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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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1982 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1982 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.35.911.1016.12 108 LOST Sydney 3.610.718.920.17 137 -29 SCG Mar 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 H Melbourne 3.58.712.1520.26 146 WON St. Kilda 7.010.514.1016.10 106 40 MCG Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 0.41.73.105.16 46 LOST Geelong 3.110.416.721.12 138 -92 KAR Apr 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.34.610.1019.12 126 LOST Footscray 7.512.1316.1619.19 133 -7 MCG Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Melbourne 3.37.77.119.12 66 LOST Carlton 2.44.86.159.22 76 -10 VFL Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 4.67.1012.1315.16 106 LOST Richmond 5.411.715.718.8 116 -10 MCG May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 4.07.416.622.11 143 LOST North Melbourne 7.517.825.1028.12 180 -37 MCG May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 7.410.720.1225.14 164 WON Fitzroy 3.37.119.1613.21 99 65 VFL May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 3.16.88.1112.13 85 LOST Essendon 3.68.912.1619.19 133 -48 WIN May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.59.1113.1516.24 120 WON Collingwood 3.47.611.817.11 113 7 MCG May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Melbourne 5.67.1112.1214.15 99 LOST Hawthorn 4.511.1019.1726.22 178 -79 PRI Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 3.58.1211.2019.24 138 WON St. Kilda 3.28.713.1014.11 95 43 MOO Jun 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 7.311.518.621.8 134 WON Geelong 1.24.55.610.10 70 64 MCG Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 3.68.1210.1313.16 94 WON Footscray 5.25.211.414.8 92 2 VFL Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 4.59.1112.1316.15 111 LOST Carlton 4.39.1114.1718.20 128 -17 PRI Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 3.86.98.139.18 72 LOST Richmond 4.312.515.523.9 147 -75 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 3.66.1014.1416.17 113 LOST North Melbourne 3.212.518.1022.14 146 -33 ARD Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 1.55.89.1213.15 93 LOST Fitzroy 7.512.1117.1524.19 163 -70 MCG Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 5.79.913.1514.17 101 LOST Essendon 2.47.1012.1320.17 137 -36 VFL Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 7.59.1017.1725.18 168 WON Collingwood 4.211.712.817.12 114 54 VIC Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 1.05.46.614.8 92 LOST Hawthorn 3.56.1211.1914.19 103 -11 MCG Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Melbourne 5.311.818.1025.13 163 WON Sydney 5.612.915.1122.16 148 15 MCG Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1982 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
16 Battiston, Adrian 22 324 14.7 162 7.4 486 22.1 31 1.4 0 0.0     48 43 25 1.1 17 167
14 Byrne, Michael 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 6 6.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
15 Catoggio, Vin 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 1 1
12 Clayton, Cameron 1 1 1.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
22 Connolly, Chris 3 31 10.3 13 4.3 44 14.7 1 0.3 0 0.0     4 5 3 1.0 1 19
28 Cordner, David 3 15 5.0 2 0.7 17 5.7 5 1.7 2 0.7     4 6 3 1.0 2 20
8 Crosswell, Brent 19 150 7.9 87 4.6 237 12.5 74 3.9 1 0.1     22 64 15 0.8 18 108
29 Dickson, Dale 18 213 11.8 77 4.3 290 16.1 29 1.6 5 0.3     22 44 4 0.2 9 33
34 Ellingworth, Roger 11 117 10.6 42 3.8 159 14.5 30 2.7 0 0.0     13 17 6 0.5 5 41
33 Elshaug, Tony 12 162 13.5 70 5.8 232 19.3 17 1.4 0 0.0     19 20 13 1.1 17 95
36 Fidge, Ted 9 83 9.2 32 3.6 115 12.8 16 1.8 0 0.0     16 19 7 0.8 12 54
2 Flower, Robert 21 264 12.6 188 9.0 452 21.5 117 5.6 0 0.0     43 37 25 1.2 26 176
20 Gaunt, Graham 7 72 10.3 28 4.0 100 14.3 14 2.0 0 0.0     6 4 0 0.0 0 0
4 Giles, Peter 20 187 9.4 81 4.1 268 13.4 52 2.6 0 0.0     68 24 9 0.5 5 59
30 Hamilton, Peter 4 13 3.3 11 2.8 24 6.0 10 2.5 3 0.8     3 7 0 0.0 0 0
3 Healy, Gerard 21 263 12.5 89 4.2 352 16.8 99 4.7 0 0.0     34 41 77 3.7 55 517
18 Hutchison, Greg 12 86 7.2 60 5.0 146 12.2 16 1.3 0 0.0     22 18 3 0.3 2 20
11 Icke, Stephen 21 173 8.2 263 12.5 436 20.8 73 3.5 1 0.0     50 31 2 0.1 4 16
25 Jackson, Mark 19 144 7.6 25 1.3 169 8.9 61 3.2 27 1.4     28 72 76 4.0 32 488
47 Jarrott, Alan 14 120 8.6 105 7.5 225 16.1 31 2.2 0 0.0     17 15 0 0.0 5 5
9 Johnson, Alan 17 269 15.8 95 5.6 364 21.4 54 3.2 0 0.0     33 22 20 1.2 29 149
10 Keenan, Peter 16 146 9.1 29 1.8 175 10.9 78 4.9 334 20.9     36 34 0 0.0 0 0
52 McCarthy, Stephen 6 47 7.8 58 9.7 105 17.5 13 2.2 0 0.0     7 8 6 1.0 7 43
41 McGlashan, Dave 3 11 3.7 6 2.0 17 5.7 9 3.0 2 0.7     2 6 6 2.0 2 38
49 McKenzie, Stuart 9 41 4.6 18 2.0 59 6.6 15 1.7 57 6.3     12 15 0 0.0 0 0
26 McLean, Glenn 15 99 6.6 50 3.3 149 9.9 53 3.5 154 10.3     25 25 2 0.1 1 13
19 Nettlefold, Bill 1 6 6.0 1 1.0 7 7.0 0 0.0 1 1.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
40 O'Brien, Paul 13 142 10.9 83 6.4 225 17.3 38 2.9 0 0.0     29 16 0 0.0 0 0
23 O'Donnell, Kelly 16 230 14.4 128 8.0 358 22.4 48 3.0 0 0.0     20 13 11 0.7 18 84
24 O'Dwyer, Des 1 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 1 1.0 0 6
6 O'Sullivan, Michael 22 314 14.3 111 5.0 425 19.3 65 3.0 1 0.0     41 35 7 0.3 12 54
17 Seddon, Michael 17 167 9.8 73 4.3 240 14.1 46 2.7 0 0.0     26 22 3 0.2 4 22
35 Smith, Steven 18 122 6.8 49 2.7 171 9.5 54 3.0 28 1.6     30 14 1 0.1 2 8
44 Sutcliffe, Scott 2 10 5.0 13 6.5 23 11.5 4 2.0 0 0.0     0 2 1 0.5 0 6
46 Tossol, Peter 5 20 4.0 15 3.0 35 7.0 8 1.6 1 0.2     3 3 4 0.8 2 26
7 Wilson, Brian 21 306 14.6 276 13.1 582 27.7 129 6.1 4 0.2     66 61 27 1.3 26 188
5 Young, Michael 3 28 9.3 15 5.0 43 14.3 9 3.0 0 0.0     3 2 1 0.3 1 7
32 Zantuck, Shane 16 183 11.4 68 4.3 251 15.7 38 2.4 0 0.0     22 16 0 0.0 1 1
Totals 440 4565 10.4 2428 5.5 6993 15.9 1337 3.0 627 1.4     774 763 358 0.8 316 2464
 

Footnotes

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