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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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1984 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1984 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.66.1011.1215.17 107 LOST Collingwood 3.57.911.1018.12 120 -13 VIC Mar 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 2.25.58.1413.20 98 LOST Sydney 7.611.813.1216.16 112 -14 SCG Apr 8 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 3.27.611.1120.12 132 LOST Hawthorn 6.612.814.1320.18 138 -6 MCG Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 2.15.27.214.7 91 LOST Essendon 3.118.1512.2217.24 126 -35 VFL Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 6.29.411.614.14 98 LOST North Melbourne 3.56.1013.1416.17 113 -15 MCG Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 9.214.621.923.10 148 WON Geelong 2.33.68.912.13 85 63 MCG May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 6.411.515.716.9 105 LOST Carlton 2.64.610.1118.14 122 -17 MCG May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 2.25.76.913.14 92 WON Fitzroy 1.13.69.812.9 81 11 JUN May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 5.310.618.1523.21 159 WON Footscray 1.36.810.1111.15 81 78 VFL May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.47.610.1115.13 103 WON Richmond 2.26.59.711.10 76 27 MCG Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Melbourne 3.58.816.1319.13 127 WON St. Kilda 3.34.68.1013.13 91 36 MOO Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 4.711.1117.1421.17 143 WON Sydney 1.62.93.115.16 46 97 MCG Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Melbourne 2.210.913.1215.17 107 WON Hawthorn 3.27.411.713.12 90 17 PRI Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 4.34.56.97.14 56 LOST Essendon 2.45.69.914.15 99 -43 VFL Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 5.19.214.318.9 117 WON North Melbourne 0.45.79.910.14 74 43 MCG Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Melbourne 3.76.1212.1515.18 108 LOST Geelong 5.213.316.720.10 130 -22 KAR Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 0.30.33.63.8 26 LOST Carlton 2.34.66.77.10 52 -26 PRI Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 3.38.613.1117.18 120 LOST Fitzroy 5.611.1117.1722.20 152 -32 MCG Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 1.46.87.1215.13 103 LOST Footscray 4.78.916.1320.15 135 -32 MCG Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Melbourne 3.45.66.139.17 71 LOST Collingwood 6.19.914.915.13 103 -32 MCG Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 5.78.1011.1214.16 100 WON St. Kilda 1.06.38.79.8 62 38 VFL Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 4.29.612.718.9 117 LOST Richmond 3.78.1217.1621.19 145 -28 MCG Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1984 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
24 Bailey, Bret 12 98 8.2 66 5.5 164 13.7 14 1.2 0 0.0     18 22 6 0.5 10 46
16 Battiston, Adrian 7 60 8.6 38 5.4 98 14.0 4 0.6 0 0.0     13 7 5 0.7 4 34
27 Boland, Glenn 7 45 6.4 38 5.4 83 11.9 8 1.1 0 0.0     9 6 1 0.1 1 7
22 Connolly, Chris 16 204 12.8 68 4.3 272 17.0 39 2.4 1 0.1     17 18 16 1.0 15 111
28 Cordner, David 17 113 6.6 43 2.5 156 9.2 77 4.5 28 1.6     22 34 32 1.9 12 204
35 Cox, Darryl 3 20 6.7 12 4.0 32 10.7 6 2.0 4 1.3     8 3 1 0.3 1 7
29 Dickson, Dale 10 108 10.8 16 1.6 124 12.4 16 1.6 0 0.0     9 20 7 0.7 5 47
56 Earley, Paul 1 8 8.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     3 1 1 1.0 0 6
14 Ellingworth, Roger 10 68 6.8 27 2.7 95 9.5 17 1.7 1 0.1     6 9 4 0.4 4 28
44 Fidge, John 12 96 8.0 52 4.3 148 12.3 42 3.5 5 0.4     9 23 27 2.3 9 171
48 Fisher, Ross 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2 Flower, Robert 21 229 10.9 162 7.7 391 18.6 102 4.9 0 0.0     36 27 28 1.3 18 186
4 Giles, Peter 19 244 12.8 58 3.1 302 15.9 79 4.2 2 0.1     52 44 1 0.1 6 12
33 Healy, Greg 16 230 14.4 63 3.9 293 18.3 63 3.9 0 0.0     32 28 25 1.6 24 174
3 Healy, Gerard 20 304 15.2 133 6.7 437 21.9 81 4.1 8 0.4     33 51 19 1.0 25 139
5 Holden, Ray 3 6 2.0 5 1.7 11 3.7 2 0.7 0 0.0     2 4 1 0.3 2 8
58 Howard, Michael 2 16 8.0 2 1.0 18 9.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     7 6 0 0.0 2 2
10 Hughes, Danny 11 74 6.7 33 3.0 107 9.7 23 2.1 5 0.5     18 20 2 0.2 2 14
18 Hutchison, Greg 1 2 2.0 3 3.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 1 1.0 0 6
11 Icke, Stephen 19 155 8.2 158 8.3 313 16.5 76 4.0 2 0.1     25 37 1 0.1 3 9
47 Jarrott, Alan 21 224 10.7 174 8.3 398 19.0 92 4.4 1 0.0     29 11 3 0.1 4 22
9 Johnson, Alan 16 221 13.8 87 5.4 308 19.3 49 3.1 1 0.1     26 15 16 1.0 26 122
26 McLean, Glenn 2 6 3.0 4 2.0 10 5.0 3 1.5 8 4.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
30 Moore, Peter 22 324 14.7 157 7.1 481 21.9 162 7.4 526 23.9     68 75 5 0.2 9 39
23 O'Donnell, Kelly 5 50 10.0 28 5.6 78 15.6 10 2.0 0 0.0     7 5 2 0.4 3 15
6 O'Sullivan, Michael 7 83 11.9 32 4.6 115 16.4 16 2.3 0 0.0     9 17 0 0.0 1 1
46 Reynolds, Michael 10 61 6.1 21 2.1 82 8.2 29 2.9 8 0.8     14 11 2 0.2 4 16
20 Richards, Russell 15 124 8.3 63 4.2 187 12.5 40 2.7 3 0.2     15 20 7 0.5 7 49
43 Rugolo, Francesco 6 39 6.5 29 4.8 68 11.3 13 2.2 0 0.0     9 7 6 1.0 8 44
1 Smith, Steven 19 124 6.5 50 2.6 174 9.2 59 3.1 11 0.6     43 18 6 0.3 2 38
25 Tanner, Xavier 9 67 7.4 15 1.7 82 9.1 12 1.3 2 0.2     8 15 5 0.6 3 33
31 Templeton, Kelvin 16 103 6.4 14 0.9 117 7.3 69 4.3 19 1.2     20 20 51 3.2 19 325
8 Thorne, Peter 12 135 11.3 64 5.3 199 16.6 50 4.2 0 0.0     21 29 17 1.4 17 119
21 Tossol, Peter 10 63 6.3 49 4.9 112 11.2 17 1.7 1 0.1     11 12 14 1.4 5 89
12 Williams, David 18 209 11.6 114 6.3 323 17.9 87 4.8 1 0.1     19 23 13 0.7 16 94
7 Wilson, Brian 6 64 10.7 66 11.0 130 21.7 21 3.5 1 0.2     12 14 5 0.8 3 33
15 Withers, Mark 5 57 11.4 27 5.4 84 16.8 14 2.8 0 0.0     14 7 5 1.0 1 31
19 Wright, Rodney 6 73 12.2 15 2.5 88 14.7 9 1.5 0 0.0     10 6 1 0.2 0 6
45 Yeats, Graeme 13 122 9.4 65 5.0 187 14.4 30 2.3 0 0.0     31 20 0 0.0 1 1
32 Zantuck, Shane 14 197 14.1 57 4.1 254 18.1 49 3.5 0 0.0     20 12 1 0.1 1 7
Totals 440 4426 10.1 2110 4.8 6536 14.9 1482 3.4 638 1.5     707 700 337 0.8 273 2295
 

Footnotes

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