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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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1960 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1960 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 3.27.511.814.15 99 WON North Melbourne 0.42.74.125.14 44 55 MCG Apr 18 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A Melbourne 1.14.75.810.12 72 WON St. Kilda 2.74.75.165.18 48 24 JUN Apr 25 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
3 H Melbourne 0.37.710.1116.14 110 WON South Melbourne 0.52.64.96.10 46 64 MCG May 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.41.62.72.7 19 LOST Collingwood 1.14.65.97.13 55 -36 VIC May 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Melbourne 2.44.64.107.15 57 WON Hawthorn 0.13.53.65.7 37 20 GLE May 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Melbourne 2.47.1011.1717.22 124 WON Richmond 1.41.51.64.8 32 92 MCG May 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.26.58.1010.11 71 WON Essendon 1.33.75.109.15 69 2 WIN Jun 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Melbourne 3.25.77.910.15 75 WON Footscray 3.04.45.76.8 44 31 MCG Jun 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Melbourne 5.29.513.916.14 110 WON Fitzroy 5.19.69.710.8 68 42 BWS Jun 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Melbourne 6.28.511.812.11 83 WON Geelong 1.02.34.56.5 41 42 KAR Jun 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Melbourne 1.53.77.159.17 71 WON Carlton 1.45.96.136.22 58 13 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Melbourne 1.07.39.815.13 103 WON North Melbourne 4.95.138.169.19 73 30 ARD Jul 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Melbourne 2.63.94.116.13 49 WON St. Kilda 2.13.44.56.9 45 4 MCG Jul 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Melbourne 4.57.615.1116.13 109 WON South Melbourne 2.34.64.610.10 70 39 LAK Jul 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Melbourne 0.24.69.716.15 111 WON Collingwood 3.55.77.99.11 65 46 MCG Aug 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.05.76.109.13 67 LOST Hawthorn 4.37.311.811.10 76 -9 MCG Aug 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Melbourne 1.14.54.58.12 60 LOST Richmond 3.53.58.139.14 68 -8 PUN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Melbourne 5.26.48.510.5 65 LOST Essendon 2.63.95.1310.18 78 -13 MCG Aug 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 3.66.1211.1514.18 102 WON Fitzroy 1.22.62.124.16 40 62 MCG Sep 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Melbourne 4.35.57.128.14 62 WON Collingwood 0.01.02.02.2 14 48 MCG Sep 24 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1960 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 13 35 17.5         6 3.0         2 4 16 1.2    
45 Baker, Peter 1                             0 0.0    
31 Barassi Jnr, Ron 18 31 15.5         8 4.0         3 4 21 1.2    
30 Beckwith, John 16 18 9.0         5 2.5         1 1 0 0.0    
7 Case, Geoff 19 18 9.0         1 0.5         1 7 0 0.0    
12 Crompton, Neil 5                             4 0.8    
9 Dixon, Brian 20 41 20.5         13 6.5         2 1 4 0.2    
28 Gleeson, Terry 15                             3 0.2    
14 Johnson, Trevor 18 24 12.0         1 0.5         0 0 1 0.1    
8 Johnson, Bob 'Tassie' 19 10 5.0         3 1.5         0 2 0 0.0    
16 Johnson Jnr, Bob 16 19 9.5         5 2.5         2 2 30 1.9    
27 Jones, Dennis 15                             0 0.0    
22 Kenneally, Bryan 17 28 14.0         6 3.0         0 0 0 0.0    
35 Laidlaw, Clyde 19 29 14.5         7 3.5         1 3 14 0.7    
21 Leahy, Brian 12 5 2.5         0 0.0         1 0 0 0.0    
4 Lord Jnr, John 20 26 13.0         5 2.5         6 5 4 0.2    
34 Mann, Len 6 18 9.0         6 3.0         5 7 1 0.2    
29 Mann, Harold 'Hassa' 20 25 12.5         8 4.0         2 2 22 1.1    
37 Massey, Bernie 7                             0 0.0    
5 McLean, Ian 4                             0 0.0    
32 Milner, George 5                             1 0.2    
11 Mithen, Laurie 20 44 22.0         4 2.0         6 5 3 0.2    
38 Nilsson, Ray 13 4 2.0         0 0.0         0 0 19 1.5    
20 Pinfold, Graeme 7                             0 0.0    
24 Ridley, Ian 20 43 21.5         4 2.0         4 2 38 1.9    
2 Rowarth, Alan 15 26 13.0         16 8.0         3 3 22 1.5    
26 Thorogood, Ian 15 26 13.0         4 2.0         0 5 0 0.0    
23 Tunbridge, Geoff 20 25 12.5         1 0.5         0 4 17 0.9    
10 Turner, Bob 5                             5 1.0    
Totals 400                             225 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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