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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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1940 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1940 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 3.67.89.1116.12 108 LOST Essendon 5.78.1014.1418.17 125 -17 WIN Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Melbourne 4.410.712.1118.14 122 WON Richmond 2.47.810.1314.15 99 23 MCG May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Melbourne 3.39.914.1620.21 141 WON Footscray 2.39.614.1015.12 102 39 MCG May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Melbourne 4.57.913.1716.20 116 WON Carlton 3.35.88.913.12 90 26 PRI May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 5.69.713.1217.12 114 WON Collingwood 1.47.119.1413.20 98 16 MCG May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 3.36.87.1111.15 81 LOST Hawthorn 2.67.78.1412.15 87 -6 GLE Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A Melbourne 3.65.1510.2312.34 106 WON North Melbourne 2.06.18.18.1 49 57 ARD Jun 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Melbourne 1.38.611.812.15 87 WON Fitzroy 5.37.611.912.13 85 2 MCG Jun 17 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
9 A Melbourne 5.67.1010.1817.21 123 WON St. Kilda 4.37.913.1016.16 112 11 JUN Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Melbourne 9.613.1117.1722.19 151 LOST Geelong 7.215.419.924.10 154 -3 MCG Jun 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Melbourne 6.69.1112.1419.16 130 WON South Melbourne 3.34.107.1510.18 78 52 LAK Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Melbourne 4.27.1010.1517.20 122 WON Essendon 3.44.56.97.12 54 68 MCG Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Melbourne 4.45.710.1213.16 94 WON Richmond 4.58.613.713.9 87 7 PUN Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Melbourne 2.26.99.1115.20 110 WON Footscray 6.77.811.1712.19 91 19 WES Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Melbourne 3.25.59.814.12 96 LOST Carlton 4.410.813.1020.13 133 -37 MCG Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 4.39.410.416.8 104 WON Collingwood 3.26.510.1312.18 90 14 VIC Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 5.411.1116.1526.20 176 WON Hawthorn 3.36.57.78.14 62 114 MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 2.77.1311.1718.21 129 WON North Melbourne 2.52.85.1411.15 81 48 MCG Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 4.46.811.1714.17 101 LOST Richmond 4.39.713.816.11 107 -6 MCG Sep 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Melbourne 4.78.119.1612.18 90 WON Essendon 3.48.89.1112.13 85 5 MCG Sep 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Melbourne 4.810.1113.1515.17 107 WON Richmond 3.04.25.410.8 68 39 MCG Sep 28 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1940 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 21                             3 0.1    
16 Atkins, Jack 4                             1 0.3    
15 Baggott, Ron 21                             47 2.2    
11 Ball, Harold 13                             3 0.2    
31 Barassi Snr, Ron 14                             14 1.0    
3 Baxter, Bill 14                             0 0.0    
24 Beames, Percy 15                             30 2.0    
27 Daly, Gerry 2                             0 0.0    
2 Dowsing, Roy 11                             15 1.4    
34 Dullard, Adrian 2                             1 0.5    
35 Ellis, Noel 1                             0 0.0    
9 Emselle, Richie 21                             1 0.0    
5 Fanning, Fred 5                             5 1.0    
8 Fischer, Rowley 16                             1 0.1    
26 Furniss, Jack 5                             0 0.0    
10 Gibb, Maurie 21                             25 1.2    
32 Hingston, Dick 12                             0 0.0    
13 Jones, Les 4                             3 0.8    
1 Jones, Gordon 10                             0 0.0    
21 Kimberley, Ron 1                             1 1.0    
17 La Fontaine, Allan 19                             6 0.3    
18 Lock, Wally 15                             0 0.0    
14 Maher, Jack 6                             1 0.2    
22 McGrath, Shane 5                             0 0.0    
25 McLean, Col 11                             0 0.0    
12 Mueller, Jack 21                             38 1.8    
7 Murnane, Hugh 11                             11 1.0    
33 Neenan, Bernie 2                             1 0.5    
29 O'Keefe, Jack 13                             9 0.7    
19 Roberts, Frank 16                             0 0.0    
30 Rodda, Alby 16                             22 1.4    
4 Smith, Norm 21                             86 4.1    
5 Truscott, Keith 9                             9 1.0    
23 Wartman, Ray 21                             7 0.3    
Totals 399                             340 0.9    
 

Footnotes

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