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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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1997 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1997 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 2.24.58.910.10 70 WON North Melbourne 2.13.44.77.13 55 15 MCG Mar 27 (Thu, 7:40) Scores
2 H Melbourne 3.54.76.117.14 56 LOST Collingwood 6.112.615.1224.19 163 -107 MCG Apr 4 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.47.413.514.7 91 LOST Sydney 6.311.413.615.9 99 -8 SCG Apr 11 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
4 H Melbourne 3.38.610.813.9 87 LOST Western Bulldogs 2.25.69.813.11 89 -2 MCG Apr 18 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
5 H Melbourne 5.16.27.412.6 78 LOST West Coast 4.110.418.719.12 126 -48 MCG Apr 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 0.32.74.94.11 35 LOST St. Kilda 6.59.814.1217.19 121 -86 WAV May 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 A Melbourne 1.45.67.810.9 69 LOST Fremantle 4.87.914.1617.22 124 -55 WAC May 10 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
8 H Melbourne 2.25.37.67.7 49 LOST Geelong 5.27.511.819.14 128 -79 MCG May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 0.40.61.83.9 27 LOST Port Adelaide 4.15.67.1310.18 78 -51 FBP May 23 (Fri, 8:40) Scores
10 A Melbourne 4.26.211.614.8 92 WON Richmond 3.57.119.119.13 67 25 MCG May 31 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
11 H Melbourne 1.12.84.95.15 45 LOST Adelaide 6.48.611.1114.13 97 -52 MCG Jun 8 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 1.24.46.57.8 50 LOST Brisbane 5.110.417.821.9 135 -85 MCG Jun 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 A Melbourne 3.54.96.117.13 55 LOST Hawthorn 3.17.612.1117.16 118 -63 WAV Jun 29 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 2.35.57.58.9 57 LOST Essendon 4.58.713.1118.12 120 -63 MCG Jul 6 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 H Melbourne 4.310.716.818.11 119 WON Carlton 5.010.313.515.10 100 19 MCG Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.52.94.157.16 58 LOST North Melbourne 3.58.712.1017.12 114 -56 MCG Jul 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 5.39.610.812.10 82 LOST Collingwood 3.34.613.1020.14 134 -52 MCG Jul 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 1.24.56.77.11 53 LOST Sydney 10.514.1121.1625.19 169 -116 MCG Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 1.33.58.69.10 64 LOST Western Bulldogs 4.56.109.1514.18 102 -38 PRI Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 0.31.83.147.17 59 LOST West Coast 6.19.312.415.7 97 -38 WAC Aug 15 (Fri, 8:40) Scores
21 H Melbourne 1.23.56.88.14 62 LOST St. Kilda 7.19.613.817.12 114 -52 MCG Aug 22 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 H Melbourne 1.45.812.918.11 119 WON Fremantle 3.44.56.911.13 79 40 MCG Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1997 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
1 Charles, Sean 18 120 6.7 36 2.0 156 8.7 50 2.8 0 0.0 11 0.6 7 14 17 0.9 17 119
23 Clarkson, Alastair 19 202 10.6 88 4.6 290 15.3 61 3.2 1 0.1 28 1.5 12 23 11 0.6 1 67
31 Cockatoo-Collins, Don 4 29 7.3 7 1.8 36 9.0 10 2.5 0 0.0 4 1.0 2 2 1 0.3 0 6
30 Cockatoo-Collins, David 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
33 Farmer, Jeff 17 115 6.8 63 3.7 178 10.5 40 2.4 0 0.0 16 0.9 21 20 30 1.8 17 197
21 Febey, Steven 20 215 10.8 132 6.6 347 17.4 51 2.6 0 0.0 23 1.2 22 15 2 0.1 6 18
20 Febey, Matthew 11 100 9.1 81 7.4 181 16.5 33 3.0 0 0.0 14 1.3 5 9 0 0.0 1 1
32 Gaspar, Damien 12 77 6.4 27 2.3 104 8.7 38 3.2 1 0.1 6 0.5 16 6 0 0.0 0 0
48 Grgic, Brent 9 58 6.4 20 2.2 78 8.7 25 2.8 1 0.1 5 0.6 7 6 5 0.6 3 33
15 Hopgood, Paul 20 159 8.0 93 4.7 252 12.6 40 2.0 0 0.0 16 0.8 14 23 2 0.1 1 13
27 Ingerson, Anthony 22 89 4.0 80 3.6 169 7.7 81 3.7 9 0.4 27 1.2 15 18 4 0.2 2 26
34 Irving, Dean 2 8 4.0 10 5.0 18 9.0 4 2.0 7 3.5 3 1.5 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
7 Kowal, Darren 6 37 6.2 29 4.8 66 11.0 13 2.2 0 0.0 5 0.8 7 3 1 0.2 1 7
37 Lamprill, Andrew 3 15 5.0 4 1.3 19 6.3 2 0.7 0 0.0 4 1.3 3 3 0 0.0 0 0
36 Leoncelli, Andrew 12 105 8.8 56 4.7 161 13.4 39 3.3 0 0.0 9 0.8 9 8 1 0.1 0 6
6 Lovett, Glenn 14 129 9.2 127 9.1 256 18.3 37 2.6 2 0.1 19 1.4 11 5 3 0.2 3 21
17 Lovett, Brett 18 135 7.5 110 6.1 245 13.6 61 3.4 1 0.1 10 0.6 10 17 4 0.2 4 28
3 Lyon, Garry 5 27 5.4 6 1.2 33 6.6 13 2.6 2 0.4 3 0.6 2 6 7 1.4 8 50
35 McDonald, Anthony 19 187 9.8 106 5.6 293 15.4 63 3.3 0 0.0 38 2.0 18 28 7 0.4 16 58
54 McDonald, James 4 26 6.5 12 3.0 38 9.5 5 1.3 0 0.0 6 1.5 3 2 3 0.8 1 19
45 McHardy, Todd 2 7 3.5 6 3.0 13 6.5 2 1.0 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 0 0 0.0 1 1
9 Neitz, David 17 129 7.6 34 2.0 163 9.6 77 4.5 17 1.0 9 0.5 9 25 30 1.8 22 202
18 Nettelbeck, Craig 13 94 7.2 54 4.2 148 11.4 46 3.5 6 0.5 11 0.8 13 11 5 0.4 6 36
14 Newton, Leigh 13 64 4.9 25 1.9 89 6.8 29 2.2 18 1.4 10 0.8 14 8 6 0.5 7 43
44 Nicholson, Alistair 1 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
38 O'Brien, Darren 11 74 6.7 33 3.0 107 9.7 27 2.5 0 0.0 11 1.0 4 8 2 0.2 4 16
4 Obst, Andrew 18 132 7.3 82 4.6 214 11.9 38 2.1 2 0.1 17 0.9 8 13 3 0.2 5 23
28 Pesch, Nick 4 17 4.3 12 3.0 29 7.3 5 1.3 0 0.0 7 1.8 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
16 Pyman, Robert 19 198 10.4 130 6.8 328 17.3 63 3.3 3 0.2 28 1.5 9 11 8 0.4 9 57
42 Robertson, Russell 3 19 6.3 13 4.3 32 10.7 10 3.3 0 0.0 6 2.0 4 2 5 1.7 3 33
5 Schwarz, David 10 57 5.7 18 1.8 75 7.5 37 3.7 16 1.6 4 0.4 7 13 18 1.8 15 123
10 Seecamp, Marcus 15 112 7.5 60 4.0 172 11.5 47 3.1 1 0.1 12 0.8 9 17 0 0.0 0 0
29 Smith, Shaun 12 67 5.6 29 2.4 96 8.0 43 3.6 2 0.2 11 0.9 7 6 9 0.8 4 58
11 Stynes, Jim 22 279 12.7 172 7.8 451 20.5 126 5.7 320 14.5 16 0.7 48 51 3 0.1 4 22
2 Tingay, Stephen 3 37 12.3 17 5.7 54 18.0 7 2.3 0 0.0 3 1.0 3 3 0 0.0 1 1
12 Viney, Todd 22 261 11.9 235 10.7 496 22.5 61 2.8 1 0.0 60 2.7 20 40 7 0.3 2 44
22 Woewodin, Shane 22 169 7.7 79 3.6 248 11.3 74 3.4 3 0.1 22 1.0 19 21 4 0.2 4 28
13 Yze, Adem 19 203 10.7 34 1.8 237 12.5 62 3.3 0 0.0 21 1.1 16 13 9 0.5 16 70
Totals 462 3756 8.1 2123 4.6 5879 12.7 1422 3.1 413 0.9 496 1.1 378 452 207 0.4 184 1426
 

Footnotes

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