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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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1903 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1903 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 0.21.73.105.13 43 LOST South Melbourne 1.23.75.116.14 50 -7 LAK May 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Melbourne 3.14.14.34.5 29 LOST Fitzroy 0.13.25.76.11 47 -18 MCG May 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.03.43.74.8 32 LOST Geelong 3.07.510.1015.10 100 -68 COR May 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.13.33.33.7 25 LOST Essendon 2.34.34.44.4 28 -3 MCG May 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Melbourne 1.22.25.27.4 46 LOST Collingwood 0.63.98.1510.17 77 -31 VIC May 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Melbourne 0.00.90.132.15 27 LOST St. Kilda 4.55.56.68.9 57 -30 JUN Jun 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 1.61.73.74.8 32 WON Carlton 0.10.11.21.2 8 24 MCG Jun 8 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.13.46.46.6 42 WON South Melbourne 2.42.83.143.17 35 7 MCG Jun 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 0.11.41.53.8 26 LOST Fitzroy 2.22.42.84.10 34 -8 BWS Jun 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Melbourne 1.22.52.85.9 39 LOST Geelong 5.36.48.710.7 67 -28 MCG Jul 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Melbourne 1.23.43.44.5 29 LOST Essendon 1.31.61.113.16 34 -5 EME Jul 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 1.43.54.74.8 32 LOST Collingwood 3.06.49.511.8 74 -42 MCG Jul 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Melbourne 1.13.53.64.8 32 LOST St. Kilda 5.15.49.49.7 61 -29 MCG Jul 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Melbourne 0.12.56.58.8 56 WON Carlton 2.34.55.75.11 41 15 PRI Aug 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Melbourne 2.12.25.25.2 32 LOST Carlton 3.54.75.109.13 67 -35 MCG Aug 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Melbourne 3.13.13.34.7 31 LOST St. Kilda 0.33.86.117.12 54 -23 JUN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Melbourne 1.33.54.75.10 40 LOST Collingwood 6.38.511.1013.13 91 -51 VIC Aug 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1903 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Anderson, Syd 6                             3 0.5    
Anderson, Lindsay 3                             0 0.0    
Bowe, Bill 15                             1 0.1    
Bremner, Billy 16                             0 0.0    
Burn, Jimmy 1                             0 0.0    
Cordner, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
Coutie, Vin 16                             19 1.2    
Gardiner, Jack 13                             7 0.5    
Gardner, Corrie 12                             0 0.0    
Gardner, Eric 12                             1 0.1    
Gourlay, Albert 3                             1 0.3    
Henderson, Harry 15                             0 0.0    
Herring, Maurie 6                             0 0.0    
Hocking, Ernie 8                             7 0.9    
Jackson, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
Langley, Frank 14                             6 0.4    
Leith, Jack 12                             13 1.1    
Lewis, Austin 2                             0 0.0    
McClelland, Bill 16                             1 0.1    
McKellar, Don 2                             0 0.0    
McLean, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
McSpeerin, Artie 1                             0 0.0    
Mills, Paddy 12                             3 0.3    
Moodie, George 16                             6 0.4    
Moriarty, Dan 13                             2 0.2    
Parkin, Harry 13                             0 0.0    
Pilcher, Alby 1                             0 0.0    
Purse, Jack 13                             1 0.1    
Rainey, Les 1                             0 0.0    
Reid, Curtis 1                             0 0.0    
Sowden, Arthur 12                             0 0.0    
Strong, Jack 12                             3 0.3    
Tout, Ernie 17                             3 0.2    
Watson, Fred 1                             0 0.0    
Young, Charlie 'Nipper' 17                             0 0.0    
Totals 306                             77 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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