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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) –; Victorian Football Association (VFA) –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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1981 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Carlton's 1981 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Carlton 3.310.713.922.12 144 WON Richmond 1.33.48.712.10 82 62 VFL Mar 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Carlton 1.27.1111.1617.21 123 WON Hawthorn 4.39.611.916.11 107 16 PRI Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Carlton 4.67.118.1914.24 108 WON Fitzroy 4.56.1010.1312.20 92 16 PRI Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Carlton 2.44.710.915.14 104 WON Footscray 3.44.88.911.10 76 28 VFL Apr 20 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 A Carlton 0.49.1117.1619.23 137 WON St. Kilda 3.64.87.1010.13 73 64 MOO Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Carlton 4.36.77.1012.15 87 LOST Collingwood 2.510.516.922.12 144 -57 PRI May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Carlton 2.55.88.1512.24 96 WON Melbourne 5.25.48.88.8 56 40 MCG May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Carlton 2.34.411.712.13 85 WON Geelong 6.210.211.512.8 80 5 KAR May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Carlton 1.58.1417.1725.22 172 WON South Melbourne 4.26.29.411.7 73 99 PRI May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Carlton 2.25.35.66.8 44 LOST Essendon 3.44.57.711.13 79 -35 WIN May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Carlton 4.110.514.1117.13 115 WON North Melbourne 4.75.97.1311.18 84 31 PRI Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Carlton 5.410.716.1021.13 139 WON Hawthorn 2.77.1010.1214.16 100 39 PRI Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Carlton 7.210.714.1015.16 106 LOST Fitzroy 6.114.316.920.11 131 -25 JUN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Carlton 1.77.1111.1815.25 115 WON Footscray 2.14.15.35.4 34 81 PRI Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Carlton 1.14.35.116.14 50 WON St. Kilda 4.14.15.35.5 35 15 VFL Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Carlton 3.35.96.1110.16 76 LOST Collingwood 0.42.79.911.11 77 -1 VIC Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Carlton 2.210.1014.1223.15 153 WON Melbourne 5.47.614.715.10 100 53 PRI Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Carlton 7.29.511.717.13 115 WON Geelong 2.34.38.712.10 82 33 PRI Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Carlton 5.010.511.613.7 85 WON South Melbourne 1.42.94.118.14 62 23 MCG Aug 9 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 H Carlton 3.16.211.615.8 98 LOST Essendon 3.35.78.1014.15 99 -1 PRI Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Carlton 2.29.610.812.12 84 WON North Melbourne 2.42.97.138.14 62 22 VFL Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Carlton 3.45.98.129.13 67 WON Richmond 1.62.83.95.10 40 27 MCG Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2SF H Carlton 1.25.810.1216.17 113 WON Geelong 3.35.39.411.7 73 40 VFL Sep 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Carlton 2.45.88.1312.20 92 WON Collingwood 2.65.710.1010.12 72 20 MCG Sep 26 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1981 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 10 135 13.5 51 5.1 186 18.6 13 1.3 0 0.0     20 17 5 0.5 3 33
14 Ashman, Rod 23 408 17.7 124 5.4 532 23.1 88 3.8 1 0.0     52 57 41 1.8 50 296
21 Austin, Rod 9 87 9.7 33 3.7 120 13.3 20 2.2 3 0.3     20 16 0 0.0 4 4
6 Bortolotto, Mario 11 27 2.5 20 1.8 47 4.3 8 0.7 4 0.4     7 5 0 0.0 1 1
4 Bosustow, Peter 23 267 11.6 140 6.1 407 17.7 107 4.7 7 0.3     42 72 59 2.6 49 403
16 Buckley, Jim 13 110 8.5 36 2.8 146 11.2 22 1.7 1 0.1     22 21 8 0.6 8 56
19 Burke, Rohan 2 22 11.0 11 5.5 33 16.5 5 2.5 0 0.0     3 5 0 0.0 0 0
11 Doull, Bruce 24 225 9.4 168 7.0 393 16.4 70 2.9 3 0.1     52 50 3 0.1 3 21
17 Dutton, Robert 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
27 English, Des 21 262 12.5 112 5.3 374 17.8 62 3.0 5 0.2     33 34 0 0.0 0 0
3 Fitzpatrick, Mike 24 256 10.7 121 5.0 377 15.7 113 4.7 510 21.3     56 69 17 0.7 16 118
7 Francis, Peter 11 126 11.5 48 4.4 174 15.8 22 2.0 0 0.0     24 24 6 0.5 4 40
32 Glascott, David 15 170 11.3 71 4.7 241 16.1 31 2.1 0 0.0     28 19 2 0.1 4 16
37 Harmes, Wayne 15 186 12.4 69 4.6 255 17.0 51 3.4 12 0.8     31 24 11 0.7 7 73
24 Hartney, Brendan 6 47 7.8 13 2.2 60 10.0 11 1.8 0 0.0     9 7 0 0.0 0 0
48 Hocking, Geoff 6 26 4.3 11 1.8 37 6.2 6 1.0 6 1.0     7 3 0 0.0 0 0
40 Howell, Scott 14 81 5.8 58 4.1 139 9.9 23 1.6 43 3.1     28 24 4 0.3 4 28
9 Hunter, Ken 23 312 13.6 93 4.0 405 17.6 96 4.2 2 0.1     57 37 2 0.1 1 13
7 Johnston, Wayne 12 180 15.0 51 4.3 231 19.3 35 2.9 0 0.0     23 28 26 2.2 18 174
2 Jones, Warren 10 37 3.7 39 3.9 76 7.6 28 2.8 143 14.3     19 25 3 0.3 3 21
8 Keogh, Trevor 1 11 11.0 5 5.0 16 16.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
22 Klomp, Robbert 10 99 9.9 57 5.7 156 15.6 30 3.0 2 0.2     20 13 1 0.1 2 8
49 Kourkoumelis, Spiro 1 7 7.0 9 9.0 16 16.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     1 1 1 1.0 1 7
35 Lenaghan, Denis 8 61 7.6 32 4.0 93 11.6 7 0.9 0 0.0     9 11 7 0.9 4 46
36 MacLure, Mark 23 253 11.0 97 4.2 350 15.2 119 5.2 9 0.4     28 63 29 1.3 13 187
25 Marchesani, Frank 3 29 9.7 14 4.7 43 14.3 4 1.3 0 0.0     2 2 2 0.7 1 13
34 Marcou, Alex 19 297 15.6 94 4.9 391 20.6 63 3.3 19 1.0     38 47 28 1.5 26 194
13 Maylin, Phil 22 264 12.0 191 8.7 455 20.7 70 3.2 2 0.1     49 50 10 0.5 17 77
33 McConville, Peter 21 179 8.5 79 3.8 258 12.3 90 4.3 0 0.0     25 52 35 1.7 23 233
43 McKay, David 15 104 6.9 33 2.2 137 9.1 65 4.3 81 5.4     14 34 24 1.6 19 163
15 Perovic, Val 18 215 11.9 52 2.9 267 14.8 77 4.3 14 0.8     31 22 0 0.0 0 0
29 Sharp, Greg 9 62 6.9 25 2.8 87 9.7 17 1.9 0 0.0     6 11 3 0.3 6 24
5 Sheldon, Ken 13 258 19.8 82 6.3 340 26.2 44 3.4 1 0.1     21 32 10 0.8 9 69
20 Southby, Geoff 11 94 8.5 41 3.7 135 12.3 22 2.0 1 0.1     22 12 0 0.0 0 0
10 Waddell, Rod 3 10 3.3 17 5.7 27 9.0 5 1.7 0 0.0     2 7 2 0.7 0 12
1 Wells, Greg 22 309 14.0 111 5.0 420 19.1 77 3.5 0 0.0     48 34 13 0.6 14 92
30 Whitnall, Graeme 8 76 9.5 28 3.5 104 13.0 17 2.1 12 1.5     6 15 3 0.4 7 25
Totals 480 5293 11.0 2237 4.7 7530 15.7 1525 3.2 881 1.8     857 946 355 0.7 317 2447
 

Footnotes

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