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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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1962 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1962 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 4.55.710.811.13 79 WON Richmond 0.15.46.86.15 51 28 MCG Apr 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.05.47.68.8 56 WON Geelong 0.12.64.77.7 49 7 KAR Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.17.412.514.10 94 WON Footscray 0.12.34.84.11 35 59 MCG May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Melbourne 2.24.38.612.11 83 WON Collingwood 1.33.84.136.15 51 32 VIC May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Melbourne 4.29.413.616.8 104 WON North Melbourne 2.14.17.313.5 83 21 MCG May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Melbourne 0.42.77.108.15 63 WON South Melbourne 1.21.41.71.11 17 46 MCG May 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Melbourne 1.22.64.67.12 54 LOST Carlton 0.63.88.1010.10 70 -16 PRI Jun 4 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
8 A Melbourne 0.15.86.169.20 74 LOST Fitzroy 3.24.210.412.4 76 -2 BWS Jun 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Melbourne 5.57.109.1511.18 84 WON St. Kilda 3.14.38.511.6 72 12 MCG Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Melbourne 2.34.64.97.13 55 LOST Essendon 1.25.59.910.13 73 -18 MCG Jun 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Melbourne 5.48.913.1214.12 96 WON Hawthorn 1.45.76.1211.14 80 16 GLE Jul 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Melbourne 4.18.610.912.12 84 WON Richmond 4.15.210.610.9 69 15 PUN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Melbourne 1.23.47.79.9 63 LOST Geelong 2.35.86.1710.19 79 -16 MCG Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Melbourne 2.43.98.129.14 68 WON Footscray 1.53.74.96.11 47 21 WES Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Melbourne 2.37.613.814.8 92 WON Collingwood 2.36.57.711.11 77 15 MCG Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Melbourne 1.54.108.1411.17 83 WON North Melbourne 1.33.57.810.11 71 12 ARD Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Melbourne 2.15.57.89.13 67 WON South Melbourne 1.43.45.97.10 52 15 LAK Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Melbourne 2.35.48.811.9 75 WON Carlton 2.43.54.65.10 40 35 MCG Aug 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF H Melbourne 2.46.411.911.10 76 LOST Carlton 2.36.59.711.12 78 -2 MCG Sep 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1962 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 14 14.0         5 5.0         4 3 30 1.9    
31 Barassi Jnr, Ron 17 8 8.0         4 4.0         2 1 21 1.2    
50 Byers, Garry 4 5 5.0         1 1.0         1 3 2 0.5    
19 Carroll, Bob 2                             2 1.0    
7 Case, Geoff 1                             0 0.0    
11 Collins, Mike 2                             0 0.0    
5 Crompton, Neil 19 13 13.0         4 4.0         1 1 0 0.0    
17 Dawson, Ray 17                             14 0.8    
9 Dixon, Brian 18 24 24.0         3 3.0         6 3 2 0.1    
10 Emselle, Ken 6                             1 0.2    
28 Gleeson, Terry 17                             7 0.4    
44 Ingwersen, Alec 2                             0 0.0    
24 Jenkinson, Jim 2                             2 1.0    
14 Johnson, Trevor 3 7 7.0         2 2.0         0 3 0 0.0    
8 Johnson, Bob 'Tassie' 18 9 9.0         2 2.0         1 3 6 0.3    
27 Jones, Dennis 4                             0 0.0    
22 Kenneally, Bryan 18 8 8.0         1 1.0         2 2 8 0.4    
35 Laidlaw, Clyde 2                             1 0.5    
21 Leahy, Brian 17 16 16.0         3 3.0         1 2 0 0.0    
4 Lord Jnr, John 18 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 16 0.9    
34 Mann, Len 18 12 12.0         3 3.0         5 7 2 0.1    
29 Mann, Harold 'Hassa' 19 24 24.0         4 4.0         1 1 8 0.4    
37 Massey, Bernie 16                             0 0.0    
39 Matthews Jnr, Herbie 6                             2 0.3    
33 Miller, Robert 17 14 14.0         2 2.0         0 1 0 0.0    
11 Mithen, Laurie 17 11 11.0         3 3.0         2 3 37 2.2    
38 Nilsson, Ray 8 8 8.0         1 1.0         0 5 9 1.1    
25 Rattray, Kerry 4                             1 0.3    
18 Roet, Brian 17 10 10.0         1 1.0         0 0 1 0.1    
2 Rowarth, Alan 8 13 13.0         4 4.0         4 1 8 1.0    
26 Thorogood, Ian 17 11 11.0         1 1.0         3 1 0 0.0    
16 Townsend, John 6 1 1.0         0 0.0         0 1 7 1.2    
23 Tunbridge, Geoff 19 10 10.0         1 1.0         0 2 12 0.6    
32 Vagg, Barrie 5                             4 0.8    
Totals 380                             203 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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