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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

CEO
Peter Jackson (Interim)

President
Peter Spargo (Interim)

Head of Football Operations
Josh Mahoney

Recruiting Manager
Todd Viney

List Manager
Josh Mahoney (Interim)

Coach
Neil Craig (Interim)

Assistant Coaches
Brian Royal, Jade Rawlings, Leigh Brown, Aaron Greaves, Paul Satterly, Andrew Nichol

Fitness Staff
David Misson (elite performance), Robert Jackson (strength and conditioning)

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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2012 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2012 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 3.37.48.811.12 78 LOST Brisbane 1.47.813.1317.17 119 -41 MCG Mar 31 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 1.14.26.29.4 58 LOST West Coast 4.311.819.1425.16 166 -108 SUB Apr 7 (Sat, 2:40) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.35.66.611.8 74 LOST Richmond 4.46.815.1120.13 133 -59 MCG Apr 14 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
4 H Melbourne 1.53.87.109.13 67 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.26.510.713.10 88 -21 MCG Apr 22 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
5 H Melbourne 4.18.310.610.6 66 LOST St. Kilda 5.48.510.912.12 84 -18 MCG Apr 28 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
6 A Melbourne 3.06.110.511.10 76 LOST Geelong 3.59.1115.1417.17 119 -43 KAR May 5 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.33.55.116.13 49 LOST Hawthorn 2.68.1210.1815.25 115 -66 MCG May 11 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
8 A Melbourne 0.31.52.75.7 37 LOST Sydney 7.111.416.921.12 138 -101 SCG May 19 (Sat, 4:40) Scores
9 A Melbourne 3.45.76.106.13 49 LOST Carlton 3.37.88.1415.17 107 -58 MCG May 27 (Sun, 3:15) Scores
10 A Melbourne 1.24.35.58.10 58 WON Essendon 1.52.95.136.16 52 6 MCG Jun 2 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
11 H Melbourne 0.43.47.713.9 87 LOST Collingwood 6.38.910.1519.15 129 -42 MCG Jun 11 (Mon, 3:15) Scores
12 Melbourne       Bye        
13 H Melbourne 6.111.418.820.15 135 WON Greater Western Sydney 5.16.26.29.3 57 78 MCG Jun 24 (Sun, 3:15) Scores
14 A Melbourne 3.63.84.118.13 61 LOST Brisbane 6.19.613.1118.14 122 -61 GAB Jul 1 (Sun, 3:15) Scores
15 H Melbourne 1.04.45.611.12 78 LOST Richmond 4.66.129.2013.23 101 -23 MCG Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Melbourne 6.48.612.712.11 83 LOST Fremantle 3.26.511.618.9 117 -34 DOC Jul 14 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
17 H Melbourne 5.05.17.58.8 56 LOST Port Adelaide 2.55.108.1012.12 84 -28 MAR Jul 21 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
18 A Melbourne 1.25.57.511.7 73 LOST North Melbourne 5.49.615.1019.13 127 -54 DOC Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Melbourne 6.610.713.816.12 108 WON Gold Coast 0.24.55.99.12 66 42 MCG Aug 5 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
20 A Melbourne 0.32.74.912.10 82 LOST St. Kilda 4.25.512.1116.11 107 -25 MCG Aug 11 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
21 A Melbourne 3.46.109.1311.18 84 WON Greater Western Sydney 2.24.44.59.5 59 25 MAN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Melbourne 3.45.78.1011.15 81 LOST Adelaide 5.310.820.1222.18 150 -69 MCG Aug 26 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
23 A Melbourne 1.32.54.85.10 40 LOST Fremantle 3.57.711.1414.17 101 -61 SUB Sep 1 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
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2012 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
44 Bail, Rohan 18 140 7.8 132 7.3 272 15.1 61 3.4 1 0.1 58 3.2 19 26 8 0.4 15 63
3 Bartram, Clint 8 68 8.5 42 5.3 110 13.8 40 5.0 0 0.0 29 3.6 8 5 1 0.1 0 6
6 Bate, Matthew 12 109 9.1 56 4.7 165 13.8 63 5.3 2 0.2 29 2.4 3 13 8 0.7 8 56
7 Bennell, Jamie 6 19 3.2 12 2.0 31 5.2 13 2.2 0 0.0 12 2.0 0 2 3 0.5 2 20
17 Blease, Sam 16 136 8.5 65 4.1 201 12.6 44 2.8 0 0.0 33 2.1 7 8 19 1.2 13 127
11 Clark, Mitch 11 108 9.8 31 2.8 139 12.6 53 4.8 41 3.7 21 1.9 12 18 29 2.6 18 192
47 Couch, Tom 3 16 5.3 17 5.7 33 11.0 2 0.7 0 0.0 15 5.0 3 3 0 0.0 0 0
36 Davey, Aaron 8 51 6.4 33 4.1 84 10.5 13 1.6 0 0.0 37 4.6 7 10 7 0.9 3 45
14 Dunn, Lynden 18 164 9.1 82 4.6 246 13.7 69 3.8 1 0.1 46 2.6 17 11 9 0.5 6 60
48 Fitzpatrick, Jack 2 6 3.0 5 2.5 11 5.5 1 0.5 2 1.0 3 1.5 0 0 2 1.0 0 12
8 Frawley, James 19 215 11.3 80 4.2 295 15.5 96 5.1 4 0.2 45 2.4 15 27 0 0.0 1 1
20 Garland, Colin 22 203 9.2 78 3.5 281 12.8 98 4.5 0 0.0 73 3.3 5 17 8 0.4 6 54
18 Green, Brad 13 96 7.4 39 3.0 135 10.4 55 4.2 0 0.0 29 2.2 8 6 19 1.5 18 132
16 Grimes, Jack 21 301 14.3 166 7.9 467 22.2 122 5.8 0 0.0 81 3.9 22 9 1 0.0 6 12
5 Gysberts, Jordan 1 5 5.0 4 4.0 9 9.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
38 Howe, Jeremy 22 227 10.3 122 5.5 349 15.9 122 5.5 16 0.7 68 3.1 27 20 19 0.9 25 139
40 Jamar, Mark 14 54 3.9 62 4.4 116 8.3 30 2.1 453 32.4 23 1.6 15 13 1 0.1 4 10
39 Jetta, Neville 6 39 6.5 21 3.5 60 10.0 21 3.5 0 0.0 15 2.5 5 3 1 0.2 0 6
2 Jones, Nathan 21 265 12.6 251 12.0 516 24.6 45 2.1 0 0.0 95 4.5 39 32 16 0.8 10 106
24 Jurrah, Liam 1 5 5.0 7 7.0 12 12.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
28 MacDonald, Joel 16 140 8.8 146 9.1 286 17.9 61 3.8 1 0.1 43 2.7 8 19 0 0.0 1 1
49 Magner, James 17 135 7.9 105 6.2 240 14.1 51 3.0 1 0.1 74 4.4 18 19 4 0.2 5 29
34 Martin, Stefan 7 55 7.9 42 6.0 97 13.9 31 4.4 100 14.3 13 1.9 7 2 7 1.0 1 43
25 McDonald, Tom 20 161 8.1 171 8.6 332 16.6 94 4.7 1 0.1 40 2.0 7 9 0 0.0 1 1
13 McKenzie, Jordie 20 167 8.4 174 8.7 341 17.1 30 1.5 0 0.0 116 5.8 34 41 3 0.2 2 20
22 Moloney, Brent 15 136 9.1 120 8.0 256 17.1 26 1.7 2 0.1 52 3.5 9 22 3 0.2 5 23
10 Morton, Cale 9 91 10.1 57 6.3 148 16.4 35 3.9 6 0.7 20 2.2 6 5 2 0.2 3 15
26 Nicholson, Daniel 11 116 10.5 87 7.9 203 18.5 57 5.2 0 0.0 27 2.5 7 9 0 0.0 3 3
15 Petterd, Ricky 4 28 7.0 15 3.8 43 10.8 12 3.0 1 0.3 11 2.8 3 4 0 0.0 3 3
27 Rivers, Jared 22 171 7.8 111 5.0 282 12.8 109 5.0 9 0.4 41 1.9 11 18 13 0.6 10 88
30 Sellar, James 16 87 5.4 81 5.1 168 10.5 50 3.1 64 4.0 27 1.7 14 12 9 0.6 4 58
42 Spencer, Jake 8 28 3.5 46 5.8 74 9.3 20 2.5 167 20.9 30 3.8 14 12 2 0.3 0 12
19 Strauss, James 7 30 4.3 47 6.7 77 11.0 14 2.0 0 0.0 19 2.7 3 5 0 0.0 1 1
12 Sylvia, Colin 17 170 10.0 135 7.9 305 17.9 59 3.5 13 0.8 64 3.8 11 12 15 0.9 6 96
35 Tapscott, Luke 14 100 7.1 56 4.0 156 11.1 54 3.9 0 0.0 48 3.4 10 6 2 0.1 4 16
9 Trengove, Jack 22 199 9.0 190 8.6 389 17.7 88 4.0 17 0.8 99 4.5 24 21 8 0.4 8 56
46 Tynan, Josh 2 12 6.0 5 2.5 17 8.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 0 1 0 0.0 1 1
4 Watts, Jack 15 149 9.9 129 8.6 278 18.5 83 5.5 2 0.1 23 1.5 10 13 5 0.3 1 31
Totals 484 4202 8.7 3022 6.2 7224 14.9 1832 3.8 904 1.9 1467 3.0 409 453 224 0.5 194 1538
 

Footnotes

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