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Year Entered Premiership: 1947

Granted Entry to NSWRL First Grade Competition: November 4, 1946

Re-entered Premiership: 2003

Note: Manly did not participate in the premiership between 2000 and 2002, initially forming a joint venture with the North Sydney club to play as the Northern Eagles. The joint venture arrangement was officially dissolved in August 2001 however the club continued to play as the Northern Eagles until the end of the 2002 season.

Home ground: Lottoland

Capacity: 18,022

Brookvale Oval Crowd Record

27,655 vs Parramatta Eels, August 31, 1986

First Match

April 12, 1947. Lost 15-13 v Western Suburbs, Brookvale Oval

First team

Albert 'Bert' Collins, Jim Walsh, Cyril 'Kelly' McMahon, Mackie Campbell, Johnny Bliss, Merv Gilmer, Gary Maddrell, Jim Hall, Keith Kirkwood, Max Whitehead (c), Pat Hines, Ern Cannon, Harry Grew. Coach: Harold Johnson.

Full premiership record (1947-2020)

Played 1,632, won 927, lost 669, drew 36, byes 41, for 31,864 (5,640 tries, 5,682 goals, 212 field goals), against 26,658 (4,588 tries, 5,004 goals, 162 field goals), points 1,886. Winning percentage: 56.8%.

Major sponsors

Pioneer Stereo (1977-82), Wormald (1983-88), American Data Telecommunications (ADT) (1989), P & O (1990-92), Pepsi-Cola Bottlers (1993-97), FAI (1998-99), Delmege Commercial (2003-08), Quantum Eco Hot Water (2009-10), Kaspersky (2011-15), Coco Joy (2016), United Resources Management (2017-20)

First Grade Premierships

(8): 1972, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1996, 2008, 2011

First Grade Runners-up

(11): 1951, 1957, 1959, 1968, 1970, 1982-3, 1995, 1997, 2007, 2013

Minor Premierships

(9): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1983, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1997

Pre-Season Cup

1980

KB Cup

1982, 1983

Sevens

1990, 1994, 1995

Reserve Grade Titles

1954, 1960, 1969, 1973, 1988

Third Grade Titles

1952

Holden Cup Titles

2017

Jersey Flegg Cup Titles

1961, 1974, 1987

Presidents Cup

1946, 1970

Club Championships

1972, 1983, 1987, 1988

World Club Challenge

2009

Immortal: Bob Fulton

Hall of Fame

Roy Bull, Eddie Lumsden, Ken Irvine, John O’Neill, Bob Fulton, Graham Eadie, Kerry Boustead, Cliff Lyons, Steve Menzies

Most First Grade Games 

309 Cliff Lyons 1986-99

280 Steve Menzies 1993-2008

278 Anthony Watmough 2003-14

263 Alan Thompson 1973-84

255 Des Hasler 1984-96

241 Fred Jones 1961-75

238 Geoff Toovey 1988-1999

237 Graham Eadie 1971-83

236 Daly Cherry-Evans 2011-20

233 Brett Stewart 2003-16

230 Steve Matai 2005-16 

Most Tries in a Match

5 Les Hanigan v Cronulla, Brookvale Oval, May 14, 1967.

Andrew Sullivan v Roosters, Sydney Sports Ground, Aug 1, 1953

4 Ron Rowles v Parramatta,  Brookvale Oval, July 24, 1954

4 Ray Ritchie v Canterbury, Brookvale Oval, April 19, 1958

4  Brian Allsop v Balmain, Leichhardt Oval, May 7, 1961

4 Len Wadling v South Sydney, Brookvale Oval, April 28, 1962.

4 John McDonald v Parramatta, Brookvale Oval, April 19, 1970

4 Ken Irvine v Penrith, Penrith Park, August 8, 1971

4 Bob Fulton v Balmain, Brookvale Oval, August 6, 1972

4 Johnny Mayes v Penrith, Penrith Park, July 29, 1973

4 Tom Mooney v Penrith, Brookvale Oval, May 8, 1976

4 Russell Gartner v Newtown, Brookvale Oval, August 14, 1977

4 Tom Mooney v Canterbury, Brookvale Oval, August 25, 1979

4 Phil Blake v Canterbury, Brookvale Oval, March 13, 1983

4 Steve Menzies v South Sydney, Brookvale Oval, March 24, 1996

4 John Hopoate v South Sydney, Sydney Football Stadium, September 1, 1996

4 Terry Hill v South Qld, Brookvale Oval, July 6, 1997

4 Steve Menzies v Western Suburbs, Brookvale Oval, July 11, 1999

4 David Williams v Parramatta, Brookvale Oval , July 8, 2012

4 Peta Hiku v Canberra, Brookvale Oval, April 27, 2014

4 Akuila Uate v South Sydney, Allianz Stadium, April 28, 2017.

Most Tries in a Season

27 Phil Blake 1983

23 Kevin Junee 1974

22 Steve Menzies 1995

22 Terry Hill 1997

22 Brett Stewart 2008

21 Bob Fulton 1976

21 John Hopoate 1995

21 Scott Donald 2003

21 Brett Stewart 2006

Most Tries for the Club 

163 Brett Stewart 2003-16

151 Steve Menzies 1993-2008

129 Bob Fulton 1966-1976

91 Steve Matai 2005-2016

87 Jorge Taufua 2012-2020

86 Jamie Lyon 2007-2016

83 Tom Mooney 1975-81

Most Points in a Season

257 Matthew Ridge (11T, 106G, 1FG) 1995

242 Graham Eadie (14T, 100G) 1975

242 Jamie Lyon (16T, 89G) 2013

234 Matthew Ridge (5T, 106G, 2FG) 1994

233 Graham Eadie (9T, 103G) 1976

226 Graham Eadie (7T, 99G) 1983

221 Ron Rowles (13T, 91G) 1954

220 Ron Rowles (12T, 92G) 1951

216 Graham Eadie (10T, 93G) 1974

Most Points in a Match

30 Ron Rowles (4T, 9G) v Canterbury, Brookvale Oval, July 24, 1954.

30 Matthew Ridge (2T, 11G) v Wests, Brookvale Oval, August 25, 1996

28 Graham Eadie (14G) v Penrith, Penrith Park, July 29, 1973.

28 Matthew Ridge (3T, 8G) v Western Reds, Brookvale Oval, June 25, 1995

28 Matt Orford (3T, 8G) v Roosters, Brookvale Oval, July 7, 2007

27 Ron Rowles (3T, 9G) v Roosters, Brookvale Oval, April 17, 1954

27 Graham Eadie (1T, 12G) v South Sydney, Brookvale Oval, August 24, 1975.

Most Goals in a Match

14 Graham Eadie v Penrith, Penrith Park, July 29, 1973

12 Graham Eadie v South Sydney, Brookvale Oval, August 24, 1975

11 Mike Eden v Canberra, Brookvale Oval, July 11, 1982

11 Matthew Ridge v Wests, Brookvale Oval, March 26, 1994

11 Matthew Ridge v Wests, Brookvale Oval, August 25, 1996.

Most Points for the Club

1917 Graham Eadie (71T, 847G, 3FG) 1971-1983; 

1410 Jamie Lyon (86T, 533G) 2007-2016

1158 Bob Batty (40T, 502G, 19FG) 1959-1971

1093 Matthew Ridge (32T, 477G, 11FG) 1990-1996

958 Ron Willey (20T, 449G) 1956-1962

842 Ron Rowles (46T, 352G) 1950-1954

Biggest Winning Margins

63 70-7 v Penrith at Penrith Park, July 29, 1973

61 61-0 v St George at Brookvale Oval, July 3, 1994

58 66-8 v Wests at Brookvale Oval, March 26 1994

56 56-0 v Sydney Roosters at Brookvale Oval, July 7, 2007 

Biggest Losing Margins

62 6-68 v Cronulla at Toyota Park, August 21, 2005 (Rd 24); 60 12-72 v Penrith at Penrith FS, August 7, 2004 (Rd 22); 50 11-61 v St George at Hurstville Oval, May 3, 1947 (Rd 4); 46 0-46 v Sydney Roosters at SFS, March 14, 1999 (Rd 2); 44 12-56 v Newcastle at Ausgrid Stadium, June 27, 2004 (Rd 16); 44 6-50 v Newtown at SCG, June 13, 1955 (Rd 9)

Longest Winning Streaks

15 (Round 1, 1995 – Round 15, 1995); 12 (Round 9, 1987 –Round 21, 1987); 12 (Round 21, 1996 – Round 7, 1997); 11 (Round 14, 1972 - Grand Final, 1972)

Longest Home Winning Streaks

Brookvale Oval: 16 Matches 13/8/95 – 20/4/97

Longest Losing Streaks

8 (Semi Final, 1998 - Round 7, 1999)

8 (Round 7, 1950 - Round 14, 1950)

7 (Round 9, 2016 - Round 16, 2016)

7 (Round 3, 1965 - Round 9, 1965)

7 (Round 1, 1947 - Round 7, 1947)

Manly Captains (1947-2019)

Max Whitehead, C ‘Kelly’ McMahon, Mackie Campbell, Fred Brown, Ron O'Connell, Merv Gillmer, John Bliss,  George Hunter, Roy Bull, Kevin Schubert, Perc Pritchard, Wally O’Connell, Rees Duncan, Ron Willey, Rex Mossop, Tony Paskins, Barry O'Connell, Fred Pickup, George Smith, Ken Day, Frank Stanton, Fred Jones, Bob Fulton, John McDonald, Bob Batty, Malcolm Reilly, Bill Hamilton, Max Krilich, Terry Randall, Ray Branighan, Ian Martin, Graham Eadie, Alan Thompson, Tom Mooney, Les Boyd, Ian Schubert, Geoff Gerard, Paul Vautin, Tony Melrose, Glenn Ryan, Noel Cleal, Des Hasler, Mal Cochrane, Michael O’Connor, Cliff Lyons, Geoff Toovey, Matthew Ridge, Owen Cunningham, Steve Menzies, Michael Monaghan, Andrew Walker, Matt Orford, Ben Kennedy, Brent Kite, Jamie Lyon, Jason King, Glenn Stewart, Brett Stewart, Matt Ballin, Jake Trbojevic, Jamie Buhrer, Nate Myles, Daly Cherry-Evans, Joel Thompson.

Most Premierships as Captain

2 Fred Jones 1972, 1973; 1 Bob Fulton 1976, 1 Max Krilich 1978, 1 Paul Vautin 1987, 1 Geoff Toovey 1996, 1 Matt Orford 2008, 1 Jamie Lyon 2011.

Premiership wins as a player

4 Graham Eadie, Ian Martin, Terry Randall

3 Bob Fulton, Ray Branighan

2 Ken Irvine, Max Brown, Malcolm Reilly, John O'Neill, Fred Jones, Bill Hamilton, Tom Mooney, Russell Gartner, Alan Thompson, John Harvey, Max Krilich, Cliff Lyons, Des Hasler, Steve Menzies, Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Steve Matai, Jamie Lyon, Brent Kite, Matt Ballin, Anthony Watmough, Glenn Stewart.

1 Dennis Ward, Allan Thomson, John Mayes, Peter Peters, John Bucknall, Rod Jackson, Gary Stephens, Phil Lowe, Steve Norton, Gary Thoroughgood, Mark Willoughby, Stephen Knight, Simon Booth, Steve Martin, Bruce Walker, Ian Thomson, Wayne Springall, Dale Shearer, David Ronson, Darrell Williams, Michael O'Connor, Stuart Davis, Paul Vautin, Noel Cleal, Ron Gibbs, Kevin Ward, Mal Cochrane, Phil Daley, Paul Shaw, Mark Pocock, Matthew Ridge, Danny Moore, Craig Innes, Terry Hill, John Hopoate, Nik Kosef, Geoff Toovey, David Gillespie, Jim Serdaris, Mark Carroll, Daniel Gartner, Owen Cunnngham, Neil Tierney, Craig Hancock, Steven Bell, David Williams, Matt Orford, Josh Perry, Glen Hall, Heath L'Estrange, Mark Bryant, Jason King, William Hopoate, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Joe Galuvao, Tony Williams, Shane Rodney, Jamie Buhrer, Vic Mauro, George Rose.

Most Grand Finals as a player

6 Graham Eadie, 5 Bob Fulton, Terry Randall, Steve Menzies, 4 Fred Jones, Bill Hamilton, Ian Martin, Alan Thompson, Cliff Lyons, Brett Stewart, Steve Matai, Jamie Lyon, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Glenn Stewart.

Club Internationals

Australia (71): Martin Bella, Johnny Bliss, Kerry Boustead, Les Boyd, Bill Bradstreet, Ray Branighan, Dave Brown, Ray Brown, Roy Bull, Peter Burke, Mark Carroll, Daly Cherry-Evans, Noel Cleal, Chris Close, Phil Daley, Bill Delamere, Graham Eadie, Bob Fulton, Daniel Gartner, Russel Gartner, Geoff Gerard, Johnny Gibbs, David Gillespie, Bill Hamilton, Les Hanigan, Des Hasler, Terry Hill, John Hopoate, Fred Jones, Ben Kennedy, Brent Kite, Nik Kosef, Max Krilich, Jack Lumsden, Jamie Lyon, Cliff Lyons, Steve Martin, Paul McCabe, John McDonald, Steve Menzies, Danny Moore, John Morgan, Rex Mossop, Wally O’Connell, Michael O’Connor, John O’Neill, Josh Perry, Terry Randall, John Ribot, Ray Ritchie, Ian Roberts, Kevin Schubert, Dale Shearer, Jack Sinclair, Frank Stanton, Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart, Alan Thompson, Ian Thomson, Geoff Toovey, Jake Trbojevic, Tom Trbojevic, Paul Vautin, Mick Veivers, Bruce Walker, Dennis Ward, Anthony Watmough, David Williams, Tony Williams, Gordon Willoughby, Nick Yakich

Test captains (2): Max Krilich (1982-83), Geoff Toovey (1996)

Record Test representation: 6 players v New Zealand, June 11, 1983 (Kerry Boustead, Paul Vautin, Paul McCabe, Geoff Gerard, Max Krilich, Dave Brown). 6 players v New Zealand, June 23, 1995 (Terry Hill, Geoff Toovey, David Gillespie, Mark Carroll, Steve Menzies, Danny Moore). 6 players v England, October 7, 1995 (Terry Hill, John Hopoate, Geoff Toovey, David Gillespie, Mark Carroll, Steve Menzies).

New Zealand (14): Mark Broadhurst, Lewis Brown, Addin Fonua-Blake, Kieran Foran, Peta Hiku, Kevin Iro, Tony Iro, Steve Matai, Gene Ngamu, Matthew Ridge, Martin Taupau, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Dean Whare, Darrell Williams

State of Origin 

New South Wales (38): Les Boyd, Ray Brown, Jamie Buhrer, Mark Carroll, Noel Cleal, Phil Daley, Graham Eadie, Geoff Gerard, David Gillespie, Craig Hancock, Des Hasler, Terry Hill, John Hopoate, William Hopoate, Ben Kennedy, Jason King, Brent Kite, Nik Kosef, Max Krilich, Jamie Lyon, Cliff Lyons, Steve Martin, Steve Menzies, Michael O’Connor, Josh Perry, Ian Roberts, Jim Serdaris, Phil Sigsworth, Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart, Alan Thompson, Geoff Toovey, Jake Trbojevic, Tom Trbojevic, Dylan Walker, Anthony Watmough, David Williams, Tony Williams

Queensland (16): Matt Ballin, Steve Bell, Martin Bella, Kerry Boustead, Dave Brown, Daly Cherry-Evans, Chris Close, Owen Cunningham, Paul McCabe, Danny Moore, Nate Myles, John Ribot, Dale Shearer, Neil Tierney, Paul Vautin, Bruce Walker

Record State of Origin representation: 9 players, 1983 (Game 1): Sigsworth, Thompson, Boyd, Krilich, Gerard, R Brown (New South Wales), Ribot, Vautin, D Brown (Queensland).

Individual Records

Rothmans Medal winners (2): Graham Eadie (1974), Mal Cochrane (1986)

Dally M winners (2): Cliff Lyons (1990, 1994), Matt Orford (2008)

Clive Churchill Medal winners (5): Cliff Lyons (1987), Geoff Toovey (1996), Brent Kite (2008), Glenn Stewart (2011), Daly Cherry-Evans (2013)

Oldest Player: Cliff Lyons, 37 and 313 days in 1999

Youngest Player: Graham Eadie, 17 and 186 days in 1971

First Grade Coaches: Des Hasler (2004-11, 2019-20), Trent Barrett (2016-18), Geoff Toovey (2012-15), Peter Sharp (1999, 2003), Bob Fulton (1983‑88, 1993‑99), Graham Lowe (1990‑92), Alan Thompson (1989), Ray Ritchie (1981‑82), Allan Thomson (1980), Frank Stanton (1975‑79), Ron Willey (1962, 1970‑74), George Hunter (1968‑69), Wally O’Connell (1950-52, 1966‑67), Russ Pepperell (1964‑65), Tony Paskins (1963), Ken Arthurson (1957‑61), Pat Devery (1955‑56), Ray Norman (1954), Roy Bull (1953), George Mullins (1949), Ray Stehr (1947‑48), Harold Johnson (1947).

Most Wins as a Coach

205 Bob Fulton; 123 Des Hasler; 97 Ron Willey, 77 Frank Stanton; 61 Geoff Toovey; 56 Ken Arthurson.

Most Losses as a Coach

96 Bob Fulton; 84 Des Hasler; 45 Ron Willey; 43 Frank Stanton; 43 Geoff Toovey; 40 Ken Arthurson.

Most Grand Finals Coached

5 Bob Fulton (1983, 1987, 1995 1996, 1997)

3 Ron Willey (1970, 1972, 1973)

3 Des Hasler (2007, 2008, 2011)

2 Ken Arthurson (1957, 1959)

2 Frank Stanton (1976, 1978)

Most Premierships as a Coach

2 Ron Willey (1972, 1973)

2 Frank Stanton (1976, 1978)

2 Bob Fulton (1987, 1996)

2 Des Hasler (2008, 2011)