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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) 1897–2023

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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1920 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1920 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 1.35.77.109.13 67 WON South Melbourne 2.33.44.68.7 55 12 MCG May 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.26.38.712.8 80 WON Essendon 3.27.48.119.11 65 15 EME May 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.03.43.53.5 23 LOST Collingwood 2.72.103.184.20 44 -21 VIC May 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Melbourne 2.75.810.1411.15 81 WON St. Kilda 2.23.53.75.11 41 40 MCG May 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 Melbourne       Bye        
6 A Melbourne 2.34.49.513.6 84 WON Carlton 2.44.94.167.24 66 18 PRI Jun 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Melbourne 5.15.310.410.8 68 LOST Richmond 5.38.89.1112.16 88 -20 MCG Jun 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 0.11.24.46.10 46 LOST Fitzroy 4.210.714.1116.12 108 -62 MCG Jun 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.82.95.126.12 48 LOST Geelong 2.38.713.916.17 113 -65 COR Jun 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Melbourne 0.23.54.75.11 41 LOST South Melbourne 5.46.510.1012.13 85 -44 LAK Jul 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 2.34.75.95.13 43 LOST Essendon 4.25.76.137.18 60 -17 MCG Jul 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Melbourne 0.42.76.88.11 59 LOST Collingwood 5.48.810.1210.15 75 -16 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 Melbourne       Bye        
14 A Melbourne 2.44.98.1111.17 83 WON St. Kilda 3.13.23.23.3 21 62 JUN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Melbourne 3.13.23.53.7 25 LOST Carlton 1.25.98.1012.15 87 -62 MCG Aug 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 0.34.65.98.12 60 LOST Richmond 7.512.618.1220.14 134 -74 PUN Aug 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Melbourne 2.23.46.56.9 45 LOST Fitzroy 1.28.712.816.12 108 -63 BWS Aug 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 4.45.710.1012.15 87 LOST Geelong 1.37.1112.1417.14 116 -29 MCG Sep 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1920 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 15                             5 0.3    
7 Anthony, Mick 11                             1 0.1    
11 Baquie, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
18 Bodington, Bob 1                             0 0.0    
23 Boyd, Les 8                             4 0.5    
10 Brake, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
25 Bryan, Claude 3                             0 0.0    
30 Campbell, Bruce 5                             4 0.8    
17 Chadwick, Bert 16                             8 0.5    
12 Corbett, Bob 16                             0 0.0    
34 Dobrigh, Leo 1                             0 0.0    
31 Ellis, Reg 1                             0 0.0    
4 Farrow, Alec 15                             3 0.2    
24 Fawcett, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
29 Garlick Snr, George 5                             4 0.8    
14 Gray, Alec 15                             0 0.0    
5 Harker, Harry 9                             23 2.6    
15 Heinz, George 14                             18 1.3    
32 Henderson, Norm 2                             2 1.0    
21 House, Jack 12                             6 0.5    
19 Huntington, Jack 13                             15 1.2    
22 Hutcheson, Syd 11                             0 0.0    
8 Lilley, Charlie 15                             0 0.0    
3 Little, Leo 6                             3 0.5    
6 Matthews, Herb 15                             4 0.3    
24 McIntyre, Bill 3                             0 0.0    
35 Neal, Aubrey 1                             0 0.0    
20 O'Carroll, Joe 3                             2 0.7    
12 Odgers, Hughie 15                             0 0.0    
26 Rowe, Vern 7                             7 1.0    
13 Shelton, Bill 11                             5 0.5    
9 Streeter, Charlie 14                             9 0.6    
27 Tampling, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
2 Tonkin, Eric 6                             5 0.8    
28 Walker, George 11                             0 0.0    
Totals 288                             128 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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