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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

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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1950 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1950 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 4.17.119.1213.13 91 WON Carlton 2.55.58.910.11 71 20 MCG Apr 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Melbourne 2.54.87.1110.13 73 WON Richmond 2.15.57.710.12 72 1 PUN Apr 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Melbourne 3.54.115.137.17 59 LOST North Melbourne 4.47.710.812.11 83 -24 ARD May 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.14.56.610.7 67 LOST Geelong 4.35.58.109.16 70 -3 MCG May 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Melbourne 5.59.513.916.9 105 WON Footscray 2.38.611.613.11 89 16 WES May 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Melbourne 1.66.78.1213.17 95 WON Fitzroy 1.34.44.86.8 44 51 MCG May 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.46.89.1014.12 96 WON Hawthorn 1.23.64.86.12 48 48 GLE Jun 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Melbourne 5.27.411.916.9 105 WON Collingwood 2.44.65.68.11 59 46 MCG Jun 12 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 A Melbourne 3.74.89.1213.16 94 WON South Melbourne 0.32.94.118.12 60 34 LAK Jun 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Melbourne 3.74.106.138.15 63 LOST Essendon 2.25.78.1010.12 72 -9 MCG Jun 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Melbourne 0.26.56.109.13 67 WON St. Kilda 1.92.136.166.17 53 14 JUN Jul 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Melbourne 4.44.49.1310.14 74 WON Carlton 1.46.106.128.15 63 11 PRI Jul 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Melbourne 3.26.108.1313.16 94 WON Richmond 5.35.57.99.10 64 30 MCG Jul 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Melbourne 1.11.34.54.8 32 LOST North Melbourne 3.34.66.107.13 55 -23 MCG Jul 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Melbourne 4.56.88.109.12 66 LOST Geelong 2.35.108.1113.14 92 -26 KAR Aug 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.26.412.915.11 101 WON Footscray 1.46.710.1114.14 98 3 MCG Aug 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Melbourne 1.22.53.96.11 47 LOST Fitzroy 1.44.55.87.10 52 -5 BWS Aug 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Melbourne 8.310.614.1023.18 156 WON Hawthorn 0.04.47.59.6 60 96 MCG Aug 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF A Melbourne 2.23.25.46.8 44 LOST Geelong 1.14.58.613.10 88 -44 MCG Sep 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1950 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 17                             0 0.0    
26 Bedford, Dave 4                             0 0.0    
16 Bickford, George 18                             3 0.2    
11 Bowman, Gordon 1                             0 0.0    
23 Carlon, Ken 14                             2 0.1    
3 Collins, Geoff 15                             1 0.1    
21 Cordner, Don 16                             5 0.3    
1 Cordner, Denis 19                             36 1.9    
6 Craddock, Eddie 7                             8 1.1    
5 Deans, Billy 13                             2 0.2    
32 Dockett, Len 17                             22 1.3    
8 Heywood, Doug 15                             10 0.7    
4 Hiscock, Jack 4                             3 0.8    
24 Hutchins, Ray 1                             0 0.0    
7 Jackson, Eddie 8                             2 0.3    
15 Jeffers, Max 6                             5 0.8    
14 Johnston, Bob 8                             0 0.0    
28 Lourey, Greg 2                             0 0.0    
19 Love, Colin 2                             0 0.0    
17 McGivern, Geoff 18                             11 0.6    
20 McGowan, Allan 10                             4 0.4    
22 McGrath, Shane 19                             0 0.0    
2 McKenzie, Bob 13                             22 1.7    
35 McMahen, Noel 19                             0 0.0    
36 Mueller, Jack 5                             20 4.0    
9 O'Toole, Con 4                             0 0.0    
18 Paynter, Nevin 1                             0 0.0    
34 Pound, Arthur 7                             12 1.7    
30 Rodda, Alby 18                             10 0.6    
27 Rollason, Ken 5                             13 2.6    
31 Rule, Stan 17                             4 0.2    
12 Spencer, Stuart 16                             5 0.3    
13 Spittle, Max 12                             0 0.0    
33 Thomson, Jack 14                             15 1.1    
37 Woods, Mike 15                             0 0.0    
Totals 380                             215 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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