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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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1998 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 1998 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 3.56.87.108.13 61 LOST Fremantle 1.28.211.513.6 84 -23 SUB Mar 29 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
2 H Melbourne 5.211.414.819.11 125 WON North Melbourne 1.44.511.815.10 100 25 MCG Apr 4 (Sat, 3:40) Scores
3 A Melbourne 4.410.712.815.10 100 WON Brisbane 2.44.69.1312.15 87 13 GAB Apr 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 A Melbourne 2.45.76.1010.12 72 WON Carlton 3.25.56.910.10 70 2 PRI Apr 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 H Melbourne 3.67.912.1314.18 102 WON Port Adelaide 0.52.85.136.17 53 49 MCG Apr 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 4.26.310.712.8 80 WON Sydney 2.33.94.128.13 61 19 SCG May 3 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
7 A Melbourne 1.13.36.77.7 49 LOST Richmond 4.35.55.913.13 91 -42 MCG May 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 4.39.613.817.12 114 WON Collingwood 5.58.1013.1216.15 111 3 MCG May 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 H Melbourne 4.36.69.1012.12 84 LOST Essendon 4.29.612.1018.14 122 -38 MCG May 23 (Sat, 3:40) Scores
10 A Melbourne 2.45.68.78.10 58 LOST Adelaide 4.19.112.317.9 111 -53 FBP May 31 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A Melbourne 7.212.416.718.9 117 WON Hawthorn 2.24.27.510.10 70 47 WAV Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 0.11.34.47.4 46 LOST Geelong 7.215.318.722.9 141 -95 MCG Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 0.22.52.95.12 42 LOST St. Kilda 4.611.816.1119.13 127 -85 MCG Jun 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 2.15.59.914.12 96 WON West Coast 3.66.97.1011.13 79 17 SUB Jun 28 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
15 A Melbourne 3.15.27.69.11 65 LOST Western Bulldogs 2.23.36.512.11 83 -18 PRI Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 4.27.511.616.10 106 WON Fremantle 5.27.310.513.5 83 23 MCG Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 2.47.611.713.9 87 LOST North Melbourne 5.49.812.1422.20 152 -65 MCG Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 7.413.1018.1422.19 151 WON Brisbane 1.13.47.58.8 56 95 MCG Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 4.18.615.1316.17 113 WON Carlton 3.36.86.118.16 64 49 MCG Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 1.23.59.714.10 94 WON Port Adelaide 3.54.106.1010.11 71 23 FBP Aug 16 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
21 H Melbourne 3.36.611.817.12 114 WON Sydney 2.44.56.712.11 83 31 MCG Aug 24 (Mon, 7:40) Scores
22 H Melbourne 5.56.1012.1419.19 133 WON Richmond 1.24.36.98.9 57 76 MCG Aug 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
1QF H Melbourne 6.69.816.917.13 115 WON Adelaide 2.24.47.89.13 67 48 MCG Sep 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF H Melbourne 1.56.119.1515.17 107 WON St. Kilda 2.34.65.107.14 56 51 MCG Sep 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2PF H Melbourne 3.66.89.1112.12 84 LOST North Melbourne 4.18.413.817.12 114 -30 MCG Sep 18 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
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1998 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
48 Bishop, Matthew 10 54 5.4 30 3.0 84 8.4 24 2.4 4 0.4 4 0.4 5 6 3 0.3 2 20
40 Bradly, Mark 4 14 3.5 12 3.0 26 6.5 5 1.3 24 6.0 4 1.0 3 5 3 0.8 2 20
41 Brown, Nathan 3 19 6.3 11 3.7 30 10.0 7 2.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 3 2 0 0.0 1 1
31 Cockatoo-Collins, Don 3 6 2.0 3 1.0 9 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.7 2 1 2 0.7 0 12
28 Collins, Matthew 4 12 3.0 14 3.5 26 6.5 9 2.3 0 0.0 2 0.5 3 0 0 0.0 2 2
33 Farmer, Jeff 19 149 7.8 55 2.9 204 10.7 45 2.4 0 0.0 18 0.9 16 29 47 2.5 33 315
20 Febey, Matthew 21 200 9.5 165 7.9 365 17.4 73 3.5 0 0.0 39 1.9 16 18 8 0.4 5 53
21 Febey, Steven 25 309 12.4 191 7.6 500 20.0 77 3.1 1 0.0 60 2.4 26 16 7 0.3 3 45
32 Gaspar, Damien 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
4 Grgic, Brent 19 132 6.9 79 4.2 211 11.1 72 3.8 6 0.3 13 0.7 6 17 7 0.4 7 49
15 Hopgood, Paul 15 143 9.5 49 3.3 192 12.8 35 2.3 0 0.0 15 1.0 7 13 1 0.1 1 7
27 Ingerson, Anthony 24 97 4.0 155 6.5 252 10.5 95 4.0 25 1.0 16 0.7 20 27 1 0.0 0 6
16 Johnstone, Travis 13 102 7.8 30 2.3 132 10.2 29 2.2 0 0.0 19 1.5 7 10 12 0.9 5 77
7 Kowal, Darren 14 67 4.8 49 3.5 116 8.3 32 2.3 0 0.0 13 0.9 4 6 6 0.4 2 38
46 Lamaro, Hayden 2 1 0.5 1 0.5 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 1 2 0 0.0 0 0
36 Leoncelli, Andrew 23 283 12.3 128 5.6 411 17.9 80 3.5 3 0.1 52 2.3 20 28 5 0.2 5 35
45 Longmuir, Troy 4 10 2.5 8 2.0 18 4.5 5 1.3 0 0.0 6 1.5 0 2 1 0.3 0 6
6 Lovett, Glenn 1 3 3.0 4 4.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
3 Lyon, Garry 21 154 7.3 56 2.7 210 10.0 71 3.4 7 0.3 26 1.2 14 21 40 1.9 17 257
35 McDonald, Anthony 24 226 9.4 116 4.8 342 14.3 67 2.8 0 0.0 50 2.1 28 27 12 0.5 11 83
23 McDonald, James 22 158 7.2 81 3.7 239 10.9 52 2.4 3 0.1 20 0.9 16 19 10 0.5 12 72
9 Neitz, David 14 115 8.2 42 3.0 157 11.2 57 4.1 39 2.8 14 1.0 11 17 33 2.4 21 219
43 Rigoni, Guy 25 268 10.7 230 9.2 498 19.9 80 3.2 7 0.3 46 1.8 13 17 6 0.2 11 47
24 Robertson, Russell 16 90 5.6 58 3.6 148 9.3 41 2.6 1 0.1 11 0.7 7 17 15 0.9 16 106
5 Schwarz, David 18 123 6.8 63 3.5 186 10.3 56 3.1 42 2.3 22 1.2 11 26 29 1.6 21 195
10 Seecamp, Marcus 20 144 7.2 140 7.0 284 14.2 68 3.4 2 0.1 19 1.0 19 17 2 0.1 1 13
1 Shanahan, Jamie 22 89 4.0 59 2.7 148 6.7 33 1.5 11 0.5 26 1.2 11 12 0 0.0 0 0
29 Smith, Shaun 11 38 3.5 19 1.7 57 5.2 28 2.5 1 0.1 8 0.7 3 5 15 1.4 7 97
39 Smoker, Craig 16 84 5.3 28 1.8 112 7.0 29 1.8 0 0.0 8 0.5 5 3 12 0.8 10 82
11 Stynes, Jim 20 145 7.3 89 4.5 234 11.7 56 2.8 253 12.7 6 0.3 17 18 2 0.1 6 18
2 Tingay, Stephen 15 193 12.9 85 5.7 278 18.5 49 3.3 0 0.0 19 1.3 17 11 8 0.5 11 59
12 Viney, Todd 22 281 12.8 199 9.0 480 21.8 94 4.3 0 0.0 43 2.0 22 23 15 0.7 9 99
49 Ward, Daniel 4 36 9.0 13 3.3 49 12.3 10 2.5 1 0.3 5 1.3 2 4 0 0.0 3 3
34 White, Jeff 25 184 7.4 129 5.2 313 12.5 140 5.6 409 16.4 15 0.6 33 31 17 0.7 16 118
22 Woewodin, Shane 25 316 12.6 136 5.4 452 18.1 127 5.1 0 0.0 33 1.3 18 24 10 0.4 10 70
13 Yze, Adem 25 394 15.8 95 3.8 489 19.6 110 4.4 1 0.0 37 1.5 28 27 7 0.3 5 47
Totals 550 4639 8.4 2623 4.8 7262 13.2 1759 3.2 840 1.5 674 1.2 414 501 336 0.6 255 2271
 

Footnotes

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