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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) 1897–2023

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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1905 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1905 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 1.34.56.69.8 62 WON St. Kilda 0.22.54.56.10 46 16 MCG May 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.15.37.610.7 67 LOST South Melbourne 4.47.68.611.7 73 -6 LAK May 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Melbourne 1.44.56.108.14 62 WON Essendon 2.23.54.55.9 39 23 MCG May 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 2.12.23.44.7 31 LOST Collingwood 2.33.74.145.16 46 -15 VIC May 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Melbourne 0.31.72.83.12 30 LOST Fitzroy 1.11.14.75.8 38 -8 MCG Jun 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Melbourne 1.13.54.75.8 38 LOST Carlton 0.10.33.56.5 41 -3 MCG Jun 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Melbourne 1.43.96.117.12 54 LOST Geelong 3.35.56.117.14 56 -2 COR Jun 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Melbourne 0.02.33.57.9 51 LOST St. Kilda 5.26.58.68.6 54 -3 JUN Jul 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Melbourne 2.23.43.83.8 26 LOST South Melbourne 0.11.53.98.10 58 -32 MCG Jul 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Melbourne 2.22.63.85.11 41 LOST Essendon 2.45.88.148.17 65 -24 EME Jul 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 2.25.45.56.5 41 LOST Collingwood 2.34.88.169.20 74 -33 MCG Jul 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Melbourne 2.22.42.52.6 18 LOST Fitzroy 1.23.43.65.7 37 -19 BWS Jul 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Melbourne 0.21.31.72.8 20 LOST Carlton 5.36.710.812.10 82 -62 PRI Aug 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Melbourne 0.57.67.913.12 90 WON Geelong 4.54.55.107.13 55 35 MCG Aug 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 A Melbourne 0.52.63.85.10 40 LOST South Melbourne 4.08.310.513.11 89 -49 LAK Aug 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 H Melbourne 0.22.42.83.9 27 LOST Collingwood 3.53.105.167.18 60 -33 MCG Sep 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 H Melbourne 1.31.42.55.8 38 LOST Carlton 4.39.916.1318.17 125 -87 MCG Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1905 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Adam, Roy 1                             0 0.0    
Anderson, Syd 12                             1 0.1    
Bowe, Bill 15                             1 0.1    
Brown, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
Conquest, Jim 13                             7 0.5    
22 Cordner Snr, Ted 7                             0 0.0    
Cordner, Harry 10                             16 1.6    
Coutie, Vin 17                             14 0.8    
Denton, Ernie 1                             0 0.0    
Drane, Horrie 14                             3 0.2    
Fleming, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
Gardiner, Vin 2                             0 0.0    
Gardiner, Jack 12                             6 0.5    
Gardner, Mark 5                             0 0.0    
Gardner, Corrie 2                             0 0.0    
Gilchrist, Art 2                             0 0.0    
Henderson, Harry 16                             2 0.1    
Howard, Fred 16                             0 0.0    
Hurrey, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
Langley, Frank 8                             7 0.9    
Leith, Jack 7                             4 0.6    
MacKay, Charlie 9                             4 0.4    
Marshall, Willie 1                             0 0.0    
McKellar, Don 2                             0 0.0    
Mills, Paddy 13                             8 0.6    
Minto, Les 1                             1 1.0    
Moodie, George 8                             0 0.0    
Nolan, Bernie 15                             0 0.0    
Ogilvie, Alick 1                             1 1.0    
Onyons, Basil 1                             0 0.0    
Parkin, Harry 12                             0 0.0    
Peacock, George 13                             4 0.3    
Pearce, Joe 13                             0 0.0    
Penrose, Ern 1                             0 0.0    
Purse, Jack 13                             1 0.1    
Purse, Hugh 15                             11 0.7    
Sowden, Arthur 16                             2 0.1    
Strong, Jack 6                             1 0.2    
Trend, Jim 3                             3 1.0    
Totals 306                             97 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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