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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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1988 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1988 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 1.64.87.1012.10 82 LOST Essendon 11.316.920.1125.14 164 -82 WIN Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 8.314.416.420.7 127 LOST Geelong 6.310.616.1121.16 142 -15 MCG Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 1.65.910.1211.16 82 LOST St. Kilda 7.010.213.417.6 108 -26 MOO Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H North Melbourne 4.311.615.819.11 125 WON Footscray 4.47.510.713.9 87 38 VFL Apr 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 3.27.812.1119.14 128 LOST Hawthorn 7.314.725.1431.19 205 -77 MCG Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H North Melbourne 3.47.1212.1517.21 123 WON West Coast 8.09.213.517.8 110 13 MCG May 6 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 4.36.813.1322.18 150 WON Richmond 5.39.610.611.7 73 77 MCG May 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A North Melbourne 3.08.211.319.7 121 LOST Carlton 4.811.1117.1719.20 134 -13 VFL May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 1.42.63.94.11 35 LOST Collingwood 3.34.87.1011.17 83 -48 VFL May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 4.45.1113.1318.16 124 LOST Fitzroy 8.114.416.924.13 157 -33 PRI Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A North Melbourne 5.410.814.1019.11 125 LOST Sydney 6.710.1315.2018.24 132 -7 SCG Jun 10 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 1.16.37.910.14 74 WON Melbourne 3.53.114.147.19 61 13 MCG Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H North Melbourne 3.59.1117.1322.19 151 WON Brisbane 5.49.511.513.7 85 66 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A North Melbourne 4.47.1110.1515.20 110 WON Fitzroy 1.32.57.710.11 71 39 VFL Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H North Melbourne 3.24.57.1014.10 94 LOST Essendon 6.411.816.1421.14 140 -46 MCG Jul 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 5.57.911.1012.14 86 LOST Footscray 3.04.87.1316.17 113 -27 MCG Jul 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 6.610.812.1213.14 92 DRAW Collingwood 2.08.29.514.8 92 0 VIC Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 4.69.713.1016.13 109 LOST Richmond 6.310.917.1121.14 140 -31 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A North Melbourne 5.59.712.1012.12 84 LOST West Coast 2.87.1211.1516.19 115 -31 SUB Aug 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 A North Melbourne 3.38.1114.1420.17 137 LOST Carlton 5.79.1315.1720.21 141 -4 PRI Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 5.09.312.816.17 113 WON Sydney 6.311.812.1114.17 101 12 MCG Aug 19 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 A North Melbourne 4.27.510.913.11 89 LOST Hawthorn 5.713.1022.1228.16 184 -95 PRI Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1988 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 10 99 9.9 35 3.5 134 13.4 23 2.3 1 0.1 16 1.6 12 12 1 0.1 0 6
33 Allison, Brett 22 238 10.8 117 5.3 355 16.1 51 2.3 0 0.0 27 1.2 21 29 21 1.0 10 136
17 Arceri, Mark 18 278 15.4 81 4.5 359 19.9 44 2.4 0 0.0 11 0.6 41 14 27 1.5 31 193
40 Bryce, Paul 14 104 7.4 38 2.7 142 10.1 51 3.6 6 0.4 8 0.6 18 16 8 0.6 10 58
14 Buckley, Ben 11 102 9.3 58 5.3 160 14.5 22 2.0 0 0.0 25 2.3 13 18 3 0.3 1 19
30 Chandler, Jeff 5 33 6.6 2 0.4 35 7.0 7 1.4 0 0.0 3 0.6 7 4 0 0.0 0 0
23 Clarkson, Alastair 19 230 12.1 99 5.2 329 17.3 102 5.4 0 0.0 12 0.6 34 32 34 1.8 23 227
27 Crocker, Darren 4 36 9.0 14 3.5 50 12.5 11 2.8 0 0.0 2 0.5 8 4 0 0.0 2 2
6 Fairley, Ian 14 137 9.8 38 2.7 175 12.5 64 4.6 6 0.4 10 0.7 17 11 12 0.9 14 86
29 German, Peter 22 348 15.8 143 6.5 491 22.3 83 3.8 0 0.0 26 1.2 22 36 25 1.1 20 170
26 Harris, Darren 15 109 7.3 26 1.7 135 9.0 52 3.5 63 4.2 10 0.7 16 20 13 0.9 14 92
38 Harris, Brenton 2 19 9.5 6 3.0 25 12.5 5 2.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 4 5 0 0.0 1 1
34 Hepburn, Mark 10 69 6.9 29 2.9 98 9.8 20 2.0 39 3.9 11 1.1 13 9 4 0.4 4 28
24 Hickey, Steve 2 10 5.0 7 3.5 17 8.5 1 0.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 0 7 1 0.5 0 6
2 Holt, John 1 8 8.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
48 Hughes, Kevin 1 6 6.0 9 9.0 15 15.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
45 Jonas, Peter 3 27 9.0 12 4.0 39 13.0 5 1.7 0 0.0 5 1.7 3 4 3 1.0 4 22
59 Kerr, Robert 3 23 7.7 2 0.7 25 8.3 6 2.0 0 0.0 4 1.3 5 5 0 0.0 0 0
8 Krakouer, Phil 21 215 10.2 143 6.8 358 17.0 69 3.3 0 0.0 17 0.8 27 13 27 1.3 19 181
3 Krakouer, Jim 19 257 13.5 126 6.6 383 20.2 42 2.2 1 0.1 35 1.8 27 14 35 1.8 18 228
9 Larkin, Matthew 19 247 13.0 203 10.7 450 23.7 41 2.2 1 0.1 36 1.9 24 31 15 0.8 8 98
13 Law, John 16 165 10.3 33 2.1 198 12.4 40 2.5 3 0.2 27 1.7 21 25 1 0.1 0 6
1 Lisle, Mark 2 9 4.5 4 2.0 13 6.5 7 3.5 4 2.0 0 0.0 2 3 0 0.0 1 1
43 Longmire, John 11 70 6.4 24 2.2 94 8.5 56 5.1 5 0.5 2 0.2 1 6 21 1.9 12 138
39 Love, Jason 12 127 10.6 45 3.8 172 14.3 47 3.9 0 0.0 13 1.1 13 18 24 2.0 16 160
55 MacKenzie, Brett 1 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
50 Martyn, Mick 21 205 9.8 51 2.4 256 12.2 55 2.6 7 0.3 24 1.1 33 32 1 0.0 0 6
16 McCann, Stephen 3 14 4.7 7 2.3 21 7.0 2 0.7 7 2.3 0 0.0 2 2 0 0.0 0 0
41 McCarthy, John 15 171 11.4 76 5.1 247 16.5 66 4.4 1 0.1 21 1.4 10 21 9 0.6 5 59
25 McDonald, Donald 13 106 8.2 36 2.8 142 10.9 40 3.1 31 2.4 15 1.2 10 22 7 0.5 4 46
19 McRae, Dean 22 209 9.5 67 3.0 276 12.5 46 2.1 0 0.0 23 1.0 22 35 8 0.4 4 52
4 Mossop, John 14 98 7.0 61 4.4 159 11.4 58 4.1 143 10.2 12 0.9 31 25 3 0.2 4 22
11 Murphy, Michael 3 18 6.0 8 2.7 26 8.7 6 2.0 1 0.3 4 1.3 3 7 0 0.0 0 0
49 O'Donoghue, Mark 2 12 6.0 0 0.0 12 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 2 2 2 1.0 0 12
42 Ogier, Darren 2 17 8.5 1 0.5 18 9.0 4 2.0 0 0.0 1 0.5 4 2 3 1.5 2 20
37 Passmore, Michael 3 19 6.3 7 2.3 26 8.7 3 1.0 0 0.0 4 1.3 3 5 0 0.0 0 0
12 Robertson, Rohan 4 30 7.5 5 1.3 35 8.8 5 1.3 0 0.0 5 1.3 0 6 1 0.3 2 8
52 Rock, Anthony 4 21 5.3 8 2.0 29 7.3 2 0.5 0 0.0 3 0.8 3 4 2 0.5 0 12
36 Romero, José 2 22 11.0 3 1.5 25 12.5 2 1.0 0 0.0 1 0.5 4 2 0 0.0 3 3
46 Schwass, Wayne 7 95 13.6 34 4.9 129 18.4 21 3.0 0 0.0 20 2.9 9 11 3 0.4 4 22
15 Smith, Ross 10 118 11.8 31 3.1 149 14.9 40 4.0 0 0.0 13 1.3 7 12 0 0.0 0 0
32 Smith, Shaun 9 59 6.6 25 2.8 84 9.3 22 2.4 3 0.3 12 1.3 11 9 5 0.6 7 37
31 Spargo, Paul 15 251 16.7 65 4.3 316 21.1 57 3.8 0 0.0 27 1.8 29 28 21 1.4 15 141
7 Steele, Darren 11 95 8.6 57 5.2 152 13.8 23 2.1 0 0.0 11 1.0 11 14 2 0.2 1 13
18 Stevenson, Jamie 3 15 5.0 4 1.3 19 6.3 4 1.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 2 3 1 0.3 0 6
Totals 440 4543 10.3 1844 4.2 6387 14.5 1309 3.0 322 0.7 509 1.2 547 581 343 0.8 259 2317
 

Footnotes

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