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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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1906 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1906 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 3.27.77.78.8 56 LOST Carlton 3.18.211.712.11 83 -27 PRI May 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Melbourne 2.15.46.48.5 53 LOST Fitzroy 2.55.79.1110.13 73 -20 MCG May 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.04.35.36.6 42 LOST Essendon 3.53.97.1310.16 76 -34 EME May 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Melbourne 2.33.64.75.9 39 WON South Melbourne 2.04.05.35.4 34 5 MCG May 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Melbourne 1.14.26.48.8 56 LOST Geelong 2.26.48.811.9 75 -19 MCG Jun 4 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
6 A Melbourne 3.33.45.56.9 45 LOST St. Kilda 3.27.108.1313.16 94 -49 JUN Jun 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Melbourne 1.22.55.86.10 46 LOST Collingwood 5.17.49.713.12 90 -44 VIC Jun 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 0.30.41.63.7 25 LOST Carlton 2.14.105.129.16 70 -45 MCG Jun 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 1.21.35.55.9 39 LOST Fitzroy 3.56.127.1611.25 91 -52 BWS Jul 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Melbourne 0.10.33.34.5 29 LOST Essendon 5.28.810.1013.17 95 -66 MCG Jul 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Melbourne 1.03.03.14.3 27 LOST South Melbourne 2.45.610.1112.11 83 -56 LAK Jul 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Melbourne 3.23.55.86.10 46 LOST Geelong 0.74.134.166.21 57 -11 COR Jul 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Melbourne 1.32.93.95.10 40 LOST St. Kilda 4.26.39.610.13 73 -33 MCG Aug 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Melbourne 3.14.15.16.5 41 LOST Collingwood 4.48.612.915.14 104 -63 MCG Aug 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Melbourne 0.01.11.12.1 13 LOST Fitzroy 7.29.913.1117.18 120 -107 MCG Aug 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Melbourne 0.20.52.74.9 33 LOST St. Kilda 2.47.69.910.12 72 -39 JUN Sep 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 H Melbourne 3.43.66.87.9 51 LOST Collingwood 2.64.138.1415.17 107 -56 MCG Sep 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1906 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Anderson, Syd 16                             5 0.3    
Anderson, Lindsay 6                             0 0.0    
Bowe, Bill 12                             0 0.0    
Boynton, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
Brown, Frank 4                             0 0.0    
Conquest, Jim 7                             0 0.0    
Coutie, Vin 12                             13 1.1    
Drane, Horrie 8                             1 0.1    
Gardiner, Jack 15                             5 0.3    
Hayman, Spencer 6                             0 0.0    
Henderson, Harry 13                             0 0.0    
Hordern, Percy 5                             1 0.2    
Howard, Fred 8                             0 0.0    
Hurrey, Frank 2                             0 0.0    
Langley, Frank 3                             1 0.3    
Leith, Jack 12                             7 0.6    
MacKay, Charlie 3                             3 1.0    
McCooey, Frank 4                             0 0.0    
McDonald, Alec 1                             0 0.0    
McIntosh, Jack 4                             1 0.3    
Mills, Paddy 8                             0 0.0    
Morgan, Lyle 2                             0 0.0    
Nolan, Bernie 16                             3 0.2    
Onyons, Basil 17                             16 0.9    
Parkin, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
Peacock, George 14                             2 0.1    
Pearce, Joe 10                             2 0.2    
Purse, Jack 7                             6 0.9    
Purse, Hugh 13                             8 0.6    
Richards, George 2                             0 0.0    
Rogers, Willie 8                             0 0.0    
Sleeman, Fred 14                             4 0.3    
Sleeman, Lance 1                             0 0.0    
Smith, Henry 1                             0 0.0    
Sowden, Arthur 13                             3 0.2    
Stanley, Harold 1                             1 1.0    
Stanway, Clyde 13                             1 0.1    
Stephenson, Norm 1                             0 0.0    
Strong, Jack 10                             6 0.6    
Suhr, Charles 1                             0 0.0    
Taylor, Charlie 3                             1 0.3    
Tomkins, Hedley 5                             3 0.6    
West, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
Woodhouse, Reg 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 306                             93 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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