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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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1980 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1980 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 6.47.614.1218.14 122 WON St. Kilda 1.24.77.1114.16 100 22 VFL Mar 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 6.010.316.522.8 140 WON Fitzroy 5.67.1013.1117.14 116 24 VFL Apr 7 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 3.16.711.814.9 93 LOST Geelong 4.36.911.1017.17 119 -26 KAR Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 3.58.914.1418.21 129 WON Footscray 5.27.711.1118.12 120 9 MCG Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 1.32.94.169.20 74 LOST Carlton 5.38.1112.1814.19 103 -29 VFL Apr 25 (Fri, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 5.26.510.1115.14 104 LOST South Melbourne 5.39.1012.1319.16 130 -26 MCG May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 2.24.57.910.12 72 LOST North Melbourne 8.513.917.1524.15 159 -87 VFL May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 3.56.810.1315.18 108 LOST Hawthorn 3.210.715.1117.16 118 -10 PRI May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Melbourne 2.35.610.1015.12 102 LOST Richmond 8.616.824.1529.21 195 -93 MCG May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Melbourne 2.56.711.711.10 76 LOST Essendon 3.36.611.1217.18 120 -44 WIN May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Melbourne 4.39.815.818.11 119 LOST Collingwood 3.69.813.1119.15 129 -10 VIC Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 4.36.1310.1719.20 134 WON St. Kilda 4.48.412.614.8 92 42 MCG Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 3.87.1212.1818.21 129 WON Fitzroy 3.49.514.818.9 117 12 MCG Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 3.25.55.56.7 43 LOST Footscray 3.65.98.1210.13 73 -30 WES Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 3.27.712.1115.13 103 LOST Carlton 4.48.1114.1918.24 132 -29 MCG Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 3.47.712.1015.15 105 LOST Geelong 4.48.1013.1117.12 114 -9 MCG Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 3.46.612.713.12 90 LOST South Melbourne 5.69.1013.1217.22 124 -34 LAK Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 2.52.86.147.15 57 LOST North Melbourne 3.26.49.1012.15 87 -30 ARD Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 1.12.43.89.10 64 LOST Hawthorn 8.913.1816.2119.27 141 -77 MCG Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 3.49.613.1016.13 109 LOST Richmond 3.39.817.1326.18 174 -65 MCG Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 6.58.711.1014.17 101 LOST Essendon 5.79.914.1218.14 122 -21 MCG Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Melbourne 2.15.26.69.12 66 LOST Collingwood 4.27.413.519.10 124 -58 MCG Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1980 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 16 116 7.3 122 7.6 238 14.9 87 5.4 174 10.9     49 37 23 1.4 11 149
38 Barnes, Tony 4 26 6.5 6 1.5 32 8.0 6 1.5 0 0.0     4 10 2 0.5 1 13
44 Bickford, Stephen 9 88 9.8 49 5.4 137 15.2 30 3.3 0 0.0     6 10 0 0.0 4 4
14 Byrne, Michael 22 151 6.9 166 7.5 317 14.4 98 4.5 200 9.1     30 54 21 1.0 17 143
12 Clayton, Cameron 22 232 10.5 137 6.2 369 16.8 38 1.7 0 0.0     31 35 8 0.4 9 57
3 Coles, Henry 7 87 12.4 50 7.1 137 19.6 33 4.7 0 0.0     10 24 15 2.1 14 104
8 Crosswell, Brent 15 128 8.5 62 4.1 190 12.7 56 3.7 0 0.0     19 35 31 2.1 19 205
10 Ditterich, Carl 12 76 6.3 76 6.3 152 12.7 28 2.3 122 10.2     15 32 2 0.2 6 18
28 Dullard, Anthony 5 33 6.6 31 6.2 64 12.8 23 4.6 4 0.8     4 5 1 0.2 0 6
21 Durnan, Jim 9 61 6.8 63 7.0 124 13.8 17 1.9 8 0.9     11 14 1 0.1 0 6
6 Elliott, Robert 18 175 9.7 90 5.0 265 14.7 64 3.6 1 0.1     29 22 2 0.1 2 14
32 Elliott, Bruce 3 20 6.7 11 3.7 31 10.3 3 1.0 0 0.0     10 3 0 0.0 0 0
33 Elshaug, Tony 20 336 16.8 159 8.0 495 24.8 59 3.0 0 0.0     43 50 29 1.5 21 195
2 Flower, Robert 22 275 12.5 217 9.9 492 22.4 127 5.8 0 0.0     34 24 21 1.0 26 152
9 Fowler, Laurie 21 275 13.1 92 4.4 367 17.5 86 4.1 1 0.0     72 22 1 0.0 0 6
20 Gaunt, Graham 13 153 11.8 96 7.4 249 19.2 37 2.8 0 0.0     17 22 13 1.0 6 84
4 Giles, Peter 19 191 10.1 58 3.1 249 13.1 45 2.4 0 0.0     67 25 1 0.1 1 7
13 Gordon, Wayne 20 169 8.5 137 6.9 306 15.3 64 3.2 10 0.5     34 31 2 0.1 0 12
30 Hamilton, Peter 6 41 6.8 23 3.8 64 10.7 13 2.2 0 0.0     9 4 0 0.0 0 0
39 Healy, Gerard 7 123 17.6 52 7.4 175 25.0 36 5.1 2 0.3     16 12 4 0.6 9 33
5 Hunnibell, Graham 2 12 6.0 14 7.0 26 13.0 6 3.0 34 17.0     3 5 0 0.0 0 0
43 Hutchison, Greg 15 124 8.3 66 4.4 190 12.7 32 2.1 1 0.1     23 19 4 0.3 4 28
24 Martyn, Tony 12 121 10.1 82 6.8 203 16.9 36 3.0 0 0.0     17 12 3 0.3 5 23
36 Maynard, Peter 3 36 12.0 19 6.3 55 18.3 10 3.3 0 0.0     10 7 1 0.3 0 6
26 McLean, Glenn 1 4 4.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 1 1.0 4 4.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
29 Moir, Andrew 15 137 9.1 67 4.5 204 13.6 42 2.8 0 0.0     24 36 17 1.1 17 119
19 Nettlefold, Bill 20 255 12.8 226 11.3 481 24.1 55 2.8 9 0.5     36 34 7 0.4 7 49
50 O'Brien, Paul 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
23 O'Donnell, Kelly 7 64 9.1 30 4.3 94 13.4 12 1.7 0 0.0     6 6 9 1.3 9 63
7 Pinnell, Phillip 15 147 9.8 93 6.2 240 16.0 69 4.6 1 0.1     28 31 5 0.3 6 36
42 Rowe, Russell 11 126 11.5 65 5.9 191 17.4 21 1.9 0 0.0     20 19 15 1.4 13 103
15 Seaton, Phil 1 7 7.0 2 2.0 9 9.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 3 0 0.0 1 1
17 Seddon, Michael 16 132 8.3 81 5.1 213 13.3 36 2.3 0 0.0     14 22 10 0.6 11 71
35 Smith, Steven 16 172 10.8 66 4.1 238 14.9 80 5.0 26 1.6     31 20 24 1.5 30 174
16 Walters, Robert 8 49 6.1 17 2.1 66 8.3 27 3.4 0 0.0     8 17 18 2.3 15 123
11 Wells, Greg 12 202 16.8 99 8.3 301 25.1 60 5.0 0 0.0     19 12 4 0.3 6 30
27 Whitford, Don 1 1 1.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
18 Wingate, Maurice 9 72 8.0 24 2.7 96 10.7 19 2.1 0 0.0     12 14 4 0.4 4 28
41 Woodman, Chris 5 48 9.6 27 5.4 75 15.0 27 5.4 52 10.4     12 9 8 1.6 2 50
Totals 440 4466 10.2 2679 6.1 7145 16.2 1486 3.4 649 1.5     774 740 306 0.7 276 2112
 

Footnotes

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