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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

Melbourne



"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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1944 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1944 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 0.36.59.614.8 92 LOST Richmond 3.810.913.1219.18 132 -40 PUN May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 4.010.413.416.4 100 LOST Essendon 3.38.413.1117.18 120 -20 WIN May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.09.29.212.5 77 LOST Carlton 4.34.49.714.8 92 -15 PUN May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Melbourne 8.413.715.922.10 142 WON Geelong 3.25.47.710.9 69 73 KAR May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 0.34.66.910.13 73 LOST St. Kilda 3.44.513.713.8 86 -13 PUN Jun 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 A Melbourne 4.46.410.515.9 99 WON Collingwood 1.26.69.810.9 69 30 VIC Jun 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.44.58.912.10 82 LOST North Melbourne 3.56.128.1715.20 110 -28 ARD Jun 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Melbourne 1.45.65.97.10 52 LOST Fitzroy 4.16.38.1010.17 77 -25 PUN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Melbourne 3.34.67.88.13 61 LOST Footscray 3.65.96.138.15 63 -2 WES Jul 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Melbourne 3.36.59.810.10 70 WON South Melbourne 3.25.76.99.13 67 3 PUN Jul 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Melbourne 6.109.1418.2122.25 157 WON Hawthorn 3.36.56.77.10 52 105 GLE Jul 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Melbourne 2.25.86.109.15 69 LOST Richmond 6.36.416.617.8 110 -41 PUN Jul 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Melbourne 3.35.96.911.12 78 LOST Essendon 3.76.713.1114.14 98 -20 PUN Jul 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Melbourne 1.24.26.68.6 54 WON Carlton 1.03.83.124.14 38 16 PRI Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Melbourne 1.64.94.158.21 69 WON Geelong 1.14.34.68.8 56 13 PUN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 1.04.25.57.10 52 LOST St. Kilda 4.59.613.1013.13 91 -39 JUN Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 2.35.68.1411.17 83 LOST Collingwood 5.110.510.715.12 102 -19 PUN Aug 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Melbourne 4.1110.1611.2614.27 111 WON Hawthorn 1.31.73.116.13 49 62 PUN Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1944 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 16                             2 0.1    
24 Beames, Percy 18                             17 0.9    
34 Bencraft, Neil 2                             3 1.5    
19 Bennett, Lloyd 9                             4 0.4    
22 Bizzaca, Tony 2                             1 0.5    
15 Bradley, Colin 3                             0 0.0    
5 Bush, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
1 Compton, Jack 3                             2 0.7    
7 Conroy, Clem 2                             0 0.0    
21 Cordner, Don 18                             2 0.1    
37 Crimmins, Bryan 1                             0 0.0    
5 Deans, Billy 18                             4 0.2    
23 Doherty, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
36 Downey, Es 16                             7 0.4    
2 Dowsing, Roy 14                             6 0.4    
5 Fanning, Fred 14                             87 6.2    
27 Galbraith, Col 4                             0 0.0    
31 Gibbs, Les 1                             0 0.0    
Hall, Ron 3                             0 0.0    
20 Herbert, Bob 13                             13 1.0    
8 Hewson, Don 1                             0 0.0    
26 Heywood, Doug 16                             8 0.5    
3 Irwin, Ron 18                             0 0.0    
39 Kennedy, Frank 6                             4 0.7    
1 Kimberley, Ron 2                             0 0.0    
10 Kramer, Gordon 9                             1 0.1    
29 Levey, Ken 7                             0 0.0    
33 Lewis, Warren 4                             3 0.8    
37 Maher, Jack 4                             2 0.5    
11 Matthews, Norm 4                             1 0.3    
33 McGrath, Frank 2                             1 0.5    
22 McGrath, Shane 2                             0 0.0    
25 McLean, Col 18                             0 0.0    
16 McPherson, Hughie 11                             6 0.5    
32 Minnis, Jack 12                             1 0.1    
12 Mueller, Jack 5                             6 1.2    
20 New, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
35 Newman, Charlie 7                             0 0.0    
9 Porter, Ivan 2                             3 1.5    
Ryan, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
38 Scanlan, Bill 10                             12 1.2    
13 Scanlan, Frank 3                             0 0.0    
4 Smith, Norm 18                             3 0.2    
39 Stock, Jack 9                             0 0.0    
28 Taylor, Percy 7                             17 2.4    
18 Walsh, Darcy 3                             0 0.0    
Totals 342                             216 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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