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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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1928 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1928 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.18.38.513.7 85 WON Essendon 3.26.48.411.6 72 13 WIN Apr 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Melbourne 1.23.43.86.11 47 WON Geelong 1.72.113.164.16 40 7 MCG Apr 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Melbourne 5.310.713.1217.16 118 WON Fitzroy 2.45.69.1012.12 84 34 BWS May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Melbourne 2.34.75.97.13 55 WON Richmond 2.23.55.106.15 51 4 MCG May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Melbourne 6.29.713.1116.14 110 WON Hawthorn 4.57.1310.1514.17 101 9 GLE May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Melbourne 2.36.410.613.8 86 WON St. Kilda 2.26.49.811.8 74 12 MCG May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Melbourne 5.67.1010.1214.16 100 WON North Melbourne 1.02.45.75.7 37 63 ARD Jun 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.46.78.1010.14 74 WON Carlton 3.36.39.59.10 64 10 MCG Jun 4 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
9 A Melbourne 6.16.610.911.14 80 LOST Collingwood 4.46.911.1213.14 92 -12 VIC Jun 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Melbourne 2.46.57.713.12 90 WON South Melbourne 4.66.79.1211.12 78 12 LAK Jun 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H Melbourne 1.14.39.710.8 68 WON Footscray 3.14.45.68.8 56 12 MCG Jun 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.54.146.168.19 67 LOST Essendon 3.55.611.1212.17 89 -22 MCG Jul 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Melbourne 0.14.46.57.13 55 WON Geelong 3.94.106.146.15 51 4 COR Jul 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Melbourne 6.29.914.1418.18 126 WON Fitzroy 1.34.88.1011.13 79 47 MCG Jul 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Melbourne 2.26.66.77.8 50 LOST Richmond 3.23.67.911.13 79 -29 PUN Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.33.105.1312.16 88 WON Hawthorn 1.45.46.79.10 64 24 MCG Aug 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Melbourne 3.44.96.1211.15 81 LOST St. Kilda 6.28.510.812.10 82 -1 JUN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 5.27.1113.1818.19 127 WON North Melbourne 0.12.14.26.4 40 87 MCG Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 3.13.44.89.8 62 DRAW Collingwood 4.55.59.89.8 62 0 MCG Sep 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2SFR A Melbourne 1.41.63.89.10 64 LOST Collingwood 2.23.35.710.8 68 -4 MCG Sep 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1928 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 14                             20 1.4    
18 Barnes, Charlie 20                             0 0.0    
21 Beare, Gerry 2                             0 0.0    
19 Carr, Clem 2                             0 0.0    
17 Chadwick, Bert 16                             10 0.6    
10 Collins, Jack 17                             2 0.1    
12 Corbett, Bob 18                             3 0.2    
19 Coy, Harry 7                             0 0.0    
29 Davidson, Jimmy 20                             9 0.5    
31 Deane, Col 15                             6 0.4    
7 Driver, Vince 2                             0 0.0    
28 Dunbar, Hugh 13                             17 1.3    
24 Haw, Jack 4                             2 0.5    
6 Hope, Allan 4                             7 1.8    
16 Johnson Snr, Bob 17                             55 3.2    
39 Latham, Bill 5                             0 0.0    
21 London, Bill 1                             1 1.0    
5 McConville, Tommy 18                             25 1.4    
20 Meade, Les 1                             0 0.0    
11 Mollison, Derek 7                             1 0.1    
38 Moodie, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
32 Ogden, Gordon 11                             3 0.3    
9 Streeter, Charlie 12                             0 0.0    
35 Taylor, Dick 20                             3 0.2    
3 Thomas, Ted 12                             0 0.0    
26 Tymms, Bill 14                             1 0.1    
34 Usher, Ray 10                             0 0.0    
23 Vine, Frank 'Pop' 15                             10 0.7    
14 Warne-Smith, Ivor 20                             13 0.7    
8 White, Herbie 17                             7 0.4    
1 Wittman, Stan 19                             34 1.8    
2 Wood, Barney 5                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             229 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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