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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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1907 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1907 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 1.24.57.59.6 60 WON South Melbourne 1.12.24.26.5 41 19 LAK Apr 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Melbourne 2.23.43.105.11 41 LOST Essendon 1.44.75.86.12 48 -7 MCG May 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Melbourne 4.24.25.27.5 47 LOST Carlton 1.36.98.1312.14 86 -39 MCG May 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.41.52.76.10 46 WON Collingwood 0.42.73.94.10 34 12 VIC May 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Melbourne 2.64.76.87.9 51 LOST Geelong 2.14.36.49.5 59 -8 COR May 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Melbourne 1.22.45.97.9 51 LOST St. Kilda 3.54.910.1215.18 108 -57 MCG Jun 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 4.25.56.68.7 55 WON Fitzroy 3.34.45.76.11 47 8 MCG Jun 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.17.27.57.10 52 WON South Melbourne 0.31.53.105.10 40 12 MCG Jun 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 1.11.42.43.10 28 LOST Essendon 2.62.65.125.13 43 -15 EME Jun 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Melbourne 2.04.34.38.6 54 LOST Carlton 4.55.78.139.16 70 -16 PRI Jul 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 1.21.52.92.10 22 LOST Collingwood 3.77.812.815.11 101 -79 MCG Jul 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 1.62.86.96.13 49 WON Geelong 0.02.42.94.10 34 15 MCG Jul 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Melbourne 5.25.26.47.5 47 WON St. Kilda 1.03.54.54.6 30 17 JUN Aug 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Melbourne 0.61.145.166.19 55 WON Fitzroy 2.03.24.55.9 39 16 BWS Aug 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 A Melbourne 2.23.64.88.8 56 LOST Essendon 2.23.95.1010.11 71 -15 EME Aug 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 H Melbourne 2.14.34.67.8 50 LOST South Melbourne 3.45.87.1010.14 74 -24 MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Melbourne 2.93.94.94.12 36 LOST Carlton 1.15.56.79.8 62 -26 PRI Aug 31 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1907 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Anderson, Syd 1                             0 0.0    
Baquie, Jack 10                             3 0.3    
Canavan, Joe 9                             4 0.4    
Conquest, Jim 7                             3 0.4    
Cope, Harry 7                             0 0.0    
Coutie, Vin 13                             14 1.1    
Cox, Harry 2                             2 1.0    
Fitzpatrick, Jim 8                             5 0.6    
Gardiner, Jack 14                             12 0.9    
Gardner, Mark 1                             0 0.0    
Gregory, Bert 2                             1 0.5    
Hammond, Jack 2                             2 1.0    
Harris, Frank 11                             0 0.0    
Hill, Herbert 8                             0 0.0    
Homan, Bill 15                             3 0.2    
Hunt, Phil 8                             0 0.0    
Johnson, Jack 15                             3 0.2    
Johnson, Charlie 8                             6 0.8    
Leith, Jack 11                             21 1.9    
Mills, Paddy 13                             0 0.0    
Monk, Bobby 16                             0 0.0    
Nielsen, Victor 8                             1 0.1    
Nolan, Bernie 13                             1 0.1    
Onyons, Basil 14                             11 0.8    
Parke, Bert 15                             0 0.0    
Peacock, George 8                             5 0.6    
Pearce, Joe 16                             0 0.0    
Purse, Hugh 13                             0 0.0    
Rigby, Harry 11                             0 0.0    
Smith, Jack 8                             6 0.8    
Strong, Jack 5                             0 0.0    
Sykes, Wally 6                             1 0.2    
Symonds, Harry 4                             3 0.8    
Warren, Wal 1                             0 0.0    
West, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
Totals 306                             107 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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