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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) 1897–2023

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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1937 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1937 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 7.39.510.714.8 92 WON Richmond 2.32.96.109.12 66 26 MCG Apr 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 6.1011.1221.1825.20 170 WON Essendon 0.17.48.513.7 85 85 WIN May 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Melbourne 4.58.713.1415.17 107 WON Carlton 1.35.78.910.11 71 36 MCG May 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Melbourne 3.64.117.1612.23 95 WON St. Kilda 3.88.1010.1612.18 90 5 JUN May 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 2.44.108.1413.23 101 WON Collingwood 4.16.57.1011.10 76 25 MCG May 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 4.26.78.911.12 78 WON Footscray 5.05.57.88.8 56 22 WES May 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Melbourne 5.312.717.1325.16 166 WON North Melbourne 2.43.54.95.14 44 122 MCG Jun 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Melbourne 5.48.614.1115.15 105 WON Hawthorn 3.35.96.912.10 82 23 GLE Jun 14 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
9 H Melbourne 1.26.76.109.17 71 LOST Geelong 6.310.413.1215.14 104 -33 MCG Jun 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Melbourne 4.75.117.1711.23 89 WON Fitzroy 1.31.56.57.8 50 39 BWS Jun 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Melbourne 6.19.510.713.10 88 WON South Melbourne 5.17.28.1211.16 82 6 MCG Jul 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Melbourne 5.57.611.813.10 88 LOST Richmond 5.410.1012.1015.12 102 -14 PUN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Melbourne 3.35.410.711.13 79 WON Essendon 1.43.95.108.15 63 16 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Melbourne 6.410.512.716.8 104 LOST Carlton 6.410.1015.1616.24 120 -16 PRI Jul 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Melbourne 4.59.813.1418.16 124 WON St. Kilda 3.47.99.1211.18 84 40 MCG Jul 31 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Melbourne 4.69.1313.1522.21 153 WON Collingwood 8.413.819.1421.16 142 11 VIC Aug 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 6.310.1012.1315.15 105 WON Footscray 1.02.38.810.14 74 31 MCG Aug 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Melbourne 1.35.610.1219.16 130 WON North Melbourne 3.43.69.1013.13 91 39 ARD Aug 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 2.29.910.1316.17 113 LOST Geelong 5.311.513.919.11 125 -12 MCG Sep 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Melbourne 2.26.37.77.10 52 LOST Collingwood 5.26.412.616.11 107 -55 MCG Sep 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1937 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 1                             0 0.0    
15 Baggott, Ron 18 124 15.5         44 6.3         11 18 51 2.8 19 325
29 Ball, Jock 1                             0 0.0    
31 Barassi Snr, Ron 14 87 14.5         9 1.8         12 7 24 1.7 6 150
24 Beames, Percy 20 189 21.0         33 4.1         21 30 44 2.2 21 285
33 Buckley, Ted 16 116 16.6         38 5.4         9 12 1 0.1 2 8
25 Chandler, Bert 11 64 12.8         19 3.8         17 11 0 0.0 0 0
20 Coolahan, Jack 3 14 14.0         3 3.0         5 2 1 0.3 1 7
9 Emselle, Richie 3 22 11.0         7 3.5         2 4 0 0.0 1 1
8 Fischer, Rowley 17 128 16.0         68 9.7         9 26 4 0.2 0 24
30 Foster, Jack 4 12 12.0         5 5.0         2 0 1 0.3 0 6
26 Furniss, Jack 6 20 6.7         1 0.5         2 3 0 0.0 0 0
14 Gibb, Maurie 10 60 15.0         14 4.7         5 9 15 1.5 8 98
16 Glass, Eric 'Tarzan' 8 12 6.0         3 3.0         1 1 17 2.1 2 104
13 Jones, Les 20 150 16.7         33 4.1         23 21 14 0.7 12 96
1 Jones, Gordon 15 75 10.7         20 2.9         17 19 0 0.0 0 0
6 Kinnear, Joe 10 48 9.6         10 2.5         18 6 0 0.0 0 0
17 La Fontaine, Allan 17 151 21.6         21 3.5         16 16 3 0.2 3 21
3 Lewis, Johnny 17 84 10.5         33 4.7         12 20 4 0.2 6 30
18 Lock, Wally 13 101 16.8         21 4.2         14 16 8 0.6 5 53
20 Long, Harry 8 31 7.8         10 2.5         4 6 0 0.0 0 0
28 McNamara, Pat 17 140 15.6         40 5.0         17 22 0 0.0 0 0
12 Mueller, Jack 19 125 15.6         57 8.1         9 13 16 0.8 13 109
7 Murnane, Hugh 17 94 11.8         20 2.9         8 14 14 0.8 9 93
32 Ogden, Gordon 17 134 16.8         32 4.6         32 16 0 0.0 0 0
27 Penberthy, Stan 11 57 9.5         13 2.2         5 18 0 0.0 3 3
2 Reiffel, Lou 8 56 14.0         18 4.5         8 6 22 2.8 5 137
11 Reilly, Beres 3                             1 0.3    
19 Roberts, Frank 15 104 13.0         24 3.4         21 13 4 0.3 0 24
4 Smith, Norm 20 158 17.6         55 6.9         17 27 45 2.3 24 294
5 Truscott, Keith 12 99 19.8         16 3.2         9 6 7 0.6 4 46
23 Wartman, Ray 9 68 17.0         15 5.0         6 16 4 0.4 0 24
Totals 380                             300 0.8    
 

Footnotes

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