Club Records 1998-2020
Colours: Navy, purple, gold and white
Year entered premiership: 1998
First match: March 14, 1998, won 14-12 v Illawarra, WIN Stadium
First team: Robbie Ross; Craig Smith, Aaron Moule, Paul Bell, Marcus Bai; Scott Hill, Brett Kimmorley; Rodney Howe, Danny Williams, Robbie Kearns, Paul Marquet, Ben Roarty, Tawera Nikau. Interchange: Glenn Lazarus (c), Richard Swain, Russell Bawden, John Carlaw. Coach: Chris Anderson.
First try: Scott Hill (v Illawarra, WIN Stadium, March 14, 1998)
Full premiership record: Played 604, won 398, lost 200, drawn 6, byes 35, for 14,450 (2,550 tries, 2,104 goals, 42 field goals), against 10,021 (1,746 tries, 1,499 goals, 39 field goals), points 774. Winning percentage: 65.9%.
Home grounds: AAMI Park (2010-20), Olympic Park (1998-2000, 2002-09), Colonial Stadium (2001). Note due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Storm played six home games at Sunshine Coast Stadium in 2020).
Home ground attendance record: 29,315, Melbourne v North Queensland, AAMI Park, September 26, 2015. 20,522, Melbourne v Norths, Olympic Park, April 3, 1998. 25,480, Melbourne v St George Illawarra, Etihad Stadium, April 2, 2010.
Note: 23,239 attended a designated Melbourne home game against St George Illawarra at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, March 3, 2000.
Record crowd to watch the Storm in Melbourne: 33,427, Melbourne v Parramatta, Telstra Dome, September 23, 2007 (preliminary final).
Average home crowds 2020: n/a (due to COVID-19 restrictions, spectators were prevented from attending matches until Round 7, when limits were imposed on attendances which remained until the end of the season)
Record average home crowds: 16,536 in 2017
Major sponsors: Adecco (2001-2005), Medibank Private (2006-08), Hostplus (2006-10), Members Equity Bank (2009-10), Jayco (2010), Crown Casino (2011-18), Purplebricks (2019), Redzed Mortgage Brokers (2020)
First grade (4): 1999, 2012, 2017, 2020
Note: Premiership titles won in 2007 and 2009 were stripped due to salary cap breaches
Runners-up (4): 2006, 2008, 2016, 2018
Minor premierships: (4) 2011, 2016, 2017, 2019
Note: Minor premierships won in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were stripped due to salary cap breaches
World Club Challenge: (3) 2000, 2013, 2018
Note: The World Club Challenge title won in 2010 was stripped due to salary cap breaches
Toyota Cup (1): 2009
- 64-0 v Wests Tigers, Cononial Stadium, July 5, 2001
- 68-4 v Canberra, Canberra Stadium, August 4, 2013
- 70-10 v St George Illawarra, MCG, March 3, 2000 (highest score)
- 64-4 v Parramatta, AAMI Park, August 25, 2013
- 64-6 v South Sydney, AAMI Park, August 26, 2017
- 62-6 v Gold Coast, Olympic Park, May 31, 1998
- 62-6 v Wests, Lathlain Oval, Perth, May 8, 1999
Most consecutive wins: 15, August 4, 2012 to April 25, 2013.
Biggest comeback: Recovered from a 22-point deficit to win. Trailed Cronulla 22-0 after 32 minutes at Toyota Park on March 16, 2003 and won 36-32
- 50-4 v St George Illawarra, WIN Stadium, June 4, 2000
- 50-4 v Bulldogs, Showground, Homebush, August 10, 2003
- 54-10 v Parramatta, Colonial Stadium, July 20, 2001 (Highest score conceded)
- 40-0 v Manly, ANZ Stadium, October 5, 2008
- 39-0 v Canterbury, ANZ Stadium, July 14, 2013
Most consecutive losses: 6, April 27, 2002 to June 8, 2002.
Worst collapse: Surrendered 18-point lead. Led Canberra 18-0 after 32 minutes at AAMI Park on August 17, 2019 and lost 22-18
First grade coaches: Craig Bellamy (2003-20), Mark Murray (2001-02), Chris Anderson (1998-2001)
Intrust Super Cup 2020: Easts Brisbane – Coach Craig Hodges. Sunshine Coast – Coach Sam Mawhinney. Competition abandoned after one round
Australia (22): Josh Addo-Carr, Will Chambers, Michael Crocker, Cooper Cronk, Israel Folau, Scott Hill, Ryan Hoffman, Rodney Howe, Greg Inglis, Dallas Johnson, Antonio Kaufusi, Felise Kaufusi, Robbie Kearns, Brett Kimmorley, Matt King, Glenn Lazarus, Jordan McLean, Cameron Munster, Robbie Ross, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, Brett White
Test captains (1): Cameron Smith (2007-17)
World Cup captains (1): Cameron Smith (2008, 2013, 2017)
Record Test representation: 7 players v New Zealand, October 14, 2007 (Israel Folau, Greg Inglis, Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson, Michael Crocker). Note: Jeremy Smith and Jeff Lima played in the New Zealand side, taking the Storm’s total representation to nine players.
New Zealand (20): Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Adam Blair, Jesse Bromwich, Kenny Bromwich, Alex Chan, Matthew Duffie, Tohu Harris, Jahrome Hughes, Stephen Kearney, David Kidwell, Tasesa Lavea, Jeff Lima, Sika Manu, Henry Perenara, Kevin Proctor, Matt Rua, Brandon Smith, Jeremy Smith, Richard Swain, Jake Webster
England (1): Gareth Widdop
State of Origin
New South Wales (14): Josh Addo-Carr, Dale Finucane, Matt Geyer, Scott Hill, Ryan Hoffman, Rodney Howe, Robbie Kearns, Brett Kimmorley, Matt King, Glenn Lazarus, Anthony Quinn, Robbie Ross, Steve Turner, Brett White
Queensland (15): Russell Bawden, Will Chambers, Cooper Cronk, Tino Faasuamaleaui, Israel Folau, Tim Glasby, Greg Inglis, Dallas Johnson, Antonio Kaufusi, Felise Kaufusi, Cameron Munster, Dane Nielsen, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, Christian Welch
Record State of Origin representation: 10 players, 2008 (Game 2): Inglis, Folau, Smith, Crocker, Johnson, Slater (Queensland), Quinn, Turner, White, Hoffman (New South Wales).
* Note: Melbourne were stripped of premiership titles in 2007 and 2009 and all of their premiership points in 2010 due to salary cap breaches
Dally M winners (5): Cameron Smith (2006, 2017), Billy Slater (2011), Cooper Cronk (2013, 2016)
Clive Churchill Medal winners (6): Brett Kimmorley (1999), Greg Inglis (2007), Billy Slater (2009, 2017), Cooper Cronk (2012), Ryan Papenhuyzen (2020)
Oldest Players: Cameron Smith, 37 and 130 days in 2020
Youngest Player: Israel Folau, 17 and 347 days in 2007
Last updated: 8/12/2020