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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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1963 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1963 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 3.25.39.89.11 65 LOST St. Kilda 3.26.39.413.5 83 -18 JUN Apr 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Melbourne 4.39.713.1314.16 100 WON Hawthorn 2.36.59.1113.18 96 4 MCG Apr 25 (Thu, 2:15) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.44.76.79.9 63 LOST Essendon 4.36.87.129.14 68 -5 WIN May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Melbourne 4.27.411.614.10 94 WON Fitzroy 2.15.35.58.7 55 39 MCG May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Melbourne 3.44.46.97.10 52 LOST Collingwood 3.18.410.615.10 100 -48 VIC May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Melbourne 3.57.915.1120.15 135 WON Richmond 1.63.104.127.14 56 79 MCG May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.74.106.158.22 70 LOST South Melbourne 4.28.410.611.8 74 -4 LAK Jun 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.45.117.1211.16 82 WON Geelong 3.23.33.84.11 35 47 MCG Jun 10 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H Melbourne 6.110.515.518.6 114 WON North Melbourne 2.25.48.49.10 64 50 MCG Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Melbourne 4.38.510.912.12 84 WON Carlton 2.35.47.68.8 56 28 PRI Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Melbourne 1.15.78.710.9 69 WON Footscray 1.31.41.53.6 24 45 WES Jul 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Melbourne 4.66.89.1214.14 98 WON St. Kilda 2.13.43.65.9 39 59 MCG Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Melbourne 3.36.46.98.14 62 LOST Hawthorn 1.37.59.613.6 84 -22 GLE Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Melbourne 7.110.413.519.8 122 WON Essendon 5.37.69.810.11 71 51 MCG Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Melbourne 5.77.1318.1822.21 153 WON Fitzroy 2.13.45.48.9 57 96 BWS Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Melbourne 4.75.109.1119.15 129 WON Collingwood 0.26.58.810.8 68 61 MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Melbourne 4.610.713.1214.13 97 WON Richmond 2.34.65.77.8 50 47 PUN Aug 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Melbourne 2.58.810.1212.19 91 WON South Melbourne 4.04.25.58.8 56 35 MCG Sep 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF H Melbourne 1.44.118.149.17 71 WON St. Kilda 0.21.64.88.16 64 7 MCG Sep 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Melbourne 2.33.48.610.8 68 LOST Hawthorn 1.45.99.911.11 77 -9 MCG Sep 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1963 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 35 17.5         1 0.5         5 2 18 1.0    
11 Anderson, Tony 14 31 15.5         7 3.5         2 5 0 0.0    
31 Barassi Jnr, Ron 17                             32 1.9    
14 Bourke, Barry 19 20 10.0         5 2.5         7 7 48 2.5    
1 Byers, Garry 1                             0 0.0    
19 Carroll, Bob 5                             5 1.0    
5 Crompton, Neil 19 31 15.5         6 3.0         1 2 0 0.0    
17 Dawson, Ray 6 12 12.0         6 6.0         1 1 0 0.0    
9 Dixon, Brian 18 20 20.0         3 3.0         1 3 3 0.2    
10 Emselle, Ken 20 23 11.5         1 0.5         3 3 25 1.3    
15 Groom, Ray 19 20 10.0         8 4.0         1 5 17 0.9    
24 Jenkinson, Jim 1                             1 1.0    
8 Johnson, Bob 'Tassie' 19 24 12.0         9 4.5         4 2 5 0.3    
22 Kenneally, Bryan 20 32 16.0         7 3.5         3 2 17 0.9    
21 Leahy, Brian 18 24 12.0         7 3.5         2 1 1 0.1    
4 Lord Jnr, John 20 14 7.0         8 4.0         1 1 19 1.0    
34 Mann, Len 8 1 1.0         0 0.0         0 1 0 0.0    
29 Mann, Harold 'Hassa' 20 40 20.0         7 3.5         4 2 6 0.3    
37 Massey, Bernie 20 9 4.5         1 0.5         2 3 0 0.0    
39 Matthews Jnr, Herbie 7 1 0.5         0 0.0         0 0 4 0.6    
33 Miller, Robert 17 20 10.0         6 3.0         2 3 3 0.2    
38 Nilsson, Ray 6                             3 0.5    
25 Rattray, Kerry 6 29 14.5         8 4.0         3 4 3 0.5    
28 Robbie, David 6                             0 0.0    
18 Roet, Brian 20 27 13.5         2 1.0         4 3 0 0.0    
2 Rowarth, Alan 8 11 11.0         2 2.0         3 0 4 0.5    
26 Thiessen, Tony 7                             2 0.3    
16 Townsend, John 19 27 13.5         1 0.5         3 4 22 1.2    
32 Vagg, Barrie 18 19 9.5         6 3.0         4 0 21 1.2    
23 Wise, Graham 3                             0 0.0    
7 Zinko, Owen 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 400                             259 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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