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Dandenong Football Club

Dandenong
Names
Full name Dandenong Football Club
Nickname(s) Dandies, Redlegs
Club details
Founded c1958
Colours      Blue and      Red
Competition Victorian Football Association 1958-1991
Ground(s) Dandenong Park

Dandenong Football Club was an Australian rules football club which played in the Victorian Football Association (VFA). Based in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong, the Redlegs wore navy blue and red as their club colours.

History

Dandenong played in the VFA from 1958 to 1994. They joined the VFA from the Federal League and played in the second division before winning the 1962 flag which earned them promotion to the firsts. In their stint in the first division, Dandenong won two premierships, both of which came in controversial Grand Finals: in the 1967 Grand Final, the Redlegs defeated a Port Melbourne team which nearly walked off the ground and forfeited the game in the second quarter in protest at the umpiring; then, Dandenong beat Preston in the 1971 Grand Final, but only after Preston unsuccessfully protested to have Dandenong's six point victory amended to a draw.

Led by captain-coach Tony Elshaug who kicked four goals, Dandenong won their last premiership in 1991 and from there on in suffered from bad financial problems and in 1993 became insolvent and disbanded. They played in that VFA season however under a newly formed side which were named the Dandenong Redlegs. After playing for one final year the club were not admitted into the 1995 season and concentrated instead on its Under-18s in TAC Cup.

Lew Wright is the club record holder for most games, appearing in 210 senior games for Dandenong.

VFA Premierships

First division

  • 1967
  • 1971
  • 1991

Second division

  • 1962

Notable players

See also

External links

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