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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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1912 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1912 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 2.63.88.119.14 68 WON Collingwood 1.13.54.75.9 39 29 MCG Apr 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Melbourne 4.16.49.710.8 68 WON University 3.33.85.88.12 60 8 MCG May 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.11.21.33.4 22 LOST South Melbourne 2.63.113.156.18 54 -32 LAK May 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 0.11.33.35.5 35 LOST Geelong 1.35.87.1011.12 78 -43 COR May 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Melbourne 0.03.17.28.2 50 WON Carlton 0.62.82.105.14 44 6 MCG May 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Melbourne 3.14.36.510.6 66 LOST Fitzroy 3.67.109.1111.12 78 -12 BWS Jun 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 2.05.17.38.6 54 LOST Essendon 5.49.811.1016.12 108 -54 MCG Jun 3 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.27.79.1114.14 98 WON Richmond 0.41.52.74.9 33 65 MCG Jun 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 4.24.35.117.13 55 WON St. Kilda 0.31.81.92.12 24 31 JUN Jun 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Melbourne 3.16.66.86.9 45 LOST Collingwood 2.43.85.136.17 53 -8 VIC Jun 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 5.47.88.1213.14 92 WON University 0.32.53.65.7 37 55 MCG Jun 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 0.30.60.70.8 8 LOST South Melbourne 4.27.312.413.8 86 -78 MCG Jul 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Melbourne 1.01.54.67.12 54 WON Geelong 2.53.74.115.13 43 11 MCG Jul 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Melbourne 0.12.33.45.7 37 LOST Carlton 0.60.102.154.18 42 -5 PRI Jul 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H Melbourne 1.04.36.46.6 42 LOST Fitzroy 2.25.46.56.7 43 -1 MCG Aug 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 A Melbourne 2.24.25.67.8 50 LOST Essendon 2.36.58.69.8 62 -12 EME Aug 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 A Melbourne 0.26.47.511.7 73 WON Richmond 4.35.37.99.9 63 10 PUN Aug 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 H Melbourne 3.46.79.109.14 68 WON St. Kilda 2.26.47.57.7 49 19 MCG Aug 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1912 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
26 Abbott, Les 3                             0 0.0    
28 Abbott, Clarrie 1                             0 0.0    
1 Allen, Bill 16                             7 0.4    
2 Brereton, Harry 17                             56 3.3    
14 Bristow, Jack 18                             0 0.0    
18 Cope, Harry 10                             2 0.2    
Daniel, Vern 1                             0 0.0    
29 Evans, Jack 11                             0 0.0    
18 Ferguson, Arthur 2                             0 0.0    
4 Fitzpatrick, Jim 14                             2 0.1    
16 Flintoft, Bill 4                             2 0.5    
13 Francis, Bert 5                             1 0.2    
3 George, Alf 17                             3 0.2    
8 Harris, Frank 5                             0 0.0    
5 Hendrie, Bill 17                             6 0.4    
7 Hickey, Bill 6                             0 0.0    
29 Joolen, Herb 9                             8 0.9    
12 Kennedy, Malcolm 6                             0 0.0    
15 Lane, Tim 13                             11 0.8    
Leith, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
17 Maguire, Mick 10                             8 0.8    
6 McKenzie, Bill 18                             1 0.1    
9 Monk, Bobby 18                             9 0.5    
17 Naismith, Wally 18                             0 0.0    
22 Nolan, Bernie 2                             1 0.5    
26 Odgers, Hughie 5                             0 0.0    
Parke, Bert 1                             0 0.0    
19 Pearce, Joe 15                             0 0.0    
25 Politz, Ted 14                             9 0.6    
23 Purse, Hugh 13                             0 0.0    
10 Robertson, Jack 3                             1 0.3    
24 Strong, Jack 6                             2 0.3    
20 Sykes, Wally 3                             3 1.0    
11 Tomkins, Hedley 18                             6 0.3    
31 Wellington, Tom 4                             0 0.0    
Totals 324                             138 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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