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KEY FACTS

Official name
North Melbourne Football Club

Known as
North Melbourne

Nickname
Kangaroos

Former name
Hotham

Former name date
1888-01-01

Formed
1869 (disbanded 1907; reformed 1908; disbanded 1921; reformed 1922)

Colours
Royal blue and white

Associated clubs
Werribee; North Melbourne Reserves; North Melbourne WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1877–1924

Home Ground
Docklands

AFL Premierships
1996, 1999 (2 total)

VFL Premierships
1975, 1977 (2 total)

VFA Premierships
1903-4, 1910, 1914-15, 1918 (6 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia - 1975 (1 total); VFL/AFL Night Series - 1965-6, 1980, 1995, 1998 (5 total); McClelland Trophy - 1976, 1978, 1983, 1998 (4 total)

Most Games
432 - Brent Harvey (1996-2016)

Most Goals
671 - Wayne Carey (1989-2001)

League Top Goalkickers
D.Wade (103) 1974; M.Blight (103) 1982; J.Longmire (98) 1990 (3 total)

Brownlow Medalists
Noel Teasdale 1965; Keith Greig 1973 & 1974; Malcolm Blight 1978; Ross Glendinning 1983 (4 medallists/5 medals)

Headquarters
204-206 Arden St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Phone: (03) 9320 2400 

Email
info@nmfc.com.au

Website
nmfc.com.au

North Melbourne



"With former playing hero Allen Aylett now spearheading the club's administration as a radical and forward thinking president, in 1971 North Melbourne audaciously announced a 'Five Year Plan' to secure a VFL premiership ... Every aspect of the club's operation came under intense analysis with a view to trimming the fat and maximising efficiency. Nevertheless, it is doubtful if such measures alone would have been sufficient to propel the team which won just one game in 1972 (earning an inevitable wooden spoon) to a remarkable four consecutive grand finals for two flags between 1974 and 1977..."

John Devaney explains how a rule change helped the Kangaroos break through to win their first flag

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1955 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1955 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 6.17.48.510.5 65 LOST Carlton 5.39.1010.1419.20 134 -69 PRI Apr 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 1.13.44.99.16 70 LOST Collingwood 7.512.1019.1021.11 137 -67 ARD Apr 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 1.65.107.129.15 69 LOST Essendon 3.13.58.1011.14 80 -11 WIN Apr 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 2.15.36.79.7 61 LOST Melbourne 2.55.107.1210.14 74 -13 ARD May 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 3.46.98.1113.15 93 WON Hawthorn 1.24.310.414.7 91 2 GLE May 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 1.23.77.1310.14 74 WON Richmond 2.03.14.57.10 52 22 ARD May 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 1.36.97.118.14 62 LOST Footscray 4.36.39.910.9 69 -7 WES May 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 3.34.38.411.5 71 LOST Fitzroy 2.26.39.612.16 88 -17 ARD Jun 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 2.25.78.712.9 81 LOST Geelong 3.46.99.1613.17 95 -14 ARD Jun 13 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 3.23.57.78.10 58 LOST South Melbourne 2.25.58.910.10 70 -12 LAK Jun 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 0.24.97.98.13 61 LOST St. Kilda 3.26.67.610.8 68 -7 JUN Jul 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 7.67.612.813.10 88 LOST Carlton 2.09.611.916.9 105 -17 ARD Jul 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 4.65.88.1113.14 92 LOST Collingwood 2.37.711.815.9 99 -7 VIC Jul 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 3.36.46.59.7 61 LOST Essendon 4.49.1213.2017.23 125 -64 ARD Jul 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 1.04.94.118.15 63 LOST Melbourne 2.66.119.1612.18 90 -27 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 3.24.47.108.12 60 WON Hawthorn 1.05.35.38.5 53 7 ARD Aug 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 4.35.58.710.9 69 LOST Richmond 2.36.108.1112.20 92 -23 PUN Aug 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 4.34.35.45.5 35 LOST Footscray 2.38.89.914.11 95 -60 ARD Aug 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1955 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
17 Aylett, Allen 18                             11 0.6    
Barton, Bill 1                             1 1.0    
20 Brady, John 13                             3 0.2    
28 Brooker, Bob 14                             0 0.0    
8 Burt, Bobby 5                             0 0.0    
Curtis, Peter 2                             1 0.5    
22 Dean, Norm 1                             0 0.0    
12 Doolan, Neil 10                             2 0.2    
6 Dugdale, John 6                             2 0.3    
14 Eastmure, Gerald 18                             6 0.3    
30 Easton, Kevin 3                             4 1.3    
35 Edwards, Jack 10                             0 0.0    
4 English, Garry 11                             1 0.1    
2 Ford, John 8                             2 0.3    
2 Goullet, Keith 1                             1 1.0    
1 Grambeau, Mick 17                             16 0.9    
13 Grant, Reg 2                             1 0.5    
11 Hamilton, Peter 1                             0 0.0    
27 Icke, Laurie 11                             0 0.0    
3 James, Ron 3                             5 1.7    
26 Johnson, Percy 9                             1 0.1    
10 Johnson, Brian 18                             0 0.0    
36 Joiner, John 10                             0 0.0    
18 Jones, Ian 1                             0 0.0    
22 Kelly, Pat 1                             0 0.0    
19 Lawrence, Vic 17                             1 0.1    
19 Lawrence, Jack 4                             3 0.8    
32 Mantello, Albert 17                             1 0.1    
13 Marchesi, Peter 3                             0 0.0    
30 Martyn, Bryan 4                             1 0.3    
16 McLean, Tom 4                             1 0.3    
21 McMahon, Kevin 17                             0 0.0    
9 Neeson, Norm 4                             0 0.0    
5 O'Halloran, Jack 16                             13 0.8    
23 O'Halloran, Brian 3                             1 0.3    
29 Parkes, Eric 5                             0 0.0    
33 Reddick, Bill 7                             0 0.0    
6 Reeves, John 2                             1 0.5    
31 Ritchie, Max 10                             5 0.5    
15 Russell, James 7                             2 0.3    
8 Smith, Kevin 2                             0 0.0    
7 Spencer, Jock 16                             68 4.3    
24 Templar, Len 18                             18 1.0    
34 Walsh, Ron 8                             1 0.1    
25 Wymer, John 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             173 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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