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KEY FACTS

Official name
North Melbourne Football Club

Known as
North Melbourne

Nickname
Kangaroos

Former name
Hotham

Former name date
1888-01-01

Formed
1869 (disbanded 1907; reformed 1908; disbanded 1921; reformed 1922)

Colours
Royal blue and white

Associated clubs
Werribee; North Melbourne Reserves; North Melbourne WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) –1924

Home Ground
Docklands

AFL Premierships
1996, 1999 (2 total)

VFL Premierships
1975, 1977 (2 total)

VFA Premierships
1903-4, 1910, 1914-15, 1918 (6 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia - 1975 (1 total); VFL/AFL Night Series - 1965-6, 1980, 1995, 1998 (5 total); McClelland Trophy - 1976, 1978, 1983, 1998 (4 total)

Most Games
432 - Brent Harvey (1996-2016)

Most Goals
671 - Wayne Carey (1989-2001)

League Top Goalkickers
D.Wade (103) 1974; M.Blight (103) 1982; J.Longmire (98) 1990 (3 total)

Brownlow Medalists
Noel Teasdale 1965; Keith Greig 1973 & 1974; Malcolm Blight 1978; Ross Glendinning 1983 (4 medallists/5 medals)

Headquarters
204-206 Arden St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Phone: (03) 9320 2400 

Email
info@nmfc.com.au

Website
nmfc.com.au

North Melbourne



"With former playing hero Allen Aylett now spearheading the club's administration as a radical and forward thinking president, in 1971 North Melbourne audaciously announced a 'Five Year Plan' to secure a VFL premiership ... Every aspect of the club's operation came under intense analysis with a view to trimming the fat and maximising efficiency. Nevertheless, it is doubtful if such measures alone would have been sufficient to propel the team which won just one game in 1972 (earning an inevitable wooden spoon) to a remarkable four consecutive grand finals for two flags between 1974 and 1977..."

John Devaney explains how a rule change helped the Kangaroos break through to win their first flag

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1972 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1972 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 5.56.610.811.10 76 LOST St. Kilda 2.111.613.1020.14 134 -58 MOO Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 6.47.411.711.10 76 LOST Hawthorn 4.313.1214.1519.24 138 -62 ARD Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 5.38.511.1012.14 86 LOST Fitzroy 4.58.1011.1216.13 109 -23 ARD Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 2.27.510.812.14 86 LOST Footscray 5.38.412.915.10 100 -14 WES Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 1.15.75.108.14 62 LOST Collingwood 4.35.516.822.8 140 -78 ARD Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A North Melbourne 6.36.411.713.13 91 LOST South Melbourne 3.47.1111.1414.22 106 -15 VFL May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 3.36.712.1013.16 94 LOST Richmond 3.39.913.1017.19 121 -27 MCG May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 2.43.66.128.13 61 LOST Essendon 1.310.714.814.12 96 -35 ARD May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 2.45.95.116.11 47 LOST Carlton 4.510.1012.1016.13 109 -62 PRI May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 0.24.45.86.11 47 LOST Melbourne 11.714.915.1423.17 155 -108 ARD Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H North Melbourne 2.27.611.814.11 95 LOST Geelong 4.66.1011.1714.20 104 -9 VFL Jun 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 1.22.35.57.8 50 LOST St. Kilda 3.15.78.1012.19 91 -41 ARD Jun 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 1.44.58.1010.16 76 LOST Hawthorn 5.210.715.1121.14 140 -64 GLE Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 1.14.65.98.15 63 LOST Footscray 5.610.1112.1314.15 99 -36 ARD Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 3.15.57.99.12 66 LOST Fitzroy 7.411.412.1016.14 110 -44 JUN Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A North Melbourne 2.35.85.811.14 80 LOST Collingwood 2.47.415.517.6 108 -28 VIC Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H North Melbourne 4.65.810.912.15 87 WON South Melbourne 3.37.910.1111.12 78 9 ARD Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 3.23.45.96.14 50 LOST Richmond 4.27.1411.1513.20 98 -48 VFL Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 3.43.57.614.11 95 LOST Essendon 3.616.1018.1221.14 140 -45 WIN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 2.34.67.88.12 60 LOST Carlton 7.312.417.623.11 149 -89 ARD Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A North Melbourne 5.48.511.614.7 91 LOST Melbourne 3.58.89.1817.22 124 -33 MCG Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A North Melbourne 4.29.811.913.11 89 LOST Geelong 4.48.913.1520.20 140 -51 KAR Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1972 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
29 Baker, Phil 16 153 9.6 29 1.8 182 11.4 76 4.8 7 0.5     20 29 9 0.6 8 62
6 Briedis, Arnold 4 34 8.5 13 3.3 47 11.8 16 4.0 0 0.0     8 7 6 1.5 6 42
36 Brown, Neil 2 13 6.5 1 0.5 14 7.0 3 1.5 2 1.0     3 2 0 0.0 0 0
13 Cowton, Gary 12 86 7.2 26 2.2 112 9.3 26 2.2 2 0.2     17 29 0 0.0 1 1
41 Dawson, Mark 12 127 10.6 24 2.0 151 12.6 43 3.6 3 0.3     20 24 11 0.9 14 80
23 Dench, David 20 232 11.6 22 1.1 254 12.7 80 4.0 3 0.2     67 49 2 0.1 3 15
15 Doherty, Phil 7 55 7.9 5 0.7 60 8.6 38 5.4 0 0.0     7 6 18 2.6 11 119
7 Doolan, Vin 19 292 15.4 80 4.2 372 19.6 76 4.0 2 0.1     26 34 19 1.0 17 131
11 Douglas, John 7 38 5.4 5 0.7 43 6.1 15 2.1 1 0.2     8 5 6 0.9 6 42
43 Duthie, John 3 10 3.3 10 3.3 20 6.7 5 1.7 15 5.0     2 2 1 0.3 0 6
18 Feltham, Paul 18 335 18.6 68 3.8 403 22.4 94 5.2 2 0.1     47 41 10 0.6 15 75
10 Goodingham, Barry 18 255 14.2 65 3.6 320 17.8 153 8.5 182 10.7     48 49 1 0.1 1 7
27 Greig MBE, Keith 20 340 17.0 84 4.2 424 21.2 86 4.3 3 0.2     50 37 8 0.4 7 55
38 Gumbleton, Frank 18 150 8.3 29 1.6 179 9.9 56 3.1 1 0.1     30 30 1 0.1 2 8
31 Hall, Brian 7 35 5.0 7 1.0 42 6.0 4 0.6 0 0.0     0 4 0 0.0 0 0
42 Hawking, Michael 3 14 4.7 2 0.7 16 5.3 8 2.7 0 0.0     2 5 5 1.7 0 30
3 Haywood, Kerry 15 146 9.7 24 1.6 170 11.3 37 2.5 90 6.4     42 29 2 0.1 2 14
34 Henshaw, Ross 8 64 8.0 13 1.6 77 9.6 18 2.3 0 0.0     11 13 3 0.4 4 22
14 Hodgetts, Athol 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
1 Hopgood, Jeff 16 170 10.6 37 2.3 207 12.9 86 5.4 79 4.9     29 59 13 0.8 17 95
33 Joseph, Glenn 20 205 10.3 52 2.6 257 12.9 82 4.1 36 1.9     29 51 10 0.5 12 72
4 Kekovich, Sam 11 137 12.5 38 3.5 175 15.9 33 3.0 52 5.2     28 39 19 1.7 15 129
35 Mitchell, Stan 13 121 9.3 35 2.7 156 12.0 22 1.7 0 0.0     18 19 8 0.6 8 56
12 Montgomery, Ken 21 340 16.2 62 3.0 402 19.1 70 3.3 0 0.0     49 35 1 0.0 1 7
28 Montgomery, Ron 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
37 Muir, Russell 10 73 7.3 26 2.6 99 9.9 21 2.1 0 0.0     12 15 5 0.5 3 33
22 Mulvihill, Brian 9 73 8.1 35 3.9 108 12.0 37 4.1 0 0.0     9 6 9 1.0 8 62
25 Nunn, Bill 15 136 9.1 46 3.1 182 12.1 25 1.7 0 0.0     33 32 1 0.1 6 12
17 Pagan, Denis 18 280 15.6 13 0.7 293 16.3 66 3.7 0 0.0     51 25 0 0.0 0 0
21 Perry, John 17 318 18.7 31 1.8 349 20.5 128 7.5 4 0.2     37 25 6 0.4 16 52
8 Peterson, Robert 12 192 16.0 38 3.2 230 19.2 41 3.4 1 0.1     26 29 14 1.2 17 101
9 Pretty, David 19 267 14.1 39 2.1 306 16.1 70 3.7 1 0.1     52 30 6 0.3 10 46
24 Redenbach, Michael 9 89 9.9 14 1.6 103 11.4 34 3.8 0 0.0     27 19 13 1.4 11 89
52 Robinson, Peter 9 57 6.3 29 3.2 86 9.6 21 2.3 2 0.2     18 33 1 0.1 3 9
19 Ryan, Phil 22 210 9.5 48 2.2 258 11.7 120 5.5 67 3.2     24 35 12 0.5 19 91
26 Smith, Rob 5 37 7.4 14 2.8 51 10.2 14 2.8 0 0.0     2 4 6 1.2 4 40
39 Symes, Brian 2 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 1 1
2 Taylor, Ray 1 7 7.0 2 2.0 9 9.0 1 1.0         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 5099 11.6 1068 2.4 6167 14.0 1708 3.9 555 1.3     858 856 226 0.5 248 1604
 

Footnotes

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