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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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1980 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1980 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 5.39.713.1015.10 100 WON Essendon 3.27.68.912.15 87 13 WIN Mar 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 1.52.65.117.14 56 LOST Collingwood 3.45.125.167.19 61 -5 ARD Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 3.88.1214.2021.22 148 WON Fitzroy 5.17.108.1214.18 102 46 JUN Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 4.56.67.710.9 69 LOST Geelong 3.38.69.916.10 106 -37 ARD Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 3.512.1414.1726.21 177 WON Footscray 5.15.26.48.7 55 122 SCG Apr 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 3.57.714.1118.11 119 WON Carlton 0.36.46.812.15 87 32 ARD May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 8.513.917.1524.15 159 WON Melbourne 2.24.57.910.12 72 87 VFL May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 6.29.411.1415.19 109 WON South Melbourne 5.28.611.816.10 106 3 ARD May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 5.16.613.614.9 93 WON Hawthorn 5.47.68.813.10 88 5 VFL May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 4.77.1310.1513.20 98 LOST Richmond 6.49.713.1015.15 105 -7 MCG May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 2.210.718.925.13 163 WON St. Kilda 5.28.310.712.8 80 83 MOO Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 2.36.613.815.11 101 WON Essendon 4.44.46.810.12 72 29 ARD Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 1.14.88.1213.15 93 LOST Collingwood 6.611.1214.1620.19 139 -46 VFL Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 3.24.34.34.3 27 LOST Geelong 1.35.611.613.6 84 -57 KAR Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 5.79.1111.1715.19 109 WON Footscray 2.04.24.57.8 50 59 ARD Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 5.49.813.1217.13 115 WON Fitzroy 4.27.410.613.8 86 29 VFL Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 4.35.810.1020.13 133 WON Carlton 5.46.813.1314.17 101 32 PRI Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 3.26.49.1012.15 87 WON Melbourne 2.52.86.147.15 57 30 ARD Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 3.25.38.611.7 73 LOST South Melbourne 3.46.78.1112.13 85 -12 LAK Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A North Melbourne 3.67.916.1420.15 135 WON Hawthorn 2.45.77.911.13 79 56 VFL Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 4.56.710.1114.14 98 LOST Richmond 2.38.1012.1615.19 109 -11 ARD Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H North Melbourne 4.54.69.1611.17 83 DRAW St. Kilda 2.15.57.712.11 83 0 ARD Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF A North Melbourne 2.25.511.614.12 96 LOST Collingwood 2.85.1211.1714.20 104 -8 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1980 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 20 282 14.1 90 4.5 372 18.6 87 4.4 4 0.2     27 54 44 2.2 29 293
14 Bond, Shane 7 77 11.0 24 3.4 101 14.4 10 1.4 0 0.0     13 6 6 0.9 1 37
10 Boyse, Maurice 12 124 10.3 30 2.5 154 12.8 36 3.0 0 0.0     10 16 17 1.4 18 120
6 Briedis, Arnold 22 217 9.9 86 3.9 303 13.8 102 4.6 1 0.0     30 68 53 2.4 27 345
9 Bryant, Kevin 1 11 11.0 6 6.0 17 17.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     3 0 0 0.0 0 0
21 Byrne, John 15 183 12.2 104 6.9 287 19.1 33 2.2 1 0.1     19 33 16 1.1 8 104
3 Cassin, John 17 171 10.1 91 5.4 262 15.4 32 1.9 0 0.0     22 39 8 0.5 13 61
24 Dempsey, Gary 23 263 11.4 181 7.9 444 19.3 232 10.1 554 24.1     53 50 15 0.7 10 100
23 Dench, David 9 84 9.3 54 6.0 138 15.3 33 3.7 2 0.2     35 13 0 0.0 2 2
1 Easton, Stephen 2 1 0.5 1 0.5 2 1.0 1 0.5 2 1.0     0 2 1 0.5 0 6
4 Glendinning, Ross 20 255 12.8 117 5.9 372 18.6 97 4.9 12 0.6     39 40 10 0.5 5 65
7 Good, Kerry 19 150 7.9 21 1.1 171 9.0 63 3.3 2 0.1     30 39 38 2.0 26 254
27 Greig MBE, Keith 22 322 14.6 145 6.6 467 21.2 90 4.1 1 0.0     41 39 4 0.2 5 29
34 Henshaw, Ross 11 103 9.4 60 5.5 163 14.8 33 3.0 0 0.0     16 25 0 0.0 0 0
2 Huppatz, Ray 7 67 9.6 39 5.6 106 15.1 9 1.3 0 0.0     15 21 5 0.7 5 35
36 Icke, Stephen 22 231 10.5 168 7.6 399 18.1 76 3.5 1 0.0     49 33 3 0.1 5 23
47 Jarrott, Alan 22 207 9.4 163 7.4 370 16.8 59 2.7 2 0.1     25 28 7 0.3 6 48
13 Law, John 13 115 8.8 48 3.7 163 12.5 29 2.2 1 0.1     24 12 0 0.0 0 0
16 McCann, Stephen 21 235 11.2 74 3.5 309 14.7 94 4.5 149 7.1     39 57 20 1.0 21 141
12 Montgomery, Ken 12 140 11.7 52 4.3 192 16.0 34 2.8 1 0.1     16 10 0 0.0 0 0
40 Murphy, Danny 1 3 3.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
26 Murphy, John 3 19 6.3 11 3.7 30 10.0 4 1.3 0 0.0     3 3 3 1.0 2 20
22 Nolan, Mick 3 13 4.3 16 5.3 29 9.7 7 2.3 26 8.7     4 3 0 0.0 0 0
33 Payne, Glenn 3 14 4.7 6 2.0 20 6.7 2 0.7 0 0.0     0 3 0 0.0 1 1
37 Podolczak, Roger 6 43 7.2 13 2.2 56 9.3 14 2.3 0 0.0     4 11 6 1.0 8 44
8 Ramsay, Roy 9 120 13.3 40 4.4 160 17.8 31 3.4 1 0.1     21 15 0 0.0 0 0
30 Reeves, Michael 10 64 6.4 44 4.4 108 10.8 26 2.6 7 0.7     4 14 16 1.6 5 101
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 23 349 15.2 124 5.4 473 20.6 101 4.4 1 0.0     55 40 7 0.3 17 59
11 Schimmelbusch, Daryl 21 241 11.5 169 8.0 410 19.5 44 2.1 0 0.0     46 43 7 0.3 9 51
19 Smith, Doug 14 70 5.0 20 1.4 90 6.4 20 1.4 2 0.1     13 18 3 0.2 2 20
5 Sutton, Darryl 20 191 9.6 77 3.9 268 13.4 78 3.9 2 0.1     31 26 21 1.1 5 131
25 Tanner, Xavier 18 193 10.7 95 5.3 288 16.0 38 2.1 0 0.0     27 28 22 1.2 17 149
18 Turco, Mario 2 11 5.5 10 5.0 21 10.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 3 1 0.5 3 9
28 Wilson, Brian 21 262 12.5 168 8.0 430 20.5 69 3.3 4 0.2     45 62 12 0.6 12 84
32 Wright, Rodney 9 93 10.3 19 2.1 112 12.4 21 2.3 0 0.0     14 12 9 1.0 5 59
Totals 460 4924 10.7 2368 5.1 7292 15.9 1611 3.5 776 1.7     776 867 354 0.8 268 2392
 

Footnotes

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