Northern Blues historical data

HISTORY

Joined VFL: 1903
Premiers: 1968, 1969, 1983, 1984 (4)
Runners Up: 1971, 1978, 1981, 1982, 2009, 2010 (6)
VFL Club Champions: 1968, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 2006 (9)
JJ Liston Trophy Winner: William Summers (1926), Danny Warr (1934), Albert Hyde (1936), Jack Blackman (1949), Ted Henrys (1953), Richard Telford (1968), Laurie Hill (1971), Ray Shaw (1973), Trevor Durward (1978), Geoff Austen (1982), Matthew Burrows (1990)
Norm Goss Memorial Medallist: Geoff Austen (1983), Neil Jordan (1984)
‘Frosty’ Miller Medallist: Nicholas Sautner (2003)
Games Record Holder: Frank ‘Dickie’ Dowling (174)
Goals Record Holder: Jamie Shaw (673)
Longest Winning Sequence: 23 (1984-85)
Longest Losing Sequence: 29 (1909-11)
Foxtel Cup: 2011

 

LEADERSHIP

YEAR COACH CAPTAIN BEST & FAIREST
1926 L Dobrigh L Dobrigh W White
1927 L Dobrigh L Dobrigh W White
1928 W Adams W Adams H Bridgeford
1929 J Goonan J Goonan W Adams
1930 J Goonan J Goonan G Taylor
1931 R Cazaly R Cazaly J Monoghan
1932 H Hunter H Hunter G Smith
1933 C McSwain C McSwain R Cameron
1934 C McSwain C McSwain D Warr
1935 D Warr D Warr A Robinson
1936 B Hyde B Hyde N Fisher
1937 B Hyde B Hyde W Murray
1938 W Murray / B Muir W Murray / B Muir J Clarke
1939 A Morrison A Morrison F Dowling
1940 A Morrison A Morrison B Maslen
1941 F Dowling F Dowling J Connelly / J Norman
1942 No Play No Play No Play
1943 No Play No Play No Play
1944 No Play No Play No Play
1945 F Anderson F Anderson B Maslin
1946 F Anderson F Anderson S Stewart
1947 J Blackman J Blackman R Leishman
1948 J Blackman J Blackman J Blackman
1949 J Blackman J Blackman B Kollen
1950 H Thomas C Stewart L Walker
1951 R Ryan / R Riddell R Ryan / D Goldin T Henrys
1952 B Deacon B Deacon T Henrys
1953 B Deacon B Deacon T Henrys
1954 B Deacon T Henrys P Foley
1955 B Deacon F Lalor G Bradford
1956 B Deacon F Lalor L Sweet
1957 L Foote L Foote C Cooper
1958 L Foote L Foote J Cusack
1959 P Foley C Howard R Dangaard
1960 P Foley C Howard R McLachlan
1961 H Edmonds B McLachlan G Hancock
1962 H Edmonds J O’Keefe G Pinfold
1963 C Stewart G Hancock B Stewart
1964 C Stewart G Pinfold B Treloar
1965 J McArthur J McArthur R Murnane
1966 A Joyce A Joyce B Treloar
1967 A Joyce A Joyce D Dalton
1968 A Joyce A Joyce D Telford
1969 A Joyce A Joyce D Telford
1970 A Joyce A Joyce L Hill
1971 K Wright L Hill L Hill
1972 K Wright L Hill L Clark
1973 K Greenwood K Greenwood R Shaw
1974 B Syme H Martin N Zunneberg
1975 D Telford N Zunneberg G Grainger
1976 D Telford G Grainger G Schickert
1977 G Renwick G Renwick C Stewart
1978 H Martin H Martin H Martin
1979 H Martin H Martin P Bolger
1980 H Martin H Martin B Cooper
1981 H Martin P Marshall B Heard
1982 R Shaw R Shaw G Austen
1983 R Shaw R Shaw G Austin
1984 R Shaw R Shaw D Brine
1985 P Weightman D Brine G Salvador
1986 P Weightman D Brine J Shaw
1987 P Weightman D Brine G Reeves
1988 P Weightman D Brine R Dunbar
1989 N Jordan N Jordan R Dunbar
1990 N Jordan N Jordan J Lumicisi
1991 N Jordan N Jordan J Lumicisi
1992 N Jordan J Lumicisi J Lumicisi
1993 D Dickson G Reeves M Burrows
1994 P Weightman G Reeves S Taylor
1995 P Weightman S Taylor J Dobbs
1996 P Weightman S Taylor M Dobell
1997 P Weightman P Plunkett R Maiorana
1998 M Williams P Plunkett K Pascoe
1999 M Williams P Plunkett K Pascoe
2000 M Williams S Gibson B Zorzi
2001 M Williams S Gibson B Zorzi
2002 M Williams S Gibson C Ramsay
2003 M Williams S Gibson S Watson
2004 B Mitchell B Zorzi B Zorzi / J McCormick
2005 B Mitchell F Raso G Bowyer
2006 B Mitchell F Raso D Harford
2007 B Mitchell F Raso A Iacobucci
2008 D Teague J Vansittart J Saddington
2009 D Teague A Iacobucci D Ellard
2010 D Teague A Iacobucci J McCorkell
2011 D Harris A Iacobucci B McLean
2012 R Hyde / D Harris B Bransgrove / A Gianfagna A Marcon
2013 L Webster B Bransgrove / A Gianfagna K Lambert
2014 L Webster B Bransgrove T Wilson
2015 L Webster B Bransgrove B Walsh
2016 J Fraser T Wilson T Wilson
2017 J Fraser T Wilson C O’Shea

 

DRAFTEES

1993 Trent Hotton (Collingwood) 17
2000 Andrew Hill* (Collingwood) 1
2003 Peter Summers* (Essendon) 0
2006 Ross Young* (Carlton) 6
2011 Ahmed Saad (St Kilda) 33
2013 Jacob Ballard* (Fremantle) 1

 

REPRESENTATIVE PLAYERS

1990 Neil Jordan
1992 Joe Lumicisi, Glenn Reeves
1995 Fabian Carelli, Jamie Dodds, Simon Taylor
1997 Dean Haydock
1998 Travis Knights, Robert Maiorana, Kristian Pascoe
1999 Shannon Gibson
2002 Brett Zorzi, Matthew Collins
2005 Justin Crow
2007 Josh Houlihan
2008 Adam Iacobucci
2010 Adam Iacobucci, Jarrod McCorkell
2012 Adam Marcon
2013 Kane Lambert
2017 Cam O’Shea, Tom Wilson

 

TEAM OF THE YEAR

1995 Fabian Carelli
1997 Robbie Maiorana
1998 Kristian Pascoe
1999 Shannon Gibson
2001 Shannon Gibson
2002 Brett Zorzi
2003 Nicholas Sautner
2005 Justin Crow
2006 Justin Crow, Daniel Harford, Barry Mitchell (Coach), Digby Morrell
2007 Adam Iacobucci
2008 Adam Iacobucci
2010 Adam Iacobucci
2011 Adam Iacobucci, Ahmed Saad
2012 Adam Marcon, Nick Meese
2013 Kane Lambert
2016 Tom Wilson
2017 Cam O’Shea

 

HIGHS & LOWS

AGAINST HIGHEST YEAR LOWEST YEAR
Box Hill Hawks 32.15 (207) 2006 3.5 (23) 1995
Casey Demons 31.13 (199) 1986 2.6 (18) 2016
Coburg 25.22 (172) 1985 4.5 (29) 2004
Collingwood 19.15 (129) 2011 7.12 (54) 2009
Essendon 14.11(95) 2002 4.6 (30) 2017
Footscray 16.16 (112) 2014 5.8 (38) 2015
Frankston 29.9 (183) 2015 6.4 (40) 2004
Geelong 22.17 (149) 2004 2.9 (21) 2012
Port Melbourne 26.22 (178) 1990 2.6 (18) 1905
Richmond 12.15 (87) 2014 4.7 (31) 2017
Sandringham 35.19 (229) 1984 2.6 (18) 2010
Werribee 29.18 (192) 1984 2.7 (19) 2001
Williamstown 27.18 (180) 1984 1.1 (7) 1905

 

ALL-TIME HIGHS & LOWS

Highest score: 43.12 (270) vs Camberwell 1989
Lowest score: 0.4 (4) vs Brunswick 1905

Includes former VFA/VFL teams.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

VERSUS PLAYED WON LOST DRAWN
Box Hill Hawks 62 24 36 2
Casey Demons 59 20 39 0
Coburg 154 76 75 3
Collingwood 16 9 7 0
Essendon 9 1 8 0
Footscray 5 2 3 0
Frankston 61 34 26 1
Geelong 24 13 11 0
Port Melbourne 180 62 117 1
Richmond 5 1 4 0
Sandringham 136 74 61 1
Werribee 56 23 33 0
Williamstown 159 59 100 0
Total Versus Existing Clubs 926 398 520 8
OVERALL TOTAL 1,795 853 923 19

The overall total figures include matches against past VFA/VFL clubs.  All figures are calculated from Division 1 matches only.

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