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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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1947 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1947 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 0.45.410.614.8 92 LOST Collingwood 7.312.714.1120.18 138 -46 VIC Apr 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 1.53.136.1913.22 100 WON Richmond 5.25.48.811.11 77 23 BWS Apr 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 2.67.710.1412.20 92 WON Melbourne 3.39.811.812.11 83 9 BWS May 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 2.77.1414.2119.26 140 WON North Melbourne 0.30.80.144.15 39 101 ARD May 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 5.710.814.1519.18 132 WON St. Kilda 1.03.84.87.14 56 76 BWS May 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 5.66.98.138.15 63 LOST South Melbourne 2.27.88.915.11 101 -38 BWS May 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 2.43.66.1110.14 74 LOST Essendon 2.57.1010.1511.17 83 -9 WIN May 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 3.06.26.57.7 49 LOST Footscray 2.56.710.912.11 83 -34 WES Jun 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 7.38.511.1016.15 111 WON Hawthorn 3.14.18.88.14 62 49 BWS Jun 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 1.14.36.58.7 55 LOST Carlton 0.32.56.710.8 68 -13 BWS Jun 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 3.56.1010.1011.15 81 WON Geelong 1.23.45.510.10 70 11 KAR Jun 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 3.43.68.109.11 65 WON Collingwood 3.14.34.47.6 48 17 BWS Jul 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 3.27.69.611.12 78 LOST Richmond 6.49.412.912.12 84 -6 PUN Jul 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 2.36.48.611.8 74 WON Melbourne 2.43.66.87.10 52 22 MCG Jul 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 1.37.312.516.7 103 WON North Melbourne 2.33.95.127.14 56 47 BWS Jul 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 5.77.810.1710.17 77 WON St. Kilda 0.03.33.39.9 63 14 JUN Aug 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 2.56.810.1012.10 82 WON South Melbourne 1.42.88.810.11 71 11 LAK Aug 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 2.47.1213.1818.22 130 WON Essendon 4.36.57.98.14 62 68 BWS Aug 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 H Fitzroy 8.513.1116.1420.18 138 WON Footscray 4.45.95.1110.14 74 64 BWS Aug 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF H Fitzroy 2.07.110.416.7 103 WON Richmond 2.36.68.811.9 75 28 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Fitzroy 3.16.710.914.12 96 LOST Essendon 5.49.710.816.13 109 -13 MCG Sep 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1947 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Brown, Jim 9                             5 0.6    
24 Chanter, Vic 13                             0 0.0    
3 Chipp, Don 3                             1 0.3    
31 Clay, Bert 19                             9 0.5    
2 Coates, George 15                             18 1.2    
1 Collins, Jack 8                             10 1.3    
18 Curcio, Frank 18                             1 0.1    
33 Curtin, Claude 18                             25 1.4    
32 Denning, Clen 21                             0 0.0    
23 Fields, Allan 16                             7 0.4    
16 Hart, Kevin 2                             2 1.0    
25 Hart, Eddie 16                             64 4.0    
14 Hoskins, George 19                             0 0.0    
6 Hughson, Fred 21                             0 0.0    
27 Jarvis, Noel 20                             1 0.1    
17 Johnstone, Norm 21                             15 0.7    
9 Kennedy, Dick 12                             7 0.6    
32 Kettle, Jim 8                             5 0.6    
19 McLaughlin, Alan 17                             1 0.1    
12 Miller, Bob 11                             1 0.1    
26 Monaghan, Leo 4                             7 1.8    
20 Nicholls, Reg 18                             1 0.1    
35 O'Reilly, Neil 1                             0 0.0    
21 Owens, Llew 5                             3 0.6    
22 Price, Noel 13                             11 0.8    
7 Ruthven, Allan 20                             56 2.8    
30 Shillinglaw, Harold 10                             0 0.0    
10 Sier, Ken 13                             3 0.2    
34 Smith, Merv 6                             0 0.0    
8 Stephen, Bill 10                             0 0.0    
11 Tonn, Heinz 6                             2 0.3    
12 Toohey, Jack 11                             6 0.5    
28 Vandersluys, Stan 16                             13 0.8    
Totals 420                             274 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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