Collingwood Football Club

the magpies

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.

founded

12 Feb 1892

nickname

The Magpies

Motto

Floreat Pica

may the magpies prosper

club song

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.

playing uniform

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The Magpies are traditionally reviled by non‑Collingwood supporters.

You either love 'em or you hate 'em.

home ground

Originally based at Victoria Park, in inner-city Collingwood.

premierships

Collingwood Football Club years in competition premierships runner-up
122
1897 – 2019
15 26