- Collingwood Football Club
Collingwood Names Full name Collingwood Football Club Nickname(s) Magpies, Pies Motto Floreat Pica 2011 season Premiership Runners-up Home and away season 1st Pre-season Cup Premiers Leading goalkicker Travis Cloke (69 goals) Best and fairest Scott Pendlebury Club details Founded 1892 Colours black and white Coach Nathan Buckley Captain(s) Nick Maxwell Premierships AFL/VFL: 15 (1902, 1903, 1910, 1917, 1919, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1936, 1953, 1958, 1990, 2010)
VFA: 1 (1896)
Ground(s) Melbourne Cricket Ground (capacity: 100,018) Gosch's Paddock (training) Other information Official website www.collingwoodfc.com.au Guernsey:
The Collingwood Football Club, nicknamed The Magpies, is an Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). Formed in 1892, the club traditionally represented the inner-Melbourne suburb of Collingwood; however it has now moved its training and administration base to Gosch's Paddock and the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre, at Olympic Park in Melbourne. In 2000, Collingwood moved its home games from its traditional suburban home ground, Victoria Park, to the much larger Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Collingwood is the most supported club in the AFL and one of the most supported clubs in any sport in Australia. It has consistently attracted much higher than average crowds to its home games than other clubs in the league. In 1970, 121,696 spectators watched Collingwood and Carlton contest the Grand Final, the record attendance for a football game of any code in Australia. Collingwood currently have the most members of any club in the AFL, with 71,516 as of July 2011. The total home crowd for Collingwood in 2010 was 695,816 at an average of 63,256.
Throughout its history, the club has developed a number of rivalries with cross-town and interstate clubs. Traditional Melbourne suburban rivalries with Essendon, Richmond and Carlton remain fierce. Collingwood has gained interstate rivals, particularly Port Adelaide and Brisbane, but has retained the reputation in the national competition as the "team everybody loves to hate".
Collingwood have played in a record 43 grand finals (including replays), winning 15, drawing two and losing 26.
Formation and early years
The Collingwood Football Club was established in February 1892. Collingwood played its first game in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) against Carlton on 7 May 1892. The club won the VFA Premiership in 1896.
In 1897, Collingwood, along with fellow VFA clubs Fitzroy, Melbourne, St Kilda, Carlton, Essendon, South Melbourne and Geelong split from the VFA and formed the Victorian Football League (VFL). Collingwood won its first premiership in 1902, defeating Essendon by 33 points.
1920s and 1930s: Four consecutive premierships
Collingwood were the most successful of the 1920s and 1930s, appearing in 13 out of a possible 20 Grand Finals during the period. Collingwood were premiers six times during this time, including four consecutive premierships between 1927 and 1930, a VFL/AFL record, and two consecutive premierships in 1935 and 1936. The club's coach during this period was Jock McHale, who served as coach from 1912 to 1949, a VFL/AFL record. Collingwood also had three Brownlow Medallists during the period, with Syd Coventry winning in 1927, Albert Collier in 1929 and Harry Collier in 1930
1950s: Melbourne rivalry
In the 1950s, rival club Melbourne enjoyed an era of unprecedented success, winning five premierships in six years (the last coming in 1960, and having been runner up in 1954). Collingwood lost two Grand Finals to Melbourne in this decade, but bounced back to win premierships in 1953 and 1958. Collingwood's 1958 premiership is much cherished by the club as it prevented Melbourne from equalling Collingwood's record four premierships in a row.
The 1958 premiership was however to be Collingwood's last for 32 years, as the club was to suffer a string of Grand Final defeats in coming decades.
A string of eight Grand Final losses, often by narrow margins, between 1960 and 1981 gave rise to a perception that the club was prone to "choking", a phenomenon wittily dubbed "Colliwobbles". Whether this perception is accurate remains a subject of debate; however, the club's record in recent years has been much improved, having won two and drawn one of its last six Grand Finals.
The 1990 Premiership team, coached by Leigh Matthews and captained by Tony Shaw, had a one-sided grand final win against Essendon, the Magpies recording a 48 point victory and ending a 32 year premiership drought which included eight grand final losses and one draw.
After this, however, the club lapsed into a state of decline; their status as a potential powerhouse at the beginning of the decade was reduced with each passing season and the club ultimately received a second wooden spoon in 1999. Within a few years, with a change of coach, playing list and club president, Collingwood reached and lost consecutive grand finals in a close contest in 2002 and a "blow out" in 2003, both to the Brisbane Lions.
Following those Grand Final losses, Collingwood struggled for the next two years, finishing 13th in 2004 and second-last in 2005; the latter meant Collingwood was eligible for a priority pick which the club used to recruit Dale Thomas. Collingwood made a return to the finals in 2006, but were defeated by the Western Bulldogs by over 40 points. 2006 also saw Collingwood become the only Victorian team to lose to Essendon during its horror 2006 season. The 2007 season saw them finish 6th on the ladder at season's conclusion, and in the finals they knocked out the grand finalists of the past two years, Sydney, in the elimination final and then West Coast in an overtime thriller at Subiaco Oval in the semi-final. Having earned a preliminary final against Geelong, the Pies challenged the Cats almost the entire match, only to fall short by less than a kick. Geelong went on to win the premiership that year, by a record 119 points against Port Adelaide.
Collingwood finished 8th in 2008 and were assigned an away final against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium. After at one point trailing in the match, the Pies went on to end Adelaide's season and earn a semi-final meeting against St Kilda. Having defeated the Saints in both their regular season meetings, the Pies lost convincingly, ending their 2008 season. The 2009 season saw Collingwood finish inside the top four for the first time since 2003, but in the qualifying final were beaten by minor premiers St Kilda convincingly. Having won a second chance, the Pies struggled against Adelaide for the second year in a row before John Anthony kicked the match-winning goal with a minute left to send them into another preliminary final meeting with Geelong. But the season ended abruptly for the Magpies, with a loss of 86 points to the Cats, who went on to win another premiership at the expense of the Saints.
In 2010, Collingwood's finished as minor premiers, and after wins in the qualifying and preliminary finals, reached the first Grand Final against St Kilda. The match finished as a draw, forcing the first Grand Final Replay in 33 years. Collingwood won the replay by 56 points, a club record.
Collingwood's title defending 2011 season has seen them win the Pre-Season Premiership, another Minor Premiership and 20 home and away games. The most successful Regular season the club has ever had. Star Midfeilder Dane Swan became the 9th player to win the Brownlow Medal for the club.
Collingwood qualified for its 43rd Grand Final appearance after defeating Hawthorn by 3 points on 23rd September 2011. However, Collingwood were beaten by Geelong in the 2011 AFL Grand Final, losing by 38 points.
Club symbols and identity
Teams of the Collingwood Football Club have, throughout the club's history, worn guernseys of black and white vertical stripes. The current incarnation of the guernsey is mostly black, with white stripes on the front and lower half of the back, and white numbers. The main clash guernsey is the reverse of this: mostly white, with black stripes and black numbers. A secondary clash guernsey, introduced in 2011 and used only in matches against North Melbourne, is black with only two white stripes on each side instead of three.
Traditionally, Collingwood has worn a mostly white guernsey with black stripes. The club switched to the mostly black guernsey with white stripes in 2001.
"Good Old Collingwood Forever" is the team song of the Collingwood Football Club. It is sung to the tune of "Goodbye Dolly Gray", a popular Boer War and First World War song.
The current version of the song played at the ground was recorded in 1972 by the Fable Singers.
Carlton is considered to be the club's most bitter arch-rival (for full details see Carlton–Collingwood AFL rivalry), with Essendon close behind. Rivalries with Richmond and Melbourne have faded to a degree in recent years because teams have not enjoyed on-field success at the same time; these rivalries also remain strong however. Collingwood's two opponents in the themed Rivalry Rounds staged to date have been Carlton (2005–2006, 2009) and Richmond (2007–2008). In recent times, rivalries have been sparked with the new interstate clubs, including Port Adelaide, and the Brisbane Lions.
The rivalry between Collingwood and Melbourne was at its peak between 1955 and 1964, when the two played off in the grand final on five occasions. This included the 1958 Grand Final where Collingwood’s victory prevented Melbourne from equalling Collingwood’s record of four premierships in succession (1927—1930).
Collingwood's rivalry with Essendon has become more significant since 1995, when the first ANZAC Day clash took place. The clash is often closely fought regardless of the teams’ ladder positions. After the 2011 match, Collingwood have won this contest 9 times and Essendon 7 times, with the first match being drawn.
The rivalry with Port Adelaide stems from the Power being known as the Magpies in their local SANFL competition before switching to the Power when entering the League in 1997. Feelings were heightened when Port midfielder Kane Cornes 'flipped the bird' at Nick Davis following the Power's five point victory over the Magpies at AAMI Stadium in Round 9, 2002, only moments after Anthony Rocca had missed the opportunity to tie the scores. Jarrod Molloy and Brodie Holland remonstrated with Cornes after the match, with a feeling of hostility lingering after the two sides had left the field. Collingwood unexpectedly beat the Power in the Qualifying Final that season, also at AAMI stadium. Collingwood again defeated Port Adelaide in the 2003 Preliminary Final at the MCG. This added to the ‘choking’ phenomenon directed at the Power. The off-field battle over Port's desire to wear black and white stripes which was a major talking point between 2002 and 2007, added to the rivalry. A resolution was reached in favour of Collingwood.
The first signs of a Collingwood/Brisbane rivalry originated in 1999, when Brisbane comprehensively beat the Magpies in the last ever AFL match at Victoria Park. In Round 8 2002 Collingwood beat Brisbane by three points in a tense match in front of 46,279 people at Colonial Stadium. This victory over the reigning premier took the Magpies to equal top of the league table (2nd on percentage) with Brisbane. The rivalry grew with the 2002 Grand Final when Brisbane beat Collingwood by nine points. The rivalry grew again in 2003 when the two clubs clashed on four occasions. The Lions defeated the Magpies at The Gabba in Round 4 before thrashing them in Heritage Round— Round 19 at the MCG. Collingwood then defeated Brisbane in the Qualifying Final with Alan Didak ensuring victory late in the final quarter, with two goals from the boundary line. The rivalry peaked in the 2003 Grand Final with Brisbane easily defeating Collingwood to win the premiership. In 2004's Grand Final, Brisbane, playing against Port Adelaide, had the chance to equal Collingwood's record of four premierships in a row. This caused many Collingwood fans to temporarily ignore the Port Adelaide rivalry and hope for a Power victory.
Games between Collingwood and Geelong have become highly anticipated since 2007. In Round 15 Geelong beat Collingwood by 16 points in a high-quality match. In the Preliminary final Collingwood surprised many when they came within 5 points of the eventual premiers. In 2008 Collingwood thrashed Geelong by 86 points—20.14 (134)- 7.6 (48) causing Geelong’s only loss of the year. In 2009, the sides again met in the preliminary final, but despite high hopes the Cats, who would again win the premiership, won by 73 points in front of another massive crowd of 87,258. In 2010, the two sides emerged as the favourites for the flag and twice met in front of blockbuster crowds at the MCG when they were placed 1st and 2nd on the ladder—with the results evenly split. They again met in a Preliminary final, this time a resounding win to Collingwood by 41 points. In 2011, both teams were undefeated going in to their round 8 blockbuster at the 'G. Geelong won by 3 points, after a controversial advantage was not paid to Magpie Scott Pendlebury in the dying minutes. Pendlebury kicked a goal and would have put the Pies in front, but the free kick was contentiously called back and Geelong managed to whisk the ball away. In the round 24 match, Geelong thumped the Magpies by a record margin of 96 points, which was also Collingwood's biggest ever loss at the MCG. The 2011 Grand Final against the Cats concluded with a 38 point loss for the Pies.
Collingwood Football Club Membership 1984—2010 Year Members Ladder Finishing position 1984 16,313 3rd 1985 16,857 7th 1986 13,971 6th 1987 9,500 12th 1988 11,985 4th 1989 13,620 5th 1990 14,808 1st 1991 18,469 7th 1992 18,921 5th 1993 21,882 8th 1994 20,843 8th 1995 22,543 10th 1996 20,752 11th 1997 22,761 10th 1998 27,099 14th 1999 32,358 16th 2000 28,932 15th 2001 31,455 9th 2002 32,549 2nd 2003 40,445 2nd 2004 41,128 13th 2005 38,612 15th 2006 38,038 7th 2007 38,587 4th 2008 42,498 6th 2009 45,972 4th 2010 57,617 1st 2011 71,271* 2nd
The club's membership base leads to large crowd pulling power which has caused the AFL to be accused of favouring Collingwood when scheduling to maximise the league's attendance figures. However the AFL states that this is due to other clubs requesting home games at the MCG against Collingwood.
Collingwood was one of the last clubs to abandon its traditional stadium, the famous inner-city Victoria Park. Collingwood now plays home games at the MCG. It now also has its headquarters situated in the former Glasshouse Entertainment Centre. This building is also shared with the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS). Due to a sponsorship deal, this facility is known as 'The Westpac Centre'.
Collingwood continues to be financially viable through the loyal support of its huge following and numerous sponsors. After finishing 2nd in 2002 and 2003 the team fell to 13th and 15th (out of 16) in 2004 and 2005 respectively. This trend has plagued the club since the glory days of pre-World War II VFL football. Since 1958, the club has won only two VFL/AFL Premiership (the inaugural AFL Premiership in 1990, and in 2010). Despite this, the club still has won more individual games, more finals and made more grand final appearances than any other club.
On 9 March 2007, former Collingwood and Fitzroy defender Gary Pert was appointed the Magpies' CEO, seven weeks after Greg Swann departed for Carlton. In accepting the key Magpie post, Pert quit as a club director and as managing director of Channel 9 in Melbourne. In a press conference, it was stated that Collingwood has budgeted to turnover about $50 million this year. McGuire hopes the new administration will soon double that figure. "A finance administration review has come up with how we are going to turn Collingwood in to its next phase of its life", McGuire said. "What do we do to make ourselves go from a $45 million a year turnover business to a $100 million turnover business? "They sound like big figures but in 1999 we turned over $13 million, so that is where we are heading as a football club."
The Collingwood guernsey is the most valuable sports sponsorship in Australia. Collingwood has different guernsey sponsors for Home and Away matches, generating an estimated $6.3 Million worth of media exposure for the primary sponsor and $5.7 for the secondary sponsor. These sponsorships are ranked 1 and 2 in Australia.
Collingwood VFL team
Since 2008, Collingwood has fielded its own reserves team in the senior grade of the Victorian Football League. The team currently plays at Victoria Park, and uses the AFL team's clash guernsey as its primary guernsey. Collingwood previously participated in the VFL/AFL reserves and its equivalents from 1919 until the reserves grade was wound up at the end of 1999. In 2000, the club fielded a reserves team in the VFL, and then from 2001-2007 it had a reserves affiliation with the VFL's Williamstown Football Club.
- VFA: (1)
- VFL/AFL : (15)
- Pre-Season/Night Series Premierships: (2)
- 1979 2011
- Lightning Premierships: (2)
- 1941 1951
- Minor premierships: (19 record)
- 1902 1903 1905 1915 1917 1919 1922 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1966 1969 1970 1973 1977 2010 2011
- McClelland Trophy: (8)
- Runners-up: (26 record)
- 1901 1905 1911 1915 1918 1920 1922 1925 1926 1937 1938 1939 1952 1955 1956 1960 1964 1966 1970 1977 1979 1980 1981 2002 2003, 2011
- Drawn Grand Finals: (2)
- Undefeated in the Home and Away season:
- 1929 *18 Rounds
- Wooden Spoons: (2)
- Reserves: (7)
- 1919 1920 1922 1925 1940 1965 1976
- Under 19s: (4)
- 1960 1965 1974 1986
Team of the Century
Collingwood announced its team of the century on 14 June 1997, celebrating 100 years since the beginning of the VFL. Gavin Brown was added as the 4th interchange player in 2002, as when the team was named in 1997, only three interchange players were permitted on a team.
Collingwood Team of the Century B: Harold Rumney Jack Regan Syd Coventry (Captain) HB: Billy Picken Albert Collier Nathan Buckley C: Thorold Merrett Bob Rose Darren Millane HF: Des Fothergill Murray Weideman Dick Lee F: Phonse Kyne Gordon Coventry Peter Daicos Foll: Len Thompson Des Tuddenham Harry Collier Int: Tony Shaw Wayne Richardson Marcus Whelan Gavin Brown Coach: James "Jock" McHale
This list comprises every captain of the club. This list doesn't include deputy captains filling in due to an injury to the named captain, but does include captains named after a player retires or steps down during the season.
- Bill Strickland 1897
- Bill Proudfoot 1898–99, 1901
- Dick Condon 1899–1900
- Lardie Tulloch 1902–04
- Charlie H. Pannam 1905
- Alf Dummett 1906
- Arthur Leach 1906–08
- Eddie Drohan 1908
- Robert Nash 1908–09
- George Angus 1910–11
- Jock McHale 1912–13
- Dan Minogue 1914–16
- Percy Wilson 1917–18
- Con McCarthy 1919
- Dick Lee 1920–21
- Tom Drummond 1922
- Harry Curtis 1923
- Charlie Tyson 1924–26
- Syd Coventry 1927–34
- Harry Collier 1935–39
- Jack Regan 1940–41, 1943
- Phonse Kyne 1942, 1946–49
- Pat Fricker 1944
- Alby Pannam 1945
- Gordon Hocking 1950–51
- Lou Richards 1952–55
- Neil Mann 1955–56
- Bill Twomey, Jr. 1957
- Frank Tuck 1958–59
- Murray Weideman 1960–63
- Ray Gabelich 1964–65
- John Henderson 1965
- Des Tuddenham 1966–69, 1976
- Terry Waters 1970–71
- Wayne Richardson 1971–75
- Max Richardson 1977
- Len Thompson 1978
- Ray Shaw 1979–80
- Peter Moore 1981–82
- Mark Williams 1983–86
- Tony Shaw 1987–93
- Gavin Brown 1994–98
- Nathan Buckley 1999–2007
- Scott Burns 2008
- Nick Maxwell 2009–
Current playing listCollingwood Football Club
Senior list Rookie List Coaching staff
- 2 Chris Tarrant
- 4 Alan Didak
- 5 Nick Maxwell (c)
- 6 Tyson Goldsack
- 7 Andrew Krakouer
- 8 Harry O'Brien
- 10 Scott Pendlebury (vc)
- 11 Jarryd Blair
- 12 Luke Ball
- 13 Dale Thomas
- 14 Luke Rounds
- 16 Nathan Brown
- 17 Dayne Beams
- 18 Darren Jolly
- 19 Cameron Wood
- 20 Ben Reid
- 21 Sharrod Wellingham
- 22 Steele Sidebottom
- 23 Lachlan Keeffe
- 24 Josh Thomas
- 25 Tom Young
- 26 Ben Johnson
- 27 Simon Buckley
- 28 Ben Sinclair
- 29 John Ceglar
- 30 Brent Macaffer
- 31 Chris Dawes
- 32 Travis Cloke
- 34 Alan Toovey
- 35 Alex Fasolo
- 36 Dane Swan
- 37 Kirk Ugle
- 39 Heath Shaw
- 40 Paul Seedsman
- Peter Yagmoor
- Jamie Elliott
- Martin Clarke
- Jarrod Witts
- 49 Paul Cribbin
- 50 Seamus McNamara
- Caolan Mooney
- Michael Hartley
- Rodney Eade (Coaching Strategist)
- Matthew Lappin
- Max Hudghton (backline)
- Craig McRae (development)
- Ben Hart
- Mitch Hahn (forward development)
- Dale Tapping (midfield development)
- Anthony Rocca (defensive development)
Updated: 25 May 2011
- Squad changes for 2012
- Peter Yagmoor (traded from Gold Coast Suns)
- Jamie Elliott (traded from Greater Western Syndey Giants)
- Martin Clarke (traded from Greater Western Syndey Giants)
- Jarrod Witts (elevated from NSW scholarship program)
- Caolan Mooney (International Rookie - from Ireland)
- Michael Hartley (put onto rookie list from NSW scholarship program)
- Brad Dick (delisted)
- Daniel Farmer (delisted)
- Leon Davis (retired)
- Leigh Brown (retired)
- John McCarthy (delisted)
- Trent Stubbs (delisted)
- Tom Hunter (retired)
- Declan Reilly (delisted)
- Tom Gordon (delisted)
- Jack Perham (delisted)
- Jye Bolton (delisted)
- Scott Reed (delisted)
Current coaching staff
- Senior coach: Nathan Buckley
- Assistant coaches:
- Development coach: Craig McRae
- Football/Coaching strategist: Rodney Eade
- VFL coach: Tarkyn Lockyer
Best and Fairest
Brownlow Medal winners
- Syd Coventry (1927)
- Albert Collier (1929)
- Harry Collier (1930 tied)
- Marcus Whelan (1939)
- Des Fothergill (1940 tied)
- Len Thompson (1972)
- Peter Moore (1979)
- Nathan Buckley (2003 tied)
- Dane Swan (2011)
Champions of the colony
- Bill Strickland (1896)
- Dick Condon (1898)
- Fred Leach (1900)
- Ted Rowell (1902)
- Dick Lee (1910, 1915)
- Syd Coventry (1927, 1929)
- Gordon Coventry (1933)
- Harry Collier (1936)
- Jack Regan (1938)
Leigh Matthews Trophy winners
Coleman Medal winners
Norm Smith Medal winners
- Gavin Brown (1989,1997)
Mark of the Year winners
Goal of the Year winners
Anzac Day Medal winners
- Saverio Rocca (1995, 1998) ^
- Scott Russell (1996) ^
- Damien Monkhorst (1997) ^
- Chris Tarrant (2001)
- Mark McGough (2002)
- Ben Johnson (2006)
- Heath Shaw (2007)
- Paul Medhurst (2008)
- Scott Pendlebury (2010, 2011)
^ Awarded retrospectively in 2011
Jason McCartney Medal winners
Bob Rose-Charlie Sutton Medal winners
- Gavin Brown (1991, 1994)
- Nathan Buckley (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003)
- James Clement (2004, 2005)
- Travis Cloke (2011)
- Leon Davis (2009, 2011)
- Alan Didak (2006, 2010)
- Tony Francis (1991)
- Des Healey (1953)
- Nick Maxwell (2009)
- Mick McGuane (1992)
- Peter McKenna (1972)
- Paul Medhurst (2008)
- Peter Moore (1979)
- Harry O'Brien (2010)
- Scott Pendlebury (2010, 2011)
- Geoff Raines (1985)
- Ben Reid (2011)
- Michael Richardson (1983)
- Bob Rose (1953)
- Dane Swan (2009, 2010, 2011)
- Chris Tarrant (2003)
- Dale Thomas (2011)
- Len Thompson (1972)
- Terry Waters (1969)
- Ricky Watt (1969)
Australian International Rules Representatives
- Gavin Brown (1990)
- Nathan Buckley (1998), (1999 – captain)
- James Clement (2002)
- Alan Didak (2004)
- Scott Pendlebury (2008)
- Dale Thomas (2008)
- Dane Swan (2010)
- Tyson Goldsack (2010)
Michael Tuck Medal winners
- Heath Shaw (2011)
Jim Stynes Medal winners
- Dane Swan (2010)
- Highest score: R17, 1980 (WP) – Collingwood 32.11 (211) v St Kilda 16.11 (107)
- Lowest score: R6, 1897 (VP) – Collingwood 0.8 (8) v South Melbourne 2.15 (27)
- Lowest score since 1919: Grand Final, 1960 (MCG) 2.2 (14) v Melbourne 8.14 (62)
- Highest losing score: R16, 1937 (VP) – Collingwood 21.16 (142) v Melbourne 22.21 (153)
- Lowest winning score: R9, 1899 (VP) – Collingwood 3.3 (21) v Melbourne 1.7 (13)
- Lowest winning score since 1919: Grand Final, 1927 (MCG) – 2.13 (25) v Richmond 1.7 (13)
- Biggest winning margin: 178 points; R4, 1979 (VP) – Collingwood 31.21 (207) v St Kilda 3.11 (29)
- Biggest losing margin: 138 points; R3, 1942 (PR) – Collingwood 5.7 (37) v Richmond 25.25 (175)
- Record attendance (home and away game): R10, 1959 (MCG) – 99,346 v Melbourne
- Record attendance (finals match): Grand Final, 1970 (MCG) – 121,696 v Carlton
Records set by players
- Most matches: Tony Shaw – 313 (1977–1994)
- Most consecutive matches: Jock McHale – 191 (1906–1917) – VFL record until 1943
- Most goals kicked in a match: Gordon Coventry – 17 goals 4 behinds (R12, 1930, VP)
- Most Best & Fairests: Nathan Buckley – 6 (1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003)
- Most matches as coach: Jock McHale – 714 (1912–1949)
- Most matches as captain/acting captain: Nathan Buckley – 162 (1999–2006)
- Most goals in a season: Peter McKenna – 143 (1970)
- Most goals by a single person: Gordon Coventry – 1299 (1920–1937) – VFL/AFL record until 1999
In popular culture
- David Williamson's 1977 stage play, The Club, was inspired by the backroom dealings and antics of the Collingwood Football Club; although Collingwood is never mentioned by name. The 1980 film version of the play – directed by Bruce Beresford and starring John Howard, Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy and Frank Wilson – is set at Collingwood and featured Collingwood players in speaking and non-speaking roles. The film was almost entirely shot on location at Victoria Park, both inside and on the actual oval.
- Judd Apatow's 2009 film, Funny People, starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, featured a scene with Australian actor Eric Bana trying to explain the rules of Australian rules football. During this scene Bana's character, a St Kilda supporter, voices his dislike for Collingwood while watching a televised game.
- Adam Elliot's 2009 clay-animated film, Mary and Max, features a scene with a school-yard bully, named Bernie Clifford, who wears a 1970s VFL style Collingwood guernsey. A Collingwood garden gnome can also be seen in the film.
- History of the Collingwood Football Club
- List of Collingwood players
- List of Collingwood Football Club coaches
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- Sport in Victoria
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