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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) 1884–1896; 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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1938 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1938 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 0.35.99.1312.15 87 LOST Collingwood 1.52.1010.1514.21 105 -18 BWS Apr 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 1.04.18.310.5 65 LOST Footscray 7.107.1211.1713.17 95 -30 WES Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 3.25.87.912.11 83 LOST Melbourne 3.36.810.1117.14 116 -33 BWS May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 1.25.58.610.10 70 LOST Carlton 7.48.1012.1517.19 121 -51 PRI May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 1.16.29.311.9 75 LOST Geelong 6.710.1015.1721.21 147 -72 COR May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 3.08.411.614.9 93 WON Essendon 1.34.59.811.13 79 14 BWS May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 1.64.127.1312.15 87 LOST Richmond 5.38.513.714.10 94 -7 BWS Jun 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 3.56.159.1612.22 94 WON Hawthorn 3.33.57.97.11 53 41 GLE Jun 13 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 6.26.214.916.12 108 WON South Melbourne 1.16.36.38.8 56 52 BWS Jun 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 1.56.97.1312.16 88 WON North Melbourne 5.45.56.96.10 46 42 BWS Jun 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 0.06.76.810.11 71 LOST St. Kilda 5.27.29.411.8 74 -3 JUN Jul 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 2.24.68.810.13 73 LOST Collingwood 3.85.138.1810.19 79 -6 VIC Jul 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 3.15.410.713.8 86 LOST Footscray 2.78.1314.1718.21 129 -43 BWS Jul 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 2.28.611.814.9 93 LOST Melbourne 4.58.711.914.12 96 -3 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 2.35.59.911.10 76 LOST Carlton 4.59.914.919.12 126 -50 BWS Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 3.27.68.913.12 90 LOST Geelong 5.48.613.919.12 126 -36 BWS Aug 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 5.29.513.615.6 96 LOST Essendon 4.311.613.615.17 107 -11 WIN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 2.45.129.1615.18 108 WON Richmond 5.48.811.1313.15 93 15 PUN Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1938 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
31 Backway, Fred 1                             0 0.0    
33 Boyd, Neil 4 13 13.0         1 1.0         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
3 Bunworth, Bill 5 10 10.0         4 4.0         5 2 1 0.2 0 6
Calverley, Bruce 2                             1 0.5    
10 Catton, Len 1                             0 0.0    
26 Clark, Eric 13 20 20.0         5 5.0         3 5 1 0.1 0 6
18 Curcio, Frank 17 14 14.0         3 3.0         2 3 5 0.3 1 31
16 Dalley, Geoff 6 12 12.0         4 4.0         2 3 6 1.0 1 37
30 Dawson, Horrie 16 17 17.0         5 5.0         5 3 0 0.0 0 0
32 Denning, Clen 13                             12 0.9    
17 Dennis, Gordon 8                             4 0.5    
11 Edwards, Arthur 15                             7 0.5    
34 Gillespie-Jones, Audley 3 15 15.0         2 2.0         4 3 0 0.0 2 2
22 Gray, Wally 6 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
25 Hall, Arthur 4 23 23.0         9 9.0         3 2 0 0.0 0 0
9 Hart, Arthur 2                             1 0.5    
6 Hughson, Fred 15                             62 4.1    
5 Hughson, Mick 15 24 24.0         9 9.0         4 1 3 0.2 2 20
22 Hurley, Alf 1                             4 4.0    
8 Jacobs, Harry 2                             0 0.0    
1 Knott, Arch 3                             0 0.0    
19 Ledwidge, Tom 3 7 7.0         0 0.0         1 2 1 0.3 0 6
13 McKenzie, Jock 18 9 9.0         2 2.0         1 3 33 1.8 1 199
15 Minney, Bert 15                             0 0.0    
19 Monaghan, Leo 2                             0 0.0    
2 Morgan, Laurie 9                             5 0.6    
12 Murray, Dan 14                             3 0.2    
23 Mutimer, Wally 13 19 19.0         4 4.0         3 1 2 0.2 1 13
20 Norman, Ingy 1                             0 0.0    
33 Norman, Jack 1                             1 1.0    
14 Reville, Peter 12                             19 1.6    
4 Ryan, Denis 'Dinny' 13 11 11.0         8 8.0         2 3 2 0.2 0 12
8 Sayers, Bob 1                             0 0.0    
27 Sharp, Mickey 17 23 23.0         5 5.0         3 3 9 0.5 2 56
21 Smallhorn, Wilfred 'Chicken' 17 25 25.0         6 6.0         5 4 3 0.2 0 18
29 Smith, Len 15 13 13.0         6 6.0         2 2 12 0.8 5 77
24 Toohey Jnr, Jim 14                             17 1.2    
10 Treweek, Bernie 16 24 24.0         7 7.0         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
31 Trigg, Reg 2 9 9.0         1 1.0         1 0 4 2.0 0 24
9 Wegner, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
28 White, Allan 6                             4 0.7    
Totals 342                             222 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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