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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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1899 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1899 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 2.12.43.86.11 47 WON Essendon 0.30.50.60.9 9 38 BWS May 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 1.12.46.56.6 42 WON South Melbourne 0.32.53.65.8 38 4 LAK May 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 0.02.53.54.8 32 WON Geelong 0.40.40.70.8 8 24 COR May 24 (Wed, 3:00) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 2.53.76.127.14 56 WON St. Kilda 3.04.24.25.3 33 23 BWS May 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 0.22.43.63.6 24 LOST Melbourne 2.33.74.104.11 35 -11 MCG Jun 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 1.03.24.45.5 35 WON Collingwood 1.41.51.51.7 13 22 VIC Jun 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 1.31.64.95.15 45 WON Carlton 1.21.31.41.7 13 32 BWS Jun 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 1.06.37.310.3 63 WON Essendon 3.64.65.116.15 51 12 EME Jun 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 2.15.45.79.8 62 WON South Melbourne 1.12.13.34.5 29 33 BWS Jul 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 0.00.31.53.5 23 LOST Geelong 1.23.57.78.10 58 -35 BWS Jul 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 3.46.58.1112.12 84 WON St. Kilda 2.13.33.44.6 30 54 JUN Jul 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 2.16.36.56.5 41 WON Melbourne 3.33.63.74.9 33 8 BWS Jul 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 0.21.41.63.7 25 LOST Collingwood 1.33.44.75.7 37 -12 BWS Aug 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 2.32.53.75.9 39 WON Carlton 0.21.32.42.4 16 23 PRI Aug 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Fitzroy 1.03.45.95.11 41 WON Carlton 2.24.25.36.4 40 1 BWS Aug 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 H Fitzroy 0.42.83.95.10 40 WON Melbourne 0.00.10.10.2 2 38 BWS Sep 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Fitzroy 2.32.45.66.9 45 WON Collingwood 1.33.33.64.7 31 14 VIC Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Fitzroy 0.12.42.63.9 27 WON South Melbourne 2.32.33.73.8 26 1 JUN Sep 16 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1899 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Beauchamp, Tammy 2                             0 0.0    
Clarke, Harry 17                             1 0.1    
Cleary, Bill 6                             4 0.7    
Dalton, Jack 6                             0 0.0    
Dalton, Bill 12                             0 0.0    
Deas, Jack 15                             0 0.0    
Descrimes, Pat 13                             5 0.4    
Drohan, Eddie 18                             1 0.1    
Foletta, Charlie 5                             1 0.2    
Fontaine, Fred 11                             3 0.3    
Grace, Mick 18                             13 0.7    
Grace, Jim 18                             15 0.8    
Hay, Bob 1                             0 0.0    
Hickey, Pat 18                             2 0.1    
Jenkins, Ernie 17                             2 0.1    
Kerrigan, Joe 1                             1 1.0    
Kiernan, Chris 12                             12 1.0    
McDougall, Abe 17                             3 0.2    
McEwen, Hugh 9                             0 0.0    
McSpeerin, Bill 16                             19 1.2    
Moriarty, Geoff 13                             0 0.0    
Mulcahy, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
Nolan, Jerry 3                             0 0.0    
Nolan, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
Noonan, Paddy 6                             1 0.2    
Potter, Bill 15                             2 0.1    
Power, Johnny 3                             0 0.0    
Robinson, James 15                             0 0.0    
Sharpe, Bert 16                             17 1.1    
Sloan, Alec 12                             0 0.0    
Thompson, Bill 6                             1 0.2    
Totals 324                             103 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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