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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) 1897–2023

Affiliations (Historical)
Challenge Cup (CUP) 1864, 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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1956 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Carlton's 1956 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Carlton 1.14.14.75.9 39 LOST Essendon 1.34.67.99.13 67 -28 WIN Apr 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Carlton 1.01.51.76.11 47 LOST Melbourne 5.58.910.1512.18 90 -43 PRI Apr 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Carlton 3.28.58.713.9 87 WON St. Kilda 2.62.67.99.11 65 22 JUN Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Carlton 2.18.511.815.12 102 WON North Melbourne 3.37.710.1413.16 94 8 PRI May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Carlton 0.12.46.128.16 64 WON Collingwood 0.10.32.43.4 22 42 PRI May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Carlton 4.18.911.1515.17 107 WON Richmond 5.55.79.99.14 68 39 PUN May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Carlton 2.15.37.58.8 56 WON Footscray 3.15.46.97.13 55 1 WES May 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Carlton 4.47.68.1010.13 73 WON Hawthorn 2.32.63.85.9 39 34 PRI Jun 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Carlton 2.25.49.911.13 79 LOST Geelong 2.37.510.612.8 80 -1 PRI Jun 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Carlton 2.16.48.713.11 89 WON Fitzroy 0.20.64.97.11 53 36 BWS Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Carlton 2.26.86.97.12 54 LOST South Melbourne 4.65.79.179.19 73 -19 LAK Jun 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Carlton 5.36.58.1012.13 85 WON Essendon 0.12.93.135.15 45 40 PRI Jul 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Carlton 4.16.49.712.7 79 LOST Melbourne 5.78.812.1014.10 94 -15 MCG Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Carlton 4.36.87.158.18 66 DRAW St. Kilda 4.37.88.99.12 66 0 PRI Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Carlton 2.64.99.1411.16 82 WON North Melbourne 1.12.42.44.8 32 50 ARD Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Carlton 4.37.49.812.12 84 WON Collingwood 3.57.118.159.17 71 13 VIC Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Carlton 1.53.143.197.24 66 LOST Richmond 2.36.59.1010.11 71 -5 PRI Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Carlton 2.32.64.86.9 45 LOST Footscray 2.64.86.118.14 62 -17 PRI Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1956 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 18                             15 0.8    
36 Bergin, Kevin 2                             0 0.0    
20 Berner, Leon 6                             0 0.0    
4 Bosustow, Bob 9                             1 0.1    
35 Buckley, Brian 3                             0 0.0    
23 Chick, John 16                             2 0.1    
16 Clarke, Kevin 18                             10 0.6    
15 Comben, Bruce 18                             0 0.0    
34 Crowe, Bob 7                             16 2.3    
13 Donaldson, Graham 16                             14 0.9    
21 Ellis, Max 2                             0 0.0    
8 Ellis, Jack 3                             6 2.0    
14 English, Vin 17                             1 0.1    
25 Ferry, George 15                             0 0.0    
24 Garra, Vic 9                             3 0.3    
28 Gilchrist, Graham 13                             4 0.3    
5 Hamilton, Kevan 11                             22 2.0    
1 Hands, Ken 17                             7 0.4    
27 Holt, Colin 10                             0 0.0    
10 James, John 16                             3 0.2    
11 Kerr, Laurie 18                             20 1.1    
9 Mills, Jack 16                             17 1.1    
2 Milroy, Bill 17                             11 0.6    
36 Munro, Frank 4                             1 0.3    
12 Nicholls, Don 15                             5 0.3    
22 O'Brien, Kevin 1                             0 0.0    
7 O'Dwyer, Ron 1                             1 1.0    
33 Ousley, Ross 8                             10 1.3    
32 Pope, Maurie 1                             0 0.0    
21 Robertson, Ron 1                             0 0.0    
6 Robinson, Keith 2                             0 0.0    
30 Sullivan, Jack 15                             9 0.6    
3 Webster, Peter 17                             1 0.1    
19 Zeunert, Denis 18                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             179 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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