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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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1977 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1977 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 4.36.88.910.12 72 LOST South Melbourne 6.111.215.921.15 141 -69 MCG Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 4.35.810.1912.23 95 LOST Footscray 7.29.413.518.8 116 -21 WES Apr 11 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 4.37.810.1314.18 102 LOST North Melbourne 5.29.312.616.9 105 -3 MCG Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.47.911.1916.24 120 LOST Essendon 5.711.813.819.10 124 -4 WIN Apr 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Melbourne 4.67.910.1913.24 102 LOST Richmond 3.611.1115.1519.17 131 -29 MCG Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 4.37.99.1313.15 93 LOST Geelong 6.311.613.1221.17 143 -50 KAR May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.25.610.814.12 96 LOST Carlton 5.711.1314.1616.20 116 -20 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 1.47.1211.1919.26 140 WON Fitzroy 2.34.49.514.8 92 48 VFL May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.110.512.720.12 132 WON St. Kilda 9.512.1116.1818.19 127 5 MOO May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.88.812.1416.19 115 LOST Hawthorn 6.38.812.1319.13 127 -12 MCG Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 4.37.108.1611.20 86 LOST Collingwood 4.26.512.1117.17 119 -33 MCG Jun 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 3.45.79.89.10 64 LOST South Melbourne 3.55.127.158.22 70 -6 LAK Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 2.35.75.77.9 51 LOST Footscray 3.410.412.1115.12 102 -51 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 4.35.86.119.16 70 WON Essendon 1.26.37.68.11 59 11 MCG Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 2.44.67.911.10 76 LOST North Melbourne 5.510.815.1418.19 127 -51 ARD Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Melbourne 3.56.77.1013.12 90 WON Richmond 4.39.510.810.11 71 19 MCG Jul 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Melbourne 6.48.913.1215.18 108 LOST Geelong 5.512.815.1220.14 134 -26 MCG Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 2.04.25.27.4 46 LOST Carlton 7.210.212.717.11 113 -67 VFL Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 2.14.35.712.12 84 LOST Fitzroy 7.210.420.523.8 146 -62 JUN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Melbourne 7.413.817.1127.13 175 WON St. Kilda 2.65.1210.1315.14 104 71 MCG Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 1.46.109.1114.15 99 LOST Hawthorn 4.68.814.1416.14 110 -11 PRI Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 2.44.89.1114.17 101 LOST Collingwood 4.210.515.1017.13 115 -14 VFL Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1977 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
5 Aitken, Chris 3 15 5.0 5 1.7 20 6.7 3 1.0 1 0.3     6 1 0 0.0 5 5
39 Alves, Mark 4 14 3.5 5 1.3 19 4.8 10 2.5 0 0.0     1 4 1 0.3 0 6
1 Baker, Garry 17 131 7.7 65 3.8 196 11.5 85 5.0 74 4.4     42 46 18 1.1 9 117
19 Biffin, Ray 12 113 9.4 25 2.1 138 11.5 58 4.8 1 0.1     7 21 20 1.7 22 142
6 Brewer, Ross 19 201 10.6 98 5.2 299 15.7 81 4.3 0 0.0     27 45 26 1.4 28 184
14 Byrne, Michael 3 23 7.7 10 3.3 33 11.0 14 4.7 28 9.3     5 10 4 1.3 2 26
5 Campbell, Des 8 66 8.3 17 2.1 83 10.4 21 2.6 2 0.3     16 15 4 0.5 7 31
37 Carroll, Ted 10 107 10.7 28 2.8 135 13.5 42 4.2 1 0.1     28 21 3 0.3 6 24
13 Coles, Henry 14 217 15.5 70 5.0 287 20.5 52 3.7 0 0.0     49 49 22 1.6 15 147
20 Cook, Brian 4 31 7.8 1 0.3 32 8.0 1 0.3 0 0.0     11 5 0 0.0 1 1
15 Cumming, Daryl 10 81 8.1 37 3.7 118 11.8 23 2.3 0 0.0     12 18 7 0.7 8 50
21 Davis, Allan 20 251 12.6 60 3.0 311 15.6 49 2.5 0 0.0     62 59 10 0.5 12 72
7 Denny, Barry 4 45 11.3 10 2.5 55 13.8 12 3.0 0 0.0     5 5 0 0.0 2 2
28 Dullard, Anthony 18 102 5.7 34 1.9 136 7.6 68 3.8 16 0.9     21 25 24 1.3 12 156
23 Fitzsimmons, Shane 8 81 10.1 33 4.1 114 14.3 28 3.5 0 0.0     15 21 5 0.6 7 37
2 Flower, Robert 20 254 12.7 141 7.1 395 19.8 98 4.9 0 0.0     36 29 23 1.2 11 149
34 Flower, Tom 11 127 11.5 34 3.1 161 14.6 32 2.9 0 0.0     11 10 8 0.7 8 56
9 Fowler, Laurie 17 273 16.1 60 3.5 333 19.6 57 3.4 3 0.2     73 34 12 0.7 16 88
22 Giampaolo, Frank 12 123 10.3 51 4.3 174 14.5 34 2.8 0 0.0     43 17 2 0.2 3 15
27 Graham, Colin 20 204 10.2 65 3.3 269 13.5 46 2.3 0 0.0     31 28 20 1.0 25 145
17 Grambeau, Shane 19 176 9.3 44 2.3 220 11.6 61 3.2 12 0.7     37 21 0 0.0 0 0
30 Hamilton, Peter 11 57 5.2 18 1.6 75 6.8 14 1.3 2 0.2     11 7 0 0.0 0 0
33 Hardeman, Gary 21 276 13.1 118 5.6 394 18.8 87 4.1 3 0.2     32 49 10 0.5 4 64
20 Hurst, Paul 2 13 6.5 5 2.5 18 9.0 1 0.5 1 0.5     2 7 1 0.5 0 6
43 Hutchison, Greg 12 91 7.6 44 3.7 135 11.3 22 1.8 1 0.1     20 14 1 0.1 3 9
8 Johnston, Peter 5 22 4.4 8 1.6 30 6.0 13 2.6 1 0.2     3 2 1 0.2 0 6
16 Keays, Peter 10 75 7.5 24 2.4 99 9.9 15 1.5 0 0.0     15 14 0 0.0 3 3
12 Lyons, Marty 4 32 8.0 12 3.0 44 11.0 3 0.8 1 0.3     7 2 4 1.0 3 27
48 Marchant, Brett 4 19 4.8 12 3.0 31 7.8 4 1.0 0 0.0     5 5 0 0.0 0 0
10 McKellar, Craig 18 125 6.9 73 4.1 198 11.0 52 2.9 190 11.2     50 23 7 0.4 5 47
29 Moir, Andrew 5 40 8.0 12 2.4 52 10.4 7 1.4 0 0.0     4 5 2 0.4 0 12
12 Norsworthy, Barry 6 66 11.0 49 8.2 115 19.2 13 2.2 1 0.2     17 28 5 0.8 7 37
38 O'Keefe, Peter 2 16 8.0 5 2.5 21 10.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 1 1
24 Osborne, Graham 13 95 7.3 18 1.4 113 8.7 26 2.0 13 1.1     30 23 6 0.5 3 39
35 Smith, Steven 11 111 10.1 41 3.7 152 13.8 50 4.5 40 4.0     17 20 10 0.9 7 67
26 Sparks, John 5 40 8.0 23 4.6 63 12.6 9 1.8 0 0.0     3 4 4 0.8 5 29
4 Sullivan, Tony 18 228 12.7 41 2.3 269 14.9 50 2.8 0 0.0     40 37 0 0.0 1 1
3 Tippett, Barry 7 47 6.7 23 3.3 70 10.0 9 1.3 0 0.0     5 6 6 0.9 4 40
32 Walters, Robert 1 6 6.0 3 3.0 9 9.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 3 1 1.0 0 6
11 Wells, Greg 21 416 19.8 93 4.4 509 24.2 94 4.5 1 0.1     71 46 23 1.1 19 157
18 Wingate, Maurice 5 51 10.2 10 2.0 61 12.2 14 2.8 0 0.0     17 10 0 0.0 0 0
41 Woodman, Chris 6 35 5.8 14 2.3 49 8.2 12 2.0 15 2.5     8 4 6 1.0 1 37
Totals 440 4496 10.2 1539 3.5 6035 13.7 1372 3.1 407 0.9     897 795 296 0.7 265 2041
 

Footnotes

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