Dandenong Football Club

Dandenong Football Club

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.



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 1967 the Redlegs defeated Port Melbourne in the Grand Final and were premiers again in 1971 after beating Preston in the controversial decider, which saw Preston unsuccessfully protest 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

External links

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