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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

CEO
Pert, Gary

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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2020 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2020 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 0.43.65.97.9 51 LOST West Coast 5.17.311.612.6 78 -27 PER Mar 22 (Sun, 3:40) Scores
2 A Melbourne 5.27.48.58.6 54 WON Carlton 0.02.54.67.11 53 1 DOC Jun 13 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
3 Melbourne       Bye        
4 H Melbourne 0.12.33.56.8 44 LOST Geelong 2.12.26.47.5 47 -3 MCG Jun 28 (Sun, 3:35) Scores
5 H Melbourne 3.13.25.28.4 52 LOST Richmond 3.27.39.712.7 79 -27 MCG Jul 5 (Sun, 3:35) Scores
6 H Melbourne 2.16.58.812.8 80 WON Gold Coast 3.25.48.59.9 63 17 SSH Jul 11 (Sat, 6:05) Scores
7 A Melbourne 3.27.311.614.7 91 WON Hawthorn 1.22.34.67.6 48 43 SSH Jul 19 (Sun, 3:35) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.23.34.67.7 49 LOST Brisbane 2.25.57.67.11 53 -4 CRR Jul 26 (Sun, 6:10) Scores
9 H Melbourne 0.21.33.54.8 32 LOST Port Adelaide 3.26.610.912.11 83 -51 GAB Jul 30 (Thu, 7:50) Scores
10 A Melbourne 3.25.46.713.10 88 WON Adelaide 2.44.54.75.7 37 51 ADO Aug 5 (Wed, 7:40) Scores
11 H Melbourne 1.44.77.813.14 92 WON North Melbourne 3.24.25.45.5 35 57 ADO Aug 9 (Sun, 5:40) Scores
12 H Melbourne 3.310.412.416.4 100 WON Collingwood 1.15.26.66.8 44 56 GAB Aug 15 (Sat, 5:10) Scores
13 A Melbourne 1.35.55.87.10 52 LOST Western Bulldogs 2.44.410.512.8 80 -28 CRR Aug 22 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
14 H Melbourne 4.05.17.38.4 52 WON St. Kilda 1.34.56.67.7 49 3 TRA Aug 29 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 2.32.43.76.10 46 LOST Sydney 2.07.27.410.7 67 -21 CAZ Sep 3 (Thu, 4:40) Scores
16 H Melbourne 0.11.32.44.9 33 LOST Fremantle 1.61.94.96.11 47 -14 CAZ Sep 7 (Mon, 7:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 5.27.59.612.7 79 WON Greater Western Sydney 2.37.510.711.8 74 5 GAB Sep 12 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
18 A Melbourne 1.46.67.710.8 68 WON Essendon 2.02.23.37.7 49 19 CRR Sep 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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2020 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Baker, Oskar 3 30 10.0 11 3.7 41 13.7 8 2.7 0 0.0 5 1.7 3 3 2 0.7 0 12
12 Bedford, Toby 2 6 3.0 10 5.0 16 8.0 3 1.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 0 3 0 0.0 1 1
17 Bennell, Harley 5 25 5.0 28 5.6 53 10.6 7 1.4 0 0.0 5 1.0 1 2 3 0.6 2 20
10 Brayshaw, Angus 14 116 8.3 117 8.4 233 16.6 40 2.9 0 0.0 41 2.9 4 7 5 0.4 6 36
38 Brown, Mitch 5 39 7.8 18 3.6 57 11.4 30 6.0 3 0.6 6 1.2 0 2 2 0.4 3 15
31 Fritsch, Bayley 16 128 8.0 48 3.0 176 11.0 81 5.1 0 0.0 16 1.0 10 10 22 1.4 24 156
11 Gawn, Max 14 142 10.1 80 5.7 222 15.9 63 4.5 455 32.5 35 2.5 32 9 1 0.1 1 7
19 Hannan, Mitch 9 41 4.6 31 3.4 72 8.0 21 2.3 0 0.0 15 1.7 8 6 7 0.8 3 45
4 Harmes, James 13 87 6.7 105 8.1 192 14.8 30 2.3 0 0.0 27 2.1 8 15 2 0.2 2 14
14 Hibberd, Michael 14 135 9.6 79 5.6 214 15.3 62 4.4 0 0.0 14 1.0 13 6 1 0.1 0 6
29 Hunt, Jayden 6 27 4.5 8 1.3 35 5.8 10 1.7 0 0.0 7 1.2 4 2 10 1.7 2 62
6 Jackson, Luke 6 19 3.2 33 5.5 52 8.7 9 1.5 28 4.7 8 1.3 7 3 3 0.5 2 20
39 Jetta, Neville 6 14 2.3 23 3.8 37 6.2 6 1.0 0 0.0 8 1.3 5 6 0 0.0 0 0
2 Jones, Nathan 8 50 6.3 54 6.8 104 13.0 23 2.9 0 0.0 13 1.6 4 1 1 0.1 3 9
15 Langdon, Ed 17 216 12.7 126 7.4 342 20.1 88 5.2 0 0.0 22 1.3 6 12 2 0.1 8 20
8 Lever, Jake 17 121 7.1 57 3.4 178 10.5 75 4.4 0 0.0 26 1.5 11 9 0 0.0 0 0
41 Lockhart, Jay 10 55 5.5 33 3.3 88 8.8 28 2.8 0 0.0 19 1.9 2 5 0 0.0 2 2
1 May, Steven 17 210 12.4 62 3.6 272 16.0 76 4.5 0 0.0 15 0.9 9 4 1 0.1 0 6
28 McDonald, Oscar 7 42 6.0 27 3.9 69 9.9 17 2.4 1 0.1 8 1.1 1 5 0 0.0 0 0
25 McDonald, Tom 9 50 5.6 27 3.0 77 8.6 29 3.2 16 1.8 15 1.7 8 6 7 0.8 1 43
18 Melksham, Jake 17 110 6.5 50 2.9 160 9.4 49 2.9 0 0.0 23 1.4 11 14 15 0.9 8 98
30 Neal-Bullen, Alex 7 36 5.1 27 3.9 63 9.0 14 2.0 0 0.0 17 2.4 1 5 7 1.0 0 42
13 Oliver, Clayton 17 195 11.5 231 13.6 426 25.1 57 3.4 0 0.0 91 5.4 22 23 3 0.2 1 19
5 Petracca, Christian 17 202 11.9 198 11.6 400 23.5 58 3.4 0 0.0 54 3.2 18 16 15 0.9 14 104
36 Pickett, Kysaiah 14 62 4.4 47 3.4 109 7.8 17 1.2 0 0.0 35 2.5 5 18 7 0.5 13 55
21 Preuss, Braydon 3 16 5.3 7 2.3 23 7.7 6 2.0 64 21.3 1 0.3 5 1 0 0.0 0 0
24 Rivers, Trent 9 75 8.3 48 5.3 123 13.7 28 3.1 0 0.0 14 1.6 11 4 2 0.2 2 14
3 Salem, Christian 16 200 12.5 101 6.3 301 18.8 64 4.0 0 0.0 42 2.6 4 10 2 0.1 0 12
44 Smith, Joel 7 23 3.3 15 2.1 38 5.4 9 1.3 0 0.0 10 1.4 3 6 0 0.0 0 0
9 Spargo, Charlie 8 38 4.8 27 3.4 65 8.1 18 2.3 0 0.0 11 1.4 3 6 8 1.0 1 49
32 Sparrow, Tom 5 26 5.2 30 6.0 56 11.2 10 2.0 0 0.0 13 2.6 3 5 2 0.4 1 13
20 Tomlinson, Adam 13 106 8.2 56 4.3 162 12.5 56 4.3 1 0.1 22 1.7 2 6 0 0.0 1 1
22 vandenBerg, Aaron 12 73 6.1 69 5.8 142 11.8 34 2.8 0 0.0 30 2.5 8 14 1 0.1 1 7
7 Viney, Jack 16 167 10.4 150 9.4 317 19.8 40 2.5 0 0.0 68 4.3 28 15 5 0.3 4 34
42 Wagner, Josh 2 14 7.0 11 5.5 25 12.5 5 2.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
26 Weideman, Sam 13 59 4.5 40 3.1 99 7.6 41 3.2 0 0.0 6 0.5 7 8 19 1.5 8 122
Totals 374 2955 7.9 2084 5.6 5039 13.5 1212 3.2 568 1.5 749 2.0 268 268 155 0.4 114 1044
 

Footnotes

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