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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) 1925–2023

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1877–1924

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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1973 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1973 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 3.34.610.1114.14 98 WON Hawthorn 1.35.75.139.16 70 28 ARD Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A North Melbourne 3.27.712.914.12 96 LOST Carlton 5.410.615.1118.15 123 -27 PRI Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 2.17.710.1111.18 84 WON Fitzroy 4.35.710.1510.18 78 6 ARD Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 2.55.98.1614.20 104 WON Richmond 2.77.139.1411.18 84 20 MCG Apr 25 (Wed, 2:10) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 2.143.168.1813.20 98 LOST Collingwood 3.47.1510.1715.19 109 -11 ARD May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 3.58.715.1318.16 124 WON South Melbourne 5.37.88.911.14 80 44 VFL May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 5.17.48.811.8 74 LOST Essendon 5.109.1615.2020.24 144 -70 WIN May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 1.23.76.78.8 56 DRAW Footscray 3.36.57.88.8 56 0 ARD May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 3.37.612.1118.13 121 WON Geelong 2.25.311.414.6 90 31 KAR Jun 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 1.64.77.1211.14 80 WON St. Kilda 1.14.65.97.12 54 26 ARD Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 3.59.511.712.9 81 LOST Melbourne 4.27.59.813.12 90 -9 MCG Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 2.44.510.610.10 70 LOST Hawthorn 4.39.711.712.13 85 -15 GLE Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 4.47.913.1416.19 115 WON Carlton 2.310.612.916.11 107 8 ARD Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 3.35.79.811.12 78 LOST Richmond 4.410.814.1017.15 117 -39 ARD Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 5.46.89.1213.18 96 LOST Fitzroy 4.312.914.1116.12 108 -12 JUN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A North Melbourne 0.33.77.711.10 76 WON Collingwood 5.47.89.1010.11 71 5 VFL Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 4.17.29.414.7 91 LOST South Melbourne 5.49.815.1219.16 130 -39 LAK Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 2.39.512.813.13 91 LOST Essendon 5.47.412.514.10 94 -3 ARD Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 4.37.59.1010.14 74 WON Footscray 0.14.47.610.8 68 6 WES Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 1.37.39.89.10 64 WON Geelong 2.15.45.47.6 48 16 ARD Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A North Melbourne 4.56.812.914.12 96 LOST St. Kilda 2.37.710.916.18 114 -18 MOO Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H North Melbourne 4.26.310.511.5 71 WON Melbourne 3.16.37.49.12 66 5 VFL Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1973 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 14 132 9.4 13 0.9 145 10.4 75 5.4 9 0.6     14 20 10 0.7 8 68
6 Briedis, Arnold 12 94 7.8 29 2.4 123 10.3 38 3.2 0 0.0     19 23 2 0.2 4 16
11 Burns, John 6 117 19.5 15 2.5 132 22.0 26 4.3 1 0.2     9 21 2 0.3 6 18
13 Cowton, Gary 15 175 11.7 51 3.4 226 15.1 46 3.1 2 0.1     26 38 1 0.1 1 7
49 Craig, David 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
32 Davis, Barry 21 466 22.2 67 3.2 533 25.4 89 4.2 10 0.5     59 39 19 0.9 19 133
35 Dawson, Mark 3 15 5.0 11 3.7 26 8.7 6 2.0 0 0.0     6 5 2 0.7 1 13
23 Dench, David 19 181 9.5 50 2.6 231 12.2 49 2.6 1 0.1     52 38 3 0.2 1 19
15 Doherty, Phil 4 11 2.8 4 1.0 15 3.8 7 1.8 0 0.0     3 2 1 0.3 2 8
7 Doolan, Vin 10 116 11.6 33 3.3 149 14.9 20 2.0 2 0.2     23 16 6 0.6 6 42
16 Farrant, Doug 6 41 6.8 8 1.3 49 8.2 16 2.7 2 0.3     5 5 5 0.8 4 34
28 Farrant, Garry 22 274 12.5 78 3.5 352 16.0 75 3.4 5 0.2     59 25 5 0.2 4 34
18 Feltham, Paul 22 354 16.1 92 4.2 446 20.3 84 3.8 5 0.2     44 49 13 0.6 14 92
10 Goodingham, Barry 21 277 13.2 106 5.0 383 18.2 146 7.0 384 18.3     58 75 14 0.7 10 94
27 Greig MBE, Keith 21 336 16.0 89 4.2 425 20.2 82 3.9 1 0.0     61 25 2 0.1 10 22
38 Gumbleton, Frank 20 186 9.3 60 3.0 246 12.3 73 3.7 13 0.7     38 22 0 0.0 0 0
34 Henshaw, Ross 19 197 10.4 59 3.1 256 13.5 48 2.5 1 0.1     30 34 4 0.2 5 29
1 Hopgood, Jeff 4 26 6.5 11 2.8 37 9.3 16 4.0 23 5.8     4 15 3 0.8 4 22
33 Joseph, Glenn 2 7 3.5 1 0.5 8 4.0 5 2.5 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 2 2
4 Kekovich, Sam 18 203 11.3 77 4.3 280 15.6 72 4.0 36 2.0     54 55 27 1.5 45 207
38 Michalczyk, Dick 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Montgomery, Ken 15 199 13.3 51 3.4 250 16.7 42 2.8 1 0.1     32 22 0 0.0 0 0
3 Muir, Russell 14 85 6.1 48 3.4 133 9.5 28 2.0 0 0.0     20 23 0 0.0 1 1
22 Nolan, Mick 11 73 6.6 32 2.9 105 9.5 31 2.8 126 11.5     10 32 13 1.2 5 83
25 Nunn, Bill 4 31 7.8 9 2.3 40 10.0 4 1.0 1 0.3     4 8 1 0.3 2 8
17 Pagan, Denis 12 146 12.2 13 1.1 159 13.3 22 1.8 0 0.0     21 29 0 0.0 0 0
21 Perry, John 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
8 Peterson, Robert 18 281 15.6 66 3.7 347 19.3 37 2.1 3 0.2     47 62 24 1.3 22 166
9 Pretty, David 5 32 6.4 4 0.8 36 7.2 7 1.4 0 0.0     4 2 0 0.0 3 3
5 Rantall, John 21 348 16.6 64 3.0 412 19.6 91 4.3 4 0.2     73 47 2 0.1 4 16
24 Redenbach, Michael 2 8 4.0 1 0.5 9 4.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 1 1
19 Ryan, Phil 19 119 6.3 48 2.5 167 8.8 66 3.5 41 2.2     8 30 6 0.3 6 42
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 22 278 12.6 81 3.7 359 16.3 105 4.8 0 0.0     71 54 33 1.5 29 227
26 Smith, Rob 6 47 7.8 11 1.8 58 9.7 13 2.2 1 0.2     8 5 3 0.5 4 22
37 Stilo, Michael 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Sutton, Darryl 7 45 6.4 12 1.7 57 8.1 19 2.7 0 0.0     14 7 2 0.3 1 13
2 Wade, Doug 20 147 7.4 44 2.2 191 9.6 88 4.4 0 0.0     25 51 73 3.7 41 479
41 White, John 1 3 3.0 4 4.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 4 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 5051 11.5 1343 3.1 6394 14.5 1528 3.5 672 1.5     902 885 276 0.6 265 1921
 

Footnotes

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