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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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1959 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Carlton's 1959 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Carlton 7.48.1012.1313.20 98 WON Essendon 3.36.109.1411.18 84 14 PRI Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Carlton 3.68.611.1215.14 104 WON Footscray 2.13.44.58.7 55 49 WES May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Carlton 3.45.510.914.10 94 WON Collingwood 1.13.47.79.8 62 32 VIC May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Carlton 4.59.89.1114.17 101 WON Richmond 3.15.26.59.7 61 40 PRI May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Carlton 3.36.77.910.13 73 WON Melbourne 4.17.29.49.7 61 12 PRI May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Carlton 4.56.69.912.11 83 WON Hawthorn 1.24.58.811.9 75 8 GLE May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Carlton 3.29.612.1114.15 99 WON North Melbourne 4.44.67.810.11 71 28 PRI Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Carlton 3.07.511.1212.16 88 WON Geelong 0.53.66.1011.13 79 9 KAR Jun 15 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H Carlton 3.27.810.814.11 95 LOST South Melbourne 4.57.611.1814.21 105 -10 PRI Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Carlton 0.41.57.1010.13 73 LOST Fitzroy 6.213.415.921.13 139 -66 BWS Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Carlton 3.57.1011.1415.21 111 WON St. Kilda 0.84.106.128.18 66 45 PRI Jul 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Carlton 1.43.73.127.18 60 LOST Essendon 4.26.611.815.10 100 -40 WIN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Carlton 7.27.49.79.9 63 WON Footscray 1.12.53.86.11 47 16 PRI Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Carlton 2.24.47.68.9 57 LOST Collingwood 5.55.76.119.14 68 -11 PRI Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Carlton 6.97.1113.1714.20 104 WON Richmond 2.16.47.613.6 84 20 PUN Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Carlton 1.23.46.57.5 47 LOST Melbourne 4.37.78.1113.14 92 -45 MCG Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Carlton 4.86.149.1813.20 98 WON Hawthorn 3.47.79.914.12 96 2 PRI Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Carlton 2.54.89.1112.14 86 WON North Melbourne 1.44.65.78.11 59 27 ARD Aug 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF A Carlton 0.01.42.94.13 37 LOST Melbourne 2.66.89.1211.15 81 -44 MCG Sep 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Carlton 0.13.75.87.8 50 LOST Essendon 1.44.56.88.9 57 -7 MCG Sep 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1959 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
21 Arch, Bill 7 4 2.0         0 0.0         1 1 5 0.7    
27 Armstrong, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
18 Barry, Peter 19 13 6.5         4 2.0         2 1 8 0.4    
17 Beasy, Doug 9 8 8.0         1 1.0         3 0 5 0.6    
8 Benetti, John 8 9 9.0         2 2.0         1 0 2 0.3    
6 Brereton, Leo 20 23 11.5         4 2.0         5 0 31 1.6    
4 Buckley, Brian 3                             0 0.0    
5 Burke, Gerald 20 19 9.5         8 4.0         2 4 35 1.8    
23 Chick, John 15 26 13.0         6 3.0         5 2 1 0.1    
16 Clarke, Kevin 13 7 3.5         2 1.0         2 1 0 0.0    
15 Comben, Bruce 19 21 10.5         6 3.0         1 2 0 0.0    
32 Cottrell, Len 8                             1 0.1    
9 Cox, Berkley 10 7 7.0         1 1.0         1 3 1 0.1    
14 Crowe, Bob 9 12 12.0         1 1.0         0 1 0 0.0    
13 Donaldson, Graham 15                             23 1.5    
25 Ferry, George 20 11 5.5         1 0.5         3 2 0 0.0    
24 Garra, Vic 4                             0 0.0    
28 Gilchrist, Graham 17 34 17.0         7 3.5         5 5 4 0.2    
34 Hall, Don 2                             0 0.0    
37 Heathcote, John 17                             28 1.6    
10 James, John 20 32 16.0         10 5.0         1 0 0 0.0    
11 Kerr, Laurie 13 22 11.0         3 1.5         4 9 2 0.2    
2 Nicholls, John 19 34 17.0         10 5.0         5 4 2 0.1    
12 Nicholls, Don 13 5 5.0         1 1.0         0 0 2 0.2    
39 O'Keefe, John 4 4 4.0         1 1.0         1 0 0 0.0    
35 Pavlou, Chris 5                             1 0.2    
40 Rainsford, Don 3                             1 0.3    
44 Sankey, Maurice 3 10 5.0         3 1.5         2 3 1 0.3    
1 Silvagni, Serge 18 26 13.0         5 2.5         3 5 40 2.2    
22 Strauch, Denis 1                             0 0.0    
30 Sullivan, Jack 5                             0 0.0    
3 Webster, Peter 10 7 7.0         0 0.0         1 2 0 0.0    
38 White, Allan 13 3 3.0         1 1.0         1 0 15 1.2    
31 Williams, John 1                             1 1.0    
7 Williams, Bruce 16 31 15.5         3 1.5         0 1 15 0.9    
19 Zeunert, Denis 20 26 13.0         1 0.5         3 1 0 0.0    
Totals 400                             224 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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