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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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1936 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1936 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.28.211.513.9 87 LOST South Melbourne 3.57.129.1614.24 108 -21 LAK May 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Melbourne 5.49.912.1215.17 107 WON Fitzroy 3.45.75.108.11 59 48 MCG May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.03.34.44.8 32 LOST Geelong 3.64.97.1114.18 102 -70 COR May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Melbourne 4.87.1113.1716.20 116 WON Hawthorn 2.16.69.611.11 77 39 MCG May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Melbourne 4.78.915.1317.20 122 WON North Melbourne 2.16.57.711.9 75 47 ARD May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Melbourne 1.87.1110.1713.18 96 WON Footscray 3.07.39.711.14 80 16 MCG Jun 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Melbourne 4.27.69.109.13 67 LOST Collingwood 4.06.08.014.5 89 -22 VIC Jun 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Melbourne 7.211.217.520.11 131 WON St. Kilda 4.18.511.815.11 101 30 MCG Jun 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Melbourne 4.84.129.1211.17 83 WON Carlton 3.55.97.129.14 68 15 PRI Jun 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.28.512.1016.15 111 WON Essendon 2.35.68.119.13 67 44 MCG Jul 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Melbourne 4.27.512.717.10 112 WON Richmond 4.48.812.1215.13 103 9 PUN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Melbourne 4.28.712.1122.16 148 WON South Melbourne 6.310.414.1114.12 96 52 MCG Jul 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Melbourne 1.36.56.812.13 85 LOST Fitzroy 3.34.88.1013.13 91 -6 BWS Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Melbourne 3.49.914.1114.16 100 LOST Geelong 2.57.88.915.15 105 -5 MCG Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Melbourne 4.310.713.817.10 112 WON Hawthorn 3.04.26.69.8 62 50 GLE Aug 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Melbourne 2.08.410.1014.23 107 WON North Melbourne 2.64.115.145.15 45 62 MCG Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Melbourne 3.43.78.149.18 72 WON Footscray 1.44.105.148.17 65 7 WES Aug 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 0.12.74.99.13 67 LOST Collingwood 4.86.119.1711.18 84 -17 MCG Sep 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF H Melbourne 5.49.712.1114.13 97 WON Carlton 2.45.98.1611.22 88 9 MCG Sep 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Melbourne 1.43.87.148.15 63 LOST South Melbourne 2.07.011.113.11 89 -26 MCG Sep 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1936 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
15 Baggott, Ron 14 93 18.6         25 5.0         9 7 26 1.9 12 168
29 Ball, Jock 2                             0 0.0    
31 Barassi Snr, Ron 4 14 7.0         5 2.5         2 0 0 0.0 1 1
24 Beames, Percy 14 54 13.5         9 2.3         8 10 17 1.2 2 104
10 Bennett, Jack 10 32 16.0         7 3.5         7 6 10 1.0 1 61
5 Deague, Bill 18 66 11.0         32 5.3         5 9 2 0.1 1 13
11 Dean, Harden 1 14 14.0         2 2.0         3 3 0 0.0 0 0
22 Feltscheer, Ken 2                             0 0.0    
8 Fischer, Rowley 15 101 16.8         42 7.0         15 15 1 0.1 3 9
30 Foster, Jack 12 32 10.7         7 2.3         6 7 8 0.7 3 51
26 Furniss, Jack 16 55 9.2         16 2.7         10 10 1 0.1 0 6
14 Gibb, Maurie 19 91 15.2         33 5.5         5 19 18 0.9 7 115
16 Glass, Eric 'Tarzan' 19 82 11.7         30 4.3         16 20 56 2.9 15 351
6 Harrison, Jack 2                             2 1.0    
13 Jones, Les 20 130 18.6         23 3.3         26 21 23 1.2 6 144
1 Jones, Gordon 2                             1 0.5    
25 Kelly, Frank 3 13 13.0         3 3.0         3 0 1 0.3 1 7
6 Kinnear, Joe 6 22 11.0         5 2.5         4 3 0 0.0 0 0
17 La Fontaine, Allan 19 188 26.9         26 3.7         22 25 11 0.6 3 69
3 Lewis, Johnny 17 75 10.7         34 4.9         17 30 11 0.6 6 72
18 Lock, Wally 10 56 11.2         8 1.6         9 6 1 0.1 1 7
20 Long, Harry 9 31 7.8         11 2.8         8 4 0 0.0 0 0
9 Longhurst, Charlie 3                             0 0.0    
28 McNamara, Pat 17 100 14.3         22 3.1         18 16 0 0.0 0 0
11 Meehl, Sid 5                             0 0.0    
12 Mueller, Jack 18 134 19.1         79 11.3         8 16 5 0.3 1 31
32 Ogden, Gordon 16 101 16.8         15 2.5         23 14 0 0.0 0 0
21 Ralston, Bill 5                             2 0.4    
2 Reiffel, Lou 16 104 14.9         21 3.0         16 19 31 1.9 11 197
19 Roberts, Frank 18 76 12.7         12 2.0         18 20 1 0.1 0 6
27 Roberts, Archie 4 7 7.0         1 1.0         2 1 0 0.0 0 0
4 Smith, Norm 11 71 14.2         19 3.8         5 15 28 2.5 12 180
35 Taylor, Bert 13 76 12.7         29 4.8         2 8 7 0.5 3 45
23 Wartman, Ray 20 133 19.0         35 5.0         14 26 7 0.4 3 45
Totals 380                             270 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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