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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

Melbourne



"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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1966 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1966 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 1.02.44.74.9 33 LOST St. Kilda 4.45.512.617.7 109 -76 MCG Apr 25 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A Melbourne 1.11.82.103.11 29 LOST Hawthorn 1.63.85.117.14 56 -27 GLE Apr 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.33.57.811.14 80 LOST Richmond 4.27.814.1018.15 123 -43 MCG May 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Melbourne 2.58.98.1312.17 89 LOST South Melbourne 6.411.916.1317.17 119 -30 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Melbourne 0.22.33.53.14 32 LOST Carlton 3.46.78.1211.13 79 -47 MCG May 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Melbourne 3.34.46.78.9 57 LOST Collingwood 2.35.106.1412.18 90 -33 VIC May 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Melbourne 2.37.49.714.10 94 WON Essendon 3.24.36.59.6 60 34 MCG Jun 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Melbourne 3.13.37.67.8 50 LOST Footscray 0.05.25.211.5 71 -21 WES Jun 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Melbourne 1.11.91.94.12 36 LOST North Melbourne 2.33.39.89.11 65 -29 ARD Jun 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.56.89.1211.17 83 WON Fitzroy 0.11.42.53.7 25 58 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Melbourne 2.45.79.159.21 75 LOST Geelong 0.36.911.1213.15 93 -18 MCG Jul 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Melbourne 2.34.56.66.6 42 LOST St. Kilda 1.27.78.712.13 85 -43 MOO Jul 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Melbourne 4.37.816.1023.13 151 WON Hawthorn 3.24.26.39.5 59 92 MCG Jul 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Melbourne 3.34.66.810.12 72 LOST Richmond 2.45.69.1214.13 97 -25 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Melbourne 5.17.711.1215.19 109 LOST South Melbourne 5.38.1112.1518.17 125 -16 LAK Aug 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Melbourne 1.07.37.710.10 70 LOST Carlton 6.59.812.1314.15 99 -29 PRI Aug 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Melbourne 2.45.87.912.12 84 LOST Collingwood 4.39.514.1221.15 141 -57 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Melbourne 5.35.57.57.7 49 LOST Essendon 3.25.69.1211.18 84 -35 WIN Aug 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1966 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
15 Alves, Stan 18 254 14.1 44 2.4 298 16.6 63 3.5 0 0.0     26 35 2 0.1 12 24
11 Anderson, Tony 5 58 11.6 6 1.2 64 12.8 15 3.0 0 0.0     9 10 0 0.0 0 0
3 Bartlett, Maurie 4 25 6.3 0 0.0 25 6.3 10 2.5 0 0.0     5 5 6 1.5 6 42
14 Bourke, Barry 15 231 15.4 32 2.1 263 17.5 42 2.8 0 0.0     27 25 14 0.9 17 101
46 Bowden, Adrian 14 106 7.6 9 0.6 115 8.2 26 1.9 19 1.4     10 34 0 0.0 0 0
21 Burston, Ed 8 55 6.9 8 1.0 63 7.9 26 3.3 32 4.6     10 14 13 1.6 10 88
3 Catlin, Sid 3 44 14.7 1 0.3 45 15.0 7 2.3 0 0.0     4 1 1 0.3 9 15
17 Chapman, Jeff 2 8 4.0 1 0.5 9 4.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     2 5 2 1.0 1 13
5 Crompton, Neil 2 17 8.5 0 0.0 17 8.5 5 2.5 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
6 Davis, Frank 13 115 8.8 6 0.5 121 9.3 33 2.5 0 0.0     20 16 0 0.0 0 0
24 Dillon, Ross 6 64 10.7 6 1.0 70 11.7 24 4.0 4 0.8     8 6 3 0.5 6 24
9 Dixon, Brian 11 222 20.2 20 1.8 242 22.0 48 4.4 0 0.0     26 14 0 0.0 3 3
38 Dowsing, Rob 1 9 9.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     2 2 2 2.0 2 14
10 Emselle, Ken 14 202 14.4 63 4.5 265 18.9 35 2.5 0 0.0     24 20 18 1.3 15 123
39 Feldmann, Rick 6 28 4.7 7 1.2 35 5.8 5 0.8 1 0.2     6 3 0 0.0 3 3
1 Foster, Rob 3 36 12.0 5 1.7 41 13.7 6 2.0 10 3.3     8 4 0 0.0 1 1
31 Groom, Ray 16 181 11.3 47 2.9 228 14.3 50 3.1 80 5.3     31 27 7 0.4 9 51
41 Hamilton, John 2 21 10.5 0 0.0 21 10.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     4 4 0 0.0 0 0
44 Harrison, Les 3 23 7.7 0 0.0 23 7.7 7 2.3 29 9.7     6 6 1 0.3 0 6
53 Hirst, Tony 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
20 Jacobs, Graeme 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 1 1.0     1 0 1 1.0 1 7
8 Johnson, Bob 'Tassie' 18 239 13.3 55 3.1 294 16.3 59 3.3 198 11.6     35 30 2 0.1 1 13
53 Jones, Brent 10 95 9.5 16 1.6 111 11.1 25 2.5 112 11.2     18 23 4 0.4 4 28
50 Jungwirth, Ken 4 36 9.0 4 1.0 40 10.0 9 2.3 0 0.0     8 4 5 1.3 8 38
22 Kenneally, Bryan 18 207 11.5 46 2.6 253 14.1 37 2.1 2 0.1     28 20 3 0.2 2 20
52 Langford, Bob 2 22 11.0 2 1.0 24 12.0 5 2.5 3 1.5     1 7 1 0.5 0 6
19 Leahy, Terry 18 250 13.9 30 1.7 280 15.6 38 2.1 7 0.4     38 28 6 0.3 13 49
29 Mann, Harold 'Hassa' 14 242 17.3 52 3.7 294 21.0 69 4.9 4 0.3     39 23 19 1.4 15 129
37 Massey, Bernie 16 113 7.1 13 0.8 126 7.9 22 1.4 0 0.0     24 21 0 0.0 0 0
27 Murnane, John 5 23 4.6 5 1.0 28 5.6 4 0.8 1 0.2     4 2 0 0.0 3 3
51 Osborne, Ken 2 5 2.5 0 0.0 5 2.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
7 Osborne, Graham 7 65 9.3 10 1.4 75 10.7 25 3.6 6 0.9     10 11 11 1.6 9 75
45 Quirk, John 3 30 10.0 0 0.0 30 10.0 5 1.7 0 0.0     2 0 2 0.7 6 18
25 Rattray, Kerry 7 74 10.6 7 1.0 81 11.6 11 1.6 0 0.0     3 15 2 0.3 2 14
30 Rowe, Ken 9 74 8.2 5 0.6 79 8.8 16 1.8 1 0.1     4 17 0 0.0 0 0
34 Russell, Bob 2 6 3.0 5 2.5 11 5.5 2 1.0 7 7.0     2 2 0 0.0 0 0
36 Ryan, Kerry 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     3 2 1 1.0 1 7
4 Smith, Peter 8 44 5.5 13 1.6 57 7.1 18 2.3 2 0.3     7 7 5 0.6 6 36
2 Stewart, Bob 7 38 5.4 3 0.4 41 5.9 9 1.3 5 0.8     8 12 0 0.0 0 0
18 Stone, Neville 16 157 9.8 13 0.8 170 10.6 35 2.2 0 0.0     24 23 13 0.8 11 89
16 Townsend, John 1 11 11.0 2 2.0 13 13.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
32 Vagg, Barrie 16 188 11.8 21 1.3 209 13.1 49 3.1 2 0.1     26 26 20 1.3 21 141
26 Vearing, Frank 6 46 7.7 7 1.2 53 8.8 12 2.0 1 0.2     7 6 4 0.7 4 28
35 Williams, Don 18 239 13.3 27 1.5 266 14.8 66 3.7 3 0.2     26 23 0 0.0 0 0
23 Wise, Graham 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 0 0.0         1 3 0 0.0 0 0
40 Wynd, Garrey 2 17 8.5 0 0.0 17 8.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     2 4 1 0.5 3 9
Totals 360 3935 10.9 595 1.7 4530 12.6 935 2.6 530 1.5     553 543 169 0.5 205 1219
 

Footnotes

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