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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

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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2006 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2006 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 3.34.96.1010.12 72 LOST Carlton 3.36.710.913.15 93 -21 DOC Apr 2 (Sun, 5:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 5.58.911.1112.18 90 LOST Western Bulldogs 2.56.815.1320.17 137 -47 DOC Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Melbourne 2.09.510.914.13 97 LOST Adelaide 6.511.614.1015.12 102 -5 CRR Apr 16 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
4 A Melbourne 3.37.510.615.7 97 WON Sydney 4.26.69.1013.14 92 5 SCG Apr 23 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
5 H Melbourne 1.37.59.913.12 90 WON North Melbourne 2.43.99.1212.14 86 4 MCG Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Melbourne 3.36.511.713.9 87 WON Geelong 4.26.610.1011.15 81 6 MCG May 5 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.39.812.1117.15 117 WON Fremantle 2.33.77.88.10 58 59 MCG May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Melbourne 6.410.1013.1320.16 136 WON Hawthorn 5.26.49.79.7 61 75 MCG May 19 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
9 A Melbourne 3.45.610.811.9 75 LOST West Coast 2.85.119.1513.19 97 -22 SUB May 28 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
10 H Melbourne 4.410.912.1015.13 103 WON St. Kilda 2.25.310.813.12 90 13 MCG Jun 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 H Melbourne 4.210.317.722.9 141 WON Collingwood 2.55.79.814.10 94 47 MCG Jun 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Melbourne 2.35.712.1016.15 111 WON Essendon 2.84.127.1310.15 75 36 DOC Jun 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 H Melbourne 5.17.513.1018.12 120 WON Port Adelaide 3.36.59.512.10 82 38 MCG Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Melbourne 2.25.610.914.14 98 WON Brisbane 5.27.510.1013.12 90 8 GAB Jul 8 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
15 A Melbourne 1.45.98.129.16 70 WON Richmond 1.22.33.87.10 52 18 MCG Jul 14 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
16 A Melbourne 4.34.75.129.13 67 LOST Fremantle 4.28.312.415.6 96 -29 SUB Jul 23 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
17 H Melbourne 5.29.513.918.11 119 WON Western Bulldogs 6.36.77.129.14 68 51 MCG Jul 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 1.54.87.1010.13 73 LOST Carlton 4.17.59.712.8 80 -7 DOC Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 4.07.19.210.3 63 LOST Sydney 4.28.411.614.11 95 -32 MCG Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 2.36.414.920.12 132 WON North Melbourne 4.39.611.812.10 82 50 MCG Aug 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 5.210.512.814.10 94 DRAW Geelong 2.15.411.514.10 94 0 KAR Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Melbourne 4.39.313.614.10 94 LOST Adelaide 7.312.817.1023.14 152 -58 FBP Sep 2 (Sat, 2:40) Scores
2EF H Melbourne 2.23.48.513.12 90 WON St. Kilda 5.46.69.810.12 72 18 MCG Sep 8 (Fri, 7:30) Scores
2SF A Melbourne 3.07.310.411.8 74 LOST Fremantle 3.37.911.1514.18 102 -28 SUB Sep 15 (Fri, 6:30) Scores
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2006 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
19 Bartram, Clint 22 132 6.0 115 5.2 247 11.2 85 3.9 0 0.0 86 3.9 12 13 6 0.3 1 37
6 Bate, Matthew 14 121 8.6 100 7.1 221 15.8 77 5.5 1 0.1 38 2.7 13 12 8 0.6 5 53
21 Bell, Daniel 12 87 7.3 66 5.5 153 12.8 52 4.3 0 0.0 40 3.3 8 9 0 0.0 2 2
25 Brown, Nathan 9 112 12.4 44 4.9 156 17.3 66 7.3 1 0.1 26 2.9 6 6 3 0.3 1 19
32 Bruce, Cameron 24 303 12.6 234 9.8 537 22.4 175 7.3 5 0.2 100 4.2 26 23 21 0.9 19 145
41 Carroll, Nathan 24 182 7.6 144 6.0 326 13.6 131 5.5 3 0.1 35 1.5 11 12 1 0.0 0 6
36 Davey, Aaron 22 253 11.5 74 3.4 327 14.9 79 3.6 0 0.0 63 2.9 16 23 37 1.7 15 237
14 Dunn, Lynden 11 70 6.4 33 3.0 103 9.4 42 3.8 6 0.5 13 1.2 6 3 13 1.2 10 88
35 Ferguson, Ryan 3 12 4.0 14 4.7 26 8.7 10 3.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 4 3 0 0.0 1 1
30 Godfrey, Simon 16 125 7.8 94 5.9 219 13.7 59 3.7 3 0.2 38 2.4 14 15 4 0.3 4 28
18 Green, Brad 23 308 13.4 191 8.3 499 21.7 159 6.9 2 0.1 60 2.6 16 16 11 0.5 17 83
4 Holland, Ben 16 95 5.9 75 4.7 170 10.6 59 3.7 3 0.2 33 2.1 14 10 1 0.1 3 9
40 Jamar, Mark 22 37 1.7 59 2.7 96 4.4 51 2.3 225 10.2 24 1.1 7 14 10 0.5 2 62
11 Johnson, Paul 2 7 3.5 5 2.5 12 6.0 3 1.5 4 2.0 3 1.5 1 4 2 1.0 1 13
17 Johnson, Chris 9 76 8.4 36 4.0 112 12.4 44 4.9 0 0.0 14 1.6 4 5 0 0.0 2 2
16 Johnstone, Travis 22 355 16.1 114 5.2 469 21.3 116 5.3 0 0.0 77 3.5 30 14 10 0.5 11 71
2 Jones, Nathan 8 64 8.0 47 5.9 111 13.9 20 2.5 1 0.1 25 3.1 5 7 2 0.3 0 12
23 McDonald, James 24 301 12.5 254 10.6 555 23.1 115 4.8 6 0.3 143 6.0 46 22 6 0.3 7 43
5 McLean, Brock 18 248 13.8 154 8.6 402 22.3 93 5.2 2 0.1 78 4.3 16 21 14 0.8 4 88
7 Miller, Brad 15 94 6.3 91 6.1 185 12.3 84 5.6 4 0.3 26 1.7 7 12 4 0.3 5 29
22 Moloney, Brent 7 72 10.3 37 5.3 109 15.6 27 3.9 0 0.0 12 1.7 1 4 1 0.1 4 10
44 Motlop, Shannon 3 25 8.3 11 3.7 36 12.0 5 1.7 0 0.0 6 2.0 2 1 0 0.0 1 1
9 Neitz, David 21 163 7.8 41 2.0 204 9.7 106 5.0 3 0.1 16 0.8 10 20 68 3.2 26 434
33 Pickett, Byron 20 215 10.8 80 4.0 295 14.8 102 5.1 1 0.1 45 2.3 14 15 9 0.5 7 61
28 Read, Phillip 5 43 8.6 26 5.2 69 13.8 27 5.4 0 0.0 18 3.6 3 6 1 0.2 0 6
27 Rivers, Jared 22 166 7.5 129 5.9 295 13.4 118 5.4 2 0.1 58 2.6 17 13 4 0.2 4 28
24 Robertson, Russell 23 190 8.3 52 2.3 242 10.5 106 4.6 3 0.1 28 1.2 21 11 44 1.9 28 292
15 Smith, Nick 1 1 1.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
12 Sylvia, Colin 17 142 8.4 66 3.9 208 12.2 68 4.0 1 0.1 53 3.1 12 15 10 0.6 6 66
10 Ward, Daniel 17 196 11.5 129 7.6 325 19.1 112 6.6 0 0.0 49 2.9 7 14 3 0.2 2 20
37 Warnock, Matthew 2 5 2.5 5 2.5 10 5.0 4 2.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
31 Wheatley, Paul 7 65 9.3 27 3.9 92 13.1 40 5.7 1 0.1 7 1.0 0 1 1 0.1 2 8
45 Whelan, Matthew 19 148 7.8 147 7.7 295 15.5 91 4.8 0 0.0 52 2.7 11 11 3 0.2 2 20
34 White, Jeff 24 214 8.9 187 7.8 401 16.7 135 5.6 481 20.0 54 2.3 29 21 11 0.5 4 70
13 Yze, Adem 24 356 14.8 120 5.0 476 19.8 128 5.3 2 0.1 44 1.8 21 18 30 1.3 16 196
Totals 528 4983 9.4 3003 5.7 7986 15.1 2589 4.9 763 1.4 1369 2.6 410 396 338 0.6 212 2240
 

Footnotes

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