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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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1972 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1972 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 1.34.75.1110.15 75 LOST Hawthorn 4.39.410.1015.14 104 -29 GLE Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Melbourne 2.45.810.1511.18 84 LOST Footscray 4.25.79.1115.15 105 -21 MCG Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 3.35.65.96.12 48 LOST Collingwood 2.67.79.817.11 113 -65 VIC Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 4.56.813.1218.19 127 WON South Melbourne 3.26.56.68.8 56 71 MCG Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 4.69.811.1112.12 84 LOST Richmond 2.25.37.713.11 89 -5 MCG Apr 25 (Tue, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 5.38.68.916.13 109 WON Essendon 5.27.59.1112.13 85 24 MCG May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.22.83.85.8 38 LOST Carlton 3.24.67.1110.15 75 -37 VFL May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 7.311.914.1320.14 134 WON Geelong 2.35.910.1514.17 101 33 MCG May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Melbourne 1.11.11.55.6 36 LOST St. Kilda 2.64.98.149.19 73 -37 VFL May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Melbourne 11.714.915.1423.17 155 WON North Melbourne 0.24.45.86.11 47 108 ARD Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Melbourne 3.36.512.613.10 88 LOST Fitzroy 4.38.810.1112.17 89 -1 JUN Jun 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.44.88.1011.10 76 WON Hawthorn 7.08.011.411.9 75 1 MCG Jun 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Melbourne 6.38.514.816.15 111 WON Footscray 3.16.47.611.8 74 37 VFL Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 5.46.511.714.9 93 WON South Melbourne 1.13.26.510.9 69 24 LAK Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 2.14.26.68.10 58 LOST Collingwood 3.37.59.1010.13 73 -15 VFL Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 4.86.127.1511.18 84 LOST Richmond 3.18.314.519.9 123 -39 MCG Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 4.27.210.914.11 95 LOST Essendon 3.313.616.1121.14 140 -45 WIN Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 2.32.63.108.18 66 LOST Carlton 3.45.79.1111.11 77 -11 MCG Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 5.313.419.1021.16 142 WON Geelong 1.22.104.1211.19 85 57 KAR Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 3.36.48.913.11 89 LOST St. Kilda 3.56.612.1113.12 90 -1 MOO Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 3.58.89.1817.22 124 WON North Melbourne 5.48.511.614.7 91 33 MCG Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Melbourne 3.711.915.1618.19 127 WON Fitzroy 3.29.511.714.11 95 32 MCG Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1972 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 21 373 17.8 62 3.0 435 20.7 136 6.5 0 0.0     53 57 22 1.0 14 146
26 Anderson, Colin 2 17 8.5 1 0.5 18 9.0 2 1.0 1 0.5     1 4 0 0.0 0 0
19 Biffin, Ray 20 229 11.5 25 1.3 254 12.7 84 4.2 0 0.0     56 37 0 0.0 0 0
14 Bourke, Barry 22 287 13.0 12 0.5 299 13.6 71 3.2 0 0.0     25 44 0 0.0 0 0
27 Brewer, Ross 17 182 10.7 24 1.4 206 12.1 69 4.1 1 0.1     25 41 15 0.9 22 112
10 Burgmann, Lloyd 7 77 11.0 12 1.7 89 12.7 22 3.1 0 0.0     11 13 12 1.7 9 81
35 Callery, Paul 22 408 18.5 45 2.0 453 20.6 46 2.1 2 0.1     74 50 23 1.0 37 175
22 Carr, Ray 4 20 5.0 1 0.3 21 5.3 13 3.3 0 0.0     0 2 11 2.8 6 72
17 Clark, Denis 9 99 11.0 10 1.1 109 12.1 25 2.8 0 0.0     14 14 2 0.2 3 15
34 Clennett, John 17 125 7.4 20 1.2 145 8.5 87 5.1 186 10.9     17 20 13 0.8 10 88
12 Collins, Mike 13 151 11.6 17 1.3 168 12.9 35 2.7 1 0.1     21 14 6 0.5 5 41
6 Davis, Frank 21 261 12.4 33 1.6 294 14.0 68 3.2 2 0.1     44 53 0 0.0 1 1
38 Delmenico, Wayne 1 8 8.0 0 0.0 8 8.0 4 4.0 2 2.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
24 Dillon, Ross 11 98 8.9 21 1.9 119 10.8 54 4.9 4 0.4     26 20 5 0.5 6 36
39 Dilnot, Peter 1 7 7.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
5 Gallus, John 8 67 8.4 4 0.5 71 8.9 43 5.4 42 5.3     10 14 8 1.0 4 52
33 Hardeman, Gary 21 335 16.0 56 2.7 391 18.6 124 5.9 1 0.1     38 56 10 0.5 6 66
46 Harrold, Geoff 2 18 9.0 5 2.5 23 11.5 9 4.5 0 0.0     2 0 0 0.0 3 3
8 Keenan, Peter 16 114 7.1 19 1.2 133 8.3 75 4.7 267 17.8     18 38 13 0.8 7 85
41 Kerley, Stephen 14 159 11.4 16 1.1 175 12.5 71 5.1 5 0.4     32 28 1 0.1 2 8
9 Lakes, George 2 12 6.0 1 0.5 13 6.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     3 2 0 0.0 0 0
29 Leary, Noel 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
30 Letcher, John 12 116 9.7 8 0.7 124 10.3 37 3.1 4 0.4     25 22 0 0.0 1 1
2 McKenzie Jnr, Robert 8 103 12.9 19 2.4 122 15.3 24 3.0 0 0.0     21 18 0 0.0 5 5
50 McSpeerin, Shane 6 90 15.0 3 0.5 93 15.5 28 4.7 0 0.0     12 7 3 0.5 6 24
21 Molloy, Graham 21 236 11.2 68 3.2 304 14.5 88 4.2 14 0.7     43 62 7 0.3 9 51
7 Osborne, Graham 13 83 6.4 10 0.8 93 7.2 31 2.4 19 1.6     12 25 7 0.5 5 47
26 Parke, Greg 20 218 10.9 44 2.2 262 13.1 158 7.9 1 0.1     29 33 63 3.2 46 424
20 Queay, Laurie 2 26 13.0 1 0.5 27 13.5 9 4.5 0 0.0     6 6 2 1.0 1 13
37 Reid, John 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
45 Ritterman, Henry 12 82 6.8 4 0.3 86 7.2 18 1.5 0 0.0     14 15 4 0.3 7 31
3 Rollinson, Trevor 6 68 11.3 9 1.5 77 12.8 13 2.2 1 0.2     3 15 0 0.0 0 0
23 Sinclair, Peter 8 127 15.9 28 3.5 155 19.4 26 3.3 0 0.0     11 19 8 1.0 6 54
4 Sullivan, Tony 18 230 12.8 22 1.2 252 14.0 61 3.4 0 0.0     44 46 0 0.0 0 0
18 Tilbrook, Jim 9 86 9.6 6 0.7 92 10.2 23 2.6 1 0.1     10 25 10 1.1 8 68
16 Townsend, John 12 152 12.7 44 3.7 196 16.3 48 4.0 0 0.0     13 23 9 0.8 12 66
1 Walker, Max 11 86 7.8 13 1.2 99 9.0 43 3.9 40 4.0     20 11 1 0.1 1 7
11 Wells, Greg 22 444 20.2 52 2.4 496 22.5 114 5.2 5 0.2 0 0.0 87 51 34 1.5 29 233
54 Williamson, Peter 4 11 2.8 1 0.3 12 3.0 4 1.0 6 1.5     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
9 Yeo, Peter 3 8 2.7 3 1.0 11 3.7 1 0.3 0 0.0     1 3 1 0.3 0 6
Totals 440 5216 11.9 719 1.6 5935 13.5 1767 4.0 605 1.4 0 0.0 825 891 290 0.7 272 2012
 

Footnotes

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