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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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1985 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1985 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 5.210.216.420.8 128 WON Fitzroy 3.77.1111.1314.18 102 26 MCG Mar 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.57.99.1214.18 102 LOST Hawthorn 5.611.920.1525.20 170 -68 PRI Apr 8 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 3.58.1114.1516.17 113 LOST Collingwood 3.39.415.719.9 123 -10 VIC Apr 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 3.26.99.1114.18 102 WON Footscray 5.38.611.912.11 83 19 VFL Apr 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Melbourne 6.69.915.1318.13 121 WON Carlton 4.59.712.1013.14 92 29 MCG Apr 25 (Thu, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 7.49.613.1020.11 131 LOST North Melbourne 5.113.616.1020.12 132 -1 MCG May 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Melbourne 1.42.53.85.10 40 LOST Geelong 3.34.48.1012.13 85 -45 KAR May 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 4.27.513.916.10 106 WON St. Kilda 4.54.96.97.12 54 52 VFL May 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 2.53.105.149.17 71 LOST Essendon 7.312.820.1223.15 153 -82 WIN May 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.59.511.1115.19 109 WON Sydney 7.09.512.514.8 92 17 MCG Jun 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 5.48.511.915.11 101 LOST Richmond 2.47.514.1317.19 121 -20 MCG Jun 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 0.22.54.86.11 47 LOST Fitzroy 5.56.68.1211.15 81 -34 VFL Jun 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 5.08.49.712.9 81 LOST Hawthorn 5.57.137.2311.31 97 -16 MCG Jun 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 6.28.411.712.13 85 LOST Collingwood 5.311.1015.1223.19 157 -72 MCG Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 1.24.54.86.13 49 LOST Footscray 4.59.1018.1126.13 169 -120 WES Jul 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Melbourne 1.23.74.75.9 39 LOST Carlton 2.45.710.1314.15 99 -60 VFL Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 3.16.611.816.14 110 LOST North Melbourne 3.611.715.1117.12 114 -4 MCG Jul 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 4.55.1110.1212.14 86 LOST Geelong 6.511.1017.1521.18 144 -58 MCG Aug 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 5.27.47.88.11 59 WON St. Kilda 0.23.47.87.8 50 9 MOO Aug 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Melbourne 2.14.410.515.7 97 LOST Essendon 8.212.614.917.10 112 -15 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 2.55.1010.1114.13 97 LOST Sydney 8.1014.1520.1724.21 165 -68 SCG Aug 25 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 1.43.77.1013.13 91 LOST Richmond 6.414.715.820.12 132 -41 MCG Aug 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1985 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
37 Allday, David 4 15 3.8 8 2.0 23 5.8 5 1.3 33 8.3     6 1 1 0.3 0 6
24 Bailey, Bret 8 44 5.5 27 3.4 71 8.9 11 1.4 0 0.0     8 7 2 0.3 2 14
16 Battiston, Adrian 22 319 14.5 112 5.1 431 19.6 33 1.5 0 0.0     32 25 17 0.8 10 112
23 Bourke, Daryl 9 63 7.0 37 4.1 100 11.1 16 1.8 0 0.0     13 12 0 0.0 1 1
22 Connolly, Chris 17 207 12.2 90 5.3 297 17.5 53 3.1 0 0.0     28 19 2 0.1 2 14
28 Cordner, David 17 153 9.0 36 2.1 189 11.1 76 4.5 11 0.6     17 24 21 1.2 14 140
35 Cox, Darryl 8 56 7.0 13 1.6 69 8.6 18 2.3 13 1.6     13 21 5 0.6 5 35
29 Dickson, Dale 1 4 4.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
36 Fidge, Ted 15 158 10.5 49 3.3 207 13.8 35 2.3 0 0.0     21 26 27 1.8 20 182
44 Fidge, John 16 125 7.8 45 2.8 170 10.6 54 3.4 0 0.0     15 14 15 0.9 9 99
2 Flower, Robert 3 30 10.0 17 5.7 47 15.7 11 3.7 0 0.0     3 0 3 1.0 2 20
4 Giles, Peter 9 94 10.4 15 1.7 109 12.1 26 2.9 1 0.1     21 14 3 0.3 1 19
14 Grinter, Rod 11 81 7.4 39 3.5 120 10.9 31 2.8 0 0.0     11 19 13 1.2 9 87
33 Healy, Greg 7 83 11.9 27 3.9 110 15.7 32 4.6 0 0.0     10 16 7 1.0 5 47
3 Healy, Gerard 20 301 15.1 125 6.3 426 21.3 84 4.2 2 0.1     41 39 15 0.8 18 108
10 Hughes, Danny 22 190 8.6 75 3.4 265 12.0 53 2.4 70 3.2     39 52 1 0.0 4 10
42 Hutchinson, Bret 1 9 9.0 3 3.0 12 12.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     3 4 0 0.0 0 0
11 Icke, Stephen 15 115 7.7 108 7.2 223 14.9 46 3.1 5 0.3     39 26 0 0.0 3 3
47 Jarrott, Alan 20 202 10.1 137 6.9 339 17.0 54 2.7 7 0.4     21 16 7 0.4 2 44
9 Johnson, Alan 13 191 14.7 51 3.9 242 18.6 44 3.4 0 0.0     20 14 10 0.8 15 75
38 Kol, Nigel 9 93 10.3 26 2.9 119 13.2 23 2.6 0 0.0     19 9 2 0.2 0 12
46 Louttit, Darren 11 60 5.5 22 2.0 82 7.5 31 2.8 3 0.3     8 11 0 0.0 2 2
30 Moore, Peter 16 187 11.7 76 4.8 263 16.4 75 4.7 160 10.0     40 56 8 0.5 6 54
48 Newport, Stephen 12 120 10.0 53 4.4 173 14.4 37 3.1 0 0.0     15 17 9 0.8 7 61
6 O'Sullivan, Michael 18 213 11.8 91 5.1 304 16.9 45 2.5 0 0.0     37 33 4 0.2 7 31
21 Parish, Les 7 102 14.6 37 5.3 139 19.9 31 4.4 1 0.1     8 9 5 0.7 3 33
43 Payne, Paul 7 30 4.3 13 1.9 43 6.1 9 1.3 1 0.1     7 5 4 0.6 1 25
20 Richards, Russell 16 129 8.1 60 3.8 189 11.8 42 2.6 4 0.3     17 36 15 0.9 5 95
34 Rugolo, Francesco 1 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 0 0 0.0 1 1
53 Rugolo, Joseph 2 7 3.5 1 0.5 8 4.0 2 1.0 1 0.5     3 4 0 0.0 1 1
1 Smith, Steven 4 20 5.0 9 2.3 29 7.3 4 1.0 2 0.5     10 4 0 0.0 1 1
25 Tanner, Xavier 2 8 4.0 9 4.5 17 8.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     3 2 0 0.0 1 1
31 Templeton, Kelvin 5 24 4.8 7 1.4 31 6.2 16 3.2 0 0.0     7 11 10 2.0 5 65
5 White, Robin 15 74 4.9 75 5.0 149 9.9 9 0.6 1 0.1     40 25 1 0.1 2 8
27 Wight, Sean 5 27 5.4 14 2.8 41 8.2 11 2.2 0 0.0     8 6 7 1.4 1 43
7 Wilson, Brian 17 160 9.4 89 5.2 249 14.6 77 4.5 0 0.0     28 39 40 2.4 31 271
15 Withers, Mark 15 160 10.7 113 7.5 273 18.2 44 2.9 0 0.0     28 27 20 1.3 22 142
19 Wright, Rodney 9 112 12.4 41 4.6 153 17.0 19 2.1 0 0.0     22 19 2 0.2 7 19
8 Yeats, Graeme 10 74 7.4 39 3.9 113 11.3 10 1.0 0 0.0     16 10 1 0.1 2 8
32 Zantuck, Shane 21 255 12.1 60 2.9 315 15.0 64 3.0 0 0.0     39 25 4 0.2 6 30
Totals 440 4299 9.8 1852 4.2 6151 14.0 1237 2.8 315 0.7     720 698 281 0.6 233 1919
 

Footnotes

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