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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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2002 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2002 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne 6.112.213.620.9 129 WON Hawthorn 4.44.613.1215.13 103 26 MCG Apr 1 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 H Melbourne 5.17.49.916.13 109 WON Port Adelaide 2.33.128.1511.16 82 27 MCG Apr 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.45.510.611.10 76 LOST Richmond 3.46.68.1113.18 96 -20 MCG Apr 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 4.411.617.921.11 137 WON West Coast 2.37.710.915.13 103 34 PRI Apr 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 2.25.610.815.14 104 WON Western Bulldogs 1.95.148.1710.21 81 23 DOC Apr 26 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
6 A Melbourne 0.25.58.710.11 71 LOST Sydney 4.48.513.615.9 99 -28 SCG May 5 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.76.814.1015.15 105 WON St. Kilda 2.16.410.815.12 102 3 MCG May 12 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 4.66.910.1013.11 89 LOST Fremantle 2.45.811.1014.10 94 -5 SUB May 18 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
9 H Melbourne 7.110.415.817.9 111 WON North Melbourne 4.611.912.1015.17 107 4 MCG May 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Melbourne 0.34.55.69.9 63 LOST Geelong 2.64.118.1512.17 89 -26 KAR Jun 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 1.54.88.1210.15 75 LOST Collingwood 5.410.715.819.12 126 -51 MCG Jun 10 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.37.812.1114.14 98 WON Adelaide 3.45.89.1110.13 73 25 PRI Jun 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Melbourne 3.45.510.916.12 108 LOST Essendon 7.212.717.1118.12 120 -12 DOC Jun 28 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
14 H Melbourne 2.26.713.820.11 131 WON Brisbane 8.311.814.1116.14 110 21 GAB Jul 7 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 6.313.715.821.13 139 WON Carlton 6.26.59.914.11 95 44 DOC Jul 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 0.64.105.119.13 67 LOST Hawthorn 2.35.410.614.9 93 -26 MCG Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 3.29.411.617.10 112 LOST Port Adelaide 6.412.714.1017.14 116 -4 FBP Jul 27 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 3.26.47.814.10 94 LOST Richmond 4.36.912.1114.15 99 -5 MCG Aug 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 1.48.710.1215.16 106 WON West Coast 5.26.511.915.10 100 6 SUB Aug 11 (Sun, 1:40) Scores
20 H Melbourne 3.59.812.1315.17 107 WON Western Bulldogs 3.18.212.814.11 95 12 MCG Aug 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 1.24.67.811.11 77 LOST Sydney 6.312.317.523.7 145 -68 MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 3.19.913.1220.15 135 WON St. Kilda 6.18.313.818.9 117 18 DOC Aug 31 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
2EF H Melbourne 2.29.511.1018.14 122 WON North Melbourne 3.45.87.1111.18 84 38 MCG Sep 8 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
2SF H Melbourne 1.48.1016.1517.16 118 LOST Adelaide 8.212.314.520.10 130 -12 MCG Sep 14 (Sat, 7:30) Scores
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2002 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
2 Armstrong, Steven 13 74 5.7 58 4.5 132 10.2 37 2.8 0 0.0 23 1.8 15 0 7 0.5 4 46
3 Bizzell, Clint 22 189 8.6 111 5.0 300 13.6 95 4.3 4 0.2 37 1.7 20 12 1 0.0 3 9
20 Broadbridge, Troy 14 62 4.4 37 2.6 99 7.1 30 2.1 12 0.9 19 1.4 3 5 0 0.0 0 0
25 Brown, Nathan 24 241 10.0 186 7.8 427 17.8 128 5.3 0 0.0 19 0.8 12 8 9 0.4 9 63
32 Bruce, Cameron 24 216 9.0 152 6.3 368 15.3 121 5.0 16 0.7 47 2.0 20 17 20 0.8 11 131
17 Clark, Michael 1 3 3.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 1 1.0 0 6
4 Ellis, Craig 15 127 8.5 70 4.7 197 13.1 74 4.9 1 0.1 20 1.3 11 13 1 0.1 1 7
15 Funcke, Ross 8 23 2.9 25 3.1 48 6.0 13 1.6 0 0.0 7 0.9 3 2 3 0.4 0 18
30 Godfrey, Simon 10 48 4.8 47 4.7 95 9.5 22 2.2 0 0.0 29 2.9 7 11 0 0.0 1 1
18 Green, Brad 21 164 7.8 66 3.1 230 11.0 85 4.0 2 0.1 28 1.3 7 17 29 1.4 23 197
16 Johnstone, Travis 22 295 13.4 123 5.6 418 19.0 90 4.1 1 0.0 42 1.9 21 18 21 1.0 13 139
11 Jolly, Darren 18 46 2.6 39 2.2 85 4.7 27 1.5 100 5.6 16 0.9 11 16 7 0.4 1 43
29 Lamb, Chris 13 53 4.1 42 3.2 95 7.3 28 2.2 7 0.5 13 1.0 9 11 1 0.1 0 6
36 Leoncelli, Andrew 24 275 11.5 165 6.9 440 18.3 111 4.6 1 0.0 89 3.7 20 27 18 0.8 14 122
35 McDonald, Anthony 5 23 4.6 19 3.8 42 8.4 13 2.6 1 0.2 9 1.8 3 2 1 0.2 1 7
23 McDonald, James 20 176 8.8 124 6.2 300 15.0 59 3.0 3 0.2 58 2.9 16 15 2 0.1 4 16
37 Miller, Brad 4 2 0.5 4 1.0 6 1.5 2 0.5 1 0.3 1 0.3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
9 Neitz, David 24 178 7.4 49 2.0 227 9.5 132 5.5 31 1.3 23 1.0 13 25 82 3.4 38 530
8 Nicholson, Alistair 11 41 3.7 38 3.5 79 7.2 40 3.6 7 0.6 13 1.2 4 7 2 0.2 1 13
7 Powell, Stephen 19 184 9.7 147 7.7 331 17.4 59 3.1 3 0.2 32 1.7 13 10 11 0.6 7 73
24 Robertson, Russell 21 186 8.9 51 2.4 237 11.3 114 5.4 13 0.6 28 1.3 14 18 32 1.5 28 220
5 Schwarz, David 13 91 7.0 43 3.3 134 10.3 31 2.4 70 5.4 23 1.8 6 13 11 0.8 7 73
6 Thompson, Scott 5 33 6.6 16 3.2 49 9.8 15 3.0 1 0.2 11 2.2 2 3 2 0.4 1 13
19 Vardy, Peter 21 151 7.2 72 3.4 223 10.6 77 3.7 0 0.0 32 1.5 11 15 39 1.9 31 265
42 Walsh, Peter 17 138 8.1 108 6.4 246 14.5 55 3.2 2 0.1 50 2.9 7 15 7 0.4 2 44
10 Ward, Daniel 16 145 9.1 107 6.7 252 15.8 61 3.8 3 0.2 42 2.6 11 7 7 0.4 6 48
31 Wheatley, Paul 18 152 8.4 97 5.4 249 13.8 84 4.7 6 0.3 35 1.9 5 6 11 0.6 9 75
45 Whelan, Matthew 21 136 6.5 145 6.9 281 13.4 60 2.9 1 0.0 40 1.9 20 9 3 0.1 0 18
34 White, Jeff 24 237 9.9 123 5.1 360 15.0 133 5.5 561 23.4 50 2.1 38 19 3 0.1 5 23
26 Williams, Luke 12 48 4.0 54 4.5 102 8.5 33 2.8 1 0.1 24 2.0 2 6 2 0.2 2 14
22 Woewodin, Shane 24 295 12.3 171 7.1 466 19.4 98 4.1 12 0.5 73 3.0 20 13 12 0.5 9 81
13 Yze, Adem 24 441 18.4 105 4.4 546 22.8 106 4.4 3 0.1 67 2.8 3 11 19 0.8 13 127
Totals 528 4473 8.5 2595 4.9 7068 13.4 2034 3.9 863 1.6 1001 1.9 347 351 364 0.7 244 2428
 

Footnotes

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