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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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1907 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1907 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 2.42.63.85.9 39 LOST Collingwood 1.12.65.96.11 47 -8 VIC Apr 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 1.33.75.107.15 57 WON South Melbourne 3.15.27.47.5 47 10 BWS May 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 2.34.39.89.10 64 LOST Geelong 4.08.39.412.5 77 -13 BWS May 11 (Sat, 3:20) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 1.11.21.43.7 25 LOST Carlton 3.44.97.1410.17 77 -52 PRI May 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 1.23.65.109.10 64 LOST St. Kilda 3.16.19.613.9 87 -23 JUN May 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 2.36.47.610.7 67 WON Essendon 1.31.42.74.12 36 31 BWS Jun 3 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 3.34.45.76.11 47 LOST Melbourne 4.25.56.68.7 55 -8 MCG Jun 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 7.07.07.011.3 69 LOST Collingwood 1.36.89.1211.12 78 -9 BWS Jun 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 2.45.75.87.10 52 WON South Melbourne 0.32.54.86.8 44 8 LAK Jun 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 0.01.31.54.8 32 LOST Geelong 3.53.89.910.11 71 -39 COR Jul 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 1.03.33.83.8 26 LOST Carlton 3.07.68.915.14 104 -78 BWS Jul 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 0.12.33.53.7 25 WON St. Kilda 1.32.42.43.5 23 2 BWS Jul 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 1.61.73.133.13 31 LOST Essendon 1.14.54.58.10 58 -27 EME Aug 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 2.03.24.55.9 39 LOST Melbourne 0.61.145.166.19 55 -16 BWS Aug 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Fitzroy 3.74.99.1412.16 88 WON Geelong 1.14.34.45.8 38 50 BWS Aug 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Fitzroy 5.38.311.415.4 94 WON Collingwood 1.14.96.1311.16 82 12 VIC Aug 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Fitzroy 2.14.46.86.9 45 WON St. Kilda 0.61.102.133.14 32 13 JUN Aug 31 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1907 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Abbott, Frank 12                             0 0.0    
Appleton, Alf 5                             2 0.4    
Bailes, Barclay 17                             5 0.3    
Barker, Lou 17                             1 0.1    
Bartlett, Alf 11                             0 0.0    
Beauchamp, Tammy 16                             0 0.0    
Billings, Syd 12                             0 0.0    
Blacklock, Bill 6                             1 0.2    
Brosnan, Gerald 12                             9 0.8    
Byrne, Herb 2                             0 0.0    
Cooper, Jack 11                             1 0.1    
Dawson, Jack 13                             0 0.0    
Edgley, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
Fontaine, Fred 10                             4 0.4    
Jenkins, Ernie 13                             1 0.1    
Johnson, Wally 16                             18 1.1    
McLennan, Norm 6                             1 0.2    
McLennan, Harold 2                             0 0.0    
McWilliam, George 3                             0 0.0    
Millis, Les 17                             12 0.7    
Milne, Herbert ' Boxer' 17                             9 0.5    
Moriarty, Geoff 3                             0 0.0    
Mornane, Mick 1                             0 0.0    
Naismith, Wally 17                             2 0.1    
Naismith, Charlie 8                             1 0.1    
Owen, Charlie 10                             8 0.8    
Plaisted, Ridley 1                             1 1.0    
Sadlier, Tom 1                             2 2.0    
Sharp, Les 5                             5 1.0    
Sharp, Jim 16                             24 1.5    
Smith, Bob 11                             3 0.3    
Taylor, Charlie 1                             0 0.0    
Treloar, Arthur 1                             2 2.0    
Walker, Bill 10                             6 0.6    
Totals 306                             118 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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