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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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1969 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1969 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 3.18.410.713.13 91 LOST Geelong 4.56.712.1217.16 118 -27 KAR Apr 7 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 H Melbourne 3.27.512.612.7 79 LOST North Melbourne 3.56.812.1115.17 107 -28 MCG Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 1.34.57.79.8 62 LOST Collingwood 7.411.716.1219.16 130 -68 VIC Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 2.94.117.1510.19 79 LOST Essendon 3.26.810.1313.19 97 -18 MCG Apr 25 (Fri, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 5.39.1211.1614.20 104 LOST Hawthorn 4.210.316.521.10 136 -32 GLE May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 3.37.49.813.15 93 LOST Richmond 4.411.1316.2016.25 121 -28 MCG May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Melbourne 6.26.311.612.6 78 LOST Carlton 3.47.128.1814.24 108 -30 PRI May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 4.58.714.1015.12 102 WON Fitzroy 4.17.410.812.9 81 21 PRI May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Melbourne 3.54.78.119.15 69 LOST South Melbourne 8.19.511.614.10 94 -25 MCG May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 3.44.77.1517.18 120 WON Footscray 0.79.1411.1812.23 95 25 MCG Jun 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
11 A Melbourne 4.29.1012.1213.16 94 LOST St. Kilda 5.58.714.1117.18 120 -26 MOO Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 3.37.611.711.12 78 LOST Geelong 2.28.511.815.9 99 -21 MCG Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Melbourne 7.411.613.1219.13 127 LOST North Melbourne 2.19.613.1019.16 130 -3 ARD Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 5.29.414.816.11 107 LOST Collingwood 5.59.1112.1515.19 109 -2 MCG Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 3.55.1010.1213.16 94 LOST Essendon 0.66.108.1613.21 99 -5 WIN Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 4.27.79.1213.17 95 LOST Hawthorn 6.210.417.421.5 131 -36 MCG Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 1.38.710.1012.13 85 LOST Richmond 7.19.115.719.11 125 -40 MCG Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 1.58.69.1114.15 99 WON Carlton 4.57.89.1113.14 92 7 MCG Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 2.74.108.1214.13 97 LOST Fitzroy 4.36.69.1114.15 99 -2 MCG Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 4.17.68.613.7 85 LOST South Melbourne 4.47.710.1517.18 120 -35 LAK Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1969 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
5 Aitken, Chris 7 47 6.7 8 1.1 55 7.9 17 2.4 26 3.7     11 16 9 1.3 10 64
15 Alves, Stan 20 317 15.9 72 3.6 389 19.5 89 4.5 0 0.0     50 51 16 0.8 20 116
11 Anderson, Tony 3 26 8.7 1 0.3 27 9.0 5 1.7 0 0.0     3 1 0 0.0 0 0
29 Arnott, Steve 1 6 6.0 1 1.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 4 0 0.0 0 0
19 Biffin, Ray 11 95 8.6 12 1.1 107 9.7 31 2.8 14 1.3     13 25 3 0.3 0 18
14 Bourke, Barry 16 217 13.6 38 2.4 255 15.9 41 2.6 1 0.1     20 43 29 1.8 24 198
41 Campbell, Blair 12 146 12.2 20 1.7 166 13.8 25 2.1 0 0.0     29 14 23 1.9 12 150
2 Clark, Denis 18 267 14.8 61 3.4 328 18.2 68 3.8 2 0.1     33 30 14 0.8 15 99
17 Clarke, Kelvin 5 20 4.0 5 1.0 25 5.0 3 0.6 1 0.2     2 5 2 0.4 2 14
39 Colcott, Russell 7 54 7.7 9 1.3 63 9.0 25 3.6 0 0.0     12 7 11 1.6 10 76
6 Davis, Frank 16 218 13.6 19 1.2 237 14.8 43 2.7 1 0.1     59 28 0 0.0 0 0
24 Dillon, Ross 19 199 10.5 50 2.6 249 13.1 140 7.4 5 0.3     25 32 48 2.5 31 319
10 Emselle, Ken 2 15 7.5 2 1.0 17 8.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 1 1
28 Feldmann, Derek 6 40 6.7 9 1.5 49 8.2 14 2.3 2 0.3     11 7 1 0.2 0 6
27 Forster, John 2 12 6.0 1 0.5 13 6.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 3 0 0.0 1 1
12 Fowler, Chris 3 16 5.3 6 2.0 22 7.3 6 2.0 16 5.3     4 6 0 0.0 1 1
33 Hardeman, Gary 19 248 13.1 64 3.4 312 16.4 62 3.3 9 0.5     34 54 15 0.8 13 103
43 Hayes, David 1 3 3.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
21 Hone, David 18 248 13.8 41 2.3 289 16.1 66 3.7 4 0.2     40 29 3 0.2 2 20
45 Jennings, Danny 3 23 7.7 5 1.7 28 9.3 5 1.7 0 0.0     2 5 1 0.3 1 7
8 Johnson, Bob 'Tassie' 16 183 11.4 43 2.7 226 14.1 39 2.4 61 3.8     48 33 2 0.1 1 13
34 Jones, Brent 10 90 9.0 15 1.5 105 10.5 27 2.7 77 7.7     22 17 0 0.0 0 0
22 Kenneally, Bryan 2 23 11.5 5 2.5 28 14.0 7 3.5 0 0.0     5 2 0 0.0 1 1
9 Lakes, George 15 220 14.7 46 3.1 266 17.7 93 6.2 12 0.8     29 23 13 0.9 9 87
30 Letcher, John 7 44 6.3 11 1.6 55 7.9 18 2.6 14 2.0     4 14 2 0.3 3 15
50 McKenzie Jnr, Robert 6 67 11.2 15 2.5 82 13.7 10 1.7 1 0.2     11 13 0 0.0 3 3
44 Mitchell, Mark 6 37 6.2 5 0.8 42 7.0 14 2.3 0 0.0     4 10 2 0.3 4 16
7 Osborne, Graham 4 24 6.0 2 0.5 26 6.5 6 1.5 5 1.3     1 7 2 0.5 6 18
26 Parke, Greg 18 232 12.9 83 4.6 315 17.5 164 9.1 13 0.7     30 23 24 1.3 27 171
48 Powell, Daryl 2 5 2.5 0 0.0 5 2.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
38 Rhoden, Phil 2 22 11.0 0 0.0 22 11.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     5 2 0 0.0 0 0
3 Rollinson, Trevor 17 240 14.1 18 1.1 258 15.2 22 1.3 2 0.1     36 33 0 0.0 2 2
20 Rowlands, Paul 19 161 8.5 20 1.1 181 9.5 45 2.4 1 0.1     34 18 0 0.0 0 0
46 Sampson, Ray 1 5 5.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
37 Schwarz, Darryl 10 79 7.9 10 1.0 89 8.9 24 2.4 60 6.0     21 11 0 0.0 0 0
23 Sinclair, Peter 4 42 10.5 7 1.8 49 12.3 5 1.3 0 0.0     5 4 3 0.8 3 21
18 Stone, Neville 2 9 4.5 2 1.0 11 5.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
4 Sullivan, Tony 17 177 10.4 12 0.7 189 11.1 51 3.0 0 0.0     33 32 0 0.0 0 0
16 Townsend, John 20 416 20.8 68 3.4 484 24.2 97 4.9 1 0.1     36 23 16 0.8 29 125
32 Vagg, Barrie 6 41 6.8 7 1.2 48 8.0 7 1.2 0 0.0     10 10 7 1.2 5 47
1 Walker, Max 19 211 11.1 34 1.8 245 12.9 82 4.3 93 4.9     34 39 3 0.2 0 18
25 Weekes, Peter 5 24 4.8 8 1.6 32 6.4 11 2.2 28 5.6     6 10 3 0.6 2 20
50 Wells, Greg 3 51 17.0 13 4.3 64 21.3 10 3.3 0 0.0     9 7 10 3.3 4 64
Totals 400 4620 11.6 852 2.1 5472 13.7 1386 3.5 449 1.1     736 695 262 0.7 242 1814
 

Footnotes

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