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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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1918 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1918 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 1.13.33.54.10 34 LOST St. Kilda 2.62.84.134.16 40 -6 JUN May 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 1.23.35.75.8 38 LOST South Melbourne 4.05.28.312.6 78 -40 BWS May 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 4.05.59.910.12 72 WON Richmond 0.04.25.36.8 44 28 PUN May 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 3.54.106.1310.14 74 WON Geelong 2.25.68.118.14 62 12 BWS Jun 3 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 0.24.88.109.12 66 WON Essendon 1.41.71.82.13 25 41 BWS Jun 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 2.13.23.53.6 24 LOST Collingwood 1.03.54.97.11 53 -29 VIC Jun 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 0.51.112.126.15 51 LOST Carlton 2.54.86.1012.11 83 -32 BWS Jun 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 1.63.64.67.6 48 WON St. Kilda 1.03.33.43.5 23 25 BWS Jun 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 1.41.75.98.13 61 LOST South Melbourne 3.26.98.1012.14 86 -25 LAK Jul 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 5.35.58.910.11 71 WON Richmond 1.04.44.46.7 43 28 BWS Jul 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 4.26.37.411.6 72 WON Geelong 1.11.33.55.6 36 36 COR Jul 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 0.32.44.66.6 42 LOST Essendon 2.45.66.88.10 58 -16 EME Jul 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 2.24.55.88.12 60 LOST Collingwood 2.25.98.1510.19 79 -19 BWS Aug 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 4.16.28.59.7 61 LOST Carlton 2.47.79.1010.14 74 -13 PRI Aug 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1918 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
31 Abbott, Paddy 4                             0 0.0    
17 Atkinson, Jim 14                             0 0.0    
8 Bamford, Fred 6                             0 0.0    
2 Beckwith, Wally 1                             0 0.0    
32 Billett, Billy 12                             2 0.2    
21 Boyne, Les 2                             0 0.0    
27 Byron, Norm 2                             1 0.5    
3 Featherston, Clarrie 13                             4 0.3    
9 Freake, Jim 14                             29 2.1    
19 Gibaud, Les 10                             5 0.5    
30 Holden, George 12                             1 0.1    
5 Jenkin, Horrie 8                             3 0.4    
1 Keller, Carl 13                             2 0.2    
18 Kennedy, Alex 1                             0 0.0    
16 King, Bob 13                             0 0.0    
11 Lenne, Bert 12                             0 0.0    
12 Lethbridge, Chris 10                             0 0.0    
18 Lowrie, Tom 9                             9 1.0    
23 McDonald, Ted 8                             1 0.1    
26 Millen, Roy 8                             0 0.0    
26 Molan, Stan 14                             24 1.7    
15 Moore, Fred 9                             10 1.1    
26 Nankervis, Vic 2                             1 0.5    
22 Norris, Charlie 7                             0 0.0    
10 O'Brien, Jack 4                             1 0.3    
25 Powditch, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
14 Sherry, Clarrie 12                             0 0.0    
24 Strawbridge, Frank 13                             4 0.3    
33 Thorpe, Bill 5                             3 0.6    
29 Wigraft, Len 12                             5 0.4    
19 Zimmer, Cyril 1                             1 1.0    
Totals 252                             106 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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