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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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1933 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1933 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 1.44.88.1011.13 79 DRAW North Melbourne 2.44.59.711.13 79 0 ARD Apr 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 3.111.814.816.10 106 WON Collingwood 3.54.78.1311.15 81 25 BWS May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 3.46.1015.1221.17 143 WON St. Kilda 2.14.25.39.5 59 84 JUN May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 3.46.79.1011.16 82 WON Melbourne 3.67.109.1111.13 79 3 BWS May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 0.30.41.72.7 19 LOST Geelong 7.211.914.1118.15 123 -104 COR May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 1.17.512.819.11 125 WON Essendon 5.27.310.314.9 93 32 BWS Jun 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 1.66.118.148.17 65 LOST Richmond 1.44.59.1110.13 73 -8 BWS Jun 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 2.43.89.1111.13 79 WON Hawthorn 1.35.107.119.14 68 11 GLE Jun 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 3.17.413.515.7 97 WON South Melbourne 4.16.69.1011.12 78 19 BWS Jun 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 2.32.95.155.19 49 LOST Carlton 4.46.1011.1313.14 92 -43 BWS Jul 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 2.54.58.108.14 62 LOST Footscray 3.06.210.615.6 96 -34 WES Jul 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 3.57.1013.1517.16 118 WON North Melbourne 2.15.47.711.9 75 43 BWS Jul 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 1.32.65.99.10 64 WON Collingwood 1.62.95.167.21 63 1 VIC Jul 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 3.212.618.919.10 124 WON St. Kilda 2.33.34.66.9 45 79 BWS Jul 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 1.25.48.613.8 86 WON Melbourne 1.25.59.109.15 69 17 MCG Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 4.16.210.515.8 98 WON Geelong 1.65.127.1411.20 86 12 BWS Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 5.57.109.1510.17 77 LOST Essendon 1.44.107.1312.13 85 -8 WIN Aug 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 2.33.54.59.7 61 LOST Richmond 9.210.615.1016.13 109 -48 PUN Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1933 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
1 Benham, Colin 8 40 13.3         18 6.0         6 5 16 2.0 2 98
7 Bunton Snr, Haydn 17 155 25.8         58 9.7         24 16 24 1.4 7 151
31 Callick, Alf 9 38 12.7         7 2.3         8 4 0 0.0 0 0
28 Canaway, Claude 1                             0 0.0    
25 Cockram, Norm 4 9 9.0         2 2.0         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
2 Cordner, Jock 14 19 4.8         7 1.8         5 3 9 0.6 1 55
18 Curcio, Frank 18 99 16.5         21 3.5         17 16 0 0.0 0 0
10 Davies, Fred 16 66 13.2         11 2.2         12 17 5 0.3 0 30
30 Dawson, Horrie 16 81 13.5         33 5.5         7 12 22 1.4 12 144
32 Donnellan, Frank 18 71 11.8         11 1.8         17 11 0 0.0 0 0
29 Fitcher, Alan 18 109 18.2         34 5.7         13 9 4 0.2 2 26
26 Fleming, Ian 15 92 15.3         22 3.7         11 25 10 0.7 1 61
16 Giffen, Keith 2                             0 0.0    
22 Gray, Wally 15 78 15.6         18 3.6         20 5 0 0.0 1 1
35 Heintz, Fred 4 19 19.0         2 2.0         3 4 8 2.0 2 50
23 Kidd, Jack 1                             2 2.0    
33 Marshall, Keith 2                             5 2.5    
19 Mitchell, Wally 2                             0 0.0    
6 Moriarty, Jack 16 73 12.2         24 4.0         9 10 70 4.4 19 439
3 Murray, Dan 16 56 9.3         11 1.8         10 17 0 0.0 0 0
13 Nicholls, Doug 12 33 16.5         5 2.5         14 4 1 0.1 0 6
15 Niven, Ray 12 40 13.3         14 4.7         1 8 10 0.8 2 62
20 O'Rourke, Frank 7 12 12.0         0 0.0         1 3 2 0.3 0 12
9 Parry, Seff 5 28 14.0         5 2.5         6 7 3 0.6 2 20
27 Scharp, Bruce 2 22 22.0         2 2.0         3 4 0 0.0 0 0
11 Sexton, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
24 Shapter, Ron 13 63 12.6         17 3.4         10 22 12 0.9 5 77
27 Sharp, Mickey 3 12 12.0         4 4.0         1 0 2 0.7 1 13
21 Smallhorn, Wilfred 'Chicken' 17 150 25.0         30 5.0         18 13 2 0.1 1 13
12 Stott, Len 18 118 19.7         39 6.5         15 15 11 0.6 0 66
8 Turner, Clete 9 74 14.8         24 4.8         15 19 0 0.0 0 0
5 Watt, Les 13 74 14.8         20 4.0         7 8 0 0.0 0 0
4 Williams, Arthur 3 1 0.5         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Williams, Tommy 15 92 18.4         17 3.4         16 11 1 0.1 0 6
Totals 342                             219 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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