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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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1945 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1945 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 1.46.1312.1415.18 108 WON Carlton 3.23.48.613.9 87 21 PRI Apr 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Melbourne 3.36.810.1117.16 118 WON St. Kilda 3.35.46.77.7 49 69 PUN Apr 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Melbourne 3.25.38.911.12 78 LOST Collingwood 2.26.159.1910.21 81 -3 VIC May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Melbourne 0.35.77.79.11 65 LOST Richmond 7.27.413.613.7 85 -20 PUN May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 6.211.312.518.12 120 WON Geelong 2.18.313.615.10 100 20 PUN May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.73.97.127.13 55 LOST Footscray 3.26.87.1011.16 82 -27 WES May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Melbourne 4.24.47.910.12 72 LOST North Melbourne 2.39.413.818.11 119 -47 PUN Jun 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.15.26.29.4 58 LOST South Melbourne 4.55.89.1312.16 88 -30 JUN Jun 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Melbourne 4.45.59.1111.15 81 LOST Fitzroy 6.311.613.1214.17 101 -20 PUN Jun 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.19.610.615.14 104 WON Hawthorn 2.65.1010.1312.14 86 18 PUN Jun 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Melbourne 3.65.108.129.14 68 WON Essendon 2.03.14.57.12 54 14 WIN Jun 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Melbourne 3.17.68.712.8 80 LOST Carlton 5.58.710.812.9 81 -1 PUN Jul 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Melbourne 3.34.85.1310.23 83 WON St. Kilda 6.18.38.69.10 64 19 JUN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Melbourne 3.65.68.1210.17 77 LOST Collingwood 3.36.1210.1316.16 112 -35 PUN Jul 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A Melbourne 5.37.59.1111.13 79 LOST Richmond 3.29.711.913.14 92 -13 PUN Jul 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Melbourne 5.26.810.1017.13 115 WON Geelong 4.25.37.77.14 56 59 KAR Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 3.34.69.1512.18 90 WON Footscray 4.27.79.712.9 81 9 PUN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Melbourne 2.44.57.98.10 58 LOST North Melbourne 0.23.104.1111.17 83 -25 ARD Aug 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 H Melbourne 1.35.69.1110.13 73 LOST South Melbourne 2.105.139.1712.20 92 -19 PUN Aug 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
20 A Melbourne 4.19.212.615.11 101 LOST Fitzroy 4.78.1612.2114.22 106 -5 BWS Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1945 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 6                             0 0.0    
15 Baggott, Ron 16                             25 1.6    
16 Bickford, George 5                             0 0.0    
11 Bowman, Gordon 6                             3 0.5    
7 Conroy, Clem 9                             1 0.1    
21 Cordner, Don 20                             8 0.4    
5 Deans, Billy 20                             0 0.0    
26 Downey, Es 6                             0 0.0    
2 Dowsing, Roy 19                             0 0.0    
18 Dullard, Adrian 9                             4 0.4    
33 Edge, Bruce 3                             0 0.0    
5 Fanning, Fred 19                             67 3.5    
14 Hall, Ron 2                             0 0.0    
31 Hughes Jnr, Frank 8                             0 0.0    
3 Irwin, Ron 16                             0 0.0    
24 Kennedy, Dick 9                             5 0.6    
37 Kennedy, Frank 10                             6 0.6    
10 Kramer, Gordon 12                             1 0.1    
17 La Fontaine, Allan 14                             5 0.4    
8 Latham, Ralph 16                             11 0.7    
20 Lenne, George 4                             0 0.0    
23 Leverton, Norm 2                             0 0.0    
25 McLean, Col 20                             1 0.1    
31 Mitchell, Jack 6                             9 1.5    
27 Molloy, Keith 8                             0 0.0    
12 Mueller, Jack 5                             5 1.0    
20 New, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
35 Newman, Charlie 4                             0 0.0    
22 O'Rourke, Ernie 12                             12 1.0    
32 Oppy, Jim 3                             0 0.0    
9 Porter, Ivan 19                             26 1.4    
1 Rowarth, Ernie 11                             1 0.1    
Rowe, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
19 Scanlan, Bill 14                             4 0.3    
4 Smith, Norm 17                             33 1.9    
45 Stabb, Roy 14                             2 0.1    
38 Stock, Jack 5                             0 0.0    
28 Taylor, Percy 2                             3 1.5    
30 Wilson, Norm 7                             4 0.6    
Totals 380                             236 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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