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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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1946 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1946 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 8.215.515.920.17 137 WON Geelong 2.67.118.1312.19 91 46 PUN Apr 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 2.35.99.1010.12 72 WON Carlton 3.35.56.109.12 66 6 PRI Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.16.77.1012.13 85 LOST Essendon 10.512.818.1121.15 141 -56 WIN May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Melbourne 3.66.87.1112.15 87 WON South Melbourne 1.54.68.811.8 74 13 PUN May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Melbourne 6.89.811.1112.13 85 LOST Footscray 2.011.614.722.14 146 -61 PUN May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 3.33.69.1113.13 91 LOST Hawthorn 4.48.811.916.10 106 -15 GLE May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Melbourne 0.13.33.65.11 41 LOST Fitzroy 4.47.712.814.13 97 -56 PUN Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.21.53.83.9 27 LOST North Melbourne 0.05.25.29.2 56 -29 ARD Jun 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Melbourne 5.69.612.1114.12 96 WON St. Kilda 1.35.46.68.9 57 39 PUN Jun 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Melbourne 5.37.511.513.8 86 WON Richmond 3.43.89.149.16 70 16 PUN Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Melbourne 2.15.410.813.13 91 WON Collingwood 4.74.810.910.9 69 22 PUN Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Melbourne 4.511.717.1021.14 140 WON Geelong 7.210.411.415.7 97 43 KAR Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Melbourne 2.07.88.1010.12 72 WON Carlton 3.93.97.127.13 55 17 PUN Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Melbourne 4.58.119.209.24 78 WON Essendon 3.25.67.910.13 73 5 PUN Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A Melbourne 5.37.511.1014.11 95 LOST South Melbourne 4.48.910.1215.16 106 -11 JUN Aug 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Melbourne 2.15.88.816.16 112 WON Footscray 3.76.812.1213.13 91 21 WES Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 4.29.511.818.15 123 WON Hawthorn 4.49.513.513.8 86 37 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Melbourne 7.27.78.710.9 69 WON Fitzroy 2.27.78.89.11 65 4 BWS Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 H Melbourne 5.48.513.717.11 113 WON North Melbourne 1.07.58.811.10 76 37 MCG Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF H Melbourne 2.810.1312.1517.18 120 WON Footscray 4.47.713.1015.12 102 18 MCG Sep 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Melbourne 2.35.99.1316.17 113 WON Collingwood 5.88.1113.1214.16 100 13 MCG Sep 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Melbourne 8.310.411.513.9 87 LOST Essendon 7.29.720.1522.18 150 -63 MCG Oct 5 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1946 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
10 Arnold, Lance 4                             1 0.3    
36 Bell, Des 5                             2 0.4    
16 Bickford, George 18                             3 0.2    
11 Bowman, Gordon 19                             3 0.2    
34 Byfield, Arnold 'Bud' 18                             10 0.6    
7 Conroy, Clem 1                             0 0.0    
29 Copsey, Alf 5                             0 0.0    
23 Cordner Jnr, Ted 19                             0 0.0    
21 Cordner, Don 22                             2 0.1    
27 Daly, Gerry 3                             1 0.3    
5 Deans, Billy 22                             3 0.1    
32 Dockett, Len 18                             4 0.2    
2 Dowsing, Roy 14                             0 0.0    
28 Dullard, Adrian 11                             14 1.3    
5 Fanning, Fred 20                             56 2.8    
14 Hall, Ron 8                             2 0.3    
32 Hingston, Dick 3                             0 0.0    
3 Irwin, Ron 13                             0 0.0    
24 Kennedy, Dick 4                             6 1.5    
17 Kennedy, Frank 15                             1 0.1    
18 Lock, Wally 15                             0 0.0    
22 McGrath, Shane 20                             2 0.1    
25 McLean, Col 20                             0 0.0    
35 McMahen, Noel 3                             0 0.0    
37 Mitchell, Jim 13                             18 1.4    
12 Mueller, Jack 22                             58 2.6    
27 O'Rourke, Ernie 14                             28 2.0    
9 Porter, Ivan 4                             2 0.5    
15 Quinn, Jack 6                             5 0.8    
30 Rodda, Alby 16                             19 1.2    
1 Rowarth, Ernie 7                             1 0.1    
29 Rowe, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
31 Rule, Stan 18                             3 0.2    
19 Scanlan, Bill 7                             2 0.3    
26 Shalless, Ralph 1                             0 0.0    
4 Smith, Norm 19                             33 1.7    
8 Stabb, Roy 9                             0 0.0    
20 Wilson, Norm 3                             9 3.0    
Totals 440                             288 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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