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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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1902 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1902 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 1.04.15.87.10 52 WON Essendon 4.55.95.95.9 39 13 EME May 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 7.69.813.1614.20 104 WON St. Kilda 3.14.44.45.6 36 68 JUN May 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 0.42.44.78.10 58 WON South Melbourne 1.26.38.38.4 52 6 BWS May 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 0.32.73.107.13 55 WON Collingwood 2.12.13.23.4 22 33 VIC May 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 1.44.97.157.17 59 WON Melbourne 0.23.44.86.10 46 13 BWS May 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 3.74.86.139.14 68 WON Carlton 1.13.33.44.6 30 38 PRI Jun 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 3.27.47.108.14 62 WON Geelong 0.11.52.73.8 26 36 BWS Jun 9 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 0.33.63.95.12 42 LOST Essendon 1.32.56.67.6 48 -6 BWS Jun 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 5.16.411.612.8 80 WON St. Kilda 0.20.40.52.7 19 61 BWS Jun 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 2.42.64.74.10 34 LOST South Melbourne 1.04.54.86.10 46 -12 LAK Jul 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 2.33.36.56.9 45 LOST Collingwood 1.35.57.109.14 68 -23 BWS Jul 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 1.23.54.84.9 33 LOST Melbourne 1.21.43.45.7 37 -4 MCG Jul 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 2.23.34.54.6 30 LOST Carlton 2.35.46.76.8 44 -14 BWS Jul 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 5.16.58.69.7 61 WON Geelong 0.23.44.65.10 40 21 COR Aug 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 A Fitzroy 0.40.82.126.15 51 WON Geelong 2.34.65.65.6 36 15 COR Aug 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 H Fitzroy 1.22.24.45.4 34 LOST Collingwood 6.47.511.813.9 87 -53 BWS Aug 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 H Fitzroy 1.14.45.86.10 46 LOST South Melbourne 2.22.34.57.8 50 -4 BWS Aug 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2SF A Fitzroy 2.35.58.99.10 64 WON Collingwood 0.51.72.86.12 48 16 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Fitzroy 1.23.73.84.10 34 LOST Essendon 2.54.56.76.9 45 -11 MCG Sep 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1902 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Alder, Henry 1                             0 0.0    
Baker, Sam 1                             0 0.0    
Barker, Lou 18                             10 0.6    
Bartlett, Alf 17                             0 0.0    
Beauchamp, Tammy 16                             0 0.0    
Best, Teddy 6                             0 0.0    
Brophy, Frank 10                             4 0.4    
Brosnan, Gerald 14                             19 1.4    
Clarke, Harry 13                             0 0.0    
Dalton, Bill 2                             0 0.0    
Drohan, Eddie 12                             3 0.3    
Fontaine, Fred 13                             2 0.2    
Gilligan, Arthur 3                             4 1.3    
Hince, Frank 13                             0 0.0    
Howard, Fred 2                             0 0.0    
Hutchinson, George 9                             0 0.0    
Jenkins, Ernie 15                             4 0.3    
Kruse, George 1                             0 0.0    
Loel, Bertie 2                             0 0.0    
McCarthy, Bill 11                             0 0.0    
McDonald, Alby 2                             1 0.5    
McDougall, Abe 5                             2 0.4    
McSpeerin, Bill 17                             8 0.5    
Milne, Herbert ' Boxer' 5                             3 0.6    
Moriarty, Geoff 12                             0 0.0    
Naismith, Wally 15                             10 0.7    
Naismith, Charlie 6                             2 0.3    
Potter, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
Sharp, Jim 19                             0 0.0    
Sharpe, Bert 15                             17 1.1    
Shea, Mark 12                             1 0.1    
Sloan, Alec 2                             0 0.0    
Smith, Bob 13                             8 0.6    
Trehey, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
Trotter, Percy 19                             22 1.2    
Wilkinson, Alf 19                             14 0.7    
Totals 342                             134 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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