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KEY FACTS

Official name
Fitzroy Football Club

Known as
Fitzroy

Formed
1883

Disbanded
1996

Colours
Maroon, royal blue and gold

Emblem
Lions (formerly, at various times, Maroons, Roys and Gorillas)

Associated clubs
Fitzroy; Fitzroy Reserves

Affiliations (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) –1896; Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–1996

VFL Premierships
1898-9, 1904-5, 1913, 1916, 1922, 1944 (8 total)

VFA Premierships
1895 (1 in total)

Senior Premierships
VFL Night Series 1959, 1978 (2 total)

Most Games
333 - Kevin Murray (1955-1964; 1967-1974)

Most Goals
626 - Jack Moriarty (1924-1933)

League Top Goalkickers
V/AFL: J.Freake (56) 1913 & (66) 1915; J.Moriarty (82) 1924; B.Quinlan (116) 1983 & (105) 1984 (5 total)

Brownlow Medalists
Haydn Bunton 1931, 1932 & 1935; Wilfred 'Chicken' Smallhorn 1933; Denis 'Dinny' Ryan 1936; Alan Ruthven 1950; Kevin Murray 1969; Bernie Quinlan 1981 (6 Medallists/8 Medals)

Fitzroy



"Fitzroy's on-field achievements, particularly during the early years of the VFL, were considerable. During the first decade of VFL competition the Maroons won no fewer than four flags - more than any other club - and were runners up three times. Further premierships followed in 1913 and 1916, but after World War One the side tended to struggle. Paralleling this, the VFL began to take on more and more of the characteristics of a business: payment to players was officially recognised as taking place in 1909, and professionalism gradually became more and more overt ... "

  • John Devaney examines the tragic tale of Fitzroy FC - worldbeaters at the start of the century; out of business by the end of it

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1913 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1913 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 1.64.128.1710.19 79 WON University 1.23.43.65.7 37 42 BWS Apr 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 1.52.122.133.16 34 LOST St. Kilda 4.14.27.510.7 67 -33 JUN May 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 2.43.87.98.14 62 WON Geelong 1.22.45.56.7 43 19 BWS May 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 2.24.45.97.11 53 WON Melbourne 1.12.33.64.7 31 22 MCG May 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 2.22.43.57.9 51 WON Essendon 0.12.45.65.6 36 15 BWS May 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 1.13.25.66.7 43 WON Richmond 1.12.13.15.6 36 7 BWS May 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 1.42.77.1311.17 83 WON South Melbourne 1.35.46.57.8 50 33 LAK Jun 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 0.33.45.116.11 47 WON Collingwood 2.03.34.65.7 37 10 VIC Jun 9 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 5.35.49.1014.15 99 WON Carlton 2.24.66.89.10 64 35 BWS Jun 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 1.34.78.1210.15 75 WON University 4.45.45.45.5 35 40 MCG Jun 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 6.36.67.107.11 53 WON St. Kilda 1.21.54.75.9 39 14 BWS Jun 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 1.02.25.98.13 61 LOST Geelong 4.38.98.911.12 78 -17 COR Jul 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 0.44.118.1212.14 86 WON Melbourne 1.21.22.63.10 28 58 BWS Jul 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 0.33.85.107.12 54 WON Essendon 2.44.84.104.12 36 18 EME Jul 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 2.14.29.511.13 79 WON Richmond 1.43.55.76.10 46 33 PUN Aug 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 3.67.78.108.11 59 WON South Melbourne 1.14.25.67.14 56 3 BWS Aug 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 1.03.36.89.10 64 WON Collingwood 2.44.84.114.13 37 27 BWS Aug 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 3.74.77.97.13 55 WON Carlton 0.12.73.74.8 32 23 PRI Aug 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2SF H Fitzroy 1.14.59.1111.14 80 WON Collingwood 2.22.53.66.7 43 37 MCG Sep 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Fitzroy 1.25.65.86.9 45 LOST St. Kilda 4.25.47.810.10 70 -25 MCG Sep 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Fitzroy 3.64.85.117.14 56 WON St. Kilda 0.10.51.105.13 43 13 MCG Sep 27 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1913 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
12 Anderson, Henry 6                             0 0.0    
1 Bamford, Fred 20                             0 0.0    
1 Buist, Teddy 5                             0 0.0    
5 Cooper, Jack 19                             0 0.0    
Downs, Johnny 2                             0 0.0    
13 Fowler, Orm 1                             0 0.0    
8 Freake, Jim 21                             56 2.7    
18 Harrison, Artie 10                             2 0.2    
6 Heaney, Tom 17                             17 1.0    
11 Heron, Percy 21                             10 0.5    
30 Holden, George 20                             3 0.2    
14 Johnson, Wally 21                             1 0.0    
10 King, George 2                             1 0.5    
15 Lambert, George 7                             1 0.1    
17 Lenne, Bert 19                             0 0.0    
12 Lethbridge, Chris 13                             4 0.3    
22 Loughnan, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
1 Lynch, Roland 1                             0 0.0    
8 Martin, Jim 9                             7 0.8    
16 McArthur, Jack 8                             0 0.0    
29 McDonald, Ted 3                             0 0.0    
19 McLennan, Harold 16                             3 0.2    
Millen, Roy 1                             1 1.0    
Munro, Don 1                             0 0.0    
20 Norris, Charlie 19                             2 0.1    
21 Parratt, Percy 21                             13 0.6    
4 Porter, Jim 2                             2 1.0    
23 Shaw, George 21                             11 0.5    
26 Strownix, Tom 3                             0 0.0    
7 Toohey Snr, Jim 17                             22 1.3    
24 Walker, Bill 19                             1 0.1    
2 Wells, Charlie 11                             5 0.5    
25 Willoughby, Tom 20                             13 0.7    
23 Wilson, Billy 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 378                             175 0.5    
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.