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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

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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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1919 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1919 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.03.14.29.4 58 LOST St. Kilda 3.57.89.1212.14 86 -28 JUN May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Melbourne 0.22.53.73.10 28 LOST South Melbourne 3.75.107.1310.19 79 -51 MCG May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.14.44.67.7 49 LOST Richmond 3.44.99.1011.14 80 -31 MCG May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 Melbourne       Bye        
5 A Melbourne 1.32.43.45.4 34 LOST Carlton 2.29.414.818.15 123 -89 PRI May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.03.17.68.7 55 LOST Collingwood 3.58.1211.1416.20 116 -61 VIC Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.23.54.66.6 42 LOST Fitzroy 5.26.89.1111.12 78 -36 MCG Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 3.23.37.67.10 52 LOST Geelong 1.16.78.1010.12 72 -20 MCG Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.23.35.66.8 44 LOST Essendon 4.37.1011.1416.17 113 -69 EME Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 3.25.35.45.7 37 LOST St. Kilda 2.23.65.116.11 47 -10 MCG Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Melbourne 0.11.71.92.15 27 LOST South Melbourne 2.36.79.1013.16 94 -67 LAK Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 2.05.36.37.6 48 LOST Richmond 2.62.105.159.18 72 -24 PUN Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 Melbourne       Bye        
14 H Melbourne 0.30.33.65.6 36 LOST Carlton 2.29.612.1013.18 96 -60 MCG Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 2.02.13.35.6 36 LOST Collingwood 4.49.1212.2420.25 145 -109 MCG Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Melbourne 1.21.22.32.5 17 LOST Fitzroy 6.514.719.1221.16 142 -125 BWS Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 0.31.102.106.15 51 LOST Geelong 5.35.49.1214.12 96 -45 COR Sep 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 1.41.42.54.9 33 LOST Essendon 0.35.58.510.7 67 -34 MCG Sep 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1919 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
1 Allen, Bill 9                             4 0.4    
29 Armstrong, Charlie 3                             0 0.0    
11 Baquie, Jack 14                             1 0.1    
18 Bodington, Bob 4                             0 0.0    
22 Brunier, Bill 4                             0 0.0    
19 Chisholm, Eric 5                             2 0.4    
27 Connole, Jack 5                             2 0.4    
28 Connors, Matt 3                             0 0.0    
10 Coulter, Gordon 8                             2 0.3    
29 Cummins, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
35 Elliman, Dave 3                             0 0.0    
28 Evans, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
25 Farrow, Alec 4                             2 0.5    
7 Gibb, Reg 3                             0 0.0    
14 Gray, Alec 13                             0 0.0    
32 Grigg, Archie 3                             1 0.3    
26 Hall, Cyril 9                             0 0.0    
15 Heinz, George 14                             15 1.1    
7 Hore, Bill 2                             0 0.0    
21 House, Jack 15                             1 0.1    
19 Huntington, Jack 12                             6 0.5    
18 Huntington, Stan 3                             3 1.0    
20 Johnston, Teddy 1                             1 1.0    
17 Kenney, Con 9                             5 0.6    
Landy, Gordon 1                             1 1.0    
8 Lilley, Charlie 14                             1 0.1    
31 Little, Leo 6                             1 0.2    
3 Love, Percy 11                             6 0.5    
5 Love, Bob 8                             1 0.1    
6 Matthews, Herb 14                             6 0.4    
20 Mawhinney, Alec 9                             0 0.0    
4 McKenzie, Bill 13                             2 0.2    
19 McLean, Allan 5                             0 0.0    
9 McMahon, John 3                             0 0.0    
13 Nichols, Les 1                             0 0.0    
25 Richardson, Howard 1                             0 0.0    
23 Salvado, Alex 5                             2 0.4    
24 Salvana, Lou 6                             3 0.5    
34 Selover, Harry 3                             2 0.7    
30 Shelton, Bill 8                             1 0.1    
2 Tonkin, Eric 14                             14 1.0    
16 Walker, George 10                             0 0.0    
33 Warne-Smith, Ivor 8                             2 0.3    
Totals 288                             87 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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