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Captains

The following men have captained and vice-captained Melbourne.

VFL/AFL


* Denotes a captain/coach

Captains

NameYears
Ned Sutton 1897-1898
Eddie Sholl 1899
Dick Wardill 1900
Fred McGinis 1901 (resigned after two games)
Bill McClelland 1901-1904
Frank Langley 1905
Arthur Sowden 1906
Vin Coutie 1907, 1910-1911
Hugh Purse 1908
Bernie Nolan 1909
Alf George 1912-1913
Len Incigneri 1914
Jack McKenzie 1915
George Haines* 1919-1920
Percy Wilson* 1921-1923
Bert Chadwick 1924-1927
Ivor Warne-Smith 1928-1931*
Francis Vine 1932-1933
Colin Niven 1934-1935
Allan La Fontaine 1936-1940
Percy Beames* 1941-1944
Norm Smith 1945-1947
Don Cordner 1948-1949
Shane McGrath 1950
Denis Cordner 1951-1953
Geoff Collins 1954
Noel McMahen 1955-1956
John Beckwith 1957-1959
Ron Barassi 1960-1964
Hassa Mann 1965-1968
Tassie Johnson 1969
Frank Davis 1970-1972
Stan Alves 1973-1976
Greg Wells 1977-1978
Carl Ditterich 1979-1980*
Robert Flower 1981-1987
Greg Healy 1988-1990
Garry Lyon 1991-1997
Todd Viney 1998-1999
David Neitz 2000-2008
James McDonald 2009-2010
Brad Green 2011
Jack Trengove 2012-2013
Jack Grimes 2012-2014
Nathan Jones 2014-
Jack Viney 2017-

Vice-Captains

(Incomplete. All multiple VC's or leadership groups from 2002-2012 and 2014)

NameYears
George Moysey 1898
Dick Wardill 1901 (retired after three games)
Frank Langley 1904
Vin Coutie 1905, 1909
Bernie Nolan 1907
Bobby Monk 1910
Wally Naismith 1912
Bill Hendrie 1915
Charlie Lilley 1919-1920, 1923
George Haines 1921-1922, 1925
Ted Thomas 1924
Ivor Warne-Smith 1926-1927
Bert Chadwick 1928
Bob Corbett 1929
Richard Taylor 1930-1931
Jimmy Abernethy 1932
Colin Niven 1933
Harry Long 1934
Allan La Fontaine 1935
Percy Beames 1936
John Lewis 1937
Jack Mueller 1938-1942, 1945-1947
Norm Smith 1943-44
Shane McGrath 1948-1949
Alby Rodda 1950
George Bickford 1951-1952
Noel McMahen 1953-1954
Ken Melville 1955-1956
Ron Barassi 1957-1959
John Beckwith 1960
Robert B Johnson 1961
Laurie Mithen 1962
Brian Dixon 1963
Hassa Mann 1964
Bryan Kenneally 1965-1966
Tassie Johnson 1967-1968
Stan Alves 1969
Barry Bourke 1970-1972
Gary Hardeman 1973-1976
Ray Biffin 1977-1978
Unknown 1979
Robert Flower 1980
Gary Baker 1981
Steven Smith 1982-1984
Gerard Healy 1985
Peter Moore 1986
Greg Healy 1987
Todd Viney 1988
Danny Hughes 1988-1989
Brett Lovett 1990
Jim Stynes 1991-1994
Stephen Tingay 1995
Unknown 1996
Glenn Lovett 1997-1998
David Neitz 1998-1999
David Schwarz 2000
Shane Woewodin 2001
Nathan Jones 2013
Lynden Dunn 2015

Pre-VFL

Captains

1859 Thomas Smith, Tom Wills, William Hammersley
1860 Thomas Smith, Tom Wills, William Hammersley
1861 Henry Harrison, Richard Wardill, Thomas Smith
1862 Sidney Woolley, Thomas Smith, George Nichols
1863 Sidney Woolley, Henry Harrison
1864 Henry Harrison, Richard Wardill, George Tait
1865 Henry Harrison, Richard Wardill
1866 Henry Harrison, Nathaniel Neal, Jack Conway
1867 Henry Harrison, William Freeman
1868 Henry Harrison, William Freeman, James Byrne
1869 - 1870 Henry Harrison
1871 Henry Harrison, Ben Goldsmith
1872 - 1873 James Byrne
1874 Ben Goldsmith
1875 Ben Goldsmith, Charles Forrester
1876 - 1879 Bob Sillett
1880 James Bennie
1881 Sam Lamrock
1882 Dave Rannard
1883 Murdoch McKenzie
1884 John Macdonald
1885 George Aitken, Frederick Franks
1886 Howard Morrison
1887 James Kelly
1888 Howard King
1889 - 1891 Eddie Fox
1892 William Aitken, Eddie Fox
1893 - 1894 Eddie Fox
1895 Eddie Fox, Joe Wilson
1896 Joe Wilson


Vice captains

1869 - 1871 James Byrne
1872 William Riggall
1873 Ben Goldsmith
1874 Larry Bell
1875 A.Loughnane
1876 George Down, Fred Baker
1877 James Macdonald
1878 Fred Baker
1879 Sam Lamrock
1880 Fred Baker
1881 Jim McKie
1882 Fred Baker
1883 James Morris
1884 Sam Thewlis, Frederick Franks
1885 Henry Rush, Frederick Franks
1886 Billy Carroll, Dick Robinson, James Kelly
1887 Ed Griffith
1888 George Strachan
1889 James Kelly, GH Benson
1890 - 1891 George Hallett
1892 Eddie Fox
1893 David Christy
1894 David Christy
1895 Joe Wilson, Patrick O'Loughlin
1896 Patrick O'Loughlin


Notes


Notes
Some sources say Francis Vine was captain in 1932 and show Warne-Smith as "non playing coach". He came out of retirement after the first month of the season but was not 'captain'.

Some sources say Garry Lyon vice-captain in 1990

Vin Coutie retired halfway through 1911. Hughie Odgers may have taken over as captain.

Media
The Argus - 16/05/1898
Examiner - 07/09/1910
Football Record 1923
Football Record 1933
"Melbourne FC appointments" - The Argus 17/02/1944
"Jones and Garland earn elevated leadership roles" - melbournefc.com.au 09/05/2013

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