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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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1904 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1904 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 4.36.67.916.12 108 WON Carlton 1.21.31.81.8 14 94 PRI May 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 3.35.96.1211.17 83 WON St. Kilda 2.13.15.35.3 33 50 BWS May 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 5.410.613.1114.15 99 WON Melbourne 1.11.22.23.5 23 76 MCG May 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 3.34.54.84.9 33 LOST Collingwood 1.13.35.46.6 42 -9 BWS May 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 2.35.98.1411.17 83 WON Essendon 5.26.36.56.5 41 42 EME Jun 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 6.09.29.412.6 78 WON Geelong 2.24.66.156.18 54 24 BWS Jun 6 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 1.34.66.86.9 45 WON South Melbourne 1.33.43.85.14 44 1 BWS Jun 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 5.48.58.88.8 56 WON Carlton 2.25.66.97.10 52 4 BWS Jun 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 2.62.64.74.7 31 LOST St. Kilda 1.17.68.811.12 78 -47 JUN Jul 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 2.13.55.88.10 58 WON Melbourne 0.41.73.105.13 43 15 BWS Jul 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 1.32.42.63.6 24 LOST Collingwood 2.15.45.57.13 55 -31 VIC Jul 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 2.33.44.76.8 44 WON Essendon 2.42.53.73.9 27 17 BWS Jul 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 0.11.72.74.13 37 LOST Geelong 3.83.85.125.12 42 -5 COR Jul 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 5.15.58.98.10 58 WON South Melbourne 1.33.103.125.16 46 12 LAK Aug 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Fitzroy 1.24.34.104.14 38 WON South Melbourne 2.42.73.103.15 33 5 BWS Aug 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Fitzroy 3.04.16.38.5 53 WON Geelong 0.22.34.54.6 30 23 COR Aug 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Fitzroy 0.01.13.14.2 26 LOST Essendon 3.15.37.613.9 87 -61 EME Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2SF H Fitzroy 3.35.48.69.7 61 WON Collingwood 2.12.45.77.8 50 11 MCG Sep 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Fitzroy 3.13.25.29.7 61 WON Carlton 1.13.33.75.7 37 24 MCG Sep 17 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1904 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Barker, Lou 15                             6 0.4    
Barker, Gilbert 9                             1 0.1    
Bartlett, Alf 16                             3 0.2    
Brosnan, Gerald 18                             31 1.7    
Clarke, Harry 11                             1 0.1    
Fontaine, Fred 14                             1 0.1    
Jenkins, Ernie 18                             0 0.0    
Johnson, Joe 19                             1 0.1    
Kelly, Bill 7                             0 0.0    
Kneen, Edgar 16                             9 0.6    
Lethbridge, Fred 3                             1 0.3    
McDonough, Jack 14                             3 0.2    
McSpeerin, Bill 15                             6 0.4    
Millis, Les 19                             12 0.6    
Milne, Herbert ' Boxer' 16                             13 0.8    
Moriarty, Geoff 1                             0 0.0    
Naismith, Wally 19                             1 0.1    
Sharp, Les 5                             2 0.4    
Sharp, Jim 18                             0 0.0    
Sharp, Alf 14                             0 0.0    
Shea, Paddy 13                             8 0.6    
Shea, Mark 2                             0 0.0    
Sheehan, Percy 12                             5 0.4    
Tomkins, Hedley 4                             0 0.0    
Trotter, Percy 19                             36 1.9    
Walker, Bill 14                             2 0.1    
Wilkinson, Alf 11                             7 0.6    
Totals 342                             149 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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