MOST GOALS IN A GAME AT THE 'G

14 1989 Gary Ablett Sr Geelong v Richmond
14 1990 John Longmire North Melb v Melbourne
14 1993 Gary Ablett Sr Geelong v Essendon
13 1999 Matthew Lloyd Essendon v Sydney
12 1992 Jason Dunstall Hawthorn v Richmond
12 1992 Jason Dunstall Hawthorn v Essendon
12 1990 John Longmire North Melb v Richmond
12 1990 Gary Ablett Sr Geelong v Richmond
12 1987 Tony Lockett St Kilda v Melbourne
12 1941 Norm Smith Melbourne v Footscray
A collection of quotes from Aussie Rules

"Jesaulenko, you beauty!"

Mike Williamson calling Jezzas' screamer in the 1970 Grand Final.

A collection of quotes from Aussie Rules

"I believe in the connection... I know that when Aborigines play Australian football they do so with a clear mind and total focus. We are born to play it"

Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes on the link between the indigenous game Marngrook and AFL

THE MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

On 6 September 2001 the first Qualifying Final between Essendon and Richmond was the 2000th VFL/AFL match to be played at the MCG.

THE MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

The best individual goal kicking performance in a game at the MCG is 14 goals by Gary Ablett (Geelong) in 1989 and 1993.

John Longmire (North Melbourne) also kicked 14 goals in 1990.

THE HISTORY OF THE GAME

In the 1909 Semi Final, in which South Melbourne defeated Collingwood, the players were offered oxygen at half time.

Only Jack Shorten (Collingwood) accepted.

THE MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

Kevin Bartlett (Richmond) holds the record for having played the most matches, 200 at the MCG.

Another Tiger, Matthew Richardson, has kicked the most goals, 464 at the MCG.

THE HISTORY OF THE GAME

Grand Final Day 1960 saw Melbourne (8.14.62) overwhelm a hapless Collingwood (2.2.14).

Collingwood's score was the lowest in finals history.

THE HISTORY OF THE GAME

A memorable Grand Final occurred in 1970. Carlton came from behind to defeat Collingwood.

Carlton won by 10 points after trailing by 44 points at half-time.

Alex Jesaulenko (Carlton) took the mark of the season over Graeme Jenkin (Collingwood) in front of an MCG record crowd of 121,696.

 

THE MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

The first night final at the MCG was a Qualifying Final in 1993 between Carlton (15.10.100) and Essendon (14.14.98).

THE HISTORY OF THE GAME

The 1953 Grand Final was a Collingwood (11.11.77) victory over Geelong (8.17.65).

It was also the only premiership where three brothers played in the same team.

Bill, Mick and Pat Twomey were all in the Collingwood side.