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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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1979 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1979 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 4.88.1414.2017.27 129 WON Essendon 5.38.912.1016.13 109 20 ARD Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A North Melbourne 3.110.414.720.13 133 WON Footscray 5.48.512.1013.16 94 39 WES Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H North Melbourne 0.34.139.1418.19 127 WON Collingwood 5.57.711.1214.15 99 28 ARD Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 6.110.217.419.9 123 WON Geelong 2.46.67.910.13 73 50 KAR Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 4.128.1313.2019.24 138 WON South Melbourne 2.19.99.1212.16 88 50 ARD May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 6.38.612.814.15 99 WON Richmond 2.49.1011.1313.16 94 5 VFL May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 4.07.211.1016.12 108 WON Carlton 5.69.710.915.14 104 4 PRI May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 2.49.710.913.16 94 LOST Fitzroy 4.75.1013.2021.22 148 -54 ARD May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 5.710.814.1323.18 156 WON Melbourne 2.26.213.517.9 111 45 MCG Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H North Melbourne 5.210.512.716.9 105 LOST Hawthorn 3.28.617.1023.18 156 -51 SCG Jun 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 3.28.611.1016.14 110 WON St. Kilda 7.69.910.1515.17 107 3 MOO Jun 18 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 0.30.71.126.18 54 LOST Essendon 3.510.813.915.11 101 -47 WIN Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 2.73.86.188.21 69 LOST Footscray 4.07.27.212.9 81 -12 ARD Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 4.211.712.917.16 118 WON Geelong 4.65.712.1414.16 100 18 ARD Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 5.310.817.920.13 133 WON Collingwood 3.55.85.1310.16 76 57 VIC Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A North Melbourne 1.63.129.1512.16 88 WON South Melbourne 4.37.67.118.18 66 22 VFL Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 4.110.315.619.10 124 WON Richmond 4.511.915.1016.15 111 13 MCG Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 6.18.615.818.11 119 LOST Carlton 6.313.814.1021.15 141 -22 ARD Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 3.39.1014.1417.19 121 WON Fitzroy 1.23.65.107.12 54 67 JUN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 2.64.158.2215.27 117 WON Melbourne 2.25.35.66.9 45 72 ARD Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A North Melbourne 2.68.1315.1924.21 165 WON Hawthorn 3.73.114.137.18 60 105 PRI Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H North Melbourne 8.711.918.1121.18 144 WON St. Kilda 1.33.66.79.11 65 79 VFL Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
QF A North Melbourne 3.26.516.718.13 121 WON Collingwood 4.87.178.239.28 82 39 MCG Sep 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2SF A North Melbourne 1.23.35.711.7 73 LOST Carlton 1.54.1111.1915.21 111 -38 VFL Sep 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A North Melbourne 2.75.1011.1113.17 95 LOST Collingwood 3.18.314.718.14 122 -27 VFL Sep 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1979 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
2 Alves, Stan 18 210 11.7 84 4.7 294 16.3 66 3.7 1 0.1     27 28 9 0.5 14 68
29 Baker, Phil 4 24 6.0 11 2.8 35 8.8 10 2.5 3 0.8     5 4 0 0.0 1 1
15 Blight, Malcolm 19 275 14.5 67 3.5 342 18.0 102 5.4 8 0.4     30 57 60 3.2 27 387
14 Bond, Shane 2 14 7.0 5 2.5 19 9.5 6 3.0 0 0.0     3 7 2 1.0 2 14
44 Boyse, Maurice 15 205 13.7 53 3.5 258 17.2 57 3.8 0 0.0     18 29 14 0.9 19 103
6 Briedis, Arnold 10 63 6.3 34 3.4 97 9.7 36 3.6 2 0.2     5 28 19 1.9 11 125
9 Bryant, Kevin 19 202 10.6 122 6.4 324 17.1 90 4.7 1 0.1     15 38 17 0.9 17 119
21 Byrne, John 6 92 15.3 64 10.7 156 26.0 20 3.3 1 0.2     6 22 9 1.5 4 58
3 Cassin, John 14 166 11.9 80 5.7 246 17.6 33 2.4 1 0.1     19 43 14 1.0 10 94
11 Cornes, Graham 5 41 8.2 21 4.2 62 12.4 20 4.0 2 0.4     5 12 10 2.0 12 72
8 Crosswell, Brent 10 93 9.3 40 4.0 133 13.3 44 4.4 2 0.2     17 44 13 1.3 17 95
24 Dempsey, Gary 25 276 11.0 163 6.5 439 17.6 245 9.8 587 23.5     64 64 14 0.6 14 98
23 Dench, David 13 132 10.2 66 5.1 198 15.2 43 3.3 0 0.0     26 18 4 0.3 5 29
1 Easton, Stephen 15 76 5.1 61 4.1 137 9.1 51 3.4 60 4.0     14 31 18 1.2 8 116
7 Ebert, Russell 25 362 14.5 172 6.9 534 21.4 101 4.0 6 0.2     34 43 15 0.6 17 107
4 Glendinning, Ross 21 265 12.6 107 5.1 372 17.7 147 7.0 47 2.2     33 81 59 2.8 31 385
18 Good, Kerry 8 53 6.6 16 2.0 69 8.6 23 2.9 0 0.0     9 7 17 2.1 10 112
27 Greig MBE, Keith 22 243 11.0 157 7.1 400 18.2 74 3.4 1 0.0     43 42 1 0.0 2 8
38 Gumbleton, Frank 1 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
34 Henshaw, Ross 15 150 10.0 100 6.7 250 16.7 56 3.7 0 0.0     30 23 0 0.0 1 1
36 Icke, Stephen 20 208 10.4 128 6.4 336 16.8 68 3.4 2 0.1     39 29 4 0.2 3 27
47 Jarrott, Alan 17 155 9.1 94 5.5 249 14.6 47 2.8 2 0.1     16 25 6 0.4 3 39
13 Law, John 24 265 11.0 81 3.4 346 14.4 59 2.5 2 0.1     37 41 0 0.0 1 1
16 McCann, Stephen 25 281 11.2 96 3.8 377 15.1 109 4.4 116 4.6     59 32 7 0.3 7 49
17 Melrose, Graham 22 312 14.2 178 8.1 490 22.3 77 3.5 1 0.0     38 56 18 0.8 34 142
12 Montgomery, Ken 5 53 10.6 26 5.2 79 15.8 10 2.0 1 0.2     13 6 0 0.0 0 0
26 Murphy, John 6 65 10.8 25 4.2 90 15.0 14 2.3 2 0.3     10 11 5 0.8 4 34
35 Nettlefold, Bill 14 163 11.6 89 6.4 252 18.0 24 1.7 1 0.1     28 28 7 0.5 9 51
22 Nolan, Mick 6 20 3.3 9 1.5 29 4.8 8 1.3 47 7.8     7 8 1 0.2 1 7
33 Payne, Glenn 6 49 8.2 22 3.7 71 11.8 12 2.0 0 0.0     6 8 5 0.8 4 34
37 Podolczak, Roger 7 45 6.4 10 1.4 55 7.9 9 1.3 0 0.0     4 9 6 0.9 5 41
38 Ramsay, Roy 9 93 10.3 55 6.1 148 16.4 38 4.2 0 0.0     10 5 0 0.0 0 0
48 Schimmelbusch, Daryl 7 73 10.4 36 5.1 109 15.6 19 2.7 0 0.0     19 18 3 0.4 3 21
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 25 377 15.1 129 5.2 506 20.2 138 5.5 0 0.0     56 52 24 1.0 31 175
19 Smith, Doug 2 15 7.5 3 1.5 18 9.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     3 5 0 0.0 0 0
5 Sutton, Darryl 25 256 10.2 76 3.0 332 13.3 87 3.5 0 0.0     55 41 14 0.6 14 98
25 Tanner, Xavier 13 171 13.2 50 3.8 221 17.0 32 2.5 2 0.2     20 25 15 1.2 11 101
Totals 500 5547 11.1 2530 5.1 8077 16.2 1980 4.0 898 1.8     824 1020 410 0.8 352 2812
 

Footnotes

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