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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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2022 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Melbourne's 2022 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Melbourne 4.56.610.814.13 97 WON Western Bulldogs 2.28.38.511.5 71 26 MCG Mar 16 (Wed, 7:10) Scores
2 A Melbourne 3.19.112.512.10 82 WON Gold Coast 2.36.58.710.9 69 13 CRR Mar 26 (Sat, 7:00) Scores
3 H Melbourne 3.54.89.1214.15 99 WON Essendon 0.43.58.510.10 70 29 MCG Apr 1 (Fri, 7:20) Scores
4 A Melbourne 1.36.69.710.8 68 WON Port Adelaide 0.30.51.84.12 36 32 ADO Apr 7 (Thu, 7:10) Scores
5 H Melbourne 4.06.216.419.6 120 WON Greater Western Sydney 0.53.65.87.11 53 67 MCG Apr 16 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
6 A Melbourne 2.63.128.199.22 76 WON Richmond 2.25.37.48.6 54 22 MCG Apr 24 (Sun, 7:25) Scores
7 H Melbourne 3.37.513.913.13 91 WON Hawthorn 3.55.88.1111.15 81 10 MCG Apr 30 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
8 H Melbourne 4.29.310.514.9 93 WON St. Kilda 0.33.45.78.7 55 38 MCG May 8 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
9 A Melbourne 6.57.99.1216.16 112 WON West Coast 1.01.33.45.8 38 74 PER May 15 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
10 A Melbourne 4.48.910.1314.16 100 WON North Melbourne 3.06.18.38.5 53 47 DOC May 21 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
11 H Melbourne        vs Fremantle          MCG May 28 (Sat, 4:35)  
12 H Melbourne        vs Sydney          MCG Jun 4 (Sat, 7:25)  
13 A Melbourne        vs Collingwood          MCG Jun 13 (Mon, 3:20)  
14 Melbourne       Bye        
15 H Melbourne        vs Brisbane          MCG Jun 23 (Thu, 7:20)  
16 A Melbourne        vs Adelaide          ADO Jul 2 (Sat, 4:05)  
17 A Melbourne        vs Geelong          KAR Jul 7 (Thu, 7:20)  
18 H Melbourne        vs Port Adelaide          TRA Jul 17 (Sun, 2:50)  
19 A Melbourne        vs Western Bulldogs          DOC Jul 23 (Sat, 7:25)  
20 A Melbourne        vs Fremantle          PER Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10)  
21 H Melbourne        vs Collingwood          MCG Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10)  
22 H Melbourne        vs Carlton          MCG Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10)  
23 A Melbourne        vs Brisbane          GAB Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10)  
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2022 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
12 Bedford, Toby 9 15 1.7 10 1.1 25 2.8 6 0.7 0 0.0 8 0.9 3 1 3 0.3 2 20
17 Bowey, Jake 10 113 11.3 67 6.7 180 18.0 44 4.4 0 0.0 12 1.2 13 4 2 0.2 0 12
10 Brayshaw, Angus 10 156 15.6 90 9.0 246 24.6 85 8.5 0 0.0 14 1.4 5 6 1 0.1 0 6
50 Brown, Ben 7 45 6.4 22 3.1 67 9.6 26 3.7 0 0.0 3 0.4 9 7 15 2.1 7 97
37 Chandler, Kade 2 3 1.5 3 1.5 6 3.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 1 1
27 Dunstan, Luke 3 20 6.7 31 10.3 51 17.0 8 2.7 0 0.0 10 3.3 1 3 0 0.0 0 0
31 Fritsch, Bayley 10 65 6.5 24 2.4 89 8.9 35 3.5 0 0.0 12 1.2 13 6 22 2.2 10 142
11 Gawn, Max 10 135 13.5 56 5.6 191 19.1 54 5.4 258 25.8 22 2.2 15 20 8 0.8 7 55
4 Harmes, James 9 81 9.0 89 9.9 170 18.9 40 4.4 0 0.0 31 3.4 11 13 8 0.9 3 51
29 Hunt, Jayden 10 69 6.9 38 3.8 107 10.7 30 3.0 0 0.0 12 1.2 6 3 0 0.0 1 1
6 Jackson, Luke 9 49 5.4 84 9.3 133 14.8 33 3.7 90 10.0 23 2.6 14 8 5 0.6 5 35
23 Jordon, James 10 100 10.0 107 10.7 207 20.7 33 3.3 0 0.0 16 1.6 8 2 1 0.1 0 6
15 Langdon, Ed 10 134 13.4 98 9.8 232 23.2 45 4.5 0 0.0 18 1.8 9 6 5 0.5 5 35
8 Lever, Jake 6 40 6.7 34 5.7 74 12.3 24 4.0 0 0.0 7 1.2 4 5 0 0.0 0 0
1 May, Steven 10 158 15.8 38 3.8 196 19.6 53 5.3 0 0.0 10 1.0 12 9 0 0.0 1 1
25 McDonald, Tom 9 66 7.3 31 3.4 97 10.8 36 4.0 15 1.7 10 1.1 8 8 15 1.7 10 100
18 Melksham, Jake 2 14 7.0 5 2.5 19 9.5 8 4.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 1 2 1 0.5 2 8
30 Neal-Bullen, Alex 9 79 8.8 78 8.7 157 17.4 31 3.4 0 0.0 45 5.0 11 10 2 0.2 7 19
13 Oliver, Clayton 10 167 16.7 173 17.3 340 34.0 44 4.4 0 0.0 42 4.2 13 13 1 0.1 5 11
5 Petracca, Christian 10 166 16.6 137 13.7 303 30.3 50 5.0 0 0.0 34 3.4 10 9 9 0.9 17 71
35 Petty, Harrison 5 33 6.6 23 4.6 56 11.2 19 3.8 0 0.0 11 2.2 0 5 0 0.0 0 0
36 Pickett, Kysaiah 9 67 7.4 24 2.7 91 10.1 23 2.6 0 0.0 31 3.4 5 18 14 1.6 7 91
24 Rivers, Trent 9 88 9.8 44 4.9 132 14.7 44 4.9 0 0.0 14 1.6 6 10 2 0.2 0 12
3 Salem, Christian 1 0 0.0 3 3.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
44 Smith, Joel 5 30 6.0 18 3.6 48 9.6 14 2.8 0 0.0 12 2.4 3 7 0 0.0 0 0
9 Spargo, Charlie 10 80 8.0 55 5.5 135 13.5 40 4.0 0 0.0 23 2.3 12 7 5 0.5 7 37
32 Sparrow, Tom 9 85 9.4 82 9.1 167 18.6 26 2.9 0 0.0 34 3.8 11 8 2 0.2 4 16
20 Tomlinson, Adam 4 36 9.0 12 3.0 48 12.0 21 5.3 0 0.0 4 1.0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0
7 Viney, Jack 8 74 9.3 105 13.1 179 22.4 26 3.3 0 0.0 47 5.9 11 6 5 0.6 0 30
26 Weideman, Sam 5 26 5.2 16 3.2 42 8.4 16 3.2 6 1.2 6 1.2 6 3 9 1.8 4 58
Totals 230 2194 9.5 1597 6.9 3791 16.5 916 4.0 369 1.6 515 2.2 220 206 135 0.6 105 915
 

Footnotes

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