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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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1981 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1981 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 7.58.912.1216.16 112 LOST Hawthorn 6.314.718.1023.15 153 -41 MCG Mar 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.18.511.916.14 110 LOST Fitzroy 5.510.916.1323.17 155 -45 VFL Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 0.18.412.618.12 120 WON Footscray 3.57.615.1118.11 119 1 WES Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.54.98.1310.16 76 LOST St. Kilda 4.86.1410.2316.32 128 -52 MCG Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 3.14.39.513.5 83 LOST Collingwood 7.113.516.1121.20 146 -63 VIC Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.37.612.716.8 104 LOST Geelong 2.712.1316.1822.21 153 -49 SCG May 3 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 5.25.48.88.8 56 LOST Carlton 2.55.88.1512.24 96 -40 MCG May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 4.46.511.712.11 83 LOST South Melbourne 2.89.1314.1617.25 127 -44 LAK May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Melbourne 4.26.79.710.10 70 LOST Essendon 2.44.98.1814.20 104 -34 MCG May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 3.35.56.76.7 43 LOST North Melbourne 6.511.1117.1525.22 172 -129 VFL May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Melbourne 5.28.411.714.10 94 LOST Richmond 7.411.513.820.16 136 -42 MCG Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 1.66.78.1013.12 90 LOST Fitzroy 5.59.1212.2117.32 134 -44 MCG Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 5.35.68.814.10 94 LOST Footscray 6.410.716.819.11 125 -31 VFL Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 3.17.28.68.7 55 LOST St. Kilda 4.66.1011.1118.19 127 -72 MOO Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 2.36.310.410.6 66 LOST Collingwood 5.38.89.1512.16 88 -22 MCG Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.22.57.512.7 79 LOST Geelong 5.610.1616.2622.35 167 -88 MCG Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 5.47.614.715.10 100 LOST Carlton 2.210.1014.1223.15 153 -53 PRI Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 3.27.59.1112.14 86 LOST South Melbourne 2.17.811.1117.13 115 -29 MCG Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 0.23.43.59.6 60 LOST Essendon 1.95.129.1914.20 104 -44 WIN Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 4.45.612.713.9 87 LOST North Melbourne 2.410.1116.1521.19 145 -58 ARD Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 2.36.58.815.9 99 LOST Richmond 5.29.415.917.14 116 -17 MCG Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 3.24.65.88.9 57 LOST Hawthorn 5.56.910.1415.20 110 -53 PRI Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1981 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 12 104 8.7 97 8.1 201 16.8 82 6.8 212 17.7     48 35 0 0.0 0 0
42 Barham, Jamie 4 25 6.3 10 2.5 35 8.8 6 1.5 0 0.0     7 7 1 0.3 1 7
38 Barnes, Tony 3 23 7.7 10 3.3 33 11.0 6 2.0 0 0.0     5 4 4 1.3 4 28
44 Bickford, Stephen 6 53 8.8 37 6.2 90 15.0 13 2.2 0 0.0     9 9 4 0.7 3 27
38 Braddy, Shane 2 19 9.5 7 3.5 26 13.0 7 3.5 3 1.5     0 3 3 1.5 2 20
14 Byrne, Michael 10 58 5.8 30 3.0 88 8.8 22 2.2 58 5.8     9 13 2 0.2 1 13
15 Catoggio, Vin 8 86 10.8 24 3.0 110 13.8 21 2.6 1 0.1     15 18 15 1.9 9 99
12 Clayton, Cameron 8 55 6.9 39 4.9 94 11.8 12 1.5 0 0.0     11 17 3 0.4 4 22
8 Crosswell, Brent 14 136 9.7 63 4.5 199 14.2 59 4.2 2 0.1     29 29 11 0.8 9 75
45 Dickson, Russell 4 25 6.3 13 3.3 38 9.5 7 1.8 0 0.0     3 0 1 0.3 0 6
28 Dullard, Anthony 7 38 5.4 37 5.3 75 10.7 21 3.0 6 0.9     7 9 2 0.3 5 17
21 Durnan, Jim 6 52 8.7 55 9.2 107 17.8 22 3.7 0 0.0     7 7 0 0.0 1 1
34 Ellingworth, Roger 2 12 6.0 6 3.0 18 9.0 7 3.5 0 0.0     1 3 0 0.0 1 1
6 Elliott, Robert 8 74 9.3 24 3.0 98 12.3 20 2.5 3 0.4     12 8 0 0.0 0 0
33 Elshaug, Tony 18 289 16.1 128 7.1 417 23.2 41 2.3 2 0.1     26 46 24 1.3 22 166
2 Flower, Robert 16 182 11.4 124 7.8 306 19.1 68 4.3 1 0.1     27 18 5 0.3 3 33
9 Fowler, Laurie 22 255 11.6 85 3.9 340 15.5 72 3.3 0 0.0     78 19 0 0.0 0 0
20 Gaunt, Graham 18 253 14.1 154 8.6 407 22.6 47 2.6 2 0.1     30 35 4 0.2 4 28
4 Giles, Peter 16 179 11.2 67 4.2 246 15.4 60 3.8 1 0.1     44 37 1 0.1 2 8
37 Giles, Glenn 2 12 6.0 3 1.5 15 7.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     4 2 0 0.0 0 0
13 Gordon, Wayne 11 94 8.5 73 6.6 167 15.2 27 2.5 13 1.2     23 19 2 0.2 4 16
30 Hamilton, Peter 3 19 6.3 6 2.0 25 8.3 9 3.0 3 1.0     3 3 0 0.0 0 0
11 Hardeman, Gary 9 79 8.8 62 6.9 141 15.7 35 3.9 1 0.1     15 16 0 0.0 0 0
39 Healy, Gerard 22 295 13.4 157 7.1 452 20.5 92 4.2 2 0.1     39 39 27 1.2 14 176
43 Hutchison, Greg 16 150 9.4 104 6.5 254 15.9 34 2.1 3 0.2     29 20 2 0.1 6 18
25 Jackson, Mark 22 131 6.0 39 1.8 170 7.7 60 2.7 28 1.3     28 52 76 3.5 28 484
10 Keenan, Peter 14 106 7.6 43 3.1 149 10.6 59 4.2 317 22.6     25 24 2 0.1 0 12
54 Korn, Trevor 3 34 11.3 15 5.0 49 16.3 7 2.3 0 0.0     7 4 1 0.3 1 7
24 Martyn, Tony 3 41 13.7 20 6.7 61 20.3 14 4.7 0 0.0     7 2 1 0.3 2 8
36 Maynard, Peter 5 47 9.4 21 4.2 68 13.6 14 2.8 0 0.0     8 8 0 0.0 2 2
41 McGlashan, Dave 3 16 5.3 6 2.0 22 7.3 7 2.3 2 0.7     8 2 1 0.3 1 7
26 McLean, Glenn 2 8 4.0 6 3.0 14 7.0 4 2.0 13 6.5     2 2 0 0.0 0 0
29 Moir, Andrew 18 153 8.5 92 5.1 245 13.6 42 2.3 0 0.0     37 23 11 0.6 12 78
19 Nettlefold, Bill 13 119 9.2 56 4.3 175 13.5 18 1.4 1 0.1     15 22 7 0.5 5 47
40 O'Brien, Paul 6 76 12.7 32 5.3 108 18.0 13 2.2 0 0.0     22 12 0 0.0 0 0
23 O'Donnell, Kelly 20 246 12.3 128 6.4 374 18.7 46 2.3 0 0.0     27 21 30 1.5 15 195
47 O'Dwyer, Des 6 37 6.2 29 4.8 66 11.0 23 3.8 0 0.0     7 9 3 0.5 9 27
7 Pinnell, Phillip 13 141 10.8 63 4.8 204 15.7 55 4.2 4 0.3     23 29 5 0.4 7 37
17 Seddon, Michael 12 115 9.6 81 6.8 196 16.3 38 3.2 4 0.3     7 13 9 0.8 3 57
35 Smith, Steven 22 213 9.7 77 3.5 290 13.2 84 3.8 30 1.4     52 20 2 0.1 4 16
50 Todd, Ian 6 36 6.0 23 3.8 59 9.8 15 2.5 12 2.0     3 11 1 0.2 1 7
48 Tossol, John 2 17 8.5 13 6.5 30 15.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     7 2 3 1.5 2 20
16 Walters, Robert 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 3 0 0.0 0 0
27 Whitford, Don 3 18 6.0 17 5.7 35 11.7 6 2.0 0 0.0     3 4 1 0.3 1 7
5 Young, Michael 12 123 10.3 44 3.7 167 13.9 24 2.0 2 0.2     27 24 2 0.2 4 16
32 Zantuck, Shane 7 67 9.6 25 3.6 92 13.1 23 3.3 0 0.0     15 15 2 0.3 2 14
Totals 440 4313 9.8 2245 5.1 6558 14.9 1349 3.1 726 1.7     812 718 268 0.6 194 1802
 

Footnotes

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