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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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1943 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1943 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 5.210.413.814.12 96 LOST Fitzroy 3.28.612.715.9 99 -3 PUN May 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.35.118.1215.19 109 WON South Melbourne 3.64.79.1212.14 86 23 PRI May 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.44.86.910.12 72 LOST Hawthorn 3.56.912.1317.15 117 -45 PUN May 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.36.57.810.11 71 LOST North Melbourne 5.77.713.815.14 104 -33 ARD May 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 4.48.411.717.11 113 LOST Richmond 4.210.1015.1321.15 141 -28 PUN Jun 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 A Melbourne 3.65.87.138.15 63 LOST Footscray 4.29.714.1321.17 143 -80 WES Jun 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 H Melbourne 2.38.710.913.14 92 WON Carlton 4.94.118.1711.21 87 5 PUN Jun 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Melbourne 3.17.310.613.9 87 WON Collingwood 2.75.108.1410.21 81 6 VIC Jun 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Melbourne 3.35.511.1316.14 110 WON St. Kilda 0.35.77.812.10 82 28 PUN Jul 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Melbourne 5.26.59.713.7 85 WON Essendon 3.14.37.109.16 70 15 WIN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Melbourne 8.215.918.1123.16 154 WON Footscray 6.07.29.611.8 74 80 PUN Jul 31 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Melbourne 4.07.17.39.6 60 LOST South Melbourne 4.48.514.921.13 139 -79 PUN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Melbourne 0.32.65.97.12 54 LOST Fitzroy 3.26.611.1015.14 104 -50 BWS Aug 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Melbourne 1.22.66.812.13 85 LOST Richmond 4.39.811.1715.19 109 -24 PUN Aug 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Melbourne 6.47.911.1616.17 113 WON Collingwood 1.46.118.1314.17 101 12 PUN Aug 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1943 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 12                             3 0.3    
24 Beames, Percy 14                             8 0.6    
15 Bradley, Colin 9                             0 0.0    
17 Cordner, Denis 1                             2 2.0    
28 Cordner Jnr, Ted 11                             0 0.0    
21 Cordner, Don 15                             2 0.1    
33 Dalton, Johnny 2                             2 1.0    
38 Dean, Harden 1                             0 0.0    
5 Deans, Billy 13                             6 0.5    
27 Deayton, Frank 7                             2 0.3    
23 Doherty, Jack 7                             0 0.0    
2 Dowsing, Roy 15                             5 0.3    
34 Dullard, Adrian 8                             18 2.3    
9 Emselle, Richie 4                             0 0.0    
5 Fanning, Fred 15                             62 4.1    
22 Ferguson, Tom 9                             7 0.8    
10 Gibb, Maurie 13                             9 0.7    
36 Hart, Ernie 1                             0 0.0    
20 Herbert, Bob 14                             25 1.8    
8 Hewson, Don 9                             0 0.0    
25 Heywood, Doug 5                             7 1.4    
26 Hobba, Ron 8                             0 0.0    
18 Hooper, Don 3                             3 1.0    
3 Irwin, Ron 1                             0 0.0    
31 Levey, Ken 10                             0 0.0    
7 Marshall, Ron 2                             0 0.0    
36 Martin, Bryan 2                             0 0.0    
11 Matthews, Norm 2                             0 0.0    
16 McPherson, Hughie 15                             8 0.5    
29 Minnis, Jack 10                             5 0.5    
3 Molloy, Keith 4                             0 0.0    
12 Mueller, Jack 1                             4 4.0    
35 Newman, Charlie 4                             0 0.0    
30 Rodda, Alby 3                             2 0.7    
26 Scanlan, Frank 4                             0 0.0    
18 Scanlan, Bill 1                             2 2.0    
1 Shadbolt, Ken 2                             0 0.0    
27 Shalless, Ralph 3                             3 1.0    
4 Smith, Norm 12                             11 0.9    
7 Stone, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
18 Walsh, Darcy 8                             0 0.0    
38 White, Ron 3                             0 0.0    
Totals 285                             196 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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