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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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1961 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Carlton's 1961 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Carlton 0.24.66.76.12 48 WON St. Kilda 2.33.44.65.8 38 10 JUN Apr 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Carlton 1.24.48.49.5 59 WON Fitzroy 0.62.95.116.18 54 5 PRI Apr 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Carlton 2.24.37.411.6 72 LOST Footscray 4.58.129.1411.15 81 -9 PRI Apr 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Carlton 5.36.311.411.6 72 WON South Melbourne 2.63.115.137.14 56 16 LAK May 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Carlton 4.18.113.417.7 109 WON North Melbourne 0.68.1010.1511.17 83 26 ARD May 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Carlton 3.44.85.119.11 65 WON Collingwood 1.32.63.97.12 54 11 PRI May 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Carlton 2.26.810.1111.13 79 LOST Melbourne 3.28.712.915.14 104 -25 MCG Jun 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Carlton 3.13.35.47.7 49 LOST Richmond 2.66.98.913.11 89 -40 PRI Jun 12 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 A Carlton 4.25.37.117.12 54 LOST Essendon 3.26.137.1412.17 89 -35 WIN Jun 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Carlton 3.24.64.76.10 46 LOST Hawthorn 5.28.211.412.6 78 -32 GLE Jun 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Carlton 0.53.114.1310.18 78 LOST Geelong 3.35.514.1217.16 118 -40 PRI Jul 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Carlton 1.52.78.89.8 62 WON St. Kilda 0.41.81.93.12 30 32 PRI Jul 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Carlton 4.46.139.219.22 76 LOST Fitzroy 3.54.57.512.13 85 -9 BWS Jul 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Carlton 1.13.25.77.9 51 LOST Footscray 5.27.411.712.11 83 -32 WES Jul 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Carlton 3.39.615.617.9 111 WON South Melbourne 3.24.64.77.10 52 59 PRI Aug 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Carlton 3.43.65.149.16 70 WON North Melbourne 3.56.68.710.8 68 2 PRI Aug 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Carlton 3.49.811.913.10 88 WON Collingwood 2.15.37.910.12 72 16 VIC Aug 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Carlton 4.17.412.1113.12 90 LOST Melbourne 2.48.89.913.13 91 -1 PRI Aug 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1961 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
43 Anderson, Graeme 2                             0 0.0    
21 Arch, Bill 12                             3 0.3    
18 Barry, Peter 15                             5 0.3    
8 Benetti, John 6                             1 0.2    
6 Brereton, Leo 8                             14 1.8    
11 Bryant, Barry 6                             3 0.5    
4 Buckley, Brian 15                             2 0.1    
42 Carroll, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
22 Carroll, Tom 18                             54 3.0    
19 Collins, Ian 18                             11 0.6    
17 Collis, Gordon 17                             12 0.7    
15 Comben, Bruce 14                             0 0.0    
9 Cox, Berkley 17                             3 0.2    
23 Cross, Martin 18                             27 1.5    
14 Crowe, Bob 15                             1 0.1    
13 Donaldson, Graham 7                             3 0.4    
25 Ferry, George 12                             0 0.0    
28 Gilchrist, Graham 7                             2 0.3    
37 Heathcote, John 16                             7 0.4    
38 Holcombe, Brian 1                             0 0.0    
10 James, John 17                             0 0.0    
30 Kick, Murray 4                             2 0.5    
20 Lofts, Wes 9                             1 0.1    
3 McCulloch, Dave 6                             1 0.2    
26 Miers, Max 3                             0 0.0    
2 Nicholls, John 16                             12 0.8    
12 Nicholls, Don 3                             0 0.0    
35 Pavlou, Chris 14                             2 0.1    
16 Sankey, Maurice 14                             5 0.4    
1 Silvagni, Serge 18                             8 0.4    
32 Varlamos, Vasil 16                             0 0.0    
31 Williams, John 10                             0 0.0    
7 Williams, Bruce 5                             2 0.4    
Totals 360                             181 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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