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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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1985 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1985 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 4.45.811.1215.13 103 LOST Collingwood 4.710.814.1121.15 141 -38 MCG Mar 29 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
2 A North Melbourne 8.29.312.416.12 108 LOST Footscray 1.19.514.1020.14 134 -26 VFL Apr 8 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 5.37.613.1422.15 147 WON Carlton 4.38.715.1022.13 145 2 PRI Apr 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 2.48.911.1416.15 111 WON St. Kilda 2.24.27.411.6 72 39 MCG Apr 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A North Melbourne 2.28.312.714.9 93 LOST Geelong 1.56.1410.1716.23 119 -26 KAR Apr 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A North Melbourne 5.113.616.1020.12 132 WON Melbourne 7.49.613.1020.11 131 1 MCG May 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H North Melbourne 4.59.817.1422.20 152 WON Essendon 5.48.513.714.9 93 59 VFL May 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 4.36.69.611.8 74 WON Sydney 0.31.63.76.10 46 28 MCG May 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 5.49.1116.1518.19 127 WON Richmond 4.37.713.916.15 111 16 MCG May 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 6.312.714.719.14 128 WON Fitzroy 5.18.514.1317.15 117 11 VIC Jun 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H North Melbourne 3.19.312.917.11 113 DRAW Hawthorn 7.311.713.917.11 113 0 MCG Jun 10 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A North Melbourne 4.37.911.1314.17 101 WON Collingwood 1.23.36.89.10 64 37 VIC Jun 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 2.83.126.199.21 75 LOST Footscray 4.38.89.811.11 77 -2 VFL Jun 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 1.46.78.1110.15 75 LOST Carlton 7.213.917.1622.19 151 -76 MCG Jun 28 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 2.86.913.1121.13 139 WON St. Kilda 1.35.67.711.9 75 64 VFL Jul 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 2.48.109.1212.19 91 LOST Geelong 3.27.512.1020.11 131 -40 MCG Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H North Melbourne 3.611.715.1117.12 114 WON Melbourne 3.16.611.816.14 110 4 MCG Jul 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A North Melbourne 2.22.46.78.14 62 LOST Essendon 9.218.821.1325.16 166 -104 WIN Aug 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 2.26.79.1014.15 99 WON Sydney 4.310.611.1412.22 94 5 SCG Aug 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 3.410.713.1616.20 116 WON Richmond 4.46.66.89.12 66 50 ARD Aug 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 6.812.1214.1617.22 124 WON Fitzroy 2.36.613.1117.14 116 8 MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A North Melbourne 2.45.69.814.11 95 LOST Hawthorn 8.713.1219.1523.21 159 -64 PRI Aug 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF A North Melbourne 2.36.312.520.6 126 WON Carlton 3.610.1014.1016.11 107 19 VFL Sep 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A North Melbourne 4.39.511.916.11 107 LOST Footscray 3.19.814.1619.23 137 -30 MCG Sep 15 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
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1985 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
48 Arceri, Mark 8 95 11.9 30 3.8 125 15.6 19 2.4 0 0.0     12 11 7 0.9 10 52
34 Berry, Bill 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 1 1.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
11 Collins, Jon 6 56 9.3 21 3.5 77 12.8 16 2.7 0 0.0     9 4 0 0.0 5 5
49 Crocker, Darren 13 111 8.5 62 4.8 173 13.3 49 3.8 4 0.3     14 22 8 0.6 6 54
28 Demetriou, Andrew 17 199 11.7 130 7.6 329 19.4 52 3.1 1 0.1     32 26 12 0.7 11 83
10 Dugdale, Dean 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
32 Dwyer, David 9 95 10.6 33 3.7 128 14.2 24 2.7 0 0.0     11 4 8 0.9 5 53
6 Fairley, Ian 5 34 6.8 10 2.0 44 8.8 13 2.6 1 0.2     2 4 4 0.8 2 26
21 Furey, Tony 10 56 5.6 37 3.7 93 9.3 27 2.7 0 0.0     12 17 6 0.6 7 43
29 German, Peter 17 286 16.8 103 6.1 389 22.9 79 4.6 0 0.0     30 33 24 1.4 29 173
4 Glendinning, Ross 22 242 11.0 121 5.5 363 16.5 160 7.3 16 0.7     34 48 32 1.5 18 210
27 Greig MBE, Keith 21 244 11.6 63 3.0 307 14.6 80 3.8 1 0.0     32 13 2 0.1 0 12
23 Harrington, Tim 8 51 6.4 35 4.4 86 10.8 14 1.8 2 0.3     12 20 1 0.1 0 6
24 Hickey, Steve 13 55 4.2 23 1.8 78 6.0 13 1.0 0 0.0     14 17 0 0.0 2 2
17 Hodgeman, Kym 17 239 14.1 85 5.0 324 19.1 70 4.1 0 0.0     25 45 18 1.1 19 127
2 Holt, John 21 266 12.7 77 3.7 343 16.3 69 3.3 0 0.0     49 30 17 0.8 20 122
45 Jonas, Peter 24 229 9.5 142 5.9 371 15.5 91 3.8 7 0.3     29 65 31 1.3 19 205
14 Kelly, Phil 1 6 6.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     1 2 1 1.0 0 6
47 Koop, Doug 2 14 7.0 6 3.0 20 10.0 1 0.5 0 0.0     2 3 2 1.0 0 12
8 Krakouer, Phil 22 238 10.8 101 4.6 339 15.4 90 4.1 0 0.0     41 27 35 1.6 20 230
3 Krakouer, Jim 18 260 14.4 123 6.8 383 21.3 69 3.8 0 0.0     36 36 29 1.6 24 198
9 Larkin, Matthew 23 343 14.9 187 8.1 530 23.0 66 2.9 1 0.0     48 44 32 1.4 16 208
13 Law, John 23 277 12.0 57 2.5 334 14.5 78 3.4 0 0.0     29 40 1 0.0 0 6
26 Lewis, Rod 1 4 4.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 2 2.0     0 2 1 1.0 2 8
1 Lisle, Mark 15 95 6.3 62 4.1 157 10.5 53 3.5 165 11.0     32 22 1 0.1 0 6
16 McCann, Stephen 21 166 7.9 67 3.2 233 11.1 81 3.9 99 4.7     32 18 30 1.4 5 185
25 McDonald, Donald 21 185 8.8 91 4.3 276 13.1 107 5.1 72 3.4     29 51 24 1.1 28 172
31 McGuire, Kevin 5 22 4.4 9 1.8 31 6.2 9 1.8 0 0.0     5 2 1 0.2 0 6
35 Norman, Rick 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
37 Passmore, Michael 19 152 8.0 63 3.3 215 11.3 25 1.3 0 0.0     41 14 0 0.0 1 1
30 Ramsay, Roy 19 195 10.3 69 3.6 264 13.9 49 2.6 0 0.0     31 8 3 0.2 4 22
33 Robertson, Shane 4 37 9.3 5 1.3 42 10.5 5 1.3 0 0.0     5 6 1 0.3 0 6
12 Robertson, Rohan 3 37 12.3 3 1.0 40 13.3 5 1.7 0 0.0     2 8 0 0.0 0 0
40 Ryan, Brendan 11 72 6.5 27 2.5 99 9.0 46 4.2 11 1.0     11 7 15 1.4 9 99
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 15 216 14.4 71 4.7 287 19.1 65 4.3 0 0.0     36 25 20 1.3 16 136
15 Smith, Ross 21 227 10.8 76 3.6 303 14.4 56 2.7 0 0.0     32 28 6 0.3 3 39
5 Smith, Peter 8 52 6.5 15 1.9 67 8.4 16 2.0 0 0.0     9 11 0 0.0 0 0
56 Spargo, Paul 1 7 7.0 3 3.0 10 10.0 4 4.0 0 0.0     2 0 1 1.0 2 8
7 Steele, Darren 10 98 9.8 63 6.3 161 16.1 32 3.2 0 0.0     10 9 5 0.5 4 34
53 Stevenson, Jamie 3 11 3.7 5 1.7 16 5.3 4 1.3 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 480 4976 10.4 2082 4.3 7058 14.7 1643 3.4 383 0.8     753 723 378 0.8 287 2555
 

Footnotes

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