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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) –; Victorian Football Association (VFA) –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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1954 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1954 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 3.47.47.79.10 64 LOST Collingwood 2.47.512.915.12 102 -38 MCG Apr 19 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.19.512.615.11 101 WON Carlton 6.37.410.1012.10 82 19 PRI Apr 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.24.54.79.10 64 LOST Hawthorn 2.25.27.611.9 75 -11 GLE May 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Melbourne 2.67.711.1014.12 96 WON Fitzroy 0.32.66.97.12 54 42 MCG May 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Melbourne 6.38.511.914.13 97 WON Richmond 3.26.49.510.7 67 30 MCG May 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Melbourne 6.18.19.612.6 78 LOST St. Kilda 0.36.98.1214.15 99 -21 JUN May 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.36.109.1415.21 111 WON South Melbourne 5.29.212.414.5 89 22 MCG May 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Melbourne 5.47.118.1410.20 80 WON Geelong 4.05.19.411.5 71 9 KAR Jun 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Melbourne 5.65.77.1211.13 79 LOST Essendon 2.35.109.1514.17 101 -22 MCG Jun 14 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 A Melbourne 1.21.46.68.9 57 LOST Footscray 2.07.107.1210.13 73 -16 WES Jun 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Melbourne 2.16.89.1115.15 105 WON North Melbourne 5.37.69.611.6 72 33 MCG Jul 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Melbourne 0.42.83.115.16 46 LOST Collingwood 2.03.26.38.6 54 -8 VIC Jul 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Melbourne 2.44.67.1110.16 76 WON Carlton 2.04.45.46.5 41 35 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Melbourne 4.29.511.1116.14 110 WON Hawthorn 3.14.15.25.3 33 77 MCG Jul 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Melbourne 1.33.34.66.12 48 LOST Fitzroy 3.45.95.118.11 59 -11 BWS Aug 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Melbourne 4.17.212.415.4 94 WON Richmond 2.43.125.1310.18 78 16 PUN Aug 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Melbourne 3.37.410.514.13 97 WON St. Kilda 1.13.64.105.10 40 57 MCG Aug 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Melbourne 6.39.611.1314.17 101 WON South Melbourne 2.13.45.67.7 49 52 LAK Aug 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF H Melbourne 1.44.79.1116.14 110 WON North Melbourne 3.45.77.1211.14 80 30 MCG Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Melbourne 1.13.37.510.7 67 WON Geelong 2.34.35.67.8 50 17 MCG Sep 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Melbourne 1.44.66.77.9 51 LOST Footscray 6.38.512.915.12 102 -51 MCG Sep 25 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1954 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
6 Adams, Frank 18 4 1.3         0 0.0         0 0 20 1.1 1 121
6 Albiston, Ken 9 52 17.3         13 4.3         2 6 15 1.7 6 96
32 Anderson, Dale 1                             1 1.0    
10 Arnold, Lance 18 37 12.3         10 3.3         2 2 4 0.2 0 24
31 Barassi Jnr, Ron 14 54 18.0         11 3.7         11 4 12 0.9 3 75
30 Beckwith, John 17 30 10.0         12 4.0         1 2 0 0.0 0 0
29 Bull, Tony 6                             2 0.3    
19 Carroll, Keith 6                             0 0.0    
7 Case, Geoff 14 35 11.7         11 3.7         4 4 4 0.3 1 25
4 Christie, Ken 16 21 7.0         2 0.7         3 1 1 0.1 0 6
26 Clarke, Noel 20 31 10.3         14 4.7         6 6 51 2.6 5 311
8 Collins, Geoff 21 38 12.7         11 3.7         4 7 1 0.0 0 6
1 Cordner, Denis 21 62 20.7         22 7.3         11 5 6 0.3 0 36
9 Dixon, Brian 8 2 2.0         0 0.0         1 0 2 0.3 0 12
22 Ferguson, John 4                             3 0.8    
28 Gleeson, Terry 4                             1 0.3    
23 Gloury, Leigh 3                             0 0.0    
18 Johnson Jnr, Bob 11 16 5.3         5 1.7         6 4 23 2.1 0 138
16 Laidlaw, Clyde 8 9 9.0         1 1.0         0 0 2 0.3 1 13
34 Lane, Ralph 21 38 12.7         2 0.7         5 4 4 0.2 0 24
39 Magee, Tom 1                             1 1.0    
3 Marquis, Peter 17 26 26.0         7 7.0         4 3 2 0.1 0 12
17 McGivern, Geoff 16 41 13.7         16 5.3         9 6 11 0.7 1 67
2 McKenzie, Bob 19 10 10.0         2 2.0         2 1 31 1.6 2 188
5 McLean, Ian 20 58 19.3         5 1.7         10 0 4 0.2 2 26
35 McMahen, Noel 19 33 11.0         5 1.7         3 5 0 0.0 1 1
38 Melville, Ken 20 44 14.7         11 3.7         6 4 0 0.0 0 0
11 Mithen, Laurie 13 16 8.0         8 4.0         1 6 6 0.5 0 36
24 Ridley, Ian 2                             1 0.5    
36 Robinson, Keith 3                             0 0.0    
12 Spencer, Stuart 21 61 20.3         13 4.3         3 7 37 1.8 6 228
25 Williams, Don 21 35 11.7         17 5.7         6 0 0 0.0 0 0
33 Wilson, Colin 8                             0 0.0    
Totals 420                             245 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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