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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) 1897–2023

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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1979 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1979 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 7.312.713.1018.17 125 WON Footscray 4.57.1113.1316.17 113 12 MCG Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 4.65.77.119.13 67 LOST Geelong 2.57.79.1215.16 106 -39 KAR Apr 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.76.1110.1316.15 111 LOST South Melbourne 2.38.413.818.10 118 -7 LAK Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 4.89.1415.1916.23 119 WON Richmond 3.610.1211.1415.19 109 10 MCG Apr 25 (Wed, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 2.38.712.1013.18 96 LOST Carlton 4.77.1010.1515.20 110 -14 PRI May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 4.611.718.1021.14 140 LOST Fitzroy 4.412.617.1324.19 163 -23 MCG May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Melbourne 2.54.96.149.20 74 LOST Essendon 7.715.817.1223.18 156 -82 WIN May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.24.125.1410.17 77 LOST Hawthorn 7.210.613.1417.18 120 -43 PRI May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Melbourne 2.26.213.517.9 111 LOST North Melbourne 5.710.814.1323.18 156 -45 MCG Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Melbourne 4.47.411.912.13 85 WON St. Kilda 3.43.65.89.11 65 20 MOO Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.35.98.1411.16 82 LOST Collingwood 4.65.119.1413.18 96 -14 MCG Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 1.26.76.1211.15 81 LOST Footscray 7.610.716.1018.12 120 -39 WES Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 1.04.06.09.3 57 LOST Geelong 3.36.511.916.12 108 -51 VFL Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 1.73.87.1410.16 76 LOST Richmond 3.26.514.817.18 120 -44 MCG Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 5.39.1117.1724.23 167 WON South Melbourne 4.510.518.824.10 154 13 MCG Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 0.46.47.69.7 61 LOST Carlton 3.68.1013.1919.26 140 -79 MCG Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 2.12.54.86.12 48 LOST Fitzroy 7.714.1426.1736.22 238 -190 VFL Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 1.58.614.721.8 134 WON Essendon 3.45.710.916.9 105 29 MCG Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 6.57.107.188.25 73 LOST Hawthorn 1.26.610.1014.11 95 -22 VFL Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 2.25.35.66.9 45 LOST North Melbourne 2.64.158.2215.27 117 -72 ARD Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 3.28.617.1624.17 161 WON St. Kilda 1.97.167.2012.24 96 65 MCG Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 3.57.610.815.13 103 LOST Collingwood 3.211.716.1023.16 154 -51 VIC Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1979 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
1 Baker, Garry 16 167 10.4 120 7.5 287 17.9 120 7.5 231 14.4     65 57 11 0.7 5 71
19 Biffin, Ray 7 56 8.0 15 2.1 71 10.1 32 4.6 1 0.1     7 14 14 2.0 15 99
14 Byrne, Michael 12 68 5.7 61 5.1 129 10.8 42 3.5 75 6.3     16 20 10 0.8 9 69
31 Carman, Phil 11 102 9.3 63 5.7 165 15.0 65 5.9 3 0.3     15 49 23 2.1 13 151
12 Clayton, Cameron 13 153 11.8 81 6.2 234 18.0 36 2.8 0 0.0     32 26 7 0.5 3 45
3 Coles, Henry 4 57 14.3 18 4.5 75 18.8 14 3.5 0 0.0     10 5 2 0.5 9 21
33 Dellamarta, John 2 15 7.5 5 2.5 20 10.0 2 1.0 1 0.5     5 6 1 0.5 0 6
7 Denny, Barry 5 28 5.6 16 3.2 44 8.8 14 2.8 0 0.0     3 5 0 0.0 0 0
10 Ditterich, Carl 17 178 10.5 103 6.1 281 16.5 70 4.1 175 10.3     36 41 6 0.4 4 40
28 Dullard, Anthony 5 20 4.0 19 3.8 39 7.8 14 2.8 1 0.2     3 12 0 0.0 1 1
21 Durnan, Jim 11 77 7.0 50 4.5 127 11.5 27 2.5 3 0.3     15 21 1 0.1 3 9
32 Elliott, Bruce 2 17 8.5 6 3.0 23 11.5 4 2.0 0 0.0     4 1 0 0.0 0 0
8 Elliott, Glenn 15 261 17.4 112 7.5 373 24.9 67 4.5 0 0.0     28 23 11 0.7 9 75
6 Elliott, Robert 17 172 10.1 65 3.8 237 13.9 49 2.9 2 0.1     29 22 6 0.4 6 42
50 Elshaug, Tony 2 20 10.0 4 2.0 24 12.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     5 4 1 0.5 5 11
23 Fitzsimmons, Shane 2 12 6.0 11 5.5 23 11.5 7 3.5 0 0.0     3 6 3 1.5 0 18
2 Flower, Robert 21 285 13.6 196 9.3 481 22.9 103 4.9 0 0.0     59 35 33 1.6 29 227
34 Flower, Tom 6 50 8.3 25 4.2 75 12.5 13 2.2 0 0.0     11 11 11 1.8 10 76
9 Fowler, Laurie 21 319 15.2 87 4.1 406 19.3 100 4.8 1 0.0     99 18 0 0.0 0 0
20 Gaunt, Graham 19 307 16.2 134 7.1 441 23.2 74 3.9 2 0.1     35 51 15 0.8 9 99
45 Giles, Peter 11 105 9.5 26 2.4 131 11.9 23 2.1 0 0.0     44 20 0 0.0 0 0
13 Gordon, Wayne 3 17 5.7 11 3.7 28 9.3 11 3.7 4 1.3     0 6 1 0.3 2 8
17 Grambeau, Shane 10 53 5.3 22 2.2 75 7.5 12 1.2 5 0.5     12 13 0 0.0 0 0
26 Gull, Stewart 2 8 4.0 3 1.5 11 5.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     4 3 1 0.5 3 9
30 Hamilton, Peter 13 112 8.6 52 4.0 164 12.6 58 4.5 3 0.2     27 22 0 0.0 0 0
39 Healy, Gerard 21 244 11.6 71 3.4 315 15.0 55 2.6 0 0.0     40 63 10 0.5 19 79
5 Hunnibell, Graham 6 25 4.2 26 4.3 51 8.5 11 1.8 51 8.5     17 12 1 0.2 0 6
43 Hutchison, Greg 10 96 9.6 37 3.7 133 13.3 19 1.9 0 0.0     14 21 3 0.3 2 20
24 Martyn, Tony 17 135 7.9 78 4.6 213 12.5 36 2.1 0 0.0     28 20 1 0.1 10 16
29 Moir, Andrew 17 153 9.0 48 2.8 201 11.8 67 3.9 0 0.0     17 28 25 1.5 21 171
12 Norsworthy, Barry 2 22 11.0 6 3.0 28 14.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 4 1 0.5 5 11
23 O'Donnell, Kelly 11 114 10.4 46 4.2 160 14.5 29 2.6 2 0.2     18 11 8 0.7 11 59
38 O'Keefe, Peter 1 9 9.0 5 5.0 14 14.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     5 3 0 0.0 0 0
25 Richards, Kelvin 2 17 8.5 6 3.0 23 11.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     3 1 0 0.0 0 0
6 Roberts, Ken 1 7 7.0 3 3.0 10 10.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     3 1 0 0.0 0 0
15 Seaton, Phil 9 132 14.7 27 3.0 159 17.7 29 3.2 0 0.0     6 19 2 0.2 6 18
35 Smith, Steven 16 135 8.4 63 3.9 198 12.4 70 4.4 21 1.3     25 21 15 0.9 8 98
4 Sullivan, Tony 7 89 12.7 29 4.1 118 16.9 18 2.6 0 0.0     14 20 0 0.0 0 0
40 Thorne, Peter 6 66 11.0 28 4.7 94 15.7 24 4.0 0 0.0     10 7 9 1.5 8 62
48 Wallace, John 2 5 2.5 9 4.5 14 7.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 Walters, Robert 12 93 7.8 29 2.4 122 10.2 27 2.3 0 0.0     20 27 22 1.8 14 146
11 Wells, Greg 22 412 18.7 132 6.0 544 24.7 133 6.0 0 0.0     66 40 24 1.1 39 183
27 Whitford, Don 6 69 11.5 20 3.3 89 14.8 12 2.0 2 0.3     14 9 2 0.3 3 15
22 Whitfort, Ken 9 54 6.0 41 4.6 95 10.6 11 1.2 0 0.0     11 5 5 0.6 2 32
18 Wingate, Maurice 10 85 8.5 24 2.4 109 10.9 15 1.5 1 0.1     27 13 6 0.6 2 38
41 Woodman, Chris 6 46 7.7 9 1.5 55 9.2 23 3.8 17 2.8     9 6 4 0.7 6 30
Totals 440 4667 10.6 2042 4.6 6709 15.2 1544 3.5 601 1.4     917 824 295 0.7 291 2061
 

Footnotes

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