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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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1925 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1925 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 2.55.127.169.19 73 WON St. Kilda 0.10.31.53.8 26 47 MCG May 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 0.32.73.107.12 54 LOST Collingwood 2.25.66.1010.11 71 -17 VIC May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.23.76.1012.12 84 WON Carlton 1.13.83.114.14 38 46 MCG May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.37.88.129.16 70 WON Footscray 1.35.46.56.6 42 28 WES May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 5.29.710.1012.13 85 WON North Melbourne 2.43.48.410.5 65 20 MCG May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.28.48.710.10 70 DRAW Richmond 2.55.86.139.16 70 0 PUN Jun 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.47.69.812.11 83 WON Fitzroy 1.21.33.86.9 45 38 MCG Jun 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Melbourne 3.74.1111.1414.16 100 WON South Melbourne 3.15.45.87.12 54 46 LAK Jun 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A Melbourne 0.14.56.1010.15 75 LOST Geelong 6.49.513.815.9 99 -24 COR Jun 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.16.27.38.7 55 WON Essendon 1.14.45.65.8 38 17 MCG Jul 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Melbourne 1.56.1110.1214.18 102 WON Hawthorn 2.43.55.76.10 46 56 GLE Jul 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Melbourne 5.39.59.910.10 70 WON St. Kilda 1.14.45.97.9 51 19 JUN Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Melbourne 2.14.26.97.10 52 LOST Collingwood 1.15.47.59.11 65 -13 MCG Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Melbourne 2.06.79.1018.14 122 WON Carlton 3.13.36.76.9 45 77 PRI Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Melbourne 5.26.47.410.9 69 WON Footscray 6.77.109.139.13 67 2 MCG Aug 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 0.22.73.106.10 46 LOST North Melbourne 3.35.38.711.7 73 -27 ARD Sep 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 3.25.59.79.9 63 WON Richmond 1.52.62.102.12 24 39 MCG Sep 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 3.98.1013.1314.17 101 WON Geelong 1.15.29.513.8 86 15 MCG Sep 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Melbourne 2.23.43.53.8 26 LOST Collingwood 1.34.85.98.15 63 -37 MCG Oct 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1925 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Cannan, Jack 5                             8 1.6    
17 Chadwick, Bert 18                             1 0.1    
10 Collins, Jack 19                             0 0.0    
12 Corbett, Bob 19                             2 0.1    
19 Coy, Harry 19                             0 0.0    
29 Davidson, Jimmy 13                             7 0.5    
24 Davie, Harry 19                             56 2.9    
31 Deane, Col 16                             21 1.3    
5 Donnelly, Gerry 12                             4 0.3    
28 Dunbar, Hugh 19                             4 0.2    
21 Ewer, Bobby 1                             0 0.0    
15 Heinz, George 19                             5 0.3    
11 Jones, Tom 1                             2 2.0    
7 Jorgensen, Frank 10                             1 0.1    
8 Lilley, Charlie 6                             0 0.0    
16 Mollison, Derek 19                             9 0.5    
22 Moyes, Harry 12                             26 2.2    
6 Parker, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
23 Richardson, Frank 2                             0 0.0    
20 Shelton, Bill 4                             1 0.3    
9 Streeter, Charlie 17                             0 0.0    
25 Sullivan, Jimmy 6                             0 0.0    
35 Taylor, Dick 19                             5 0.3    
3 Thomas, Ted 15                             0 0.0    
18 Tulloh, Percy 7                             12 1.7    
26 Tymms, Bill 2                             1 0.5    
14 Warne-Smith, Ivor 18                             7 0.4    
20 Wilson, Alf 3                             0 0.0    
1 Wittman, Stan 19                             22 1.2    
26 Wright, Max 1                             0 0.0    
2 Wyatt, Clarrie 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 342                             194 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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