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Beginnings: Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues, is one of the 16 Australian rules football clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL). The Blues is the third oldest club in the Australian Football League and one of the oldest Australian rules football clubs. The club were the first premiers of the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1877,[1] and, along with Essendon, share the most premierships of any VFL/AFL club with 16. EST 1864

Records:
  • * VFL/AFL Premiers – 1906-08, 1914-15, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981-82, 1987, 1995
  • * VFL/AFL runners-up – 1909-10, 1916, 1921, 1932, 1949, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 1993, 1999
  • * VFL/AFL Pre-season Premiers – 1983, 1997
  • * Challenge Cup Premiers – 1869, 71, 1873-75
  • * VFA Premiers – 1877, 1887
  • * VFA runners-up – 1879, 1889-91
  • * Brownlow Medallists – Bert Deacon (1947), John James (1961), Gordon Collis (1964), Greg Williams (1994)
  • * Coleman Medallists (AFL leading goalkicker) – Tom Carroll (51 goals, 1961), Brendan Fevola (84 goals, 2006), (86 goals, 2009)
  • * Games record holder 375 - Craig Bradley (1986-2002)
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
14 Carlton 22 7 15 0 1568 1978 79.3 28

Season review: Billie Smedts

The Journey | S2E6 Season 2 | Episode 6. In the sixth episode of Season 2 of The Journey, go behind-the-scenes for history lessons, a long-awaited debut and a heartfelt goodbye. Presented by Virgin Australia.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton midfielder Billie Smedts.

GAMES

Season 2017: 9

Career: 47

GOALS 

Season 2017: 1

Career: 20

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 91 (10.11) Kicks: 44 (4.89) Marks: 31 (2.22)...


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Season review: Billie Smedts

The Journey | S2E6 Season 2 | Episode 6. In the sixth episode of Season 2 of The Journey, go behind-the-scenes for history lessons, a long-awaited debut and a heartfelt goodbye. Presented by Virgin Australia.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton midfielder Billie Smedts.

GAMES

Season 2017: 9

Career: 47

GOALS 

Season 2017: 1

Career: 20

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 91 (10.11) Kicks: 44 (4.89) Marks: 31 (2.22)...


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Read more: Season review: Billie Smedts

Your guide to #JNM2017

Sam Docherty | 2016 John Nicholls Medallist Carlton Media speaks to the 2016 John Nicholls Medalist Sam Docherty.

The John Nicholls Medal, proudly presented by Hyundai, is the most prestigious event on the Carlton calendar, as the Blues faithful unites to celebrate the most outstanding individual achievements of 2017.

Won last year by Sam Docherty, Carlton's highest individual honour is named after club legend and five-time best-and-fairest winner John Nicholls.

History of the John Nicholls Medal

The Blues’ best-and-fairest award began in 1929, before taking a four-year hiatus and being renamed the Robert Reynolds Trophy from 1934-2003.

Since 2004, it has been named the John Nicholls Medal in honour of the Blues’ former No.2, who won the best and fairest a club-record five times.

Champion defender Bruce Doull ranks second with four best-and-fairest awards, ahead of Craig Bradley,...


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Your guide to #JNM2017

Sam Docherty | 2016 John Nicholls Medallist Carlton Media speaks to the 2016 John Nicholls Medalist Sam Docherty.

The John Nicholls Medal, proudly presented by Hyundai, is the most prestigious event on the Carlton calendar, as the Blues faithful unites to celebrate the most outstanding individual achievements of 2017.

Won last year by Sam Docherty, Carlton's highest individual honour is named after club legend and five-time best-and-fairest winner John Nicholls.

History of the John Nicholls Medal

The Blues’ best-and-fairest award began in 1929, before taking a four-year hiatus and being renamed the Robert Reynolds Trophy from 1934-2003.

Since 2004, it has been named the John Nicholls Medal in honour of the Blues’ former No.2, who won the best and fairest a club-record five times.

Champion defender Bruce Doull ranks second with four best-and-fairest awards, ahead of Craig Bradley,...


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Season review: Sam Rowe

Carlton re-signs three Grace Phillips brings you a wrap of Carlton's busy 24 hours of contract negotiations.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton defender Sam Rowe.

GAMES

Season 2017: 9

Career: 82

GOALS

Season 2017: 1

Career: 16

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposal efficiency: (83.8 per cent) Intercepts: 53 (5.9) One-percenters: 66 (7.3) Contested marks: 4 (0.4)

OVERVIEW

Rowe hit career-best form before succumbing to a...


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Read more: Season review: Sam Rowe

Season review: Sam Rowe

Carlton re-signs three Grace Phillips brings you a wrap of Carlton's busy 24 hours of contract negotiations.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton defender Sam Rowe.

GAMES

Season 2017: 9

Career: 82

GOALS

Season 2017: 1

Career: 16

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposal efficiency: (83.8 per cent) Intercepts: 53 (5.9) One-percenters: 66 (7.3) Contested marks: 4 (0.4)

OVERVIEW

Rowe hit career-best form before succumbing to a...


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Read more: Season review: Sam Rowe

Season review: Lachie Plowman

Post-match | Lachie Plowman Carlton Media spoke to Lachie Plowman after his 50th AFL game, Carlton's Round 12 win over GWS.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton defender Lachie Plowman.

GAMES

Season 2017: 21

Career: 60

GOALS

Season 2017: 0

Career: 1

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 301 (14.33) Kicks: 178 (8.48) Marks: 111 (5.29) Contested possessions: (5.29) Rebound 50s: 38 (1.81) One-percenters: 94 (4.48) Intercepts:...


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Read more: Season review: Lachie Plowman

Season review: Lachie Plowman

Post-match | Lachie Plowman Carlton Media spoke to Lachie Plowman after his 50th AFL game, Carlton's Round 12 win over GWS.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton defender Lachie Plowman.

GAMES

Season 2017: 21

Career: 60

GOALS

Season 2017: 0

Career: 1

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 301 (14.33) Kicks: 178 (8.48) Marks: 111 (5.29) Contested possessions: (5.29) Rebound 50s: 38 (1.81) One-percenters: 94 (4.48) Intercepts:...


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Read more: Season review: Lachie Plowman

Carlton strengthens its corporate support

Carlton's 2017 partnerships The Carlton Football Club took a number of significant steps forward throughout 2017, strengthening its corporate support across the season.

The Carlton Football Club took a number of significant steps forward throughout 2017 strengthening its corporate support across the season.

In another year of on-field growth for Carlton, the Club aligned with a number of new organisations and renewed the support of many of its loyal corporate partners.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia, Virgin Australia, Ontime Group and Ikon Services all renewed their commitment to the Club, while Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) and Uber and Uber EATS Australia headlined the Blues’ new partnerships.

Continuing one of the longest partnerships in Australian sport, Hyundai signed a five-year contract extension to see its long-standing partnership with Carlton continue through to...


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Season review: Jed Lamb

Lamb vs Sicily Jed Lamb and James Sicily went head to head in our Round 22 win.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton forward Jed Lamb. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 11

Career: 48

GOALS

Season 2017: 6

Career: 36

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 141 (12.8) Inside 50s: 38 (3.4) Tackles: 28 (2.6) Score involvements: 47 (4.3) Metres gained: 2,885 (262.3) Tackles inside 50: 14 (1.3) Marks inside 50: 13 (1.2)

OVERVIEW

A knee injury...


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Read more: Season review: Jed Lamb

Season review: Jed Lamb

Lamb vs Sicily Jed Lamb and James Sicily went head to head in our Round 22 win.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton forward Jed Lamb. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 11

Career: 48

GOALS

Season 2017: 6

Career: 36

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 141 (12.8) Inside 50s: 38 (3.4) Tackles: 28 (2.6) Score involvements: 47 (4.3) Metres gained: 2,885 (262.3) Tackles inside 50: 14 (1.3) Marks inside 50: 13 (1.2)

OVERVIEW

A knee injury...


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Read more: Season review: Jed Lamb

Season review: Jed Lamb

Lamb vs Sicily Jed Lamb and James Sicily went head to head in our Round 22 win.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton forward Jed Lamb. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 11

Career: 48

GOALS

Season 2017: 6

Career: 36

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 141 (12.8) Inside 50s: 38 (3.4) Tackles: 28 (2.6) Score involvements: 47 (4.3) Metres gained: 2,885 (262.3) Tackles inside 50: 14 (1.3) Marks inside 50: 13 (1.2)

OVERVIEW

A knee injury...


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Read more: Season review: Jed Lamb

Season review: Sam Docherty

Docherty proud of AA honours Carlton Media spoke to Sam Docherty after his inclusion in the Virgin Australia AFL All Australian team.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton defender Sam Docherty. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 22

Career: 92

GOALS

Season 2017: 3

Career: 14

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 613 (27.9) Effective disposals: 487 (22.1) Marks: 199 (9) Rebound 50s: 126 (5.7) Metres gained: 11,321 (514.6) Intercepts: 139...


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Read more: Season review: Sam Docherty

Season review: Sam Docherty

Docherty proud of AA honours Carlton Media spoke to Sam Docherty after his inclusion in the Virgin Australia AFL All Australian team.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton defender Sam Docherty. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 22

Career: 92

GOALS

Season 2017: 3

Career: 14

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 613 (27.9) Effective disposals: 487 (22.1) Marks: 199 (9) Rebound 50s: 126 (5.7) Metres gained: 11,321 (514.6) Intercepts: 139...


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Read more: Season review: Sam Docherty

Season review: Sam Docherty

Docherty proud of AA honours Carlton Media spoke to Sam Docherty after his inclusion in the Virgin Australia AFL All Australian team.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton defender Sam Docherty. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 22

Career: 92

GOALS

Season 2017: 3

Career: 14

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 613 (27.9) Effective disposals: 487 (22.1) Marks: 199 (9) Rebound 50s: 126 (5.7) Metres gained: 11,321 (514.6) Intercepts: 139...


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Read more: Season review: Sam Docherty

Season review: Liam Jones

New-look Jones sets the tone An invigorated Liam Jones shines in new role as a key defender

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 14, Liam Jones. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 12 

Career: 95 

GOALS 

Season 2017: 0 

Career: 84

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 135 (11.2) Kicks: 95 (7.9) Marks: 56 (4.7) One-percenters: 132 (11) Contested marks: 17 (1.4) Intercepts: 90 (7.5)

OVERVIEW 

The Jones renaissance was undeniably...


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Read more: Season review: Liam Jones

Season review: Liam Jones

New-look Jones sets the tone An invigorated Liam Jones shines in new role as a key defender

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 14, Liam Jones. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 12 

Career: 95 

GOALS 

Season 2017: 0 

Career: 84

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 135 (11.2) Kicks: 95 (7.9) Marks: 56 (4.7) One-percenters: 132 (11) Contested marks: 17 (1.4) Intercepts: 90 (7.5)

OVERVIEW 

The Jones renaissance was undeniably...


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Read more: Season review: Liam Jones

Season review: Matthew Kreuzer

Kreuzer's dominant 150th Watch Matthew Kreuzer's best moments from his 150th game at the weekend.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 8, Matthew Kreuzer. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 21

Career: 161

GOALS

Season 2017: 12

Career: 84 

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets):

Disposals: 321 (15.29) Kicks: 206 (9.81) Marks: 69 (3.29) Contested possessions: 206 (9.81) Contested marks: 19 (0.90) Hitouts: 665 (31.67) Clearances: 94 (4.48)...


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Read more: Season review: Matthew Kreuzer

Season review: Matthew Kreuzer

Kreuzer's dominant 150th Watch Matthew Kreuzer's best moments from his 150th game at the weekend.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 8, Matthew Kreuzer. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 21

Career: 161

GOALS

Season 2017: 12

Career: 84 

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets):

Disposals: 321 (15.29) Kicks: 206 (9.81) Marks: 69 (3.29) Contested possessions: 206 (9.81) Contested marks: 19 (0.90) Hitouts: 665 (31.67) Clearances: 94 (4.48)...


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Read more: Season review: Matthew Kreuzer

Season review: Matthew Kreuzer

Kreuzer's dominant 150th Watch Matthew Kreuzer's best moments from his 150th game at the weekend.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 8, Matthew Kreuzer. 

GAMES

Season 2017: 21

Career: 161

GOALS

Season 2017: 12

Career: 84 

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets):

Disposals: 321 (15.29) Kicks: 206 (9.81) Marks: 69 (3.29) Contested possessions: 206 (9.81) Contested marks: 19 (0.90) Hitouts: 665 (31.67) Clearances: 94 (4.48)...


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Read more: Season review: Matthew Kreuzer


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