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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

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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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1909 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1909 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 3.36.37.711.8 74 WON Richmond 3.25.59.69.9 63 11 PUN May 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Melbourne 3.04.06.47.5 47 LOST Essendon 3.45.96.109.13 67 -20 MCG May 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.11.23.53.6 24 LOST South Melbourne 1.16.47.1212.16 88 -64 LAK May 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.23.54.106.15 51 WON St. Kilda 2.23.25.36.4 40 11 MCG May 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Melbourne 2.16.57.88.9 57 LOST Carlton 3.25.48.612.8 80 -23 MCG May 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.44.67.109.11 65 WON University 3.24.45.56.10 46 19 EME Jun 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.46.712.718.9 117 WON Geelong 3.04.25.55.8 38 79 MCG Jun 7 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.24.34.38.7 55 WON Fitzroy 3.33.63.95.12 42 13 BWS Jun 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Melbourne 5.07.39.410.5 65 DRAW Collingwood 2.04.25.310.5 65 0 MCG Jun 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Melbourne 1.45.78.812.10 82 WON Richmond 1.01.12.32.3 15 67 MCG Jul 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Melbourne 0.51.62.103.12 30 LOST Essendon 1.13.63.75.10 40 -10 EME Jul 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 1.12.13.13.6 24 LOST South Melbourne 0.42.86.86.9 45 -21 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Melbourne 1.15.25.212.7 79 WON St. Kilda 3.43.45.85.11 41 38 JUN Jul 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Melbourne 0.21.32.44.6 30 LOST Carlton 1.82.157.2010.21 81 -51 PRI Jul 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H Melbourne 1.03.13.34.4 28 WON University 1.61.92.122.15 27 1 MCG Aug 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 A Melbourne 0.35.67.99.14 68 WON Geelong 3.33.35.56.9 45 23 COR Aug 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H Melbourne 1.44.55.59.7 61 WON Fitzroy 1.23.33.74.7 31 30 MCG Aug 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A Melbourne 1.17.69.89.12 66 LOST Collingwood 7.48.911.1415.18 108 -42 VIC Sep 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1909 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Bell, David 1                             0 0.0    
Beswicke, Percy 7                             1 0.1    
Bickford, Albert 1                             0 0.0    
Brereton, Harry 18                             34 1.9    
Cope, Harry 10                             0 0.0    
Coutie, Vin 18                             33 1.8    
Cowell, Jim 7                             1 0.1    
Daniel, Vern 4                             1 0.3    
Doherty, Con 1                             0 0.0    
Fargie, Jim 5                             1 0.2    
Fischer, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
Fitzpatrick, Jim 17                             13 0.8    
Flintoft, Bill 16                             6 0.4    
Harris, Frank 14                             1 0.1    
Hewitt, Fred 16                             1 0.1    
Hodgkins, Joe 12                             9 0.8    
Irwin, Les 4                             0 0.0    
Jones, Alf 8                             3 0.4    
Leach, Ted 9                             3 0.3    
Maxwell, Bill 2                             1 0.5    
McBean, Billy 1                             0 0.0    
McKenzie, Bill 3                             0 0.0    
McNeilage, George 1                             0 0.0    
Mills, Paddy 12                             2 0.2    
Monk, Bobby 18                             1 0.1    
Nolan, Bernie 14                             2 0.1    
Norman, Len 14                             11 0.8    
Odgers, Hughie 3                             1 0.3    
Oliver, George 1                             0 0.0    
Parke, Bert 3                             0 0.0    
Pearce, Joe 18                             0 0.0    
Purse, Hugh 10                             0 0.0    
Robertson, Jack 16                             5 0.3    
Smith, Jack 16                             6 0.4    
Strong, Jack 13                             5 0.4    
Sykes, Wally 6                             3 0.5    
Woods, George 2                             1 0.5    
Wright, Henry 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 324                             145 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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