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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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1976 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1976 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 1.27.810.1211.21 87 WON North Melbourne 3.64.68.79.10 64 23 ARD Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Melbourne 7.411.513.716.9 105 LOST Footscray 6.414.419.1123.15 153 -48 MCG Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.18.415.820.13 133 WON Essendon 6.49.411.515.8 98 35 WIN Apr 19 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 3.29.514.817.12 114 LOST Carlton 5.513.1016.1124.13 157 -43 MCG Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 2.510.714.1117.13 115 WON Fitzroy 2.44.711.1015.13 103 12 JUN May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 6.411.515.721.10 136 WON South Melbourne 3.16.614.816.12 108 28 LAK May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 4.49.512.914.13 97 LOST Hawthorn 1.49.713.1421.19 145 -48 MCG May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 2.24.66.119.15 69 LOST Richmond 3.08.310.614.11 95 -26 MCG May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Melbourne 3.38.1010.1515.19 109 WON St. Kilda 2.43.44.107.13 55 54 MCG May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Melbourne 4.17.69.1113.15 93 LOST Geelong 6.08.213.319.8 122 -29 VFL Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.25.49.1212.16 88 LOST Collingwood 6.39.710.1212.18 90 -2 MCG Jun 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.63.94.128.13 61 LOST North Melbourne 5.410.712.1222.14 146 -85 VFL Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Melbourne 1.16.147.1614.20 104 WON Footscray 3.53.66.97.10 52 52 WES Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 1.82.94.166.22 58 LOST Carlton 4.29.313.518.7 115 -57 VFL Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 5.410.812.1115.14 104 LOST Essendon 5.27.513.818.11 119 -15 MCG Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 5.411.1315.1521.20 146 WON Fitzroy 3.47.711.1415.16 106 40 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Melbourne 3.58.911.1211.13 79 LOST South Melbourne 4.27.310.314.9 93 -14 VFL Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 4.58.612.1114.11 95 LOST Hawthorn 4.38.710.1116.17 113 -18 PRI Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 5.811.1014.1117.17 119 WON Richmond 5.27.811.913.11 89 30 MCG Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 3.97.1415.1718.21 129 WON St. Kilda 5.39.511.713.14 92 37 MOO Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 8.414.820.1122.18 150 WON Geelong 1.08.212.616.9 105 45 MCG Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 4.67.1215.1618.20 128 WON Collingwood 5.39.910.1017.11 113 15 VIC Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1976 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 18 225 12.5 120 6.7 345 19.2 73 4.1 0 0.0     32 31 14 0.8 19 103
1 Baker, Garry 8 51 6.4 20 2.5 71 8.9 39 4.9 36 4.5     12 18 9 1.1 5 59
19 Biffin, Ray 22 212 9.6 63 2.9 275 12.5 102 4.6 0 0.0     26 60 47 2.1 43 325
6 Brewer, Ross 18 194 10.8 78 4.3 272 15.1 88 4.9 1 0.1     25 31 34 1.9 29 233
5 Campbell, Des 16 135 8.4 22 1.4 157 9.8 36 2.3 1 0.1     17 19 2 0.1 1 13
37 Carroll, Ted 12 135 11.3 38 3.2 173 14.4 41 3.4 0 0.0     30 29 6 0.5 10 46
14 Chamberlain, Neil 4 31 7.8 14 3.5 45 11.3 10 2.5 0 0.0     5 14 5 1.3 2 32
13 Coles, Henry 22 346 15.7 139 6.3 485 22.0 64 2.9 0 0.0     68 62 25 1.1 28 178
21 Davis, Allan 21 266 12.7 105 5.0 371 17.7 64 3.0 1 0.1     68 51 26 1.2 21 177
28 Dullard, Anthony 15 98 6.5 31 2.1 129 8.6 48 3.2 2 0.1     20 14 2 0.1 1 13
23 Fitzsimmons, Shane 7 63 9.0 21 3.0 84 12.0 19 2.7 0 0.0     9 8 8 1.1 8 56
2 Flower, Robert 19 248 13.1 123 6.5 371 19.5 103 5.4 0 0.0     29 28 17 0.9 19 121
9 Fowler, Laurie 22 329 15.0 68 3.1 397 18.0 90 4.1 0 0.0     89 46 4 0.2 6 30
22 Giampaolo, Frank 14 151 10.8 66 4.7 217 15.5 52 3.7 0 0.0     24 23 3 0.2 9 27
31 Goss, Paul 4 44 11.0 11 2.8 55 13.8 2 0.5 0 0.0     6 5 2 0.5 5 17
27 Graham, Colin 8 70 8.8 22 2.8 92 11.5 16 2.0 0 0.0     15 16 9 1.1 6 60
17 Grambeau, Shane 14 86 6.1 24 1.7 110 7.9 42 3.0 8 0.6     15 18 8 0.6 10 58
26 Guy, Gary 7 46 6.6 48 6.9 94 13.4 16 2.3 0 0.0     4 8 3 0.4 6 24
30 Hamilton, Peter 4 11 2.8 1 0.3 12 3.0 7 1.8 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
33 Hardeman, Gary 20 279 14.0 88 4.4 367 18.4 75 3.8 3 0.2     33 42 7 0.4 7 49
20 Hurst, Paul 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 1 1
43 Hutchison, Greg 6 29 4.8 9 1.5 38 6.3 5 0.8 0 0.0     4 7 1 0.2 0 6
8 Johnston, Peter 6 20 3.3 5 0.8 25 4.2 11 1.8 7 1.2     5 1 4 0.7 0 24
16 Keays, Peter 13 94 7.2 21 1.6 115 8.8 22 1.7 0 0.0     13 19 3 0.2 3 21
36 Kelly, David 2 2 1.0 1 0.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 3 1.5     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
12 Lyons, Marty 4 15 3.8 5 1.3 20 5.0 3 0.8 0 0.0     4 0 0 0.0 1 1
10 McKellar, Craig 19 135 7.1 75 3.9 210 11.1 74 3.9 146 8.1     36 23 12 0.6 12 84
38 O'Keefe, Peter 7 61 8.7 23 3.3 84 12.0 21 3.0 0 0.0     12 20 1 0.1 0 6
24 Osborne, Graham 15 141 9.4 24 1.6 165 11.0 51 3.4 1 0.1     28 28 0 0.0 0 0
7 Smith, Ray 17 140 8.2 44 2.6 184 10.8 28 1.6 0 0.0     27 22 0 0.0 1 1
35 Smith, Steven 19 240 12.6 58 3.1 298 15.7 122 6.4 78 4.3     33 29 33 1.7 26 224
4 Sullivan, Tony 15 202 13.5 20 1.3 222 14.8 48 3.2 0 0.0     47 27 0 0.0 0 0
3 Tippett, Barry 5 34 6.8 10 2.0 44 8.8 7 1.4 0 0.0     2 4 2 0.4 1 13
46 Walley, Glenn 2 15 7.5 11 5.5 26 13.0 4 2.0 0 0.0     4 5 1 0.5 0 6
11 Wells, Greg 22 477 21.7 107 4.9 584 26.5 105 4.8 4 0.2     72 51 31 1.4 29 215
29 Wilkins, Terry 3 28 9.3 17 5.7 45 15.0 10 3.3 3 1.5     8 8 1 0.3 1 7
18 Wingate, Maurice 2 7 3.5 2 1.0 9 4.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     2 0 0 0.0 0 0
41 Woodman, Chris 7 38 5.4 16 2.3 54 7.7 17 2.4 29 4.1     10 6 9 1.3 4 58
Totals 440 4700 10.7 1550 3.5 6250 14.2 1519 3.5 323 0.7     836 777 329 0.7 314 2288
 

Footnotes

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