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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) –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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1906 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1906 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 1.52.125.198.20 68 WON St. Kilda 0.30.60.81.8 14 54 BWS May 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 2.55.79.1110.13 73 WON Melbourne 2.15.46.48.5 53 20 MCG May 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 1.12.33.67.7 49 LOST Collingwood 4.47.710.814.8 92 -43 BWS May 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 2.34.67.98.9 57 WON Geelong 1.01.42.44.7 31 26 COR May 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 1.14.35.66.10 46 LOST Essendon 2.84.105.136.15 51 -5 EME Jun 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 1.02.35.56.8 44 LOST Carlton 4.34.86.107.14 56 -12 BWS Jun 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 4.14.36.79.8 62 WON South Melbourne 0.11.63.75.10 40 22 LAK Jun 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 3.13.13.33.7 25 WON St. Kilda 0.21.51.72.8 20 5 JUN Jun 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 3.56.127.1611.25 91 WON Melbourne 1.21.35.55.9 39 52 BWS Jul 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 1.14.39.913.10 88 WON Collingwood 3.13.44.56.8 44 44 VIC Jul 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 3.55.87.119.13 67 WON Geelong 0.13.24.35.7 37 30 BWS Jul 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 2.23.44.44.6 30 LOST Essendon 1.21.54.85.8 38 -8 BWS Jul 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 1.51.63.104.14 38 WON Carlton 1.13.14.25.3 33 5 PRI Aug 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 3.35.59.813.11 89 WON South Melbourne 1.14.34.75.12 42 47 BWS Aug 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 A Fitzroy 7.29.913.1117.18 120 WON Melbourne 0.01.11.12.1 13 107 MCG Aug 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 H Fitzroy 0.12.45.85.8 38 WON Collingwood 0.22.33.53.9 27 11 BWS Sep 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Fitzroy 3.05.37.511.7 73 WON St. Kilda 1.33.78.118.12 60 13 JUN Sep 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF H Fitzroy 2.45.58.910.12 72 WON Essendon 2.23.24.65.6 36 36 MCG Sep 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Fitzroy 1.61.76.86.9 45 LOST Carlton 3.27.49.415.4 94 -49 MCG Sep 22 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1906 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Abbott, Frank 16                             0 0.0    
Bailes, Barclay 17                             9 0.5    
Barker, Lou 14                             3 0.2    
Barker, Gilbert 15                             2 0.1    
Bartlett, Alf 4                             2 0.5    
Beauchamp, Tammy 18                             4 0.2    
Billings, Syd 7                             2 0.3    
Bradley, Rupe 2                             1 0.5    
Brosnan, Gerald 8                             12 1.5    
Fontaine, Fred 17                             10 0.6    
Holt, Jack 10                             2 0.2    
Jacobs, Lou 1                             2 2.0    
Jenkins, Ernie 18                             1 0.1    
Johnson, Joe 17                             9 0.5    
Kneen, Edgar 16                             7 0.4    
Luff, Jimmy 2                             0 0.0    
Millis, Les 19                             17 0.9    
Milne, Herbert ' Boxer' 8                             4 0.5    
Moriarty, Geoff 13                             0 0.0    
Naismith, Wally 14                             0 0.0    
Naismith, Charlie 15                             27 1.8    
Neylan, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
Plaisted, Ridley 3                             7 2.3    
Sharp, Jim 17                             0 0.0    
Sheehan, Percy 14                             0 0.0    
Smith, Bob 17                             6 0.4    
Trotter, Percy 19                             28 1.5    
Walker, Bill 17                             4 0.2    
Wilkinson, Alf 1                             1 1.0    
Youlden, Joe 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 342                             160 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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