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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

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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1926 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1926 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 1.75.98.1013.14 92 WON St. Kilda 2.13.57.128.15 63 29 MCG May 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 1.33.48.88.10 58 LOST Carlton 1.23.84.89.15 69 -11 PRI May 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Melbourne 3.57.1015.1217.17 119 WON North Melbourne 4.07.110.314.5 89 30 MCG May 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Melbourne 6.37.69.712.7 79 LOST Collingwood 1.45.79.1012.12 84 -5 VIC May 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 6.011.216.819.8 122 WON Richmond 2.26.68.1112.17 89 33 MCG May 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 5.37.313.1015.15 105 WON Footscray 2.14.34.76.10 46 59 WES Jun 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Melbourne 2.55.1210.1412.16 88 WON South Melbourne 1.34.76.178.17 65 23 MCG Jun 7 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.35.510.911.9 75 WON Essendon 5.06.39.510.9 69 6 WIN Jun 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Melbourne 4.119.1416.2221.28 154 WON Hawthorn 0.11.51.51.7 13 141 MCG Jun 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Melbourne 2.23.46.48.5 53 LOST Geelong 2.64.95.158.19 67 -14 COR Jul 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.24.59.814.15 99 WON Fitzroy 3.14.56.68.12 60 39 MCG Jul 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Melbourne 1.510.912.1317.16 118 WON St. Kilda 2.42.52.113.11 29 89 JUN Jul 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Melbourne 4.56.107.1312.18 90 WON Carlton 2.55.76.88.10 58 32 MCG Aug 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Melbourne 1.12.85.119.16 70 WON North Melbourne 2.33.39.610.7 67 3 ARD Aug 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Melbourne 1.04.35.46.7 43 LOST Collingwood 2.74.910.1113.15 93 -50 MCG Aug 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 4.07.611.913.16 94 WON Richmond 3.36.59.710.8 68 26 PUN Aug 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 9.512.817.1420.20 140 WON Footscray 1.16.78.89.14 68 72 MCG Sep 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Melbourne 7.810.915.1218.13 121 WON Hawthorn 1.05.66.911.12 78 43 GLE Sep 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 2.74.1012.1213.17 95 WON Collingwood 3.28.89.1212.12 84 11 MCG Sep 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Melbourne 1.13.46.56.6 42 WON Essendon 1.62.74.85.9 39 3 MCG Oct 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Melbourne 4.57.714.917.17 119 WON Collingwood 1.16.47.69.8 62 57 MCG Oct 9 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1926 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Abernethy, Jim 19                             6 0.3    
32 Andersen, Eric 2                             2 1.0    
25 Cannan, Jack 1                             1 1.0    
17 Chadwick, Bert 13                             1 0.1    
10 Collins, Jack 18                             2 0.1    
12 Corbett, Bob 20                             0 0.0    
19 Coy, Harry 17                             1 0.1    
29 Davidson, Jimmy 13                             4 0.3    
24 Davie, Harry 15                             50 3.3    
31 Deane, Col 18                             16 0.9    
33 Dick, Fred 4                             1 0.3    
34 Duff, Dave 11                             26 2.4    
28 Dunbar, Hugh 17                             1 0.1    
5 Green, Ossie 20                             1 0.1    
16 Johnson Snr, Bob 20                             50 2.5    
11 Jones, Tom 2                             2 1.0    
7 Jorgensen, Frank 2                             0 0.0    
30 Lawrence, Bert 3                             0 0.0    
11 Mollison, Derek 3                             1 0.3    
22 Moyes, Harry 19                             55 2.9    
21 O'Brien, Tom 4                             0 0.0    
11 Pie, Bruce 1                             0 0.0    
9 Streeter, Charlie 21                             0 0.0    
35 Taylor, Dick 21                             6 0.3    
3 Thomas, Ted 18                             1 0.1    
18 Tulloh, Percy 2                             4 2.0    
26 Tymms, Bill 13                             4 0.3    
6 Veal, Jim 3                             1 0.3    
23 Vine, Frank 'Pop' 1                             1 1.0    
14 Warne-Smith, Ivor 20                             17 0.9    
8 White, Herbie 21                             7 0.3    
1 Wittman, Stan 16                             20 1.3    
Totals 378                             281 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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