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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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1988 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1988 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 8.315.419.923.16 154 WON Richmond 2.07.410.916.12 108 46 MCG Apr 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 5.15.511.813.8 86 WON Footscray 0.04.55.99.12 66 20 WES Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.84.117.159.18 72 WON Geelong 1.14.57.89.10 64 8 MCG Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 6.910.1110.1313.18 96 WON Brisbane 1.12.43.95.11 41 55 MCG Apr 22 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
5 A Melbourne 2.19.610.1017.14 116 WON Sydney 4.87.1010.1412.17 89 27 SCG May 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 1.45.77.119.14 68 LOST Essendon 3.39.312.416.5 101 -33 MCG May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 2.67.139.1815.21 111 WON Hawthorn 4.36.612.1013.12 90 21 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 4.28.512.817.13 115 WON Fitzroy 4.36.1110.1512.17 89 26 PRI May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 3.25.66.711.12 78 LOST St. Kilda 5.38.514.816.10 106 -28 MOO May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Melbourne 3.35.49.812.12 84 WON Collingwood 3.16.48.810.11 71 13 VFL Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 4.47.810.1313.15 93 WON West Coast 2.14.57.1010.13 73 20 MCG Jun 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 3.53.114.147.19 61 LOST North Melbourne 1.16.37.910.14 74 -13 MCG Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 0.33.37.410.6 66 WON Carlton 2.22.93.105.13 43 23 VFL Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 1.45.710.1013.11 89 WON Geelong 2.15.46.68.8 56 33 KAR Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 3.34.45.68.9 57 LOST Sydney 6.29.415.919.16 130 -73 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.17.311.514.10 94 WON Collingwood 0.41.63.86.12 48 46 MCG Jul 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Melbourne 1.02.24.410.8 68 LOST Hawthorn 8.315.618.921.11 137 -69 VFL Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 2.26.47.811.12 78 LOST West Coast 3.17.412.1118.14 122 -44 SUB Jul 31 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 9.313.719.920.11 131 LOST Richmond 3.39.516.923.11 149 -18 MCG Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Melbourne 2.43.86.1314.16 100 LOST Footscray 3.25.513.817.8 110 -10 MCG Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 5.28.810.813.12 90 LOST Essendon 3.58.514.919.14 128 -38 WIN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Melbourne 8.29.711.1214.12 96 WON Carlton 3.34.45.510.6 66 30 MCG Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF H Melbourne 1.12.38.511.7 73 WON West Coast 2.45.75.910.11 71 2 VFL Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF H Melbourne 3.88.1110.1313.17 95 WON Collingwood 2.55.69.712.10 82 13 MCG Sep 11 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
PF H Melbourne 6.39.416.519.6 120 WON Carlton 1.39.610.814.14 98 22 VFL Sep 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Melbourne 1.52.85.146.20 56 LOST Hawthorn 4.410.914.1622.20 152 -96 MCG Sep 24 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1988 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 16 125 7.8 70 4.4 195 12.2 25 1.6 0 0.0 21 1.3 14 12 6 0.4 8 44
4 Campbell, Tony 17 92 5.4 27 1.6 119 7.0 35 2.1 1 0.1 23 1.4 10 19 15 0.9 10 100
29 Chiron, Dean 7 38 5.4 39 5.6 77 11.0 13 1.9 0 0.0 16 2.3 7 9 0 0.0 1 1
23 Dean, Warren 7 66 9.4 14 2.0 80 11.4 23 3.3 0 0.0 6 0.9 9 7 3 0.4 9 27
28 Duursma, Jamie 13 95 7.3 48 3.7 143 11.0 33 2.5 6 0.5 15 1.2 30 11 0 0.0 1 1
25 Eishold, Simon 7 75 10.7 26 3.7 101 14.4 12 1.7 0 0.0 23 3.3 16 16 5 0.7 6 36
21 Febey, Steven 12 91 7.6 23 1.9 114 9.5 24 2.0 0 0.0 9 0.8 14 12 1 0.1 7 13
36 Fidge, Ted 1 4 4.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 2 2 1 1.0 0 6
37 Flintoff, David 9 68 7.6 47 5.2 115 12.8 16 1.8 0 0.0 12 1.3 7 10 6 0.7 3 39
14 Grinter, Rod 19 169 8.9 72 3.8 241 12.7 48 2.5 2 0.1 25 1.3 22 36 0 0.0 4 4
33 Healy, Greg 22 318 14.5 157 7.1 475 21.6 81 3.7 0 0.0 36 1.6 53 34 13 0.6 16 94
10 Hughes, Danny 18 141 7.8 33 1.8 174 9.7 36 2.0 9 0.5 19 1.1 23 21 1 0.1 0 6
45 Jackson, Ricky 26 311 12.0 131 5.0 442 17.0 49 1.9 0 0.0 35 1.3 27 21 43 1.7 28 286
9 Johnson, Alan 25 398 15.9 81 3.2 479 19.2 120 4.8 0 0.0 26 1.0 36 15 13 0.5 11 89
39 Koop, Doug 7 65 9.3 10 1.4 75 10.7 17 2.4 0 0.0 4 0.6 6 9 0 0.0 1 1
16 Lovell, Andy 22 207 9.4 86 3.9 293 13.3 53 2.4 0 0.0 27 1.2 18 28 23 1.0 15 153
17 Lovett, Brett 26 288 11.1 183 7.0 471 18.1 122 4.7 0 0.0 35 1.3 39 19 2 0.1 3 15
3 Lyon, Garry 22 278 12.6 82 3.7 360 16.4 110 5.0 6 0.3 43 2.0 33 39 41 1.9 30 276
34 Newport, Stephen 24 266 11.1 85 3.5 351 14.6 74 3.1 1 0.0 38 1.6 25 27 11 0.5 6 72
1 O'Dwyer, Steven 24 210 8.8 80 3.3 290 12.1 136 5.7 286 11.9 25 1.0 57 51 16 0.7 13 109
19 Payne, Paul 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
41 Rohde, Peter 7 37 5.3 18 2.6 55 7.9 8 1.1 0 0.0 4 0.6 3 3 0 0.0 1 1
5 Spalding, Earl 22 161 7.3 72 3.3 233 10.6 71 3.2 8 0.4 24 1.1 26 51 9 0.4 22 76
42 Sparks, Bradley 1 3 3.0 4 4.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 3 1 1.0 0 6
18 Stretch, Steven 26 423 16.3 78 3.0 501 19.3 105 4.0 7 0.3 23 0.9 35 31 5 0.2 9 39
11 Stynes, Jim 26 316 12.2 107 4.1 423 16.3 135 5.2 196 7.5 21 0.8 37 62 26 1.0 13 169
26 Viney, Jay 3 12 4.0 3 1.0 15 5.0 8 2.7 0 0.0 2 0.7 2 0 2 0.7 0 12
12 Viney, Todd 12 65 5.4 41 3.4 106 8.8 21 1.8 1 0.1 16 1.3 7 17 1 0.1 7 13
27 Wight, Sean 26 248 9.5 82 3.2 330 12.7 103 4.0 13 0.5 25 1.0 40 37 17 0.7 7 109
15 Williams, David 21 198 9.4 79 3.8 277 13.2 106 5.0 1 0.0 5 0.2 22 21 33 1.6 21 219
7 Wilson, Brian 25 316 12.6 205 8.2 521 20.8 104 4.2 2 0.1 22 0.9 36 48 32 1.3 19 211
8 Yeats, Graeme 26 343 13.2 93 3.6 436 16.8 94 3.6 1 0.0 30 1.2 46 37 9 0.3 17 71
Totals 520 5429 10.4 2079 4.0 7508 14.4 1786 3.4 540 1.0 612 1.2 702 708 335 0.6 288 2298
 

Footnotes

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