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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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1973 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1973 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 1.22.45.69.12 66 LOST St. Kilda 1.77.1012.1414.14 98 -32 MCG Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 2.54.108.1313.22 100 WON Hawthorn 5.55.109.1114.14 98 2 GLE Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 3.28.310.511.9 75 LOST Carlton 1.64.87.1311.16 82 -7 MCG Apr 23 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 A Melbourne 6.28.611.1013.16 94 WON Fitzroy 6.18.411.613.9 87 7 JUN Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Melbourne 2.35.78.1213.13 91 LOST Richmond 3.35.68.916.14 110 -19 MCG May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.16.76.910.16 76 LOST Collingwood 5.57.615.815.10 100 -24 VIC May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 4.19.211.517.10 112 WON South Melbourne 3.26.49.912.11 83 29 MCG May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 1.54.66.910.11 71 LOST Essendon 1.14.49.712.9 81 -10 VFL May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.63.79.1210.14 74 WON Footscray 0.03.65.69.14 68 6 WES Jun 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 2.68.1316.1620.19 139 WON Geelong 3.74.96.1211.15 81 58 MCG Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 4.27.59.813.12 90 WON North Melbourne 3.59.511.712.9 81 9 MCG Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 3.53.74.166.18 54 LOST St. Kilda 1.36.77.711.14 80 -26 MOO Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 4.311.811.1015.15 105 LOST Hawthorn 2.64.109.1815.22 112 -7 MCG Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 9.013.615.1219.20 134 WON Fitzroy 4.58.812.1214.13 97 37 MCG Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 1.23.57.812.9 81 LOST Carlton 6.68.915.1018.14 122 -41 PRI Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Melbourne 2.33.85.149.19 73 LOST Richmond 4.59.711.1216.14 110 -37 MCG Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Melbourne 5.67.78.1112.15 87 LOST Collingwood 4.410.714.1417.24 126 -39 MCG Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 0.24.57.811.12 78 LOST South Melbourne 2.36.611.912.14 86 -8 VFL Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 3.49.611.715.11 101 LOST Essendon 7.311.715.1117.13 115 -14 WIN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Melbourne 4.27.710.1010.13 73 LOST Footscray 4.311.415.417.8 110 -37 MCG Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 6.49.611.914.14 98 LOST Geelong 4.37.713.817.11 113 -15 KAR Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 3.16.37.49.12 66 LOST North Melbourne 4.26.310.511.5 71 -5 VFL Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1973 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 22 318 14.5 83 3.8 401 18.2 120 5.5 1 0.0     43 55 29 1.3 27 201
19 Biffin, Ray 22 207 9.4 37 1.7 244 11.1 76 3.5 6 0.3     41 46 5 0.2 3 33
14 Bourke, Barry 21 271 12.9 21 1.0 292 13.9 60 2.9 0 0.0     40 36 0 0.0 0 0
27 Brewer, Ross 18 208 11.6 40 2.2 248 13.8 77 4.3 1 0.1     31 37 32 1.8 22 214
35 Callery, Paul 22 480 21.8 74 3.4 554 25.2 53 2.4 1 0.0     65 52 28 1.3 22 190
54 Chamberlain, Neil 3 22 7.3 4 1.3 26 8.7 8 2.7 0 0.0     5 7 3 1.0 1 19
17 Clark, Denis 14 170 12.1 59 4.2 229 16.4 46 3.3 1 0.1     24 26 3 0.2 12 30
5 Clennett, John 8 43 5.4 5 0.6 48 6.0 25 3.1 55 6.9     9 18 3 0.4 1 19
12 Collins, Mike 2 8 4.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     1 3 1 0.5 1 7
40 Cumming, John 4 12 3.0 1 0.3 13 3.3 2 0.5 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
6 Davis, Frank 18 174 9.7 18 1.0 192 10.7 34 1.9 1 0.1     38 24 1 0.1 0 6
24 Delmenico, Wayne 7 23 3.3 11 1.6 34 4.9 12 1.7 3 0.4     7 9 1 0.1 1 7
39 Dilnot, Peter 4 37 9.3 1 0.3 38 9.5 11 2.8 0 0.0     9 8 3 0.8 4 22
10 Ditterich, Carl 22 256 11.6 44 2.0 300 13.6 96 4.4 298 13.5     41 49 5 0.2 13 43
28 Dullard, Anthony 3 10 3.3 0 0.0 10 3.3 3 1.0 5 1.7     1 3 5 1.7 2 32
23 Fitzsimmons, Shane 14 118 8.4 33 2.4 151 10.8 30 2.1 0 0.0     21 21 2 0.1 4 16
2 Flower, Robert 13 181 13.9 43 3.3 224 17.2 63 4.8 0 0.0     26 17 4 0.3 7 31
43 Giampaolo, Frank 3 27 9.0 6 2.0 33 11.0 8 2.7 0 0.0     5 5 4 1.3 9 33
33 Hardeman, Gary 21 272 13.0 63 3.0 335 16.0 98 4.7 1 0.0     40 63 6 0.3 7 43
8 Keenan, Peter 15 144 9.6 13 0.9 157 10.5 78 5.2 136 9.1     19 37 13 0.9 5 83
9 Kerley, Stephen 18 234 13.0 21 1.2 255 14.2 98 5.4 1 0.1     32 33 2 0.1 2 14
29 Leary, Noel 7 51 7.3 5 0.7 56 8.0 13 1.9 0 0.0     4 7 0 0.0 0 0
45 MacDonald, Greg 4 27 6.8 4 1.0 31 7.8 3 0.8 0 0.0     3 5 6 1.5 4 40
49 McGuinness, Ian 2 5 2.5 0 0.0 5 2.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
20 McSpeerin, Shane 4 51 12.8 1 0.3 52 13.0 11 2.8 0 0.0     8 10 5 1.3 7 37
21 Molloy, Graham 4 29 7.3 11 2.8 40 10.0 10 2.5 3 0.8     2 9 4 1.0 3 27
42 Morgan, John 4 18 4.5 3 0.8 21 5.3 4 1.0 0 0.0     3 6 0 0.0 1 1
7 Osborne, Graham 21 195 9.3 33 1.6 228 10.9 73 3.5 23 1.1     36 44 13 0.6 20 98
34 Owens, Mal 3 14 4.7 4 1.3 18 6.0 6 2.0 2 0.7     3 2 0 0.0 0 0
26 Parke, Greg 21 255 12.1 60 2.9 315 15.0 163 7.8 1 0.0     44 35 21 1.0 30 156
22 Ritterman, Henry 9 65 7.2 8 0.9 73 8.1 11 1.2 0 0.0     17 11 5 0.6 6 36
3 Rollinson, Trevor 4 16 4.0 1 0.3 17 4.3 6 1.5 0 0.0     1 3 0 0.0 2 2
4 Sullivan, Tony 21 262 12.5 47 2.2 309 14.7 81 3.9 1 0.0     55 52 0 0.0 2 2
36 Swan, Glenn 13 60 4.6 15 1.2 75 5.8 35 2.7 39 3.0     7 15 21 1.6 14 140
18 Tilbrook, Jim 21 227 10.8 28 1.3 255 12.1 66 3.1 5 0.2     41 52 24 1.1 12 156
11 Wells, Greg 21 459 21.9 77 3.7 536 25.5 113 5.4 3 0.1     77 53 20 1.0 39 159
30 Williamson, Peter 7 31 4.4 3 0.4 34 4.9 11 1.6 17 2.4     10 8 2 0.3 1 13
Totals 440 4980 11.3 877 2.0 5857 13.3 1609 3.7 604 1.4     810 865 271 0.6 284 1910
 

Footnotes

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