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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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1908 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1908 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 3.14.35.76.8 44 LOST South Melbourne 1.14.55.67.11 53 -9 BWS May 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 4.44.46.59.9 63 WON Collingwood 1.01.51.103.14 32 31 VIC May 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 1.55.87.1111.14 80 WON Richmond 0.33.86.127.13 55 25 PUN May 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 2.53.84.137.18 60 WON Geelong 3.13.65.76.8 44 16 BWS May 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 1.32.53.95.10 40 LOST Carlton 2.33.77.910.12 72 -32 PRI May 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 3.15.55.75.8 38 LOST Essendon 1.33.53.85.12 42 -4 BWS Jun 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 5.25.411.1012.12 84 WON University 2.35.67.69.7 61 23 EME Jun 8 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 3.05.15.57.6 48 LOST St. Kilda 1.45.68.612.9 81 -33 BWS Jun 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 1.41.42.63.7 25 LOST Melbourne 0.01.32.34.4 28 -3 MCG Jun 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 1.42.42.52.6 18 LOST South Melbourne 0.41.122.152.19 31 -13 LAK Jun 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 1.42.44.66.6 42 LOST Collingwood 1.12.26.27.2 44 -2 BWS Jul 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 2.33.34.74.9 33 LOST Richmond 1.14.34.35.4 34 -1 BWS Jul 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 1.34.58.811.8 74 WON Geelong 4.46.66.117.14 56 18 COR Jul 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 0.42.62.74.9 33 LOST Carlton 2.42.55.76.8 44 -11 BWS Jul 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 2.15.56.67.8 50 LOST Essendon 4.26.56.88.13 61 -11 EME Aug 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 3.36.58.1013.16 94 WON University 4.310.711.711.7 73 21 BWS Aug 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 1.21.22.23.4 22 LOST St. Kilda 1.22.52.64.7 31 -9 JUN Aug 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 3.53.96.1211.18 84 WON Melbourne 0.11.21.41.4 10 74 BWS Sep 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1908 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Bailes, Barclay 16                             6 0.4    
Barker, Lou 14                             1 0.1    
Beauchamp, Tammy 17                             4 0.2    
Brosnan, Gerald 6                             6 1.0    
Campbell, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
Cooper, Jack 17                             3 0.2    
Dick, Billy 18                             4 0.2    
Dinsmore, Bill 5                             6 1.2    
Duncan, Val 11                             0 0.0    
Edgley, Jack 5                             1 0.2    
Forbes, Fred 5                             6 1.2    
Franklin, Bill 5                             4 0.8    
Holden, George 15                             2 0.1    
Jenkins, Ernie 10                             0 0.0    
Johnson, Wally 18                             27 1.5    
McLennan, Harold 15                             3 0.2    
McLennan, Norm 1                             1 1.0    
McWilliam, George 11                             1 0.1    
Millis, Les 18                             10 0.6    
Milne, Herbert ' Boxer' 18                             7 0.4    
Naismith, Wally 15                             4 0.3    
Norton, Tom 1                             2 2.0    
Owen, Charlie 4                             3 0.8    
Richardson, Ned 1                             0 0.0    
Sharp, Les 8                             3 0.4    
Sharp, Jim 17                             2 0.1    
Sheehan, Percy 1                             0 0.0    
Smith, Bob 14                             9 0.6    
Taylor, Charlie 11                             0 0.0    
Thorpe, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
Treloar, Arthur 3                             1 0.3    
Walker, Bill 13                             3 0.2    
Wilkinson, Alf 8                             7 0.9    
Totals 324                             126 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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