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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) 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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1976 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1976 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 3.64.68.79.10 64 LOST Melbourne 1.27.810.1211.21 87 -23 ARD Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A North Melbourne 5.38.614.816.13 109 LOST Hawthorn 6.014.218.720.11 131 -22 PRI Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 3.58.69.1012.11 83 LOST Richmond 3.45.1011.1314.18 102 -19 MCG Apr 19 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 5.59.1013.1217.15 117 WON St. Kilda 4.36.49.714.12 96 21 ARD Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 4.77.912.1113.12 90 LOST Geelong 3.110.312.515.6 96 -6 VFL May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 4.610.815.1419.21 135 WON Fitzroy 2.35.67.89.9 63 72 ARD May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H North Melbourne 0.63.113.145.16 46 LOST Collingwood 4.26.39.511.9 75 -29 VFL May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A North Melbourne 7.38.711.1014.11 95 WON Footscray 0.03.04.07.3 45 50 WES May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 3.24.36.68.10 58 WON Essendon 2.55.96.117.12 54 4 ARD May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 2.43.96.1211.15 81 WON Carlton 5.38.69.911.10 76 5 PRI Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 2.56.1112.1218.13 121 WON South Melbourne 2.37.311.714.11 95 26 LAK Jun 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 5.410.712.1222.14 146 WON Melbourne 2.63.94.128.13 61 85 VFL Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 3.65.97.129.13 67 LOST Hawthorn 2.27.88.1010.15 75 -8 ARD Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 5.56.712.1013.11 89 WON St. Kilda 3.26.67.910.12 72 17 MOO Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 4.17.49.812.10 82 WON Richmond 3.14.78.911.11 77 5 ARD Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 3.210.516.722.13 145 WON Geelong 1.34.310.612.6 78 67 ARD Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 2.78.78.1213.14 92 WON Fitzroy 1.21.28.611.7 73 19 JUN Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A North Melbourne 1.53.66.69.8 62 WON Collingwood 3.05.47.58.10 58 4 VIC Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H North Melbourne 3.45.98.128.13 61 WON Footscray 0.32.34.47.8 50 11 ARD Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A North Melbourne 3.47.610.1014.11 95 WON Essendon 1.37.77.810.9 69 26 WIN Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 0.03.66.810.15 75 LOST Carlton 5.98.1014.1318.16 124 -49 ARD Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H North Melbourne 4.19.815.1119.14 128 WON South Melbourne 6.48.78.1312.19 91 37 ARD Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
QF A North Melbourne 2.35.68.712.11 83 LOST Hawthorn 1.65.1013.1314.19 103 -20 MCG Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A North Melbourne 4.37.59.714.9 93 WON Geelong 0.13.36.78.12 60 33 MCG Sep 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A North Melbourne 1.04.27.710.7 67 WON Carlton 2.15.57.99.12 66 1 VFL Sep 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A North Melbourne 4.27.510.810.10 70 LOST Hawthorn 5.69.1210.1813.22 100 -30 MCG Sep 25 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1976 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
15 Blight, Malcolm 23 378 16.4 102 4.4 480 20.9 159 6.9 9 0.4     48 79 35 1.5 29 239
50 Briedis, Robert 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 1 1
6 Briedis, Arnold 4 21 5.3 2 0.5 23 5.8 8 2.0 0 0.0     8 11 5 1.3 5 35
11 Burns, John 22 365 16.6 96 4.4 461 21.0 70 3.2 3 0.1     45 63 11 0.5 7 73
21 Byrne, John 26 260 10.0 165 6.3 425 16.3 74 2.8 0 0.0     42 50 4 0.2 2 26
9 Cable, Barry 25 368 14.7 212 8.5 580 23.2 49 2.0 3 0.1     50 43 30 1.2 28 208
40 Chisnall, Peter 23 276 12.0 74 3.2 350 15.2 62 2.7 2 0.1     42 54 2 0.1 7 19
13 Cowton, Gary 23 153 6.7 106 4.6 259 11.3 67 2.9 39 1.7     31 52 10 0.4 11 71
8 Crosswell, Brent 13 88 6.8 28 2.2 116 8.9 45 3.5 2 0.2     14 30 30 2.3 9 189
7 Dawson, Mark 21 384 18.3 93 4.4 477 22.7 125 6.0 8 0.4     51 55 26 1.2 11 167
23 Dench, David 26 218 8.4 185 7.1 403 15.5 87 3.3 3 0.1     59 30 2 0.1 1 13
14 Douglas, John 2 9 4.5 2 1.0 11 5.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     3 5 0 0.0 1 1
18 Feltham, Paul 21 231 11.0 103 4.9 334 15.9 68 3.2 1 0.0     25 37 7 0.3 14 56
29 Frazer, John 3 21 7.0 10 3.3 31 10.3 15 5.0 0 0.0     6 8 7 2.3 8 50
10 Gallagher, Adrian 1 4 4.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
25 Gray, Gary 2 9 4.5 3 1.5 12 6.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 1 1
27 Greig MBE, Keith 26 362 13.9 141 5.4 503 19.3 95 3.7 4 0.2     63 31 6 0.2 9 45
38 Gumbleton, Frank 26 195 7.5 127 4.9 322 12.4 106 4.1 5 0.2     42 29 1 0.0 1 7
34 Henshaw, Ross 13 135 10.4 51 3.9 186 14.3 40 3.1 0 0.0     22 23 0 0.0 1 1
36 Icke, Stephen 20 212 10.6 60 3.0 272 13.6 71 3.6 0 0.0     35 35 6 0.3 5 41
1 Keenan, Peter 20 150 7.5 49 2.5 199 10.0 78 3.9 249 12.5     24 39 13 0.7 6 84
4 Kekovich, Sam 8 66 8.3 28 3.5 94 11.8 31 3.9 4 0.5     14 20 11 1.4 8 74
17 Melrose, Graham 23 338 14.7 102 4.4 440 19.1 69 3.0 1 0.0     46 44 34 1.5 17 221
12 Montgomery, Ken 20 239 12.0 90 4.5 329 16.5 48 2.4 1 0.1     26 26 1 0.1 2 8
28 Moore, Terry 24 244 10.2 72 3.0 316 13.2 133 5.5 167 7.0     45 40 11 0.5 21 87
24 Moylan, John 5 22 4.4 5 1.0 27 5.4 3 0.6 0 0.0     4 0 1 0.2 0 6
37 Munari, Dennis 4 49 12.3 27 6.8 76 19.0 13 3.3 1 0.3     6 7 1 0.3 0 6
35 Nettlefold, Bill 12 115 9.6 72 6.0 187 15.6 20 1.7 4 0.3     14 14 4 0.3 6 30
22 Nolan, Mick 12 71 5.9 31 2.6 102 8.5 33 2.8 170 14.2     22 34 4 0.3 1 25
46 O'Donoghue, Paul 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
45 Ramsay, Roy 9 111 12.3 26 2.9 137 15.2 29 3.2 0 0.0     14 8 0 0.0 0 0
19 Ryan, Phil 6 22 3.7 11 1.8 33 5.5 11 1.8 17 2.8     4 11 0 0.0 2 2
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 24 354 14.8 90 3.8 444 18.5 113 4.7 0 0.0     60 57 43 1.8 41 299
41 Seery, Colin 2 19 9.5 0 0.0 19 9.5 4 2.0 0 0.0     4 2 3 1.5 2 20
26 Smith, Rob 12 65 5.4 19 1.6 84 7.0 42 3.5 1 0.1     7 9 21 1.8 15 141
5 Sutton, Darryl 5 57 11.4 10 2.0 67 13.4 28 5.6 0 0.0     6 10 6 1.2 3 39
49 Tanner, Xavier 9 56 6.2 27 3.0 83 9.2 8 0.9 0 0.0     7 3 3 0.3 1 19
48 Zantuck, Shane 3 7 2.3 1 0.3 8 2.7 3 1.0 0 0.0     0 3 1 0.3 2 8
Totals 520 5675 10.9 2223 4.3 7898 15.2 1814 3.5 694 1.3     890 964 339 0.7 278 2312
 

Footnotes

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