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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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1949 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1949 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 3.35.710.1414.14 98 WON St. Kilda 2.26.67.611.10 76 22 JUN Apr 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 3.17.1013.1315.16 106 WON Carlton 4.56.910.1315.15 105 1 BWS Apr 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 3.34.67.88.9 57 WON Collingwood 2.34.76.117.14 56 1 VIC Apr 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 1.56.710.1013.15 93 LOST Geelong 3.37.710.1215.15 105 -12 BWS May 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 4.26.912.1114.21 105 WON Hawthorn 3.44.77.119.13 67 38 GLE May 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 2.64.710.1312.14 86 WON Footscray 4.25.75.1110.22 82 4 BWS May 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 4.44.46.99.12 66 LOST Richmond 5.713.1417.1821.21 147 -81 PUN May 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 3.26.913.1114.14 98 WON South Melbourne 5.15.19.512.7 79 19 LAK Jun 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 2.23.45.77.10 52 LOST Melbourne 2.35.66.910.14 74 -22 BWS Jun 13 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 2.36.69.810.10 70 WON Essendon 2.35.78.118.19 67 3 WIN Jun 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 2.45.78.910.12 72 LOST North Melbourne 3.26.49.912.9 81 -9 BWS Jul 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 3.78.812.814.10 94 WON St. Kilda 2.02.64.106.13 49 45 BWS Jul 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 2.25.56.89.8 62 LOST Carlton 2.23.86.99.13 67 -5 PRI Jul 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 6.27.610.1010.11 71 LOST Collingwood 2.26.611.1011.15 81 -10 BWS Jul 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 3.15.45.76.7 43 LOST Geelong 4.17.59.613.9 87 -44 KAR Jul 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 2.58.98.1310.19 79 WON Hawthorn 3.43.77.148.17 65 14 BWS Aug 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 2.27.67.78.11 59 LOST Footscray 5.36.49.1213.16 94 -35 WES Aug 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 0.12.104.136.15 51 LOST Richmond 1.33.57.89.8 62 -11 BWS Aug 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
19 H Fitzroy 4.29.314.619.12 126 WON South Melbourne 2.53.117.1510.17 77 49 BWS Aug 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1949 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
11 Bickley, Ron 7                             0 0.0    
24 Chanter, Vic 19                             0 0.0    
31 Clay, Bert 15                             0 0.0    
2 Coates, George 17                             20 1.2    
1 Collins, Jack 7                             5 0.7    
34 Curtin, Claude 2                             1 0.5    
13 Donnellan, Ray 12                             0 0.0    
30 Furness, Don 2                             1 0.5    
26 Gaffney, Jack 14                             0 0.0    
33 Gale, Alan 17                             1 0.1    
15 Goodger, Eddie 10                             0 0.0    
16 Hart, Kevin 7                             2 0.3    
25 Hart, Eddie 13                             53 4.1    
27 Jarvis, Noel 19                             5 0.3    
17 Johnstone, Norm 19                             4 0.2    
9 Kennedy, Dick 19                             23 1.2    
5 Kettle, Jim 17                             8 0.5    
19 McLaughlin, Alan 13                             0 0.0    
35 Milburn, Reg 2                             0 0.0    
12 Miller, Bob 12                             1 0.1    
3 Moore, Eric 1                             0 0.0    
14 Nicholls, Geoff 6                             3 0.5    
20 Nicholls, Reg 17                             2 0.1    
22 Ross, Ken 11                             3 0.3    
7 Ruthven, Allan 19                             33 1.7    
6 Shillinglaw, Harold 9                             4 0.4    
10 Sier, Gerry 8                             0 0.0    
5 Simpson, Ron 7                             4 0.6    
4 Smith, Norm 13                             22 1.7    
8 Stephen, Bill 14                             0 0.0    
18 Streader, Jack 6                             3 0.5    
29 Toohey, Jack 15                             6 0.4    
28 Vandersluys, Stan 7                             4 0.6    
32 Waters, Barry 1                             0 0.0    
21 Wright, Ron 3                             0 0.0    
Totals 380                             208 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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