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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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1935 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1935 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 4.46.510.715.9 99 LOST Essendon 4.315.617.724.15 159 -60 MCG Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.27.311.516.6 102 LOST Geelong 4.38.1113.1514.20 104 -2 COR May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Melbourne 5.28.911.1515.19 109 WON Hawthorn 3.65.78.811.13 79 30 MCG May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Melbourne 5.47.412.814.8 92 LOST Richmond 4.49.1214.1518.20 128 -36 PUN May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 0.53.85.99.15 69 LOST Collingwood 1.45.1010.1813.20 98 -29 MCG May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Melbourne 4.58.810.1015.13 103 LOST St. Kilda 5.48.714.1515.20 110 -7 MCG Jun 3 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
7 A Melbourne 6.48.712.818.11 119 WON North Melbourne 4.37.58.108.11 59 60 ARD Jun 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Melbourne 0.12.93.107.12 54 LOST Carlton 4.46.58.109.12 66 -12 MCG Jun 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.43.64.124.15 39 WON Footscray 2.13.14.25.4 34 5 WES Jun 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Melbourne 1.57.1212.1415.17 107 WON Fitzroy 4.36.58.813.10 88 19 BWS Jun 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.34.77.711.12 78 LOST South Melbourne 1.76.812.1118.14 122 -44 MCG Jul 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Melbourne 4.124.1210.2012.21 93 WON Essendon 3.29.710.1010.14 74 19 WIN Jul 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Melbourne 5.38.59.1011.11 77 WON Geelong 1.32.62.96.13 49 28 MCG Jul 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Melbourne 3.47.1012.1214.17 101 WON Hawthorn 1.47.49.912.10 82 19 GLE Jul 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Melbourne 1.15.55.610.8 68 LOST Richmond 2.56.88.1410.15 75 -7 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 2.62.115.1610.19 79 DRAW Collingwood 2.16.49.811.13 79 0 VIC Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Melbourne 6.17.414.816.14 110 LOST St. Kilda 0.28.214.419.8 122 -12 JUN Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 2.26.710.715.12 102 WON North Melbourne 3.45.97.107.12 54 48 MCG Sep 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1935 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
21 Backway, Fred 2                             1 0.5    
15 Baggott, Ron 7                             26 3.7    
29 Ball, Jock 8                             0 0.0    
24 Beames, Percy 14                             25 1.8    
10 Bennett, Jack 12                             11 0.9    
26 Carr, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
5 Deague, Bill 15                             1 0.1    
22 Feltscheer, Ken 2                             0 0.0    
8 Fischer, Rowley 15                             4 0.3    
30 Foster, Jack 13                             8 0.6    
14 Gibb, Maurie 18                             59 3.3    
15 Gillespie-Jones, Audley 2                             0 0.0    
16 Glass, Eric 'Tarzan' 13                             21 1.6    
33 Halloran, Frank 3                             1 0.3    
18 Hooper, Don 8                             0 0.0    
13 Jones, Les 18                             8 0.4    
1 Jones, Gordon 7                             1 0.1    
25 Kelly, Frank 13                             0 0.0    
36 Kinnear, Joe 1                             0 0.0    
17 La Fontaine, Allan 18                             1 0.1    
22 Libbis, Billy 11                             8 0.7    
20 Long, Harry 11                             0 0.0    
9 Longhurst, Charlie 14                             0 0.0    
8 Matthews, Norm 1                             0 0.0    
28 McNamara, Pat 6                             0 0.0    
11 Meehl, Sid 15                             1 0.1    
12 Mueller, Jack 18                             16 0.9    
2 Niven, Colin 8                             2 0.3    
32 Ogden, Gordon 17                             0 0.0    
6 Roberts, Archie 5                             0 0.0    
26 Smith, Len 6                             3 0.5    
4 Smith, Norm 3                             4 1.3    
35 Sweeney, Bill 2                             1 0.5    
35 Taylor, Bert 13                             5 0.4    
35 Taylor, Dick 3                             2 0.7    
23 Wartman, Ray 18                             18 1.0    
Totals 342                             227 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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