The Port Melbourne Football Club was founded in 1874. In 1886, the Club was admitted to the Victorian Football Association (now the Victorian Football League) making it one of the oldest and most famous football Clubs in Australia. Port Melbourne has been the only club to participate in every VFA-VFL season since then.
Many great players have played for, or coached Port Melbourne over its proud history. The list is exhaustive but includes names like triple Brownlow Medallist Bob Skilton, Ron Barassi, Tom Lahiff, “Mopsy” Fraser, Frank Johnson, Peter Bedford, the Goss brothers, Fred Cook, Damien Drum and more recently, David King. These are only several of the players that have made Port Melbourne the legend and the power in the VFL that it is today.
Success for the Club has not only been attributable to our on field achievements. The likes of Norm Goss Senior, Jack “Darky” McFarlane and Peter Saultry in their roles as officials and administrators of the Club also contributed largely to this success. Under the leadership of these persons, the Club enjoyed its most successful era, both on the field and financially.
Premiers: 1897 1901 1922 1940 1941 1947 1953 1964 1966 1974 1976
Centenary Premiership 1977 1980 1981 1982 2011 2017
Runners Up: 1902 1923 1925 1928 1929 1945 1950 1951 1952 1954 1955
1956 1957 1965 1967 1987 1993 2002 2004 2008 2012
Games Record Holder : Fred Cook (253)
Goals Record Holder : Fred Cook (1,238)
JJ Liston Trophy Winners :
Norm Goss Memorial Medal (Best on Ground for VFA-VFL Grand Final) :
‘Frosty’ Miller Medal (Leading goalkicker in the VFA-VFL) :
2017Jordan Lisle (46)
|2015||Jordan Lisle (42)|
|2014||Daniel Connors (38)|
|2013||Dean Galea (55)|
|2012||Dean Galea (65)|
|2011||Patrick Rose (79)|
Frank Johnson Medal (Best on Ground for VFA-VFL in a State game) :
Frank Johnson Tribute Medal (Best on Ground for Port Melbourne in Round 11 – as judged by the Johnson Family) :
|2017 (Inaugural Winner)||Chris Carey|