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KEY FACTS

Official name
Melbourne Football Club

Known as
Melbourne

Nickname
Demons (formerly Red Legs, Fuchsias)

Formed
1858

Colours
Navy blue and red

Associated clubs
Casey; Melbourne WFC; Melbourne Reserves; Casey WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2022

Affiliations (Historical)
Challenge Cup (CUP) 1865–1876; Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1877–1896

Home Ground
M.C.G.

AFL Premierships
2021 (1 total)

VFL Premierships
1900, 1926, 1939-40-41, 1948, 1955-56-57, 1959-60, 1964 (12 total)

Senior Premierships
VFL Night Series: 1971, 1987, 1989 (3 total); McClelland Trophy 1955-6, 1958, 1990, 2021 (5 total)

Most Games
306 - David Neitz (1993-2008)

Most Goals
631 - David Neitz (1993-2008)

League Top Goalkickers
V.Coutie (39) 1904; H.Brereton (56) 1912; N.Smith (89) 1941; F.Fanning (67) 1944, (67) 1945 & (97) 1947; D.Neitz (82) 2002 (5 winners/7 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Ivor Warne-Smith 1926 & 1928; Don Cordner 1946; Brian Wilson 1982; Peter Moore 1984; Jim Stynes 1991; Shane Woewodin 2000 (6 medallists/7 medals)

Headquarters
Great Southern Stand (MCG), East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Postal Address
PO Box 254, East Melbourne, VIC 8002

Phone: (03) 9652 1111 

Email
info@melbournefc.com.au

Website
melbournefc.com.au

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"The seeds of the Melbourne Football Club's greatest ever era began to be sown the following season, in 1952, when favourite son Norm Smith returned from Fitzroy to take over from Alan La Fontaine as senior coach ... and the 1953 season saw the debuts of several players who would go on to play significant roles in the club's impending period of greatness, notably Ron Barassi, Brian Dixon, Ian Ridley, Laurie Mithen and Colin Wilson ..."

Despite their recent lack of success, John Devaney writes that, as the foundation club, their place in the game's history is assured

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1896 Season () Fixture

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Melbourne's 1896 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 0.23.33.45.4 5 LOST Essendon 3.26.57.69.6 9 -4 MCG May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 0.04.54.56.7 6 WON Footscray 2.32.32.82.8 2 4 WES May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.36.68.811.8 11 WON Geelong 1.23.25.29.2 9 2 MCG May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.02.32.65.8 5 LOST Fitzroy 1.11.25.36.3 6 -1 MCG May 25 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 H Melbourne 0.25.47.515.11 15 WON Williamstown 1.21.24.34.3 4 11 MCG May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 0.21.31.32.4 2 LOST Collingwood 3.23.34.34.4 4 -2 VIC Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Melbourne 1.15.16.37.4 7 WON St. Kilda 1.21.31.51.9 1 6 JUN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 1.23.34.65.6 5 LOST South Melbourne 0.01.13.26.3 6 -1 MCG Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 Melbourne       Bye        
10 A Melbourne 1.31.43.45.5 5 WON Port Melbourne 0.00.01.02.0 2 3 NPO Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.17.49.512.8 12 WON North Melbourne 0.32.44.65.6 5 7 MCG Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 4.25.56.87.11 7 WON Carlton 0.01.12.13.1 3 4 MCG Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Melbourne 0.00.00.10.4 0 LOST South Melbourne 0.21.42.122.14 2 -2 LAK Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 3.57.69.914.12 14 WON Footscray 0.20.22.52.6 2 12 MCG Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 0.23.45.46.8 6 WON Collingwood 0.21.24.34.3 4 2 MCG Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Melbourne 2.62.76.107.11 7 WON Essendon 0.03.23.25.3 5 2 EME Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 0.10.12.13.6 3 LOST Fitzroy 2.35.35.55.6 5 -2 BWS Sep 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 2.23.53.94.12 4 WON Richmond 0.11.21.71.8 1 3 PUN Sep 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 0.11.111.115.18 5 WON Geelong 3.23.24.74.7 4 1 COR Sep 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 Melbourne       Bye        
 

Footnotes

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