PMFC History - Overview
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
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 1238
JJ Liston Trophy Winners : E. Hyde 1930, W. Findlay 1946, F. Johnson 1952, V. Aanensen 1979 & 1981, S. Allender 1980, W. Swan 1982 & 1983, S. Harkins 1990, S. Valenti 2010 & 2011
Norm Goss Memorial Medal : T. Pinwill 2011
'Frosty' Miller Medal : P. Rose 2011, D Galea 2012