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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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1930 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1930 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 5.36.68.1613.17 95 WON South Melbourne 2.45.96.119.16 70 25 LAK May 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Melbourne 5.47.913.1314.16 100 WON Geelong 0.03.73.118.15 63 37 MCG May 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Melbourne 3.68.1011.1215.14 104 WON Fitzroy 2.27.410.515.9 99 5 BWS May 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Melbourne 3.211.414.918.15 123 WON North Melbourne 2.68.1112.1215.12 102 21 MCG May 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 4.57.914.1517.18 120 WON Footscray 2.15.58.79.8 62 58 MCG May 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 3.37.67.710.7 67 LOST St. Kilda 5.25.56.1011.10 76 -9 JUN Jun 9 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.37.79.1111.13 79 LOST Collingwood 3.66.811.914.13 97 -18 MCG Jun 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.66.98.129.18 72 WON Carlton 4.65.87.149.16 70 2 PRI Jun 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Melbourne 6.27.411.1017.12 114 WON Essendon 3.57.149.2011.22 88 26 MCG Jun 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Melbourne 1.43.54.77.10 52 LOST Richmond 4.38.712.1614.20 104 -52 PUN Jul 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.35.48.912.10 82 WON Hawthorn 1.05.46.46.5 41 41 MCG Jul 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Melbourne 2.43.74.157.19 61 WON Footscray 1.26.67.88.10 58 3 WES Jul 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Melbourne 1.43.57.812.10 82 WON St. Kilda 2.24.47.99.11 65 17 MCG Jul 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Melbourne 1.33.37.68.9 57 LOST Collingwood 3.43.87.1115.14 104 -47 VIC Aug 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Melbourne 3.56.68.812.11 83 WON Carlton 3.26.58.811.11 77 6 MCG Aug 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 6.36.511.712.7 79 LOST Essendon 3.07.49.613.11 89 -10 WIN Aug 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 2.14.65.78.14 62 LOST Richmond 3.55.78.1312.14 86 -24 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Melbourne 1.04.96.1110.17 77 LOST Hawthorn 5.85.1010.1812.18 90 -13 GLE Sep 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1930 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 12                             4 0.3    
37 Cassidy, George 5                             0 0.0    
10 Collins, Jack 16                             0 0.0    
22 Conole, Reg 8                             2 0.3    
15 Crapper, Harry 7                             7 1.0    
18 Cutler, Bill 15                             6 0.4    
29 Davidson, Jimmy 18                             6 0.3    
5 Davidson, Hec 12                             5 0.4    
31 Deane, Col 4                             0 0.0    
7 Driver, Vince 2                             0 0.0    
6 Esposito, Ted 8                             6 0.8    
33 Frood, Geoff 1                             2 2.0    
39 Gough, Lew 1                             0 0.0    
28 Jackson, Webber 9                             0 0.0    
24 Jackson, Colin 2                             0 0.0    
16 Johnson Snr, Bob 16                             27 1.7    
20 Long, Harry 14                             7 0.5    
17 MacDonald, Bill 14                             0 0.0    
3 Margitich, George 17                             73 4.3    
38 Moodie, Jim 9                             0 0.0    
2 Murray, Wyn 18                             0 0.0    
32 Ogden, Gordon 13                             0 0.0    
19 Pemberton, Edwin 16                             3 0.2    
12 Power, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
30 Steel, Howard 4                             1 0.3    
35 Taylor, Dick 18                             11 0.6    
26 Tymms, Bill 13                             0 0.0    
34 Usher, Ray 16                             1 0.1    
21 Vanthoff, Bill 12                             12 1.0    
23 Vine, Frank 'Pop' 9                             3 0.3    
14 Warne-Smith, Ivor 17                             23 1.4    
1 Wittman, Stan 15                             13 0.9    
Totals 342                             212 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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