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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; Melbourne U19s

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2024

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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2024 Season (AFL) Fixture

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Melbourne's 2024 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Melbourne        vs Sydney          SCG Mar 7 (Thu, 7:30)  
1 H Melbourne        vs Western Bulldogs          MCG Mar 17 (Sun, 1:00)  
2 A Melbourne        vs Hawthorn          MCG Mar 23 (Sat, 4:35)  
3 A Melbourne        vs Port Adelaide          ADO Mar 30 (Sat, 7:00)  
4 A Melbourne        vs Adelaide          ADO Apr 4 (Thu, 7:10)  
5 H Melbourne        vs Brisbane          MCG Apr 11 (Thu, 7:30)  
6 Melbourne       Bye        
7 A Melbourne        vs Richmond          MCG Apr 24 (Wed, 7:25)  
8 H Melbourne        vs Geelong          MCG May 4 (Sat, 7:30)  
9 A Melbourne        vs Carlton          MCG May 9 (Thu, 7:30)  
10 A Melbourne        vs West Coast          PER May 19 (Sun, 4:20)  
11 H Melbourne        vs St. Kilda          MCG May 26 (Sun, 3:20)  
12 H Melbourne        vs Fremantle          TRA Jun 2 (Sun, 12:30)  
13 A Melbourne        vs Collingwood          MCG Jun 10 (Mon, 3:20)  
14 Melbourne       Bye        
15 H Melbourne        vs North Melbourne          MCG Jun 22 (Sat, 7:30)  
16 A Melbourne        vs Brisbane          GAB Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10)  
17 H Melbourne        vs West Coast          MCG Jul 6 (Sat, 2:10)  
18 H Melbourne        vs Essendon          YOR Jul 13 (Sat, 2:10)  
19 A Melbourne        vs Fremantle          PER Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10)  
20 H Melbourne        vs Greater Western Sydney          MCG Jul 27 (Sat, 2:10)  
21 A Melbourne        vs Western Bulldogs          DOC Aug 3 (Sat, 2:10)  
22 H Melbourne        vs Port Adelaide          MCG Aug 10 (Sat, 2:10)  
23 A Melbourne        vs Gold Coast          CRR Aug 17 (Sat, 2:10)  
24 H Melbourne        vs Collingwood          MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 2:10)  
 

Footnotes

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