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KEY FACTS

Official name
Hawthorn Football Club

Known as
Hawthorn

Nickname
Hawks (formerly Mayblooms)

Formed
1902

Colours
Brown and gold

Associated clubs
Box Hill; Boroondara; Hawthorn City Rovers; Hawthorn Reserves; Hawthorn WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2023

Affiliations (Historical)
Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) 1902–1913; Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1914–1924

Home Ground
M.C.G.

AFL Premierships
1991, 2008, 2013-14-15 (5 total)

VFL Premierships
1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988-9 (8 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia - 1971 (1 total); NFL Championship - 1976 (1 total); VFL/AFL Night Series: 1968-9, 1977, 1985-6, 1988, 1991-2, 1999 (9 total); McClelland Trophy - 1961, 1971, 1984-5-6, 1988, 2012-13 (8 total)

Most Games
426 - Michael Tuck (1972-1991)

Most Goals
1254 - Jason Dunstall (1985-1998)

League Top Goalkickers
John Peck (75) 1963, (68) 1964 & (56) 1965; Peter Hudson (125) 1968, (146) 1970, (150) 1971 & (110) 1977; Leigh Matthews (68) 1975; Jason Dunstall (132) 1988, (138) 1989 & (145) 1992; Lance Franklin (113) 2008, (71) 2011 & (69 - joint winner) 2012; Jarryd Roughead (68) 2013 (6 winners/15 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Col Austen 1949; Robert DiPierdomenico 1986; John Platten 1987; Shane Crawford 1999; Sam Mitchell 2012; Tom Mitchell 2018 (6 total)

Headquarters
Stadium Circuit, Mulgrave, VIC 3170

Postal Address
PO Box 829, Mt Waverley, VIC, 3149

Phone: (03) 9535 3000 

Email
hawthorn@hawthornfc.com.au

Website
hawthornfc.com.au

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"Under the gruelling commando-style regime, the players reached a pinnacle of physical fitness that had probably never previously achieved in the history of Australian football. There was no finesse about John Kennedy's approach, but no one could deny it was effective ... In terms of pure footballing ability Hawthorn's team in 1961 could only really be described as ordinary, but in spite of this they achieved the ultimate when, on grand final day, they comprehensively outplayed Footscray to the tune of 43 points..."

John Devaney charts the history of the mighty fighting Hawks, most successful V/AFL club over the past 40 years

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1959 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Hawthorn's 1959 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Hawthorn 6.69.814.1317.18 120 LOST Fitzroy 7.312.1215.1619.17 131 -11 BWS Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Hawthorn 3.47.912.1218.15 123 WON Geelong 4.56.511.812.12 84 39 GLE May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Hawthorn 4.96.914.1015.12 102 WON Footscray 0.04.74.108.10 58 44 WES May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Hawthorn 3.29.714.819.14 128 WON South Melbourne 2.65.1010.1413.19 97 31 GLE May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Hawthorn 4.55.59.1011.11 77 LOST St. Kilda 3.35.106.1110.21 81 -4 JUN May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Hawthorn 1.24.58.811.9 75 LOST Carlton 4.56.69.912.11 83 -8 GLE May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Hawthorn 2.26.710.814.9 93 WON Richmond 5.37.77.138.15 63 30 GLE Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Hawthorn 5.16.38.38.6 54 LOST North Melbourne 4.17.510.812.12 84 -30 ARD Jun 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Hawthorn 0.35.65.116.16 52 LOST Melbourne 3.35.47.1111.11 77 -25 GLE Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Hawthorn 3.37.610.814.13 97 WON Essendon 3.96.1211.1712.20 92 5 GLE Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Hawthorn 0.22.87.1110.14 74 LOST Collingwood 5.36.78.1110.15 75 -1 VIC Jul 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Hawthorn 2.25.66.108.13 61 LOST Fitzroy 3.55.127.168.19 67 -6 GLE Jul 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Hawthorn 3.67.1011.1213.13 91 LOST Geelong 1.15.68.714.16 100 -9 KAR Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Hawthorn 8.29.511.1014.15 99 WON Footscray 3.34.56.77.10 52 47 GLE Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Hawthorn 5.06.18.210.3 63 WON South Melbourne 2.16.87.128.14 62 1 LAK Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Hawthorn 0.23.75.710.11 71 WON St. Kilda 4.14.15.55.5 35 36 GLE Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Hawthorn 3.47.79.914.12 96 LOST Carlton 4.86.149.1813.20 98 -2 PRI Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Hawthorn 4.112.615.917.14 116 WON Richmond 3.47.510.810.13 73 43 PUN Aug 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1959 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
2 Arthur, Graham 16                             21 1.3    
6 Cabble, Ron 8                             0 0.0    
35 Coleman, Brian 6                             5 0.8    
51 Cooper, Graham 10                             0 0.0    
29 Dineen, John 1                             0 0.0    
9 Edwards, Brendan 17                             8 0.5    
34 Elward, John 3                             2 0.7    
36 Falconer, Brian 7                             0 0.0    
5 Fisher, John 8                             2 0.3    
26 Gent, Don 6                             0 0.0    
54 Hay, Sted 11                             0 0.0    
25 Howells, Geoff 2                             0 0.0    
12 Hughes, Alf 17                             0 0.0    
1 Kaine, Les 16                             26 1.6    
22 Kann, Brian 4                             0 0.0    
10 Kennedy Snr, John 14                             1 0.1    
45 McPherson, Cam 1                             0 0.0    
14 McVilly, Ray 11                             0 0.0    
33 Nalder, Ron 18                             1 0.1    
16 Nisbet, Bob 15                             15 1.0    
19 Northcote, Kevin 8                             5 0.6    
3 O'Mahoney, John 7                             7 1.0    
23 Peck, John 15                             29 1.9    
37 Rasmussen, Garry 1                             0 0.0    
39 Ritchie, Dave 9                             2 0.2    
32 Robertson, John 3                             2 0.7    
7 Shelton, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
27 Simmonds, Roy 17                             15 0.9    
13 Sullivan, Paul 1                             0 0.0    
49 Toy, Barry 3                             1 0.3    
17 Voigt, Noel 17                             4 0.2    
18 Wilson, Geoff 16                             17 1.1    
24 Woodley, Allan 18                             9 0.5    
21 Yeoman, Ray 10                             3 0.3    
8 Young, Maurie 13                             15 1.2    
31 Young, Garry 12                             35 2.9    
30 Youren, Colin 18                             4 0.2    
Totals 360                             229 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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