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KEY FACTS

Official name
Coburg Football Club

Known as
Coburg

Nickname
Lions (Tigers 2001-2013)

Formed
1891

Colours
Navy blue and red

Associated clubs
Coburg Reserves; Coburg WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Victorian Football League (VFL) 1996–2024

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1925–1995

Home Ground
Coburg City Oval

VFA Premierships
First Division - 1926, 1927, 1928, 1979, 1988, 1989 (6 in total); Second Division - 1970, 1974 (2 total)

Most Games
219 - David Starbuck (1945-56)

Championships and Trophies
Recorder Cup - E.'Snowy' Martin 1927; H.G.Reville 1936 (2 total); Liston Trophy - J.Sullivan 1967; G.Sheldon 1988; E.Poyas 2001 (3 total); Field Trophy - J.Sullivan 1969 (1 total)

Headquarters
Cnr Harding & Russell Streets, Coburg, VIC 3058

Postal Address
PO Box 154, Coburg 3058, VIC, 3058

Phone: (03) 9354 8228 

Email
info@coburgfc.com.au

Website
coburgfc.com.au

Coburg



"Coburg continued to make regular division one finals appearances throughout the 1980s, finishing as runner up to Port Melbourne in 1980, third in 1982 and 1985, and second again (to Williamstown) in 1986. The Lions then brought the decade to a satisfactory conclusion with back to back premierships. 

John Devaney looks at the history of one of the VFA's stalwart clubs.

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1985 Season (VFA Division 1) Fixture

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Coburg's 1985 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Coburg 7.313.417.627.10 172 WON Box Hill 7.211.815.1216.21 117 55 BOX Apr 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 H Coburg 10.117.420.726.12 168 WON Geelong West 6.28.312.416.8 104 64 COB Apr 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 A Coburg 3.510.1116.1421.16 142 WON Williamstown 3.36.48.915.12 102 40 WCG Apr 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 H Coburg 6.69.79.1112.15 87 LOST Preston 5.69.1215.1425.22 172 -85 COB May 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 A Coburg 5.310.513.614.8 92 LOST Sandringham 4.17.513.520.10 130 -38 BRO May 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 H Coburg 7.413.1018.1424.17 161 WON Prahran 4.26.411.814.13 97 64 COB May 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 A Coburg 7.88.911.1513.17 95 WON Port Melbourne 1.35.46.89.14 68 27 NPO Jun 2 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 H Coburg 6.114.921.1225.19 169 WON Springvale 5.47.611.1014.13 97 72 COB Jun 16 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A Coburg 6.19.513.1018.13 121 WON Frankston 5.17.410.912.15 87 34 FRA Jun 23 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 A Coburg 3.34.711.918.14 122 WON Werribee 4.28.69.812.12 84 38 CHI Jun 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 H Coburg 5.19.715.1023.18 156 WON Camberwell 4.46.59.913.12 90 66 COB Jul 7 (Sun, 12:00) Scores
12 H Coburg 9.415.526.1130.12 192 WON Box Hill 0.14.84.911.15 81 111 COB Jul 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 A Coburg 1.84.117.1511.20 86 WON Geelong West 2.13.66.78.10 58 28 WES Jul 21 (Sun, 2:01) Scores
14 H Coburg 1.24.108.1113.16 94 WON Williamstown 2.22.48.119.13 67 27 COB Jul 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 A Coburg 3.49.1214.1527.19 181 WON Prahran 6.410.517.817.12 114 67 TOO Aug 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Coburg 3.37.713.1014.16 100 WON Sandringham 4.27.513.615.8 98 2 COB Aug 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A Coburg 6.413.816.1218.16 124 WON Preston 5.26.56.99.9 63 61 PRE Aug 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 H Coburg 7.612.618.1221.15 141 WON Port Melbourne 1.23.83.85.9 39 102 COB Aug 25 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2SF A Coburg 4.68.712.1219.14 128 LOST Sandringham 9.317.922.1332.16 208 -80 JUN Sep 8 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
PF H Coburg 7.510.813.917.16 118 LOST Williamstown 3.211.512.1218.13 121 -3 JUN Sep 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
 

Footnotes

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