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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) –; Victorian Football Association (VFA) –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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1929 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1929 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 4.15.310.612.8 80 WON South Melbourne 1.42.73.127.16 58 22 MCG Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 1.32.33.93.10 28 LOST Geelong 2.17.77.812.15 87 -59 COR May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Melbourne 1.26.69.1015.17 107 WON Fitzroy 5.16.19.412.4 76 31 MCG May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Melbourne 3.65.910.1314.15 99 WON North Melbourne 3.15.35.46.5 41 58 ARD May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Melbourne 5.56.68.911.9 75 DRAW Footscray 0.07.58.810.15 75 0 WES May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Melbourne 3.44.45.88.13 61 WON St. Kilda 3.16.58.98.11 59 2 MCG Jun 3 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
7 A Melbourne 1.03.27.39.5 59 LOST Collingwood 4.18.68.712.11 83 -24 VIC Jun 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Melbourne 0.32.82.85.12 42 LOST Carlton 4.46.810.1310.17 77 -35 MCG Jun 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.15.69.912.10 82 WON Essendon 1.34.510.711.10 76 6 WIN Jun 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Melbourne 2.15.57.610.8 68 WON Richmond 2.35.47.89.11 65 3 MCG Jul 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Melbourne 2.13.64.67.11 53 WON Hawthorn 3.23.45.115.13 43 10 GLE Jul 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Melbourne 1.44.78.119.15 69 LOST South Melbourne 5.36.610.812.10 82 -13 LAK Jul 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Melbourne 2.33.65.136.14 50 WON Geelong 3.34.74.106.12 48 2 MCG Jul 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Melbourne 2.33.59.811.11 77 WON Fitzroy 1.32.53.95.11 41 36 BWS Aug 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Melbourne 3.45.911.1015.17 107 WON North Melbourne 3.84.95.116.14 50 57 MCG Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Melbourne 0.34.119.1411.16 82 WON Footscray 3.14.15.16.5 41 41 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Melbourne 2.83.85.136.13 49 LOST St. Kilda 1.04.46.89.12 66 -17 JUN Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 1.23.34.65.10 40 LOST Collingwood 2.44.79.1114.12 96 -56 MCG Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1929 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 18                             6 0.3    
15 Barnes, Charlie 5                             0 0.0    
11 Beaumont, Art 2                             0 0.0    
19 Carr, Clem 2                             0 0.0    
37 Cassidy, George 5                             3 0.6    
10 Collins, Jack 18                             0 0.0    
21 Comber, Mick 1                             1 1.0    
12 Corbett, Bob 18                             0 0.0    
29 Davidson, Jimmy 18                             16 0.9    
31 Deane, Col 16                             3 0.2    
7 Driver, Vince 5                             0 0.0    
6 Esposito, Ted 14                             2 0.1    
22 Green, Ossie 11                             0 0.0    
24 Haw, Jack 9                             4 0.4    
16 Johnson Snr, Bob 14                             28 2.0    
25 Jones, Tom 8                             10 1.3    
20 Long, Harry 7                             3 0.4    
17 MacDonald, Bill 15                             3 0.2    
5 McConville, Tommy 7                             7 1.0    
28 McCrae, Henry 3                             7 2.3    
38 Moodie, Jim 4                             3 0.8    
2 Murray, Wyn 17                             0 0.0    
32 Ogden, Gordon 9                             0 0.0    
18 Proudfoot, Alec 1                             0 0.0    
35 Taylor, Dick 17                             30 1.8    
26 Tymms, Bill 12                             0 0.0    
34 Usher, Ray 16                             0 0.0    
23 Vine, Frank 'Pop' 11                             4 0.4    
14 Warne-Smith, Ivor 18                             19 1.1    
8 White, Herbie 12                             4 0.3    
1 Wittman, Stan 11                             16 1.5    
Totals 324                             169 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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