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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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1987 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1987 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H North Melbourne 3.56.910.1315.14 104 LOST Brisbane 4.610.1115.1719.23 137 -33 MCG Mar 27 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 3.55.1010.1213.14 92 WON Melbourne 3.45.116.147.17 59 33 MCG Apr 3 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 1.46.86.107.13 55 LOST Fitzroy 7.28.314.820.9 129 -74 VFL Apr 10 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 4.610.1416.1619.22 136 WON Geelong 4.69.713.1118.19 127 9 KAR Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 7.68.914.1218.19 127 WON St. Kilda 4.28.511.1016.14 110 17 MCG Apr 24 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
6 A North Melbourne 2.67.811.913.10 88 LOST West Coast 3.310.717.1224.18 162 -74 SUB May 3 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 5.19.212.519.8 122 WON Footscray 4.29.610.913.10 88 34 WES May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 3.44.66.910.11 71 LOST Carlton 5.49.1011.1415.15 105 -34 MCG May 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A North Melbourne 5.511.914.1617.26 128 WON Richmond 3.56.89.1213.16 94 34 MCG May 22 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 2.47.516.623.7 145 WON Sydney 3.69.1015.1320.16 136 9 SCG May 31 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 H North Melbourne 7.210.511.614.7 91 LOST Hawthorn 1.18.513.717.11 113 -22 VFL Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 4.37.59.715.10 100 WON Essendon 2.06.37.89.10 64 36 MCG Jun 12 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 4.35.510.810.12 72 WON Collingwood 0.02.42.52.6 18 54 VFL Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 5.314.517.1023.13 151 WON Brisbane 4.39.511.817.11 113 38 CRR Jun 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 4.79.1111.1316.16 112 WON Melbourne 4.78.1211.1715.20 110 2 MCG Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 4.111.519.1323.18 156 WON Fitzroy 7.511.714.819.9 123 33 MCG Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H North Melbourne 1.52.93.1011.13 79 LOST Geelong 5.211.621.1027.14 176 -97 MCG Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A North Melbourne 3.27.77.911.15 81 LOST St. Kilda 4.59.814.1315.16 106 -25 MOO Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 3.49.917.1018.12 120 WON West Coast 3.46.67.1215.19 109 11 WAC Aug 7 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
20 H North Melbourne 5.48.813.1318.17 125 DRAW Footscray 4.58.1112.1618.17 125 0 MCG Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 3.66.711.918.14 122 WON Richmond 0.56.97.1711.18 84 38 MCG Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A North Melbourne 3.38.413.619.11 125 LOST Carlton 3.55.615.820.9 129 -4 VFL Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF A North Melbourne 3.24.44.85.10 40 LOST Melbourne 3.69.1116.1622.26 158 -118 MCG Sep 6 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
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1987 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
10 Ackerly, David 15 135 9.0 52 3.5 187 12.5 31 2.1 0 0.0 15 1.0 26 18 1 0.1 2 8
33 Allison, Brett 5 30 6.0 18 3.6 48 9.6 7 1.4 0 0.0 5 1.0 5 3 0 0.0 3 3
17 Arceri, Mark 9 138 15.3 49 5.4 187 20.8 26 2.9 0 0.0 13 1.4 19 8 12 1.3 14 86
40 Bryce, Paul 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0.0 1 1
22 Ceglar, David 2 7 3.5 10 5.0 17 8.5 6 3.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 2 1 1 0.5 0 6
46 Chandler, Jeff 5 47 9.4 21 4.2 68 13.6 13 2.6 0 0.0 11 2.2 10 1 2 0.4 3 15
57 Clarkson, Alastair 8 67 8.4 34 4.3 101 12.6 15 1.9 1 0.1 4 0.5 6 5 7 0.9 8 50
27 Crocker, Darren 15 177 11.8 74 4.9 251 16.7 59 3.9 0 0.0 29 1.9 27 29 11 0.7 5 71
28 Demetriou, Andrew 16 173 10.8 108 6.8 281 17.6 38 2.4 0 0.0 19 1.2 24 25 6 0.4 7 43
5 Dwyer, David 10 102 10.2 55 5.5 157 15.7 23 2.3 0 0.0 8 0.8 18 5 8 0.8 3 51
6 Fairley, Ian 21 184 8.8 60 2.9 244 11.6 95 4.5 8 0.4 14 0.7 13 16 26 1.2 13 169
29 German, Peter 22 360 16.4 133 6.0 493 22.4 81 3.7 0 0.0 26 1.2 39 46 21 1.0 19 145
26 Harris, Darren 15 123 8.2 46 3.1 169 11.3 54 3.6 4 0.3 17 1.1 26 25 4 0.3 9 33
34 Hepburn, Mark 6 54 9.0 21 3.5 75 12.5 22 3.7 3 0.5 6 1.0 9 12 10 1.7 5 65
24 Hickey, Steve 7 52 7.4 26 3.7 78 11.1 9 1.3 1 0.1 11 1.6 7 12 0 0.0 4 4
44 Holmes, Dale 3 16 5.3 19 6.3 35 11.7 1 0.3 0 0.0 3 1.0 5 2 0 0.0 0 0
2 Holt, John 7 80 11.4 27 3.9 107 15.3 22 3.1 0 0.0 8 1.1 10 7 8 1.1 11 59
45 Jonas, Peter 7 53 7.6 52 7.4 105 15.0 17 2.4 4 0.6 12 1.7 6 12 11 1.6 8 74
59 Kerr, Robert 3 27 9.0 9 3.0 36 12.0 10 3.3 0 0.0 3 1.0 3 4 0 0.0 1 1
8 Krakouer, Phil 21 215 10.2 107 5.1 322 15.3 71 3.4 0 0.0 15 0.7 23 18 43 2.0 31 289
3 Krakouer, Jim 20 270 13.5 148 7.4 418 20.9 48 2.4 2 0.1 50 2.5 32 25 31 1.6 17 203
9 Larkin, Matthew 22 291 13.2 234 10.6 525 23.9 58 2.6 0 0.0 37 1.7 28 38 20 0.9 26 146
13 Law, John 23 239 10.4 63 2.7 302 13.1 51 2.2 2 0.1 23 1.0 34 31 2 0.1 3 15
1 Lisle, Mark 2 7 3.5 2 1.0 9 4.5 4 2.0 8 4.0 0 0.0 3 1 1 0.5 0 6
39 Love, Jason 12 102 8.5 45 3.8 147 12.3 32 2.7 0 0.0 7 0.6 10 11 20 1.7 13 133
16 McCann, Stephen 21 153 7.3 53 2.5 206 9.8 88 4.2 41 2.0 13 0.6 19 17 30 1.4 17 197
25 McDonald, Donald 20 105 5.3 109 5.5 214 10.7 58 2.9 28 1.4 18 0.9 21 36 12 0.6 6 78
19 McRae, Dean 12 92 7.7 33 2.8 125 10.4 14 1.2 0 0.0 12 1.0 9 19 7 0.6 8 50
4 Mossop, John 23 168 7.3 100 4.3 268 11.7 84 3.7 242 10.5 22 1.0 47 38 12 0.5 3 75
37 Passmore, Michael 8 23 2.9 22 2.8 45 5.6 10 1.3 0 0.0 9 1.1 6 8 0 0.0 0 0
12 Robertson, Rohan 8 113 14.1 31 3.9 144 18.0 8 1.0 0 0.0 10 1.3 8 10 4 0.5 1 25
20 Schimmelbusch, Wayne 10 130 13.0 52 5.2 182 18.2 31 3.1 0 0.0 14 1.4 14 19 6 0.6 3 39
51 Sholl, Craig 4 26 6.5 13 3.3 39 9.8 8 2.0 0 0.0 4 1.0 5 4 0 0.0 1 1
32 Smith, Shaun 14 74 5.3 75 5.4 149 10.6 60 4.3 0 0.0 16 1.1 11 23 12 0.9 9 81
15 Smith, Ross 22 285 13.0 52 2.4 337 15.3 74 3.4 0 0.0 30 1.4 20 22 3 0.1 5 23
31 Spargo, Paul 13 144 11.1 46 3.5 190 14.6 33 2.5 0 0.0 11 0.8 19 24 13 1.0 4 82
7 Steele, Darren 21 274 13.0 116 5.5 390 18.6 62 3.0 0 0.0 14 0.7 33 30 6 0.3 9 45
43 Stevenson, Jamie 7 33 4.7 11 1.6 44 6.3 15 2.1 0 0.0 6 0.9 2 12 5 0.7 3 33
Totals 460 4571 9.9 2127 4.6 6698 14.6 1339 2.9 346 0.8 515 1.1 599 619 355 0.8 275 2405
 

Footnotes

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