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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) 1925–2023

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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1957 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1957 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 7.210.312.615.15 105 LOST Richmond 3.110.314.919.14 128 -23 PUN Apr 22 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 5.36.59.109.13 67 LOST Geelong 2.35.67.810.13 73 -6 ARD Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 2.26.510.613.9 87 WON Hawthorn 4.34.510.911.12 78 9 ARD May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 1.24.49.812.12 84 LOST St. Kilda 4.29.312.516.5 101 -17 JUN May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 1.95.109.159.16 70 WON Footscray 3.27.68.89.14 68 2 ARD May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 6.68.710.1313.13 91 WON Collingwood 1.34.77.910.16 76 15 ARD May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 2.33.98.1011.13 79 WON South Melbourne 3.25.59.811.9 75 4 LAK Jun 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A North Melbourne 3.87.109.1310.17 77 WON Fitzroy 0.12.66.710.11 71 6 BWS Jun 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 0.32.72.97.14 56 LOST Carlton 3.45.97.138.15 63 -7 ARD Jun 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 3.76.710.1111.12 78 LOST Melbourne 1.16.88.1016.13 109 -31 ARD Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 6.38.79.913.11 89 WON Essendon 5.25.710.1011.14 80 9 WIN Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 4.69.710.1017.15 117 WON Richmond 2.35.77.1210.13 73 44 ARD Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 1.44.64.118.13 61 LOST Geelong 4.44.89.1312.15 87 -26 KAR Jul 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 2.24.34.35.4 34 LOST Hawthorn 2.34.55.117.13 55 -21 GLE Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 1.38.710.813.11 89 LOST St. Kilda 2.25.47.714.9 93 -4 ARD Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A North Melbourne 3.33.96.118.13 61 WON Footscray 1.33.34.56.6 42 19 WES Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 4.26.78.1011.13 79 LOST Collingwood 3.35.610.913.14 92 -13 VIC Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 1.44.57.1010.20 80 LOST South Melbourne 6.410.614.1117.11 113 -33 ARD Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1957 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 16                             29 1.8    
18 Batchelor, Keith 5                             0 0.0    
36 Bourke, Vin 1                             0 0.0    
20 Brady, John 16                             0 0.0    
25 Burt, Bobby 2                             2 1.0    
16 Crampton, Colin 3                             1 0.3    
26 Dean, Norm 8                             0 0.0    
9 Dean, Ken 4                             0 0.0    
12 Doolan, Neil 16                             1 0.1    
6 Dugdale, John 16                             37 2.3    
27 Dwyer, Laurie 18                             4 0.2    
14 Eastmure, Gerald 17                             33 1.9    
35 Edwards, Jack 15                             0 0.0    
4 English, Garry 18                             0 0.0    
29 Gaudion, Michael 7                             3 0.4    
11 Hamilton, Peter 2                             0 0.0    
3 James, Ron 1                             0 0.0    
5 Lawrence, Jack 5                             0 0.0    
11 Macquire, Fred 2                             1 0.5    
32 Mantello, Albert 17                             2 0.1    
30 Martyn, Bryan 18                             5 0.3    
16 McCabe Snr, Bill 4                             0 0.0    
16 McKindlay, Rod 2                             0 0.0    
21 McMahon, Kevin 4                             0 0.0    
25 Meade, Kevin 1                             0 0.0    
28 Murphy, Ray 18                             3 0.2    
19 O'Sullivan, Peter 8                             1 0.1    
1 Pattinson, Bob 1                             0 0.0    
8 Pelly, Tom 8                             3 0.4    
10 Quade, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
31 Ritchie, Max 10                             1 0.1    
23 Robertson, Keith 5                             0 0.0    
15 Russell, James 15                             1 0.1    
33 Schofield, Peter 16                             25 1.6    
7 Spencer, Jock 12                             31 2.6    
2 Teasdale, Noel 15                             0 0.0    
24 Templar, Len 10                             7 0.7    
34 Walsh, Ron 2                             0 0.0    
3 Williams, Merv 6                             4 0.7    
22 Wiltshire, Bob 12                             1 0.1    
1 Witnish, Ivor 3                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             195 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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