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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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1981 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1981 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 2.29.715.920.13 133 LOST Collingwood 6.1310.1516.2422.27 159 -26 JUN Mar 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 5.510.916.1323.17 155 WON Melbourne 3.18.511.916.14 110 45 VFL Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 4.56.1010.1312.20 92 LOST Carlton 4.67.118.1914.24 108 -16 PRI Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 3.29.917.1225.19 169 WON South Melbourne 6.59.712.1114.16 100 69 JUN Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 6.110.314.619.11 125 WON Essendon 2.69.810.1315.14 104 21 VFL Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 8.48.616.819.12 126 LOST North Melbourne 4.412.1217.1427.17 179 -53 ARD May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 4.45.610.1213.14 92 WON Richmond 6.69.1011.1212.16 88 4 JUN May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 3.67.1210.1716.19 115 LOST Hawthorn 2.17.711.1421.18 144 -29 PRI May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 3.26.510.913.15 93 LOST Geelong 7.610.1214.1416.18 114 -21 JUN May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 1.24.911.1322.15 147 WON Footscray 5.37.49.710.10 70 77 JUN May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 2.53.95.117.17 59 LOST St. Kilda 3.46.99.1314.15 99 -40 MOO Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 5.59.1212.2117.32 134 WON Melbourne 1.66.78.1013.12 90 44 MCG Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 6.114.316.920.11 131 WON Carlton 7.210.714.1015.16 106 25 JUN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 4.49.513.614.9 93 WON South Melbourne 2.64.106.139.16 70 23 LAK Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 1.23.45.88.13 61 LOST Essendon 2.47.59.911.14 80 -19 JUN Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 3.25.710.818.13 121 WON North Melbourne 2.22.66.1112.15 87 34 VFL Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 0.58.913.1317.14 116 WON Richmond 7.59.811.1116.19 115 1 MCG Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 4.76.78.1210.13 73 WON Hawthorn 0.43.105.127.19 61 12 JUN Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Fitzroy 2.52.55.149.16 70 LOST Geelong 4.27.1110.1211.19 85 -15 VFL Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Fitzroy 7.412.719.1222.15 147 WON Footscray 2.15.78.912.14 86 61 WES Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Fitzroy 3.34.610.1514.18 102 WON St. Kilda 2.07.77.89.10 64 38 JUN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Fitzroy 4.45.97.118.11 59 WON Collingwood 0.10.21.34.9 33 26 VIC Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF A Fitzroy 3.47.712.1116.13 109 WON Essendon 0.54.811.1113.16 94 15 VFL Sep 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A Fitzroy 2.36.512.1319.18 132 LOST Collingwood 5.611.1314.1519.19 133 -1 MCG Sep 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1981 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 23 243 10.6 97 4.2 340 14.8 100 4.3 454 19.7     70 44 9 0.4 8 62
31 Braddy, Craig 4 23 5.8 11 2.8 34 8.5 11 2.8 6 1.5     4 13 1 0.3 3 9
2 Brown, Brian 7 58 8.3 31 4.4 89 12.7 11 1.6 0 0.0     17 10 0 0.0 1 1
18 Carlson, Leigh 15 200 13.3 79 5.3 279 18.6 48 3.2 0 0.0     29 28 8 0.5 12 60
3 Cassin, John 3 16 5.3 11 3.7 27 9.0 3 1.0 0 0.0     4 3 0 0.0 0 0
40 Clayton, Scott 13 114 8.8 37 2.8 151 11.6 15 1.2 0 0.0     17 11 1 0.1 2 8
32 Coleman, Glenn 10 65 6.5 23 2.3 88 8.8 25 2.5 11 1.1     17 16 0 0.0 1 1
12 Conlan, Mick 24 288 12.0 52 2.2 340 14.2 83 3.5 1 0.0     34 61 42 1.8 49 301
14 Everett, Geoff 6 33 5.5 5 0.8 38 6.3 9 1.5 0 0.0     8 6 1 0.2 1 7
28 Foster, Peter 2 2 1.0 3 1.5 5 2.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
7 Francis, Peter 7 119 17.0 35 5.0 154 22.0 16 2.3 0 0.0     15 14 2 0.3 1 13
16 Hansen, Chris 18 138 7.7 56 3.1 194 10.8 42 2.3 41 2.3     32 30 3 0.2 2 20
38 Harris, Leon 18 165 9.2 62 3.4 227 12.6 21 1.2 0 0.0     39 24 17 0.9 18 120
26 Herbert, Des 7 66 9.4 28 4.0 94 13.4 18 2.6 0 0.0     6 11 3 0.4 3 21
15 Hinchen, Graeme 6 35 5.8 16 2.7 51 8.5 8 1.3 0 0.0     8 18 0 0.0 0 0
13 Keays, Peter 3 36 12.0 7 2.3 43 14.3 5 1.7 0 0.0     6 2 0 0.0 1 1
3 Lawrie, Grant 20 218 10.9 75 3.8 293 14.7 71 3.6 0 0.0     36 18 6 0.3 4 40
20 Lewis, Rod 20 141 7.1 82 4.1 223 11.2 51 2.6 152 7.6     29 58 14 0.7 13 97
23 McCarthy, Gerald 16 79 4.9 72 4.5 151 9.4 40 2.5 2 0.1     22 23 1 0.1 1 7
34 McConnon, Leigh 15 176 11.7 26 1.7 202 13.5 29 1.9 0 0.0     31 30 4 0.3 1 25
19 McMahon, David 24 305 12.7 108 4.5 413 17.2 86 3.6 3 0.1     55 69 28 1.2 29 197
36 Merrigan, Harvey 2 10 5.0 1 0.5 11 5.5 3 1.5 1 0.5     3 4 5 2.5 2 32
35 Mugavin, Noel 8 75 9.4 37 4.6 112 14.0 24 3.0 1 0.1     12 21 12 1.5 8 80
41 Murnane, Lee 21 193 9.2 73 3.5 266 12.7 63 3.0 7 0.3     41 48 25 1.2 21 171
25 O'Neill, Terry 13 82 6.3 37 2.8 119 9.2 37 2.8 3 0.2     24 12 0 0.0 0 0
27 Parish, Les 21 244 11.6 102 4.9 346 16.5 56 2.7 4 0.2     31 50 21 1.0 14 140
17 Poynton, Michael 19 157 8.3 62 3.3 219 11.5 52 2.7 0 0.0     28 30 32 1.7 25 217
5 Quinlan, Bernie 24 332 13.8 116 4.8 448 18.7 152 6.3 11 0.5     44 51 73 3.0 32 470
22 Rankin, David 3 9 3.0 2 0.7 11 3.7 1 0.3 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 1 1
9 Rendell, Matthew 19 149 7.8 37 1.9 186 9.8 83 4.4 104 5.5     32 51 45 2.4 33 303
10 Serafini, Laurie 24 235 9.8 116 4.8 351 14.6 76 3.2 1 0.0     52 35 0 0.0 1 1
8 Smith, Chris 19 156 8.2 99 5.2 255 13.4 93 4.9 11 0.6     37 30 0 0.0 0 0
33 Taylor, Neville 18 196 10.9 46 2.6 242 13.4 27 1.5 0 0.0     33 26 0 0.0 0 0
4 Thornton, Ross 11 91 8.3 24 2.2 115 10.5 21 1.9 0 0.0     16 16 8 0.7 10 58
29 Wilson, Garry 17 278 16.4 133 7.8 411 24.2 70 4.1 0 0.0     40 20 20 1.2 22 142
Totals 480 4727 9.8 1801 3.8 6528 13.6 1451 3.0 813 1.7     874 884 381 0.8 319 2605
 

Footnotes

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