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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) –; Victorian Football Association (VFA) –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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1899 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1899 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 1.19.912.1316.20 116 WON St. Kilda 2.42.42.53.5 23 93 MCG May 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Melbourne 2.43.76.87.12 54 WON Collingwood 0.21.22.24.3 27 27 VIC May 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.12.24.86.9 45 WON Carlton 0.11.11.13.1 19 26 PRI May 24 (Wed, 3:00) Scores
4 H Melbourne 3.24.24.64.8 32 WON Geelong 0.11.12.24.3 27 5 MCG May 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Melbourne 2.33.74.104.11 35 WON Fitzroy 0.22.43.63.6 24 11 MCG Jun 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Melbourne 0.10.71.71.10 16 LOST Essendon 2.32.33.64.6 30 -14 EME Jun 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 0.03.35.67.8 50 WON South Melbourne 2.14.25.56.7 43 7 MCG Jun 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Melbourne 2.12.33.65.7 37 WON St. Kilda 2.32.42.72.8 20 17 JUN Jun 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Melbourne 1.41.51.61.7 13 LOST Collingwood 0.02.13.13.3 21 -8 MCG Jul 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Melbourne 2.63.74.117.12 54 WON Carlton 0.03.23.23.4 22 32 MCG Jul 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Melbourne 0.32.62.102.10 22 LOST Geelong 1.23.44.65.6 36 -14 COR Jul 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Melbourne 3.33.63.74.9 33 LOST Fitzroy 2.16.36.56.5 41 -8 BWS Jul 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Melbourne 1.13.43.63.7 25 LOST Essendon 1.22.35.75.8 38 -13 MCG Aug 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Melbourne 0.34.44.46.6 42 LOST South Melbourne 3.44.75.136.13 49 -7 LAK Aug 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Melbourne 2.22.33.43.7 25 LOST Collingwood 2.33.54.86.9 45 -20 LAK Aug 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Melbourne 0.00.10.10.2 2 LOST Fitzroy 0.42.83.95.10 40 -38 BWS Sep 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Melbourne 0.10.20.22.4 16 LOST Carlton 1.02.06.36.5 41 -25 PRI Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1899 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Cumberland, Vic 14                             2 0.1    
Cumberland, Cec 5                             3 0.6    
Davidson, Jack 6                             0 0.0    
Elliott, Fred 12                             4 0.3    
Finlay, Joe 1                             0 0.0    
Geddes, Stewart 13                             0 0.0    
Graham, Jack 2                             1 0.5    
Herring, Maurie 12                             0 0.0    
Illingworth, Charlie 14                             0 0.0    
Leith, Jack 16                             21 1.3    
Lewis, Austin 17                             0 0.0    
MacPherson, Les 2                             0 0.0    
McClelland, Bill 2                             1 0.5    
McGinis, Fred 17                             3 0.2    
Mitchell, Henry 9                             0 0.0    
Moodie, George 13                             2 0.2    
Moriarty, Dan 8                             0 0.0    
Moysey, George 10                             8 0.8    
Paul, Laurie 1                             2 2.0    
Pirrie Snr, Dick 8                             7 0.9    
Rankin, Leo 2                             0 0.0    
Reid, Curtis 15                             0 0.0    
Rippon, Les 17                             0 0.0    
Ryan, Tommy 16                             11 0.7    
Scanlan, Pat 1                             0 0.0    
Sholl, Eddie 16                             0 0.0    
Sinclair, Arthur 1                             0 0.0    
Sowden, Arthur 12                             1 0.1    
Strahan, Dave 1                             0 0.0    
Wardill Jnr, Dick 14                             6 0.4    
Wood, Alf 13                             1 0.1    
Young, Charlie 'Nipper' 16                             5 0.3    
Totals 306                             78 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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