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KEY FACTS

Official name
Carlton Football Club

Known as
Carlton

Nickname
Blues

Formed
1864

Colours
Navy blue and white

Associated clubs
Northern Bullants; Carlton Reserves; Carlton WFC; Carlton WFC (VFLW)

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2022

Affiliations (Historical)
Challenge Cup (CUP) 1865–1876; Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1877–1896

AFL Premierships
1995 (1 total)

VFL Premierships
1906-07-08, 1914-15, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981-82, 1987 (15 total)

VFA Premierships
1877, 1887 (2 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia: 1968, 1970 (2 total); VFL/AFL Night Series: 1983, 1997, 2005, 2007 (4 total); McClelland Trophy: 1969, 1979, 1985 [joint winners], 1987, 1995 (5 total)

Most Games
375 - Craig Bradley (1986-2002)

Most Goals
738 - Stephen Kernahan (1986-1997)

League Top Goalkickers
M.Grace (50) 1906; E.Cowley (35) 1918; H.Clover (56) 1922; H.Vallence (86) 1931; T.Carroll (54) 1961; B.Fevola (84) 2006 & (89) 2009; H.McKay (58) 2021; C.Curnow (64) 2022 (8 winners/9 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Bert Deacon 1947; John James 1961; Gordon Collis 1964; Greg Williams 1994; Chris Judd 2010; Patrick Cripps 2022 (6 total)

Headquarters
Ikon Park, 400 Royal Parade, Carlton North, VIC 3054

Postal Address
PO Box 83, Carlton North, VIC 3054

Phone: (03) 9387 1400 

Email
blues@carltonfc.com.au

Website
carltonfc.com.au

Carlton



"Watched by what remains (and is likely to remain) an Australian record crowd for any football match of 121,696 Carlton looked dead and buried at the long break inducing Barassi to unleash his now famous instruction to his players to "handball, handball, handball". The players' compliance with this command, coupled with the inspirational impact of nineteenth man Ted Hopkins, saw the pattern of the game alter completely...."

John Devaney reports on the colorful history of the old dark navy Blues and their record-equalling 16 V/AFL premierships

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1953 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Carlton's 1953 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Carlton 1.53.116.167.18 60 LOST Footscray 2.53.68.69.11 65 -5 PRI Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Carlton 2.28.411.913.12 90 WON Melbourne 2.43.45.78.11 59 31 MCG May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Carlton 2.07.314.616.8 104 WON Richmond 5.39.414.715.8 98 6 PUN May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Carlton 2.16.59.514.11 95 LOST Collingwood 5.57.1011.1714.19 103 -8 PRI May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Carlton 1.44.56.67.10 52 WON St. Kilda 3.24.26.76.7 43 9 PRI May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Carlton 2.23.76.116.11 47 LOST Hawthorn 1.24.37.510.7 67 -20 GLE May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Carlton 0.46.89.1014.16 100 WON North Melbourne 2.32.56.57.6 48 52 PRI Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Carlton 6.66.76.97.11 53 LOST Essendon 0.17.28.714.14 98 -45 WIN Jun 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Carlton 3.34.66.177.18 60 WON Fitzroy 2.05.25.37.12 54 6 BWS Jun 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Carlton 1.31.35.78.15 63 LOST Geelong 3.45.1010.1110.14 74 -11 PRI Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Carlton 3.26.88.914.13 97 WON South Melbourne 2.34.66.1010.13 73 24 PRI Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Carlton 0.52.85.158.18 66 LOST Footscray 2.25.78.913.12 90 -24 WES Jul 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Carlton 0.54.138.1712.24 96 WON Melbourne 4.45.68.710.10 70 26 PRI Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Carlton 4.56.814.1215.16 106 WON Richmond 2.37.127.1510.19 79 27 PRI Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Carlton 2.44.77.149.16 70 LOST Collingwood 2.56.89.1212.15 87 -17 VIC Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Carlton 1.24.76.137.16 58 LOST St. Kilda 5.65.87.128.15 63 -5 JUN Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Carlton 4.77.711.1212.15 87 WON Hawthorn 0.01.63.76.9 45 42 PRI Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Carlton 2.27.69.1115.15 105 WON North Melbourne 3.55.78.814.10 94 11 ARD Aug 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1953 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
17 Beasy, Doug 17                             15 0.9    
5 Bevilacqua, Peter 1                             0 0.0    
6 Boyle, Alex 1                             0 0.0    
16 Brown, John 14                             0 0.0    
5 Burke, Gerald 8                             12 1.5    
19 Calder, Don 4                             0 0.0    
24 Caspar, Harry 4                             0 0.0    
23 Chick, John 13                             1 0.1    
15 Comben, Bruce 14                             0 0.0    
6 Dern, Harry 8                             0 0.0    
22 Dunn Jnr, Harvey 4                             4 1.0    
14 English, Vin 16                             0 0.0    
29 Evans, Noel 1                             0 0.0    
25 Ferry, George 11                             2 0.2    
28 Gilchrist, Graham 2                             1 0.5    
20 Gill, Dick 8                             0 0.0    
4 Guy, Doug 18                             0 0.0    
1 Hands, Ken 17                             7 0.4    
28 Hosking, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
13 Howell Jnr, Jack 16                             28 1.8    
10 James, John 16                             8 0.5    
11 Kerr, Laurie 18                             5 0.3    
27 Martini, Ray 7                             0 0.0    
8 McKaige, Ken 7                             0 0.0    
9 Mills, Jack 18                             10 0.6    
2 Milroy, Bill 18                             9 0.5    
31 Molony, Brian 8                             0 0.0    
21 Robertson, Ron 6                             1 0.2    
32 Spencer, John 18                             32 1.8    
30 Stafford, George 8                             0 0.0    
3 Sullivan, Harry 8                             0 0.0    
34 Thomas, Max 8                             0 0.0    
12 Walsh, Tony 8                             20 2.5    
7 Warburton, Keith 14                             9 0.6    
33 Webster, Peter 4                             1 0.3    
18 Wenn, Max 16                             26 1.6    
Totals 360                             191 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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