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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

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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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1904 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1904 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 1.43.64.95.9 39 LOST St. Kilda 2.24.65.812.13 85 -46 JUN May 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Melbourne 0.33.35.57.7 49 LOST Collingwood 1.34.76.107.13 55 -6 MCG May 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Melbourne 1.11.22.23.5 23 LOST Fitzroy 5.410.613.1114.15 99 -76 MCG May 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 2.24.64.119.17 71 WON Essendon 3.03.05.36.3 39 32 SCG May 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Melbourne 0.12.74.75.9 39 LOST South Melbourne 4.56.106.148.16 64 -25 LAK Jun 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Melbourne 2.14.35.88.10 58 WON Carlton 3.14.45.55.5 35 23 MCG Jun 6 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
7 A Melbourne 6.49.411.615.7 97 WON Geelong 2.16.67.99.12 66 31 COR Jun 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.55.58.713.13 91 WON St. Kilda 0.02.24.24.2 26 65 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 4.14.46.68.6 54 WON Collingwood 2.23.24.34.5 29 25 VIC Jul 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Melbourne 0.41.73.105.13 43 LOST Fitzroy 2.13.55.88.10 58 -15 BWS Jul 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 0.22.43.73.12 30 LOST Essendon 1.62.84.104.11 35 -5 MCG Jul 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.16.77.79.13 67 LOST South Melbourne 2.24.29.511.7 73 -6 MCG Jul 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Melbourne 1.42.82.94.10 34 LOST Carlton 1.41.65.86.14 50 -16 PRI Jul 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Melbourne 1.06.49.611.10 76 WON Geelong 4.15.15.46.4 40 36 MCG Aug 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Melbourne 1.24.57.713.15 93 WON St. Kilda 1.13.13.13.3 21 72 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Melbourne 1.52.55.85.13 43 WON Carlton 0.21.51.71.8 14 29 PRI Aug 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 H Melbourne 1.22.64.75.10 40 LOST Collingwood 2.73.77.97.9 51 -11 MCG Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1904 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Adam, Roy 11                             3 0.3    
Anderson, Lindsay 4                             1 0.3    
Anderson, Syd 8                             1 0.1    
Bremner, Billy 7                             1 0.1    
Conquest, Jim 17                             8 0.5    
Coutie, Vin 16                             39 2.4    
Drane, Horrie 14                             7 0.5    
Gardiner, Jack 15                             24 1.6    
Gardner, Mark 8                             1 0.1    
Henderson, Harry 13                             0 0.0    
Herring, Maurie 4                             0 0.0    
Jeanneret, Henri 4                             0 0.0    
Langley, Frank 17                             12 0.7    
Leach, Ted 14                             6 0.4    
McClelland, Bill 15                             0 0.0    
Mills, Paddy 9                             2 0.2    
Moodie, George 17                             3 0.2    
Nolan, Bernie 7                             1 0.1    
Parkin, Harry 13                             0 0.0    
Pearce, Joe 11                             0 0.0    
Purse, Jack 15                             0 0.0    
Purse, Hugh 7                             7 1.0    
Smale, Lionel 2                             0 0.0    
Sowden, Arthur 15                             2 0.1    
24 Strong, Jack 17                             7 0.4    
Tout, Ernie 2                             0 0.0    
Vollugi, Ernie 4                             0 0.0    
Wade, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
Watson, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
Woods, Alec 1                             0 0.0    
Young, Charlie 'Nipper' 17                             3 0.2    
Totals 306                             128 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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