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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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1917 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1917 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 1.23.45.86.9 45 DRAW Carlton 1.33.36.76.9 45 0 BWS May 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 0.41.85.138.16 64 WON Geelong 3.35.65.86.10 46 18 COR May 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 1.14.47.108.14 62 LOST Collingwood 1.47.510.1011.12 78 -16 BWS May 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 0.21.73.106.13 49 WON Richmond 0.21.44.55.8 38 11 BWS Jun 4 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 1.32.43.58.7 55 WON South Melbourne 0.82.143.195.20 50 5 LAK Jun 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 3.63.66.88.9 57 WON Carlton 2.13.93.144.17 41 16 PRI Jun 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 1.03.25.38.4 52 LOST Geelong 1.45.77.99.11 65 -13 BWS Jun 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 1.44.66.1110.14 74 LOST Collingwood 1.25.37.811.11 77 -3 VIC Jun 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 0.30.64.85.8 38 LOST Richmond 2.13.46.713.9 87 -49 PUN Jul 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 1.02.14.69.10 64 WON South Melbourne 1.43.76.88.9 57 7 BWS Jul 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 3.23.64.135.15 45 LOST Carlton 2.34.66.68.11 59 -14 BWS Jul 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 3.35.59.712.10 82 WON Geelong 3.18.29.210.3 63 19 COR Jul 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 2.03.14.27.3 45 LOST Collingwood 3.86.1010.1414.17 101 -56 BWS Aug 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 2.73.106.117.11 53 LOST Richmond 2.04.48.710.11 71 -18 PUN Aug 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 1.13.37.37.5 47 LOST South Melbourne 5.15.58.912.13 85 -38 LAK Aug 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
1SF H Fitzroy 2.44.95.116.17 53 WON Carlton 3.03.14.66.8 44 9 MCG Sep 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Fitzroy 1.43.65.78.10 58 WON Collingwood 2.14.35.67.10 52 6 MCG Sep 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Fitzroy 1.02.23.45.9 39 LOST Collingwood 2.63.86.149.20 74 -35 MCG Sep 22 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1917 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
31 Abbott, Paddy 3                             0 0.0    
17 Atkinson, Jim 7                             0 0.0    
8 Bamford, Fred 17                             0 0.0    
4 Barker, Norm 2                             0 0.0    
14 Bennett, Doug 4                             2 0.5    
1 Byrne, Charlie 1                             1 1.0    
2 Byrne, Bill 10                             2 0.2    
9 Freake, Jim 16                             37 2.3    
21 Heaney, Tom 13                             7 0.5    
30 Holden, George 17                             2 0.1    
5 Jenkin, Horrie 6                             6 1.0    
1 Keller, Carl 14                             0 0.0    
18 Kennedy, Alex 9                             2 0.2    
16 King, Bob 14                             0 0.0    
7 Lambert, George 7                             0 0.0    
11 Lenne, Bert 8                             0 0.0    
12 Lethbridge, Chris 18                             0 0.0    
28 Lowrie, Tom 15                             14 0.9    
23 McDonald, Ted 16                             1 0.1    
26 Millen, Roy 17                             2 0.1    
15 Moore, Fred 18                             8 0.4    
22 Norris, Charlie 15                             5 0.3    
29 O'Brien, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
20 Parratt, Percy 18                             24 1.3    
10 Pattison, George 1                             0 0.0    
24 Powditch, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
6 Purcell, Teddy 5                             0 0.0    
27 Rattray, Gordon 6                             4 0.7    
25 Strawbridge, Frank 15                             5 0.3    
3 Toohey Snr, Jim 17                             5 0.3    
27 Wigraft, Len 12                             6 0.5    
Totals 324                             133 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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