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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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1980 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1980 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 3.76.1213.1618.17 125 WON Footscray 3.26.78.817.11 113 12 WES Mar 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 5.67.1013.1117.14 116 LOST Melbourne 6.010.316.522.8 140 -24 VFL Apr 7 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 5.17.108.1214.18 102 LOST North Melbourne 3.88.1214.2021.22 148 -46 JUN Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 6.26.410.712.10 82 LOST Hawthorn 3.59.1511.1611.19 85 -3 VFL Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 4.34.89.1311.15 81 LOST Richmond 6.113.818.1929.25 199 -118 MCG Apr 25 (Fri, 2:10) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 4.16.411.816.12 108 LOST Essendon 4.65.139.2015.23 113 -5 JUN May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 7.39.811.1418.23 131 WON St. Kilda 3.65.118.1712.20 92 39 MOO May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 4.77.1013.1417.16 118 DRAW Collingwood 3.410.812.1117.16 118 0 JUN May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 3.66.913.1514.16 100 LOST South Melbourne 3.27.1110.1616.25 121 -21 JUN May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 3.07.315.517.6 108 LOST Geelong 4.78.1110.1418.15 123 -15 KAR May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 7.211.414.719.12 126 LOST Carlton 7.413.1119.1822.24 156 -30 JUN Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 2.38.612.1018.15 123 LOST Footscray 3.811.919.1225.17 167 -44 JUN Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 3.49.514.818.9 117 LOST Melbourne 3.87.1212.1818.21 129 -12 MCG Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 1.16.36.38.7 55 LOST Hawthorn 6.78.1219.1621.17 143 -88 PRI Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 8.39.514.1315.19 109 WON Richmond 2.46.108.1212.16 88 21 JUN Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 4.27.410.613.8 86 LOST North Melbourne 5.49.813.1217.13 115 -29 VFL Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 5.59.913.1217.14 116 LOST Essendon 2.310.616.718.14 122 -6 WIN Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 2.56.611.1115.14 104 WON St. Kilda 2.05.49.512.8 80 24 JUN Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Fitzroy 4.98.1113.1616.19 115 LOST Collingwood 4.17.610.919.10 124 -9 VFL Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Fitzroy 4.49.712.1017.15 117 LOST South Melbourne 5.28.414.1020.14 134 -17 LAK Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Fitzroy 7.58.813.1616.21 117 LOST Geelong 5.210.613.720.12 132 -15 JUN Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Fitzroy 3.55.1111.1420.22 142 LOST Carlton 5.59.1119.1721.20 146 -4 PRI Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1980 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
6 Alexander, Ron 22 190 8.6 109 5.0 299 13.6 84 3.8 319 14.5     41 41 7 0.3 6 48
27 Allan, Graeme 5 55 11.0 31 6.2 86 17.2 6 1.2 0 0.0     6 7 1 0.2 4 10
24 Beecroft, Bob 19 109 5.7 24 1.3 133 7.0 72 3.8 15 0.8     12 42 63 3.3 22 400
31 Braddy, Craig 4 20 5.0 22 5.5 42 10.5 8 2.0 3 0.8     2 4 2 0.5 5 17
37 Bramley, Malcolm 1 2 2.0 4 4.0 6 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 1 1.0 0 6
18 Brown, Peter 13 128 9.8 27 2.1 155 11.9 27 2.1 0 0.0     20 14 8 0.6 5 53
39 Chambers, Bruce 1 4 4.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
32 Coleman, Glenn 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
12 Conlan, Mick 20 209 10.5 35 1.8 244 12.2 43 2.2 0 0.0     23 55 39 2.0 40 274
11 Cox, Darryl 8 59 7.4 11 1.4 70 8.8 16 2.0 0 0.0     12 14 4 0.5 4 28
41 Early, Phillip 3 16 5.3 9 3.0 25 8.3 4 1.3 0 0.0     3 3 1 0.3 0 6
51 Everett, Geoff 1 4 4.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
28 Foster, Peter 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
44 Gilmore, Mick 2 5 2.5 4 2.0 9 4.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     0 1 1 0.5 1 7
16 Hansen, Chris 21 205 9.8 76 3.6 281 13.4 71 3.4 31 1.5     47 34 0 0.0 3 3
38 Harris, Leon 14 121 8.6 54 3.9 175 12.5 22 1.6 1 0.1     22 24 4 0.3 2 26
14 Higgins, Kevin 1 11 11.0 5 5.0 16 16.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
7 Irwin, Warwick 22 389 17.7 108 4.9 497 22.6 66 3.0 0 0.0     51 55 25 1.1 32 182
13 Keays, Peter 15 146 9.7 59 3.9 205 13.7 27 1.8 0 0.0     35 25 0 0.0 0 0
3 Lawrie, Grant 2 11 5.5 1 0.5 12 6.0 5 2.5 0 0.0     0 4 1 0.5 0 6
20 Lewis, Rod 11 59 5.4 35 3.2 94 8.5 17 1.5 44 4.0     15 12 7 0.6 4 46
21 Marchesani, Frank 16 191 11.9 92 5.8 283 17.7 41 2.6 0 0.0     20 21 17 1.1 9 111
23 McCarthy, Gerald 14 111 7.9 48 3.4 159 11.4 41 2.9 4 0.3     22 28 4 0.3 4 28
34 McConnon, Leigh 8 54 6.8 11 1.4 65 8.1 7 0.9 0 0.0     9 15 0 0.0 0 0
19 McMahon, David 21 252 12.0 131 6.2 383 18.2 97 4.6 0 0.0     48 57 26 1.2 27 183
36 Merrigan, Harvey 2 13 6.5 8 4.0 21 10.5 9 4.5 0 0.0     3 3 0 0.0 0 0
35 Mugavin, Noel 14 129 9.2 65 4.6 194 13.9 30 2.1 2 0.1     31 28 4 0.3 8 32
45 Parish, Les 4 29 7.3 16 4.0 45 11.3 6 1.5 0 0.0     2 4 1 0.3 1 7
17 Poynton, Michael 11 94 8.5 30 2.7 124 11.3 32 2.9 0 0.0     19 14 18 1.6 11 119
5 Quinlan, Bernie 22 325 14.8 110 5.0 435 19.8 123 5.6 20 0.9     37 42 27 1.2 29 191
42 Rankin, David 6 41 6.8 20 3.3 61 10.2 7 1.2 0 0.0     4 3 2 0.3 3 15
1 Rantall, John 6 45 7.5 27 4.5 72 12.0 16 2.7 0 0.0     11 11 0 0.0 0 0
15 Richardson, Max 7 68 9.7 23 3.3 91 13.0 15 2.1 0 0.0     6 10 7 1.0 5 47
10 Serafini, Laurie 20 180 9.0 93 4.7 273 13.7 71 3.6 0 0.0     50 16 0 0.0 0 0
8 Smith, Chris 18 162 9.0 108 6.0 270 15.0 77 4.3 3 0.2     39 30 1 0.1 2 8
33 Taylor, Neville 12 129 10.8 61 5.1 190 15.8 20 1.7 0 0.0     26 5 0 0.0 0 0
25 Thompson, Len 13 68 5.2 50 3.8 118 9.1 43 3.3 117 9.0     24 29 19 1.5 6 120
49 Thornton, Ross 15 159 10.6 57 3.8 216 14.4 40 2.7 1 0.1     27 23 0 0.0 0 0
53 Veal, Andrew 6 57 9.5 29 4.8 86 14.3 13 2.2 0 0.0     10 11 0 0.0 0 0
9 Walls, Robert 12 130 10.8 24 2.0 154 12.8 51 4.3 0 0.0     21 25 23 1.9 21 159
40 Watson, Larry 4 28 7.0 13 3.3 41 10.3 5 1.3 0 0.0     13 2 0 0.0 1 1
29 Wilson, Garry 22 429 19.5 202 9.2 631 28.7 123 5.6 0 0.0     50 52 33 1.5 27 225
Totals 440 4444 10.1 1837 4.2 6281 14.3 1341 3.0 560 1.3     766 769 346 0.8 282 2358
 

Footnotes

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