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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) –; Victorian Football Association (VFA) –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

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"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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2001 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2001 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 3.36.610.1215.13 103 LOST Richmond 7.112.815.1020.14 134 -31 MCG Apr 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.39.611.1012.11 83 WON Adelaide 2.33.77.1111.14 80 3 FBP Apr 7 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 4.39.813.1318.16 124 WON Geelong 6.38.711.1015.14 104 20 MCG Apr 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.24.54.75.14 44 LOST Hawthorn 4.64.96.1411.17 83 -39 MCG Apr 22 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 H Melbourne 4.310.713.918.11 119 WON Sydney 5.46.910.1215.14 104 15 MCG Apr 29 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.35.710.718.11 119 WON Fremantle 4.77.129.179.20 74 45 SUB May 5 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
7 H Melbourne 4.46.59.512.5 77 LOST Western Bulldogs 5.47.1112.1315.17 107 -30 MCG May 11 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
8 H Melbourne 3.33.77.1111.13 79 LOST Essendon 2.15.49.912.13 85 -6 MCG May 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 1.42.86.89.14 68 LOST Port Adelaide 4.16.711.813.10 88 -20 FBP May 27 (Sun, 1:40) Scores
10 A Melbourne 5.58.612.822.12 144 WON St. Kilda 6.19.615.917.11 113 31 DOC Jun 2 (Sat, 7:00) Scores
11 H Melbourne 1.24.56.78.9 57 LOST Collingwood 5.49.914.1519.20 134 -77 MCG Jun 11 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 3.46.810.1014.15 99 LOST Brisbane 5.19.616.823.10 148 -49 GAB Jun 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 A Melbourne 5.18.310.513.10 88 LOST West Coast 4.19.211.315.5 95 -7 SUB Jul 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 6.47.89.1313.15 93 LOST North Melbourne 4.38.813.1118.13 121 -28 MCG Jul 8 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 7.112.616.818.9 117 WON Carlton 5.26.312.816.15 111 6 PRI Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Melbourne 4.25.57.1012.14 86 LOST Richmond 9.114.518.919.13 127 -41 MCG Jul 20 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
17 H Melbourne 1.56.88.912.12 84 LOST Adelaide 6.19.312.715.10 100 -16 MCG Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 4.17.312.616.7 103 WON Geelong 5.39.610.715.10 100 3 MCG Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 4.25.28.610.11 71 LOST Hawthorn 7.315.918.1224.12 156 -85 MCG Aug 11 (Sat, 7:00) Scores
20 A Melbourne 6.712.1115.1219.17 131 WON Sydney 1.47.711.1014.14 98 33 SCG Aug 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 3.28.611.1216.18 114 WON Fremantle 5.36.57.712.7 79 35 DOC Aug 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 4.19.317.621.7 133 WON Western Bulldogs 4.310.312.519.9 123 10 DOC Sep 2 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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2001 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
19 Beams, Ben 5 30 6.0 10 2.0 40 8.0 11 2.2 0 0.0 2 0.4 3 0 4 0.8 4 28
20 Broadbridge, Troy 12 57 4.8 38 3.2 95 7.9 34 2.8 5 0.4 18 1.5 3 12 2 0.2 0 12
25 Brown, Nathan 19 169 8.9 115 6.1 284 14.9 59 3.1 0 0.0 13 0.7 7 8 6 0.3 8 44
32 Bruce, Cameron 22 148 6.7 105 4.8 253 11.5 81 3.7 1 0.0 34 1.5 9 15 31 1.4 18 204
28 Collins, Matthew 9 60 6.7 33 3.7 93 10.3 26 2.9 0 0.0 6 0.7 0 9 1 0.1 0 6
33 Farmer, Jeff 14 132 9.4 59 4.2 191 13.6 44 3.1 1 0.1 19 1.4 9 12 33 2.4 16 214
21 Febey, Steven 20 208 10.4 154 7.7 362 18.1 67 3.4 3 0.2 38 1.9 12 8 7 0.4 2 44
15 Funcke, Ross 5 41 8.2 14 2.8 55 11.0 22 4.4 0 0.0 5 1.0 1 1 1 0.2 1 7
30 Godfrey, Simon 12 70 5.8 59 4.9 129 10.8 26 2.2 6 0.5 21 1.8 10 5 2 0.2 1 13
18 Green, Brad 21 103 4.9 52 2.5 155 7.4 53 2.5 1 0.0 25 1.2 5 11 37 1.8 15 237
4 Grgic, Brent 14 103 7.4 80 5.7 183 13.1 56 4.0 1 0.1 9 0.6 5 4 0 0.0 1 1
27 Ingerson, Anthony 10 37 3.7 43 4.3 80 8.0 33 3.3 4 0.4 9 0.9 6 7 0 0.0 0 0
16 Johnstone, Travis 5 44 8.8 17 3.4 61 12.2 23 4.6 0 0.0 3 0.6 1 2 1 0.2 1 7
41 Jolly, Darren 4 5 1.3 5 1.3 10 2.5 2 0.5 14 3.5 2 0.5 0 0 0 0.0 1 1
29 Lamb, Chris 3 3 1.0 1 0.3 4 1.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
36 Leoncelli, Andrew 18 227 12.6 111 6.2 338 18.8 77 4.3 2 0.1 42 2.3 13 18 11 0.6 6 72
23 McDonald, James 15 162 10.8 94 6.3 256 17.1 58 3.9 1 0.1 41 2.7 14 11 3 0.2 3 21
35 McDonald, Anthony 20 178 8.9 130 6.5 308 15.4 72 3.6 2 0.1 60 3.0 17 21 6 0.3 3 39
9 Neitz, David 22 206 9.4 61 2.8 267 12.1 132 6.0 14 0.6 21 1.0 18 27 38 1.7 34 262
8 Nicholson, Alistair 22 76 3.5 116 5.3 192 8.7 65 3.0 47 2.1 24 1.1 7 13 1 0.0 0 6
14 Pitt, Steven 2 4 2.0 1 0.5 5 2.5 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
43 Rigoni, Guy 10 120 12.0 58 5.8 178 17.8 46 4.6 0 0.0 13 1.3 3 7 3 0.3 2 20
24 Robertson, Russell 22 194 8.8 69 3.1 263 12.0 101 4.6 4 0.2 18 0.8 15 20 42 1.9 26 278
5 Schwarz, David 21 230 11.0 123 5.9 353 16.8 105 5.0 75 3.6 53 2.5 17 37 21 1.0 16 142
11 Simmonds, Troy 13 54 4.2 54 4.2 108 8.3 46 3.5 75 5.8 8 0.6 5 6 2 0.2 5 17
6 Thompson, Scott 9 51 5.7 27 3.0 78 8.7 19 2.1 4 0.4 8 0.9 4 7 2 0.2 1 13
42 Walsh, Peter 16 157 9.8 137 8.6 294 18.4 58 3.6 1 0.1 20 1.3 12 6 4 0.3 1 25
10 Ward, Daniel 22 248 11.3 143 6.5 391 17.8 84 3.8 1 0.0 51 2.3 13 22 10 0.5 4 64
31 Wheatley, Paul 16 121 7.6 80 5.0 201 12.6 64 4.0 2 0.1 18 1.1 4 6 5 0.3 4 34
45 Whelan, Matthew 9 79 8.8 53 5.9 132 14.7 36 4.0 0 0.0 25 2.8 12 6 1 0.1 1 7
34 White, Jeff 21 202 9.6 121 5.8 323 15.4 98 4.7 398 19.0 28 1.3 20 13 3 0.1 6 24
26 Williams, Luke 9 51 5.7 36 4.0 87 9.7 20 2.2 0 0.0 16 1.8 7 2 4 0.4 1 25
22 Woewodin, Shane 20 216 10.8 98 4.9 314 15.7 61 3.1 10 0.5 33 1.7 18 24 7 0.4 8 50
13 Yze, Adem 22 418 19.0 72 3.3 490 22.3 105 4.8 2 0.1 38 1.7 14 15 24 1.1 26 170
Totals 484 4204 8.7 2369 4.9 6573 13.6 1786 3.7 674 1.4 722 1.5 285 355 312 0.6 215 2087
 

Footnotes

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