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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 (7 winners/8 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Bert Deacon 1947; John James 1961; Gordon Collis 1964; Greg Williams 1994; Chris Judd 2010 (5 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

CEO
McKenzie, Keith

President
Harris, George

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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1978 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Carlton's 1978 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Carlton 3.37.711.1114.13 97 LOST Richmond 5.712.1118.1325.24 174 -77 MCG Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Carlton 4.65.88.1413.17 95 LOST Geelong 4.49.810.1215.19 109 -14 PRI Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Carlton 2.37.1010.1313.20 98 WON Melbourne 2.85.117.1511.19 85 13 PRI Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Carlton 5.79.712.816.8 104 LOST Essendon 3.36.812.1219.17 131 -27 VFL Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Carlton 3.47.614.1117.14 116 LOST South Melbourne 6.310.514.518.9 117 -1 LAK Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Carlton 2.49.714.1119.12 126 LOST Hawthorn 3.410.515.1224.13 157 -31 PRI May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Carlton 3.07.79.1112.13 85 WON Collingwood 3.35.48.129.14 68 17 VIC May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Carlton 1.23.56.158.15 63 WON Fitzroy 2.44.55.79.7 61 2 PRI May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Carlton 6.29.511.618.9 117 WON North Melbourne 3.53.56.88.11 59 58 PRI May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Carlton 7.412.1113.1415.14 104 LOST Footscray 4.37.611.919.11 125 -21 WES Jun 5 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
11 H Carlton 5.411.1316.2023.27 165 WON St. Kilda 1.62.116.148.17 65 100 PRI Jun 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Carlton 8.914.917.1320.17 137 WON Richmond 2.05.57.1013.16 94 43 PRI Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Carlton 5.27.28.49.13 67 WON Geelong 1.13.25.88.9 57 10 KAR Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Carlton 5.67.811.814.11 95 LOST Essendon 2.46.116.1613.24 102 -7 WIN Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Carlton 2.47.911.1217.13 115 WON Melbourne 0.61.72.112.14 26 89 VFL Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Carlton 3.47.1311.1516.16 112 WON South Melbourne 2.46.79.139.17 71 41 PRI Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Carlton 4.18.515.918.11 119 WON Hawthorn 5.39.89.1213.17 95 24 PRI Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Carlton 4.45.910.1214.19 103 WON Collingwood 2.43.97.118.14 62 41 PRI Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Carlton 5.55.96.109.15 69 WON Fitzroy 0.24.47.88.10 58 11 VFL Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Carlton 4.411.1013.1419.17 131 WON North Melbourne 1.33.67.129.16 70 61 ARD Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Carlton 6.115.321.523.7 145 WON Footscray 3.27.48.415.12 102 43 PRI Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Carlton 1.43.65.89.12 66 LOST St. Kilda 5.47.612.716.10 106 -40 MOO Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF A Carlton 6.27.711.1315.15 105 WON Geelong 1.32.86.139.18 72 33 VFL Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A Carlton 1.25.79.1213.15 93 LOST Collingwood 4.37.810.1015.18 108 -15 MCG Sep 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1978 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
12 Armstrong, Barry 20 382 19.1 79 4.0 461 23.1 84 4.2 2 0.1     39 40 14 0.7 16 100
14 Ashman, Rod 18 309 17.2 73 4.1 382 21.2 56 3.1 3 0.2     25 55 29 1.6 28 202
21 Austin, Rod 22 277 12.6 38 1.7 315 14.3 56 2.5 0 0.0     44 40 1 0.0 2 8
27 Bedford, Peter 1 10 10.0 8 8.0 18 18.0 6 6.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 1 1
41 Brown, Peter 15 104 6.9 22 1.5 126 8.4 42 2.8 0 0.0     8 24 16 1.1 15 111
16 Buckley, Jim 16 169 10.6 34 2.1 203 12.7 16 1.0 0 0.0     35 39 16 1.0 11 107
26 Byrne, Ray 3 24 8.0 14 4.7 38 12.7 10 3.3 0 0.0     5 4 0 0.0 0 0
4 Catoggio, Vin 16 243 15.2 51 3.2 294 18.4 61 3.8 0 0.0     51 50 31 1.9 27 213
1 Collins, Dennis 21 300 14.3 85 4.0 385 18.3 86 4.1 1 0.0     48 44 6 0.3 7 43
11 Doull, Bruce 21 181 8.6 169 8.0 350 16.7 73 3.5 7 0.3     31 55 6 0.3 3 39
6 Fitzpatrick, Peter 6 50 8.3 8 1.3 58 9.7 22 3.7 0 0.0     5 14 4 0.7 9 33
3 Fitzpatrick, Mike 2 14 7.0 4 2.0 18 9.0 9 4.5 6 3.0     1 5 1 0.5 0 6
17 Galt, Rod 21 162 7.7 49 2.3 211 10.0 94 4.5 125 6.0     28 40 49 2.3 24 318
35 Halsall, Peter 2 20 10.0 3 1.5 23 11.5 7 3.5 0 0.0     5 3 2 1.0 0 12
37 Harmes, Wayne 17 181 10.6 52 3.1 233 13.7 65 3.8 1 0.1     26 22 4 0.2 6 30
18 Heath, Kevin 16 107 6.7 47 2.9 154 9.6 40 2.5 0 0.0     45 15 0 0.0 0 0
25 Jesaulenko, Alex 23 234 10.2 131 5.7 365 15.9 102 4.4 2 0.1     37 58 2 0.1 3 15
2 Jones, Warren 4 12 3.0 7 1.8 19 4.8 5 1.3 26 6.5     7 9 2 0.5 0 12
28 Jones, Peter 'Percy' 20 143 7.2 136 6.8 279 14.0 110 5.5 321 16.1     61 61 11 0.6 4 70
8 Keogh, Trevor 24 398 16.6 116 4.8 514 21.4 91 3.8 1 0.0     80 84 27 1.1 21 183
36 MacLure, Mark 22 290 13.2 93 4.2 383 17.4 172 7.8 1 0.0     46 68 40 1.8 30 270
10 Mangels, Alan 14 167 11.9 52 3.7 219 15.6 26 1.9 0 0.0     35 29 1 0.1 1 7
33 McConville, Peter 18 151 8.4 35 1.9 186 10.3 76 4.2 0 0.0     30 37 38 2.1 25 253
43 McKay, David 23 280 12.2 111 4.8 391 17.0 174 7.6 81 3.5     45 35 5 0.2 7 37
24 Ohlsen, Russell 3 6 2.0 5 1.7 11 3.7 2 0.7 0 0.0     1 1 1 0.3 1 7
30 Pickett, Tony 19 223 11.7 43 2.3 266 14.0 60 3.2 0 0.0     51 35 5 0.3 8 38
15 Pinnell, Phillip 10 97 9.7 19 1.9 116 11.6 27 2.7 0 0.0     23 23 0 0.0 0 0
23 Serafini, Renato 3 12 4.0 5 1.7 17 5.7 5 1.7 0 0.0     2 3 3 1.0 1 19
5 Sheldon, Ken 18 220 12.2 35 1.9 255 14.2 42 2.3 0 0.0     20 27 25 1.4 23 173
20 Southby, Geoff 24 207 8.6 98 4.1 305 12.7 62 2.6 0 0.0     71 25 1 0.0 0 6
9 Towns, Greg 18 245 13.6 87 4.8 332 18.4 90 5.0 1 0.1     46 59 10 0.6 7 67
22 Tresize, John 1 8 8.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     2 3 0 0.0 0 0
42 Walls, Robert 5 50 10.0 15 3.0 65 13.0 23 4.6 0 0.0     10 13 9 1.8 6 60
7 Whitnall, Graeme 10 84 8.4 47 4.7 131 13.1 28 2.8 0 0.0     11 12 4 0.4 1 25
19 Young, Michael 4 41 10.3 17 4.3 58 14.5 12 3.0 0 0.0     10 10 1 0.3 1 7
Totals 480 5401 11.3 1792 3.7 7193 15.0 1837 3.8 578 1.2     985 1044 364 0.8 288 2472
 

Footnotes

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