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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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1996 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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North Melbourne's 1996 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A North Melbourne 5.46.1210.1515.19 109 WON St. Kilda 3.45.811.1012.13 85 24 WAV Mar 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H North Melbourne 7.515.720.926.12 168 WON Footscray 1.01.54.65.7 37 131 MCG Apr 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A North Melbourne 6.313.818.1622.21 153 WON Hawthorn 2.24.57.612.8 80 73 WAV Apr 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A North Melbourne 5.19.414.714.11 95 LOST Brisbane 3.38.614.1218.17 125 -30 GAB Apr 19 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
5 H North Melbourne 6.39.615.1023.14 152 WON Adelaide 7.111.515.817.11 113 39 MCG Apr 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A North Melbourne 5.38.812.1215.14 104 WON Geelong 5.18.811.1113.15 93 11 MCG May 3 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
7 A North Melbourne 0.62.75.127.16 58 LOST West Coast 4.19.815.1019.11 125 -67 SUB May 12 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 H North Melbourne 4.48.1014.1920.24 144 WON Richmond 5.06.29.314.5 89 55 MCG May 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H North Melbourne 8.412.919.1625.20 170 WON Fitzroy 3.54.87.109.11 65 105 MCG May 24 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
10 A North Melbourne 0.35.118.1712.17 89 WON Footscray 1.15.37.510.9 69 20 MCG Jun 7 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
11 H North Melbourne 4.55.68.1010.13 73 LOST Sydney 2.18.418.624.8 152 -79 PRI Jun 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H North Melbourne 6.39.811.916.11 107 WON Essendon 4.27.48.1014.11 95 12 MCG Jun 23 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 A North Melbourne 1.44.97.199.20 74 WON Fremantle 3.56.67.78.10 58 16 WAC Jun 29 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
14 H North Melbourne 4.59.715.1221.18 144 WON Carlton 4.27.48.813.11 89 55 MCG Jul 5 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
15 A North Melbourne 5.17.712.812.11 83 LOST Collingwood 4.77.815.1122.12 144 -61 MCG Jul 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H North Melbourne 3.510.812.1317.16 118 WON St. Kilda 3.14.24.54.5 29 89 MCG Jul 19 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
17 A North Melbourne 7.313.920.1228.15 183 WON Melbourne 4.26.37.311.4 70 113 MCG Jul 26 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
18 H North Melbourne 4.58.615.1019.16 130 WON Hawthorn 5.29.412.615.9 99 31 MCG Aug 2 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
19 H North Melbourne 2.43.56.88.11 59 LOST Brisbane 2.25.57.711.11 77 -18 PRI Aug 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 A North Melbourne 4.28.59.910.16 76 WON Adelaide 5.16.510.710.10 70 6 FBP Aug 17 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
21 H North Melbourne 2.56.810.1014.12 96 LOST Geelong 3.28.313.816.13 109 -13 MCG Aug 23 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
22 A North Melbourne 6.58.1012.1321.15 141 WON Richmond 3.27.912.1116.13 109 32 MCG Sep 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3QF A North Melbourne 6.58.1014.1419.17 131 WON Geelong 2.25.66.99.17 71 60 MCG Sep 8 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
1PF H North Melbourne 8.311.716.917.12 114 WON Brisbane 3.13.57.811.10 76 38 MCG Sep 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H North Melbourne 3.28.712.1419.17 131 WON Sydney 6.28.59.713.10 88 43 MCG Sep 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1996 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Allison, Brett 13 104 8.0 59 4.5 163 12.5 25 1.9 1 0.1 12 0.9 5 6 23 1.8 15 153
5 Anderson, Stuart 22 177 8.0 121 5.5 298 13.5 45 2.0 0 0.0 21 1.0 21 14 11 0.5 12 78
11 Archer, Glenn 24 226 9.4 107 4.5 333 13.9 98 4.1 4 0.2 42 1.8 23 22 24 1.0 11 155
14 Armstrong, Matthew 18 151 8.4 93 5.2 244 13.6 32 1.8 0 0.0 27 1.5 9 15 5 0.3 6 36
26 Bell, Peter 23 187 8.1 128 5.6 315 13.7 36 1.6 0 0.0 21 0.9 16 18 23 1.0 11 149
12 Blakey, John 24 225 9.4 129 5.4 354 14.8 74 3.1 3 0.1 33 1.4 14 29 9 0.4 12 66
16 Capuano, Mathew 18 81 4.5 62 3.4 143 7.9 41 2.3 81 4.5 1 0.1 15 13 6 0.3 0 36
18 Carey, Wayne 25 332 13.3 154 6.2 486 19.4 200 8.0 10 0.4 31 1.2 27 36 82 3.3 55 547
27 Crocker, Darren 15 94 6.3 29 1.9 123 8.2 42 2.8 2 0.1 15 1.0 8 8 20 1.3 15 135
25 Daniltchenko, Jason 13 65 5.0 44 3.4 109 8.4 25 1.9 4 0.3 25 1.9 8 8 16 1.2 11 107
28 Dwyer, Anthony 3 14 4.7 7 2.3 21 7.0 2 0.7 0 0.0 2 0.7 3 1 1 0.3 1 7
6 Fairley, Ian 24 162 6.8 69 2.9 231 9.6 68 2.8 3 0.1 12 0.5 20 12 1 0.0 0 6
17 Freeborn, Glenn 19 129 6.8 92 4.8 221 11.6 35 1.8 0 0.0 31 1.6 10 13 13 0.7 14 92
39 Gorman, Glenn 2 9 4.5 2 1.0 11 5.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 2 0 0.0 0 0
29 Harvey, Brent 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
34 King, David 25 280 11.2 115 4.6 395 15.8 79 3.2 0 0.0 31 1.2 28 20 5 0.2 2 32
7 Laidley, Dani 24 240 10.0 130 5.4 370 15.4 64 2.7 0 0.0 29 1.2 31 21 2 0.1 1 13
41 Lissenden, Eric 2 6 3.0 1 0.5 7 3.5 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0 1 0.5 2 8
4 Martyn, Mick 25 155 6.2 111 4.4 266 10.6 67 2.7 5 0.2 14 0.6 34 19 1 0.0 1 7
19 McFarlane, Sam 2 7 3.5 5 2.5 12 6.0 1 0.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
31 McKernan, Corey 24 312 13.0 111 4.6 423 17.6 154 6.4 284 11.8 17 0.7 55 45 33 1.4 30 228
13 Nichols, Trent 2 10 5.0 6 3.0 16 8.0 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 3 0 0.0 0 0
21 Plain, Bradley 1 5 5.0 4 4.0 9 9.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 1 0 1 1.0 0 6
20 Reynolds, Keenan 3 18 6.0 5 1.7 23 7.7 5 1.7 5 1.7 3 1.0 1 3 0 0.0 1 1
22 Roberts, Mark 22 227 10.3 110 5.0 337 15.3 72 3.3 25 1.1 32 1.5 21 16 25 1.1 20 170
3 Rock, Anthony 25 368 14.7 159 6.4 527 21.1 95 3.8 0 0.0 43 1.7 35 25 23 0.9 24 162
2 Schwass, Wayne 17 214 12.6 89 5.2 303 17.8 46 2.7 5 0.3 33 1.9 14 23 3 0.2 5 23
8 Scott, Robert 24 219 9.1 132 5.5 351 14.6 47 2.0 1 0.0 50 2.1 18 28 13 0.5 9 87
24 Sholl, Craig 23 223 9.7 109 4.7 332 14.4 84 3.7 5 0.2 48 2.1 25 18 35 1.5 23 233
37 Simpson, Adam 25 164 6.6 94 3.8 258 10.3 46 1.8 11 0.4 35 1.4 19 17 16 0.6 8 104
15 Smith, Ross 3 7 2.3 7 2.3 14 4.7 1 0.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
36 Stevens, Mark 8 32 4.0 26 3.3 58 7.3 17 2.1 0 0.0 5 0.6 2 7 7 0.9 5 47
10 Stevens, Anthony 24 385 16.0 156 6.5 541 22.5 86 3.6 2 0.1 59 2.5 26 31 19 0.8 15 129
38 Stevens, Danny 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1.0 0 6
30 Welsh, Scott 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 525 4830 9.2 2468 4.7 7298 13.9 1598 3.0 451 0.9 678 1.3 495 473 419 0.8 309 2823
 

Footnotes

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