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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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1905 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1905 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 0.52.83.84.10 34 WON Collingwood 1.22.42.103.13 31 3 BWS May 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 2.45.46.89.10 64 WON St. Kilda 1.13.33.74.9 33 31 JUN May 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 3.24.66.1210.16 76 WON Geelong 1.31.81.94.11 35 41 BWS May 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 4.67.810.1210.13 73 WON Carlton 0.31.43.55.7 37 36 PRI May 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 1.11.14.75.8 38 WON Melbourne 0.31.72.83.12 30 8 MCG Jun 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 2.12.13.35.5 35 WON Essendon 0.51.81.93.10 28 7 BWS Jun 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 1.34.75.99.14 68 WON South Melbourne 5.25.25.66.6 42 26 BWS Jun 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 0.02.03.03.1 19 LOST Collingwood 1.32.54.95.11 41 -22 VIC Jul 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 1.15.37.714.7 91 WON St. Kilda 3.24.26.36.4 40 51 BWS Jul 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 1.21.32.112.15 27 LOST Geelong 3.36.56.69.8 62 -35 COR Jul 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 1.32.74.85.9 39 LOST Carlton 2.23.33.46.5 41 -2 BWS Jul 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 1.23.43.65.7 37 WON Melbourne 2.22.42.52.6 18 19 BWS Jul 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 1.52.75.105.12 42 WON Essendon 0.12.72.83.11 29 13 EME Aug 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 2.23.44.67.8 50 DRAW South Melbourne 2.04.26.77.8 50 0 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Fitzroy 3.24.66.66.9 45 WON St. Kilda 1.22.34.44.7 31 14 BWS Aug 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Fitzroy 2.34.86.89.12 66 LOST Geelong 3.15.47.710.8 68 -2 COR Sep 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Fitzroy 4.55.79.1111.14 80 WON Essendon 0.21.93.124.13 37 43 EME Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF H Fitzroy 5.18.212.412.7 79 WON Essendon 0.22.84.84.12 36 43 PRI Sep 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Fitzroy 3.25.38.611.6 72 WON Carlton 3.44.66.76.9 45 27 MCG Sep 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Fitzroy 0.31.34.64.6 30 WON Collingwood 0.11.32.42.5 17 13 MCG Sep 30 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1905 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Bailes, Barclay 15                             7 0.5    
Barker, Gilbert 18                             1 0.1    
Barker, Lou 19                             3 0.2    
Bartlett, Alf 7                             0 0.0    
Beauchamp, Tammy 15                             2 0.1    
Billings, Syd 13                             0 0.0    
Brosnan, Gerald 18                             18 1.0    
Davison, Sam 2                             0 0.0    
Douglas, Sonny 2                             1 0.5    
Elliott, George 1                             0 0.0    
Fontaine, Fred 7                             3 0.4    
Holt, Jack 12                             0 0.0    
Jenkins, Ernie 18                             0 0.0    
Johnson, Joe 19                             5 0.3    
Kneen, Edgar 16                             17 1.1    
McDonough, Jack 15                             3 0.2    
Millis, Les 20                             12 0.6    
Milne, Herbert ' Boxer' 13                             7 0.5    
Moriarty, Geoff 13                             0 0.0    
Naismith, Wally 20                             0 0.0    
Plaisted, Ridley 1                             0 0.0    
Sharp, Les 5                             2 0.4    
Sharp, Jim 19                             0 0.0    
Sheehan, Percy 17                             6 0.4    
Trotter, Percy 17                             26 1.5    
Walker, Bill 18                             3 0.2    
Wilkinson, Alf 20                             30 1.5    
Totals 360                             146 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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