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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

Melbourne



"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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1898 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1898 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 4.66.910.1213.14 92 WON St. Kilda 0.01.11.32.4 16 76 JUN May 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Melbourne 2.36.410.912.11 83 WON Carlton 1.03.03.04.2 26 57 MCG May 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Melbourne 1.34.55.86.10 46 WON Collingwood 2.12.25.45.6 36 10 MCG May 24 (Tue, 3:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.21.31.52.7 19 LOST Fitzroy 1.21.72.114.14 38 -19 BWS May 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Melbourne 1.02.33.53.5 23 LOST Essendon 2.22.45.86.12 48 -25 EME Jun 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Melbourne 1.01.21.51.7 13 LOST South Melbourne 0.10.21.22.3 15 -2 MCG Jun 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 1.15.19.49.5 59 WON Geelong 0.23.44.45.9 39 20 MCG Jun 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.82.113.155.15 45 WON St. Kilda 1.02.22.23.3 21 24 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 0.11.82.83.10 28 DRAW Carlton 3.03.14.44.4 28 0 PRI Jul 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Melbourne 0.10.10.41.5 11 LOST Collingwood 1.56.97.108.11 59 -48 VIC Jul 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 2.22.25.25.3 33 LOST Fitzroy 0.12.33.67.8 50 -17 MCG Jul 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 0.10.21.52.8 20 LOST Essendon 3.27.48.711.9 75 -55 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Melbourne 0.32.63.75.8 38 LOST South Melbourne 0.24.34.76.7 43 -5 LAK Aug 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Melbourne 0.00.12.42.7 19 LOST Geelong 2.14.66.77.9 51 -32 COR Aug 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 A Melbourne 1.31.31.32.4 16 LOST Geelong 1.26.68.1111.12 78 -62 COR Aug 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Melbourne 2.42.64.85.8 38 WON St. Kilda 0.01.21.22.5 17 21 JUN Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Melbourne 3.03.06.36.5 41 LOST Collingwood 2.55.96.107.13 55 -14 VIC Sep 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1898 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Aitken, Jimmy 4                             0 0.0    
Atkinson, Art 4                             1 0.3    
Atkinson, Bill 3                             0 0.0    
Byers, Eddie 13                             0 0.0    
Coghlan, Johnny 5                             0 0.0    
Cumberland, Vic 3                             0 0.0    
Davey, Tom 8                             0 0.0    
Davidson, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
Fry, Herbert 1                             0 0.0    
Geddes, Stewart 11                             3 0.3    
Graham, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
Hagenauer, Henry 1                             0 0.0    
Herring, Maurie 13                             0 0.0    
Howard, Percy 5                             4 0.8    
Johnstone, George 5                             0 0.0    
Lanigan, Denis 16                             1 0.1    
Leith, Jack 16                             17 1.1    
Lewis, Austin 16                             2 0.1    
MacPherson, Les 3                             1 0.3    
McClelland, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
McCulloch, Bill 3                             1 0.3    
McGinis, Fred 17                             5 0.3    
McLeod, Norm 4                             0 0.0    
Mitchell, Henry 12                             0 0.0    
Moodie, George 16                             5 0.3    
Moore, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
Moysey, George 8                             5 0.6    
Pirrie Snr, Dick 12                             2 0.2    
Rippon, Harold 4                             0 0.0    
Rippon, Les 6                             0 0.0    
Rippon, Norm 1                             0 0.0    
Robertson, Dick 5                             0 0.0    
Royle, Bobby 3                             0 0.0    
Russell, Jimmy 4                             3 0.8    
Scanlan, Pat 5                             2 0.4    
Sholl, Eddie 11                             0 0.0    
Staines, Frank 5                             0 0.0    
Steele, Wally 14                             3 0.2    
Strahan, Dave 11                             0 0.0    
Sutton, Ned 15                             0 0.0    
Timothee, John 2                             0 0.0    
Wardill Jnr, Dick 12                             5 0.4    
Wood, Alf 17                             1 0.1    
Young, Charlie 'Nipper' 15                             21 1.4    
Totals 340                             82 0.2    
 

Footnotes

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