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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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1901 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1901 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.12.13.33.3 21 LOST Geelong 0.10.41.52.11 23 -2 COR May 4 (Sat, 3:30) Scores
2 H Melbourne 3.43.44.65.6 36 LOST South Melbourne 0.33.74.85.10 40 -4 MCG May 9 (Thu, 3:00) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.74.96.167.16 58 WON St. Kilda 1.03.03.03.3 21 37 MCG May 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.11.12.13.4 22 LOST Collingwood 2.23.54.66.8 44 -22 VIC May 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Melbourne 1.22.22.53.6 24 LOST Essendon 1.11.43.47.8 50 -26 EME May 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Melbourne 2.14.37.57.7 49 WON Carlton 0.33.35.45.4 34 15 MCG Jun 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Melbourne 3.24.35.55.6 36 DRAW Fitzroy 1.03.25.35.6 36 0 BWS Jun 3 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.15.26.37.4 46 LOST Geelong 2.04.25.39.5 59 -13 MCG Jun 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.35.39.69.7 61 WON South Melbourne 1.23.55.66.9 45 16 LAK Jun 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Melbourne 1.41.92.134.14 38 WON St. Kilda 2.03.33.34.4 28 10 JUN Jun 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 1.11.52.65.6 36 WON Collingwood 1.42.83.104.11 35 1 MCG Jul 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 1.22.64.66.6 42 WON Essendon 1.23.44.64.9 33 9 MCG Jul 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Melbourne 2.35.36.66.6 42 WON Carlton 1.01.12.55.6 36 6 PRI Jul 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Melbourne 0.13.13.34.5 29 WON Fitzroy 0.50.71.102.11 23 6 MCG Jul 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 A Melbourne 2.33.63.73.10 28 LOST Collingwood 1.36.36.56.8 44 -16 VIC Aug 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 H Melbourne 3.110.113.419.10 124 WON St. Kilda 0.20.22.23.4 22 102 LAK Aug 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Melbourne 2.02.22.63.6 24 LOST Fitzroy 0.31.51.74.13 37 -13 BWS Aug 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1901 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Adams, Ernie 5                             2 0.4    
Anderson, Lindsay 2                             2 1.0    
Boully, Harry 6                             0 0.0    
Bowe, Bill 14                             1 0.1    
Cathie Snr, George 2                             6 3.0    
Colclough, Graham 11                             8 0.7    
Coutie, Vin 8                             7 0.9    
Cumberland, Vic 15                             6 0.4    
De Gruchy, Harold 1                             0 0.0    
Gardner, Eric 5                             3 0.6    
Gardner, Corrie 13                             0 0.0    
Garlick, Ed 1                             0 0.0    
Geddes, Stewart 16                             1 0.1    
Herring, Maurie 1                             0 0.0    
Langley, Frank 13                             17 1.3    
Leith, Jack 7                             4 0.6    
Lewis, Austin 9                             2 0.2    
McClelland, Bill 15                             1 0.1    
McGinis, Fred 15                             8 0.5    
McLean, Jim 11                             5 0.5    
Moodie, George 14                             2 0.1    
Moriarty, Dan 15                             0 0.0    
Ogilvie, Laurie 4                             3 0.8    
Parkin, Harry 15                             0 0.0    
Purse, Jack 16                             2 0.1    
Reid, Curtis 2                             0 0.0    
Rippon, Les 11                             3 0.3    
Ryan, Tommy 8                             8 1.0    
Shaw, Billy 1                             0 0.0    
Sholl, Eddie 4                             2 0.5    
Sowden, Arthur 15                             0 0.0    
Strong, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
Tredinnick, Alf 7                             1 0.1    
Wardill Jnr, Dick 3                             1 0.3    
Wregg, Bert 3                             3 1.0    
Young, Charlie 'Nipper' 17                             1 0.1    
Totals 306                             99 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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