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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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1974 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1974 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 3.35.55.76.12 48 LOST Carlton 1.35.48.814.13 97 -49 PRI Apr 6 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
2 H Melbourne 3.67.1210.1611.20 86 LOST St. Kilda 1.42.89.1214.16 100 -14 MCG Apr 15 (Mon, 2:00) Scores
3 H Melbourne 3.27.59.716.10 106 LOST Geelong 7.210.614.916.14 110 -4 MCG Apr 20 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
4 A Melbourne 2.64.86.109.15 69 LOST Richmond 3.57.910.1213.16 94 -25 MCG Apr 27 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
5 H Melbourne 2.25.65.813.11 89 LOST North Melbourne 4.311.815.1219.15 129 -40 MCG May 4 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
6 A Melbourne 5.18.311.312.7 79 LOST Collingwood 4.47.89.1013.11 89 -10 VFL May 11 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
7 A Melbourne 4.38.59.611.10 76 LOST South Melbourne 4.97.1211.1413.16 94 -18 LAK May 18 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.44.75.96.15 51 LOST Hawthorn 4.77.1311.1913.21 99 -48 MCG May 25 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.34.46.68.8 56 LOST Footscray 5.38.1112.1313.16 94 -38 WES Jun 1 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
10 H Melbourne 1.36.513.719.10 124 WON Fitzroy 3.58.810.1313.15 93 31 MCG Jun 8 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.35.49.510.10 70 LOST Essendon 5.57.712.1015.15 105 -35 VFL Jun 15 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.25.48.711.13 79 LOST Carlton 4.59.1012.1515.18 108 -29 MCG Jun 22 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
13 A Melbourne 0.25.49.613.10 88 WON St. Kilda 4.34.47.1011.13 79 9 MOO Jun 29 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
14 H Melbourne 2.64.137.1711.24 90 LOST Richmond 3.49.1019.1223.15 153 -63 MCG Jul 6 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
15 A Melbourne 4.26.56.79.9 63 LOST Geelong 2.45.58.712.11 83 -20 KAR Jul 13 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
16 A Melbourne 4.55.58.79.10 64 LOST North Melbourne 1.07.311.519.14 128 -64 ARD Jul 20 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
17 H Melbourne 3.98.1612.1615.21 111 LOST Collingwood 5.27.712.717.13 115 -4 MCG Jul 27 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
18 H Melbourne 2.65.108.1111.17 83 LOST South Melbourne 2.26.77.1114.13 97 -14 VFL Aug 3 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
19 A Melbourne 1.25.68.1014.13 97 LOST Hawthorn 3.67.1114.1717.20 122 -25 PRI Aug 10 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
20 H Melbourne 1.13.67.1110.15 75 LOST Footscray 6.711.1015.1823.21 159 -84 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
21 A Melbourne 3.26.613.820.13 133 WON Fitzroy 2.44.710.1514.16 100 33 JUN Aug 24 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
22 A Melbourne 5.25.610.1215.13 103 LOST Essendon 5.412.617.920.17 137 -34 WIN Aug 31 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
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1974 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 21 343 16.3 114 5.4 457 21.8 123 5.9         42 40 11 0.5 24 90
1 Baker, Garry 20 201 10.1 59 3.0 260 13.0 116 5.8 12 6.0     47 69 24 1.2 9 153
31 Barham, Billy 9 121 13.4 14 1.6 135 15.0 20 2.2         24 28 13 1.4 9 87
19 Biffin, Ray 19 178 9.4 34 1.8 212 11.2 54 2.8         38 25 1 0.1 2 8
6 Brewer, Ross 22 249 11.3 84 3.8 333 15.1 101 4.6         41 60 40 1.8 35 275
42 Carroll, Ted 2 11 5.5 4 2.0 15 7.5 6 3.0         2 3 1 0.5 2 8
14 Chamberlain, Neil 9 76 8.4 18 2.0 94 10.4 20 2.2         16 14 2 0.2 7 19
17 Clark, Denis 18 252 14.0 78 4.3 330 18.3 59 3.3         31 31 4 0.2 9 33
5 Clennett, John 14 114 8.1 33 2.4 147 10.5 71 5.1 10 5.0     20 34 6 0.4 6 42
12 Collins, Mike 9 61 6.8 11 1.2 72 8.0 14 1.6         7 10 3 0.3 2 20
24 Delmenico, Wayne 9 59 6.6 19 2.1 78 8.7 26 2.9         17 12 0 0.0 0 0
10 Ditterich, Carl 19 214 11.3 78 4.1 292 15.4 79 4.2 8 8.0     46 43 12 0.6 9 81
28 Dullard, Anthony 17 131 7.7 35 2.1 166 9.8 76 4.5         30 29 5 0.3 3 33
23 Fitzsimmons, Shane 5 31 6.2 7 1.4 38 7.6 14 2.8         4 10 4 0.8 5 29
2 Flower, Robert 18 196 10.9 68 3.8 264 14.7 67 3.7         29 27 22 1.2 14 146
43 Giampaolo, Frank 12 155 12.9 33 2.8 188 15.7 35 2.9         44 22 5 0.4 7 37
33 Hardeman, Gary 20 289 14.5 100 5.0 389 19.5 91 4.6 2 2.0     45 53 11 0.6 15 81
51 Keays, Peter 7 71 10.1 5 0.7 76 10.9 12 1.7         15 10 1 0.1 0 6
8 Keenan, Peter 15 119 7.9 36 2.4 155 10.3 76 5.1 12 12.0     19 27 8 0.5 8 56
9 Kerley, Stephen 10 63 6.3 5 0.5 68 6.8 25 2.5         6 13 0 0.0 5 5
50 McMullin, Neil 7 45 6.4 11 1.6 56 8.0 10 1.4         5 8 1 0.1 0 6
21 Molloy, Graham 3 21 7.0 18 6.0 39 13.0 9 3.0         5 5 0 0.0 0 0
39 Moore, Kevin 8 73 9.1 7 0.9 80 10.0 20 2.5         9 14 1 0.1 1 7
29 Murray, David 6 29 4.8 8 1.3 37 6.2 8 1.3         7 2 0 0.0 0 0
7 Osborne, Graham 7 54 7.7 10 1.4 64 9.1 17 2.4         5 16 2 0.3 7 19
34 Owens, Mal 12 99 8.3 15 1.3 114 9.5 35 2.9         15 22 3 0.3 1 19
22 Pagnoccolo, Charles 1 16 16.0 1 1.0 17 17.0 1 1.0         5 3 0 0.0 3 3
32 Payne, Dennis 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
54 Power, Mike 2 9 4.5 3 1.5 12 6.0 5 2.5         1 3 0 0.0 0 0
37 Reid, John 2 26 13.0 3 1.5 29 14.5 7 3.5         4 6 0 0.0 0 0
26 Scott, Graham 8 76 9.5 10 1.3 86 10.8 24 3.0         5 11 4 0.5 6 30
38 Slade, Peter 15 217 14.5 53 3.5 270 18.0 40 2.7 1 1.0     28 32 4 0.3 12 36
35 Smith, Steven 17 176 10.4 56 3.3 232 13.6 45 2.6         29 25 12 0.7 6 78
4 Sullivan, Tony 18 266 14.8 74 4.1 340 18.9 57 3.2         59 46 0 0.0 0 0
18 Tilbrook, Jim 11 93 8.5 7 0.6 100 9.1 30 2.7 3 3.0     13 19 15 1.4 12 102
11 Wells, Greg 22 474 21.5 91 4.1 565 25.7 97 4.4         72 40 26 1.2 30 186
30 Williamson, Peter 14 40 2.9 15 1.1 55 3.9 18 1.3         5 7 14 1.0 12 96
27 Wood, Greg 11 122 11.1 36 3.3 158 14.4 27 2.5         12 22 4 0.4 4 28
Totals 440 4770 10.8 1253 2.8 6023 13.7 1535 3.5 48 0.1     802 841 259 0.6 265 1819
 

Footnotes

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