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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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1951 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1951 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.13.85.810.16 76 LOST Essendon 3.44.613.813.8 86 -10 WIN Apr 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Melbourne 0.43.75.117.15 57 LOST Collingwood 1.36.89.1315.16 106 -49 MCG Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Melbourne 4.35.76.118.12 60 LOST Fitzroy 2.45.78.912.12 84 -24 MCG May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Melbourne 2.28.310.414.7 91 LOST St. Kilda 4.36.714.815.8 98 -7 JUN May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Melbourne 2.45.98.1111.12 78 LOST South Melbourne 3.27.311.315.6 96 -18 LAK May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Melbourne 3.47.98.911.12 78 WON Carlton 4.55.65.68.10 58 20 MCG Jun 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Melbourne 2.44.96.109.13 67 LOST Richmond 1.35.69.712.9 81 -14 MCG Jun 11 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.63.83.116.12 48 LOST North Melbourne 1.15.28.514.9 93 -45 ARD Jun 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Melbourne 1.11.72.115.19 49 LOST Footscray 6.49.1119.1223.14 152 -103 MCG Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Melbourne 2.15.47.57.7 49 LOST Geelong 4.27.69.812.12 84 -35 MCG Jul 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Melbourne 4.28.411.513.8 86 LOST Hawthorn 3.110.413.818.12 120 -34 GLE Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.35.37.58.6 54 LOST Essendon 4.15.48.1010.14 74 -20 MCG Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Melbourne 6.16.29.712.10 82 LOST Collingwood 2.69.1212.1618.21 129 -47 VIC Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Melbourne 1.32.44.96.9 45 LOST Fitzroy 0.03.105.118.21 69 -24 BWS Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Melbourne 1.22.85.96.12 48 LOST St. Kilda 3.36.37.59.6 60 -12 MCG Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Melbourne 4.48.711.1215.16 106 LOST South Melbourne 5.29.1013.1418.17 125 -19 MCG Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Melbourne 4.36.78.78.13 61 LOST Carlton 3.35.611.1515.16 106 -45 PRI Aug 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Melbourne 3.17.111.514.11 95 LOST Richmond 3.77.1010.1418.16 124 -29 PUN Sep 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1951 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 18                             0 0.0    
30 Beckwith, John 15                             11 0.7    
16 Bickford, George 16                             4 0.3    
4 Christie, Ken 10                             6 0.6    
26 Clarke, Noel 13                             25 1.9    
3 Collins, Geoff 14                             0 0.0    
1 Cordner, Denis 16                             7 0.4    
21 Cordner, John 6                             0 0.0    
9 Daly, Alan 7                             3 0.4    
32 Dockett, Len 10                             4 0.4    
22 Ferguson, John 2                             0 0.0    
8 Heywood, Doug 10                             1 0.1    
24 Hutchins, Ray 4                             0 0.0    
7 Jackson, Eddie 17                             1 0.1    
14 Johnston, Bob 12                             0 0.0    
13 Krause, Alan 3                             1 0.3    
15 Lane, Ralph 8                             0 0.0    
19 Love, Colin 6                             5 0.8    
15 Mason, Geoff 4                             0 0.0    
17 McGivern, Geoff 12                             4 0.3    
29 McKaige, Ken 6                             0 0.0    
2 McKenzie, Bob 14                             40 2.9    
20 McLean, Tom 11                             1 0.1    
5 McLean, Ian 7                             0 0.0    
35 McMahen, Noel 18                             1 0.1    
25 McMahon, Ron 5                             1 0.2    
23 O'Keeffe, George 9                             1 0.1    
18 Paynter, Nevin 4                             0 0.0    
15 Peirce, Terry 1                             0 0.0    
36 Robinson, Keith 15                             0 0.0    
27 Rowse, Bob 6                             0 0.0    
28 Smeaton, Bill 11                             20 1.8    
12 Spencer, Stuart 13                             14 1.1    
33 Thomson, Jack 17                             14 0.8    
6 Webb, Kevin 4                             4 1.0    
37 Woods, Mike 16                             2 0.1    
Totals 360                             170 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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