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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) –; Victorian Football Association (VFA) –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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1942 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1942 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 3.46.711.816.14 110 LOST Essendon 7.312.718.1125.14 164 -54 WIN May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Melbourne 4.36.416.818.9 117 LOST Richmond 4.214.818.830.16 196 -79 PUN May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.35.810.1011.11 77 LOST Fitzroy 4.211.313.920.13 133 -56 BWS May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Melbourne 4.55.711.1416.15 111 WON Hawthorn 1.13.65.88.17 65 46 PUN May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Melbourne 3.37.811.1616.19 115 LOST South Melbourne 7.311.618.823.10 148 -33 PRI Jun 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 H Melbourne 1.53.76.86.9 45 LOST St. Kilda 3.19.411.513.11 89 -44 PUN Jun 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A Melbourne 3.57.69.1112.11 83 WON North Melbourne 3.15.77.811.10 76 7 ARD Jun 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Melbourne 3.48.910.1111.14 80 LOST Collingwood 4.86.912.1514.21 105 -25 PUN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Melbourne 0.04.17.410.7 67 LOST Carlton 5.410.813.1013.17 95 -28 PRI Jul 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Melbourne 1.27.47.814.11 95 LOST Footscray 5.38.516.819.12 126 -31 PUN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.56.1311.1714.20 104 WON Essendon 4.17.610.712.12 84 20 PUN Jul 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Melbourne 3.74.108.1112.14 86 LOST Richmond 4.111.812.1515.21 111 -25 PUN Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Melbourne 2.36.610.812.13 85 WON Fitzroy 1.36.48.610.8 68 17 PUN Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Melbourne 4.39.1112.1416.22 118 WON Hawthorn 1.51.84.137.15 57 61 GLE Aug 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Melbourne 4.15.28.514.7 91 LOST South Melbourne 2.93.1110.1814.23 107 -16 PUN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1942 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
14 Archibald, George 11                             0 0.0    
15 Baggott, Ron 7                             19 2.7    
24 Beames, Percy 14                             28 2.0    
29 Bradley, Colin 4                             0 0.0    
5 Bush, Tom 4                             2 0.5    
28 Cordner Jnr, Ted 11                             0 0.0    
21 Cordner, Don 12                             2 0.2    
26 Deans, Billy 4                             3 0.8    
27 Deayton, Frank 10                             0 0.0    
2 Dowsing, Roy 15                             2 0.1    
34 Dullard, Adrian 8                             7 0.9    
9 Emselle, Richie 13                             2 0.2    
5 Fanning, Fred 15                             37 2.5    
16 Ferguson, Tom 5                             1 0.2    
22 Franklin, Arthur 3                             2 0.7    
10 Gibb, Maurie 14                             4 0.3    
31 Gibbs, Les 9                             4 0.4    
7 Heal, Jack 3                             1 0.3    
29 Helmer, Clyde 2                             3 1.5    
8 Hewson, Don 8                             0 0.0    
7 Kramer, Gordon 2                             0 0.0    
17 La Fontaine, Allan 12                             5 0.4    
13 Lenne, George 13                             0 0.0    
36 Martin, Bryan 3                             0 0.0    
11 Matthews, Norm 8                             0 0.0    
McDonald, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
25 McPherson, Hughie 9                             0 0.0    
Minnis, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
12 Mueller, Jack 13                             26 2.0    
22 Neenan, Bernie 1                             2 2.0    
29 O'Keefe, Jack 5                             2 0.4    
35 Powell, Danny 7                             6 0.9    
30 Rodda, Alby 8                             9 1.1    
19 Shearer, Ray 2                             0 0.0    
4 Smith, Norm 10                             30 3.0    
3 Spargo Snr, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
32 Stone, Bob 3                             0 0.0    
1 Truscott, Keith 1                             1 1.0    
18 Walsh, Darcy 7                             0 0.0    
23 Wartman, Ray 1                             0 0.0    
20 Wood, Ted 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 285                             198 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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