The St Kilda Football Club was formed on 2 April 1873, containing many elements of the previous South Yarra Football Club which had disbanded a year earlier. Soon after a decision was made to amalgamate with nearby Prahran Football Club.

The club retained their colours, name and ground, as well as picking up a number of Prahran players. They competed as a senior club in the VFA from 1877 to 1879, 1881–1882 and 1886–1896 before moving into the breakaway competition – The VFL – from 1897 onwards.

Founded

2 April 1873

Nickname

The Saints

The club's name originates from its original home base in the bayside Melbourne suburb of St Kilda. St Kilda's primary administrative and training base since the end of the 2010 season is a new facility at Belvedere Park in Seaford, approximately 21 kilometers south of Moorabbin Oval. The development was a St Kilda Football Club development in conjunction with the Frankston City Council, the State Government Of Victoria and the AFL. The new facility was completed at a cost of approximately 9.5 million dollars.

Club Song

Oh when the Saints go marching in!
Oh when the Saints go marching in!
Oh how I want to be with St. Kilda!
When the Saints go marching in!

Motto

Fortius Quo Fidelius
"Strength through loyalty"

Moorabbin Oval

1965 – 1992

The club has strong links to the south-eastern suburb of Moorabbin, retaining Moorabbin Oval as a training, administration and entertainment venue, where it was based between 1965 and 2010.

Junction Oval

1897 – 1984

Junction Oval 1877–1964

Docklands Stadium

2000 – 2019

In 2000, St Kilda moved to a new playing home at Docklands Stadium

They finished second after being beaten in the 1997 AFL Grand Final by Adelaide after defeating Brisbane in the qualifying finals and North Melbourne in the preliminary finals

Biggest winning margin: 139 points Round 22, 2005 v Brisbane Lions

years in competition & premierships

Saint Kilda Football Club years in competition premierships runner-up
120
1897 – 1915 + 1918 – 2019
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