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Encyclopedia > Collingwood Football Club
Collingwood Football Club
Collingwood Football Club logo
Names
Full name Collingwood Football Club
Nickname(s) The Magpies, Pies, Maggies, The Woods
Season 2007
Position 4th (After Finals)
Top Goalkicker Anthony Rocca
Best & Fairest Travis Cloke
Club Details
Founded 1892
Colours Black and White or White and Black
Competition Australian Football League
Chairman Eddie McGuire
Coach Michael Malthouse
Captain(s) Scott Burns
Ground(s) Melbourne Cricket Ground
Yarra Park
Melbourne
(100,000 capacity)
Other information
Official website www.collingwoodfc.com.au

Collingwood Football Club, officially nicknamed The Magpies, is an Australian rules football club involved, and playing in the Australian Football League. Image File history File linksMetadata 2006_AFL_Collingwood. ... Anthony Rocca (born August 15, 1977) is an Australian rules footballer who has played with the Sydney Swans and Collingwood in the AFL. Of Italian descent, Rocca is the younger brother of fellow Australian rules footballer and former teammate Saverio Rocca. ... Travis Cloke born March 5, 1987) is an Australian rules footballer who plays in the Australian Football League. ... This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Mick Malthouse (born 17 September, 1953) is a legendary Australian rules footballer and coach. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... “MCG” redirects here. ... Yarra Park has become the premier sporting precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and numerous sporting fields and ovals, including the associated sporting complexes of Melbourne Park and Olympic Park. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ...


The players wear black and white striped guernseys, similar to the colours of a magpie; thus their emblem, the magpie, and their motto "Floreat pica" ("Flourish Magpies!", or "May the Magpies Prosper!"). For other uses of the word magpie, see Magpie (disambiguation). ...


Collingwood has won 14 VFL/AFL premierships, behind Essendon and Carlton who have won 16 apiece. They hold the Record for most premierships won in a row, with four wins from 1927 to 1930, and remain the only club to have gone through a full Home and Away season undefeated (in 1929), despite a formidable challenge from arch rival Essendon in 2000.


The club traditionally represented the working class inner Melbourne suburb of Collingwood, Victoria, however it has since moved its training and administration base to the Gosch's Paddock and the Lexus Centre at Olympic Park in Melbourne. They moved their home games from their traditional suburban home ground, Victoria Park, to the much larger Melbourne Cricket Ground from 2000 onwards. Collingwood is an inner city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... This article is about the area with the postcodes 3000 and 3004 in Victoria, Australia known as Melbourne. ... Victoria Park was named after Queen Victoria in the 19th century and is both a large park and the name of an Australian rules football stadium in inner-city of Melbourne, Australia, and is located in the suburb of Abbotsford. ... “MCG” redirects here. ...


The Magpies are known for their passionate supporter base, usually referred to as "The Magpie Army". Traditional Melbourne suburban rivalries Essendon[1], Richmond and Carlton[2] remain fierce, even though the national league may have diluted this feeling somewhat[3][4]. Collingwood has gained interstate rivals however and has retained the reputation in the national competition as the "team everybody loves to hate".[5] Essendons Home and Clash Jumpers Essendon Football Club, nicknamed The Bombers, is an Australian rules football club that is part of the Australian Football League. ... This page is about the Aussie rules club. ... Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues, is the sixth oldest Australian rules football club and the third oldest club in the Australian Football League. ...


Historically Collingwood games have attracted large attendances, which in recent times has become a source of pride for supporters. In 1970, 121,696 spectators watched Carlton defeat Collingwood in the grand final, the record attendance for a football game of any code in Australia. Collingwood has the largest membership of the ten Victorian clubs.[6] The average crowd at Collingwood home games in 2007 was 54,898. This is a list of crowd figures for 2007 Australian football codes. ...

Collingwood's Home and Clash Jumpers
Collingwood's Home and Clash Jumpers

Contents

History

Main article: History of the Collingwood Football Club

Formation and Early Years

The Collingwood Football Club was born on the cusp of one of the world's worst depressions in February 1892[7]. Collingwood played it's first game in the Victorian Football Association, the premier football competition at the time, against Carlton Football Club on the 7 May 1892[8]. The Victorian Football Association (1877-1995) or the VFA for short, was the first Australian Football body established in Australia, formed in 1877, almost 20 years before that of the Victorian Football League (VFL). ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1897, Collingwood, along with fellow VFA clubs Fitzroy, Melbourne, St Kilda, Carlton, Essendon, South Melbourne and Geelong split from the VFA and formed the VFL (Victorian Football League). Despite being the youngest club, it did not take long for the Magpies to establish themselves on the new footballing landscape. Fitzroy Football Club, most recently nicknamed The Lions, was an Australian rules football club formed in 1883 to represent the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, Victoria and was a foundation member club of the Victorian Football League (now the Australian Football League) on its inception in 1897. ... Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed The Demons, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League, based in Melbourne, Victoria. ... The St. ... Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues, is the sixth oldest Australian rules football club and the third oldest club in the Australian Football League. ... Essendons Home and Clash Jumpers Essendon Football Club, nicknamed The Bombers, is an Australian rules football club that is part of the Australian Football League. ... Sydney Swans is an Australian Football League (AFL) club based in Sydney, New South Wales. ... Geelong Football Club (also known as Geelong, or The Cats) are an Australian professional Australian rules football club based in the city of Geelong, Victoria at Kardinia Park, known by its sponsored name Skilled Stadium. Playing in the Australian Football League (AFL), they are one of the most successful clubs... This article is about the present day Victorian state football league. ...


During the 1920s and 30's Collingwood was arguably the most successful club, it achieved many things including winning 4 premierships in a row 1927-1930, an undefeated season in 1929, brownlow medalist and the longest ever serving coach Jock McHale, who played for Collingwood from 1902-1921 and coached from 1912-1949. James Jock McHale, (December 12, 1882 - 4 October 1953) was an Australian rules player and coach for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League. ...


Recent History

The 1990 Premiership, coached by Leigh Matthews and skippered by Tony Shaw provided relief via a one-sided affair against Essendon, the Magpies going on to record a 48 point victory. Ending a 32 year premiership drought which included eight Grand Final losses and one draw. Leigh R. Matthews (born March 1, 1952) is widely regarded as one of the greatest Australian Rules footballers of all time, playing for Hawthorn in the VFL from 1969 to 1985. ... Tony Shaw (born July 23, 1960) is a former Australian rules footballer and media personality. ... Essendons Home and Clash Jumpers Essendon Football Club, nicknamed The Bombers, is an Australian rules football club that is part of the Australian Football League. ... Part of the pre-match entertainment at the 2006 AFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ...

Main article: 1990 AFL Grand Final

Unfortunately, however, the club lapsed into a state of decline, their status as a potential powerhouse at the beginning of the decade was reduced with each passing season, the club ultimately earning their second wooden spoon in 1999. But within a few years changed coach, playing list and club president and reached consecutive grand finals in 2002 and 2003. The club now enjoys regular success as one of the in-form teams in the competition, expected to consistently make the finals. The 1990 AFL Grand Final was played between Collingwood and Essendon at the MCG. Collingwood won the match by 48 points, winning their 14th premiership and ending a 32 year drought. ...


Off field

Collingwood was one of the last clubs to abandon its traditional stadium, the famous inner-city Victoria Park. Collingwood now plays home games at the MCG. It now also has its headquarters situated in the former Glasshouse Entertainment Centre which is now called "The Lexus Centre". This building is also shared with the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS). Victoria Park was named after Queen Victoria in the 19th century and is both a large park and the name of an Australian rules football stadium in inner-city of Melbourne, Australia, and is located in the suburb of Abbotsford. ... “MCG” redirects here. ... Lexus Centre, originally known as the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre and The Glass House, was an indoor sporting arena located in Melbourne, Australia. ... The Victorian Institute of Sport, or VIS, is the government-funded sporting institute of the Australia state of Victoria. ...


Collingwood continues to be financially viable through the loyal support of its huge following and numerous sponsors. After finishing 2nd in 2002 and 2003 the team fell to 13th and 15th (out of 16) in 2004 and 2005 respectively. This trend has plagued the club since the glory days of pre-World War II VFL football. Since 1958, the club has won only a single VFL/AFL Premiership (the inaugural AFL Premiership in 1990) making them one of the least successful clubs in the modern era. Despite this, the club still has won more individual games, more finals and made more grand-final appearances than any other Victorian club prior to the AFL.

Collingwood captains: (l to r) S. Coventry, C. Tyson, A. Kyne and M. Weidemann.
Collingwood captains: (l to r) S. Coventry, C. Tyson, A. Kyne and M. Weidemann.

On 9 March 2007, former Collingwood and Fitzroy defender Gary Pert was appointed the Magpies' CEO, seven weeks after Greg Swann departed for Carlton. In accepting the key Magpie post, Pert quit as a club director and as managing director of Channel 9 in Melbourne. In a press conference, it was stated that Collingwood has budgeted to turnover about $50 million this year. McGuire hopes the new administration will soon double that figure. "A finance administration review has come up with how we are going to turn Collingwood in to its next phase of its life", McGuire said. "What do we do to make ourselves go from a $45 million a year turnover business to a $100 million turnover business? "They sound like big figures but in 1999 we turned over $13 million, so that is where we are heading as a football club." Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (952x713, 95 KB) Summary photographic image that is more than 50 years old and thus copyright has expired in Australia Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (952x713, 95 KB) Summary photographic image that is more than 50 years old and thus copyright has expired in Australia Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License... Syd Coventry (born June 13, 1899) was a former Australian Rules footballer. ... Charlie Tyson (November 14, 1897 - 1985) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and North Melbourne in the VFL. Recruited to Collingwood from the Goldfields Football League, Tyson was a half back flanker and made his VFL debut in 1920. ... Phonse Kyne, 29 Oct 1915 - 8 April 1985, was a centre half-forward for Collingwood who later went on to coach the Magpies. ... Murray Weideman (born February 16, 1936) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Magpies during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Rivalries

Collingwood is arguably a fierce rival of each of the other 15 teams in the competition, due to its name, supporters and history. Carlton is the club's most bitter arch rival, with Essendon not far behind. Following this, rivalries with Richmond and Melbourne have faded slightly of late due to the fact that the teams have not enjoyed onfield success at the same time, however the feeling of resentment still lingers, the rivalry between the Magpies and Demons at its hottest between 1955 and 1964, when the two played off in the Grand Final on five occasions, the Magpies managing to hold Melbourne from equalling the club's record of four premierships in succession from 1927-1930 in 1958. The club's two opponents in the themed Rivalry Rounds staged todate have been Carlton (2005-2006) and Richmond (2007-2008). In recent times, rivalries have been sparked with the new interstate clubs, including Port Adelaide, and Brisbane, though it can be argued that the Lions were still major adversaries of the Magpies in their guise as Fitzroy.


The rivalry with Port Adelaide stems from the fact that the Power were also known as the Magpies in their local SANFL competition before switching to the Power when fielding a team in the AFL in 1997 (the Port Adelaide Magpies remain in the SANFL today). Feelings were heightened when Port midfielder Kane Cornes 'flipped the bird' at Nick Davis following the Power's close fought five point victory over the Magpies at AAMI Stadium in round nine, 2002, only moments after Anthony Rocca had missed the opportunity to tie the scores. Jarrod Molloy and Brodie Holland remonstrated with Cornes after the match, with a feeling of hostility lingering after the two sides had left the field. Collingwood managed to pip the Power in the Qualifying Final later in the season in a boilover at the same venue, before repeating the dose at the MCG in the 2003 Preliminary Final, heating up the choking phenomenon directed at the Power. To add to the feeling between the two clubs, the off-field battle over Port's desire to wear Black and White stripes was a major talking point between 2002 and 2007, when a resolution was reached. Port Adelaide ( ) is a suburb of Adelaide lying about 14 kilometres northwest of the City of Adelaide. ... {{Infobox afl player | firstname = Kane | lastname = Cornes | image = noimage | image name = | birthdate = January 5, 1983) | birthplace = | originalteam = Glenelg Football Club, SANFL | heightweight = 182cm / 84kg | dead = alive | deathdate = | deathplace = | debutdate = Round 10, June 2, 2001 | debutteam = Port Adelaide Football Club | debutopponent = Hawthorn Football Club | debutstadium = MCG | playingteams = Port Adelaide Football Club... Nick Davis (born March 30, 1980) is a native NSW Australian Rules Football player with the Sydney Swans of the AFL. // Early career - Collingwood Raised in Sydney, Davis was drafted by Collingwood, the club where his father Craig played 102 of his 163 VFL/AFL games, with a father-son... AAMI Stadium, formerly known as Football Park, is an Australian Rules Football stadium located in West Lakes, Adelaide, South Australia. ... Anthony Rocca (born August 15, 1977) is an Australian rules footballer who has played with the Sydney Swans and Collingwood in the AFL. Of Italian descent, Rocca is the younger brother of fellow Australian rules footballer and former teammate Saverio Rocca. ... Jarrod Molloy (born May 12, 1976) was an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ... Brodie Holland (born January 3, 1980) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ...


Brisbane, meanwhile, first registered on Collingwood's rivalry list in 1999, when they thumped the Magpies in the final fixture at Victoria Park. A tense three point victory over the reigning premiers in front of a packed Colonial Stadium in round 8, 2002 took the Magpies to the top of the league table. Hostilities were renewed in that season's Grand Final, the Lions holding off a brave Collingwood by nine points on a wet afternoon. The situation became even more prominent the following season, when the two clubs clashed on four occasions. The Lions staved off the Magpies at the Gabba in round four before thrashing them in Heritage Round in round 19. Collingwood got its own back in the Qualifying Final, when Alan Didak broke the deadlock late in the final term, with two superb goals from the boundary line. However, it was the Lions who had the final say, walloping Collingwood in the Grand Final. In 2004's Grand Final, Brisbane, playing against Port Adelaide, threatened to equal Collingwood's record of four premierships in a row, resulting in many Collingwood fans being forced to put aside the Port Adelaide rivialry on the day, even wearing the Black and White colours in temporary support of Port. Victoria Park was named after Queen Victoria in the 19th century and is both a large park and the name of an Australian rules football stadium in inner-city of Melbourne, Australia, and is located in the suburb of Abbotsford. ... Alan Didak (born February 15, 1983) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ...


The Lions battered and bruised the injury-riddled Magpies throughout 2004 and 2005 but Collingwood got its own back in round 10, 2006, six Nathan Buckley goals breaking the Lions backs under the Saturday night lights of the MCG. The night signalled the end of Blake Caracella's playing career, crunched by former teammate Tim Notting in the second term, very nearly paralysing the Magpie forward. After Collingwood won its first match in Queensland since 1995 in round 9, 2007, the Lions again had the final say, Jared Brennan's seven goals piloting a 15-goal pasting of the Magpies in round 17. Blake Caracella (born March 15, 1977) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ... Tim Notting (born October 21, 1978) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ... Jared Brennan (born July 28, 1984) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ...


Other information

The noted Australian playwright David Williamson scripted The Club, a play inspired by the internal politics of Collingwood, although "the club" is never actually specified in the play or film. A film version was made in 1980 and features Collingwood players in speaking and non-speaking roles.[9][10] For the magician, see David Williamson (magician). ... The Club is a play by Australian playwright David Williamson, that follows the fortunes of a football club over the course of a season. ...


The Magpies have been known as "The team people love to hate" and are less respected than other AFL teams, with many people outwardly and unitedly expressing their enjoyment at Collingwood's misfortune. As a result of this disrespect, Collingwood remain unseen underdogs throughout most games they play. When Collingwood experiences success, due credit is only given if the nature of the success is of massive historical importance, an example of this is Collingwood's 4 premierships in a row being respected by many rival supporters. The Magpies were once known as "The Flatties" because the suburb of Collingwood is geographically flat.


The Jock McHale Medal is an award given to the coach of the winning premiership team in the Australian Football League. It is named in honour of coaching games record-holder, Collingwood player/coach Jock McHale, and has been awarded since 2001 and retrospectively awarded back to 1950.


Collingwood will field its own team in the Victorian Football League competition as of 2008, after ending its alignment with the Williamstown Football Club after season 2007.


Support

Collingwood has the highest average attendance of any club in Australia including the recent 2006 & 2007 seasons. It is known for regularly attracting high attendances regardless of whether they're home or away games, this includes interstate games where Collingwood regularly draws the highest crowd for that particular interstate team, for the entire year (excluding the grand final). Good examples of this are the records the club holds for highest ever AFL attendance in New South Wales of 72,393 versus Sydney in 2003 and Queensland of 37,224 versus Brisbane in 2005. In 2006 the average home attendance was 52,883, and in 2007 it was 54,898. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ...


In 2008, after 10 games, the club has an average attendance of 62,457 or 624,571 people in total and an average home attendance of 76,955 or 384,775 people in total. Attendance at Collingwood games account for around 20% of the total attendance for the entire league, well above the 6.25% each club would average if all 16 teams had equal attendance. It attracted the highest attendance for 8 of the 10 rounds thus far, 7 of which were over 50,000 including 5 over 70,000. Only one game has attracted a crowd of more than 70,000 with Collingwood absent (the season opening game between Richmond and Carlton). For the 2008 Arena Football League season, see 2008 Arena Football League season. ...


It is suspected the club has many more supporters than it does members, this is most obvious in the club's average attendance being far higher than it's total membership. It is often speculated how many Collingwood supporters actually rarely attend matches during the season, this can be seen in the fact that Collingwood games broadcast on TV attract far higher ratings than any other club's telecast games, primarily in Melbourne audiences, when versing interstate teams. Even though the club regularly draws high attendances, many Collingwood supporters are still at home watching the games on TV, thus drawing the conclusion that the club has a large unseen supporter base. This correlates with the club's larger income from merchandise than many other Victorian teams.


Many draw attention to the fact that Collingwood achieves such high support even though they're one of many Victorian teams and not representing an entire city as is the case with interstate sides, this is also the case with Essendon, Carlton and Richmond who also enjoy high attendances despite the fact that they all represent suburbs within a 10 km radius rather than an entire city.


In its early years much of the clubs support came from the then-working-class inner suburbs of Melbourne, but in the 1920s particularly, it is said the club picked up more wealthy fans. Today the club's fans are mixed high/low income earners and it is suspected the majority of Collingwood's supporters live in Melbourne's northern & eastern inner & outer suburbs, this is prevalent during train rides home after games particularly on Belgrave/Lilydale lines on which most supporters are wearing Collingwood colours, flags, jumpers, etc. Its supporters living interstate are known for their regular attendance during matches held in their state.


Membership

Collingwood supporters celebrating a goal
Collingwood supporters celebrating a goal

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Records

Premierships:


VFA: (1)


1896


VFL/AFL:

  • Seniors: (14)

1902 1903 1910 1917 1919 1927 1928 1929 1930 1935 1936 1953 1958 1990 Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1902. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1903. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League] season of 1910. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1917. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1927. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1928. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1929. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1930. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1935. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1936. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1953. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1958. ... Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 1990. ...

  • Reserves: (7)

1919 1920 1922 1925 1940 1965 1976

  • Under 19s: (4)

1960 1965 1974 1986

  • Pre-Season/Night Series Premierships: (1)

1979

1959 1960 1964 1965 1966 The McClelland Trophy is an Australian rules football Trophy. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1959. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1960. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1964. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1965. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1966. ...

  • Runners Up: (25)

1901 1905 1911 1915 1918 1920 1922 1925 1926 1937 1938 1939 1952 1955 1956 1960 1964 1966 1970 1977 1979 1980 1981 2002 2003 Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1901. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1905. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1911. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1915. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1920. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1922. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1925. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1926. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1937. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1938. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1939. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1952. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1955. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1956. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1960. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1964. ... Results and statistics for the VFL/AFL season of 1966. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1970. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1977. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1979. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1980. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1981. ... Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 2002. ... Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 2003. ...

  • Undefeated In the Home and Away Season

1929 Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1929. ...

1976 1999 A wooden spoon is a mock or real award, usually given to an individual or team which has come last in a competition, but sometimes also to runners-up. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1976. ... Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 1999. ...


Current playing list

Year Members Finishing position
1984 16,313 3rd
1985 16,857 7th
1986 13,971 6th
1987 9,500 12th
1988 11,985 4th
1989 13,620 5th
1990 14,806 1st
1991 18,469 7th
1992 18,921 5th
1993 21,882 8th
1994 20,843 8th
1995 22,543 10th
1996 20,752 11th
1997 22,761 10th
1998 27,099 14th
1999 32,358 16th
2000 28,932 15th
2001 31,455 9th
2002 32,549 2nd
2003 40,445 2nd
2004 41,128 13th
2005 38,612 15th
2006 38,038 7th
2007 38,790 4th
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Pre-Selected Rookie Sharrod Wellingham (born July 7, 1988) is a rookie listed Collingwood footballer in the Australian Football League. ... Kevin Dyas is a former Armagh GAA player who plays with Australian Football League team Collingwood. ... Brent Macaffer (born February 29, 1988) is a Collingwood footballer in the Australian Football League. ...

  • N/A Lachlan Keeffe


NSW AFL Scholarship Recipients:

  • N/A Scott Reed
  • N/A Thomas Young
  • N/A Nick Perry
  • N/A Michael Hartley
  • N/A Jarrod Witts

Squad Changes for 2008

Ins

  • Jaxson Barham (father and son)
  • Cameron Wood (traded)
  • John McCarthy (national draft)
  • Toby Thoolen (national draft)

Rookie Cameron Wood (born March 4, 1987) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ...

  • Kevin Dyas (international)
  • Luke Casey-Leigh (rookie draft)

Outs Kevin Dyas is a former Armagh GAA player who plays with Australian Football League team Collingwood. ...

James Clement (born September 4, 1976) is an Australian rules footballer. ... Nathan Buckley (born July 26, 1972) is a former Australian rules football player and captain of the Collingwood Football Club. ... Paul Licuria (born January 4, 1978) is an former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ... Benjamin Davies (born February 10, 1986) is an Australian rules footballer. ... Guy Richards (born March 21, 1983) is an australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ... Danny Nicholls is the manager of Aylesbury United Football Club. ...

Individual awards

Best and Fairest

Further information: Copeland Trophy

The E.W. Copeland Trophy is an Australian rules football award given by the Collingwood Football Club to the player adjudged Best and Fairest for Collingwood during the year. ...

Brownlow Medal winners

The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is the medal awarded to the best and fairest player in the Australian Football League during the regular season (ie not including finals matches) as decided upon by umpires. ... Syd Coventry (born June 13, 1899) was a former Australian Rules footballer. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1927. ... Albert Leeter Collier (born 9 July 1909; died 22 February 1988) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1929. ... Harry Collier (October 1, 1907—August 16, 1994) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1930. ... Marcus Whelan (born June 27, 1914) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood Football Club during the 1930s and 40s. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1939. ... Des Fothergill (born July 15, 1920) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL/AFL. From Collingwood Tech, Fothergill was a gifted sportsmen who made his VFL/AFL debut aged 16, for the Collingwood Football Club in 1937. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1940. ... Len Thompson born August 27, 1947, is a former Australian Rules footballer. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1972. ... Peter Moore (born 11 January 1957) was an Australian rules footballer for Collingwood and Melbourne in the Australian Football League. ... Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1979. ... Nathan Buckley (born July 26, 1972) is a former Australian rules football player and captain of the Collingwood Football Club. ... Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 2003. ...

Champions of the Colony

Richard Dick Condon was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the VFA between 1894 and 1896 then in the VFL between 1897 and 1906, except for the 1901 season. ... Richard Dick Lee (born 19 March 1889; died 11 September 1968) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League. ... Syd Coventry (born June 13, 1899) was a former Australian Rules footballer. ... Gordon Coventry was an Australian Rules Football player who played the full-forward position for the Collingwood Football Club in the great Collingwood teams of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Harry Collier (October 1, 1907—August 16, 1994) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ...

Leigh Matthews Trophy winners

The Leigh Matthews Trophy is an annual award given by the AFL Players Association to the Most Valuable Player in the Australian Football League. ... // Quick Summary Darren Pants Millane (born 9 August 1965, died 7 October 1991) played Australian rules football in the VFL/AFL for the Collingwood Football Club between 1984 and 1991, before his life was tragically cut short after he was involved in a car accident with a truck. ... Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 1990. ...

Coleman Medal winners

The Coleman Medal is awarded yearly to the Australian Football League player who kicks the most goals in regular-season matches in that year. ... Ian Brewer (born June 15, 1936) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Magpies from 1956 - 1961. ... Peter McKenna (born August 27, 1946) was an Australian rules footballer, who played 180 games and kicked 838 goals with the Collingwood Football Club between 1965 and 1975 before finishing his career with one season at Carlton Football Club in 1977 (playing 11 games and kicking 36 goals). ... Brian Taylor (born April 10, 1962), is a former Australian rules footballer and now AFL commentator. ...

Norm Smith Medal winners

E.J Whitten Medal winner The Norm Smith Medal is the award given in AFL grand final to the player adjudged by an independent panel of experts to have been the best player in the match. ... Tony Shaw (born July 23, 1960) is a former Australian rules footballer and media personality. ... Nathan Buckley (born July 26, 1972) is a former Australian rules football player and captain of the Collingwood Football Club. ...


Gavin Brown (1989,1997)


Mark of the Year winners

The Australian Football League celebrates the best mark of the season through the annual Mark of the Year competition. ... Billy Picken is a former Australian Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club and the Sydney Swans. ... Chris Tarrant (born September 18, 1980 in Mildura, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian rules football player for the Fremantle Football Club. ...

Goal of the Year winners

The Goal of the Year is a competition for the best goals kicked in the Australian Football League. ... Michael Mick McGuane (born December 29, 1967) was an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League McGuane debuted in 1987 with Collingwood and showed great skills as a running midfielder. ...

All Australians

The All-Australian Team is an all star team of Australian rules footballers, selected by a panel at the end of each season. ... Nathan Buckley (born July 26, 1972) is a former Australian rules football player and captain of the Collingwood Football Club. ... James Clement (born September 4, 1976) is an Australian rules footballer. ... Alan Didak (born February 15, 1983) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ... Anthony Tony Francis (born 1 April 1969 in South Australia) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ... Des Healey (born September 5, 1927) is a former Australian rules footballer, who played in the VFL/AFL. Regarded by some as the finest wingman in the history of the Collingwood Football Club, Des Healey is probably best remembered today for his seemingly accidental collision with Melbournes Frank Bluey... Michael Mick McGuane (born December 29, 1967) was an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League McGuane debuted in 1987 with Collingwood and showed great skills as a running midfielder. ... Peter McKenna (born August 27, 1946) was an Australian rules footballer, who played 180 games and kicked 838 goals with the Collingwood Football Club between 1965 and 1975 before finishing his career with one season at Carlton Football Club in 1977 (playing 11 games and kicking 36 goals). ... Peter Moore (born 11 January 1957) was an Australian rules footballer for Collingwood and Melbourne in the Australian Football League. ... Len Thompson born August 27, 1947, is a former Australian Rules footballer. ... Geoff Raines was a former Australian rules football player who played in the VFL between 1976 and 1982 for the Richmond Football Club, between 1983 and 1985 for the Collingwood Football Club, in 1986 for the Essendon Football Club and between 1987 and 1989 for the Brisbane Bears Football Club. ... Michael John Mike Richardson ia a former Australian rules football player who played for the Collingwood Football Club, Essendon Football Club and Brisbane Lions Football Club in the AFL and Swan Districts Football Club and West Perth Football Club in the WAFL throughout the late 1970s and early 1990s. ... Robert Bob Rose (born August 7, 1928, died July 7, 2003) is a former Australian rules footballer and coach. ... Chris Tarrant (born September 18, 1980 in Mildura, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian rules football player for the Fremantle Football Club. ... Terry Waters (born December 14, 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the VFL. Water was a versatile player who was originally used a forward before pushing into defense later on in his career. ...

Australian International Rules Representatives

This article concerns the mens team; for information on the Australian womens team, see Australia womens international rules football team. ... Gavin Brown (born September 25, 1967) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League. ... Nathan Buckley (born July 26, 1972) is a former Australian rules football player and captain of the Collingwood Football Club. ... James Clement (born September 4, 1976) is an Australian rules footballer. ... Alan Didak (born February 15, 1983) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. ...

Notable records

  • Greatest winning margin: 178 points R4, 1979 (VP) - Collingwood 31.21 (207) v St Kilda 3.11 (29)

The St. ...

Records set by players

  • Most consecutive matches: Jock McHale - 191 (1906-1917) - VFL record until 1943
  • Most goals kicked in a match: Gordon Coventry - 17 goals 4 behinds (R12, 1930, VP)
  • Most Best & Fairests: Nathan Buckley - 6 (1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003)
  • Most matches as coach: Jock McHale - 714 (1912-1949)¹
  • Most matches as captain/acting captain: Nathan Buckley - 162 (1999-2006)
  • Most goals by a single person: Gordon Coventry - 1299 (1920-1937) - VFL/AFL record until 1997

Tony Shaw (born July 23, 1960) is a former Australian rules footballer and media personality. ... James Jock McHale, (December 12, 1882 - 4 October 1953) was an Australian rules player and coach for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League. ... Gordon Coventry was an Australian Rules Football player who played the full-forward position for the Collingwood Football Club in the great Collingwood teams of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Nathan Buckley (born July 26, 1972) is a former Australian rules football player and captain of the Collingwood Football Club. ... James Jock McHale, (December 12, 1882 - 4 October 1953) was an Australian rules player and coach for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League. ... Nathan Buckley (born July 26, 1972) is a former Australian rules football player and captain of the Collingwood Football Club. ... Peter McKenna (born August 27, 1946) was an Australian rules footballer, who played 180 games and kicked 838 goals with the Collingwood Football Club between 1965 and 1975 before finishing his career with one season at Carlton Football Club in 1977 (playing 11 games and kicking 36 goals). ... Gordon Coventry was an Australian Rules Football player who played the full-forward position for the Collingwood Football Club in the great Collingwood teams of the 1920s and 1930s. ...

Team of the Century

Collingwood announced its team of the century on June 14, 1997, celebrating 100 years since the beginning of the VFL. Gavin Brown was added as the 4th interchange player in 2002, as when the team was named in 1997, only three interchange players were permitted on a team. [1] is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the present day Victorian state football league. ...

Collingwood Team of the Century
B: Harold Rumney Jack Regan Syd Coventry (Captain)
HB: Billy Picken Albert Collier Nathan Buckley
C: Thorold Merrett Bob Rose Darren Millane
HF: Des Fothergill Murray Weideman Dick Lee
F: Phonse Kyne Gordon Coventry Peter Daicos
Foll: Len Thompson Des Tuddenham Harry Collier
Int: Tony Shaw Wayne Richardson Marcus Whelan
Gavin Brown
Coach: James "Jock" McHale

[11] The positions as seen on an oval In the sport of Australian rules football, each of the eighteen players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Syd Coventry (born June 13, 1899) was a former Australian Rules footballer. ... The positions as seen on an oval In the sport of Australian rules football, each of the eighteen players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... Billy Picken is a former Australian Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club and the Sydney Swans. ... Albert Leeter Collier (born 9 July 1909; died 22 February 1988) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League. ... Nathan Buckley (born July 26, 1972) is a former Australian rules football player and captain of the Collingwood Football Club. ... The positions as seen on an oval In the sport of Australian rules football, each of the eighteen players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... Thorold Merrett (born September 30, 1933) is a former Australian rules footballer, who played in the VFL/AFL. From Victorian town Cobden, Merrett was a small sized footballer who was a keen Richmond fan who wanted to play league football for his beloved side. ... Robert Bob Rose (born August 7, 1928, died July 7, 2003) is a former Australian rules footballer and coach. ... // Quick Summary Darren Pants Millane (born 9 August 1965, died 7 October 1991) played Australian rules football in the VFL/AFL for the Collingwood Football Club between 1984 and 1991, before his life was tragically cut short after he was involved in a car accident with a truck. ... The positions as seen on an oval In the sport of Australian rules football, each of the eighteen players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... Des Fothergill (born July 15, 1920) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL/AFL. From Collingwood Tech, Fothergill was a gifted sportsmen who made his VFL/AFL debut aged 16, for the Collingwood Football Club in 1937. ... Murray Weideman (born February 16, 1936) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Magpies during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Richard Dick Lee (born 19 March 1889; died 11 September 1968) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League. ... The positions as seen on an oval In the sport of Australian rules football, each of the eighteen players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... Phonse Kyne, 29 Oct 1915 - 8 April 1985, was a centre half-forward for Collingwood who later went on to coach the Magpies. ... Gordon Coventry was an Australian Rules Football player who played the full-forward position for the Collingwood Football Club in the great Collingwood teams of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Peter Daicos (born September 20, 1961 in Fitzroy, Victoria) is a former Australian rules footballer in the VFL/AFL. Peter is of Greek Heritage. ... The positions as seen on an oval In the sport of Australian rules football, each of the eighteen players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... Len Thompson born August 27, 1947, is a former Australian Rules footballer. ... Des Tuddenham (born January 29, 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who played during the 1960s and 70s. ... Harry Collier (October 1, 1907—August 16, 1994) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League. ... The positions as seen on an oval In the sport of Australian rules football, each of the eighteen players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... Tony Shaw (born July 23, 1960) is a former Australian rules footballer and media personality. ... Wayne Richardson born December 8, 1946, is a former Australian Rules footballer. ... Marcus Whelan (born June 27, 1914) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood Football Club during the 1930s and 40s. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction, instruction and training of the operations of a sports team or of individual sportspeople. ... James Jock McHale, (December 12, 1882 - 4 October 1953) was an Australian rules player and coach for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League. ...


Captains

  • This list comprises every captain of the club. This list doesn't include deputy captains filling in due to an injury to the named captain, but does include captains named after a player retires or steps down during the season.

Richard Dick Condon was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the VFA between 1894 and 1896 then in the VFL between 1897 and 1906, except for the 1901 season. ... Charles Charlie Pannam (the original family surname was Pannamopoulos) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the VFA between 1894 and 1896 then in the VFL between 1897 and 1906. ... James Jock McHale, (December 12, 1882 - 4 October 1953) was an Australian rules player and coach for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League. ... Dan Minogue (born 4 September 1891; died 27 July 1961) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League. ... Percy Wilson (March 31, 1889) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and Melbourne in the VFL during the early 1900s. ... Richard Dick Lee (born 19 March 1889; died 11 September 1968) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League. ... Charlie Tyson (November 14, 1897 - 1985) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and North Melbourne in the VFL. Recruited to Collingwood from the Goldfields Football League, Tyson was a half back flanker and made his VFL debut in 1920. ... Syd Coventry (born June 13, 1899) was a former Australian Rules footballer. ... Harry Collier (October 1, 1907—August 16, 1994) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Phonse Kyne, 29 Oct 1915 - 8 April 1985, was a centre half-forward for Collingwood who later went on to coach the Magpies. ... Albert Alby Pannam was an Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL between 1933 and 1943 and then again in 1945 for the Collingwood Football Club. ... Lou Richards (born March 15, 1923) was an Australian rules footballer, who played 250 games with the Collingwood Football Club between 1941 and 1955. ... Neil Mann (born August 26, 1924) is a former Australian rules footballer, who played in the VFL/AFL. Neil Mann played for Collingwood from 1945 to 1956. ... Bill Twomey (born September 28, 1927 - Died 2004) was an Australian rules footballer, who played in the VFL/AFL. Arguably the most talented, and certainly the most successful, of three brothers to play for Collingwood in the period between 1945 and 1961, Bill Twomey combined great power and physical strength... Frank Tuck (born July 24, 1931) is a former Australian rules footballer, who played in the VFL/AFL. 1952 VFL season 1955 VFL season 1956 VFL season Frank Tuck career stats Profile on fullpointsfooty. ... Murray Weideman (born February 16, 1936) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Magpies during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Ray Gabelich (born July 3, 1933) is a former Australian rules footballer of Croatian heritage who played with Collingwood in the VFL. A solidly built ruckman from West Australia, Gabelich was a premiership player with Collingwood in 1958. ... Des Tuddenham (born January 29, 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who played during the 1960s and 70s. ... Terry Waters (born December 14, 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the VFL. Water was a versatile player who was originally used a forward before pushing into defense later on in his career. ... Wayne Richardson born December 8, 1946, is a former Australian Rules footballer. ... Max Richardson (born December 24, 1948) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Magpies during the 1970s before finishing his career at Fitzroy. ... Len Thompson born August 27, 1947, is a former Australian Rules footballer. ... Ray Shaw (born April 27, 1954) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood. ... Peter Moore (born 11 January 1957) was an Australian rules footballer for Collingwood and Melbourne in the Australian Football League. ... For other persons named Mark Williams, see Mark Williams (disambiguation). ... Tony Shaw (born July 23, 1960) is a former Australian rules footballer and media personality. ... Gavin Brown (born September 25, 1967) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League. ... Nathan Buckley (born July 26, 1972) is a former Australian rules football player and captain of the Collingwood Football Club. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Club song

"Good Old Collingwood Forever" is the official anthem of the Collingwood Football Club. It is sung to the tune of "Goodbye, Dolly Gray". Goodbye, Dolly Gray is a Boer War anthem. ...


The famed song is generally sung, in accordance to common football tradition, after a victory. It is also played before every match.


It is said to be the first club song in VFL/AFL history. The words were written and introduced in 1906 by Tom Nelson who was a young Collingwood player at the time.


Collingwood Theme Song


Good old Collingwood forever, we know how to play the game.


Side by side we stick together, to uphold The Magpies name.

    • Gor Blimey**

See the barrackers a shouting, as all barrackers should,


Oh, the premiership's a cakewalk For the good old Collingwood.


Collingwood in the VFA/VFL

From 2000 to 2007 Collingwood was associated with the Williamstown Football Club. However the desire by Collingwood to re-establish a VFL Collingwood side in 2007 saw the end of that association. As of 2008 Collingwood did just that and is the first AFL team to return fully to VFA/VFL competition. As in the AFL, they are called "The Magpies" however the current Home ground of the new Collingwood VFL side, due to the selling of Victoria Park and the lack of viable facilities at the Lexus Center rather ironically is MC Labour Park, otherwise known as Princes Park, the home of bitter AFL rivals Carlton Football Club. The Williamstown Football Club is an Australian rules football club based in Melbourne and are currently playing in the Victorian Football League. ... With an all-seated capacity of 35,000, MC Labour Park (or Princes Park Football Ground) has been the home ground of the Carlton Football Club since the formation of the VFL/AFL in 1897, and is the single longest serving ground in the competition. ... Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues, is the sixth oldest Australian rules football club and the third oldest club in the Australian Football League. ...


Collingwood in popular culture

  • David Williamson's 1977 stage play, The Club, was inspired by the backroom dealings and antics of the Collingwood Football Club; although Collingwood is never mentioned by name. The 1980 film version of the play — directed by Bruce Beresford and starring John Howard, Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy and Frank Wilson[2] — is set at Collingwood, and featured Collingwood players in speaking and non-speaking roles. The film was completely shot on location at Victoria Park, both inside and on the actual oval.[12]
  • In an Australian version of a play by Adam Kreuzer, based on the film The Wanderers, the Ducky Boys (The Irish Catholic gang) are all Collingwood Football Club supporters.

For the magician, see David Williamson (magician). ... The Club is a play by Australian playwright David Williamson, that follows the fortunes of a football club over the course of a season. ... Bruce Beresford (born 16 August 1940) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian film director, writer, and producer. ... John Howard (born October 22, 1952) is an Australian stage and screen actor. ... Jack Thompson AM (born August 31, 1940) is an Australian actor and one of the major figures of Australian cinema. ... Graham Cyril Kennedy, AO (15 February 1934 – 25 May 2005) was an Australian radio, television and film performer, often called The King of Australian television. ... Frank Edward Wilson (11 April 1924 - 24 October 2005) was an Australian film, stage and television actor; musical comedy singer and director; and television game show and variety host. ... The Wanderers is a 1979 film based on the novel by Richard Price. ...

See also

  • List of Collingwood players
  • List of Collingwood Football Club coaches
  • History of the Collingwood Football Club

References

  1. ^ Another classic Sheedy moment
  2. ^ Richmond - Sleeping Giants of the AFL
  3. ^ AFL arch rivals - a thing of the past?
  4. ^ Rival without a cause
  5. ^ Hall trains and is ready for Pies
  6. ^ Membership.html
  7. ^ A Century Of The Best, Michael Roberts p.viii pub:1991
  8. ^ A Century Of The Best, Michael Roberts p.x pub:1991
  9. ^ The Illustrated Collingwood Encyclopedia, Glenn McFarlane and Michael Roberts, 2004
  10. ^ Collingwood Forever, Gavin Brown, 1997
  11. ^ The AFL Record Guide to Season 2006
  12. ^ McFarlane, G. & Roberts, M., The Illustrated Collingwood Encyclopedia, 2004; Brown, G., Collingwood Forever, 1997.

External links

  • Official website of the Collingwood Football Club
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