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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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1955 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1955 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.56.1211.1317.16 118 WON St. Kilda 3.23.37.68.11 59 59 JUN Apr 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Melbourne 6.89.913.1216.15 111 WON Geelong 4.14.34.78.14 62 49 MCG Apr 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.74.116.136.22 58 WON Footscray 2.34.45.86.10 46 12 MCG Apr 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Melbourne 2.55.107.1210.14 74 WON North Melbourne 2.15.36.79.7 61 13 ARD May 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Melbourne 1.14.67.610.13 73 WON Essendon 1.33.38.88.11 59 14 WIN May 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Melbourne 5.28.29.411.5 71 WON Hawthorn 1.24.45.66.8 44 27 MCG May 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.24.36.411.6 72 WON South Melbourne 2.34.88.910.11 71 1 LAK May 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.78.1114.1320.15 135 WON Carlton 1.25.67.119.16 70 65 MCG Jun 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Melbourne 2.54.76.1013.16 94 WON Richmond 4.27.710.1111.12 78 16 MCG Jun 13 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 A Melbourne 4.26.87.910.11 71 WON Fitzroy 1.43.44.85.9 39 32 BWS Jun 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Melbourne 1.33.64.115.15 45 LOST Collingwood 2.13.34.47.6 48 -3 VIC Jul 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Melbourne 3.16.311.1017.16 118 WON St. Kilda 1.12.12.23.3 21 97 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Melbourne 4.44.96.136.16 52 LOST Geelong 0.13.65.910.11 71 -19 KAR Jul 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Melbourne 1.102.135.189.19 73 LOST Footscray 2.36.57.611.8 74 -1 WES Jul 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Melbourne 2.66.119.1612.18 90 WON North Melbourne 1.04.94.118.15 63 27 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Melbourne 3.97.1410.1916.23 119 WON Essendon 0.43.73.107.12 54 65 MCG Aug 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Melbourne 8.211.313.913.13 91 WON Hawthorn 3.05.48.812.13 85 6 GLE Aug 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Melbourne 6.47.810.1412.22 94 WON South Melbourne 0.32.42.74.7 31 63 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 2.44.77.88.8 56 WON Collingwood 1.34.56.76.9 45 11 MCG Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Melbourne 2.33.104.138.16 64 WON Collingwood 2.22.54.65.6 36 28 MCG Sep 17 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1955 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 16                         0 0 9 0.6    
36 Atkinson, Dick 3                             0 0.0    
21 Baker, Noel 6                             0 0.0    
31 Barassi Jnr, Ron 19                         1 0 18 0.9    
22 Baumgartner, Ivan 5                             0 0.0    
30 Beckwith, John 17                         0 0 0 0.0    
29 Bull, Tony 13                             6 0.5    
19 Carroll, Keith 6                             0 0.0    
7 Case, Geoff 14                         0 3 7 0.5    
4 Christie, Ken 7                             0 0.0    
26 Clarke, Noel 10                         5 6 24 2.4    
8 Clarke, Kevin 1                             0 0.0    
1 Cordner, Denis 19                         3 0 0 0.0    
9 Dixon, Brian 16                             7 0.4    
28 Gleeson, Terry 10                         0 1 5 0.5    
14 Johnson, Trevor 13                         1 0 0 0.0    
18 Johnson Jnr, Bob 18                         1 0 27 1.5    
16 Laidlaw, Clyde 18                         1 0 10 0.6    
34 Lane, Ralph 9                             1 0.1    
3 Marquis, Peter 20                         0 1 0 0.0    
17 McGivern, Geoff 9                         0 0 0 0.0    
2 McKenzie, Bob 7                         1 0 9 1.3    
5 McLean, Ian 18                         3 1 3 0.2    
35 McMahen, Noel 19                         1 1 1 0.1    
38 Melville, Ken 15                         2 1 0 0.0    
11 Mithen, Laurie 17                         1 5 22 1.3    
24 Ridley, Ian 15                         0 2 31 2.1    
12 Spencer, Stuart 19                         4 0 34 1.8    
15 Webb, Athol 8                             14 1.8    
32 Webster, Fred 3                             2 0.7    
25 Williams, Don 20                         0 2 0 0.0    
33 Wilson, Colin 10                             0 0.0    
Totals 400                             230 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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