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The Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club, nicknamed the Demons, is a professional Australian rules football
Australian rules football
club, playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). It is named after and based in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, and plays its home games at the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground (MCG). Melbourne
Melbourne
is the world's oldest professional club of any football code. The club's origins can be traced to an 1858 letter in which Tom Wills, captain of the Victoria cricket team, calls for the formation of a "foot-ball club" with its own "code of laws". An informal Melbourne
Melbourne
team played that winter and was officially formed in May 1859 when Wills and three other members codified "The Rules of the Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club"—the basis of Australian rules football. The club was a dominant force in the earliest Australian rules football competition, the Challenge Cup, and was also a foundation member of the Victorian Football Association
Victorian Football Association
(VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1896, which later became the national Australian Football League. Melbourne
Melbourne
has won 12 VFL/AFL premierships, the latest in 1964. The club celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008 by naming "150 Heroes" as well as creating a birthday logo which appeared on its official guernsey. The football club has been a sporting section of the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket Club (MCC) since 2009, having previously been associated with the MCC between 1889 and 1980.[5]

Contents

1 History

1.1 1858: Origins 1.2 1859–1876: Foundation 1.3 1877–1896: Founders of the VFA 1.4 1897–1932: Entry to the VFL 1.5 1933–1964: Age of greatness 1.6 1965–1986: Decades of disappointment 1.7 1987–2006: Rollercoaster years 1.8 2007: Daniher's departure and rebuilding 1.9 2008: Birthday celebrations and financial crisis 1.10 2009–2011: Debt free and improvement 1.11 2012–2013: Mark Neeld Era

1.11.1 "Tanking" investigation

1.12 2014–2016: Paul Roos Era 1.13 2017–present: Simon Goodwin
Simon Goodwin
Era

2 Club symbols

2.1 Club mascot 2.2 Club jumper 2.3 Club song

3 Membership base 4 Club honours

4.1 Premiership record 4.2 Melbourne
Melbourne
Team of the Century 4.3 Hall of Fame 4.4 "150 Heroes"

5 Match records 6 Current squad 7 Honour board 8 Individual awards

8.1 Best and Fairest 8.2 Brownlow Medal
Brownlow Medal
winners 8.3 Leigh Matthews Trophy 8.4 VFL Leading Goalkicker Medal winners (1897–1954) 8.5 Coleman Medal
Coleman Medal
winners (since 1955) 8.6 AFL Rising Star winners 8.7 Mark of the Year
Mark of the Year
winners 8.8 Goal of the Year winners 8.9 All-Australian players – AFL (since 1991) 8.10 All-Australian players – Interstate Carnivals (1953–1988) 8.11 National team representatives (since 1998)

9 AFL Women's
AFL Women's
team

9.1 Current squad 9.2 Best and fairest winners

10 See also 11 Notes 12 References 13 External links

History[edit] 1858: Origins[edit] See also: Origins of Australian football

Tom Wills

H. C. A. Harrison

In the winter and spring of 1858, a loosely organised football team known as Melbourne
Melbourne
played in a series of scratch matches in the parklands outside the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Ground. This team was captained by Tom Wills, a prominent athlete and captain of the Victoria cricket team, who, on 10 July that year, had a letter of his published by the Melbourne-based Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle, in which he calls for the formation of a "foot-ball club" with a "code of laws" to keep cricketers fit during winter. Other figures associated with this embryonic Melbourne
Melbourne
side include cricketers Jerry Bryant, William Hammersley
William Hammersley
and J. B. Thompson, and teacher Thomas H. Smith. 1859–1876: Foundation[edit]

Wikisource
Wikisource
has original text related to this article: Rules of Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club

During meetings held on 17 and 21 May 1859,[6] Wills, Hammersley, Thompson and Smith met near the MCG at the Parade Hotel, owned by Bryant, to draft "The Rules of the Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club". The resulting ten codified rules are the laws from which Australian rules football evolved. The first mention of an interclub match played under the new code was between Melbourne
Melbourne
and South Yarra in July 1859, with Hammersley as Melbourne's inaugural captain.[7] In 1861, Melbourne
Melbourne
participated in the Caledonian Society's Challenge Cup, but lost the trophy to the Melbourne
Melbourne
University Football Club. The club pushed for its rules to be the accepted rules, however many of the early suburban matches were played under compromised rules decided between the captains of the competing clubs. Although some Melbourne
Melbourne
players and officials were associated with the cricket club, the football club was not initially allowed to use the MCG, so it used a nearby field at Yarra Park
Yarra Park
as its home ground instead. By 1866 several other clubs had also adopted an updated version of Melbourne's rules, drafted at a meeting chaired by Wills' cousin, H. C. A. Harrison. Harrison was a key figure in the early years of the club; he often served as captain and, in later years, as president. Due to his popular reputation and administrative efforts, he was officially named "Father of Australian Football" in 1908, the year of the sport's golden jubilee. During the 1870s, Melbourne
Melbourne
fielded teams in the Seven Twenties and South Yarra Cup competitions. After a visit to England by one of the club's officials, the colours of red and green were officially adopted by the club. Shortly following, the club began wearing a predominately red strip and became informally known by supporters as the "Redlegs". The name "Redlegs" was coined after a Melbourne
Melbourne
official returned from a trip to England with one set of red and another of blue woollen socks. Melbourne
Melbourne
wore the red set while the blue set was, allegedly, given to the Carlton Football Club. This may be the source of Carlton's nickname, 'The Blueboys'. 1877–1896: Founders of the VFA[edit] In 1877, the club became a foundation member of the Victorian Football Association (VFA). During the same year the club took part in the first interstate football match involving a South Australian side, Victorian, defeating the home side 1-0.[8] During this time, the club was known as the "Fuchsias". Melbourne
Melbourne
never won a VFA premiership, although they were consistently one of the stronger teams in the competition, finishing runner-up four times, to Carlton in 1877 (the inaugural year of the VFA), to Geelong in 1878 and twice to Essendon in 1893 and 1894. In 1889, the MFC was reincorporated into the MCC, and for many years the two organisations remained unhappily linked. The MFC's close association with the MCC allowed it to claim the MCG as its home ground and gave it access to a wealthy membership base, but Melbourne's reputation as an "establishment" club was not always an advantage. MCC members have the automatic right to attend all events at the ground, including MFC football games. This meant many potential members had a reduced incentive to join the football club, and Melbourne's membership remained one of the lowest in the competition. 1897–1932: Entry to the VFL[edit]

Melbourne
Melbourne
FC, 1900 premiers.

In 1897, the MFC was part of the breakaway Victorian Football League, and has been a part of the competition ever since. The team became known as the "Redlegs". This nickname is still used by some members and supporter groups within the club. In 1900 Melbourne
Melbourne
won its first VFL premiership, defeating Fitzroy. Melbourne's greatest player of these early years of the VFL was Ivor Warne-Smith, who in 1926 won the club's first Brownlow Medal, the League's annual award for the fairest and best player. In that year Melbourne
Melbourne
won its second flag. Warne-Smith went on to win a second Brownlow in 1928. 1933–1964: Age of greatness[edit]

Demons great Norm Smith
Norm Smith
(during his playing time at Fitzroy), whom many argue as being a catalyst for the club's early success as a player, then later as a coach of six premierships.

Frank 'Checker' Hughes
Frank 'Checker' Hughes
became Melbourne's coach in 1933, and under his leadership, the club entered a golden age. He was the driving force behind changing the club's nickname from the Fuchsias to the Demons.[9]

“ You are playing like a lot of flowers. Lift your heads and play like demons! ”

— Hughes during one of his earlier games at the club, legend has it.[10]

In 1939, 1940 and 1941 Melbourne
Melbourne
won its third, fourth and fifth flags. In 1946 Don Cordner
Don Cordner
became the second Demon to win the Brownlow. In 1947 Fred Fanning kicked a record 18 goals in the last game of the season. The following season Melbourne
Melbourne
played the first ever drawn Grand Final, against Essendon, and went on to win the premiership the following week. Norm Smith
Norm Smith
became Melbourne's coach in 1952, and the following season Ron Barassi
Ron Barassi
played his first game. These two were to take Melbourne
Melbourne
to new heights in the coming years. The Demons made the Grand Final in 1954, losing to Footscray, won the flag in 1955, 1956 and 1957, lost to Collingwood in 1958, and then won again in 1959 and 1960 with Smith as coach and Barassi as captain. 1964 Melbourne
Melbourne
won its 12th flag, defeating Collingwood, at the end of the season, Barassi left the club to become captain-coach of Carlton. The following season Norm Smith
Norm Smith
was sacked after a dispute with the club. Although he was soon reinstated, things were never the same again for the Demons. The club appeared in Grand Finals from 1954–1960 and every Finals' Series from 1954–1964. After the 1954 Grand Final loss to Footscray, no team was able to score 100 points against the club until Collingwood in round 5 1963. The next team was Geelong with 110 in round 1 1964. The 1965 season started with eight wins but only two wins from the next 10 games saw the end of the era. They would have to wait until 1987 for Melbourne to make the finals again. 1965–1986: Decades of disappointment[edit]

Statue of Melbourne
Melbourne
great, Ron Barassi, at the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket Ground.

Poor recruiting zones and management meant that Melbourne, under coaches John Beckwith (1968–70), Ian Ridley (1971–73), Bob Skilton (1974–77), Dennis Jones (1978) and Carl Ditterich (1979–80), languished at the bottom of the League ladder throughout the 1970s. However, in 1971 the club started the season at the top and maintained that position until it lost to Collingwood in round 6. Melbourne
Melbourne
was still in second place at the start of the second half of the season but within five weeks was out of the top four and finished with only two more wins and a draw. In 1976, Melbourne
Melbourne
missed what looked to be an almost certain finals appearance. In the final round, they only needed to beat bottom side Collingwood and Footscray one place ahead needed to lose to the top side Carlton. They beat Collingwood at Victoria Park but an unexpected drawn game between Footscray and Carlton saw them miss fifth position. Had Footscray lost the game, Melbourne's superior percentage would have led them to a fifth spot finish. Melbourne
Melbourne
collected Wooden spoons in 1974 and 1978, and in 1979 they suffered the worst defeat in VFL/AFL history, losing to Fitzroy by 190 points in round 17.[11] In 1980, the MFC finally legally separated from the MCC, becoming a public company, in an effort to attract more members and improve the club's finances. The season produced one less win than 1979 (five) but the club finished higher – ninth. It became evident that drastic action was needed for a club that had missed 16 finals series in a row the return of former star Ron Barassi
Ron Barassi
was seen as the cure. When Barassi left in 1965 it was felt that he would eventually return and his arrival caused much excitement and an expectation of immediate success.

Melbourne's 1980s shield logo.

In 1981, under the chairmanship of Sir Billy Snedden, Barassi returned to Melbourne
Melbourne
as the senior coach and immediately appointed Robert Flower as captain. In Barassi's first year the team finished last, but this was attributed to working out who the willing players were and the club won some powerful victories in the next three seasons. There was a distinct revival during the middle of the 1984 season. The club had lost 6 of its first 7 games but won its next 6, two by large margins. After a powerful win against reigning premiers Hawthorn in round 13, elevating the club to 4th place on the ladder, Barassi's five-year plan seemed close to fruition. However, a loss the following week to eventual premiers Essendon seemed to demoralize the club and they only won two more games. Even though during his era Brian Wilson won the Brownlow in 1982, and Peter Moore won it in 1984, Barassi's coaching was not directly able to get the club back into premiership contention, although his coaching may have set a precedent for the success that occurred 2 years after his departure. 1987–2006: Rollercoaster years[edit] In 1987, Melbourne
Melbourne
made the finals under John Northey (for the first time since 1964), losing the Preliminary Final to Hawthorn on the last kick of the game after the final siren. It was also the last game played by the team captain Robert Flower. In 1988 the Demons did even better, reaching their first Grand Final in 24 years, only to be defeated, again, by Hawthorn. From 1987 to 1991, Melbourne
Melbourne
had five positive win-loss differentials in successive seasons which the club had not been able to achieve since the 1954–65 era. Thereafter things went downhill for Northey, although Jim Stynes
Jim Stynes
won the Brownlow in 1991. In 1992, the club finished 11th, and Northey was replaced by Neil Balme
Neil Balme
as coach. Balme coached Melbourne
Melbourne
into the finals in 1994, but the last game loss to Brisbane saw them drop out of the top-eight in 1995, and the club lingered at or near the bottom of the ladder for most of the 1996 season. By 1996, the club was also in dire financial straits. The board, headed by past player Ian Ridley decided on the desperate step of a merger with Hawthorn. In the ensuing weeks, a passionate debate was fought between pro and anti-merger supporters. In the first few days of this debate, lifelong supporters Mark and Anthony Jenkins met with coterie member George Zagon to form the Demon Alternative – an anti-merger group that was to significantly impact on the plans of the incumbent board. The Demon Alternative recruited members from a wide range of areas but the two most recognised were former player and politician Brian Dixon and Rabbi Joseph Gutnick. The group quickly organised itself into a credible option for Melbourne
Melbourne
supporters; however given the support of the AFL and other factors, when the merger issue was put to a vote, a majority of Melbourne
Melbourne
members supported the board. In a meeting on the opposite side of town, Hawthorn members rejected their board's proposal and eventually the merger was defeated. In the aftermath of the merger meetings, Ridley focused on a compromise with the Demons Alternative to ensure that Melbourne
Melbourne
could continue as a viable business. His board co-opted Gutnick and Mark Jenkins onto the board and a truce of sorts was struck between all parties. In the months following the 1996 merger vote, the businessman and Joseph Gutnick became president. He put $3 million of his own money into the club, and sacked Balme as coach midway through the 1997 season. In 1998, under new coach Neale Daniher, the club spent most of the season in the top eight and beat the eventual premiers Adelaide in the Qualifying Final. Melbourne
Melbourne
also eliminated St Kilda, but lost to North Melbourne
Melbourne
in the Preliminary Final. In 1999 Melbourne
Melbourne
finished in the bottom three. In 2000 Daniher took Melbourne
Melbourne
to the Grand Final, but the Demons were convincingly beaten by Essendon. The members had expected a new era of success, but in 2001 it was the same old story: Melbourne
Melbourne
finished 11th. In 2002, although Melbourne
Melbourne
again made the finals, Gutnick was voted out by the members. In 2003, Melbourne
Melbourne
plunged into a new crisis, winning only five games for the year and posting a $1 million loss. President Gabriel Szondy resigned and it seemed that Daniher's tenure as coach was under threat. But, continuing the recent trend, in 2004, Melbourne
Melbourne
climbed the ladder again, winning 14 games and leading the competition, albeit for one round only, in round 18; from there, the club lost five matches in a row, including the elimination final, to finish seventh. During the 2004 post-season, the Demons tragically lost defender Troy Broadbridge in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, when he was swept off Phi Phi island in Thailand. He was walking along the beach with his wife Trisha when the tsunami struck. His body was found on 3 January 2005, and brought home. A funeral was held on 20 January 2005 in recognition to the No. 20 guernsey he wore during his playing days. During the 2005 off-season, the whole team travelled to the island in which Broadbridge was killed to build a new school for those struck by the tsunami. The No.20 jumper was then rested for two years. Melbourne
Melbourne
started 2005 strongly, being second after round 12, however losing momentum by round 19 appeared unlikely to play finals, then wins against Western Bulldogs, Geelong at Geelong (where Melbourne
Melbourne
had not won since the late 1980s), and Essendon inround 22, placed the club seventh and a finals berth, only to lose the Elimination Final to Geelong by 55 points. In 2006, after a slow start, Melbourne
Melbourne
again finished the season in seventh position. After defeating St Kilda in the second Elimination Final by 18 points the season ended the following week when Fremantle beat the Demons by 28 points. Melbourne's coach Neale Daniher
Neale Daniher
had become the second longest-serving coach of Melbourne, and the longest-surviving in the entire history of the VFL/AFL not to have coached a premiership side. 2007: Daniher's departure and rebuilding[edit] Season 2007 was a poor one for Melbourne.[according to whom?] After losing their first nine games through a combination of injury and poor form, they finally broke through with wins against Adelaide and Collingwood. But, following a loss to Richmond the next week, Daniher resigned from the club, and Mark Riley was appointed as caretaker coach. The resignation of Daniher caused significant tension at the club. It was an unpopular move with the leadership group, and captain David Neitz
David Neitz
expressed his dissatisfaction over the decision. Winning three of their remaining nine games, Melbourne
Melbourne
avoided the wooden spoon and finished 14th. Dean Bailey
Dean Bailey
was appointed as coach for the 2008 season, but success did not follow, as Melbourne
Melbourne
lost their first six matches, before breaking through with a record comeback win in round seven against Fremantle. They showed signs of improvement, putting up a good fight[according to whom?] in round nine against top-of-the-ladder team Hawthorn, who was undefeated at the time. Melbourne
Melbourne
had to wait until round 14 for the second win. After good performances,[vague] against Collingwood, Richmond, and Sydney in the preceding weeks, the Demons defeated Brisbane by a solitary point in the two teams' first encounter at the MCG in nine years. 2008: Birthday celebrations and financial crisis[edit]

David Neitz
David Neitz
retired as the club's games and goals record holder, along with being the longest serving captain.

Off field, the club remained in serious turmoil. In the first sign of troubles in February 2008, CEO Steve Harris resigned. Paul Gardner addressed the media in response to comments from the club's auditors spelling disaster for the club. Gardner reiterated that the club had posted a $97,000 profit at the end of 2007.[12] Harris was replaced by the high-profile former Wimbledon tennis champion Paul McNamee.[13] Despite celebrating the club's birthday with an official mid-season function at Crown Casino,[14] shortly afterward chairman Paul Gardner resigned, handing the presidency to former club champion Jim Stynes who inherited a $4.5 million debt, which media pundits suggested would cripple the club.[15] Hawthorn's president Jeff Kennett
Jeff Kennett
caused controversy with remarks about relocating the Demons to the Gold Coast,[16] something which Stynes spoke against. AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou dispelled the notion that the club's future was in doubt, but admitted that Stynes' board faced a huge challenge.[17] Demons legend, games and goalkicking record holder, David Neitz, announced his immediate retirement due to injury on 19 May.[18] Stynes wasted no time attempting to change the club's direction and eliminate debt, introducing a drive called "Debt Demolition", beginning with a call for members to sign-up.[19] Under Stynes' direction, the new board sacked Paul McNamee
Paul McNamee
after just four months. During McNamee's tenure, he had drawn criticisms for holidaying in Wimbledon to compete in a legends match and after his sacking an attempt to lure Brisbane Lions
Brisbane Lions
star Jonathan Brown was also revealed.[20] A 5 August fundraiser raised $1.3 million. The club raised well over $3 million.[21] Despite the reduced debt, in November new club CEO Cameron Schwab declared that it required urgent AFL assistance to continue, requesting additional funding to its special annual distribution. In December, a fallout in negotiations between the Melbourne
Melbourne
Cricket
Cricket
Club resulted in the MCC not committing an expected $2 million to the club and Schwab declared that the club's immediate future was in doubt.[22] This doubt was quickly put to bed when the AFL and MCC finalised negotioations. The AFL committed $1million to the club in 2009, with the MCC matching the AFL contribution.[23] 2009–2011: Debt free and improvement[edit] By the midpoint of the 2009 season, things had improved both on and off-field for Melbourne. They had secured a record number of members, re-merged with the MCC, knocked-off more debt and were starting to show some fight on-field. Players such as Liam Jurrah
Liam Jurrah
had begun to emerge as top young talents and were catching the eye of the footballing public. However, on the eve of the round 14 clash against West Coast, influential president Jim Stynes
Jim Stynes
announced that he had cancer, this evoked a very emotional response from the footballing public and the club lifted from three embarrassing defeats the weeks before to convincingly beat West Coast in front of a passionate MCG crowd. At the end of the season, Melbourne
Melbourne
finished 16th on the ladder and for the second year in a row won no more than four games which granted them a Priority Pick in the National draft. Melbourne, therefore, had picks 1 and 2 in the draft to build on their young talent. At the end of the season fan favourites Russell Robertson, Matthew Whelan
Matthew Whelan
and Paul Wheatley announced that they would no longer be playing for Melbourne
Melbourne
in 2010 and beyond. During September 2009, midfielder Brock McLean asked to be a traded and a deal involving Carlton's pick 11 in the National draft was agreed to.[24] After losing their first game against Hawthorn by 50 points and a narrow defeat to Collingwood, Melbourne
Melbourne
strung together three consecutive wins against Adelaide, Richmond and Brisbane, making it the first time they have won three games in a row since 2006. Their 50-point win over the previously undefeated and top-of-the-table Brisbane Lions, was the upset of the round, along with Port Adelaide's shock win against St Kilda. It was the Demons' victory over Brisbane that started their freefall, winning only three more games for the season. However, losses to North Melbourne, Western Bulldogs
Western Bulldogs
and the poorly performing West Coast seemed to end the Dees finals dream. However, the Demons made a comeback when they narrowly defeated Port Adelaide by one point, at a home game in Darwin. Though subsequent losses to Geelong and Carlton lowered the Demons spirits, they fought a hard battle against arch-enemy Collingwood and came out with a draw. Despite showing great resilience against Collingwood, the Demons were handed two further blows with losses to Adelaide and St Kilda. The following round saw a match-up with Essendon that would decide either team's fate. Though both teams fought hard, the Demons came out on top by 19 points, keeping their finals dreams alive and moving above Essendon on the ladder. The Demons then travelled to Perth, where after a poor start, they fought back, but fell away to lose by 11 points to finals aspirant Fremantle. The next week they faced Sydney at the MCG, for the first time since 2006. Melbourne
Melbourne
defeated Sydney by 73 points, thereby inflicting the worst loss Sydney has ever had, under premiership-winning coach, Paul Roos. This was followed up with a 10-point win over the Brisbane Lions
Brisbane Lions
at the Gabba where the Demons had not won since 2006. The Demons finished the 2010 season in 12th position with eight and a half wins (more than double their win tallies from 2008 and 2009 combined); that could have easily been eleven if not for close results against 2010 Premiers Collingwood during the course of the year (a one-point loss in round 2 and a draw in round 12) and the Western Bulldogs
Western Bulldogs
(a four-point loss in round seven). On 5 August, the club announced that Jim Stynes' goal of wiping out the club's debt that had plagued them for so long had finally been achieved.[25] The event also saw Melbourne
Melbourne
unveil its proposed new logo, which incorporates a trident, the Southern Cross, as well as the inaugural rules of Australian rules football.[26] Melbourne's 2011 season started with a dramatic draw against Sydney, tying 11.18.(84) apiece after Melbourne
Melbourne
captain Brad Green had soccered through a goal with four minutes remaining, only to see their short lead disappear by the final siren. Melbourne, heading into the match, had not won its season-opening match since 2005, nor did Sydney. round 2 saw Melbourne
Melbourne
lose dramatically to Hawthorn by 45 points after leading by 19 at halftime. Their next two matches leading into the round 5 bye saw them defeat Brisbane by 11 points and the Gold Coast by 90 points. However, in an eventful twist to their season, the Demons only recorded four wins between the bye in round 5 and the second bye in round 16, that being a record 96-point thrashing of Adelaide at the MCG in round 7 and a convincing 33-point win over top eight side Essendon in round 11, a record 89-point thrashing of Fremantle in Rround 13, and a 27-point victory over Richmond in round 14. In round 19, the Demons suffered the second-heaviest defeat in AFL/VFL history – a 186-point humiliation at the hands of Geelong. Twenty-four hours later, the Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club called an urgent board meeting after which coach Dean Bailey
Dean Bailey
was sacked with five games remaining in the 2011 season. He left the club with only 22 wins from 83 games – a winning percentage of just over 25%, however, he was credited for rebuilding the club following the retirements of David Neitz, Adem Yze
Adem Yze
and Russell Robertson
Russell Robertson
early in Bailey's coaching career. Demons assistant coach and former player Todd Viney
Todd Viney
was appointed the caretaker coach for the remainder of the season, achieving 1 win the five games he coached. On 17 September 2011, Mark Neeld was appointed as senior coach for a three-year term.[27] 2012–2013: Mark Neeld Era[edit] On 13 April 2012, It was announced that Webjet would take over the sponsorship of Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club after the controversial comments by former Melbourne
Melbourne
sponsor, Ben Pollis, of Energy Watch.[28] On the field, the Demons had a poor start to the season, losing the first nine matches of the season before finally winning in round 10, upsetting then top-placed Essendon by six points. Despite the off-season acquisitions of several players, such as Shannon Byrnes, Tom Gillies, Chris Dawes, David Rodan
David Rodan
and Jack Viney, the Demons underachieved in the first half of the 2013 season, managing just one win in their first 11 games. As the result of this poor start to the season, during the Demons' mid-season bye on 17 June 2013, Mark Neeld was sacked as head coach. His sacking came within weeks of the departures of senior Demons' staff members Cameron Schwab and Don McLardy. Neeld left the Demons with just five wins in 33 games coached, for a winning percentage of just 15%. Demons' senior assistant coach, Neil Craig, was appointed as the caretaker coach for the remainder of the season. Following a disastrous season finish of 17th on the ladder with two wins, on 6 September the club announced that Sydney premiership coach Paul Roos had signed a two-year deal to coach the Demons, with the option of a third year. "Tanking" investigation[edit] Main article: Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club tanking scandal On 31 July 2012, the AFL's Integrity Officer, Brett Clothier, announced a full investigation into Melbourne's 2009 season regarding allegations that the Demons had "tanked" (set out to lose) games during the season to secure a priority draft-pick that year, available to clubs winning fewer than five games. Although the press had published such allegations previously,[29] the investigation was prompted by specific statements from former player Brock McLean during a TV interview on On The Couch earlier in July 2012.[30] Melbourne club officials, led by board chairman Don McLardy, vigorously denied the tanking allegations. The investigation lasted 203 days and Clothier interviewed over 50 people associated with the club. The AFL released its findings on 19 February 2013. Clothier effectively cleared Melbourne
Melbourne
of tanking, stating "there was no directive from the board and executive of the Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club to deliberately lose matches and that the club, coach and players did not deliberately set out to lose matches." However, the investigation did establish a 'secret' meeting, known as "The Vault", had taken place during 2009 at which club football manager Chris Connolly
Chris Connolly
impressed upon then-coach Dean Bailey
Dean Bailey
the desirability of procuring a priority draft pick. The AFL fined Melbourne
Melbourne
$500,000 and suspended Connolly for one year from involvement in Melbourne's training and match-day duties and Bailey (subsequently an assistant coach of Adelaide) for 16 weeks from coaching duties, on the basis they had contravened rule 1.6 by "acting in a manner prejudicial to the interests of the AFL." Neither Melbourne, Connolly or Bailey contested these penalties.[31] 2014–2016: Paul Roos Era[edit] Paul Roos's first year in his tenure as Demon's head coach saw an improvement from their 2013 season, with the Demons doubling their win tally and their points tally, in addition to increasing their percentage and reducing the number of points conceded by the team. However, the Demons finished the season in 17th place for the second consecutive season. Under Roos, the club continued to steadily improve winning 7 games in 2015 as well as blooding and developing more young talent into the team. Key forward Jesse Hogan
Jesse Hogan
would win the Ron Evans Medal as the AFL rising star kicking 44 goals in his first season. 2016 would embark a 10-12 season for the team, ruckman Max Gawn
Max Gawn
would receive All Australian honours as well polling 16 votes in the Brownlow Medal. 2017–present: Simon Goodwin
Simon Goodwin
Era[edit] 2017 saw the addition of a Melbourne
Melbourne
AFL Women's
AFL Women's
team captained by Daisy Pearce, the team narrowly missed out on making the grand final by percentage finishing 5-2. The club would surpass 40,000 members for the first time in their history in May. Melbourne
Melbourne
started their 2017 campaign with an emphatic win against fellow top eight contenders, St Kilda before a tight win against Carlton saw the Demons claim victory in the first two rounds of a season for the first time since 2005. By the midway point of the season, Melbourne
Melbourne
sat on five wins and six losses with the main highlight being a 41-point victory over Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval. Following their bye, the Demons claimed three victories in a row including a thriller against Collingwood on Queens Birthday, a 57-point win against 2016 premiers the Western Bulldogs
Western Bulldogs
and a last-minute miracle against the West Coast Eagles
West Coast Eagles
where defender turned forward Tom McDonald kicked a goal over his head in the dying seconds to secure Melbourne's first win in Perth in over a decade. Melbourne
Melbourne
finished the 2017 home-and-away season in ninth place with a win-loss record of 12-10, missing out on eighth spot to West Coast by 0.5% after West Coast beat minor premiers Adelaide in the last round to leapfrog Melbourne
Melbourne
on percentage. The Demons also had a tough time with injury. Key forward Jesse Hogan was diagnosed with testicular cancer before successful surgery and recovery saw him return in round 16, 2016 All-Australian ruckman Max Gawn missed half the season with a serious hamstring injury and co-captains Jack Viney
Jack Viney
and Nathan Jones found themselves on the sidelines during late-season games with a foot and calf injury respectively. To add insult to injury, undisciplined on-field acts found the Demons losing key players to suspension. The long list included: Jordan Lewis
Jordan Lewis
3 games, Jesse Hogan
Jesse Hogan
2 games, Bernie Vince
Bernie Vince
2 games and Tomas Bugg
Tomas Bugg
6 games. Second-year player Clayton Oliver
Clayton Oliver
claimed his first Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Trophy over co-captain Jack Viney
Jack Viney
while small forward Jeff Garlett topped the club goalkicking list with 42 majors for the season. Essendon recruit Michael Hibberd
Michael Hibberd
also enjoyed a successful debut season in the red and blue and was named as Melbourne's sole player in the final 22 of the 2017 All-Australian team. Club symbols[edit] Club mascot[edit] Main article: AFL Mascot Manor

Ronald Deeman – Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club's mascot, pictured at Melbourne's home ground, the MCG.

Checker and Daisy in February 2017

The former club mascot was Ronald Deeman, or also known as Ruckle. He carried a trident, had devil horns and a pointed devil tail. The current club mascots are Chuck,[32] Checker[33] Cheeky,[34] named after legendary coach "Checker" Hughes, Daisy[35] named after captain of the women's team Daisy Pearce
Daisy Pearce
and Flash named after 2009 Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medallist, Aaron Davey.[36] Club jumper[edit] The current Melbourne
Melbourne
club jumper consists of a red V-neck on a navy blue background, with the AFL logo on the front as well. The major sponsors, Zurich and iSelect, appear on the front and back of the guernsey respectively. The Melbourne
Melbourne
clash strip, new in 2018, consists of a "retro" inspired home strip of royal blue with a red yoke with white shorts as worn between 1975 and 1986. The alternate away strip is the same as the home strip with the difference being the back entirely in red to allow the club to wear a non white alternate strip. New Balance
New Balance
have manufactured Melbourne's on and off field apparel since 2011.[37] Club song[edit] The official Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club song is called "It's a Grand Old Flag" (sung to the tune of "You're a Grand Old Flag"). The club resurrected the original second verse in February 2011 for the 2011 season.[38] Membership base[edit] Melbourne
Melbourne
has traditionally[citation needed] had one of the smallest supporter bases of the Victorian teams but has improved their membership and attendances steadily since the failed Hawthorn merger in 1996, building a membership base of over 30,000 since 2009. The membership record of 36,937 was set in 2011 before it was broken in April 2016 to finish with 39,211 for the 2016 season, this record was broken the next year in April 2017. In May 2017, Melbourne
Melbourne
signed up 40,000 members for the first time.

Year Members Finishing position

1984 6,297 09 !9th

1985 5,801 11 !11th

1986 4,511 11 !11th

1987 3,122 03 !3rd

1988 10,078 02 !2nd

1989 8,184 04 !4th

1990 10,111 04 !4th

1991 10,153 04 !4th

1992 8,681 11 !11th

1993 10,097 10 !10th

1994 10,648 04 !4th

1995 9,544 09 !9th

1996 12,964 14 !14th

1997 15,350 16 !16th

1998 17,870 04 !4th

1999 19,713 14 !14th

2000 18,227 02 !2nd

2001 22,940 11 !11th

2002 20,152 06 !6th

2003 20,844 14 !14th

2004 25,252 07 !7th

2005 24,220 08 !8th

2006 24,698 05 !5th

2007 28,077 14 !14th

2008 29,619 16 !16th

2009 31,506 16 !16th

2010 33,358 12 !12th

2011 36,937 13 !13th

2012 35,345 16 !16th

2013 33,177 17 !17th

2014 35,911 17 !17th

2015 35,953 13 !13th

2016 39,211 11 !11th

2017 42,233 9 !9th

2018 38,609*

As Of April 3, 2018

Club honours[edit] Premiership record[edit]

Competition Level Wins Year Won

VFL/AFL Premiers 12 1900, 1926, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964

Runners up 5 1946, 1954, 1958, 1988, 2000

Night/pre-season premierships 3 1971, 1987, 1989

Reserves 12 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1939, 1949, 1956, 1969, 1970, 1984, 1993

Under 19s 6 1947, 1953, 1964, 1971, 1981, 1983

McClelland Trophy 4 1955, 1956, 1958, 1990 (tied)

Minor premiers 9 1939, 1940, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1964

Wooden spoons 12 1905, 1906, 1919, 1923, 1951, 1969, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1997, 2008, 2009

VFA/VFL Runners up 4 1877, 1878, 1893, 1894

Unaffiliated era (1870–1876) Premiers 3 1870, 1872, 1876

Melbourne
Melbourne
Team of the Century[edit] The Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club Team of the Century was announced on 24 June 2000 at Crown Casino. The selectors were Percy Beames
Percy Beames
(former player and journalist), Lynda Carroll (club historian), Bill Guest (MFC Director), Greg Hobbs (journalist), John Mitchell (former MFC and MCC President), Linda Pearce (journalist), Dudley Phillips (supporter), Stephen Phillips (media consultant) and Mike Sheahan (journalist), with CEO John Anderson as non-voting chairman.[39]

Melbourne
Melbourne
Team of the Century

B: John Beckwith Tassie Johnson Don Cordner

HB: Noel McMahen Gary Hardeman Don Williams

C: Brian Dixon Allan La Fontaine Robert Flower

HF: Hassa Mann Ivor Warne-Smith Garry Lyon

F: Jack Mueller Norm Smith Percy Beames

Foll: Denis Cordner Ron Barassi
Ron Barassi
(Captain) Stuart Spencer

Int: Frank Adams Albert Chadwick Wally Lock

Laurie Mithen Jim Stynes Todd Viney

Coach: Norm Smith

Stan Alves, Ian Ridley, Bob Johnson and Greg Wells were all named as emergencies. Hall of Fame[edit] The Hall of Fame was introduced in 2001 with Norm Smith
Norm Smith
inducted directly as a legend. The Hall of Fame consists of five legends and forty-four inductees.

Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club

Hall of Fame

Legends

Ron Barassi

Don Cordner

Ian Ridley

Norm Smith

Ivor Warne-Smith

Inductees

Frank Adams Sam Allica Stan Alves Ron Baggott Percy BeamesJohn Beckwith Joe Blair Barry Bourke Jim Cardwell

Geoff Case Albert Chadwick Denis Cordner Brian Dixon Robert Flower Maurie Gibb Gary Hardeman H.C.A. Harrison Greg Healy

Frank Hughes Alan Johnson Bob Johnson Tassie Johnson Allan La Fontaine Clyde Laidlaw Wally Lock Brett Lovett Garry Lyon

Hassa Mann William McClelland Fred McGinis Shane McGrath Noel McMahen Laurie Mithen Jack Mueller David Neitz Percy Page

Dudley Phillips Stuart Spencer Jim Stynes Todd Viney Greg Wells Sean Wight Don Williams Tom Wills

Players listed in bold are inductees in the Australian Football Hall of Fame. Players listed in bold and italics are legends in the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

"150 Heroes"[edit] Melbourne
Melbourne
FC announced its "150 Heroes" to celebrate its 150th anniversary at Crown Casino on 7 June 2008. Each player, or their closest relative, was presented with an official 150 heroes medallion. The criteria for inclusion was games played (minimum of 100), best-and-fairest awards, premierships, Brownlow Medals, contribution to the club and state representation. Those who died in the war were judged based on their achievements before their death. The heroes named were: Jim Abernethy, Frank Adams, Bill Allen, Stan Alves, Syd Anderson, Tony Anderson, Lance Arnold, Ron Baggott, Garry Baker, Harold Ball, Ron Barassi, Percy Beames, John Beckwith, George Bickford, Ray Biffin, Barry Bourke, Harry Brereton, Cameron Bruce, Keith Carroll, Geoff Case, Albert Chadwick, Noel Clarke, Geoff Collins, Jack Collins, Chris Connolly, Bob Corbett, Denis Cordner, Don Cordner, Ted Cordner, Vin Coutie, Harry Coy, Jim Davidson, Frank Davis, Ross Dillon, Carl Ditterich, Brian Dixon, Len Dockett, Adrian Dullard, Hugh Dunbar, Richie Emselle, Fred Fanning, Jeff Farmer, Matthew Febey, Steven Febey, Dick Fenton-Smith, Rowley Fischer, Robert Flower, Laurie Fowler, Maurie Gibb, Peter Giles, Terry Gleeson, Brad Green, Rod Grinter, George Haines, Gary Hardeman, Henry Harrison, Gerard Healy, Greg Healy, Dick Hingston, Paul Hopgood, Danny Hughes, Anthony Ingerson, Eddie Jackson, Alan Johnson, Bob Johnson, Tassie Johnson, Trevor Johnson, Travis Johnstone, Gordon Jones, Les Jones, Bryan Kenneally, Allan La Fontaine, Clyde Laidlaw, Frank Langley, Jack Leith, Andrew Leoncelli, Charlie Lilley, Wally Lock, Harry Long, John Lord, Andy Lovell, Brett Lovett, Glenn Lovett, Garry Lyon, Hassa Mann, George Margitich, Peter Marquis, Bernie Massey, Anthony McDonald, James McDonald, Fred McGinis, Shane McGrath, Bob McKenzie, Col McLean, Ian McLean, Noel McMahen, Ken Melville, Laurie Mithen, Peter Moore, Jack Mueller, David Neitz, Stephen Newport, Jack O'Keefe, Andrew Obst, Gordon Ogden, Greg Parke, Joe Pearce, Jack Purse, Ian Ridley, Guy Rigoni, Frank Roberts, Russell Robertson, Alby Rodda, Brian Roet, Peter Rohde, Alan Rowarth, David Schwarz, Norm Smith, Steven Smith, Earl Spalding, Stuart Spencer, Charlie Streeter, Steven Stretch, Jim Stynes, Tony Sullivan, Dick Taylor, Ted Thomas, Ian Thorogood, Stephen Tingay, John Townsend, Keith Truscott, Geoff Tunbridge, Bill Tymms, Barrie Vagg, Francis Vine, Todd Viney, Ivor Warne-Smith, Ray Wartman, Athol Webb, Greg Wells, Jeff White, Sean Wight, Don Williams, Brian Wilson, Stan Wittman, Shane Woewodin, Graeme Yeats, Charlie Young, Adem Yze Match records[edit]

Highest score: 182 points[40] Round 21, 1986 (MCG) – Melbourne
Melbourne
28.14 (182) vs North Melbourne 14.13 (97) Round 5, 1991 (MCG) – Melbourne
Melbourne
28.14 (182) vs North Melbourne
Melbourne
17.10 (112) Lowest score: 2 points[40] Round 1, 1899 (Brunswick Street Oval) – Melbourne
Melbourne
0.2 (2) vs Fitzroy 5.10 (40) Highest score conceded: 238 points[40] Round 17, 1979 (Waverley Park) – Melbourne
Melbourne
6.12 (48) vs Fitzroy 36.22 (238) Lowest score conceded: 8 points[40] Round 7, 1903 (MCG) – Melbourne
Melbourne
4.8 (32) vs Carlton 1.2 (8) Biggest winning margin: 141 points[40] Round 9, 1926 (MCG) – Melbourne
Melbourne
21.28 (154) vs Hawthorn 1.7 (13) Biggest losing margin: 190 points[40] Round 17, 1979 (Waverley Park) – Melbourne
Melbourne
6.12 (48) vs Fitzroy 36.22 (238) Highest losing score: 151 points[40] Round 10, 1940 (MCG) – Melbourne
Melbourne
22.19 (151) vs Essendon 24.10 (154) Lowest winning score: 28 points[40] Round 9, 1908 (MCG) 1897 – Melbourne
Melbourne
4.4 (28) vs Fitzroy 3.7 (25) Round 15, 1909 (MCG) – Melbourne
Melbourne
4.4 (28) vs University 2.15 (27) Longest winning streak: 19 games[41] Round 15, 1955 vs North Melbourne
Melbourne
(MCG) to round 13, 1956 vs Carlton (MCG) Longest losing streak: 20 games[41] Round 4, 1981 vs St Kilda (MCG) to round 1, 1982 vs Sydney (SCG) Record attendance (home and away game): 99,346[42] Round 10, 1958 (MCG) vs Collingwood Record attendance (finals match): 115,802[42] Grand Final, 1956 (MCG) vs Collingwood Most goals in a match by an individual: 18 goals[43] Fred Fanning – round 19, 1947 (Junction Oval) vs St Kilda Most disposals in a match by an individual, since 1965: 48 disposals[44] Greg Wells – round 13, 1980 (MCG) vs Fitzroy

Current squad[edit]

Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club

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Senior list Rookie list Coaching staff

 1 Jesse Hogan
Jesse Hogan
 2 Nathan Jones (c)  3 Christian Salem
Christian Salem
 4 James Harmes
James Harmes
 5 Christian Petracca
Christian Petracca
 6 Jordan Lewis
Jordan Lewis
(vc)  7 Jack Viney
Jack Viney
(c)  8 Jake Lever
Jake Lever
 9 Charlie Spargo 10 Angus Brayshaw
Angus Brayshaw
11 Max Gawn
Max Gawn
(vc) 12 Dom Tyson
Dom Tyson
13 Clayton Oliver
Clayton Oliver
14 Michael Hibberd
Michael Hibberd
15 Billy Stretch
Billy Stretch
16 Dean Kent 17 Sam Frost
Sam Frost
18 Jake Melksham
Jake Melksham
19 Mitch Hannan
Mitch Hannan
21 Cameron Pedersen
Cameron Pedersen

22 Aaron vandenBerg
Aaron vandenBerg
23 Bernie Vince
Bernie Vince
24 Jay Kennedy Harris
Jay Kennedy Harris
25 Tom McDonald 26 Sam Weideman
Sam Weideman
27 Harley Balic 28 Oscar McDonald
Oscar McDonald
29 Jayden Hunt
Jayden Hunt
30 Alex Neal-Bullen
Alex Neal-Bullen
31 Bayley Fritsch 32 Tomas Bugg
Tomas Bugg
33 Oskar Baker 34 Mitch King 35 Harrison Petty 36 Jeff Garlett
Jeff Garlett
37 Dion Johnstone 39 Neville Jetta
Neville Jetta
40 Pat McKenna 42 Josh Wagner 44 Joel Smith

20 Corey Maynard
Corey Maynard
38 Tim Smith 45 Declan Keilty 47 Lachlan Filipovic

Head coach

Simon Goodwin

Assistant coaches

Brendan McCartney
Brendan McCartney
(player/coach performance) Troy Chaplin
Troy Chaplin
(backline) Justin Plapp
Justin Plapp
(midfield) Max Rooke
Max Rooke
(forwards) Ben Mathews
Ben Mathews
(stoppages) Matthew Egan
Matthew Egan
(head of development) Colin Garland
Colin Garland
(development) Jade Rawlings
Jade Rawlings
(Casey VFL coach)

Legend:

(c) Captain(s) (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 20 February 2018 Source(s): Players, Coaches

Honour board[edit] The honour board is listed from the first VFL/AFL season and includes the following individual awards:

Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal
Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal
– awarded to the Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club's best and fairest player. Named after Keith Truscott
Keith Truscott
who died in World War II. Leading goalkicker award – awarded to the player who kicks the most goals during the season. Harold Ball Memorial Trophy – awarded to the best first-year player between 1933–2011, and to the best young player from 2012 onward. Named in honour of Harold Ball who died in World War II and won the award in 1939.

Legend:  ^  Premiers,  *  Grand finalist,  †  Finals,  ‡  Wooden spoon Bold italics: competition leading goal kicker

Season Position President Secretary/general manager/CEO Coach Captain(s) Best and fairest Leading goalkicker (total) Harold Ball Memorial Trophy1

1897 4th† H. C. A. Harrison R. C. McLeod

Ned Sutton

Jack Leith
Jack Leith
(22)

1898 6th H. C. A. Harrison Amos Norcott

Ned Sutton

Charlie Young (21)

1899 6th H. C. A. Harrison Amos Norcott

Eddie Sholl

Jack Leith
Jack Leith
(21)

1900 1st^ H. C. A. Harrison Amos Norcott

Dick Wardill

Tommy Ryan (24)

1901 5th H. C. A. Harrison Amos Norcott

William C. McClelland

Frank Langley (17)

1902 4th† H. C. A. Harrison Amos Norcott

William C. McClelland

Jack Leith
Jack Leith
(26)

1903 7th H. C. A. Harrison Amos Norcott

William C. McClelland

Vince Coutie (19)

1904 6th H. C. A. Harrison Amos Norcott

William C. McClelland

Vince Coutie (39)

1905 8th‡ H. C. A. Harrison Amos Norcott

Frank Langley

Harry Cordner (16)

1906 8th‡ H. C. A. Harrison Amos Norcott

Arthur Sowden

Basil Onyons (16)

1907 7th T. F. Morkham George Beachcroft Alex Hall Vince Coutie

Jack Leith
Jack Leith
(21)

1908 8th T. F. Morkham Amos Norcott Alex Hall Hugh Purse

Vince Coutie (37)

1909 5th T. F. Morkham J. A. Harper Alex Hall Bernie Nolan

Harry Brereton (34)

1910 9th T. F. Morkham G. W. Lamb Eddie Drohan Vince Coutie

Stan Fairbarn (24)

1911 7th A. A. Aitken G. W. Lamb

Vince Coutie

Harry Brereton (46)

1912 6th William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Alex Hall Alf George

Harry Brereton (56)

1913 9th William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Alex Hall Alf George

Mick Maguire (13)

1914 9th William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Len Incigneri[45][46] Len Incigneri

Arthur Best (30)

1915 4th† William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Jack McKenzie Jack McKenzie

Roy Park (35)

1916–19182 — William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie George Heinz George Heinz

1919 9th‡ William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie George Heinz George Heinz

George Heinz
George Heinz
(15)

1920 8th William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Gerald Brosnan George Heinz

Harry Harker (23)

1921 6th William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Percy Wilson Percy Wilson

Harry Harker (47)

1922 6th William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Percy Wilson Percy Wilson

Harry Harker (47)

1923 9th‡ William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Percy Wilson Percy Wilson

Percy Tulloh (31)

1924 8th William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Gordon Rattray Albert Chadwick

Percy Tulloh (24)

1925 3rd† William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Albert Chadwick Albert Chadwick

Harry Davie
Harry Davie
(56)

1926 1st^ William C. McClelland Andrew Manzie Albert Chadwick Albert Chadwick

Harry Moyes (55)

1927 5th Vernon Ransford Andrew Manzie Albert Chadwick Albert Chadwick

Harry Davie
Harry Davie
(40)

1928 3rd† Vernon Ransford Andrew Manzie Ivor Warne-Smith Ivor Warne-Smith

Bob Johnson (55)

1929 5th Joe Blair Andrew Manzie Ivor Warne-Smith Ivor Warne-Smith

Dick Taylor (30)

1930 5th Joe Blair Andrew Manzie Ivor Warne-Smith Ivor Warne-Smith

George Margitich (73)

1931 8th Joe Blair Andrew Manzie Ivor Warne-Smith Ivor Warne-Smith

George Margitich (66)

1932 9th Joe Blair Charlie Streeter Ivor Warne-Smith Ivor Warne-Smith

George Margitich (60)

1933 10th Joe Blair Percy Page Frank 'Checker' Hughes Ivor Warne-Smith

Bob Johnson (62) Les Jones

1934 6th Joe Blair Percy Page Frank 'Checker' Hughes Colin Niven

Jack Mueller (52) Allan La Fontaine

1935 6th Joe Blair Percy Page Frank 'Checker' Hughes Colin Niven Allan La Fontaine Maurie Gibb (59) Ray Wartman

1936 3rd† Joe Blair Percy Page Frank 'Checker' Hughes Allan La Fontaine Allan La Fontaine Eric Glass
Eric Glass
(56)

1937 3rd† Joe Blair Percy Page Frank 'Checker' Hughes Allan La Fontaine Jack Mueller Ron Baggott (51)

1938 5th Joe Blair Percy Page Frank 'Checker' Hughes Allan La Fontaine Norm Smith Norm Smith
Norm Smith
(80) Dick Hingston

1939 1st^ Joe Blair Percy Page Frank 'Checker' Hughes Allan La Fontaine Jack Mueller Norm Smith
Norm Smith
(54) Harold Ball

1940 1st^ Joe Blair Percy Page Frank 'Checker' Hughes Allan La Fontaine Ron Baggott Norm Smith
Norm Smith
(86) Col McLean

1941 1st^ Joe Blair Percy Page Frank 'Checker' Hughes Allan La Fontaine Allan La Fontaine Norm Smith
Norm Smith
(89) Ted Cordner

1942 8th Joe Blair Jack Chessell Percy Beames Percy Beames Allan La Fontaine Fred Fanning (37)

1943 7th Joe Blair Jack Chessell Percy Beames Percy Beames Don Cordner Fred Fanning (62)

1944 8th Joe Blair Jack Chessell Percy Beames Percy Beames Norm Smith Fred Fanning (87) Esmond Downey

1945 9th Joe Blair Jack Chessell Frank 'Checker' Hughes Norm Smith Fred Fanning Fred Fanning (67)

1946 2nd* Joe Blair Jack Chessell Frank 'Checker' Hughes Norm Smith Jack Mueller Jack Mueller (58) Len Dockett

1947 6th William Flintoft Jack Chessell Frank 'Checker' Hughes Norm Smith Wally Lock Fred Fanning (97) Eddie Jackson

1948 1st^ William Flintoft Alex Gray Frank 'Checker' Hughes Don Cordner Alby Rodda Lance Arnold (41)

1949 5th William Flintoft Alex Gray Allan La Fontaine Don Cordner Len Dockett Bob McKenzie (40) Mike Woods

1950 4th† Albert Chadwick A. S. Thompson Allan La Fontaine Shane McGrath Denis Cordner Denis Cordner (36)

1951 12th‡ Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Allan La Fontaine Denis Cordner Noel McMahen Bob McKenzie (40) John Beckwith

1952 6th Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Denis Cordner Geoff McGivern Noel Clarke
Noel Clarke
(49)

1953 11th Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Denis Cordner Ken Melville Bob McKenzie (38) Ken Melville

1954 2nd* Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Geoff Collins Denis Cordner Noel Clarke
Noel Clarke
(51) Bob Johnson

1955 1st^ Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Noel McMahen Stuart Spencer Stuart Spencer (34) Trevor Johnson

1956 1st^ Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Noel McMahen Stuart Spencer Bob Johnson (43) Jim Sandral

1957 1st^ Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith John Beckwith John Beckwith Athol Webb (56) Geoff Tunbridge

1958 2nd* Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith John Beckwith Laurie Mithen Ron Barassi, Jr.
Ron Barassi, Jr.
(44), Athol Webb (44) Alan Rowarth

1959 1st^ Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith John Beckwith Laurie Mithen Ron Barassi, Jr.
Ron Barassi, Jr.
(46) Hassa Mann

1960 1st^ Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Ron Barassi Brian Dixon Ian Ridley (38) Ray Nilsson

1961 3rd† Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Ron Barassi Ron Barassi Bob Johnson (36) Brian Roet

1962 4th† Albert Chadwick Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Ron Barassi Hassa Mann Laurie Mithen (37) John Townsend

1963 3rd† Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Ron Barassi Hassa Mann Barry Bourke (48) Barry Bourke

1964 1st^ Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Ron Barassi Ron Barassi John Townsend (35) Graeme Jacobs

1965 7th Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Hassa Mann John Townsend John Townsend (34)

1966 11th Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Hassa Mann Terry Leahy Barrie Vagg (20) Terry Leahy

1967 7th Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell Norm Smith Hassa Mann Hassa Mann Hassa Mann (38)

1968 8th Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell John Beckwith Hassa Mann Ray Groom Hassa Mann (29) Greg Parke

1969 12th‡ Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell John Beckwith Hassa Mann John Townsend Ross Dillon (48) Paul Rowlands

1970 10th Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell John Beckwith Tassie Johnson Frank Davis Ross Dillon (41) Graham Molloy

1971 7th Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell Ian Ridley Frank Davis Greg Wells Paul Callery (38)

1972 8th Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell Ian Ridley Frank Davis Stan Alves Greg Parke (63) Ross Brewer

1973 10th Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell Ian Ridley Stan Alves Carl Ditterich Ross Brewer (32) Robert Flower

1974 12th‡ Donald Duffy Jim Cardwell Bob Skilton Stan Alves Stan Alves Ross Brewer (40) Garry Baker

1975 10th John Mitchell Jim Cardwell Bob Skilton Stan Alves Laurie Fowler Greg Wells (32) Marty Lyons

1976 6th John Mitchell Ivan Moore Bob Skilton Stan Alves Greg Wells Ray Biffin (47) Peter O'Keefe

1977 11th John Mitchell Ray Manley Bob Skilton Greg Wells Robert Flower Ross Brewer (26) Tom Flower

1978 12th‡ John Mitchell Ray Manley Dennis Jones Greg Wells Garry Baker Henry Coles (33) Peter Thorne

1979 11th Wayne Reid Ray Manley Carl Ditterich Carl Ditterich Laurie Fowler Robert Flower (33) Peter Giles

1980 9th Wayne Reid Richard Seddon Carl Ditterich Carl Ditterich Laurie Fowler Brent Crosswell (31) Stephen Bickford

1981 12th‡ Billy Snedden Richard Seddon Ron Barassi Robert Flower Steven Smith Mark Jackson (76) Mark Jackson

1982 8th Billy Snedden Richard Seddon Ron Barassi Robert Flower Steven Icke Gerard Healy
Gerard Healy
(77) Adrian Battiston

1983 8th Billy Snedden Richard Seddon Ron Barassi Robert Flower Alan Johnson Robert Flower (40) Russell Richards

1984 9th Billy Snedden Richard Seddon Ron Barassi Robert Flower Gerard Healy Kelvin Templeton (51) Graeme Yeats

1985 11th Billy Snedden Ray Manley Ron Barassi Robert Flower Danny Hughes Brian Wilson (40) Rod Grinter

1986 11th Billy Snedden,5 Stuart Spencer Ray Manley John Northey Robert Flower Greg Healy Greg Healy (35) Garry Lyon

1987 3rd† Stuart Spencer Tony King John Northey Robert Flower Steven Stretch Robert Flower (47) Steven O'Dwyer

1988 2nd* Stuart Spencer Tony King John Northey Greg Healy Steven O'Dwyer Ricky Jackson (43) Andy Lovell

1989 4th† Stuart Spencer Tony King John Northey Greg Healy Alan Johnson Darren Bennett (34) Luke Beveridge

1990 4th† Stuart Spencer Tony King John Northey Greg Healy Garry Lyon Darren Bennett (87) Rod Keogh

1991 4th† Stuart Spencer6, Ian Ridley Tony King John Northey Garry Lyon Jim Stynes Allen Jakovich (71) Allen Jakovich

1992 11th Ian Ridley Tony King6, Hassa Mann John Northey Garry Lyon Glenn Lovett Allen Jakovich (40) Chris Sullivan

1993 10th Ian Ridley Hassa Mann Neil Balme Garry Lyon Todd Viney Allen Jakovich (39) David Neitz

1994 4th† Ian Ridley Hassa Mann Neil Balme Garry Lyon Garry Lyon Garry Lyon
Garry Lyon
(79) Paul Prymke

1995 9th Ian Ridley Hassa Mann Neil Balme Garry Lyon Jim Stynes Garry Lyon
Garry Lyon
(77) Adem Yze

1996 14th Ian Ridley,6 Joseph Gutnick Hassa Mann Neil Balme Garry Lyon Jim Stynes David Neitz
David Neitz
(56) Darren O'Brien

1997 16th‡ Joseph Gutnick Hassa Mann,6 Cameron Schwab Neil Balme,3 Greg Hutchison4 Garry Lyon Jim Stynes David Neitz
David Neitz
(30), Jeff Farmer (30) Anthony McDonald

1998 4th† Joseph Gutnick Cameron Schwab Neale Daniher Todd Viney Todd Viney Jeff Farmer (47) Guy Rigoni

1999 14th Joseph Gutnick Cameron Schwab,6 John Anderson Neale Daniher Todd Viney David Schwarz David Neitz
David Neitz
(46) Peter Walsh

2000 2nd* Joseph Gutnick John Anderson Neale Daniher David Neitz Shane Woewodin Jeff Farmer (76) Matthew Whelan

2001 11th Joseph Gutnick,6 Gabriel Szondy John Anderson Neale Daniher David Neitz Adem Yze Russell Robertson
Russell Robertson
(42) Scott Thompson

2002 6th† Gabriel Szondy John Anderson Neale Daniher David Neitz David Neitz David Neitz
David Neitz
(82) Steven Armstrong

2003 14th Gabriel Szondy,6 Paul Gardner Ray Ellis Neale Daniher David Neitz Russell Robertson David Neitz
David Neitz
(65) Ryan Ferguson

2004 7th† Paul Gardner Steve Harris Neale Daniher David Neitz Jeff White David Neitz
David Neitz
(69) Aaron Davey

2005 8th† Paul Gardner Steve Harris Neale Daniher David Neitz Travis Johnstone Russell Robertson
Russell Robertson
(73) Chris Johnson

2006 5th† Paul Gardner Steve Harris Neale Daniher David Neitz James McDonald David Neitz
David Neitz
(68) Clint Bartram

2007 14th Paul Gardner Steve Harris Neale Daniher,5 Mark Riley4 David Neitz James McDonald Russell Robertson
Russell Robertson
(42) Ricky Petterd

2008 16th‡ Paul Gardner,6 Jim Stynes Paul McNamee3 Cameron Schwab Dean Bailey David Neitz Cameron Bruce Brad Miller (26) Cale Morton

2009 16th‡ Jim Stynes Cameron Schwab Dean Bailey James McDonald Aaron Davey Russell Robertson
Russell Robertson
(29) Liam Jurrah

2010 12th Jim Stynes Cameron Schwab Dean Bailey James McDonald Brad Green Brad Green (55) Tom Scully

2011 13th Jim Stynes Cameron Schwab Dean Bailey,3 Todd Viney4 Brad Green Brent Moloney Liam Jurrah
Liam Jurrah
(40) Jeremy Howe

2012 16th Jim Stynes,6 Don McLardy Cameron Schwab Mark Neeld Jack Grimes, Jack Trengove Nathan Jones Mitch Clark
Mitch Clark
(29) Tom McDonald

2013 17th Don McLardy,6 Glen Bartlett Cameron Schwab,6 Peter Jackson Mark Neeld3 Neil Craig4 Jack Grimes, Jack Trengove Nathan Jones Jeremy Howe
Jeremy Howe
(28) Jack Viney

2014 17th Glen Bartlett Peter Jackson Paul Roos Jack Grimes, Nathan Jones Nathan Jones Chris Dawes (20) Dom Tyson

2015 13th Glen Bartlett Peter Jackson Paul Roos Nathan Jones Bernie Vince Jesse Hogan
Jesse Hogan
(44) Jesse Hogan

2016 11th Glen Bartlett Peter Jackson Paul Roos Nathan Jones Jack Viney Jesse Hogan
Jesse Hogan
(41) Jayden Hunt

2017 9th Glen Bartlett Peter Jackson Simon Goodwin Nathan Jones Jack Viney Clayton Oliver Jeff Garlett
Jeff Garlett
(42) Clayton Oliver

Individual awards[edit] Best and Fairest[edit]

See Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal

Brownlow Medal
Brownlow Medal
winners[edit] Main article: Brownlow Medal

Ivor Warne-Smith
Ivor Warne-Smith
(1926, 1928) Don Cordner
Don Cordner
(1946) Brian Wilson (1982) Peter Moore (1984) Jim Stynes
Jim Stynes
(1991) Shane Woewodin (2000)

Leigh Matthews Trophy[edit] Main article: Leigh Matthews Trophy

Jim Stynes
Jim Stynes
(1991)

VFL Leading Goalkicker Medal winners (1897–1954)[edit]

Jack Leith
Jack Leith
(1897) Vince Coutie (1904) Harry Brereton (1911, 1912) Fred Fanning (1943, 1944, 1945, 1947)

Coleman Medal
Coleman Medal
winners (since 1955)[edit] Main article: Coleman Medal

David Neitz
David Neitz
(2002)

AFL Rising Star winners[edit] Main article: AFL Rising Star

Jared Rivers
Jared Rivers
(2004) Jesse Hogan
Jesse Hogan
(2015)

Mark of the Year
Mark of the Year
winners[edit] Main article: Mark of the Year

Shaun Smith (1995) (Mark of the Century)[47] Michael Newton (2007) Liam Jurrah
Liam Jurrah
(2010) Jeremy Howe
Jeremy Howe
(2012)

Goal of the Year winners[edit] Main article: Goal of the Year (AFL)

Jeff Farmer (1998)

All-Australian players – AFL (since 1991)[edit] Main article: All-Australian team

Jim Stynes
Jim Stynes
(1991, 1993) Garry Lyon
Garry Lyon
(1993, 1994, 1995) Stephen Tingay (1994) Todd Viney
Todd Viney
(1998) Jeff Farmer (2000) Adem Yze
Adem Yze
(2002) David Neitz
David Neitz
(1995, 2002) Jeff White (2004) James McDonald (2006) James Frawley (2010) Mark Jamar
Mark Jamar
(2010) Max Gawn
Max Gawn
(2016) Michael Hibberd
Michael Hibberd
(2017)

All-Australian players – Interstate Carnivals (1953–1988)[edit]

Ron Barassi
Ron Barassi
(1956, 1958, 1961) Brian Dixon (1961) Hassa Mann (1966) Gary Hardeman (1972) Robert Flower (1980, 1983) Danny Hughes (1988)

National team representatives (since 1998)[edit] Main article: Australia international rules football team

David Neitz
David Neitz
(1998, 2002) Jeff Farmer (1998) Jim Stynes
Jim Stynes
(1998) Todd Viney
Todd Viney
(1998) Shane Woewodin (2000) Adem Yze
Adem Yze
(2000, 2002) Cameron Bruce
Cameron Bruce
(2002, 2004) Clint Bizzell
Clint Bizzell
(2003) Brad Green (2004, 2010, 2011) Aaron Davey
Aaron Davey
(2005, 2006) Brent Moloney
Brent Moloney
(2005) Russell Robertson
Russell Robertson
(2005) James McDonald (2006) James Frawley (2010, 2011) Colin Sylvia
Colin Sylvia
(2011) Jack Trengove
Jack Trengove
(2011)

AFL Women's
AFL Women's
team[edit]

Melbourne
Melbourne
captain Daisy Pearce
Daisy Pearce
leads her players past the men's side during round 3 of the 2017 AFL Women's
AFL Women's
season.

In June 2013, the club fielded a women's representative side against Western Bulldogs
Western Bulldogs
in the first AFL-sanctioned women's exhibition match, held at the MCG. The two teams competed annually over the next three years for the Hampson-Hardeman Cup.[48] In 2016, when the AFL announced plans for AFL Women's, an eight team national women's league competition, Melbourne
Melbourne
was asked to submit an application for a licence alongside other AFL clubs. [49] The club was one of four Melbourne-based clubs to be granted a licence that year.[50] The club's first players were marquee signings Daisy Pearce
Daisy Pearce
and Melissa Hickey.[51] The full list was completed later in the year with signings and selections made in the October draft period. Oakleigh Chargers coach Mick Stinear
Mick Stinear
was appointed the team's inaugural head coach in September 2016.[52] Current squad[edit]

Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club (AFL Women's)

view talk edit

Senior list Rookie list Coaching staff

 1 Tegan Cunningham
Tegan Cunningham
 2 Meg Downie
Meg Downie
 3 Emma Humphries  4 Karen Paxman
Karen Paxman
 5 Elise O'Dea
Elise O'Dea
(vc)  6 Daisy Pearce
Daisy Pearce
(c)  7 Bianca Jakobsson
Bianca Jakobsson
 8 Sarah Lampard
Sarah Lampard
 9 Alyssa Mifsud
Alyssa Mifsud
10 Kate Hore
Kate Hore
11 Laura Duryea
Laura Duryea
12 Shelley Scott
Shelley Scott
13 Katherine Smith 14 Lily Mithen
Lily Mithen

15 Lauren Pearce
Lauren Pearce
16 Aliesha Newman
Aliesha Newman
17 Ashleigh Guest
Ashleigh Guest
18 Melissa Hickey
Melissa Hickey
(vc) 19 Jasmine Grierson
Jasmine Grierson
20 Claudia Whitfort
Claudia Whitfort
21 Harriet Cordner
Harriet Cordner
22 Maddy Guerin
Maddy Guerin
24 Brooke Patterson
Brooke Patterson
29 Eden Zanker
Eden Zanker
30 Richelle Cranston
Richelle Cranston
35 Cat Phillips
Cat Phillips
36 Ainslie Kemp
Ainslie Kemp

25 Maddie Shevlin 40 Anna Teague 46 Erin Hoare
Erin Hoare

Head coach

Mick Stinear

Assistant coaches

Shaun O'Loughlin Sam Radford

Legend:

(c) Captain(s) (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 22 March 2018 Source(s): Players, Coaches

Best and fairest winners[edit]

Season Recipient Ref.

2017 Daisy Pearce [53]

2018 Daisy Pearce [54]

See also[edit]

Melbourne
Melbourne
portal Australian rules football
Australian rules football
portal

List of Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club players Melbourne
Melbourne
Football Club/ Hawthorn Football Club
Hawthorn Football Club
planned merger Sport in Victoria Sport in Australia

Notes[edit]

1.^ Awarded to the best first year player (1933–2011), then to the best young player (2012–present). 2.^ In recess owing to war. 3.^ Sacked mid-season. 4.^ Caretaker coach. 5.^ Retired mid-season. 6.^ Resigned mid-season.

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