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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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1985 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1985 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 3.77.1111.1314.18 102 LOST Melbourne 5.210.216.420.8 128 -26 MCG Mar 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 1.41.96.128.15 63 LOST Essendon 4.312.1118.1524.22 166 -103 VIC Apr 8 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 10.517.1022.1126.15 171 WON Sydney 3.57.812.918.12 120 51 SCG Apr 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 3.13.46.812.14 86 LOST Richmond 3.610.712.1015.13 103 -17 VIC Apr 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 4.210.814.918.14 122 LOST St. Kilda 7.37.513.1019.12 126 -4 VFL Apr 25 (Thu, 2:10) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 4.37.511.815.12 102 LOST Hawthorn 6.412.1114.1319.16 130 -28 VIC May 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 8.116.519.725.10 160 WON Collingwood 3.04.67.1411.15 81 79 VIC May 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 4.56.89.1212.15 87 WON Footscray 4.16.38.711.7 73 14 WES May 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 5.212.417.719.9 123 LOST Carlton 5.310.614.918.16 124 -1 VFL May 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 5.18.514.1317.15 117 LOST North Melbourne 6.312.714.719.14 128 -11 VIC Jun 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 3.56.814.1220.21 141 WON Geelong 4.211.315.617.8 110 31 KAR Jun 10 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 5.56.68.1211.15 81 WON Melbourne 0.22.54.86.11 47 34 VFL Jun 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 4.48.513.1116.17 113 LOST Essendon 6.410.713.921.14 140 -27 WIN Jun 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 1.66.128.1513.17 95 WON Sydney 2.34.59.711.14 80 15 VIC Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 6.710.1115.1617.16 118 LOST Richmond 2.37.516.921.16 142 -24 MCG Jul 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 1.27.611.916.13 109 LOST St. Kilda 5.29.314.518.10 118 -9 VIC Jul 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 1.23.46.88.14 62 LOST Hawthorn 3.66.611.1519.20 134 -72 VFL Jul 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 5.37.1010.1614.21 105 WON Collingwood 3.28.412.714.10 94 11 VIC Aug 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Fitzroy 2.44.75.1010.12 72 LOST Footscray 1.25.29.412.5 77 -5 VIC Aug 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Fitzroy 1.23.65.98.11 59 LOST Carlton 3.67.99.1312.15 87 -28 PRI Aug 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Fitzroy 2.36.613.1117.14 116 LOST North Melbourne 6.812.1214.1617.22 124 -8 MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Fitzroy 5.07.510.1014.13 97 LOST Geelong 4.18.511.1217.18 120 -23 VIC Aug 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1985 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
11 Barwick, Doug 22 296 13.5 71 3.2 367 16.7 80 3.6 2 0.1     25 43 26 1.2 25 181
54 Blakey, John 4 21 5.3 21 5.3 42 10.5 7 1.8 0 0.0     5 2 0 0.0 1 1
26 Burke, Peter 14 98 7.0 63 4.5 161 11.5 20 1.4 0 0.0     16 19 1 0.1 0 6
40 Clayton, Scott 13 105 8.1 52 4.0 157 12.1 11 0.8 0 0.0     11 26 1 0.1 0 6
12 Conlan, Mick 14 109 7.8 25 1.8 134 9.6 32 2.3 0 0.0     9 18 17 1.2 19 121
46 Cooper, Jamie 8 71 8.9 42 5.3 113 14.1 26 3.3 1 0.1     9 8 0 0.0 0 0
8 Cross, Andrew 19 172 9.1 79 4.2 251 13.2 39 2.1 0 0.0     24 37 12 0.6 15 87
48 Crutchfield, David 4 11 2.8 16 4.0 27 6.8 5 1.3 11 2.8     0 1 0 0.0 1 1
20 Gibson, Michael 3 13 4.3 12 4.0 25 8.3 3 1.0 0 0.0     4 0 0 0.0 0 0
7 Gotch, Bradley 3 28 9.3 10 3.3 38 12.7 8 2.7 0 0.0     5 2 0 0.0 4 4
30 Grimley, Brett 3 30 10.0 16 5.3 46 15.3 9 3.0 5 1.7     5 5 2 0.7 1 13
39 Halas, Shane 11 66 6.0 39 3.5 105 9.5 32 2.9 1 0.1     16 24 11 1.0 4 70
38 Harris, Leon 13 147 11.3 69 5.3 216 16.6 23 1.8 0 0.0     21 19 5 0.4 4 34
13 Harris, Bernie 21 232 11.0 88 4.2 320 15.2 55 2.6 0 0.0     38 33 24 1.1 18 162
15 Hinchen, Graeme 5 40 8.0 39 7.8 79 15.8 12 2.4 0 0.0     16 12 0 0.0 0 0
25 Keane, Gary 13 118 9.1 61 4.7 179 13.8 72 5.5 15 1.2     13 28 16 1.2 13 109
36 Knight, Phillip 10 101 10.1 67 6.7 168 16.8 31 3.1 0 0.0     13 17 6 0.6 2 38
34 Lawrie, Grant 17 154 9.1 90 5.3 244 14.4 68 4.0 1 0.1     26 17 6 0.4 3 39
16 Lokan, Bill 17 296 17.4 70 4.1 366 21.5 54 3.2 0 0.0     30 28 10 0.6 9 69
29 Lyon, Ross 5 57 11.4 37 7.4 94 18.8 29 5.8 0 0.0     8 10 9 1.8 9 63
35 McGrath, Craig 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
17 McIvor, Scott 11 85 7.7 87 7.9 172 15.6 38 3.5 0 0.0     27 17 1 0.1 1 7
22 Murphy, Darren 4 9 2.3 8 2.0 17 4.3 6 1.5 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 0 0
33 Nettlefold, Michael 16 145 9.1 115 7.2 260 16.3 36 2.3 1 0.1     18 30 5 0.3 4 34
19 Osborne, Graham 11 98 8.9 78 7.1 176 16.0 33 3.0 0 0.0     21 22 3 0.3 2 20
44 Osborne, Richard 19 260 13.7 85 4.5 345 18.2 98 5.2 0 0.0     13 40 39 2.1 35 269
21 Parish, Les 5 64 12.8 37 7.4 101 20.2 17 3.4 0 0.0     3 8 4 0.8 2 26
24 Pekin, Tim 17 161 9.5 124 7.3 285 16.8 56 3.3 0 0.0     29 22 5 0.3 4 34
3 Pert, Gary 20 232 11.6 60 3.0 292 14.6 60 3.0 16 0.8     67 45 6 0.3 9 45
5 Quinlan, Bernie 22 229 10.4 45 2.0 274 12.5 127 5.8 22 1.0     16 31 84 3.8 58 562
28 Reeves, Michael 3 23 7.7 11 3.7 34 11.3 9 3.0 0 0.0     4 7 3 1.0 3 21
9 Rendell, Matthew 14 132 9.4 57 4.1 189 13.5 60 4.3 86 6.1     33 18 10 0.7 8 68
1 Roos, Paul 22 328 14.9 139 6.3 467 21.2 153 7.0 3 0.1     46 25 3 0.1 1 19
23 Scott, Mark 13 125 9.6 86 6.6 211 16.2 79 6.1 98 7.5     21 26 12 0.9 7 79
10 Serafini, Laurie 13 85 6.5 53 4.1 138 10.6 31 2.4 5 0.4     22 13 0 0.0 0 0
41 Spassopoulos, Tony 1 1 1.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2 Thomas, Grant 4 24 6.0 11 2.8 35 8.8 8 2.0 0 0.0     5 3 0 0.0 1 1
4 Thornton, Ross 4 39 9.8 19 4.8 58 14.5 10 2.5 0 0.0     7 5 0 0.0 0 0
42 Tilley, Paul 4 20 5.0 17 4.3 37 9.3 6 1.5 35 8.8     10 7 0 0.0 0 0
14 Turner, Dean 17 242 14.2 88 5.2 330 19.4 51 3.0 0 0.0     40 26 9 0.5 7 61
Totals 440 4467 10.2 2089 4.7 6556 14.9 1494 3.4 302 0.7     679 696 330 0.8 270 2250
 

Footnotes

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