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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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1955 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1955 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 2.34.96.1213.15 93 WON Hawthorn 3.53.115.137.16 58 35 BWS Apr 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 4.25.66.109.15 69 LOST South Melbourne 5.38.712.916.11 107 -38 LAK Apr 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 2.62.83.126.13 49 LOST Carlton 3.08.212.317.4 106 -57 PRI Apr 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 2.83.97.1110.13 73 LOST Geelong 1.55.118.1411.17 83 -10 BWS May 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 7.110.412.615.9 99 WON Richmond 3.28.49.711.11 77 22 PUN May 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 2.12.26.410.6 66 WON Footscray 1.32.54.88.10 58 8 WES May 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 1.31.44.76.9 45 LOST Collingwood 4.27.410.816.13 109 -64 BWS May 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 2.26.39.612.16 88 WON North Melbourne 3.34.38.411.5 71 17 ARD Jun 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 2.19.613.1019.14 128 WON St. Kilda 2.53.65.97.12 54 74 BWS Jun 13 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 1.43.44.85.9 39 LOST Melbourne 4.26.87.910.11 71 -32 BWS Jun 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 3.33.54.75.12 42 LOST Essendon 1.52.126.168.20 68 -26 WIN Jul 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 2.14.44.59.5 59 LOST Hawthorn 3.57.712.918.12 120 -61 GLE Jul 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 2.26.710.1014.16 100 WON South Melbourne 2.65.65.66.10 46 54 BWS Jul 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 3.44.67.911.14 80 LOST Carlton 2.57.710.1213.16 94 -14 BWS Jul 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 2.35.67.79.11 65 LOST Geelong 4.36.89.1312.14 86 -21 KAR Jul 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 2.64.74.96.17 53 LOST Richmond 2.26.610.811.9 75 -22 BWS Aug 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 4.35.57.69.7 61 LOST Footscray 1.33.83.1111.13 79 -18 BWS Aug 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 2.12.56.67.7 49 LOST Collingwood 3.44.125.147.17 59 -10 VIC Aug 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1955 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
16 Abrahams, Owen 9                             15 1.7    
31 Anton, Alan 2                             2 1.0    
32 Barrett, John 8                             1 0.1    
24 Bench, Arnie 6                             0 0.0    
25 Carr, Reg 9                             0 0.0    
26 Chambers, Ken 2                             0 0.0    
1 Chapman, James 2                             0 0.0    
22 Charles, John 2                             0 0.0    
7 Clark, Wally 4                             3 0.8    
36 Collins, Bob 3                             0 0.0    
28 Darrigan, Kevin 8                             3 0.4    
11 Davey, Colin 18                             0 0.0    
6 Elder, Toby 5                             1 0.2    
30 Furness, Don 17                             5 0.3    
33 Gale, Alan 13                             0 0.0    
4 Gervasoni, Jack 18                             12 0.7    
15 Goodger, Eddie 18                             0 0.0    
19 Harvey, Ron 6                             5 0.8    
23 Henderson, Bob 15                             0 0.0    
Jarman, Laurie 2                             2 1.0    
17 Johnstone, Norm 17                             32 1.9    
27 Knight, Graham 11                             14 1.3    
14 MacGregor, Jack 9                             6 0.7    
2 Murray, Kevin 15                             0 0.0    
5 Ongarello, Tony 14                             30 2.1    
3 Pert, Brian 7                             4 0.6    
20 Proudfoot, Gordon 1                             0 0.0    
22 Ross, Ken 9                             6 0.7    
35 Smith, Ron 5                             0 0.0    
35 Smith, Bill 2                             0 0.0    
21 Smyth, Leo 14                             4 0.3    
8 Stephen, Bill 17                             0 0.0    
18 Streader, Jack 4                             3 0.8    
34 Trickey, Ernie 8                             1 0.1    
9 Vernon, Rod 15                             7 0.5    
12 Webb, Keith 16                             12 0.8    
10 Williams, Vin 14                             3 0.2    
29 Wilson, Bobby 3                             1 0.3    
13 Wright, Kevin 12                             3 0.3    
Totals 360                             175 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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