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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

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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1979 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Carlton's 1979 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Carlton 6.411.716.1223.13 151 WON Geelong 2.16.412.615.11 101 50 PRI Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Carlton 3.07.315.723.9 147 WON Richmond 5.78.118.1513.18 96 51 MCG Apr 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 A Carlton 3.38.812.1014.17 101 WON Essendon 3.25.58.1011.14 80 21 VFL Mar 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Carlton 4.58.914.1820.19 139 WON Fitzroy 1.54.108.1111.16 82 57 JUN Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Carlton 4.77.1010.1515.20 110 WON Melbourne 2.38.712.1013.18 96 14 PRI May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Carlton 4.19.718.1025.18 168 WON Hawthorn 5.88.913.1016.12 108 60 PRI May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Carlton 5.69.710.915.14 104 LOST North Melbourne 4.07.211.1016.12 108 -4 PRI May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Carlton 3.56.69.1115.13 103 WON St. Kilda 2.35.67.89.10 64 39 VFL May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Carlton 5.59.713.1518.19 127 WON Footscray 5.19.69.911.12 78 49 WES Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Carlton 5.38.411.1218.15 123 WON Collingwood 6.113.314.716.11 107 16 PRI Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Carlton 6.29.314.820.12 132 WON South Melbourne 4.49.812.1518.18 126 6 LAK Jun 18 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Carlton 2.36.78.1314.17 101 LOST Geelong 6.38.1013.1315.17 107 -6 KAR Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Carlton 5.312.618.721.12 138 WON Richmond 3.25.610.812.10 82 56 PRI Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Carlton 4.710.916.1317.14 116 WON Fitzroy 1.04.24.59.11 65 51 VFL Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Carlton 4.311.915.1318.18 126 WON Essendon 4.26.79.912.11 83 43 PRI Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Carlton 3.68.1013.1919.26 140 WON Melbourne 0.46.47.69.7 61 79 MCG Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Carlton 3.34.1211.1715.21 111 WON Hawthorn 2.35.510.712.11 83 28 PRI Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Carlton 6.313.814.1021.15 141 WON North Melbourne 6.18.615.818.11 119 22 ARD Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Carlton 2.58.1117.1522.17 149 WON St. Kilda 0.10.50.76.9 45 104 PRI Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Carlton 4.46.1010.1512.18 90 WON Footscray 3.04.16.38.6 54 36 VFL Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Carlton 6.610.711.914.17 101 LOST Collingwood 5.311.617.818.12 120 -19 VIC Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Carlton 8.013.816.1223.16 154 WON South Melbourne 4.98.1313.1817.19 121 33 PRI Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2SF H Carlton 1.54.1111.1915.21 111 WON North Melbourne 1.23.35.711.7 73 38 VFL Sep 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Carlton 0.45.710.1211.16 82 WON Collingwood 2.25.67.911.11 77 5 MCG Sep 29 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1979 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 24 435 18.1 155 6.5 590 24.6 61 2.5 2 0.1 2 2.0 41 60 22 0.9 19 151
14 Ashman, Rod 5 92 18.4 28 5.6 120 24.0 12 2.4 0 0.0     11 13 10 2.0 8 68
21 Austin, Rod 21 234 11.1 71 3.4 305 14.5 64 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 45 32 1 0.0 0 6
41 Brown, Peter 6 31 5.2 10 1.7 41 6.8 17 2.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 10 13 2.2 7 85
16 Buckley, Jim 11 145 13.2 39 3.5 184 16.7 26 2.4 0 0.0 4 4.0 22 26 17 1.5 20 122
4 Catoggio, Vin 16 180 11.3 46 2.9 226 14.1 52 3.3 1 0.1     25 40 30 1.9 14 194
1 Collins, Dennis 9 103 11.4 57 6.3 160 17.8 27 3.0 0 0.0     24 21 6 0.7 3 39
11 Doull, Bruce 21 174 8.3 202 9.6 376 17.9 69 3.3 11 0.5 2 2.0 28 47 3 0.1 5 23
3 Fitzpatrick, Mike 24 305 12.7 102 4.3 407 17.0 153 6.4 348 14.5 2 2.0 74 98 36 1.5 19 235
47 Francis, Peter 23 278 12.1 103 4.5 381 16.6 70 3.0 1 0.0 1 1.0 38 43 6 0.3 6 42
17 Galt, Rod 14 82 5.9 34 2.4 116 8.3 54 3.9 10 0.7     11 38 36 2.6 21 237
37 Harmes, Wayne 24 303 12.6 101 4.2 404 16.8 105 4.4 1 0.0 0 0.0 23 44 25 1.0 26 176
18 Heath, Kevin 13 97 7.5 86 6.6 183 14.1 46 3.5 0 0.0     25 15 0 0.0 0 0
25 Jesaulenko, Alex 16 195 12.2 92 5.8 287 17.9 73 4.6 6 0.4 1 1.0 33 34 6 0.4 7 43
13 Jez, Mick 1 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
7 Johnston, Wayne 20 254 12.7 77 3.9 331 16.6 54 2.7 1 0.1 1 1.0 32 36 31 1.6 37 223
2 Jones, Warren 6 27 4.5 14 2.3 41 6.8 19 3.2 62 10.3     7 10 2 0.3 2 14
28 Jones, Peter 'Percy' 18 105 5.8 87 4.8 192 10.7 61 3.4 212 11.8 1 1.0 56 41 14 0.8 4 88
8 Keogh, Trevor 19 277 14.6 122 6.4 399 21.0 62 3.3 0 0.0 2 2.0 45 67 14 0.7 18 102
22 Klomp, Robbert 24 228 9.5 203 8.5 431 18.0 86 3.6 2 0.1 4 4.0 48 44 2 0.1 3 15
36 MacLure, Mark 23 280 12.2 117 5.1 397 17.3 169 7.3 10 0.4 2 2.0 35 65 45 2.0 40 310
10 Mangels, Alan 11 116 10.5 57 5.2 173 15.7 29 2.6 0 0.0     22 22 1 0.1 1 7
34 Marcou, Alex 24 282 11.8 129 5.4 411 17.1 67 2.8 0 0.0 1 1.0 40 44 34 1.4 34 238
33 McConville, Peter 13 168 12.9 61 4.7 229 17.6 68 5.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 28 8 0.6 6 54
43 McKay, David 17 134 7.9 77 4.5 211 12.4 66 3.9 24 1.4 1 1.0 21 17 2 0.1 2 14
30 Pickett, Tony 3 27 9.0 8 2.7 35 11.7 7 2.3 0 0.0     4 1 1 0.3 1 7
15 Pinnell, Phillip 5 44 8.8 12 2.4 56 11.2 9 1.8 0 0.0     4 6 1 0.2 1 7
5 Sheldon, Ken 22 348 15.8 93 4.2 441 20.0 81 3.7 1 0.0 1 1.0 28 44 53 2.4 40 358
20 Southby, Geoff 24 217 9.0 141 5.9 358 14.9 65 2.7 1 0.0 4 4.0 64 25 0 0.0 0 0
9 Towns, Greg 12 72 6.0 23 1.9 95 7.9 23 1.9 0 0.0     13 17 3 0.3 5 23
19 Young, Michael 11 133 12.1 57 5.2 190 17.3 25 2.3 1 0.1 1 1.0 25 20 6 0.5 7 43
Totals 480 5368 11.2 2406 5.0 7774 16.2 1723 3.6 694 1.4 30 0.1 871 1010 428 0.9 356 2924
 

Footnotes

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