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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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2005 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2005 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 3.29.812.1115.13 103 WON Essendon 3.46.66.88.9 57 46 MCG Mar 26 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
2 A Melbourne 6.412.917.1220.17 137 WON Western Bulldogs 1.46.810.1515.21 111 26 DOC Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 6.211.414.518.6 114 WON Geelong 1.55.86.118.18 66 48 MCG Apr 8 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
4 A Melbourne 5.69.1113.1315.14 104 LOST St. Kilda 7.29.416.923.13 151 -47 DOC Apr 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 A Melbourne 4.56.610.1014.10 94 WON Sydney 2.53.106.127.18 60 34 SCG Apr 23 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 5.48.715.820.9 129 LOST Fremantle 7.411.716.922.11 143 -14 MCG Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.25.57.711.12 78 WON Adelaide 2.45.76.117.12 54 24 MCG May 6 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
8 A Melbourne 1.17.410.713.11 89 LOST Hawthorn 7.49.713.1219.14 128 -39 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 4.710.1315.1715.20 110 WON Carlton 2.27.47.813.14 92 18 PRI May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Melbourne 7.213.215.820.11 131 WON Richmond 5.38.510.711.8 74 57 DOC May 27 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
11 A Melbourne 3.46.812.1117.14 116 WON North Melbourne 3.64.76.911.14 80 36 MAN Jun 5 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
12 H Melbourne 3.64.1110.1317.15 117 WON Collingwood 3.56.88.910.12 72 45 MCG Jun 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 4.15.58.1013.12 90 LOST West Coast 5.47.1012.1315.15 105 -15 MCG Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 3.68.911.1213.14 92 LOST Brisbane 7.210.518.825.16 166 -74 GAB Jul 2 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 1.13.55.711.9 75 LOST Port Adelaide 4.411.917.1320.17 137 -62 FBP Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 4.36.78.1111.12 78 LOST Sydney 6.28.514.516.8 104 -26 DOC Jul 16 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
17 A Melbourne 4.47.710.811.10 76 LOST Fremantle 4.27.411.815.11 101 -25 SUB Jul 24 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
18 H Melbourne 5.37.611.613.10 88 LOST St. Kilda 8.313.623.1227.14 176 -88 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Melbourne 2.15.17.27.4 46 LOST Adelaide 2.46.108.1513.22 100 -54 FBP Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 2.44.710.1414.16 100 WON Geelong 4.39.411.515.9 99 1 KAR Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Melbourne 4.28.511.816.13 109 WON Western Bulldogs 7.29.613.716.9 105 4 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 1.37.811.1413.17 95 WON Essendon 4.17.59.712.13 85 10 MCG Aug 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2EF A Melbourne 2.36.46.69.7 61 LOST Geelong 5.412.516.818.8 116 -55 MCG Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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2005 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 6 26 4.3 13 2.2 39 6.5 10 1.7 0 0.0 19 3.2 9 4 2 0.3 0 12
21 Bell, Daniel 13 78 6.0 42 3.2 120 9.2 42 3.2 1 0.1 25 1.9 9 12 0 0.0 0 0
3 Bizzell, Clint 20 195 9.8 98 4.9 293 14.7 92 4.6 2 0.1 34 1.7 13 12 0 0.0 0 0
25 Brown, Nathan 22 288 13.1 115 5.2 403 18.3 141 6.4 0 0.0 26 1.2 14 9 4 0.2 5 29
32 Bruce, Cameron 15 167 11.1 93 6.2 260 17.3 73 4.9 3 0.2 27 1.8 14 9 20 1.3 14 134
41 Carroll, Nathan 6 34 5.7 35 5.8 69 11.5 27 4.5 3 0.5 8 1.3 4 5 0 0.0 0 0
36 Davey, Aaron 23 198 8.6 81 3.5 279 12.1 49 2.1 0 0.0 71 3.1 24 17 30 1.3 32 212
35 Ferguson, Ryan 19 110 5.8 71 3.7 181 9.5 76 4.0 5 0.3 20 1.1 18 17 3 0.2 0 18
30 Godfrey, Simon 12 84 7.0 54 4.5 138 11.5 37 3.1 2 0.2 37 3.1 7 12 4 0.3 2 26
18 Green, Brad 21 224 10.7 145 6.9 369 17.6 127 6.0 2 0.1 54 2.6 13 17 28 1.3 14 182
1 Heffernan, Chris 9 45 5.0 35 3.9 80 8.9 20 2.2 1 0.1 28 3.1 5 9 1 0.1 3 9
4 Holland, Ben 17 115 6.8 97 5.7 212 12.5 67 3.9 29 1.7 38 2.2 22 19 18 1.1 11 119
40 Jamar, Mark 8 8 1.0 19 2.4 27 3.4 6 0.8 60 7.5 9 1.1 5 7 1 0.1 0 6
17 Johnson, Chris 4 27 6.8 10 2.5 37 9.3 15 3.8 0 0.0 7 1.8 0 3 0 0.0 0 0
11 Johnson, Paul 8 22 2.8 18 2.3 40 5.0 10 1.3 44 5.5 7 0.9 0 5 0 0.0 0 0
16 Johnstone, Travis 22 363 16.5 81 3.7 444 20.2 85 3.9 0 0.0 59 2.7 13 19 15 0.7 10 100
23 McDonald, James 21 196 9.3 132 6.3 328 15.6 77 3.7 4 0.2 70 3.3 26 27 2 0.1 5 17
5 McLean, Brock 20 177 8.9 117 5.9 294 14.7 73 3.7 1 0.1 63 3.2 10 15 6 0.3 3 39
7 Miller, Brad 18 110 6.1 103 5.7 213 11.8 112 6.2 6 0.3 22 1.2 17 17 6 0.3 3 39
22 Moloney, Brent 21 267 12.7 95 4.5 362 17.2 72 3.4 1 0.0 56 2.7 16 27 2 0.1 8 20
44 Motlop, Shannon 7 61 8.7 25 3.6 86 12.3 17 2.4 1 0.1 15 2.1 5 4 5 0.7 3 33
9 Neitz, David 18 118 6.6 27 1.5 145 8.1 67 3.7 1 0.1 20 1.1 10 10 39 2.2 23 257
8 Nicholson, Alistair 14 47 3.4 43 3.1 90 6.4 36 2.6 4 0.3 19 1.4 7 15 0 0.0 0 0
28 Read, Phillip 8 57 7.1 45 5.6 102 12.8 28 3.5 1 0.1 34 4.3 6 16 3 0.4 2 20
43 Rigoni, Guy 11 101 9.2 54 4.9 155 14.1 42 3.8 0 0.0 17 1.5 7 4 4 0.4 2 26
27 Rivers, Jared 14 98 7.0 66 4.7 164 11.7 79 5.6 0 0.0 23 1.6 10 18 0 0.0 0 0
24 Robertson, Russell 23 207 9.0 58 2.5 265 11.5 134 5.8 2 0.1 28 1.2 27 12 73 3.2 30 468
12 Sylvia, Colin 16 129 8.1 52 3.3 181 11.3 64 4.0 2 0.1 25 1.6 11 16 8 0.5 5 53
10 Ward, Daniel 4 31 7.8 15 3.8 46 11.5 14 3.5 0 0.0 9 2.3 5 3 0 0.0 1 1
31 Wheatley, Paul 21 184 8.8 78 3.7 262 12.5 96 4.6 0 0.0 38 1.8 13 6 3 0.1 4 22
45 Whelan, Matthew 16 125 7.8 81 5.1 206 12.9 65 4.1 0 0.0 50 3.1 14 13 1 0.1 1 7
34 White, Jeff 23 169 7.3 145 6.3 314 13.7 92 4.0 532 23.1 56 2.4 41 30 7 0.3 4 46
26 Williams, Luke 3 14 4.7 11 3.7 25 8.3 9 3.0 0 0.0 9 3.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
13 Yze, Adem 23 270 11.7 52 2.3 322 14.0 99 4.3 0 0.0 34 1.5 14 17 41 1.8 34 280
Totals 506 4345 8.6 2206 4.4 6551 12.9 2053 4.1 707 1.4 1057 2.1 410 426 326 0.6 219 2175
 

Footnotes

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