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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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1897 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1897 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 0.50.115.136.13 49 WON Carlton 0.31.32.32.4 16 33 BWS May 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 3.05.28.410.6 66 WON St. Kilda 1.12.42.43.8 26 40 JUN May 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 1.01.43.85.9 39 LOST Melbourne 1.33.57.67.8 50 -11 BWS May 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 0.11.21.32.8 20 LOST Essendon 1.13.35.56.6 42 -22 BWS May 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 0.11.32.72.9 21 LOST Collingwood 0.21.42.75.7 37 -16 VIC Jun 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 0.02.22.22.3 15 LOST Geelong 2.22.62.93.13 31 -16 COR Jun 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 3.14.25.45.13 43 DRAW South Melbourne 1.33.65.95.13 43 0 BWS Jun 22 (Tue, 3:00) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 1.51.94.145.17 47 WON Carlton 0.01.21.21.3 9 38 PRI Jun 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 1.84.148.179.21 75 WON St. Kilda 1.21.22.42.6 18 57 BWS Jul 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 1.12.33.63.8 26 LOST Melbourne 5.26.27.38.5 53 -27 MCG Jul 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 1.22.23.44.6 30 LOST Essendon 3.04.36.49.8 62 -32 EME Jul 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 1.23.23.34.4 28 LOST Collingwood 0.30.92.163.17 35 -7 BWS Jul 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 0.50.62.82.9 21 LOST Geelong 0.12.23.35.3 33 -12 BWS Jul 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 1.22.44.44.5 29 LOST South Melbourne 0.00.52.103.12 30 -1 LAK Aug 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1897 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Astruc, Ivan 6                             1 0.2    
Banks, Tom 8                             0 0.0    
Cameron, Charlie 5                             1 0.2    
Cleary, Bill 10                             2 0.2    
Curran, Tom 3                             0 0.0    
Dalton, Jack 12                             0 0.0    
Davidson, Alex 3                             0 0.0    
Descrimes, Pat 11                             2 0.2    
Grace, Mick 13                             7 0.5    
Grace, Jim 12                             9 0.8    
Hickey, Pat 14                             0 0.0    
James, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
Jenkins, Ernie 7                             2 0.3    
Kerrigan, Joe 4                             0 0.0    
Kiernan, Chris 13                             11 0.8    
Kimberley, Percy 5                             0 0.0    
Lamley, Roger 8                             6 0.8    
McCabe, Dick 11                             5 0.5    
McEwen, Hugh 4                             0 0.0    
McMichael, Sam 10                             0 0.0    
McSpeerin, Bill 10                             5 0.5    
Moriarty, Geoff 13                             0 0.0    
Moriarty, Dan 12                             2 0.2    
Muirhead, Arch 12                             1 0.1    
Nolan, Herb 3                             0 0.0    
Nolan, Jerry 13                             0 0.0    
Nomens, Fred 2                             1 0.5    
Noonan, Paddy 11                             3 0.3    
Peppard, Mick 5                             0 0.0    
Rapiport, Bert 3                             1 0.3    
Reid, Stan 8                             0 0.0    
Robinson, James 1                             0 0.0    
Sharpe, Bert 8                             1 0.1    
Sloan, Alec 11                             0 0.0    
Staniland, Ted 5                             3 0.6    
Whelan, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
Yager, Henry 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 280                             63 0.2    
 

Footnotes

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