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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

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"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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1932 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1932 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 1.15.78.99.11 65 LOST South Melbourne 3.47.78.1111.19 85 -20 LAK Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Melbourne 2.44.76.127.13 55 LOST Richmond 1.44.129.1615.26 116 -61 MOT May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.41.66.86.14 50 LOST Hawthorn 1.34.106.108.11 59 -9 GLE May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.38.410.714.11 95 LOST Geelong 8.314.517.820.13 133 -38 MOT May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Melbourne 5.38.1010.1212.16 88 LOST North Melbourne 6.310.414.718.10 118 -30 ARD May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Melbourne 1.26.58.89.9 63 LOST Carlton 3.24.129.1412.15 87 -24 MOT Jun 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.46.139.1611.17 83 LOST Collingwood 7.47.513.516.5 101 -18 VIC Jun 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.52.52.63.9 27 LOST Footscray 3.06.29.310.7 67 -40 WES Jun 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Melbourne 1.26.68.812.13 85 WON St. Kilda 3.34.48.910.14 74 11 MCG Jul 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Melbourne 5.19.615.915.12 102 WON Fitzroy 5.27.38.713.12 90 12 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Melbourne 2.23.35.97.11 53 WON Essendon 0.42.104.126.14 50 3 WIN Jul 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Melbourne 1.32.98.1112.12 84 LOST South Melbourne 3.37.1010.1213.15 93 -9 MCG Jul 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Melbourne 0.22.55.610.6 66 LOST Richmond 4.67.89.1612.18 90 -24 PUN Jul 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Melbourne 6.08.210.312.4 76 WON Hawthorn 3.15.66.810.12 72 4 MCG Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Melbourne 1.22.53.75.13 43 LOST Geelong 4.610.712.1315.14 104 -61 COR Aug 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Melbourne 3.35.611.814.9 93 LOST North Melbourne 2.25.89.1716.22 118 -25 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Melbourne 1.36.86.99.9 63 LOST Carlton 5.57.812.1215.15 105 -42 PRI Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 4.59.711.1013.12 90 LOST Collingwood 4.210.614.1016.17 113 -23 MCG Sep 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1932 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 9 7 7.0         2 2.0         1 3 1 0.1 0 6
8 Adams, Bill 'Bull' 15 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 11 0.7 0 66
7 Avery, Bert 15 31 15.5         9 4.5         5 5 1 0.1 0 6
24 Beames, Percy 16 43 21.5         14 7.0         2 5 7 0.4 3 45
22 Conole, Reg 13                             2 0.2    
30 Cunningham, Dan 1 16 16.0         2 2.0         3 3 0 0.0 2 2
29 Davidson, Jimmy 17 20 20.0         0 0.0         7 5 5 0.3 0 30
5 Davidson, Hec 2                             0 0.0    
5 Deague, Bill 4                             1 0.3    
9 Dickens, Arthur 13 48 24.0         12 6.0         4 5 7 0.5 2 44
25 Earle, Bill 9 20 20.0         5 5.0         0 4 0 0.0 0 0
6 Esposito, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
13 Hogan, Joe 1                             0 0.0    
18 Hooper, Don 13 28 14.0         12 6.0         2 3 11 0.8 1 67
28 Jackson, Webber 3                             0 0.0    
16 Johnson Snr, Bob 7                             14 2.0    
17 Kinnear, Joe 15 16 16.0         2 2.0         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
20 Long, Harry 17 33 16.5         13 6.5         4 3 4 0.2 0 24
3 Margitich, George 17 24 12.0         6 3.0         4 7 60 3.5 6 366
10 McInnes, Geoff 4 21 21.0         8 8.0         2 8 4 1.0 4 28
15 McMahon, Tom 2                             0 0.0    
38 Moodie, Jim 1 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 1 0 0.0 0 0
2 Murray, Wyn 10 20 20.0         5 5.0         3 6 1 0.1 1 7
1 Nolan, Leo 6                             4 0.7    
32 Ogden, Gordon 12 43 21.5         9 4.5         6 3 0 0.0 0 0
11 Ogden, Terry 3                             0 0.0    
19 Pemberton, Edwin 9 22 22.0         7 7.0         2 2 1 0.1 0 6
40 Pickford, Jack 2 12 12.0         3 3.0         3 2 0 0.0 0 0
31 Power, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
14 Richardson, Jack 1 14 14.0         4 4.0         4 1 0 0.0 0 0
26 Riley, Lou 8 6 6.0         0 0.0         2 1 15 1.9 1 91
6 Roberts, Archie 10 9 9.0         4 4.0         0 3 0 0.0 0 0
33 Rutherford, Ron 1                             1 1.0    
12 Ryan, Alan 9 12 12.0         3 3.0         6 2 0 0.0 0 0
35 Sellers, Ike 2                             0 0.0    
11 Smith, Frank 2 10 10.0         2 2.0         2 1 0 0.0 0 0
30 Steel, Howard 2                             1 0.5    
12 Thomas, Ted 3                             0 0.0    
26 Tymms, Bill 7 13 13.0         2 2.0         6 2 1 0.1 0 6
34 Usher, Ray 15 37 18.5         3 1.5         13 5 0 0.0 0 0
21 Vanthoff, Bill 12 28 14.0         6 3.0         6 6 13 1.1 1 79
23 Vine, Frank 'Pop' 18 34 17.0         13 6.5         4 4 1 0.1 0 6
14 Warne-Smith, Ivor 13 17 17.0         6 6.0         2 2 14 1.1 2 86
Totals 342                             180 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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