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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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1975 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1975 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 2.07.39.711.10 76 LOST Hawthorn 6.99.1212.1215.15 105 -29 PRI Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 4.67.811.1015.13 103 LOST Melbourne 1.17.611.716.9 105 -2 ARD Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 3.24.57.89.12 66 LOST Carlton 4.59.910.1614.18 102 -36 PRI Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 1.34.116.1311.19 85 LOST Fitzroy 4.45.912.1317.13 115 -30 ARD Apr 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 1.27.410.1012.15 87 WON Geelong 5.07.28.311.5 71 16 KAR May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 5.411.612.918.11 119 WON Footscray 1.43.97.119.12 66 53 ARD May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 3.17.58.712.9 81 LOST Collingwood 2.85.99.1712.18 90 -9 VFL May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 2.23.27.511.8 74 WON Richmond 1.45.98.99.12 66 8 ARD May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 2.65.109.1211.17 83 LOST Essendon 0.27.412.815.8 98 -15 VFL May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 6.58.714.1217.19 121 WON St. Kilda 3.18.513.815.9 99 22 MOO Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 7.210.714.816.12 108 WON South Melbourne 4.45.109.1212.16 88 20 LAK Jun 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 4.210.612.1313.17 95 LOST Hawthorn 6.49.616.918.12 120 -25 ARD Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 3.55.89.1111.14 80 WON Melbourne 0.22.55.66.10 46 34 VFL Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 4.19.613.1115.15 105 WON Fitzroy 5.37.911.1014.12 96 9 JUN Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 1.03.17.79.11 65 WON Carlton 3.73.83.115.14 44 21 VFL Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 1.37.910.1914.25 109 WON Geelong 3.65.105.156.19 55 54 ARD Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 5.46.513.1017.15 117 WON Footscray 0.15.86.89.14 68 49 WES Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 1.36.1014.1715.20 110 WON Collingwood 2.43.73.98.10 58 52 ARD Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 3.36.68.1613.23 101 WON Richmond 3.78.99.1713.18 96 5 MCG Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A North Melbourne 4.66.79.1013.13 91 LOST Essendon 2.29.412.1115.15 105 -14 WIN Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 3.38.810.1316.15 111 WON St. Kilda 2.23.24.56.5 41 70 ARD Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H North Melbourne 3.57.910.1515.19 109 WON South Melbourne 3.56.910.1312.15 87 22 ARD Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
QF H North Melbourne 4.69.812.1014.12 96 WON Carlton 4.19.111.212.4 76 20 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2SF A North Melbourne 2.55.78.910.11 71 LOST Hawthorn 5.27.49.812.10 82 -11 VFL Sep 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H North Melbourne 3.55.68.1110.16 76 WON Richmond 1.54.76.98.11 59 17 VFL Sep 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H North Melbourne 4.29.212.619.8 122 WON Hawthorn 2.25.67.79.13 67 55 MCG Sep 27 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1975 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 5 44 8.8 13 2.6 57 11.4 27 5.4         7 15 4 0.8 5 29
15 Blight, Malcolm 18 187 11.0 63 3.7 250 14.7 69 4.1 4 0.8     31 57 14 0.8 18 102
6 Briedis, Arnold 13 158 12.2 50 3.8 208 16.0 71 5.5 1 0.1     31 42 25 1.9 29 179
11 Burns, John 24 382 16.6 110 4.8 492 21.4 85 3.7 8 0.8     38 73 25 1.0 25 175
21 Byrne, John 6 27 5.4 7 1.4 34 6.8 5 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 5 0.8 1 31
9 Cable, Barry 24 333 14.5 162 7.0 495 21.5 55 2.4 0 0.0     46 45 22 0.9 32 164
40 Chisnall, Peter 21 312 15.6 62 3.1 374 18.7 48 2.4 2 0.3     32 53 3 0.1 6 24
13 Cowton, Gary 16 123 8.2 71 4.7 194 12.9 34 2.3 2 1.0     34 26 17 1.1 13 115
8 Crosswell, Brent 18 206 12.1 98 5.8 304 17.9 94 5.5 9 0.8     39 43 14 0.8 7 91
32 Davis, Barry 26 503 20.1 106 4.2 609 24.4 102 4.1 5 0.4     36 40 14 0.5 12 96
35 Dawson, Mark 7 61 8.7 15 2.1 76 10.9 20 2.9 0 0.0     11 16 5 0.7 2 32
23 Dench, David 24 209 8.7 105 4.4 314 13.1 58 2.4 1 0.1     61 42 4 0.2 5 29
14 Douglas, John 3 14 7.0 5 2.5 19 9.5 8 4.0         2 2 2 0.7 3 15
28 Farrant, Garry 6 44 7.3 13 2.2 57 9.5 7 1.2 0 0.0     5 6 0 0.0 0 0
18 Feltham, Paul 17 186 11.6 72 4.5 258 16.1 54 3.4 1 0.3     24 19 13 0.8 9 87
10 Goodingham, Barry 13 35 2.9 13 1.1 48 4.0 15 1.3 8 2.7     13 10 1 0.1 3 9
27 Greig MBE, Keith 25 331 13.8 139 5.8 470 19.6 90 3.8 1 0.1     61 32 2 0.1 6 18
38 Gumbleton, Frank 24 209 9.1 84 3.7 293 12.7 74 3.2 12 1.1     42 21 2 0.1 3 15
34 Henshaw, Ross 22 236 11.2 55 2.6 291 13.9 69 3.3 0 0.0     52 31 0 0.0 0 0
36 Icke, Stephen 8 49 6.1 19 2.4 68 8.5 15 1.9 2 0.5     5 15 6 0.8 12 48
4 Kekovich, Sam 20 224 11.8 64 3.4 288 15.2 74 3.9 17 1.5     41 50 31 1.6 24 210
17 Melrose, Graham 24 393 17.1 76 3.3 469 20.4 89 3.9 0 0.0     42 52 40 1.7 38 278
16 Michalczyk, Dick 15 165 11.0 55 3.7 220 14.7 69 4.6 4 0.5     30 30 3 0.2 1 19
12 Montgomery, Ken 12 143 11.9 87 7.3 230 19.2 52 4.3 0 0.0     20 15 0 0.0 0 0
24 Moylan, John 3 29 9.7 14 4.7 43 14.3 9 3.0 0 0.0     4 2 0 0.0 0 0
3 Muir, Russell 11 57 5.7 31 3.1 88 8.8 15 1.5 0 0.0     9 15 0 0.0 0 0
37 Munari, Dennis 4 5 1.3 0 0.0 5 1.3 1 0.3 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
22 Nolan, Mick 26 210 8.4 114 4.6 324 13.0 99 4.0 233 17.9     41 86 10 0.4 6 66
5 Rantall, John 24 277 12.0 74 3.2 351 15.3 84 3.7 2 0.2     45 34 0 0.0 0 0
19 Ryan, Phil 12 82 6.8 14 1.2 96 8.0 36 3.0 31 3.4     15 30 3 0.3 8 26
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 26 371 14.8 113 4.5 484 19.4 119 4.8 1 0.1     67 48 32 1.2 35 227
1 Smith, Brad 4 24 6.0 23 5.8 47 11.8 10 2.5         10 6 0 0.0 0 0
26 Smith, Rob 3 7 2.3 3 1.0 10 3.3 4 1.3 2 0.7     2 0 1 0.3 2 8
2 Wade, Doug 15 91 6.1 31 2.1 122 8.1 49 3.3 0 0.0     12 26 47 3.1 32 314
48 Zantuck, Shane 1 10 10.0 5 5.0 15 15.0 3 3.0         2 2 2 2.0 0 12
Totals 520 5737 11.0 1966 3.8 7703 14.8 1713 3.3 346 0.7     912 988 347 0.7 337 2419
 

Footnotes

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