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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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1983 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1983 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 1.45.1010.1216.16 112 LOST Hawthorn 6.312.417.820.11 131 -19 JUN Mar 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 1.45.116.1112.16 88 WON North Melbourne 1.21.42.56.7 43 45 VFL Apr 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 1.36.98.1114.13 97 WON Essendon 2.75.76.127.14 56 41 JUN Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 3.66.118.1717.23 125 WON Sydney 0.71.114.146.16 52 73 JUN Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 1.76.914.1318.17 125 WON Carlton 2.46.77.119.11 65 60 PRI Apr 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 7.412.817.1022.11 143 WON St. Kilda 2.26.49.915.12 102 41 MOO Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 3.35.39.811.10 76 WON Geelong 1.14.47.89.13 67 9 JUN May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 4.47.712.1218.18 126 WON Melbourne 3.36.78.1212.15 87 39 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 2.55.119.1613.21 99 LOST Footscray 6.310.415.922.13 145 -46 VFL May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 6.17.78.1213.15 93 WON Collingwood 3.45.96.1310.17 77 16 VIC May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 7.611.917.1220.16 136 WON Richmond 3.58.811.1116.18 114 22 JUN Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 6.09.115.721.8 134 LOST Hawthorn 4.712.920.1325.17 167 -33 PRI Jun 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 8.413.824.1134.16 220 WON North Melbourne 2.28.310.510.10 70 150 JUN Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 1.35.57.79.11 65 WON Essendon 1.33.46.78.10 58 7 WIN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 8.415.615.1017.15 117 LOST Sydney 6.110.517.923.9 147 -30 SCG Jul 3 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 6.28.610.1113.11 89 LOST Carlton 2.49.515.1318.16 124 -35 VFL Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 2.414.1016.1220.18 138 LOST St. Kilda 7.614.719.1422.17 149 -11 JUN Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 5.08.612.916.15 111 WON Geelong 0.14.36.57.7 49 62 VFL Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Fitzroy 6.812.1621.2222.29 161 WON Melbourne 2.25.65.611.9 75 86 JUN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Fitzroy 9.311.1312.1514.15 99 LOST Footscray 2.08.412.619.11 125 -26 WES Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Fitzroy 2.48.510.1019.13 127 WON Collingwood 3.43.124.157.21 63 64 JUN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Fitzroy 4.39.513.1019.13 127 WON Richmond 3.55.129.1712.21 93 34 MCG Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
QF H Fitzroy 5.47.512.719.9 123 LOST Hawthorn 5.411.815.1019.13 127 -4 MCG Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A Fitzroy 3.48.910.1212.14 86 LOST Essendon 5.37.89.1116.13 109 -23 MCG Sep 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1983 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
18 Carlson, Leigh 24 315 13.1 148 6.2 463 19.3 59 2.5 0 0.0     42 35 25 1.0 21 171
40 Clayton, Scott 24 269 11.2 93 3.9 362 15.1 32 1.3 3 0.1     56 44 3 0.1 3 21
2 Coates, Michael 2 6 3.0 7 3.5 13 6.5 5 2.5 0 0.0     0 0 1 0.5 0 6
32 Coleman, Glenn 16 96 6.0 65 4.1 161 10.1 44 2.8 64 4.0     11 16 3 0.2 1 19
12 Conlan, Mick 20 226 11.3 50 2.5 276 13.8 62 3.1 0 0.0     22 45 51 2.6 37 343
11 Cox, Darryl 3 19 6.3 5 1.7 24 8.0 3 1.0 1 0.3     1 4 0 0.0 0 0
24 Eaves, Mark 1 1 1.0 3 3.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
7 Francis, Peter 15 212 14.1 65 4.3 277 18.5 46 3.1 0 0.0     23 23 5 0.3 4 34
45 Gotch, Bradley 7 73 10.4 43 6.1 116 16.6 27 3.9 0 0.0     19 17 9 1.3 10 64
30 Grimley, Brett 7 41 5.9 13 1.9 54 7.7 13 1.9 0 0.0     6 14 0 0.0 3 3
38 Harris, Leon 24 317 13.2 151 6.3 468 19.5 42 1.8 2 0.1     58 43 16 0.7 14 110
26 Herbert, Des 5 46 9.2 17 3.4 63 12.6 18 3.6 0 0.0     4 6 2 0.4 3 15
15 Hinchen, Graeme 19 170 8.9 84 4.4 254 13.4 60 3.2 5 0.3     38 27 0 0.0 3 3
13 Irwin, Warwick 7 36 5.1 20 2.9 56 8.0 8 1.1 0 0.0     5 5 3 0.4 2 20
34 Lawrie, Grant 20 168 8.4 97 4.9 265 13.3 65 3.3 1 0.1     43 23 3 0.2 0 18
20 Lewis, Rod 1 4 4.0 8 8.0 12 12.0 2 2.0 1 1.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 Lokan, Bill 20 209 10.5 95 4.8 304 15.2 46 2.3 2 0.1     22 47 7 0.4 12 54
19 McMahon, David 15 132 8.8 45 3.0 177 11.8 45 3.0 0 0.0     19 42 25 1.7 17 167
41 Murnane, Lee 11 62 5.6 41 3.7 103 9.4 24 2.2 2 0.2     5 27 12 1.1 7 79
25 Nettlefold, Michael 9 91 10.1 80 8.9 171 19.0 27 3.0 3 0.3     14 17 1 0.1 6 12
25 O'Neill, Terry 2 9 4.5 4 2.0 13 6.5 5 2.5 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
6 O'Riley, Grant 3 6 2.0 0 0.0 6 2.0 4 1.3 0 0.0     0 1 3 1.0 2 20
44 Osborne, Richard 17 179 10.5 49 2.9 228 13.4 33 1.9 1 0.1     22 15 5 0.3 2 32
27 Parish, Les 24 379 15.8 176 7.3 555 23.1 91 3.8 5 0.2     38 53 13 0.5 17 95
3 Pert, Gary 22 202 9.2 63 2.9 265 12.0 48 2.2 3 0.1     48 31 1 0.0 5 11
17 Poynton, Michael 4 21 5.3 11 2.8 32 8.0 7 1.8 0 0.0     3 4 2 0.5 2 14
5 Quinlan, Bernie 24 268 11.2 62 2.6 330 13.8 155 6.5 38 1.6     21 47 116 4.8 70 766
28 Reeves, Michael 3 11 3.7 3 1.0 14 4.7 6 2.0 0 0.0     0 6 3 1.0 2 20
9 Rendell, Matthew 23 294 12.8 145 6.3 439 19.1 132 5.7 623 27.1     105 52 9 0.4 4 58
1 Roos, Paul 23 235 10.2 140 6.1 375 16.3 111 4.8 5 0.2     32 31 22 1.0 19 151
19 Scott, Mark 4 25 6.3 10 2.5 35 8.8 16 4.0 10 2.5     4 3 7 1.8 6 48
10 Serafini, Laurie 18 135 7.5 113 6.3 248 13.8 66 3.7 2 0.1     38 20 0 0.0 0 0
21 Sidebottom, Garry 22 210 9.5 114 5.2 324 14.7 92 4.2 121 5.5     34 60 24 1.1 18 162
4 Thornton, Ross 20 179 9.0 69 3.5 248 12.4 43 2.2 1 0.1     40 30 0 0.0 3 3
29 Wilson, Garry 21 281 13.4 155 7.4 436 20.8 122 5.8 1 0.0     53 34 38 1.8 29 257
Totals 480 4927 10.3 2244 4.7 7171 14.9 1559 3.2 894 1.9     826 825 409 0.9 322 2776
 

Footnotes

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