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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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2003 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2003 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 2.29.512.916.10 106 WON Hawthorn 4.26.59.715.10 100 6 MCG Mar 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 4.44.78.1110.15 75 LOST Essendon 2.28.413.717.10 112 -37 MCG Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 7.211.517.620.7 127 WON Western Bulldogs 2.36.610.814.11 95 32 DOC Apr 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A Melbourne 3.14.66.76.8 44 LOST Geelong 2.04.57.913.12 90 -46 KAR Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 3.25.410.613.7 85 LOST Sydney 2.36.47.417.7 109 -24 SCG Apr 25 (Fri, 6:45) Scores
6 H Melbourne 2.17.412.614.10 94 LOST West Coast 5.36.516.819.13 127 -33 MCG May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 7.510.913.1216.15 111 WON Port Adelaide 3.26.57.912.12 84 27 MCG May 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 7.09.314.716.7 103 LOST Richmond 7.310.414.517.10 112 -9 MCG May 17 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
9 H Melbourne 1.46.59.610.11 71 LOST Fremantle 4.27.213.216.5 101 -30 MCG May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 0.14.36.69.9 63 LOST Brisbane 6.413.615.1318.15 123 -60 GAB May 31 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 3.45.96.1110.17 77 LOST Collingwood 4.311.416.820.13 133 -56 MCG Jun 9 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 1.13.27.510.5 65 LOST Adelaide 6.29.715.1021.12 138 -73 FBP Jun 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 4.38.617.721.10 136 WON St. Kilda 4.38.610.814.10 94 42 MCG Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Melbourne 4.36.58.914.13 97 WON Carlton 7.08.313.514.6 90 7 PRI Jul 6 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 3.47.79.1014.10 94 LOST North Melbourne 4.39.313.715.11 101 -7 MCG Jul 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 A Melbourne 3.311.611.1315.16 106 LOST Hawthorn 2.57.610.917.11 113 -7 MCG Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Melbourne 1.37.78.810.11 71 LOST Essendon 6.28.610.813.10 88 -17 MCG Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 5.47.48.612.8 80 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.67.811.1114.17 101 -21 DOC Aug 1 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
19 H Melbourne 1.43.83.86.9 45 LOST Geelong 4.46.88.1411.18 84 -39 MCG Aug 8 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
20 A Melbourne 2.06.510.615.8 98 LOST Port Adelaide 6.210.314.617.10 112 -14 FBP Aug 16 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 3.18.311.614.7 91 LOST West Coast 5.69.1015.1221.17 143 -52 SUB Aug 24 (Sun, 1:40) Scores
22 H Melbourne 3.15.46.59.6 60 LOST Sydney 1.23.56.914.10 94 -34 MCG Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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2003 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 18 120 6.7 111 6.2 231 12.8 57 3.2 0 0.0 43 2.4 13 4 8 0.4 7 55
3 Bizzell, Clint 22 194 8.8 147 6.7 341 15.5 113 5.1 10 0.5 28 1.3 14 9 6 0.3 3 39
25 Brown, Nathan 19 186 9.8 133 7.0 319 16.8 81 4.3 0 0.0 16 0.8 6 7 6 0.3 2 38
32 Bruce, Cameron 20 205 10.3 137 6.9 342 17.1 101 5.1 3 0.2 34 1.7 11 8 25 1.3 18 168
41 Carroll, Nathan 7 46 6.6 30 4.3 76 10.9 27 3.9 1 0.1 15 2.1 3 3 0 0.0 0 0
35 Ferguson, Ryan 17 47 2.8 57 3.4 104 6.1 32 1.9 1 0.1 13 0.8 7 8 1 0.1 0 6
30 Godfrey, Simon 22 165 7.5 157 7.1 322 14.6 47 2.1 3 0.1 100 4.5 22 23 3 0.1 5 23
18 Green, Brad 21 201 9.6 101 4.8 302 14.4 93 4.4 1 0.0 46 2.2 15 18 35 1.7 19 229
1 Heffernan, Chris 20 188 9.4 115 5.8 303 15.2 60 3.0 17 0.9 61 3.1 23 15 7 0.4 4 46
33 Hunter, Cameron 2 1 0.5 4 2.0 5 2.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 1 2 0 0.0 0 0
40 Jamar, Mark 9 20 2.2 34 3.8 54 6.0 9 1.0 102 11.3 7 0.8 6 2 2 0.2 1 13
16 Johnstone, Travis 16 188 11.8 67 4.2 255 15.9 53 3.3 2 0.1 24 1.5 15 11 10 0.6 4 64
11 Jolly, Darren 19 72 3.8 65 3.4 137 7.2 47 2.5 260 13.7 24 1.3 15 22 4 0.2 0 24
29 Lamb, Chris 3 8 2.7 5 1.7 13 4.3 2 0.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 3 0 0.0 1 1
36 Leoncelli, Andrew 16 173 10.8 90 5.6 263 16.4 72 4.5 4 0.3 37 2.3 7 10 4 0.3 3 27
23 McDonald, James 21 230 11.0 210 10.0 440 21.0 106 5.0 5 0.2 84 4.0 29 15 4 0.2 4 28
37 Miller, Brad 16 63 3.9 60 3.8 123 7.7 51 3.2 4 0.3 8 0.5 8 7 1 0.1 4 10
7 Moorcroft, Gary 3 21 7.0 10 3.3 31 10.3 8 2.7 0 0.0 7 2.3 0 2 2 0.7 0 12
9 Neitz, David 22 147 6.7 38 1.7 185 8.4 101 4.6 40 1.8 22 1.0 19 36 65 3.0 28 418
8 Nicholson, Alistair 10 35 3.5 36 3.6 71 7.1 30 3.0 3 0.3 10 1.0 2 8 0 0.0 0 0
43 Rigoni, Guy 9 78 8.7 71 7.9 149 16.6 25 2.8 0 0.0 20 2.2 5 6 3 0.3 2 20
27 Rivers, Jared 3 4 1.3 1 0.3 5 1.7 2 0.7 0 0.0 8 2.7 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
24 Robertson, Russell 22 220 10.0 89 4.0 309 14.0 125 5.7 8 0.4 23 1.0 31 15 41 1.9 29 275
15 Smith, Nick 3 2 0.7 4 1.3 6 2.0 2 0.7 2 0.7 1 0.3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
6 Thompson, Scott 13 82 6.3 84 6.5 166 12.8 34 2.6 4 0.3 32 2.5 7 15 5 0.4 3 33
19 Vardy, Peter 9 43 4.8 40 4.4 83 9.2 22 2.4 0 0.0 18 2.0 5 11 5 0.6 9 39
42 Walsh, Peter 16 144 9.0 103 6.4 247 15.4 55 3.4 0 0.0 37 2.3 9 16 5 0.3 6 36
10 Ward, Daniel 20 233 11.7 111 5.6 344 17.2 85 4.3 1 0.1 43 2.2 8 16 3 0.2 7 25
31 Wheatley, Paul 5 38 7.6 20 4.0 58 11.6 14 2.8 0 0.0 5 1.0 2 6 1 0.2 0 6
45 Whelan, Matthew 22 168 7.6 147 6.7 315 14.3 64 2.9 1 0.0 70 3.2 16 11 4 0.2 2 26
34 White, Jeff 16 127 7.9 107 6.7 234 14.6 83 5.2 277 17.3 17 1.1 13 16 9 0.6 1 55
26 Williams, Luke 21 141 6.7 124 5.9 265 12.6 75 3.6 0 0.0 27 1.3 14 7 4 0.2 3 27
13 Yze, Adem 22 340 15.5 113 5.1 453 20.6 74 3.4 0 0.0 43 2.0 19 10 17 0.8 8 110
Totals 484 3930 8.1 2621 5.4 6551 13.5 1750 3.6 749 1.5 926 1.9 346 342 280 0.6 173 1853
 

Footnotes

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