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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; Melbourne U19s

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2024

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
Roffey, Kate

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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2023 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2023 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 3.39.413.817.13 115 WON Western Bulldogs 2.45.98.109.11 65 50 MCG Mar 18 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
2 A Melbourne 2.15.27.313.4 82 LOST Brisbane 6.28.413.514.9 93 -11 GAB Mar 24 (Fri, 6:55) Scores
3 H Melbourne 6.19.314.421.8 134 WON Sydney 1.36.69.912.12 84 50 MCG Apr 2 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
4 A Melbourne 5.18.414.919.12 126 WON West Coast 2.24.46.89.9 63 63 PER Apr 9 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
5 A Melbourne 4.27.57.711.11 77 LOST Essendon 5.49.1012.1315.14 104 -27 ADO Apr 15 (Sat, 3:40) Scores
6 H Melbourne 2.26.210.515.6 96 WON Richmond 5.28.410.711.12 78 18 MCG Apr 24 (Mon, 7:25) Scores
7 H Melbourne 8.213.316.422.7 139 WON North Melbourne 1.02.34.67.7 49 90 MCG Apr 29 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
8 A Melbourne 4.48.511.613.12 90 WON Gold Coast 3.37.411.613.7 85 5 CRR May 6 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
9 A Melbourne 5.58.611.1015.13 103 WON Hawthorn 0.11.36.57.7 49 54 MCG May 13 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
10 A Melbourne 1.23.510.711.10 76 LOST Port Adelaide 3.25.78.811.14 80 -4 ADO May 19 (Fri, 7:20) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.24.56.810.12 72 LOST Fremantle 2.04.39.512.7 79 -7 MCG May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 3.35.67.118.13 61 WON Carlton 1.22.55.66.8 44 17 MCG Jun 2 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
13 H Melbourne 1.43.86.118.18 66 WON Collingwood 3.15.46.59.8 62 4 MCG Jun 12 (Mon, 3:20) Scores
14 Melbourne       Bye        
15 A Melbourne 2.14.86.118.15 63 LOST Geelong 3.44.75.1011.12 78 -15 KAR Jun 22 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.52.94.125.15 45 LOST Greater Western Sydney 1.03.36.47.5 47 -2 TRA Jul 2 (Sun, 2:50) Scores
17 A Melbourne 5.07.29.512.7 79 WON St. Kilda 3.54.76.88.10 58 21 DOC Jul 8 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
18 H Melbourne 6.28.312.416.9 105 WON Brisbane 3.38.415.716.8 104 1 MCG Jul 14 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
19 H Melbourne 2.26.411.714.13 97 WON Adelaide 1.43.96.1313.15 93 4 MCG Jul 23 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
20 A Melbourne 3.58.514.620.10 130 WON Richmond 5.49.713.815.8 98 32 MCG Jul 30 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
21 A Melbourne 1.38.414.715.13 103 WON North Melbourne 5.58.89.910.11 71 32 BEL Aug 6 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 1.03.36.68.8 56 LOST Carlton 1.33.56.69.6 60 -4 MCG Aug 12 (Sat, 7:32) Scores
23 H Melbourne 3.26.510.613.9 87 WON Hawthorn 4.26.38.59.6 60 27 MCG Aug 20 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
24 A Melbourne 3.25.47.811.11 77 WON Sydney 2.53.87.127.14 56 21 SCG Aug 27 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
1QF A Melbourne 1.02.44.97.11 53 LOST Collingwood 4.25.39.49.6 60 -7 MCG Sep 7 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
1SF H Melbourne 3.34.77.119.17 71 LOST Carlton 2.25.37.511.7 73 -2 MCG Sep 15 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
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2023 Player Stats

Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Bowey, Jake 23 259 11.3 112 4.9 371 16.1 85 3.7 0 0.0 41 1.8 13 5 4 0.2 1 25
Brayshaw, Angus 24 279 11.6 269 11.2 548 22.8 93 3.9 0 0.0 79 3.3 19 12 2 0.1 5 17
Brown, Ben 7 44 6.3 22 3.1 66 9.4 26 3.7 7 1.0 6 0.9 6 2 11 1.6 4 70
Chandler, Kade 23 152 6.6 122 5.3 274 11.9 83 3.6 0 0.0 60 2.6 11 11 24 1.0 13 157
Fritsch, Bayley 17 139 8.2 52 3.1 191 11.2 71 4.2 0 0.0 27 1.6 16 11 38 2.2 25 253
Gawn, Max 22 228 10.4 144 6.5 372 16.9 102 4.6 565 25.7 44 2.0 29 22 10 0.5 14 74
Grundy, Brodie 17 100 5.9 143 8.4 243 14.3 46 2.7 349 20.5 49 2.9 29 29 10 0.6 4 64
Harmes, James 9 50 5.6 61 6.8 111 12.3 13 1.4 0 0.0 31 3.4 5 10 1 0.1 5 11
Hibberd, Michael 12 83 6.9 50 4.2 133 11.1 36 3.0 0 0.0 11 0.9 9 7 0 0.0 0 0
Hunter, Lachie 24 308 12.8 230 9.6 538 22.4 100 4.2 0 0.0 42 1.8 22 11 6 0.3 3 39
Jordon, James 18 113 6.3 122 6.8 235 13.1 46 2.6 0 0.0 37 2.1 12 8 4 0.2 3 27
Langdon, Ed 25 272 10.9 218 8.7 490 19.6 93 3.7 0 0.0 54 2.2 13 9 6 0.2 10 46
Laurie, Bailey 5 14 2.8 22 4.4 36 7.2 3 0.6 0 0.0 6 1.2 1 1 0 0.0 1 1
Lever, Jake 24 194 8.1 145 6.0 339 14.1 129 5.4 0 0.0 25 1.0 13 25 0 0.0 0 0
May, Steven 23 321 14.0 75 3.3 396 17.2 125 5.4 0 0.0 37 1.6 18 16 0 0.0 1 1
McDonald, Tom 8 43 5.4 29 3.6 72 9.0 24 3.0 10 1.3 15 1.9 4 5 9 1.1 4 58
McVee, Judd 25 192 7.7 128 5.1 320 12.8 69 2.8 0 0.0 34 1.4 10 7 0 0.0 0 0
Melksham, Jake 13 84 6.5 19 1.5 103 7.9 50 3.8 0 0.0 20 1.5 7 8 20 1.5 11 131
Neal-Bullen, Alex 25 228 9.1 159 6.4 387 15.5 77 3.1 1 0.0 118 4.7 29 14 19 0.8 11 125
Oliver, Clayton 15 224 14.9 230 15.3 454 30.3 63 4.2 0 0.0 101 6.7 23 20 6 0.4 2 38
Petracca, Christian 25 351 14.0 344 13.8 695 27.8 107 4.3 1 0.0 99 4.0 23 22 28 1.1 34 202
Petty, Harrison 14 78 5.6 64 4.6 142 10.1 64 4.6 12 0.9 31 2.2 7 15 12 0.9 1 73
Pickett, Kysaiah 23 193 8.4 72 3.1 265 11.5 58 2.5 0 0.0 93 4.0 14 26 37 1.6 30 252
Rivers, Trent 25 307 12.3 190 7.6 497 19.9 119 4.8 0 0.0 55 2.2 21 16 2 0.1 5 17
Salem, Christian 16 200 12.5 106 6.6 306 19.1 63 3.9 0 0.0 61 3.8 10 10 0 0.0 0 0
Schache, Josh 3 7 2.3 3 1.0 10 3.3 5 1.7 1 0.3 2 0.7 1 3 1 0.3 1 7
Smith, Joel 14 59 4.2 28 2.0 87 6.2 37 2.6 1 0.1 32 2.3 5 8 11 0.8 4 70
Spargo, Charlie 14 92 6.6 48 3.4 140 10.0 45 3.2 0 0.0 26 1.9 8 8 11 0.8 6 72
Sparrow, Tom 23 213 9.3 182 7.9 395 17.2 70 3.0 0 0.0 81 3.5 15 25 11 0.5 8 74
Tomlinson, Adam 9 91 10.1 30 3.3 121 13.4 39 4.3 0 0.0 15 1.7 8 8 0 0.0 1 1
Turner, Daniel 2 17 8.5 3 1.5 20 10.0 7 3.5 0 0.0 6 3.0 1 3 0 0.0 0 0
van Rooyen, Jacob 20 90 4.5 84 4.2 174 8.7 62 3.1 74 3.7 43 2.2 19 16 28 1.4 9 177
Viney, Jack 24 315 13.1 300 12.5 615 25.6 73 3.0 0 0.0 142 5.9 36 20 8 0.3 5 53
Woewodin, Taj 4 18 4.5 19 4.8 37 9.3 8 2.0 0 0.0 7 1.8 3 2 2 0.5 1 13
 

Footnotes

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