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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

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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1902 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1902 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 4.29.613.1015.15 105 WON St. Kilda 1.34.56.87.9 51 54 MCG May 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Melbourne 1.33.63.104.10 34 LOST Collingwood 2.14.25.38.3 51 -17 MCG May 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.21.43.63.7 25 LOST Essendon 1.23.36.57.6 48 -23 EME May 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 3.37.57.88.12 60 WON Carlton 1.44.86.106.13 49 11 PRI May 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Melbourne 0.23.44.86.10 46 LOST Fitzroy 1.44.97.157.17 59 -13 BWS May 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Melbourne 0.21.61.82.13 25 LOST Geelong 1.22.22.73.8 26 -1 MCG Jun 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 2.24.44.57.5 47 WON South Melbourne 2.04.36.96.10 46 1 MCG Jun 9 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A Melbourne 3.36.57.68.7 55 WON St. Kilda 0.10.20.33.6 24 31 JUN Jun 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 1.51.64.74.7 31 LOST Collingwood 1.22.83.117.19 61 -30 VIC Jun 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Melbourne 0.11.43.63.9 27 LOST Essendon 2.53.94.116.12 48 -21 MCG Jul 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 2.32.83.104.12 36 WON Carlton 2.13.24.74.9 33 3 MCG Jul 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 1.21.43.45.7 37 WON Fitzroy 1.23.54.84.9 33 4 MCG Jul 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Melbourne 1.31.72.73.9 27 LOST Geelong 1.23.26.48.6 54 -27 COR Jul 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Melbourne 2.24.27.39.9 63 WON South Melbourne 1.01.43.83.9 27 36 LAK Aug 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Melbourne 2.13.14.57.5 47 WON Carlton 0.21.41.61.7 13 34 MCG Aug 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Melbourne 4.35.37.78.8 56 LOST Essendon 1.33.88.911.11 77 -21 EME Aug 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 H Melbourne 2.54.136.1510.19 79 WON St. Kilda 1.23.24.45.5 35 44 MCG Aug 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF H Melbourne 3.36.46.87.9 51 LOST Essendon 2.23.55.79.7 61 -10 PRI Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1902 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Anderson, Lindsay 1                             0 0.0    
Anderson, Syd 10                             0 0.0    
Boully, Harry 2                             3 1.5    
Bowe, Bill 17                             0 0.0    
Britt, Arthur 1                             2 2.0    
Byrne, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
Cathie Snr, George 13                             8 0.6    
Coutie, Vin 12                             9 0.8    
Craig, Bobby 3                             0 0.0    
Dalrymple, Syd 2                             0 0.0    
Drane, Horrie 2                             0 0.0    
Gardner, Eric 14                             4 0.3    
Gardner, Corrie 5                             0 0.0    
Geddes, Stewart 16                             1 0.1    
Herring, Maurie 15                             2 0.1    
Hocking, Ernie 17                             1 0.1    
Langley, Frank 16                             9 0.6    
Leith, Jack 13                             26 2.0    
Lewis, Austin 10                             1 0.1    
McClelland, Bill 13                             0 0.0    
Moodie, George 17                             2 0.1    
Moriarty, Dan 12                             0 0.0    
Parkin, Harry 15                             0 0.0    
Paul, Laurie 1                             0 0.0    
Puflett, Bob 4                             0 0.0    
Purse, Jack 18                             2 0.1    
Rainey, Les 17                             17 1.0    
Reid, Curtis 2                             0 0.0    
Rippon, Les 5                             1 0.2    
Ryan, Tommy 14                             20 1.4    
Sholl, Eddie 1                             0 0.0    
Sowden, Arthur 17                             2 0.1    
Wardill Jnr, Dick 3                             2 0.7    
Young, Charlie 'Nipper' 15                             1 0.1    
Totals 324                             113 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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