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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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1896 Season () Fixture

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Fitzroy's 1896 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 0.11.22.22.4 2 LOST Collingwood 4.14.16.46.8 6 -4 BWS May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 1.81.82.142.14 2 LOST St. Kilda 1.03.63.65.11 5 -3 JUN May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 2.12.13.54.8 4 LOST Essendon 0.12.43.55.5 5 -1 BWS May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 1.11.25.36.3 6 WON Melbourne 1.02.32.65.8 5 1 MCG May 25 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 2.03.43.53.6 3 WON North Melbourne 0.21.22.32.4 2 1 BWS May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 3.43.44.84.8 4 WON Geelong 0.02.32.33.6 3 1 COR Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 1.02.43.64.13 4 WON Footscray 1.11.31.31.4 1 3 BWS Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 Fitzroy       Bye        
9 A Fitzroy 1.21.53.53.9 3 WON Carlton 0.20.21.21.2 1 2 MCG Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 0.02.22.52.7 2 LOST South Melbourne 1.42.43.53.5 3 -1 LAK Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 3.65.97.1210.16 10 WON Richmond 0.11.32.32.4 2 8 PUN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 0.02.52.54.6 4 WON Port Melbourne 1.21.22.42.4 2 2 BWS Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 0.02.22.52.6 2 LOST Essendon 2.42.63.85.9 5 -3 EME Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 2.46.77.1110.13 10 WON Williamstown 2.22.23.23.4 3 7 BWS Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 2.66.87.910.13 10 WON Geelong 2.34.45.55.7 5 5 BWS Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 0.12.52.73.8 3 LOST Port Melbourne 2.12.15.45.4 5 -2 NPO Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 2.35.35.55.6 5 WON Melbourne 0.10.12.13.6 3 2 BWS Sep 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 0.31.91.122.15 2 WON South Melbourne 0.10.10.20.3 0 2 BWS Sep 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Fitzroy 1.12.33.44.4 4 WON Collingwood 0.12.33.53.8 3 1 VIC Sep 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 Fitzroy       Bye        
 

Footnotes

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