610.1215.20 110 -36 DOC Jul 17 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
18 A Melbourne 2.25.48.108.12 60 LOST West Coast 2.15.28.410.6 66 -6 SUB Jul 23 (Sat, 2:35) Scores
19 H Melbourne 1.36.67.109.12 66 WON Gold Coast 3.34.66.89.10 64 2 MCG Jul 31 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
20 H Melbourne 5.29.212.617.8 110 WON Hawthorn 3.37.910.1211.15 81 29 MCG Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 4.38.59.913.16 94 WON Port Adelaide 1.22.46.58.6 54 40 ADO Aug 13 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 2.24.86.107.16 58 LOST Carlton 4.57.810.1011.12 78 -20 MCG Aug 21 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
23 A Melbourne 2.03.23.66.8 44 LOST Geelong 8.211.614.1024.11 155 -111 KAR Aug 27 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
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2016 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
10 Brayshaw, Angus 10 83 8.3 93 9.3 176 17.6 30 3.0 0 0.0 42 4.2 5 14 7 0.7 2 44
32 Bugg, Tomas 18 149 8.3 186 10.3 335 18.6 42 2.3 0 0.0 84 4.7 18 14 7 0.4 2 44
6 Dawes, Chris 6 36 6.0 36 6.0 72 12.0 17 2.8 13 2.2 19 3.2 8 4 4 0.7 2 26
14 Dunn, Lynden 4 42 10.5 13 3.3 55 13.8 15 3.8 1 0.3 10 2.5 6 6 1 0.3 0 6
17 Frost, Sam 16 113 7.1 93 5.8 206 12.9 57 3.6 3 0.2 35 2.2 7 21 5 0.3 6 36
20 Garland, Colin 6 36 6.0 31 5.2 67 11.2 19 3.2 0 0.0 19 3.2 3 4 0 0.0 0 0
36 Garlett, Jeff 17 124 7.3 53 3.1 177 10.4 34 2.0 0 0.0 54 3.2 9 7 29 1.7 14 188
11 Gawn, Max 22 154 7.0 164 7.5 318 14.5 91 4.1 928 42.2 80 3.6 30 35 16 0.7 11 107
31 Grimes, Jack 2 22 11.0 25 12.5 47 23.5 13 6.5 0 0.0 10 5.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
43 Harmes, James 19 162 8.5 167 8.8 329 17.3 46 2.4 1 0.1 65 3.4 17 14 12 0.6 4 76
1 Hogan, Jesse 21 206 9.8 104 5.0 310 14.8 149 7.1 4 0.2 29 1.4 19 10 41 2.0 33 279
29 Hunt, Jayden 19 159 8.4 137 7.2 296 15.6 59 3.1 0 0.0 41 2.2 12 15 3 0.2 1 19
39 Jetta, Neville 21 163 7.8 172 8.2 335 16.0 78 3.7 0 0.0 63 3.0 24 11 0 0.0 3 3
45 Jones, Matt 10 99 9.9 106 10.6 205 20.5 45 4.5 0 0.0 35 3.5 6 6 1 0.1 0 6
2 Jones, Nathan 22 288 13.1 329 15.0 617 28.0 56 2.5 0 0.0 118 5.4 23 31 10 0.5 11 71
35 Kennedy, Ben 15 128 8.5 131 8.7 259 17.3 47 3.1 0 0.0 39 2.6 11 7 13 0.9 6 84
16 Kent, Dean 20 189 9.5 135 6.8 324 16.2 71 3.6 0 0.0 58 2.9 12 20 25 1.3 10 160
8 Lumumba, Heritier 5 41 8.2 45 9.0 86 17.2 21 4.2 1 0.2 8 1.6 3 7 0 0.0 0 0
28 McDonald, Oscar 15 117 7.8 127 8.5 244 16.3 63 4.2 0 0.0 27 1.8 11 9 0 0.0 0 0
25 McDonald, Tom 22 258 11.7 155 7.0 413 18.8 148 6.7 2 0.1 36 1.6 8 8 1 0.0 0 6
22 Michie, Viv 4 24 6.0 35 8.8 59 14.8 14 3.5 0 0.0 5 1.3 1 0 1 0.3 0 6
30 Neal-Bullen, Alex 4 19 4.8 37 9.3 56 14.0 9 2.3 0 0.0 11 2.8 1 3 2 0.5 0 12
19 Newton, Ben 2 14 7.0 20 10.0 34 17.0 6 3.0 0 0.0 5 2.5 0 1 1 0.5 0 6
13 Oliver, Clayton 13 76 5.8 174 13.4 250 19.2 25 1.9 3 0.2 62 4.8 7 17 6 0.5 2 38
21 Pedersen, Cameron 9 61 6.8 66 7.3 127 14.1 38 4.2 33 3.7 16 1.8 9 12 6 0.7 7 43
5 Petracca, Christian 17 144 8.5 152 8.9 296 17.4 42 2.5 4 0.2 56 3.3 17 12 12 0.7 11 83
3 Salem, Christian 8 87 10.9 59 7.4 146 18.3 17 2.1 0 0.0 29 3.6 6 6 1 0.1 0 6
15 Stretch, Billy 16 122 7.6 170 10.6 292 18.3 49 3.1 0 0.0 59 3.7 7 4 3 0.2 4 22
9 Trengove, Jack 3 21 7.0 30 10.0 51 17.0 6 2.0 1 0.3 16 5.3 2 1 1 0.3 0 6
12 Tyson, Dom 21 230 11.0 299 14.2 529 25.2 87 4.1 9 0.4 90 4.3 13 19 11 0.5 11 77
37 vandenBerg, Aaron 14 80 5.7 125 8.9 205 14.6 43 3.1 1 0.1 50 3.6 6 17 12 0.9 9 81
23 Vince, Bernie 21 357 17.0 177 8.4 534 25.4 81 3.9 7 0.3 65 3.1 34 29 6 0.3 10 46
7 Viney, Jack 21 224 10.7 324 15.4 548 26.1 72 3.4 0 0.0 148 7.0 28 27 8 0.4 2 50
42 Wagner, Josh 14 135 9.6 112 8.0 247 17.6 47 3.4 0 0.0 51 3.6 19 12 0 0.0 0 0
4 Watts, Jack 22 226 10.3 125 5.7 351 16.0 139 6.3 42 1.9 39 1.8 11 16 38 1.7 18 246
26 Weideman, Sam 3 8 2.7 17 5.7 25 8.3 9 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1 3 1.0 0 18
41 White, Mitch 2 9 4.5 19 9.5 28 14.0 7 3.5 0 0.0 6 3.0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 484 4406 9.1 4243 8.8 8649 17.9 1792 3.7 1053 2.2 1580 3.3 395 422 286 0.6 179 1895
 

Footnotes

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