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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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1921 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1921 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 1.25.611.612.6 78 DRAW Essendon 5.66.89.1011.12 78 0 EME May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Melbourne 1.24.86.107.11 53 LOST Collingwood 4.57.710.1114.13 97 -44 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 Melbourne       Bye        
4 H Melbourne 1.04.16.610.10 70 WON South Melbourne 2.72.106.139.15 69 1 MCG May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Melbourne 3.74.79.913.12 90 DRAW St. Kilda 0.25.97.1012.18 90 0 JUN Jun 6 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 3.46.69.1013.14 92 LOST Richmond 4.110.312.914.11 95 -3 PUN Jun 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.47.108.149.15 69 WON Fitzroy 1.53.104.124.17 41 28 MCG Jun 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.14.46.87.13 55 LOST Carlton 2.46.88.108.14 62 -7 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A Melbourne 1.34.96.138.16 64 LOST Geelong 4.26.39.611.10 76 -12 COR Jul 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Melbourne 3.25.35.77.12 54 LOST Essendon 4.46.99.1211.14 80 -26 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Melbourne 2.14.55.57.7 49 WON Collingwood 1.43.63.123.14 32 17 VIC Jul 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 Melbourne       Bye        
13 A Melbourne 5.77.87.117.11 53 LOST South Melbourne 0.53.103.138.21 69 -16 LAK Jul 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Melbourne 0.24.74.136.20 56 WON St. Kilda 0.82.135.185.19 49 7 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Melbourne 3.55.77.118.11 59 LOST Richmond 4.08.09.112.6 78 -19 MCG Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 3.44.46.69.9 63 WON Fitzroy 3.14.35.59.8 62 1 BWS Sep 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Melbourne 0.24.45.710.16 76 LOST Carlton 5.57.913.1314.16 100 -24 PRI Sep 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 4.96.1411.1616.19 115 WON Geelong 2.36.68.710.11 71 44 MCG Sep 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1921 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 14                             5 0.4    
7 Anthony, Mick 8                             0 0.0    
30 Bourke, Pat 12                             3 0.3    
23 Boyd, Les 7                             1 0.1    
10 Brake, Jack 3                             1 0.3    
22 Bruce, Harry 7                             1 0.1    
17 Chadwick, Bert 15                             9 0.6    
12 Corbett, Bob 6                             0 0.0    
19 Coy, Harry 15                             0 0.0    
28 Farrow, Alec 14                             5 0.4    
2 Flanagan, Joe 8                             0 0.0    
14 Gray, Alec 1                             0 0.0    
5 Harker, Harry 16                             47 2.9    
15 Heinz, George 16                             22 1.4    
21 House, Jack 14                             9 0.6    
16 Lethlean, Clarrie 9                             0 0.0    
8 Lilley, Charlie 13                             0 0.0    
31 Long, Fred 5                             0 0.0    
11 Lord Snr, Jack 14                             7 0.5    
4 Lyon, Francis 1                             0 0.0    
4 Lyte, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
6 Matthews, Herb 13                             6 0.5    
33 Ogilvy, Alex 4                             0 0.0    
13 Shelton, Bill 2                             2 1.0    
9 Streeter, Charlie 15                             0 0.0    
3 Thomas, Ted 12                             1 0.1    
26 Thomas, Enos 2                             1 0.5    
18 Tulloh, Percy 15                             18 1.2    
20 Walker, George 1                             0 0.0    
29 Wallace, Les 1                             0 0.0    
20 Wilson, Alf 8                             3 0.4    
25 Wilson, Percy 16                             8 0.5    
Totals 288                             149 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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