|Full name||Carlton Football Club|
|Motto||Mens Sana in Corpore Sano (A Sound Mind in a Sound Body)|
|Top goalkicker||Brendan Fevola (86 Goals)|
|Best & Fairest||Chris Judd|
|Competition||Australian Football League|
|Premierships||16 (1906-08 1914-15 1938 1945 1947 1968 1970 1972 1979 1981-82 1987 1995)|
|Ground(s)||Etihad Stadium (Capacity: 56,349)|
|Melbourne Cricket Ground (Capacity: 100,000)|
|Visy Park (Training only) (Capacity: 28,000)|
Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues, is the third oldest club in the Australian Football League and one of the oldest Australian rules football clubs. They were the first premiers of the Victorian Football Association in 1877, and share the most premierships of any VFL/AFL club. The club originally represented the inner city Melbourne area of Carlton and its nickname comes from the navy blue colour of its uniform. Also on its uniform is the club's insignia which consists of three alphabetical letters – CFC superimposed on each other.
The Carlton Football Club was formed in July, 1864.
In the early days, Carlton became particularly strong and having grown a large supporter base became a fierce rival to the Melbourne Football Club in early competition including the Caledonian Challenge Cup which it dominated in the 1870s.
In 1877, Carlton became one of the foundation clubs of the Victorian Football Association.
It was invited to join the breakaway Victorian Football League in 1897. The competition was renamed to the Australian Football League in 1990 and is where the club currently resides. Because of the football club's navy blue and white hooped socks, which resembled the outfit of a butcher, the club was informally referred to as the Butchers. It was also for a time referred to be some as the Brewers, due to the suburb's most famous product.
Carlton made its first VFL grand final in the year of 1904 to be defeated by Fitzroy. Two years later in 1906, it was to enter the first of five consecutive grand finals. The first three were all premierships and Carlton became the first team in the history of the VFL/AFL to win three-in-a-row. The fourth grand final in 1909 made Carlton the closest team to attempt to win four-in-a-row, as it was narrowly beaten by just 2 points to South Melbourne (now Sydney Swans). Had it not been for the political trouble that plagued the club early in the season, the result could well have been different. However, this remarkable feat was subsequently surpassed during the Great Depression by the club's greatest rival - Collingwood (which became famous as 'The Machine') in 1927-30. In Carlton's fifth grand final in 1910, they were defeated by Collingwood and this was the beginning of a strong rivalry between the two clubs that would endure for more than a century. Collingwood's working-class supporter base, close geographic proximity, and many historic on-field (and occasional off-field) tussles mark the rivalry as one of the strongest in the AFL. 1910 had been a controversial year for the club, two players including Alex Lang were banned for 99 games (approximately 6 years) after being found guilty of accepting bribes to play poorly.
Carlton has traditionally been in the top 2 most powerful on-field clubs, boasting a winning record over 11 of the 15 other clubs currently in the competition, including all the VFL teams such as notable rivals Collingwood, Essendon and Richmond. Many memorable battles have been contested against them, most notably in a thriller in the 1947 Grand Final when Carlton beat Essendon by one point, and again in the 1968 Grand Final when Carlton beat Essendon to win by 3 points. In the Grand Final of 1972, Carlton defeated Richmond in a goal kicking spree that saw fifty goals kicked - the highest number of goals ever kicked in a Grand Final.
The development of the game becoming a national league has affected Victorian-based clubs and the consequential success of interstate clubs has influenced Carlton's current success record.
Changes within the rules of the national competition meant that Carlton and other Victorian teams cannot, as easily, recruit the best players from across Australia because many non-Victorian players can now be recruited by home-town clubs. The recruiting mechanism of all such players is now part of the draft pick process. In addition all teams are confronted by the rules of the salary cap which is designed to limit the funds spent of players in any given season, in an attempt to create a level playing field. Prior to the salary cap, rich Victorian clubs such as Carlton were able to attract prospective players to the club by offering more money than the less successful clubs.
In the year of its last premiership in 1995, Carlton set a new AFL/VFL record by losing only two games for the entire season having been beaten by the Sydney Swans and St. Kilda. This record stood until 2000 when rivals Essendon went through the entire season losing only one game against the Western Bulldogs. Carlton went on to defeat Geelong comfortably in the 1995 Grand Final, with Stephen Kernahan kicking 5 goals. Carlton's last finals appearance was in the 2009 second elimination final against Brisbane, which the Lions won by 7 Points.
In 2002 the club was in great turmoil. Off-field the club had mounting financial losses and accounting irregularities which ultimately caused the club president John Elliott to resign from office and the subsequent removal of his name from the John Elliott Grandstand. He was succeeded by Ian Collins as president in 2003. On-field the team went through the entire season without winning a single game on its home ground, which culminated in the club claiming the wooden spoon for finishing last on the AFL ladder for the first time in its history. Carlton was the last club of the original AFL/VFL teams to 'win' its first wooden spoon.
Under the new Collins administration, it was discovered that the club's previous administration had been making extra, secret payments to certain players. This violation of the AFL salary cap resulted in the club receiving a record total fine of $980,000 and being banned from first and second round picks in the annual player draft for two years, hampering attempts to rebuild the club's player group. Brendan Goddard and Daniel Wells, who respectively went to St. Kilda and North Melbourne at picks 1 and 2, were two players who possibly would have been selected by Carlton.
Its coach Wayne Brittain, who had taken over the coaching duties in 2001, had his contract terminated and was replaced by Denis Pagan for the 2003 season. Brittain's arrival couldn't have come at a worse time since he took over a club on the verge of collapse which severely damaged his AFL coaching career prospects and he remains a potential coach who was never given a proper coaching opportunity at this level.
The appointment of Denis Pagan as senior coach in 2003 was an attempt to turn the club around. However, Carlton's predicament was clearly underestimated as even Pagan, with a reputation of being one of the best coaches in VFL/AFL history with his impressive long run of premierships with several clubs at several levels, was unable to reverse Carlton's football plight in the short term. It had become apparent that the Carlton team had to be replaced with a more youthful lineup and this has developed over the past 3 years as the club's policy. Recruitment has centred on Carlton attempting to recruit players under 24 years old who are likely to have the capability to play at least 100 games.
At the beginning of 2005, the attempt at turning around the club's fortune seemed to have realised some goals with the success in the pre-season Wizard Cup. However that success was short-lived as the club failed to maintain its form for the home-and-away season and it again finished on the bottom of the ladder for just the second time in its history. It became the second club to win the pre-season/night series competition and the wooden spoon in the same year, with Footscray (now the Western Bulldogs) having done so in 1967.
In 2005 the club also became the last of the former VFL clubs to move away from its original home ground when it played its last match at Optus Oval against Melbourne in Round 9 of the 2005 season. Carlton had played at Princes Park for 108 years. Carlton now play half of their home games at Etihad Stadium and the other half at the MCG. (The games at the MCG are generally against traditional rivals Collingwood, Richmond, Essendon and Melbourne.
The 2006 season saw Carlton win back-to-back wooden spoons for the first time in its history. At season's end, this led to widespread unrest within the club whose board had initially voted to terminate Denis Pagan's contract, but subsequently overturned the vote on a second ballot. A group of out-spoken and disgruntled former players who were part of the clean-out a few years earlier, lead by Fraser Brown and Barry Mitchell, wanted to have Pagan replaced by Mitchell as coach for the 2007 season. Brett Ratten was mooted as a replacement coach as well. The board decided to allow Pagan to coach for the next two seasons through to season 2008.
2007 began on several bright notes for Carlton. The appointments of Richard Pratt as President, Steven Icke as Football Manager and Greg Swann as CEO have calmed the off-field controversy. These events have also been reflected in growing membership numbers, with the club almost reaching a previously hopeful target of 30,000 members before the start of the season. Carlton made a good on-field start to the year, defeating Essendon, Hawthorn and the Kangaroos in the knock-out NAB Cup competition to reach the Pre-Season Grand Final. On 17 March 2007 Carlton defeated the Brisbane Lions to win the NAB Cup by 25 points in front of over 46,000 fans at the Etihad Stadium.
On 24 July 2007, following a loss to the Brisbane Lions by 117 points, Denis Pagan was sacked as coach and replaced on an interim basis by Brett Ratten. On 20 August 2007, the club announced that Ratten would become full time coach for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
On 11 October 2007 during the AFL trade week, Chris Judd was officially traded to Carlton along with a third round selection in the 2007 AFL Draft (#46 overall) for Carlton's first and second round selections (#3 and #20) and Josh Kennedy.
On 15 October 2007, Carlton announced it had delisted its captain, Lance Whitnall, after receiving medical reports that his knee injury would affect his ability to train in 2008.
Carlton began its pre-season with an exhibition match in South Africa against the Fremantle Football Club. Carlton won its first round NAB Cup match against Port Adelaide before losing to Hawthorn the next week.
Carlton showed noticeable improvement during the 2008 Home & Away season, boasting an 10-11 win-loss record after Round 21. Notable wins came against arch-rival Collingwood in round 4 to snap a 14 match losing streak that dated back to mid 2007. There was also a memorable come from behind victory over 2007 runners-up Port Adelaide at AAMI stadium in round 11. The Blues trailed by 30 points at three quarter time and had registered just three goals before piling on seven goals to none in the last quarter to snatch victory. Carlton backed up their early season victory over Collingwood with another come from behind win over the Magpies in Round 12. The Blues spent a week inside the eight after the match. The first time since 2001 that this has occurred in the second half of the season.
The Blues finished their 2008 season with 10 wins and 12 losses to equal their 2004 season. Two losses to arch rival Essendon soured a positive season of rebuilding.
Carlton started the 2009 Season strongly, defeating Richmond in the highly anticipated "Judd vs. Cousins" game in Round 1 by 83 points in front of a bumper crowd of over 86,000, followed by defeating the Brisbane Lions by 19 points, putting Carlton First on the AFL Premiership Ladder for the first time since 1996. However the Blues' positive start was halted by Essendon, who won a classic match in front of over 70,000 spectators by 4 points, and a loss to Sydney. A win over 2008 finalists the Western Bulldogs was followed by losses to 2008 premier Hawthorn (again by 4 points in a thrilling match played in front of a large crowd at the MCG) and Fremantle, leaving the Blues in 7th position on the AFL Ladder one third of the way through the home-and-away season.
Round eight saw a much improved Carlton take on traditional rivals Collingwood, in front of over 82,000 spectators at the MCG. The Blues jumped the 'Pies early, kicking five goals to nil in the first quarter. Carlton were never threatened for the rest of the game, running out winners by 51 points.
The team came crashing back to Earth the following week, with a dismal first half performance in their round 10 clash with Adelaide at AAMI stadium. Half time saw the home team up by 49 points, with Carlton yet to kick a goal. Whilst Carlton improved in the second half, kicking eight goals to seven, the damage had been done and Adelaide ran out winners by 44 points. The very next week however the team bounced back again with a 41 point win over West Coast. The next round Carlton enjoyed a magnificent 6 point win over the Brisbane Lions at the GABBA, The Blues held on just as they let buy 30 points in the last term. Round 15 was a special game as it was a Rite of Passage game. Carlton played Richmond and Brenden Fevola kicked 9.1 (his career best) to help the Blues to a 20 point win. Round 16 saw a clash between Carlton and Sydney. at quarter time, Carlton was in the lead by three points (3.4.22 to 3.1.19) but by half-time Sydney were 9 points ahead (4.6.30 to 6.3.39). However after half-time Carlton ran out comfortable winners by 61 points; this ended a 12-match losing streak against the Swans which had dated back to 2000. It was the longest losing streak for any one team against another in recent AFL History. Round 17 in front of 84,938, against their old foes in Collingwood, the Blues were only able to manage 4 goals. The Club is playing Finals for the first time in eight years. In the elimination final, the Blues lost against Brisbane by 7 points after leading by 30 points early in the final quarter. On Friday the 9th of October 2009 Carlton traded Brendan Fevola to the Brisbane Lions along with draft pick number 24 in exchange for Lachlan Henderson and draft pick 12.
The club is based at Princes Park (officially known now as Visy Park in a sponsorship deal) in northern Carlton. The suburb combines the academic air of the nearby University of Melbourne with a large quotient of immigrants from Southern Europe, and both groups still leave their mark on the Carlton supporter base. In 2004, then Carlton President Ian Collins began the process with Vice-President Graham Smorgon of reviewing Carlton's continued presence at the ground. It was decided that six home games be played at Etihad Stadium (Docklands Stadium) and five at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. A "farewell" game was played at Princes Park on Saturday 21 May in 2005. Despite an overwhelming majority of members voting for the home ground move, it was not altogether popular with all club supporters. Training and social club facilities at Princes Park remain. Carlton became the final suburban club to move away from its original suburban home ground. It also ended the only unbroken playing venue link throughout the entire 108 year history of the VFL/AFL.
Works are currently underway to redevelop the ground to make it into an elite training facility for the players. The project will see the currently dilapidated facilities to be replaced with a high-tech gym, indoor swimming pool and medical centre that will rival the facilities of Collingwood's Lexus Centre. The Blues currently have an arrangement that allows the Melbourne Storm NRL club to train, and base its administration offices, at Princes Park. The Storm, 2007 NRL Premiers, hosted a well-attended fan day there after their premiership win. Many Carlton Blues players and officials attended this day, and there is a close relationship between the Blues and Storm administrations and playing staff.
Playing Squad as of December 4, 2009:
International Scholarship Player
Senior Coach - Brett Ratten
Development Coach -
High Performance Manager - Justin Cordy
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Noel McCarthy
The current jumper design consists of a navy blue backing, CFC monogram and AFL logo on front, and bold white numbers on back. The club's current major sponsors are Mars Bar and Hyundai, with Nike as the club's apparel sponsor. For home games, the Hyundai logo is displayed on the front, while 'Mars' is written beneath the player numbers on the back. The sponsors change positions when the club is playing away.
In April 2006, the club announced a "clash" jumper in accordance to the AFL's request that each club have an alternative jumper to be worn against other clubs in similar design. The jumper consists of inverted colours from the regular home season outfit, complemented by blue stripes on the sides. This white jumper was first worn on Friday, 4 May 2007 in the club's 43 point loss to St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.
In 1997, the club played one game in pale blue guernseys to promote the introduction of blue M&M's to Australia. The commercialisation of their famous guernsey was met with some derision
In 2009, the Carlton Blues wore a yellow guernsey with the blue c,f,c, on it against the Fremantle Dockers at Subiaco. The club did this to help promote Lance Armstrong's Livestrong campaign to raise cancer awearness. The club was known as the banana blues by the Herald Sun when they wore it .
|Year||Finishing position||President||Coach||Captain||Best and Fairest||Leading Goalkicker (Total)|
|1897||7th||A.H. Shaw||-||Jimmy Aitken||-||Wally O'Cock (13)|
|1898||7th||A.H. Shaw||-||Ernie Walton||-||Tommy O'Dea (8)|
|1899||7th||A.H. Shaw||-||Ernie Walton||-||Harry Thompson (8)|
|1900||7th||A.H. Shaw||-||Will Stuckey||-||Joe Sullivan (18)|
|1901||7th||Robert Heatley||-||Will Stuckey||-||Joe Sullivan (14)|
|1902||6th||Robert Heatley||Jack Worrall||Joe McShane||-||Fred Webber (11)|
|1903||3rd||Robert Heatley||Jack Worrall||Joe McShane||-||Joe Sullivan (27)|
|1904||Grand Finalist||Henry Bourne Higgins||Jack Worrall||Joe McShane||-||Mick Grace (26)|
|1905||3rd||W.F. Evans||Jack Worrall||Jim Flynn||-||Frank Caine (25)|
|1906||Premiers||W.F. Evans||Jack Worrall||Jim Flynn||-||Mick Grace (50)|
|1907||Premiers||J. Urquhart||Jack Worrall||Jim Flynn||-||Frank Caine (32)|
|1908||Premiers||J. Urquhart||Jack Worrall||Fred Elliott||-||Vin Gardiner (34)|
|1909||Grand Finalist||J. Urquhart||Jack Worrall||Fred Elliott||-||George Topping (36)|
|1910||Grand Finalist||J. McInerney||Fred Elliott||Fred Elliott||-||Vin Gardiner (42)|
|1911||4th||J. McInerney||Fred Elliott||Fred Elliott||-||Vin Gardiner (47)|
|1912||3rd||D. Bell||Norman Clark||Jack Wells||-||Vin Gardiner (47)|
|1913||6th||D. Bell||Jack Wells||Jack Wells||-||Vin Gardiner (27)|
|1914||Premiers||Jack Gardiner||Norman Clark||Billy Dick||-||Bill Cook (27)|
|1915||Premiers||Jack Gardiner||Norman Clark||Billy Dick||-||Herb Burleigh (46)|
|1916||Grand Finalist||Jack Gardiner||Norman Clark||Billy Dick||-||Vin Gardiner (44)|
|1917||3rd||Jack Gardiner||Norman Clark||Billy Dick||-||Billy Dick (22)|
|1918||3rd||Jack Gardiner||Norman Clark||Rod McGregor||-||Ern Cowley (35)|
|1919||4th||Jack Gardiner||Viv Valentine||Charlie Fisher||-||Charlie Fisher (36)|
|1920||3rd||Jack Gardiner||Norman Clark||Paddy O'Brien||-||Horrie Clover|
|1921||Grand Finalist||Jack Gardiner||Norman Clark||Gordon Green||-||Horrie Clover (58)|
|1922||4th||Jack Gardiner||Norman Clark||Horrie Clover||-||Horrie Clover (56)|
|1923||7th||Jack Gardiner||Horrie Clover||Horrie Clover||-||Horrie Clover (28)|
|1924||7th||Jack Gardiner||Percy Parratt||Paddy O'Brien||-||Alex Duncan (27)|
|1925||9th||David Young||Paddy O'Brien||Jim Caldwell||-||Harvey Dunn (35)|
|1926||6th||David Young||Ray Brew||Ray Brew||-||Horrie Clover (38)|
|1927||3rd||David Young||Horrie Clover||Horrie Clover||-||Harold Carter (33)|
|1928||4th||David Young||Ray Brew||Ray Brew||-||Horrie Clover (41)|
|1929||3rd||Dave Crone||Dan Minogue||Ray Brew||-||Harry "Soapy" Vallence (64)|
|1930||3rd||Dave Crone||Dan Minogue||Ray Brew||-||Les Allen (56)|
|1931||3rd||Dave Crone||Dan Minogue||Ray Brew||-||Harry Vallence (86)|
|1932||Grand Finalist||Dave Crone||Dan Minogue||Colin Martyn||-||Harry Vallence (97)|
|1933||4th||Dave Crone||Dan Minogue||Frank Gill||-||Harry Vallence (84)|
|1934||5th||Dave Crone||Dan Minogue||Maurie Johnson||Creswell Crisp||Creswell 'Mickey' Crisp (44)|
|1935||4th||Dave Crone||Frank Maher||Charlie Davey||Jim Francis||Harry Vallence (66)|
|1936||4th||Dave Crone||Frank Maher||Jim Francis||Ansell Clarke||Harry Vallence (86)|
|1937||5th||Dave Crone||Percy Rowe||Ansell Clarke||Don McIntyre||Harry Vallence (39)|
|1938||Premiers||Sir Kenneth G.Luke||Brighton Diggins||Brighton Diggins||Creswell Crisp||Harry Vallence (81)|
|1939||5th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Brighton Diggins||Brighton Diggins||Frank Gill||Ken Baxter (65)|
|1940||5th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Brighton Diggins||Brighton Diggins||Jim Francis||Paul Schmidt (55)|
|1941||3rd||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Jim Francis||Bob Chitty||Paul Schmidt (77)|
|1942||5th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Jim Francis||Jim Mooring||Paul Schmidt (47)|
|1943||4th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Jim Francis||George Gneil||Jack Wrout (33)|
|1944||5th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Jim Francis,
|Bob Chitty||Jim Mooring (42)|
|1945||Premiers||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Bob Chitty||Ron Savage||Lance Collins (49)|
|1946||6th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Bob Chitty||Jack Howell||Ken Baxter (46)|
|1947||Premiers||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Ern Henfry||Bert Deacon,
|Ken Baxter (42)|
|1948||6th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Ern Henfry||Jack Howell||Ken Baxter, Ray Garby (39)|
|1949||Grand Finalist||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Ern Henfry||Ern Henfry||Ken Baxter (46)|
|1950||8th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Ern Henfry||Arthur Hodgson||Ken Baxter (43)|
|1951||7th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Ern Henfry||Jim Clark||Keith Warburton (48)|
|1952||4th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Ern Henfry,
|Ollie Grieve||Jack Howell (42)|
|1953||5th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Ken Hands||Ken Hands||Jack Spencer (32)|
|1954||8th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Ken Hands||Bill Milroy||Noel O'Brien (45)|
|1955||7th||Sir Kenneth G. Luke||Percy Bentley||Ken Hands||John James||Noel O'Brien (73)|
|1956||5th||Horrie Clover||Jim Francis||Ken Hands||Doug Beasy||Kevan Hamilton (22)|
|1957||4th||Horrie Clover||Jim Francis||Ken Hands||Bruce Comben||Gerald Burke (34)|
|1958||7th||Lew Holmes||Jim Francis||Bruce Comben||Bruce Comben||John Heathcote (19)|
|1959||3rd||Lew Holmes||Ken Hands||Bruce Comben||John Nicholls||Sergio Silvagni (40)|
|1960||7th||Lew Holmes||Ken Hands||Bruce Comben||John James||Leo Brereton (44)|
|1961||8th||Lew Holmes||Ken Hands||Graham Donaldson||John James||Tom Carroll (54)|
|1962||Grand Finalist||Lew Holmes||Ken Hands||Graham Donaldson||Sergio Silvagni||Tom Carroll (62)|
|1963||6th||Lew Holmes||Ken Hands||John Nicholls||John Nicholls||Tom Carroll (27)|
|1964||10th||Lew Holmes||Ken Hands||Sergio Silvagni||Gordon Collis||Ian Nankervis (18)|
|1965||6th||George Harris||Ron Barassi||Ron Barassi||John Nicholls||Bryan Quirk (29)|
|1966||6th||George Harris||Ron Barassi||Ron Barassi||John Nicholls||Adrian Gallagher (24)|
|1967||3rd||George Harris||Ron Barassi||Ron Barassi||John Nicholls||Brian Kekovich (38)|
|1968||Premiers||George Harris||Ron Barassi||Ron Barassi,
|Sergio Silvagni||Brian Kekovich (59)|
|1969||Grand Finalist||George Harris||Ron Barassi||John Nicholls||Garry Crane||Alex Jesaulenko (66)|
|1970||Premiers||George Harris||Ron Barassi||John Nicholls||Adrian Gallagher||Alex Jesaulenko (115)|
|1971||5th||George Harris||Ron Barassi||John Nicholls||Geoff Southby||Alex Jesaulenko (56)|
|1972||Premiers||George Harris||John Nicholls||John Nicholls||Geoff Southby||Greg Kennedy (76)|
|1973||Grand Finalist||George Harris||John Nicholls||John Nicholls||Peter Jones||Brian Walsh (60)|
|1974||7th||George Harris||John Nicholls,
|Bruce Doull||Craig Davis (45)|
|1975||4th||Ivan Rohrt||John Nicholls||Alex Jesaulenko||Alex Jesaulenko||Robert Walls (59)|
|1976||3rd||Ivan Rohrt||Ian Thorogood||Alex Jesaulenko||Trevor Keogh||Robert Walls (55)|
|1977||6th||Ivan Rohrt||Ian Thorogood||Robert Walls||Bruce Doull||Mark Maclure (39)|
|1978||4th||George Harris||Ian Stewart,
|Trevor Keogh||Rod Galt (49)|
|1979||Premiers||George Harris||Alex Jesaulenko||Alex Jesaulenko||Mike Fitzpatrick||Ken Sheldon (53)|
|1980||4th||Ian Rice||Peter Jones||Mike Fitzpatrick||Bruce Doull||Wayne Johnston (51)|
|1981||Premiers||Ian Rice||David Parkin||Mike Fitzpatrick||Ken Hunter||Peter Bosustow (59)|
|1982||Premiers||Ian Rice||David Parkin||Mike Fitzpatrick||James Buckley||Ross Ditchburn (61)|
|1983||5th||John Elliott||David Parkin||Mike Fitzpatrick||Wayne Johnston||Ken Hunter (43)|
|1984||4th||John Elliott||David Parkin||Wayne Johnston||Bruce Doull||Warren Ralph (55)|
|1985||5th||John Elliott||David Parkin||Wayne Johnston||Justin Madden||Mark Maclure (48)|
|1986||Grand Finalist||John Elliot||Robert Walls||Mark Maclure||Wayne Johnston,
|Stephen Kernahan (62)|
|1987||Premiers||John Elliot||Robert Walls||Stephen Kernahan||Stephen Kernahan||Stephen Kernahan (73)|
|1988||3rd||John Elliot||Robert Walls||Stephen Kernahan||Craig Bradley||Stephen Kernahan (54)|
|1989||8th||John Elliot||Robert Walls,
|Stephen Kernahan||Stephen Kernahan||Stephen Kernahan (59)|
|1990||8th||John Elliot||Alex Jesaulenko||Stephen Kernahan||Stephen Silvagni||Stephen Kernahan (69)|
|1991||11th||John Elliot||David Parkin||Stephen Kernahan||Justin Madden||Stephen Kernahan (46)|
|1992||7th||John Elliot||David Parkin||Stephen Kernahan||Stephen Kernahan||Stephen Kernahan (83)|
|1993||Grand Finalist||John Elliot||David Parkin||Stephen Kernahan||Craig Bradley||Stephen Kernahan (68)|
|1994||5th||John Elliot||David Parkin||Stephen Kernahan||Greg Williams||Stephen Kernahan (82)|
|1995||Premiers||John Elliot||David Parkin||Stephen Kernahan||Brett Ratten||Stephen Kernahan (63)|
|1996||6th||John Elliot||David Parkin||Stephen Kernahan||Stephen Silvagni||Stephen Kernahan (56)|
|1997||11th||John Elliot||David Parkin||Stephen Kernahan||Brett Ratten||Anthony Koutoufides (28)|
|1998||11th||John Elliot||David Parkin||Craig Bradley||Fraser Brown||Lance Whitnall (46)|
|1999||Grand Finalist||John Elliot||David Parkin||Craig Bradley||Matthew Allan||Lance Whitnall (55)|
|2000||3rd||John Elliot||David Parkin||Craig Bradley||Brett Ratten,
|Lance Whitnall (70)|
|2001||6th||John Elliot||Wayne Brittain||Craig Bradley||Anthony Koutoufides||Matthew Lappin (49)|
|2002||16th||John Elliot||Wayne Brittain||Brett Ratten||Corey McKernan||Corey McKernan (40)|
|2003||15th||Ian Collins||Denis Pagan||Brett Ratten,
|Andrew McKay||Brendan Fevola (63)|
|2004||11th||Ian Collins||Denis Pagan||Anthony Koutoufides||David Teague||Brendan Fevola (66)|
|2005||16th||Ian Collins||Denis Pagan||Anthony Koutoufides||Anthony Koutoufides||Brendan Fevola (49)|
|Denis Pagan||Anthony Koutoufides||Lance Whitnall||Brendan Fevola (84)|
|Lance Whitnall||Andrew Carrazzo||Brendan Fevola (59)|
|Brett Ratten||Chris Judd||Chris Judd||Brendan Fevola (99)|
|2009||7th||Stephen Kernahan||Brett Ratten||Chris Judd||Chris Judd||Brendan Fevola (89)|
CEOs since 1980.
|Carlton's Team of the Century:|
|B:||Bruce Comben||Stephen Silvagni*||Geoff Southby|
|HB:||John James||Bert Deacon||Bruce Doull*|
|C:||Garry Crane||Greg Williams*||Craig Bradley|
|HF:||Wayne Johnston||Stephen Kernahan (Captain)||Alex Jesaulenko*|
|F:||Ken Hands||Harry Vallence||Rod Ashman|
|Foll:||John Nicholls*||Sergio Silvagni||Adrian Gallagher|
|Int:||Robert Walls||Mike Fitzpatrick||Ken Hunter|
Four Emergencies were also named: (1) Laurie Kerr, (2) Bob Chitty, (3) Horrie Clover and (4) Rod McGregor. The five players with an asterisk(*) are also members of the AFL Team of the Century, the largest number of any AFL Club, with Richmond close behind with 4 players.
Most career goals
Most career games
|Brendan Fevola||2006, 2009|
|Matthew Lappin||2005 & 2006|
|Kade Simpson||2006 & 2008|
|VFL/AFL||Seniors||16||1906, 1907, 1908, 1914, 1915, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1995|
|VFL/AFL||Reserves||8||1926, 1927, 1928, 1951, 1953, 1986, 1987, 1990|
|VFL/AFL||Under 19s||6||1948, 1949, 1951, 1963, 1978, 1979|
|VFL/AFL||Night/Pre-Season Premierships||4||1983, 1997, 2005, 2007|
|VFL/AFL||McClelland Trophy||5||1969, 1979, 1985 (tied), 1987, 1995|
|VFL/AFL||Minor Premiers||17||1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1914, 1916, 1921, 1932, 1938, 1941, 1947, 1972, 1976, 1979, 1981,1987, 1995|
2002, 2005, 2006
|Ladder Position||Year (Finals in Bold)||Tally|
|1st||1906, 1907, 1908, 1914, 1915, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1995||16|
|2nd||1904, 1909, 1910, 1916, 1921, 1932, 1949, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 1993, 1999||13|
|3rd||1903, 1905, 1912, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1941, 1959, 1967, 1976, 1988, 2000||16|
|4th||1911, 1919, 1922, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1943, 1952, 1957, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1984||15|
|5th||1934, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1971, 1983, 1985, 1994||12|
|6th||1902, 1913, 1946, 1948, 1926, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1977,1996, 2001||11|
|7th||1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1923, 1924, 1951, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1974, 1992, 2009||14|
|8th||1950, 1954, 1961, 1989, 1990||5|
|11th||1991, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2008||5|
|16th||2002, 2005, 2006||3|
1906 - 1908
1914 - 1915
1981 - 1982
The Carlton Football Club, the Blues, is an Australian Rules Football team that plays in the Australian Football League. It is based in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton. The club began in 1864, and its first home ground was a clearing in Melbourne's Royal Park. In its first season the Blues won only one game out of ten. In 1877, the club joined the Victorian Football Association, and then in 1897 it joined the Victorian Football League as one of its orginal teams. After using grounds in East Melbourne and Melbourne University, the club moved to its new football ground at Princess Park, Carlton in 1897. In 1908, the club added the letters CFC to its navy blue jumpers.