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Pre-VFL Players

  • Denotes players who also appeared in the VFL from 1897 onwards.

1859 to 1896

PlayerYears
Josh Adams 1880 - 1881
Dave Adamson 1868 - 1869
Bill Ahern 1895
Dave Aitken 1877, 1879 - 1882
George Aitken 1882 - 1888
William Aitken 1889 - 1892
Harry Alessio 1885, 1889
David Arnott 1860 - 1861
Jack Bailey 1884
Charles Baker 1876 - 1883
Fred Baker 1876 - 1880
John Baker 1860 - 1864
Wilton Barfoot 1864 - 1866, 1868
Charles Barrass 1868 - 1869
Ted Barrass 1877
Larry Bell 1868 - 1875
James Bennie 1872 - 1880
John Bennie 1865 - 1876
Alexander Bennie 1881
Bob Booth 1880 - 1883
John Booth 1874 - 1879
Robert Boys 1884
William Brazenor 1859 - 1860
James Bride 1876
Alex Bruce 1859 - 1860
Jerry Bryant 1860 - 1861, 1863 - 1864
Kenny Burn 1888
Fred Burton 1888
George Burston 1877 - 1879
Charles Butler 1878
James Byrne 1868 - 1873
Vernon Cameron 1859
Donald Campbell 1865 - 1868
Jimmy Campbell 1862 - 1866
Charles Carr 1869 - 1876
Harry Carr 1877, 1882 - 1885
Robert Carr 1871 - 1874
Billy Carroll 1884 - 1886, 1890
Harry Chadwick 1868
Henry Champion 1883
Charles Chessell 1888
David Christy 1891 - 1896
Jim Clarke 1865
Walter Coldham 1876 - 1877
Jim Coles Unknown
Tom Colles 1869 - 1872
Bertie Collins 1883
John Colville 1866 - 1868
Arthur Connelly 1889 - 1892
Frank Conway 1883
Harry Conway 1886
Jack Conway 1860 - 1866
Ted Cook 1877 - 1878
Bransby Cooper 1872
Sam Cosstick 1860 - 1862
Claude Couchman 1880s-1890s
Albert Coulson 1884 - 1886
Charles Coulson 1885 - 1886
Frank Crohan 1878
Charles Crooke 1873
William Crooke 1878 - 1879
George Cussen 1884
Leo Cussen 1884
George Dana 1866 - 1867
Raleigh Davidson 1872 - 1876
Archibald Douglas 1882 - 1884
Percy Douglass 1882
George Down 1876 - 1877
Harry Downes 1876 - 1881
Jack Edwards Unknown
Bob Ewing 1887 - 1888
William Finlay 1866 - 1872
Robert Fleming 1865 - 1866
Charlie Forbes ?
Charles Forrester 1868 - 1878
Eddie Fox 1887 - 1895
William Freeman 1867 - 1876
Herbert Fry 1889 - 1896 *
William Gaggin 1867, 1869 - 1870, 1872
Charlie Garton 1885 - 1887
Robert Gibson 1892
Robert Gillett 1880s
Ben Goldsmith 1868 - 1877
Bill Gorman 1865 - 1866, 1869
Tom Gorman 1866
James Green 1865, 1867 - 1868
Ed Griffith 1885 - 1888, 1890
Harry Guy 1866 - 1867
George Hallett 1886 - 1890
William Hammersley 1859 - 1861
Herbert Hammill 1864, 1873 - 1876
Ernest Harrison 1868 - 1871
Henry Harrison 1859 - 1861, 1863 - 1871
Alf Healing 1889 - 1896 *
George Hebden 1872
Tom Hepburn 1866 - 1874
Charlie Hillsden 1867 - 1868
Frank Hillsden 1866 - 1867
Matt Honey 1893
Tom Hope 1864 - 1865, 1868 - 1870
James Horan 1866 - 1867
Tommy Horan 1874 - 1875
Dick Houston 1889
George Houston 1875 - 1879, 1881
Ernest Howes 1892 - 1894
Harry Hughes 1895 *
Edward Hurst 1868
George Hurst 1868
William Hurst 1866 - 1868
Charles Ireland 1870 - 1874
de Courcey Ireland 1865 - 1867
James Ireland 1865
Richard Ireland 1865, 1867
Tom Ireland 1865 - 1872
Fred James 1880
Jimmy Johnston 1885 - 1886
Jack Keane 1893
James Kelly 1885 - 1891
Richard Kelly 1887 - 1894
George Kennedy 1864 - 1866
Joe Kerrigan 1886, 1889
Howard King 1887 - 1889
Billy Kneen 1874 - 1876
Sam Lamrock 1878 - 1883
Jack Leith 1896 *
Austin Lewis 1892 - 1896 *
Arthur Ley 1883
Frank Longden 1882
Jack Lorraine 1892
Andrew Loughnan 1870 - 1875
Austin Loughnan 1869 - 1876
Alfred May 1859 - 1862
James McDonald 1876 - 1877, 1880
John Macdonald 1875 - 1884
William Manifold 1880 - 1881
George Marshall 1860 - 1861
Theophilis Marshall 1865 - 1866
Lew Massey 1890 - 1894 *
Jim McCarthy 1894 - 1896
Bill McCulloch 1895 - 1896 *
Fred McGinis 1894 - 1896 *
Archie McIntyre 1883 - 1884
Dave McClelland 1894
Coiler McCracken 1868 - 1869
John McIlwraith 1880s
Alex McKenzie 1888 - 1889, 1895
Murdoch McKenzie 1879 - 1885
Jim McKie 1876 - 1882
Hugh McLean 1890 - 1891
Robert McLeod ?
Henry Mitchell 1895 - 1896 *
George Moodie 1895 - 1896 *
James Morris 1881 - 1884
Howard Morrison 1882 - 1886, 1888 - 1889
George Moysey 1893 - 1896 *
Stuart Murray 1879
Thomas Nash 1880, 1882
Utar Nicholas 1875 - 1877
Henry Oakley 1879, 1881
Harry O'Bern 1886
Orlando O'Brien 1865, 1867
Patrick O'Dea 1892 - 1895
George O'Mullane 1865
David Ogilvy 1866 - 1868
George Pilley 1881 - 1883
Fred Plant 1882 - 1886, 1888
Fred Pohlman 1883 - 1884
Charles Power 1879 - 1883
Frank Power 1879 - 1882
Herb Power 1881 - 1883
Thomas Power 1881
Neville Pringle Unknown
Robert Ramsay 1890, 1892
Dave Rannard 1881 - 1883
William Reeve 1876 - 1877
Ted Reynolds 1888
John Rickards 1883
William Riggall 1865, 1867 - 1872
Frank Rivers 1888
Dick Robinson 1882 - 1883, 1885 - 1887
Hugh Ross 1876 - 1878
Charles Rosser 1881
John Rosser 1881
Arthur Rusden 1888
George Rylah 1879
Alexander Salton 1891
Will Sandilands 1877 - 1879
William Schutt 1888
Percy Serjeant 1875 - 1878, 1880
Fred Sheahan 1890 - 1896 *
Eddie Sholl 1893 - 1896 *
Bob Sibley 1880 - 1881
Bob Sillett 1874 - 1882
Bob Simson 1877 - 1880
Mark Smith 1865
Murray Smith 1865
Robert Smith 1861, 1863, 1865
Thomas Smith 1859 - 1862
Fred Stephen 1877
Billy Stiffe 1881 - 1884, 1887
James Stodart 1865, 1867 - 1870
George Strachan 1883 - 1889
Percy Stub 1884 - 1885
Ted Strahan 1889
Lewis Suhard 1877
Ned Sutton 1895 - 1896 *
Herbert Syme 1881 - 1882
George Tait 1860 - 1864
Alfred Toll ?
Eddie Toms 1890, 1895
Edwin Towle 1869 - 1875
Harry Trowbridge 1889
Harry Upton 1879
Frank Waldron 1878 - 1879
Ben Wardill 1862 - 1865
Dick Wardill 1893 - 1896 *
Richard Wardill 1860 - 1867
George Watson 1874 - 1877
John Watson 1880 - 1882
George Waugh 1866 - 1877
Charles Wheatland 1873 - 1875
Egbert Wills 1872, 1878
Horace Wills 1864
Tom Wills 1859 - 1860, 1864 - 1865
James Wilson 1881 - 1882
Joe Wilson 1890 - 1896
Thomas Wray 1859 - 1860
James Wright 1865, 1867
Arthur Young 1880
Charlie Young 1890's - 1896 *

Unknown players

Some names may have been spelling errors by the newspapers of the day, or players of the same surname who played in close proximity to each other. Names may also be of committeemen who didn't play. Career dates are indicative only.

See also Unknown Players for all post-VFA players who are not fully identified.

1859-1870

PlayerYearNotes
G. Abbott 1859, 1861 Not an MCC member
A. Ainslie 1862, 1865 From Scotch College
Airey 1860
W. Aitken 1864-1866, 1874 From Castlemaine. Also played for Royal Park in 1865. Returned from Castlemaine in 1874
EC Amsinck 1860-1864 Also played for Richmond in 1860/61
F. Armytage/Armitage 1860-1861, 1864 Also played for Geelong in 1861-63. Possibly from Geelong Grammar
C. Aryey 1860 Also played for Scotch College and South Yarra during 1860
T. Baker 1860-61Also played for South Yarra in 1860.
A. Balcombe 1864-65 From South Yarra/Melbourne Grammar. Also played for South Yarra in 1865 and 1869
Bald/Bold 1867
Ballanytne 1865 A Ballantyne also played for Royal Park in the same year
R. Barker 1864
W. Barker 1864, 1866, 1869-75
Barker 1869-70 played in 1879 past players side
Barnes 1868
W. Barter1860Also played for Richmond in 1860
L. Bell 1864 Possibly Larry Bell
LN Bell 1867 Larry Bell
Bertenshaw 1869
Bird1860
W. Basevi/Busevi 1860 Also played for Richmond in 1860
Blackett 1864
F. Brown 1862 Possibly the same as G Brown
G. Brown 1862, 1864 Possibly the same as F. Brown
C. Blanchard 1862
F. Bruford 1865-1869
Butt 1864
Jas Byrne 1870 Possibly the same as the 1886 Jas Byrne.
C. Barass 1868 A C Barass also played for Carlton in 1868.
Barfoot 1867 Possibly the C. Barfoot who played for Albert Park in 1869
Barber 1866
Barnes 1868
LN Bell 1867 May have been the same as Larry Bell
LW Bell 1868-1870
Benford 1868 Probably the same as the 1868 Bruford
J. Bennie 1865-1868 Probably John Bennie
Bird 1860
Birkmire 1864 A "Birkmyre" played for South Yarra in 1866
FH Bruford 1865-70 Probably the same as the 1868 Burford, the 1868 Benford or the 1862 from Geelong. Also played for Carlton in 1868
HH Budd 1860, 1864Also played for South Yarra in 1860 and 1867.
Butt 1864
T. Butterworth 1859 On the committee in 1859
H. Bryant 1860
Byrne 1866-67
J. Byrne 1859-1861 Not an MCC member in 1859. Possibly James Byrne. Also played for Richmond in 1860
Cahill 1864
D. Cameron 1861
Cameron 1864
Campbell 1860
A. Campbell 1864-65
C. Campbell 1864
Dal. Campbell 1864-67 Probably not Donald Campbell
D. Campbell 1867 Probably Dal. Campbell
W. Campbell 1865-1866
H. Carr 1868
G. Carter 1861
C. Chessell 1868 Also played for Emerald Hill in 1868. Captain of Albert Park from 1869 through 1874. Went to Carlton in 1871 but returned to Albert Park during the year and stayed with them into 1873
A. Clarke 1860 From Scotch College. Also played for Richmond in 1860
JA Clarke 1868, 1870
JE Clarke 1865Also played for Royal Park in 1865
Cock 1864
Collis 1864
W. Conway 1860-1861 Not John Conway
Combe 1864
Copland/Copeland 1867-68
R. Cooper 1860, 1864Also played for South Yarra in 1860.
G. Cosstick 1860-61 Also played for Richmond in 1861
R. Courtney 1860Also played for South Yarra in 1860.
J. Crosbie 1860
Darcy/Darehy 1865
W. Darke 1865 From Melbourne Grammar
Davison 1865 Separate to Davidson
Davison 1867 Possibly the same as the 1865 Davison
Davidson 1865-66 Separate to Davison
Deane 1862
Delahey/Delaney 1865
A. Dennis 1860Also played for South Yarra in 1860.
A. Devlin 1864
Dinwoodie 1864, 1866
E. Disher 1868 From Emerald Hill
W. Doherty 1860-61
J. Dowling 1863, 1871, 1874
W. Downes 1864-1865
D. Duff 1869-72 Also played for University in 1869.
G. Elliott 1861Also played for Richmond in 1861.
Emerson 1862
Ferguson 1867 Left after 1867
Fisher 1870
Fitzgerald 1868
J. Forrester 1867-1871, 1873-1874
W. Freame 1860, 1864Also played for Richmond in 1860
C. Gair/Garr 1867 One of the captains of South Yarra in 1869
A. Gates 1866
JJ Graham 1869 Second 20 secretary
WJ Greig 1860-61, 1864-65 Probably the 1865 Greig. Also played for South Yarra in 1860 and 1861/62 and was one of their captains in 61/62. Played for South again in 1865 and 1867
C. Grut 1859-1860, 1862
Haggett 1864
F. Haynes 1874
C. Hayward 1864 From South Yarra
ES Harley 1864
E. Harrison 1860 Possibly Ernest Harrison
Hor. Harrison 1867-1868 Also played for University (Possibly Horace?)
J. Heath 1861Also played for Richmond in 1861.
J. Henderson 1859
Henderson 1870
H. Henty 1860
Hepburn 1866
HC Hepburn 1867
T. Hepburn 1867-1870
Hetherington 1867
J. Hewitt 1864, 1866
Hickling 1864
E. Hinton 1867-1869
H. Hodges 1864 From Melbourne Grammar. Joined University in 1865
Hodkinson/Hodgkinson 1860
P. Hodgkinson 1870
J. Holland 1867 Also played for University in 1867
A. Hope 1860-1864 Secretary/Treasurer for most of 1863. A player named Hope also played for University in 1865. Possibly Tom Hope. Also played for Richmond in 1860/61
R. Hope 1869-1870
W. Hurst 1860 Possibly William Hurst
Huy 1866
Ireland 1860
F. Ireland 1867
N. Jacomb 1859, 1864 Played for Richmond and University in 1860
Jacomb 1864 Possibly the same as the 1859 Jacomb
J. James 1867
Jellett 1866
W. Johnston 1863, 1868 From Melbourne Grammar School. May have been out of the game from 1864-1867
Kelly 1864
CJ. Kenworthy 1859-1864Also played for Richmond in 1860/61, South Yarra and St Kilda in 1861.
W. King 1868 From Melbourne Grammar
T. Leach 1868-1869
Levick 1865
L. Lewin 1870
Lightfoot 1860
Little 1865
Lobb 1865
Lock/Locke 1865-67Also played for Royal Park in 1865
W. Lucas 1861-1862
Mack 1867 Also played for South Melbourne in 1867
F. Marsden 1868, 1871
T. Marshall 1860 Possibly Theophilis Marshall. Also played for Richmond in 1860
W. Martyr 1864 From Geelong. Joined University in 1865
McLennan 1869-1870
T. McCarthy 1865Also played for Royal Park in 1865
McCormack 1864
C. McCracken 1868-1869, 1871-73 From Scotch College. Also played for University in 1869. Joined Essendon in 1874.
A. McCrae 1859
McLennan 1868, 1870
J. McGregor 1861
McIvor 1859 injured in 02/07/1859 practice match
T. McLaughlin 1867
E. MacKenzie 1862
J. MacKenzie 1862
R.McKenzie/Mackenzie 1859-1860Also played for South Yarra in 1860. Joined Ricmond in 1861.
C. McCracken 1865, 1868 Also played for University in both seasons
McLennan 1868-1872
A. McPherson 1859
J. McPherson/MacPherson 1860-1866 From Scotch College. Also played for St Kilda and University in 1861, and Royal Park in 1863. Played for University and a South Yarra/University combination in 1864/65 and for University solely in 1866.
J. McNaughton 1864 From Scotch College
McPherson 1863, 1865
G. Metcalf/Metcalfe 1864 From Geelong, joined South Yarra during the season. And played for University durign the year
A. Michie 1866From South Yarra/Melbourne Grammar
H. Montgomery 1859-1860
J. Moodie/Moody 1867-1868
S. Moodie 1868
T. Moodie/Moody 1867-68
W. Moore 1859
Morrell 1867, 1870-72 From South Yarra in 1870 but appeared for South again in 1871.
R. Morrison 1859-1861
E. Mortimer 1859
Motherwell 1864
Murphy 1864-65Also played for South Yarra in 1865
H. Murray 1860, 1865Also played for South Yarra in 1865
S. Murray 1865Also played for South Yarra in 1865
T. Murray 1860, 1862 From Scotch College. Also played for South Yarra in 1860 and 1862
R. Murray 1859
N. Neal 1865-66Also played for Royal Park in 1865. Captain in some games in 1866
Newman 1867
GM Nicholls/Nichols 1860-1864, 1866 Secretary/Treasurer briefly in 1863. Also played for Richmond in 1860 and 1861. Captain for some games in 1862 and leading goalkicker that year with 2
A. Norcott 1863, 1873 Possibly Amos Norcott
M. O'Brien 1864-1865
O'Brien 1867
G. O'Mullane 1860, 1862, 1864-65 May have been George O'Mullane. From Melbourne Grammar. Also played for South Yarra in 1860, and appeared only with them and St Kilda in 1861. Also played for South Yarra in 1865
A. Ogilvy 1864 From Scotch College. Also played for South Yarra
J. Ogilvie 1859, 1864, 1866 Not an MCC member in 1859. Played for South Yarra only in 1860/61/62 and for South Yarra as well in 1864
D. Ogilvie/Ogilvy 1860, 1865-1866, 1868 From Scotch College. Also played for South Yarra in 1860 and played there permanently in 1861/62. Probably David Ogilvy. Also played for South Yarra in 1865, 1866 and 1868-70
Ogilvie 1864-65 Possibly David Ogilvy. J and D Ogilvie both played for South Yarra and Melbourne in 1866.
Jas Ogilvie 1865-66 Played for Also played for South Yarra in 1865 and both South Yarra/Melbourne in 1866
Oldham 1859 Possibly the J. Oldham who played for University in 1861
Osborne 1864-65
J. Osward/Oswald 1867
M. Pender 1863
W. Perraton 1864-66, 1870
A. Petrie 1861
M Petrie 1860Also played for Richmond in 1860
RS Petrie 1859 Not an MCC member in 1859
T. Petrie 1864
Petrie 1869 Possibly the 1877 Petrie. Possibly F. Petrie who played for Geelong in 1869 or Albert Park in 1870
R. Pinnock 1864-65 To South Yarra in 1867
Pope 1860
E. Powell 1864-65
K. Rayer 1861 Possibly the same as JW. Rayer
JW Rayer 1861 Probably the same as K. Rayer. Also played for Richmond in 1861.
R. Richardson 1864-65Also played for Carlton in 1865
G. Robinson 1860
A. Robinson 1868
Roche 1868
JB Russell 1859-1862 Not an MCC member in 1859. Also played for Richmond in 1860
H. Ryan 1869-1875 From South Yarra/Melbourne Grammar. Also played for Sth Yarra during the year
M. Ryan 1861 Possibly the same Ryan from 1867. Also played for Richmond in 1861.
Ryan 1867-70 Possibly the same Ryan from 1861
Scott 1866
Searll/Searil 1869-1870 Probably the same as Serrell
Serrell 1865-66, 1870 Probably the same as Searll/Searil
J. Sewell 1859 Treasurer and committeeman
Shepherd/Shephard 1859-1860 Not an MCC member
J. Shiels 1860-66Also played for Richmond in 1860/61. Played for University in 1867. Played for University in 1868.
T. Shiels 1861 Possibly same as J. Shiels
GJ. Shoosmith/Shoesmith 1861-65 Also played for Richmond in 1861.
H Smith 1864 From Scotch College
M. Smith 1860 May be Mark Smith.
E. Snodgrass 1866 From South Yarra
E. Stodart 1866-1868, 1870
EH Stephens 1864-1867
Stevens 1867
Stewart 1870
L. Stypman 1861
J. Sullivan 1868
P. Sullivan 1867, 1870
JW Sutton 1861
TW Sutton 1861
W. Symonds 1864
W. Thomas 1864-65, 1867-1874 Also played for University in 1864 and 1868
Thompson 1862 Possibly H Thompson
Thompson 1864 Possibly the same a H Thompson from 1861
H. Thompson 1860-1861, 1864 From Melbourne Grammar
W. Thompson 1860
Toohey 1865Also played for Royal Park in 1865
J. Treacy/Treacey 1864-65 From Melbourne Grammar. Possibly the same as Treacy 1870 or either P or R Treacey
P. Treacy 1865
R. Treacey 1865-1866 From Melbourne Grammar
Treacy 1870-1872 Possibly the same as Tracey 1865
Trickett 1864
BW Wardill 1865 Not Ben Wardill
G. Watson 1873 Also played for St Kilda Juniors in 1873
R. Waugh 1860, 1866-67 From Royal Park
H. Webb 1864
R. Webb 1859
W. Webb 1859
Welch/Welsh 1861-1862
Whitelaw 1869
T. Whyte 1866-67 Also played for Geelong from 1867-1869, 1871. May have been from Geelong College
Wildman 1869
D. Wilke/Wilkie 1864-65 From Scotch College
J. Wilke/Wilkie 1864-65 From University (1861)
C. Willan 1865, 1872 Also played for University
E. Wills 1864 Probably Egbert Wills. From Geelong Grammar. Also played with Geelong in 1864
P. Wills 1864
Williams 1868
Williams 1865Also played for Carlton in 1865. Probably Bill Williams or Jim Williams
O. Williams 1870-71, 1875 Possibly the 1868-70 Williams. Also played for South Yarra in 1870 and 1871.
W. Williams 1859 From Scotch College
Wilson 1866
HR Woolley 1859-1862Also played for Richmond in 1860
HK Woolley 1865-1867
J Woolley 1860
MK Woolley 1865
S Woolley 1859-1862 Captain for some games in 1862/3
Woolley 1864, 1867
J. Wright 1865, 1867, 1872Also played for South Yarra in 1865 and 1867

1871-1880

PlayerYearNotes
Anderson 1873-1874 From Geelong during 1873
O. Anderson 1878 Second 20
H. Anthony 1876-1879 Possibly the same as Anthony 1883 or T. Anthony
T. Anthony 1876-1877, 1881From East Melbourne
Baker 1874 Probably Charles Baker or Fred Baker
Barlow 1877-1878 Second 20
Barnes 1877
H. Batterbury 1878 From Clifton. Joined Essendon in 1879 and West Melbourne in 1880.
Beckwith 1879 Second 20 in 1879
Beckerfield 1877-78 Second 20
Beckerfield 1877-78 Second 20. Two Beckfields played in the same Second 20 team.
J. Bell 1878
Birtwistle 1878Second 20
Birtwistle 1878Second 20. Two Birtwistles playerd in the same Second 20 team
Blair 1873
Boyd 1876 May have been James Boyd
W. Boys 1878-1883 Name misspelled as Boyes in some newspapers. Photo uploaded. Treasurer in 1883. Full name FW. From Hawthorn. Described as a "First class back, good kick with either foot"
Brodie 1877 Second 20
J. Byrne 1877 Probably James Byrne. Second 20.
Campbell 1873
Carr 1874 Possibly the Charles Carr or Robert Carr from 1869 or 1877. Maybe Robert Carr
Carr 1877 Noted as having left the colony at the end of the year. Maybe Robert Carr or Charles Carr
GM Carter 1873
Cauley 1875 Second 20
Chapman 1877
Charles 1873
J. Chuck 1880
Clendinning 1881 From Toorak
C. Cock 1879-1880 From Castlemaine. Joined Fitzroy in 1884.
JV Cook 1878-1879 Played for Victoria in 1879. Left for Newtown, Tasmania in 1880. Later became a Police Superintendent
JW Cook 1878 A J Cook played in 1879. Not clear which one. Probably the "W Cook" shown in some sources
J. Cooper 1877 From Carlton/Albert Park (1877)/Carlton Imperial (1877)
Cooper 1878 Possibly Bransby Cooper or J. Cooper.
Corrigan 1872-1873
F. Cousens 1880 Second 20
F. Crohan 1878-1879 Photo uploaded. From Corio/Kardinia/Geelong/Richmond Standard
Crosby 1875 Second 20
G. Cullen 1874-1877
E. Cumming 1877
Darchy 1872-73 From South Yarra/East Melbourne in late 1872. May have not played since 1866.
E. Darlot/Darlott 1880-1881
Dillon 1876
Dismorr 1875 Second 20
Donaldson 1878
Douglas 1877
J. Dowling 1875
G. Down 1875-1876 Joined from Geelong during 1875
Downes 1879 Brother of Harry Downes.
Dunstone 1878 Second 20
England 1875 Two Englands played in 1875, one was in the Second 20only
T. Fairbairn 1879 From Geelong Grammar/geelong
Flynn 1879
Ford 1873 President
S. Forrester 1872
M. Fowler 1874
C. Franks 1880
Fraser 1877
Fuller 1872 From Ballarat
N. Fullarton 1877 From Carlton Imperial
Fullarton 1878 Second 20
Gardiner 1877
Gellatly 1876
WF Gilchrist 1877, 1879 Also played Second 20 in 1877. From Clifton. Returned there in 1878 then returned to Melbourne
F. Gilchrist 1878 Second 20
Gleeson 1888 To Fitzroy in 1889
Glendinning 1877 Second 20 in 1877
Goer 1878 Possibly Carlton's William Goer mistakenly listed as a Melbourne player.
P. Goldsmith 1874-1877 Possibly the same as Louis Goldsmith
Gordon 1875 Second 20
E. Gourlay 1871 Also played for South Yarra in 1871.
Graham 1875 Second 20
Graham 1877 Possibly the JJ Graham who was Second 20 secretary in 1869. Second 20.
C. Graves 1880 From East Melbourne (shown in some sources at J. Graves)
Green 1878 Possibly the same as James Green
Gregg 1877
Grey 1879-1880 Doctor and Vice-President
Grice 1873Also played for University in 1873
R. Hamilton 1881-83
D. Harrison 1879
F. Haymes 1879 Possibly the same as F. James from 1880
Heath 1883 Second 20
Hender 1875 Second 20
A. Henderson 1878
Henderson 1879 Second 20
W. Henderson 1880, 1882-1883 Moved to Queensalnd in 1881
Henry 1878
J. Hill 1880
A. Hopkins 1880 From St Kilda/Toorak. Moved to Queensland in 1881
W. Hopkins 1876-77 From Geelong/University-St Kilda
Houston 1872
A. Houston 1877-1878, 1880. May be the same as George Houston
Huie 1871 From Geelong/Albert Park
Hyne 1872
Inglis 1873
Irons 1874-1875, 1877-78 Second 20 in 1875 and 1877/78
F. James 1880From Essendon. Returned there during the season
H. Jennings 1873-1875 Also played for St Kilda Juniors and University in 1873. Joined St Kilda in 1878
"Snipe" Jennings 1875 Described as a veteran
C. Jenvey 1874-1875, 1878-1879, 1881Secretary in 1879. Photo of a Jenvey uploaded
HW Jenvey 1877 Also played second 20 in 1877.
Jenvey 1877 Second 20 in 1877
J. Johnson 1874-1877 From Wesley College. To Sale in 1878, joined West Melbourne in 1879
Johnson 1878Joined Sale in 1879
Kelleher 1877-78 Second 20
Kerrigan 1878 Probably one of the Kerrigans who played in the 1880s.
Kinnear 1878 Second 20
Kirkpatrick 1883 Second 20
F. Kitz 1878From Elwood
Lamrock 1875-1877 Second 20 Probably not the same as SC Lamrock
Landon 1875
Lawrence 1875 Second 20
P. Le Neveu 1879 From Geelong
Lempriere 1878-1879 From St Kilda. Photo uploaded. May have been called Lempirere Pringle or Pringle Lempriere. May have been the T. Lempriere with St Kilda in 1874
R. Lewers 1883
E. Longden 1877-80 Retired end 1880 with hip injury
AW Longden 1878-80 From Barwon/Geelong College. Also known as W Longden. Went to Adelaide in 1881
Loughnane 1876 Not Austin Loughnan
J. Lucas 1879-1880 From Scotch College/Clifton Also Second 20 in 1879
Lush 1877
Macarthur 1874
Macaw 1875 Second 20
EH MacGregor 1883From East Melbourne
F. Macoboy 1872 From Geelong, then joined South Yarra. May have been the Macoboy who played for Sandhurst against Melbourne in 1874
Marks 1873
R. Marshall 1874-1875 From Elwood
W. Mathieson 1879
McGrath 1877-78Second 20 in 1878
McArthur 1874
McEwan 1878 Second 20
McFarlane 1877 Second 20
McFie 1877 Second 20
McGrath 1877 Second 20
T. McGuigan 1877From St Patrick's College. To Powlett 1878. Back to Melbourne then to East Melbourne midway through 1880. Also played with University in 1880.
J. McKenzie 1880 Possibly Alex McKenzie or the McKenzie from 1879
McKie 1879, 1882 At least one of A. McKie or Jim McKie played in 1879. Photo uploaded. Appeared as an emergency in an 1882 game.
A. McKie 1877-1878
McLean 1878 Second 20
G. Meader 1880 From Hawthorn
Miller 1873-1874
P. Miller 1877 Second 20 in 1877
W. Moffatt 1876-1877 Left the colony in early 1878 and resigned his position as treasurer
Montgomery 1875 Second 20
McGonigal 1872
Moore 1873-1874
Muir 1878 Second 20
Munro 1875 Two Munros played in the Second 20
A. Munro 1877 From Toorak
Nash 1882 Possibly F or T Nash. Retired at the end of the season.
F. Nash 1878, 1880
Nicholas 1876-1878, 1883 Probably Utar Nicholas
Norcott 1875 Second 20. Probably not Amos Norcott
Norman 1873-1875 Second 20 in 1875
H. Oakley 1879 From St Kilda. Also played for University in 1879.
Oliver 1873-1874
A. Oliver 1880From Melbourne Grammar
Oswald 1877 Second 20 in 1877
F. Page 1876-1878 From East Melbourne
G. Page 1878 Moved to Wellington, New Zealand in 1879
P. Page 1878
M. Pender 1872
Percival 1877
T. Petrie 1877
Power 1877
F. Power 1879-1880 From West Melbourne
Ray 1875 Second 20
T. Reade 1873
W Reeve 1876-1877 Also known as TW Reeve. From Albert Park
Robbin 1878 Second 20
WHL Roberts 1880-1881 Also known as L. Roberts. From Melbourne Grammar/Hawthorn
Robertson 1878 Possibly the same as the 1882 Robertson
H. Sampson 1874-75 Joined Carlton Imperial in 1876 and Albert Park in 1877
Samuels 1877-78 Second 20
E. Scott 1874-1876
Scott 1877 Second 20 in 1877
Sergeant 1875 From University
G. Searcey/Searcy 1875 A non-playing club member who filled in during the July 1875 Match vs Albert Park when the club was unable to field a full side
S. Seward 1877 From Hawthorn
C. Sherrard/Sherard 1877-1879 From Ballarat
Slight 1878-79 Umpire in 1879. Photo uploaded. Might not have played for Melbourne and been the Albert Park Slight from 1878.
E Smart 1879 From Scotch College/Kew. Possibly the same as the 1880 E.Smart.
EA Smart 1880 From Kew High School. Retired end 1880
Smith 1877 Second 20 in 1877
Snowden 1879
Stoddart 1878 Second 20
Stokes 1874-1875 Defender
F. Strickland 1874-1875 Joined St Kilda in 1876
CH Swanson 1878-1879 Second 20 in 1877/78
CH Swyer 1879, 1881 Photo uploaded. Played in an 1898 old players game. Joined Albury in 1882. Described as a good marking half-back
E Silvester/Sylvester 1880 From Hamilton
J. Tennent 1878
Traynor 1878
Trickett 1875
Vage 1877
F. Webb 1877
HH Webb 1877 From East Melbourne
C. Williams 1872-73
W. Williams 1871, 1873-1876
W. Williams 1877
Wills 1872, 1875, 1877, 1878 Possibly Tom Wills. Second 20 in 1875, 1877, 1888
S. Wilson 1874, 1876 From Collingwood
J. Wright 1875 Possibly James Wright

1881-1890

PlayerYearNotes
WM Abernethy 1883-84 Second 20 during 1883 and 1884. Photo uploaded. To University in 1885. Defender
Adams ?? Also played at Portarlington and Essendon. Rejoined Essendon in 1890.
J. Affleck 1884-85 Photo uploaded. Fast and a strong mark. From Melbourne Grammar
A. Agg 1888
Aitken 1882-84 Possibly Dave Aitken in 1882. An Aitken played Second 20 in 1883.
R. Aitken 1886 Joined from Carlton early 1886. Forward.
JC Allen 1883 Second 20 secretary
G. Allen 1889
Anthony 1883 Possibly H. Anthony
Arthur 1889
Ashmore 1883 Second 20
Atkin 1881 Possibly D. Atken
N. Atkins 1883 From Geelong
Avery 1889
WR Bailey 1885-87 From the Avenue club. Not WH Bailey. Joined Carlton in 1888. Half back.
WH Bailey 1881From Hawthorn Grammar School. Described as a "Grand mark and kick"
Bain 1889-1890
S. Baird 1885-87 Left the colony in June 1887. Forward.
Barfoot 1886
H. Barker 1888To Williamstown in June
Barnard 1882-1883
Barry 1885
J. Begg 1884 From Sandridge
W. Begg 1884From Sandridge
Bell 1885
A. Bennie 1881 Probably Alexander Bennie
G. Benson 1888-1889 From Ballarat
J. Benson 1889 From Coburg. Back to Coburg in 1890.
Biers 1890
Birtwhistle 1882 Played pre-season. Probably the same as the 1878 Birtwhistles.
Black 1884
Blair 1889
Bogle 1890 From Port Melbourne
Bower 1883 From Collingwood Imperial/East Melbourne. Sometimes called Bowen.
R. Boys 1884 Second 20
DE. Brayshay 1883-85 Second 20 in 1883. Also played for Powlett in 1883 where he was voted best player. Joined University in 1886. May have rejoined Melbourne in 1887.
G. Brayshay 1886 University player who played on Tasmanian tour.
Bridges 1890
E. Brooks 1888
J. Brooks 1887-1888From South Ballarat late in 1887. Also played in the Second 20 the next year
Broughton 1882 From Geelong
R. Brown 1885-89From South Melbourne Juniors. To Tasmania in 1890.
Brumley 1890
Buick 1884From East Melbourne/South Yarra
T. Burke 1887-1888 Second 20 in 1888. From Fitzroy.
W. Burns 1886-88 From Ballarat Imperial or Port Melbourne during 1886. Also shown as leaving Ballarat Imperial before 1887. Follower.
F. Burton 1888From Sydney. To St Kilda in early July
B. Buscombe 1886From Kyneton
Butler 1882 Probably Charles Butler
R. Byers 1890 From Brighton. Played for Essendon in 1894 without obtaining a permit
HJ Byrne 1881
A. Carnegie 1887 From Union Jack
T. Carah 1888-89 Toured Brisbane
J. Carroll 1885From Richmond Union
Carroll 1888 Second 20
Carroll 1889 From another club. Played one game
C. Carter 1885From Carlton during year. Back at Carlton in 1886.
A. Chalmers 1882Fill in player from Albion Imperial
B. Champion 1883-84
E. Champion 1884 Second 20. From Melbourne Grammar. Possibly same as J Champion. Missed 1885 and played for University in 1886.
H. Champion 1883, 1885From East Melbourne. Joined University in 1886.
J Champion 1884From Melbourne Grammar
HT/HV Champion 1885 Committee in 1885. Could be any of the 1884 Champions or the Second 20 Champion in 1884. Appointed engineer and surveyor of the shire of Rosedale in August 1885.
J. Champion 1884 Second 20
Champion 1885 One of the Champions went to University in 1886
Christian 1886 Second 20
A. Christy 1884From Ballarat. Probably David Christy
H. Claringbould 1889 From South Williamstown/Williamstown. Back to Williamstown in 1890.
Clarke 1889
Cleary 1886From Hobart
R. Clough 1890From Brunswick
Cohen 1883 Second 20
N. Cohen 1889-1890 Probably the same as the 1890 Cohen. From Scotch College
Collas 1888 Second 20
A. Collie/Colley 1885From South Yarra. To Prahran 1886.
Collis 1883, 1886 Second 20
A. Conroy 1881
Comber 1888-1889
Constable 1886 Second 20
Corben 1883 From Northcote. Second 20.
Cording 1888 Toured Brisbane
Costelloe 1885
Cotter 1883 Second 20
G. Cragg 1884
Crooks 1888 Toured Brisbane
P. Cunningham 1883 From Toorak
Cutler 1884 Second 20
Dally 1883 Second 20
Darcy 1890
Davies/Davis 1890 From University. Also played for University during 1890
Davis 1886 Second 20
Davis 1888 Second 20
T. Deane 1889 From 'Juniors'. To Richmond in 1890.
Denis 1885-86 Second 20
Denis 1886 Two Dennis' played in Second 20
Dennis 1886, 1888 Second 20 - Probably the same as Denis
Diamond 1886 Second 20
T. Dickson/Dickeson 1886From South Melbourne
J. Dobell 1889 From 'Juniors'. To North Melbourne in 1890.
Dobson 1888 Second 20
T. Dodds 1886-87 From South Melbourne in late 1886. Played in an 1898 old players game. Forward.
A. Doherty 1889Joined in June
R. Don 1882 From Tasmania
Donald 1884 Second 20
Donald 1889 From 'Juniors'
J. Doran 1883-85 Played with Carlton from around 1881 and joined Melbourne Second 20 in 1883. Promoted to seniors in 1884 but also played some S20 games. Photo uploaded
Douglas 1883 Second 20. Possibly Archibald Douglas
Dow 1882 Two Dows played
Dow 1882
Dowdle 1883 Second 20
W. Downes 1881
J. Drood 1889
F. Drury 1890 From Footscray
Duckett 1883 May have been an Essendon player mistakenly attributed to Melbourne
Duncan 1882-83 Also played second 20 in 1883
Dunn 1883 From East Melbourne. May have gone to Essendon instead.
A. Edwards 1885-87 Possibly Jack Edwards. Back
Edwards 1885 Second 20
Eggleston 1887
J. Elliott 1886
T. Elliott 1886To Fitzroy in 1887
H. Evans 1882
Evans 1890
F. Everitt/Everett 1887 From Adelaide
J. Farquhar 1886 Committee
W. Farrell 1889
Fatt 1888 Second 20
Feehan 1882
Ferguson 1886 Second 20
Ferguson 1888 From Scotch College/Essendon
Finlay 1885-86 Second 20
E. Firebrace 1889 From Scotch College and University. Probably went to Perth in 1890.
G. Fletcher 1881
Foote 1885
D. Fox OR T. Fox 1889-92 Brother of Eddie Fox. From North Park and Carlton. Blueseum profile
E. Francis 1881 From Melbourne Grammar/Powlett. Joined Essendon in 1882
Frank 1886 Probably F or W. Franks
F. Franks 1884-1888 Vice-Captain on '84 Adelaide tour. From Hotham. Played in an 1898 old players game. Photo uploaded. May have joined Essendon temporarily in 1886. Suffered a broken leg on the 1886 tour of Tasmania. Fast winger. Joined North Melbourne in 1889
W. Franks 1887-1888 Not the same as F. Franks. From North Park/Essendon. Missed 1889 then return to Essendon in ((1890)0)
J. Freeman 1889
Froude 1887
Garbon 1886 Probably C. Garton misspelt.
J. Garton 1887-1889 From Clifton. Not the same as C. Garton
Gooch 1886 Second 20
Graham 1883 Second 20
Greenhill 1888
Gregory 1883 From Benalla. Second 20
EH Griffiths 1882 Returned from another club in 1882. From Clifton.
V. Griffiths 1885-88 Possibly related to EH Griffiths. Photo uploaded. Half forward.
Halford 1883 Second 20
F. Hallett 1886
F. Hallett 1888From Fitzroy
WL Hallows 1890-95 From University. Played six years and later moved to South Australia. Also played for University in 1890
Hannon 1888 Second 20
Harford 1883 Second 20
N. Harper 1887-1888
H. Harper 1888-1889
Harver 1886 Second 20
W. Harry 1884-85 From Northcote Played in an 1898 old players game. Photo uploaded. To Fitzroy during 1885. Defender
Harvey 1885 Second 20
J. Harvey 1889 From Essendon
Hatton 1890 From Queensland
Hayes 1887, 1889 Joined University during 1887. Missed 1888.
Healy 1883 Second 20
Henry 1886
A. Hill 1881-1882 Second 20. Maybe the Hill who played seniors in the last game of the season. Joined Richmond in 1885. Described as "good mark and kick, generally plays in the ruck"
Hipson/Hopson 1884 From North Park Ballarat
G. Hope 1881
F. Houston 1883 Second 20
Houston 1886 Second 20
Howard 1888
Howie 1890 From North Melbourne
Hubbard 1885, 1888 Second 20
D. Huggins 1888
A. Hunt 1885-1893 Administrator and VFA delegate. Treasurer in 1885-86. Fervently opposed to professionalism in the game. Complained about state selection in 1890
Humphries 1890
Hutton 1890 Cricketer from Queensland. Possibly Ernest Hutton.
Hyland 1885
F. James 1890 From Geelong
Jarrett 1890
Jenvey 1887 Named Melbourne's VFA delegate in September 1877
W. "Barkley" Jones 1883-84 Second 20 in 1883 from Battery United. Later captain of South Williamstown and Williamstown. Joined Williamstown in 1885 and South Williamstown in 1886. Photo uploaded. Follower
Johnson 1883 Second 20
H. Johnson 1885
J. Johnson 1886-1887To Tasmania in 1887 but returned during the year. Back to Launceston in 1888.
W. Johnson 1886
Johnstone 1885 Second 20
Jones 1890
Julian 1890
Kelly 1886 Second 20.
R. Kelly 1888-1890From Richmond Juniors
T. Kennedy 1889From University
Keogh 1888
Kerr 1880's
Kerrigan 1883 Second 20. Three brothers.
Kerrigan 1883 Second 20. Three brothers.
Kerrigan 1883 Second 20. Three brothers.
Kerrigan 1885-86 One of the three 1883 brothers. Second 20 at the start of the season. A Kerrigan played for Fitzroy in 1886. Probably Joe Kerrigan
AE. King 1887-1889From Adelaide. Returned to SA in August. To Fitzroy in 1890.
P. Lacey 1884 Photo uploaded. Forward
Lacey 1886
Lander 1889
Langton 1885 From East Melbourne
G. Langridge 1889From Brunswick
H. Lawrence 1881-1882From Scotch College
M. Lemon 1889
R. Lewers 1882-1883 Second 20. From Sandhurst. To University in 1885
Linar 1888 Probably the same as Lynar
E. Lindsay 1887 From Fitzroy but rejoined them in July
G. Lidstone 1889From North Park/Essendon
B. Longden 1878-1879 Different from EW Longden. Possibly the W. Longden from 1880. Played in Sydney in 1883
EW Longden 1874-1882 Also acted as Secretary and Treasurer. Retired after 1882 and moved to Norwood. Died 1924 in Mexico City Obituary. Left for Sydney in 1883. May have returned in 1886.
E. Longden 1882 Missed 1881 probably the same as EW Longden
Longden 1882 Probably either the 1877 Longden or Frank Longden. Two Longdens retired after 1882. One of the Longdens played in an 1898 old players game. Left for Sydney in 1883
E. Lording 1888-1889 Possibly from Albion United. Joined North Melbourne in June 1889 and stayed there through 1890. Nicknamed Farmer
JW Low/Lowe 1883-84 Photo uploaded. Forward promoted from Second 20 for 1884
EC Lynar 1890 Possibly the Lynar from 1885
S. Lynar 1886 Second 20
E. Lynar 1885-18898 Second 20. From East Melbourne
Lynar 1886, 1888 Second 20
F. Lyons 1886 From Ballarat
J Macdonald 1886 Secretary Probably John Macdonald
EM MacGregor 1884 Pacey rover
Macgregor 1883-85 Second 20. Possibly John McGregor. From East Melbourne or the M. McGregor OR EM McGregor shown in the 1884 team photo. Photos of both uploaded
Mackin 1882 Second 20 A second Mackin may have also played, this one was was referred to as "junior"
Madden 1888
Main 1888 Second 20
Manderson 1881 From West Melbourne
E or J Manifold 1886From Melbourne Grammar. Rover.
McGibbon 1882
C. MacKnight 1882From Melbourne Grammar
Marks1882
Marshall 1883 Second 20
Marshall 1885 From South Melbourne. Not the 1883 Marshall
Mason 1883 Second 20. Probably the Mason referred to in this article. Later worked in the Postmaster General department.
Matheson 1889
C. Matthews 1884 From Ballarat To Geelong in 1885
McArthur 1889
McCann 1889
McCarthy 1889 Possibly Jim McCarthy
McCormick 1890
A. McCrindle 1886-1888Follower.
McDonald 1884 Second 20. A McDonald also played for the senior team.
J. McDonald 1885, 1887-1888 Committee in 1885. Probably John Macdonald
M. McDonnell 1887From South Ballarat
McDonald 1890 From Union Jack
McEachern 1886
J. McGowan 1888 From the Juniors. Joined South Melbourne in 1889
J. McGrath 1889From Norwood (SA)
McHunt 1890 VFA delegate
McKay 1883 Second 20
A. McKean 1889From Scotch College
A. McKenzie 1888-1889From Coburg. Joined Carlton in June.
R. McKinley 1889
McKinnon 1890 From Geelong Grammar. Forward.
McKnight 1883 Second 20
McKnight 1888 Second 20
McLaren 1888
McNamara 1888 Second 20. Joined Williamstown in 1890.
Marks 1882
Macknight 1882 Second 20.
"Fatty" McAlister 1884-1885 Leading goalkicker in 1884 with 12. From Williamstown. Photo uploaded. Centre forward
McAlister 1884 Seconds player, possibly same as "Fatty" McAlister
A. McCrindle 1885-88 From South Melbourne
McDonald 1882 Probably James Macdonald or John Macdonald
M. McDonald 1890
McDonnell 1881
McDougall 1883 Second 20
McGivern 1880, 1883 Second 20 in 1883
M. McKenzie 1887 Possibly Murdoch McKenzie
AJ McKean 1890
McKenzie 1884?-1889 Left in mid 1889 to join Brunswick. Possibly Alex McKenzie
McKinnon 1890
McKnight 1883 Second 20
McLellan 1882
D. McLeod 1881
McLeod 1886-1888 Not sure if he played every season in this time
G. McLeod 1890
McPhee 1886
G. Meader 1880
Merchant 1884
Miller 1891 To Richmond 1892,
P. Millard 1886-87 To Fitzroy in July 1887. Centre.
Minchin 1882-1886 Possibly Matthew Minchin.
Mitchell 1885 From South Melbourne
Mitchell 1886 Second 20
Mitchell 1889 Probably Henry Mitchell. From 'Juniors'
Mitchell 1889 Two different Mitchells played in 1889, either could have been the same from 1885
W. Moffatt 1880
Moloney 1890 From St Kilda
W. Morgan 1886
A. Morris 1882-1885 Possibly the same as the 1881 Morris. Committee in 1885. Missed the start of the 1884 season.
M. Morris 1887From Melbourne Grammar
Morton 1886 Second 20. Possibly the Morton who lived in Sydney in 1928
W. Moss 1883-1885
Mouritz 1886
Muir 1886 Second 20
Mullen 1889
Munro 1889
G. Murdoch 1886 Committee in 1886
B. Murphy 1881-1883
J. Murphy 1886
P. Murphy 1882-1883, 1886-1888 Listed as a fill in player from Albion Imperial in 1882, joined permanently the next year. Went to South Ballarat and then joined Melbourne again in 1886.
D. Murphy 1886 Follower
E. Murphy 1883-1884 At Carlton from 1880 to 1882. Nickname "Cocky". Went back to Carlton in 1884.
A. Neale 1890From University/Fitzroy
Newton 1885 From Brunswick
RB Nicholson 1882 Brother of RB
RG Nicholson1882 Brother of RG. One of the Nicholsons was from Hawthorn, then went to South Yarra in 1883 and joined Essendon in 1884
E. Nicholas 1883
H. Nixon 1889Joined in June
Nolan 1886
W. Nuttall 1885-86 From Star of Carlton. Second 20
J. Nuttall 1889
A. Neill 1890 From University. Also played for University during 1890
F. O'Rourke 1890 From University, also Queensland and Carlton. Also played for University during 1890
O'Shannessey 1886
GH. Orwin 1889-1890From Clyde
Osborne 1882
Parry 1888From Brunswick
P. Parsons 1885-1889 Second 20 in 1885 and 1888
Parsons 1888 A second Parsons played Second 20 in 1886 and 1888
Patterson 1883 Sometimes called Paterson. Left after the season.
Pearson 1883 Second 20
Payne 1888 Second 20
W. Pettigrew 1881Second 20
Pip 1883
F. Pitcher 1881-82 From Melbourne Grammar/Essendon during July. Returned to Essendon in 1883. Described as a backman, fast with a 'grand' mark and excellent kick
H or J Plant 1886 From Northcote
Plant/Plank1888 Probably Fred Plant
Porter 1883
Power 1883 Second 20. Possibly H. Power. One of the Power's played for Essendon in July 1883.
Prentice 1889
Preston 1883 Second 20
Price 1883 Second 20
F. Prior 1890 From Bendigo United where he was captain in 1889. Another article says he was from Sandhurst.
Propsting 1883-85 Forward. Formerly a Second 20 player.
Ramsay 1890-92 From University. Not Robert Ramsay and one also played for University during 1890
T. Rand 1886From Evansdale
DA Rannard 1884 Vice-President and Treasurer of the VFA in 1886
Reilly 1886 Second 20
DD Rennard 1881-1882
Reade 1885 Second 20
E. Reynolds 1888From Prahran. Joined South Melbourne in 1889.
Ricketts 1883
F. Rivers 1888
J. Robertson 1881-83 From Hotham during 1881. Possibly the same as the 1878 Robertson. Second 20 in 1883. Rejoined Hotham during 1882.
G. Robinson 1885
Robinson 1886 Second 20
R. Robinson 1887 From Geelong in July. Probably not Dick Robinson. Did not play 1888 then return to Geelong in 1889. Also shown as going Geelong/Melbourne/Geelong/Melbourne/Geelong. Joined South Melbourne in 1890.
Rock/Rocke 1890 From University. Also played with University in 1890
J. Roles 1890
M. Ross 1890From Geelong
W. Ross 1884-85 From Tasmania. Photo uploaded. Follower
Rowe 1881
A. Rusden 1888From Wesley College/Prahran/Universitity. Joined St Kilda in 1889.
H. Rush 1883-1885From Wesley College. To Prahran in June 1886.
W. Rushton 1886
P. Russell 1889From Juniors
Ryan 1886
Sadler 1889
Seymour 1886-1887From Evandsale
Shaw 1889-1890
Sherar/Shearer 1883 Second 20
Showers 1882 Played pre-season
G. Slattery 1889-1892
E. Sloman 1882-83 Second 20 in 1883. Left after the season. From South Yarra. Played for University in 1886.
P. Sloman 1883 Possibly Sloman 1882-83
"Bottler" Smith 1889-1890 Possibly W. Smith, A. Smith or H Smith
H. Smith 1887From South Melbourne
W. Smith 1888-1890From West Melbourne
Smyth 1883 Second 20
South 1889
C. Spooner 1884-89 From Ballarat Played in an 1898 old players game. Back
EA Strachan/Strahan 1884 Probably the E. Strahan who joined University in 1886. Joined Fitzroy in June 1889.
Staughon 1886 From Kyneton
W. Smith 1890-1891 Leading goalkicker in 1890. Moved to Tasmania in 1892 and joined the City club]
Stanfield 1883 Second 20
Steel 1884
Stembel 1883 Second 20
Stewart 1883 Second 20
Stewart 1886-87 Second 20
Stiffe 1890May have been Billy Stiffe
G. Strachan 1886-90
Strong 1887
P. Stubbs 1884 Small forward from Scotch College. To Essendon 1886.
J. Swallow 1881 From Melbourne Grammar
Tallant 1886 Second 20
HB Taylor 1883-85 Second 20 in 1883. Photo uploaded. Wing
Tennant/Tennent 1878
S. Thewlis 1881-1884 From West Melbourne. Second 20 in 1883. Played in an 1898 old players game. Retired to take up umpiring in 1885
Thompson 1882, 1884 From Sandhurst
T. Thompson 1887
J. Thompson 1885 From Geelong
Trapp 1883 Second 20
Tindale/Tindall 1883 May have been an Essendon player mistakenly attributed to Melbourne. From East Melbourne.
Todd 1883 Two players named Todd were listed in the same game
Todd 1883 Two players named Todd were listed in the same game
Thomson 1889
Tregonning 1883 Second 20
Trengove 1888 Second 20
JH Trowbridge 1889From Richmond in June
A. Tuckfield 1883 Sometimes called Tuckford. One of the Tuckfields played in an 1898 old players game. Photo uploaded. From East Melbourne
B. Tuckfield 1884 Four brothers named Tuckfield played in 1884. From South Yarra
F. Tuckfield 1884From East Melbourne
H. Tuckfield 1884-87From South Yarra/East Melbourne. Half back.
W. Tulloch 1889-1990Form "Juniors'
J. Ulbrick 1882-83 From Geelong. An Ulbrick played for Toorak in 1884
Vine 1890
Walker 1888
WP "Stacks" Wallace 1888 From Williamstown OR North Melbourne mid-season
Walling 1885 From Adelaide
T. Walsh 1883 Second 20. At Carlton in 1881/82
T. Ward 1884 Possibly an official only. Photo uploaded
R. Wardrop 1886
Watson 1881 From Geelong
Watt 1890 From Tasmania
F. Wedd 1881 From Northcote
Wheeler 1886
Whtiford 1885-1886 Second 20
Wicks 1883From Northcote
J. Williams 1890 Nicknamed 'Rolls'. From Tasmania/Fitzroy in July.
D. Willis 1885-86
F. Willis 1886 Committee. Possibly the 1885 Willis.
H. Wilmott 1886-1887 Played in an 1898 old players game. Winger.
J or F. Wilson 1890 From Tasmania
Windebank 1888 Second 20
J. Wiseman 1887-88 To Fitzroy in 1889. Maybe the 1892-94 Wiseman
Woodman 1889
Young 1886

1891-1896

PlayerYearNotes
Adamson 1896 Toured Tasmania
Barr 1892
Bedford 1895
Bennett 1894
Boyes 1892, 1894 Second 20 in 1894.
Bruce 1895 Private school player
Byers 1894
Caffrey 1893-95 To South Melbourne in May 1896
Catford 1893-1894 From Collegians
Connolly 1890 Possibly Arthur Connelly misspelt. Also played for University during 1890
Cornish 1895
Cox 1894
Crosby 1893-1894 From the same club (currently unknown) as Dick Wardill. Hurt his knee against Williamstown
Currie 1894 To North Melbourne in May 1895
Dobson 1892-94 To Richmond in 1895
Dunning 1891 From Port Melbourne
Espley 1894
Gaunt 1892 A "Melbourne Grammar Schoolboy" Also listed as from Church of England Grammar School (same thing?)
Girdlestone 1894-95 Injured early in 1894, then again on his return later in the year. Injured again in early 1895.
Goodwin 1892
J. Graham 1892, 1894 Not Harry Graham or Jack Graham
Hallett 1892 Probably George Hallett. Backman
Harrison 1892
Hobbes/Hobbs 1895-96
JE Hogan 1894-95 Source
D. Irvine/Irvine/Irving 1896 From South Melbourne in April 1896. Ruckman. Moved to Western Australia before the 1897 season.
Kean/Keane 1893
B. Kelly 1893 Described as a "little man". Possibly Bert
Kennedy 1896 Toured Tasmania
Keogh 1892
Launder 1894
Lempriere 1892 May have been called Lempirere Pringle
Lewis 1892-94
E. Lockwood 1894 To Geelong, May 1895
Lynar 1892 EC Lynar or S Lynar
Mailer 1892
Marshman 1892
AA McKenzie 1892-83 Possibly Alex McKenzie. Not related to AH McKenzie.
AH McKenzie 1892-93 From Fitzroy. Possibly Alex McKenzie. The younger of the two 1892-93 McKenzies was brother to M. McKenzie.
"Bricky" McKenzie 1893 Not clear which McKenzie
P. Manchester 1895From Footscray
RL McCubbin 1893 Applied for a clearance from Williamstown but this may not have been granted
AH McKenzie 1892 From Fitzroy
B. McKenzie 1893
McKenzie 1891 Possibly McKenzie 1895
McKenzie 1895 Possibly McKenzie 1891
McLellan 1894
McRaile 1891-93 From Fitzroy. Ordered off by his captain for insubordination in the April 1892 Match vs Ballarat.
Meagher 1893-94
McNamara 1893
Milne/Milner 1895 From Geelong Grammar. Two goals on debut against Norwood.
Moody 1894 Ruckman from Napier. Possibly George Moodie.
Moore 1894-95 Injured his leg and missed time, then in his comeback game injured it again
Muir 1891 From Port Melbourne
O'Dwyer 1894-1896 Defender from Napier. Moved to Western Australia before the 1897 season.
O'Grady 1894 Winger
O'Halloran 1893-1896 Defender from Richmond. Debuted in May. Left for England before the 1897 season
O'Leary 1893
O'Loughlin/O'Loghlen 1892-96 Left for Queensland at the end of 1894 but returned and was vice-captain in 1896
Oldham/Olham 1894 Joined WA side Rovers in 1895
Patten 1894
Pierce 1892
J. Powell 1896 From Ballarat Imperial May 1896. Returned to Ballarat before the 1897 season.
Powell 1893
Raile 1891
Raling 1896 Toured Tasmania. Possibly misspelt
Ramsden 1896 From St Kilda. Backman. Retired before the 1897 season
Roche 1893-1896 Left for England before the 1897 season.
Russell 1894
Salkeld 1894-95 Two Salkelds played in 1894
Severs 1893 From Queen's College
Sharp/Sharpe 1892 Probably the 1895 Sharp
Sharp 1895 Probably the 1892 Sharp
J. Sheehan 1893 Possibly Gerard Sheehan
A. Smith 1892 Secretary
Smith 1893-95 Possibly W. Smith. Forward/goal-sneak
Sparrow 1895
Stranger 1893
Streetman 1896 Toured Tasmania
Strong 1892
Swannie 1895
Sweeney 1894 Possibly the same as Swannie (1895)
Thompson 1894
Tulloch 1894
Ward 1891 From Port Melbourne
Wiseman 1891-94 Ruckman. From Fitzroy
Young 1893 Probably Charlie Young

Unknown

PlayerYearNotes
Beaumont ? Shown as an ex-player in an 1888 article
Crohan ? Played in an 1898 old players game. Probably the 1878-79 Crohan
Douglas ? Played in an 1898 old players game. Probably the 1882-84 Douglas
Hunter ? ex-player
Norcott ? Played in an 1898 old players game. Possibly Amos Norcott
Lowe ? Played in an 1898 old players game.
Lucas ? Played in an 1898 old players game. Either J or W
Macdonald ? Described as a former MFC player in the 1916 newspapers upon reports of his children's deaths. Became a reverend in Smithton, Tasmania. Possibly This Macdonald from 1901
McGregor ? Played in an 1898 old players game.
Parry ? Played in an 1898 old players game.
Plante ? Played in an 1898 old players game. Probably M. Plant
Fred Pleasance ? May have been an ex-Melbourne player
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