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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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1974 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1974 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 2.46.99.1311.14 80 LOST South Melbourne 1.37.311.715.10 100 -20 LAK Apr 6 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 5.36.912.1020.12 132 WON Footscray 1.26.610.711.9 75 57 ARD Apr 15 (Mon, 2:00) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 3.510.713.1317.18 120 WON Fitzroy 2.14.26.87.11 53 67 ARD Apr 20 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 5.49.711.719.9 123 WON Carlton 0.42.85.136.15 51 72 VFL Apr 25 (Thu, 2:00) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 4.311.815.1219.15 129 WON Melbourne 2.25.65.813.11 89 40 MCG May 4 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 2.68.915.1622.20 152 WON St. Kilda 1.23.28.39.5 59 93 ARD May 11 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 5.28.511.913.12 90 WON Geelong 2.25.27.39.5 59 31 KAR May 18 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 1.35.96.129.16 70 LOST Richmond 5.77.911.1513.17 95 -25 ARD May 25 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 4.87.1210.1211.15 81 LOST Essendon 6.510.814.1116.15 111 -30 ARD Jun 1 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 3.34.76.108.15 63 LOST Collingwood 2.25.78.812.10 82 -19 VIC Jun 8 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
11 H North Melbourne 4.26.410.914.11 95 WON Hawthorn 2.54.107.159.21 75 20 ARD Jun 17 (Mon, 2:00) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 6.610.920.1328.17 185 WON South Melbourne 4.17.69.612.7 79 106 ARD Jun 22 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 5.16.311.819.10 124 WON Footscray 1.14.107.1211.14 80 44 WES Jun 29 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 5.110.214.718.13 121 WON Carlton 4.19.39.810.12 72 49 PRI Jul 6 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 5.27.58.710.8 68 WON Fitzroy 1.22.46.68.7 55 13 VFL Jul 13 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 1.07.311.519.14 128 WON Melbourne 4.55.58.79.10 64 64 ARD Jul 20 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 1.34.66.911.16 82 WON St. Kilda 2.64.68.1010.13 73 9 MOO Jul 27 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 3.07.210.715.9 99 LOST Geelong 5.97.1413.1415.15 105 -6 ARD Aug 3 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 5.27.59.711.11 77 LOST Richmond 5.17.811.1115.12 102 -25 VFL Aug 10 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
20 A North Melbourne 3.67.1010.1116.12 108 WON Essendon 3.28.411.1014.14 98 10 WIN Aug 17 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 6.610.1017.1425.15 165 WON Collingwood 1.15.46.1010.14 74 91 ARD Aug 24 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
22 A North Melbourne 2.34.410.816.10 106 WON Hawthorn 2.65.86.1310.17 77 29 PRI Aug 31 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
QF A North Melbourne 3.24.58.815.13 103 WON Hawthorn 1.54.106.158.17 65 38 MCG Sep 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2SF H North Melbourne 0.02.85.116.16 52 LOST Richmond 5.77.89.1110.13 73 -21 VFL Sep 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A North Melbourne 4.15.28.58.8 56 WON Hawthorn 5.36.56.77.9 51 5 MCG Sep 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A North Melbourne 3.28.311.413.9 87 LOST Richmond 3.810.1112.1718.20 128 -41 MCG Sep 28 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1974 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
29 Baker, Phil 14 104 7.4 17 1.2 121 8.6 57 4.1         11 30 19 1.4 11 125
15 Blight, Malcolm 15 200 13.3 60 4.0 260 17.3 91 6.1 0 0.0     30 37 17 1.1 18 120
6 Briedis, Arnold 24 227 9.5 122 5.1 349 14.5 130 5.4 2 1.0     49 56 42 1.8 41 293
11 Burns, John 22 331 15.0 97 4.4 428 19.5 52 2.4 1 0.5     40 59 6 0.3 8 44
9 Cable, Barry 21 301 14.3 100 4.8 401 19.1 30 1.4 1 0.5     42 38 30 1.4 19 199
40 Chisnall, Peter 13 119 9.2 22 1.7 141 10.8 15 1.2 0 0.0     16 33 2 0.2 6 18
13 Cowton, Gary 19 160 8.4 92 4.8 252 13.3 56 2.9         21 34 5 0.3 7 37
32 Davis, Barry 24 461 19.2 92 3.8 553 23.0 113 4.7 1 1.0     41 34 21 0.9 16 142
35 Dawson, Mark 2 23 11.5 0 0.0 23 11.5 5 2.5         4 4 3 1.5 1 19
23 Dench, David 23 194 8.4 75 3.3 269 11.7 51 2.2 0 0.0     52 38 2 0.1 1 13
7 Doolan, Vin 1 9 9.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 1 1.0         0 3 1 1.0 0 6
28 Farrant, Garry 24 217 9.0 85 3.5 302 12.6 55 2.3 0 0.0     53 21 0 0.0 0 0
18 Feltham, Paul 25 396 15.8 109 4.4 505 20.2 81 3.2         43 59 20 0.8 17 137
10 Goodingham, Barry 21 218 10.4 72 3.4 290 13.8 114 5.4 58 19.3     44 68 2 0.1 5 17
27 Greig MBE, Keith 24 363 15.1 125 5.2 488 20.3 86 3.6 2 1.0     45 37 4 0.2 3 27
38 Gumbleton, Frank 19 157 8.3 46 2.4 203 10.7 54 2.8 2 2.0     32 19 1 0.1 1 7
34 Henshaw, Ross 5 19 3.8 8 1.6 27 5.4 6 1.2         7 5 0 0.0 0 0
4 Kekovich, Sam 19 191 10.1 49 2.6 240 12.6 59 3.1 4 2.0     32 44 35 1.8 18 228
16 Michalczyk, Dick 8 62 7.8 19 2.4 81 10.1 23 2.9 2 2.0     7 12 0 0.0 1 1
12 Montgomery, Ken 25 346 13.8 81 3.2 427 17.1 87 3.5 0 0.0     45 22 0 0.0 1 1
39 Moylan, John 6 49 8.2 14 2.3 63 10.5 13 2.2 0 0.0     12 6 0 0.0 0 0
3 Muir, Russell 5 30 6.0 18 3.6 48 9.6 11 2.2         3 5 1 0.2 3 9
42 Munari, Dennis 2 11 5.5 4 2.0 15 7.5 1 0.5         2 4 0 0.0 1 1
22 Nolan, Mick 11 79 7.2 26 2.4 105 9.5 37 3.4         11 27 9 0.8 1 55
17 Pagan, Denis 15 171 11.4 19 1.3 190 12.7 17 1.1         33 25 0 0.0 0 0
21 Perry, John 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 1 1.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
8 Peterson, Robert 16 241 15.1 48 3.0 289 18.1 28 1.8 0 0.0     30 48 22 1.4 16 148
5 Rantall, John 25 335 13.4 85 3.4 420 16.8 98 3.9 0 0.0     58 50 0 0.0 0 0
19 Ryan, Phil 16 104 6.5 34 2.1 138 8.6 53 3.3 17 5.7     10 26 9 0.6 8 62
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 26 384 14.8 81 3.1 465 17.9 105 4.0 1 0.5     82 51 26 1.0 42 198
26 Smith, Rob 3 10 3.3 2 0.7 12 4.0 3 1.0 0 0.0     1 1 1 0.3 0 6
1 Smith, Brad 20 120 6.0 85 4.3 205 10.3 55 2.8 4 4.0     43 36 12 0.6 10 82
47 Taylor, Peter 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0         1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2 Wade, Doug 24 178 7.4 32 1.3 210 8.8 103 4.3         35 62 103 4.3 47 665
48 Zantuck, Shane 1 6 6.0 6 6.0 12 12.0 2 2.0         0 1 0 0.0 1 1
Totals 520 5818 11.2 1726 3.3 7544 14.5 1693 3.3 95 0.2     935 995 393 0.8 303 2661
 

Footnotes

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