Carlton Football Club

Australian rules football club based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Carlton Football Club, the Blues, is an Australian rules football team that plays in the Australian Football League. It is based in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton. The club began in 1864, and its first home ground was a clearing in Melbourne's Royal Park.[1] In its first season the Blues won only one game out of ten. In 1877, the club joined the Victorian Football Association, and then in 1897 it joined the Victorian Football League as one of its original teams.[1] After using grounds in East Melbourne and Melbourne University, the club moved to its new football ground at Princess Park, Carlton in 1897.[2] In 1908, the club added the letters CFC to its navy blue jumpers. Carlton has won 16 Premierships in the VFL/AFL, the last one was in 1995. [1]

Carlton Football Club jumper
Irish Gaelic footballer, Setanta O'Hailpin, playing for Carlton FC in 2007

Club song


We are the Navy Blues,
We are the old dark Navy Blues,
We're the team that never lets you down,
We're the only team old Carlton knows,
With all the champions they like to send us,
We'll keep our end up.
And they will know that they've been playing
Against the famous old dark Blues.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "1864 : Blueseum - Online Carlton Football Club Museum". Retrieved 6 October 2010.
  2. "History of the Blues - Official AFL Website of the Carlton Football Club". Archived from the original on 1 September 2007. Retrieved 6 October 2010.

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