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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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1908 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1908 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 3.16.56.77.9 51 LOST Richmond 0.54.87.118.14 62 -11 PUN May 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Melbourne 3.24.26.36.8 44 LOST Carlton 3.38.39.49.8 62 -18 MCG May 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Melbourne 0.24.47.910.12 72 WON Geelong 2.44.55.57.8 50 22 COR May 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Melbourne 3.07.19.112.3 75 WON South Melbourne 3.25.57.810.13 73 2 MCG May 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Melbourne 0.21.71.102.13 25 LOST St. Kilda 5.66.68.99.12 66 -41 JUN May 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Melbourne 0.10.30.41.13 19 LOST University 0.33.59.712.7 79 -60 EME Jun 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.07.210.410.6 66 LOST Essendon 3.56.67.1210.12 72 -6 MCG Jun 8 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A Melbourne 0.22.52.64.8 32 LOST Collingwood 4.34.37.58.8 56 -24 VIC Jun 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Melbourne 0.01.32.34.4 28 WON Fitzroy 1.41.42.63.7 25 3 MCG Jun 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Melbourne 2.26.77.1211.16 82 WON Richmond 0.31.31.51.6 12 70 MCG Jun 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Melbourne 0.21.43.54.7 31 LOST Carlton 1.23.64.108.15 63 -32 PRI Jul 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 3.26.99.119.12 66 WON Geelong 2.33.34.57.6 48 18 MCG Jul 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Melbourne 3.06.27.611.8 74 WON South Melbourne 2.33.55.95.10 40 34 LAK Jul 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Melbourne 1.57.613.816.11 107 WON St. Kilda 2.14.26.28.3 51 56 MCG Jul 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H Melbourne 0.13.56.97.12 54 LOST University 3.45.56.58.10 58 -4 MCG Aug 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 A Melbourne 2.32.55.78.11 59 LOST Essendon 6.211.713.1317.17 119 -60 EME Aug 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H Melbourne 2.24.44.74.8 32 LOST Collingwood 1.13.24.86.9 45 -13 MCG Aug 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A Melbourne 0.11.21.41.4 10 LOST Fitzroy 3.53.96.1211.18 84 -74 BWS Sep 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1908 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Baquie, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
Bickford, Albert 8                             0 0.0    
Bonelli, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
Bray, Joe 3                             0 0.0    
Conquest, Jim 9                             4 0.4    
Cope, Harry 4                             0 0.0    
Coutie, Vin 17                             37 2.2    
Donaldson, Jack 9                             3 0.3    
Fitzpatrick, Jim 17                             9 0.5    
Fowler, Dick 1                             0 0.0    
Friend, Herb 2                             0 0.0    
Gardiner, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
Gillespie, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
Harris, Frank 9                             1 0.1    
Hewitt, Fred 8                             1 0.1    
Hodgkins, Joe 9                             11 1.2    
Holland, Alex 1                             0 0.0    
Homan, Bill 3                             1 0.3    
Johnson, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
Jones, Alf 16                             15 0.9    
Kennedy, Andy 1                             0 0.0    
Leith, Jack 1                             1 1.0    
Martin, George 2                             2 1.0    
McCart, George 1                             0 0.0    
Mills, Paddy 16                             0 0.0    
Monk, Bobby 17                             2 0.1    
Nolan, Bernie 14                             2 0.1    
Norman, Len 16                             4 0.3    
Onyons, Basil 5                             5 1.0    
Parke, Bert 6                             0 0.0    
Pearce, Joe 18                             3 0.2    
Purse, Hugh 12                             0 0.0    
Purse, Jack 9                             0 0.0    
Rigby, Harry 16                             0 0.0    
Smith, Jack 17                             14 0.8    
Strong, Jack 5                             2 0.4    
Sykes, Wally 13                             3 0.2    
Tottey, Bill 14                             6 0.4    
Wright, Henry 16                             1 0.1    
Totals 324                             127 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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