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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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1982 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1982 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 4.59.913.1215.14 104 LOST Richmond 4.17.510.918.14 122 -18 MCG Mar 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 7.311.321.1024.13 157 WON Sydney 4.48.119.1516.21 117 40 ARD Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 3.48.814.925.14 164 WON Fitzroy 2.37.812.1214.16 100 64 JUN Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 1.107.159.1714.24 108 WON Essendon 1.34.58.1512.19 91 17 WIN Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 4.57.1413.1619.22 136 WON Collingwood 5.27.514.1118.11 119 17 ARD Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 2.39.69.915.11 101 LOST Hawthorn 4.68.1215.1519.21 135 -34 VFL May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 7.517.825.1028.12 180 WON Melbourne 4.07.416.622.11 143 37 MCG May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 8.112.615.1223.18 156 WON St. Kilda 2.12.92.126.16 52 104 ARD May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 2.45.77.79.9 63 LOST Geelong 6.38.713.1515.19 109 -46 VFL May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 4.411.1019.1423.20 158 WON Footscray 3.35.59.815.10 100 58 WES May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H North Melbourne 6.58.1111.1613.18 96 LOST Carlton 3.36.89.1115.15 105 -9 ARD Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 3.17.613.1016.15 111 WON Sydney 5.58.611.1115.15 105 6 SCG Jun 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 3.15.213.713.10 88 WON Fitzroy 2.17.810.1111.21 87 1 ARD Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 5.27.511.1014.13 97 LOST Essendon 4.310.712.915.15 105 -8 MCG Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 3.34.911.1016.13 109 WON Collingwood 4.37.410.713.11 89 20 VFL Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A North Melbourne 2.46.811.1415.22 112 LOST Hawthorn 13.320.727.1132.14 206 -94 PRI Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H North Melbourne 3.212.518.1022.14 146 WON Melbourne 3.66.1014.1416.17 113 33 ARD Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A North Melbourne 5.412.819.1122.18 150 WON St. Kilda 4.46.711.1014.12 96 54 MOO Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H North Melbourne 2.57.1014.1422.18 150 WON Geelong 4.36.78.1311.16 82 68 ARD Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 6.411.916.1117.16 118 WON Footscray 6.38.711.816.8 104 14 VFL Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A North Melbourne 2.17.39.617.8 110 LOST Carlton 5.514.1320.1726.24 180 -70 PRI Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H North Melbourne 2.16.79.1011.13 79 LOST Richmond 3.04.111.715.8 98 -19 ARD Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF A North Melbourne 6.38.714.1019.14 128 WON Essendon 1.34.1010.1516.19 115 13 VFL Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A North Melbourne 6.212.214.418.6 114 LOST Hawthorn 4.410.816.1624.22 166 -52 MCG Sep 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1982 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
12 Abernethy, Bruce 23 335 14.6 91 4.0 426 18.5 74 3.2 5 0.2     45 47 11 0.5 12 78
36 Atkins, Graeme 19 158 8.3 107 5.6 265 13.9 17 0.9 1 0.1     11 25 12 0.6 12 84
15 Blight, Malcolm 20 233 11.7 43 2.2 276 13.8 112 5.6 1 0.1     32 69 103 5.2 66 684
6 Briedis, Arnold 14 96 6.9 45 3.2 141 10.1 39 2.8 0 0.0     27 30 14 1.0 9 93
9 Bryant, Kevin 17 94 5.5 81 4.8 175 10.3 34 2.0 1 0.1     23 31 0 0.0 0 0
21 Byrne, John 2 18 9.0 8 4.0 26 13.0 5 2.5 0 0.0     2 1 2 1.0 1 13
22 Carman, Phil 13 90 6.9 43 3.3 133 10.2 49 3.8 21 1.6     18 49 27 2.1 16 178
28 Demetriou, Andrew 8 80 10.0 38 4.8 118 14.8 13 1.6 0 0.0     20 11 3 0.4 2 20
24 Dempsey, Gary 24 248 10.3 163 6.8 411 17.1 175 7.3 952 39.7     93 64 1 0.0 2 8
23 Dench, David 23 211 9.2 102 4.4 313 13.6 64 2.8 2 0.1     59 32 2 0.1 1 13
44 Dugdale, Dean 13 66 5.1 39 3.0 105 8.1 19 1.5 1 0.1     12 15 9 0.7 6 60
19 Dugdale, Glenn 5 17 3.4 10 2.0 27 5.4 4 0.8 4 0.8     4 7 0 0.0 1 1
4 Glendinning, Ross 24 347 14.5 133 5.5 480 20.0 143 6.0 14 0.6     51 41 11 0.5 3 69
7 Good, Kerry 14 92 6.6 23 1.6 115 8.2 43 3.1 7 0.5     28 33 25 1.8 28 178
27 Greig MBE, Keith 20 278 13.9 115 5.8 393 19.7 65 3.3 1 0.1     35 17 3 0.2 2 20
26 Henderson, Darryl 1 8 8.0 3 3.0 11 11.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 3 0 0.0 0 0
34 Henshaw, Ross 9 48 5.3 48 5.3 96 10.7 14 1.6 0 0.0     11 9 0 0.0 0 0
17 Hodgeman, Kym 15 182 12.1 117 7.8 299 19.9 41 2.7 0 0.0     36 28 23 1.5 17 155
11 Holden, Craig 17 162 9.5 65 3.8 227 13.4 43 2.5 2 0.1     29 20 0 0.0 0 0
37 Holt, John 15 87 5.8 39 2.6 126 8.4 19 1.3 0 0.0     15 32 23 1.5 7 145
14 Kelly, Phil 16 189 11.8 112 7.0 301 18.8 53 3.3 0 0.0     32 27 12 0.8 7 79
8 Krakouer, Phil 22 251 11.4 174 7.9 425 19.3 67 3.0 3 0.1     45 38 31 1.4 23 209
3 Krakouer, Jim 15 151 10.1 95 6.3 246 16.4 26 1.7 1 0.1     13 21 27 1.8 15 177
13 Law, John 22 205 9.3 79 3.6 284 12.9 54 2.5 2 0.1     23 31 1 0.0 0 6
16 McCann, Stephen 22 213 9.7 68 3.1 281 12.8 85 3.9 76 3.5     43 41 19 0.9 16 130
43 McDonald, Donald 8 49 6.1 19 2.4 68 8.5 19 2.4 3 0.4     9 14 5 0.6 8 38
31 McGuire, Kevin 2 16 8.0 6 3.0 22 11.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
40 Nimmo, Brad 6 45 7.5 21 3.5 66 11.0 14 2.3 0 0.0     16 6 0 0.0 0 0
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 22 365 16.6 116 5.3 481 21.9 78 3.5 0 0.0     43 43 37 1.7 30 252
39 Smith, Peter 1 9 9.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
5 Smith, Doug 17 143 8.4 41 2.4 184 10.8 50 2.9 4 0.2     27 35 5 0.3 4 34
2 Spencer, Peter 5 51 10.2 19 3.8 70 14.0 7 1.4 0 0.0     2 1 6 1.2 4 40
25 Tanner, Xavier 17 160 9.4 70 4.1 230 13.5 40 2.4 3 0.2     17 25 9 0.5 8 62
35 Turco, Mario 7 63 9.0 39 5.6 102 14.6 10 1.4 0 0.0     7 9 8 1.1 10 58
32 Wright, Rodney 2 18 9.0 13 6.5 31 15.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     4 5 1 0.5 2 8
Totals 480 4778 10.0 2185 4.6 6963 14.5 1486 3.1 1104 2.3     834 863 430 0.9 312 2892
 

Footnotes

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