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Melbourne Demons (AFL)

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  • Jack Fitzpatrick
    Jack Fitzpatrick (born 26 June 1991) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club and Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). ...
  • James Frawley
    James Frawley (born 20 September 1988) is a professional Australian rules footballer, playing with the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Melbo...
  • Scott Thompson
    Scott Thompson (born 14 March 1983) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was drafted by Melbourne with...
  • Bernard Kane Vince
    Bernie Vince (born 2 October 1985) is an Australian Rules footballer who plays for the Melbourne Demons in the Australian Football League. Originally from the Yorke Peninsula, he attended school at Min...
  • Aidan Riley
    Aidan Riley is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Football Club and Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He initially joined Adela...

The Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed the Demons, is an Australian rules football club, playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). It is named after and based in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, and plays its home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Melbourne is the world's oldest professional club of any football code. The club's origins can be traced to an 1858 letter in which Tom Wills, captain of the Victoria cricket team, calls for the formation of a "foot-ball club" with the need of a "code of laws". An informal Melbourne team played that winter and was officially formed in May 1859 when Wills and three other members codified "The Rules of the Melbourne Football Club"—the basis of Australian rules football. The club was a dominant force in the earliest Australian rules football competition, the Challenge Cup, and was also a foundation member of the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877 and the Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1897, which later became the national Australian Football League. Melbourne has won 12 VFL/AFL premierships, the latest in 1964.

The club celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008 by naming "150 Heroes" as well as creating a birthday logo which appears on its official guernsey.

The football club has been a sporting section of the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) since 2009, having previously been associated with the MCC between 1889 and 1980.