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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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1939 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1939 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 1.52.106.1411.18 84 LOST Richmond 6.59.911.1317.19 121 -37 MCG Apr 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 4.411.1015.1121.15 141 WON Essendon 6.57.815.1719.21 135 6 WIN Apr 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Melbourne 1.24.610.1216.16 112 WON St. Kilda 3.76.129.1710.21 81 31 MCG May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Melbourne 3.68.1012.1615.20 110 WON North Melbourne 1.08.210.411.8 74 36 ARD May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Melbourne 4.18.713.1315.16 106 WON Geelong 5.76.811.1312.18 90 16 COR May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Melbourne 5.79.1416.1919.23 137 WON South Melbourne 0.20.42.53.12 30 107 MCG May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Melbourne 4.38.911.1118.14 122 WON Fitzroy 2.86.1110.1314.15 99 23 BWS Jun 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Melbourne 5.212.316.618.14 122 WON Footscray 3.36.410.1015.13 103 19 MCG Jun 12 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
9 A Melbourne 4.28.211.515.13 103 LOST Carlton 4.39.914.1619.19 133 -30 PRI Jun 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Melbourne 3.58.1214.1922.22 154 WON Collingwood 2.25.55.88.12 60 94 MCG Jun 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Melbourne 4.34.55.107.12 54 WON Hawthorn 1.15.36.38.4 52 2 GLE Jul 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Melbourne 3.45.812.1315.16 106 WON Richmond 4.27.1010.1313.21 99 7 PUN Jul 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Melbourne 1.54.104.137.18 60 LOST Essendon 2.45.88.1310.17 77 -17 MCG Jul 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Melbourne 2.17.611.1115.12 102 WON St. Kilda 1.13.96.1110.18 78 24 JUN Jul 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Melbourne 4.48.1010.1514.18 102 WON North Melbourne 2.23.27.59.6 60 42 MCG Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Melbourne 2.513.1119.1322.16 148 WON Geelong 2.62.910.1113.17 95 53 MCG Aug 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Melbourne 2.36.59.912.12 84 WON South Melbourne 3.36.510.811.14 80 4 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 1.56.108.1111.15 81 WON Fitzroy 2.54.54.104.11 35 46 MCG Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 3.45.910.1115.14 104 WON Collingwood 3.37.109.1412.18 90 14 MCG Sep 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Melbourne 3.510.1015.1421.22 148 WON Collingwood 6.510.613.914.11 95 53 MCG Sep 30 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1939 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
36 Anderson Jnr, Sid 11                             8 0.7    
15 Baggott, Ron 18                             34 1.9    
11 Ball, Harold 20                             30 1.5    
31 Barassi Snr, Ron 13                             28 2.2    
3 Baxter, Bill 3                             0 0.0    
24 Beames, Percy 13                             37 2.8    
33 Buckley, Ted 9                             0 0.0    
16 Daly, Gerry 2                             0 0.0    
2 Dowsing, Roy 2                             1 0.5    
9 Emselle, Richie 17                             0 0.0    
8 Fischer, Rowley 14                             4 0.3    
26 Furniss, Jack 12                             1 0.1    
10 Gibb, Maurie 6                             5 0.8    
28 Gibbs, Les 1                             0 0.0    
6 Giles, Ian 6                             0 0.0    
22 Harley, Harry 14                             3 0.2    
32 Hingston, Dick 19                             0 0.0    
1 Jones, Gordon 12                             0 0.0    
13 Jones, Les 20                             23 1.2    
21 Kimberley, Ron 11                             3 0.3    
17 La Fontaine, Allan 18                             5 0.3    
18 Lock, Wally 14                             0 0.0    
14 Maher, Jack 9                             2 0.2    
12 Mueller, Jack 16                             25 1.6    
7 Murnane, Hugh 7                             6 0.9    
29 O'Keefe, Jack 13                             7 0.5    
5 Reiffel, Lou 1                             2 2.0    
19 Roberts, Frank 13                             0 0.0    
30 Rodda, Alby 9                             14 1.6    
4 Smith, Norm 20                             54 2.7    
35 Symonds, Derek 1                             0 0.0    
5 Truscott, Keith 17                             10 0.6    
23 Wartman, Ray 18                             7 0.4    
20 Williams, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 380                             309 0.8    
 

Footnotes

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