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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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1975 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1975 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 5.09.313.717.9 111 WON Footscray 4.19.611.815.10 100 11 MCG Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 1.17.611.716.9 105 WON North Melbourne 4.67.811.1015.13 103 2 ARD Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 4.59.711.1015.10 100 LOST Essendon 3.77.1314.1716.21 117 -17 WIN Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.04.28.412.8 80 LOST St. Kilda 5.411.1215.1718.25 133 -53 MCG Apr 25 (Fri, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 5.47.810.1211.15 81 LOST Hawthorn 3.512.1013.1719.22 136 -55 PRI May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 4.49.914.1422.23 155 WON South Melbourne 6.48.810.1113.12 90 65 MCG May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Melbourne 0.82.135.1610.18 78 LOST Richmond 5.17.913.1519.18 132 -54 MCG May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 3.86.139.1311.15 81 LOST Carlton 5.36.39.716.14 110 -29 PRI May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Melbourne 7.39.811.1218.15 123 WON Fitzroy 2.27.516.517.10 112 11 MCG May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Melbourne 7.410.711.1114.14 98 LOST Geelong 2.15.119.1714.20 104 -6 KAR Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 4.26.69.814.11 95 WON Collingwood 0.64.118.159.19 73 22 MCG Jun 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 6.46.610.714.8 92 LOST Footscray 3.17.613.720.11 131 -39 WES Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 0.22.55.66.10 46 LOST North Melbourne 3.55.89.1111.14 80 -34 VFL Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 0.32.53.96.13 49 LOST St. Kilda 6.18.512.615.11 101 -52 MOO Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 3.37.915.1419.20 134 WON Essendon 3.56.710.1116.13 109 25 MCG Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 3.47.1211.1415.17 107 LOST Hawthorn 4.58.810.1217.17 119 -12 MCG Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 3.47.510.1113.13 91 WON South Melbourne 6.26.47.511.9 75 16 VFL Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 6.27.613.1019.13 127 WON Richmond 1.55.1010.1412.18 90 37 MCG Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 1.42.135.1911.23 89 WON Carlton 2.53.75.87.9 51 38 VFL Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 3.16.59.713.11 89 LOST Fitzroy 6.78.1312.2013.22 100 -11 JUN Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 2.03.54.98.16 64 LOST Geelong 3.46.89.810.10 70 -6 MCG Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 5.18.111.415.7 97 LOST Collingwood 3.68.78.1014.14 98 -1 VIC Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1975 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 20 320 16.8 97 5.1 417 21.9 105 5.5 0 0.0     39 41 26 1.3 19 175
1 Baker, Garry 16 95 6.3 33 2.2 128 8.5 47 3.1 5 1.3     31 41 15 0.9 9 99
31 Barham, Billy 3 11 5.5 1 0.5 12 6.0 1 0.5         0 4 2 0.7 1 13
19 Biffin, Ray 19 160 8.9 30 1.7 190 10.6 47 2.6 0 0.0     41 27 7 0.4 4 46
6 Brewer, Ross 14 121 9.3 35 2.7 156 12.0 46 3.5 0 0.0     17 27 28 2.0 16 184
5 Campbell, Des 18 114 6.7 40 2.4 154 9.1 49 2.9 0 0.0     22 26 6 0.3 3 39
37 Carroll, Ted 7 50 7.1 11 1.6 61 8.7 8 1.1 0 0.0     8 10 2 0.3 5 17
14 Chamberlain, Neil 1 9 9.0 2 2.0 11 11.0 1 1.0         3 1 0 0.0 1 1
17 Clark, Denis 16 169 11.3 58 3.9 227 15.1 39 2.6 0 0.0     22 28 3 0.2 6 24
37 Coles, Henry 9 108 12.0 24 2.7 132 14.7 23 2.6 0 0.0     20 34 9 1.0 13 67
24 Delmenico, Wayne 14 72 5.5 22 1.7 94 7.2 28 2.2         12 19 0 0.0 0 0
10 Ditterich, Carl 12 114 10.4 57 5.2 171 15.5 34 3.1 18 3.6     22 39 18 1.5 6 114
28 Dullard, Anthony 19 127 7.1 51 2.8 178 9.9 65 3.6 0 0.0     29 25 4 0.2 11 35
23 Fitzsimmons, Shane 10 79 7.9 29 2.9 108 10.8 19 1.9 1 0.1     10 30 7 0.7 4 46
2 Flower, Robert 20 277 14.6 58 3.1 335 17.6 77 4.1 0 0.0     44 45 14 0.7 14 98
9 Fowler, Laurie 22 312 14.9 28 1.3 340 16.2 89 4.2 0 0.0     68 47 0 0.0 2 2
22 Giampaolo, Frank 12 163 13.6 51 4.3 214 17.8 41 3.4 0 0.0     30 17 17 1.4 8 110
50 Graham, Colin 2 18 9.0 3 1.5 21 10.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     4 2 0 0.0 0 0
26 Guy, Gary 15 160 11.4 71 5.1 231 16.5 27 1.9         20 20 5 0.3 7 37
33 Hardeman, Gary 21 288 14.4 93 4.7 381 19.1 70 3.5 0 0.0     43 64 31 1.5 27 213
20 Hurst, Paul 16 112 7.5 31 2.1 143 9.5 19 1.3 0 0.0     16 46 5 0.3 0 30
52 Hutchison, Greg 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 Keays, Peter 10 103 11.4 15 1.7 118 13.1 36 4.0 0 0.0     24 12 0 0.0 1 1
8 Keenan, Peter 19 175 9.2 39 2.1 214 11.3 112 5.9 74 9.3     31 44 21 1.1 10 136
36 Kelly, David 1 3 3.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 1 1.0         1 2 0 0.0 0 0
12 Lyons, Marty 19 213 11.8 60 3.3 273 15.2 49 2.7 0 0.0     27 23 12 0.6 26 98
21 Molloy, Graham 2 7 3.5 3 1.5 10 5.0 2 1.0         0 3 0 0.0 0 0
7 Osborne, Graham 10 45 5.0 4 0.4 49 5.4 7 0.8 0 0.0     7 13 1 0.1 3 9
25 Ough, Barry 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
34 Owens, Mal 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0    
32 Smith, Kim 4 14 3.5 5 1.3 19 4.8 9 2.3         1 6 3 0.8 1 19
35 Smith, Steven 22 201 9.6 48 2.3 249 11.9 89 4.2 12 1.7     30 40 24 1.1 16 160
43 Smith, Ray 10 113 11.3 21 2.1 134 13.4 30 3.0 0 0.0     20 21 1 0.1 0 6
40 Sparks, John 4 24 6.0 7 1.8 31 7.8 1 0.3 0 0.0     5 5 4 1.0 4 28
4 Sullivan, Tony 15 183 12.2 24 1.6 207 13.8 47 3.1 0 0.0     28 30 0 0.0 0 0
18 Tilbrook, Jim 2 3 1.5 1 0.5 4 2.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
46 Walley, Glenn 1 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 1 1.0 0 6
11 Wells, Greg 21 388 19.4 70 3.5 458 22.9 81 4.1 0 0.0     66 46 32 1.5 33 225
38 Wilkins, Terry 11 127 11.5 31 2.8 158 14.4 34 3.1 0 0.0     32 18 1 0.1 3 9
Totals 440 4486 10.2 1157 2.6 5643 12.8 1339 3.0 110 0.3     775 859 299 0.7 253 2047
 

Footnotes

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