Formed in 1892 in the then-working class Melbourne suburb of Collingwood, the club played in the VFA before joining seven other teams in 1896 to found the breakaway VFL.
12 Feb 1892
may the magpies prosper
Good old Collingwood forever,
They know how to play the game.
Side by side they stick together,
To uphold the Magpies name.
See the barrackers a‑shouting,
As all barrackers should!
Oh, the premiership's a cakewalk
For the good old Collingwood.
Adapted from the USA army marching song
Goodbye Dolly Gray
The first team song (written in 1906) and the only song to reference the barracker.
The Magpies are traditionally reviled by non‑Collingwood supporters.
You either love 'em or you hate 'em.
Originally based at Victoria Park, in inner-city Collingwood.