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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
Pert, Gary

President
Roffey, Kate

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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2021 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2021 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 4.47.69.811.14 80 WON Fremantle 0.43.86.98.10 58 22 MCG Mar 20 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.46.79.1312.19 91 WON St. Kilda 3.26.38.411.7 73 18 DOC Mar 27 (Sat, 7:29) Scores
3 A Melbourne 2.36.510.715.12 102 WON Greater Western Sydney 5.17.18.111.2 68 34 MAN Apr 4 (Sun, 6:10) Scores
4 H Melbourne 2.46.89.912.13 85 WON Geelong 1.13.38.39.6 60 25 MCG Apr 11 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
5 A Melbourne 2.54.77.1015.14 104 WON Hawthorn 4.35.36.68.6 54 50 MCG Apr 18 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
6 H Melbourne 2.26.610.812.10 82 WON Richmond 3.33.75.86.12 48 34 MCG Apr 24 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
7 A Melbourne 3.26.412.716.7 103 WON North Melbourne 4.19.510.611.7 73 30 BEL May 2 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
8 H Melbourne 3.15.68.610.7 67 WON Sydney 3.33.76.88.10 58 9 MCG May 8 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
9 H Melbourne 4.38.612.913.16 94 WON Carlton 3.26.58.710.8 68 26 MCG May 16 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
10 A Melbourne 5.18.411.814.11 95 LOST Adelaide 4.28.411.515.6 96 -1 ADO May 22 (Sat, 4:05) Scores
11 A Melbourne 6.59.612.813.9 87 WON Western Bulldogs 2.26.56.88.11 59 28 DOC May 28 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
12 H Melbourne 2.35.410.914.13 97 WON Brisbane 4.48.610.811.9 75 22 SSH Jun 4 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
13 H Melbourne 2.24.48.69.9 63 LOST Collingwood 1.46.88.1111.14 80 -17 SCG Jun 14 (Mon, 3:20) Scores
14 Melbourne       Bye        
15 A Melbourne 1.54.88.129.14 68 WON Essendon 2.34.56.78.9 57 11 MCG Jun 26 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
16 H Melbourne 1.33.65.97.13 55 LOST Greater Western Sydney 2.26.68.89.10 64 -9 MCG Jul 3 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
17 A Melbourne 3.28.410.912.14 86 WON Port Adelaide 2.25.37.58.7 55 31 ADO Jul 8 (Thu, 7:10) Scores
18 H Melbourne 4.46.79.1011.13 79 DRAW Hawthorn 1.25.210.312.7 79 0 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
19 H Melbourne 1.42.77.99.11 65 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.26.410.513.7 85 -20 MCG Jul 24 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
20 A Melbourne 6.412.817.1418.20 128 WON Gold Coast 3.23.33.34.6 30 98 DOC Aug 1 (Sun, 12:10) Scores
21 A Melbourne 4.25.310.810.12 72 WON West Coast 2.04.55.69.9 63 9 PER Aug 9 (Mon, 6:10) Scores
22 H Melbourne 3.37.412.716.8 104 WON Adelaide 1.63.78.89.9 63 41 MCG Aug 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
23 A Melbourne 2.33.56.712.9 81 WON Geelong 2.110.212.312.5 77 4 KAR Aug 21 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
1QF H Melbourne 5.49.109.1213.15 93 WON Brisbane 4.25.47.59.6 60 33 ADO Aug 28 (Sat, 7:00) Scores
1PF H Melbourne 5.39.617.819.11 125 WON Geelong 1.05.15.26.6 42 83 PER Sep 10 (Fri, 5:50) Scores
GF H Melbourne 4.55.912.1121.14 140 WON Western Bulldogs 1.27.59.510.6 66 74 PER Sep 25 (Sat, 5:15) Scores
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2021 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Baker, Oskar 3 12 4.0 3 1.0 15 5.0 5 1.7 0 0.0 4 1.3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
17 Bowey, Jake 7 61 8.7 58 8.3 119 17.0 23 3.3 0 0.0 5 0.7 1 7 0 0.0 0 0
10 Brayshaw, Angus 25 274 11.0 186 7.4 460 18.4 105 4.2 0 0.0 61 2.4 12 19 3 0.1 7 25
50 Brown, Ben 13 102 7.8 24 1.8 126 9.7 69 5.3 13 1.0 20 1.5 11 6 25 1.9 13 163
38 Brown, Mitch 1 8 8.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 6 6.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 1 1 2 2.0 2 14
37 Chandler, Kade 5 1 0.2 3 0.6 4 0.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
31 Fritsch, Bayley 24 190 7.9 54 2.3 244 10.2 116 4.8 0 0.0 47 2.0 18 21 59 2.5 24 378
11 Gawn, Max 25 316 12.6 147 5.9 463 18.5 131 5.2 804 32.2 71 2.8 33 34 16 0.6 17 113
4 Harmes, James 18 152 8.4 222 12.3 374 20.8 52 2.9 0 0.0 94 5.2 20 24 7 0.4 10 52
14 Hibberd, Michael 17 127 7.5 100 5.9 227 13.4 58 3.4 0 0.0 35 2.1 16 10 0 0.0 0 0
29 Hunt, Jayden 20 179 9.0 95 4.8 274 13.7 64 3.2 0 0.0 49 2.5 16 19 2 0.1 3 15
6 Jackson, Luke 24 107 4.5 201 8.4 308 12.8 72 3.0 255 10.6 48 2.0 24 11 16 0.7 9 105
39 Jetta, Neville 5 20 4.0 20 4.0 40 8.0 13 2.6 0 0.0 7 1.4 4 2 0 0.0 0 0
2 Jones, Nathan 8 50 6.3 45 5.6 95 11.9 23 2.9 0 0.0 12 1.5 3 4 2 0.3 3 15
23 Jordon, James 25 178 7.1 185 7.4 363 14.5 64 2.6 0 0.0 97 3.9 18 9 6 0.2 6 42
15 Langdon, Ed 24 315 13.1 209 8.7 524 21.8 130 5.4 0 0.0 45 1.9 15 8 13 0.5 9 87
8 Lever, Jake 25 242 9.7 147 5.9 389 15.6 136 5.4 0 0.0 44 1.8 23 23 0 0.0 1 1
1 May, Steven 23 339 14.7 61 2.7 400 17.4 125 5.4 0 0.0 24 1.0 14 17 0 0.0 2 2
25 McDonald, Tom 23 217 9.4 105 4.6 322 14.0 122 5.3 30 1.3 51 2.2 22 26 33 1.4 22 220
18 Melksham, Jake 12 58 4.8 49 4.1 107 8.9 25 2.1 0 0.0 18 1.5 3 10 8 0.7 4 52
30 Neal-Bullen, Alex 25 255 10.2 153 6.1 408 16.3 80 3.2 0 0.0 111 4.4 30 19 15 0.6 11 101
13 Oliver, Clayton 25 358 14.3 431 17.2 789 31.6 89 3.6 0 0.0 136 5.4 43 46 11 0.4 18 84
5 Petracca, Christian 25 409 16.4 321 12.8 730 29.2 126 5.0 0 0.0 103 4.1 23 29 29 1.2 19 193
35 Petty, Harrison 19 107 5.6 54 2.8 161 8.5 68 3.6 0 0.0 31 1.6 11 17 0 0.0 0 0
36 Pickett, Kysaiah 25 193 7.7 103 4.1 296 11.8 59 2.4 0 0.0 87 3.5 20 21 40 1.6 28 268
24 Rivers, Trent 25 241 9.6 137 5.5 378 15.1 101 4.0 0 0.0 39 1.6 7 14 1 0.0 1 7
3 Salem, Christian 24 405 16.9 203 8.5 608 25.3 145 6.0 0 0.0 58 2.4 14 18 3 0.1 2 20
44 Smith, Joel 3 11 3.7 9 3.0 20 6.7 9 3.0 0 0.0 4 1.3 1 2 0 0.0 0 0
9 Spargo, Charlie 25 195 7.8 92 3.7 287 11.5 84 3.4 0 0.0 59 2.4 26 16 18 0.7 16 124
32 Sparrow, Tom 21 102 4.9 84 4.0 186 8.9 40 1.9 0 0.0 57 2.7 13 15 7 0.3 4 46
20 Tomlinson, Adam 7 61 8.7 23 3.3 84 12.0 38 5.4 0 0.0 9 1.3 2 6 0 0.0 0 0
22 vandenBerg, Aaron 4 18 4.5 9 2.3 27 6.8 3 0.8 0 0.0 8 2.0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0
7 Viney, Jack 15 162 10.8 173 11.5 335 22.3 37 2.5 0 0.0 106 7.1 30 18 4 0.3 7 31
26 Weideman, Sam 5 19 3.8 21 4.2 40 8.0 16 3.2 1 0.2 9 1.8 3 1 3 0.6 4 22
Totals 575 5484 9.5 3729 6.5 9213 16.0 2234 3.9 1103 1.9 1554 2.7 477 479 323 0.6 242 2180
 

Footnotes

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