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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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1923 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1923 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 1.14.49.1211.13 79 WON Carlton 5.16.37.58.8 56 23 BWS May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 2.16.67.79.11 65 WON South Melbourne 2.44.49.89.9 63 2 BWS May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 1.33.67.108.13 61 LOST Geelong 3.27.59.810.11 71 -10 COR May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 Fitzroy       Bye        
5 A Fitzroy 1.13.55.98.12 60 WON Essendon 1.32.53.94.13 37 23 WIN Jun 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 1.17.310.711.11 77 WON Melbourne 3.25.87.119.16 70 7 BWS Jun 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 1.56.99.179.20 74 WON St. Kilda 1.31.82.114.14 38 36 JUN Jun 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 2.14.34.67.11 53 WON Collingwood 3.06.17.47.5 47 6 BWS Jun 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 3.44.69.810.10 70 WON Richmond 1.33.85.126.15 51 19 PUN Jul 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 3.39.610.612.13 85 LOST Carlton 5.18.312.813.8 86 -1 PRI Jul 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 1.14.56.68.8 56 LOST South Melbourne 3.56.78.98.12 60 -4 LAK Jul 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 1.43.63.76.11 47 LOST Geelong 2.14.46.77.10 52 -5 BWS Jul 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 Fitzroy       Bye        
14 H Fitzroy 2.46.118.1610.18 78 WON Essendon 3.55.67.68.9 57 21 BWS Aug 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 1.07.27.811.14 80 WON Melbourne 2.12.33.47.4 46 34 MCG Aug 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 5.49.810.1213.19 97 WON St. Kilda 2.34.58.129.15 69 28 BWS Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 2.34.65.106.13 49 LOST Collingwood 2.35.69.812.12 84 -35 VIC Sep 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 6.311.413.613.11 89 WON Richmond 1.33.104.1211.15 81 8 BWS Sep 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF A Fitzroy 3.65.913.1214.13 97 WON Geelong 1.22.85.98.14 62 35 MCG Sep 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Fitzroy 4.47.77.117.13 55 WON South Melbourne 0.44.55.66.7 43 12 MCG Oct 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Fitzroy 3.35.55.96.10 46 LOST Essendon 3.24.106.138.15 63 -17 MCG Oct 20 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1923 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
17 Atkinson, Jim 11                             0 0.0    
23 Bryant, Les 16                             15 0.9    
11 Carter, Harold 18                             16 0.9    
11 Cockram, Norm 19                             15 0.8    
29 Collins, Goldie 18                             3 0.2    
27 Corrigan, Tommy 16                             0 0.0    
14 Dickens, Arthur 13                             0 0.0    
28 Donnellan, Steve 3                             0 0.0    
5 Elliott, Ernie 18                             0 0.0    
3 Fergie, Clive 9                             7 0.8    
9 Freake, Jim 17                             45 2.6    
6 Gale, Len 13                             26 2.0    
20 Hamilton, John 2                             0 0.0    
4 Jenkin, Horrie 15                             0 0.0    
1 Keller, Carl 2                             0 0.0    
24 McCracken, Gordon 16                             9 0.6    
16 Michel, Ernie 5                             0 0.0    
26 Millen, Roy 1                             0 0.0    
2 Molan, Stan 18                             0 0.0    
30 Parratt, Percy 15                             25 1.7    
7 Rattray, Gordon 18                             11 0.6    
34 Scales, Jack 7                             3 0.4    
36 Scales, Joe 9                             0 0.0    
18 Sherry, Clarrie 4                             0 0.0    
21 Tarbotton, Jim 18                             0 0.0    
31 Warren, Les 14                             0 0.0    
25 Watson, Ernie 1                             0 0.0    
10 Wigraft, Len 10                             2 0.2    
19 Williams, Fred 16                             2 0.1    
Totals 342                             179 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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