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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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1940 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1940 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 3.58.713.1013.13 91 WON St. Kilda 2.37.810.1310.20 80 11 BWS Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 2.14.26.37.9 51 LOST North Melbourne 5.77.1110.1415.16 106 -55 ARD May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 2.48.612.613.8 86 LOST Geelong 7.49.614.1316.19 115 -29 COR May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 5.46.910.1512.15 87 WON Essendon 2.25.58.910.16 76 11 BWS May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 4.75.77.138.14 62 LOST Richmond 3.16.38.512.11 83 -21 BWS May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 1.24.76.98.14 62 LOST Carlton 5.76.76.1110.16 76 -14 PRI Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 2.210.514.817.11 113 WON Hawthorn 6.26.58.1012.14 86 27 BWS Jun 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 5.37.611.912.13 85 LOST Melbourne 1.38.611.812.15 87 -2 MCG Jun 17 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 2.57.148.1910.30 90 WON South Melbourne 4.54.98.1410.17 77 13 BWS Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 5.46.99.1015.13 103 WON Collingwood 2.47.811.1612.17 89 14 VIC Jun 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 6.211.417.717.8 110 WON Footscray 5.67.810.1014.13 97 13 BWS Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 4.45.65.106.12 48 LOST St. Kilda 2.22.64.108.11 59 -11 JUN Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 1.68.1412.1616.17 113 WON North Melbourne 2.44.68.99.13 67 46 BWS Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 3.114.158.1810.27 87 WON Geelong 0.14.35.68.12 60 27 BWS Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 2.46.78.1110.15 75 WON Essendon 2.33.66.910.12 72 3 WIN Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 2.34.59.810.11 71 LOST Richmond 2.28.610.814.15 99 -28 PUN Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 5.46.58.1110.11 71 LOST Carlton 3.48.810.921.14 140 -69 BWS Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 1.22.53.85.8 38 LOST Hawthorn 6.210.712.913.16 94 -56 GLE Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1940 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
20 Calverley, Bruce 17                             2 0.1    
12 Calverley, Des 11                             1 0.1    
31 Clay, Bert 4                             3 0.8    
15 Clay, Alf 5                             8 1.6    
18 Curcio, Frank 17                             0 0.0    
33 Curtin, Claude 13                             56 4.3    
30 Dawson, Horrie 3                             0 0.0    
32 Denning, Clen 13                             0 0.0    
19 Dudley, Wal 3                             4 1.3    
24 Dyring, Lindsay 8                             2 0.3    
11 Edwards, Arthur 2                             1 0.5    
17 Fields, Allan 11                             10 0.9    
3 Forbes, Keith 4                             10 2.5    
4 Fox, Kevin 6                             8 1.3    
7 Gillespie-Jones, Audley 7                             0 0.0    
25 Hall, Arthur 16                             0 0.0    
9 Hart, Arthur 15                             14 0.9    
23 Hearn, Maurie 11                             7 0.6    
12 Hill, Ted 3                             0 0.0    
8 Hillard, Norm 13                             0 0.0    
5 Hughson, Mick 15                             3 0.2    
6 Hughson, Fred 16                             8 0.5    
2 James, Shadrach 11                             9 0.8    
1 Knott, Arch 12                             5 0.4    
13 McGain, Syd 8                             0 0.0    
12 McNamara, Lindsay 3                             1 0.3    
14 Merrick, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
Muir, Alan 1                             0 0.0    
3 Murray, Dan 6                             1 0.2    
22 Price, Noel 8                             2 0.3    
14 Ruthven, Allan 6                             7 1.2    
27 Sharp, Mickey 18                             13 0.7    
7 Sier, Ken 1                             0 0.0    
21 Smallhorn, Wilfred 'Chicken' 4                             0 0.0    
29 Smith, Len 17                             0 0.0    
26 Stackpole, Keith 17                             23 1.4    
16 Tagell, Jim 3                             0 0.0    
10 Treweek, Bernie 8                             0 0.0    
22 Wright, Stan 4                             1 0.3    
Totals 342                             199 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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