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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

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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1911 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1911 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 4.26.78.1010.12 72 WON Fitzroy 3.18.310.311.4 70 2 MCG Apr 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Melbourne 4.54.57.127.12 54 DRAW Geelong 1.05.55.57.12 54 0 COR May 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Melbourne 0.10.50.80.9 9 LOST Essendon 2.33.65.76.11 47 -38 MCG May 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 3.44.66.88.11 59 LOST South Melbourne 2.36.710.912.13 85 -26 LAK May 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Melbourne 4.35.57.99.15 69 WON St. Kilda 0.02.33.54.7 31 38 MCG May 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.44.85.135.13 43 LOST Collingwood 3.23.64.106.13 49 -6 VIC Jun 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.33.65.96.12 48 LOST Richmond 3.35.106.119.15 69 -21 MCG Jun 5 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A Melbourne 2.03.65.69.13 67 WON University 2.53.55.65.9 39 28 MCG Jun 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Melbourne 2.05.08.19.2 56 LOST Carlton 4.29.611.813.11 89 -33 MCG Jun 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Melbourne 1.12.14.45.5 35 LOST Fitzroy 1.44.116.118.15 63 -28 BWS Jun 22 (Thu, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 5.07.28.410.7 67 WON Geelong 3.44.68.78.7 55 12 MCG Jul 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Melbourne 1.43.66.96.13 49 LOST Essendon 2.15.86.127.15 57 -8 EME Jul 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Melbourne 2.05.35.67.7 49 LOST South Melbourne 2.33.57.69.8 62 -13 MCG Jul 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Melbourne 3.57.710.711.11 77 WON St. Kilda 0.12.43.65.9 39 38 JUN Jul 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H Melbourne 2.13.14.14.6 30 LOST Collingwood 1.55.105.156.16 52 -22 MCG Jul 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 A Melbourne 2.13.27.49.6 60 WON Richmond 2.15.46.87.9 51 9 PUN Aug 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H Melbourne 3.16.76.1013.13 91 WON University 2.04.34.54.5 29 62 MCG Aug 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A Melbourne 2.04.17.58.6 54 LOST Carlton 2.16.37.69.8 62 -8 PRI Sep 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1911 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Allen, Bill 16                             6 0.4    
Brereton, Harry 17                             46 2.7    
Cope, Harry 8                             1 0.1    
Coutie, Vin 9                             16 1.8    
Curran, Harold 2                             0 0.0    
Edgar, Ken 2                             0 0.0    
Fairbairn, Stan 11                             12 1.1    
Fitzpatrick, Jim 8                             3 0.4    
Flintoft, Bill 9                             2 0.2    
Geggie, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
George, Alf 12                             3 0.3    
Harris, Frank 15                             1 0.1    
Henderson, Bill 7                             0 0.0    
Hendrie, Bill 18                             6 0.3    
Hickey, Bill 14                             1 0.1    
Hodgkins, Joe 2                             1 0.5    
Irwin, Billy 2                             1 0.5    
Kennedy, Malcolm 11                             4 0.4    
Leith, Jack 3                             3 1.0    
McKenzie, Bill 18                             2 0.1    
McKeone, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
Monk, Bobby 13                             0 0.0    
Moore, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
Naismith, Wally 18                             0 0.0    
Nolan, Jimmy 1                             0 0.0    
Odgers, Hughie 18                             1 0.1    
Pearce, Joe 16                             0 0.0    
Politz, Ted 8                             5 0.6    
Robertson, Jack 16                             5 0.3    
Rush, Leo 6                             4 0.7    
Sheppard, Ben 4                             1 0.3    
Smith, Jack 10                             1 0.1    
St John, George 1                             0 0.0    
Sykes, Wally 5                             4 0.8    
Tomkins, Hedley 17                             7 0.4    
Whelpton, Fred 4                             0 0.0    
Totals 324                             136 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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