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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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1928 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1928 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 2.46.129.1211.13 79 LOST Carlton 7.39.312.718.9 117 -38 BWS Apr 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 1.34.77.99.13 67 LOST Collingwood 5.69.912.1514.18 102 -35 VIC Apr 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 2.45.69.1012.12 84 LOST Melbourne 5.310.713.1217.16 118 -34 BWS May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 3.04.16.210.4 64 LOST Footscray 3.34.49.611.11 77 -13 WES May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 2.23.1210.1411.18 84 LOST Essendon 3.65.710.1113.17 95 -11 BWS May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 0.61.131.192.27 39 LOST Geelong 4.38.515.719.8 122 -83 COR May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 2.26.611.817.11 113 WON South Melbourne 3.25.47.711.11 77 36 BWS Jun 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 6.29.710.917.13 115 LOST Richmond 3.46.514.619.6 120 -5 BWS Jun 4 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 1.36.911.1315.16 106 WON Hawthorn 2.53.86.1010.12 72 34 GLE Jun 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 2.24.37.98.13 61 LOST St. Kilda 2.56.88.912.16 88 -27 BWS Jun 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 4.37.611.715.12 102 WON North Melbourne 3.44.95.137.14 56 46 ARD Jun 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 7.210.612.812.14 86 WON Carlton 3.54.67.812.10 82 4 PRI Jul 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 4.14.46.57.12 54 LOST Collingwood 4.37.711.1114.15 99 -45 BWS Jul 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 1.34.88.1011.13 79 LOST Melbourne 6.29.914.1418.18 126 -47 MCG Jul 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 2.35.67.913.12 90 WON Footscray 2.56.87.1212.17 89 1 BWS Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 2.35.66.128.14 62 WON Essendon 2.34.66.97.12 54 8 WIN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 3.17.412.516.9 105 WON Geelong 5.26.38.612.9 81 24 BWS Aug 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 5.27.510.1113.12 90 LOST South Melbourne 2.48.99.1314.16 100 -10 LAK Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1928 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
3 Batchelor, Arthur 14                             7 0.5    
1 Bols, Lou 1                             1 1.0    
11 Cashman, Jack 5                             13 2.6    
20 Chapman, Charles 18                             34 1.9    
22 Chatfield, Eric 4                             0 0.0    
12 Cockram, Norm 17                             13 0.8    
36 Coghlan, Davitt 13                             9 0.7    
29 Collins, Goldie 1                             0 0.0    
27 Corrigan, Tommy 11                             1 0.1    
18 Foley, Steve 3                             0 0.0    
8 Gall, Robbie 2                             1 0.5    
21 Gibbs, George 3                             1 0.3    
5 Gibson, Frank 13                             2 0.2    
9 Hellwig, Gordon 13                             1 0.1    
37 Hickey, Tom 6                             7 1.2    
4 Jenkin, Horrie 13                             0 0.0    
31 Johnston, Allan 2                             0 0.0    
28 Kemp, Cyril 7                             0 0.0    
39 Kick, Ned 2                             1 0.5    
22 Lean, Jack 1                             2 2.0    
25 McKinley, Charlie 1                             0 0.0    
29 McMahon, Mike 1                             0 0.0    
33 Meehan, Tom 5                             0 0.0    
35 Millen, Jack 14                             6 0.4    
14 Milne, Roy 7                             2 0.3    
6 Moriarty, Jack 15                             68 4.5    
17 Powell, Henry 1                             0 0.0    
26 Rattray, Gordon 5                             6 1.2    
16 Reeve, Willis 17                             0 0.0    
2 Reichman, Eric 10                             0 0.0    
7 Ringrose, Doug 17                             12 0.7    
10 Roberts, Tasman 17                             10 0.6    
30 Schenk, Eddie 8                             0 0.0    
15 Shanahan, Jim 17                             3 0.2    
34 Vale, Jack 16                             1 0.1    
32 Williams, Tommy 7                             1 0.1    
19 Williams, Fred 14                             2 0.1    
23 Wood, Lockie 3                             3 1.0    
Totals 324                             207 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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