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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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1931 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1931 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 2.15.510.814.10 94 LOST Melbourne 3.47.612.915.16 106 -12 MCG May 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 5.55.69.1113.15 93 LOST Carlton 3.38.1011.1419.19 133 -40 BWS May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 1.29.510.1012.16 88 WON North Melbourne 2.93.96.116.12 48 40 ARD May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 2.57.138.1310.15 75 LOST Footscray 4.26.48.912.12 84 -9 BWS May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 1.36.77.812.9 81 LOST Geelong 4.49.1017.1720.22 142 -61 COR May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 1.15.75.107.14 56 LOST Essendon 6.36.48.910.10 70 -14 BWS Jun 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 4.96.1011.1214.14 98 LOST South Melbourne 5.08.511.1016.15 111 -13 BWS Jun 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 1.82.106.137.14 56 LOST Hawthorn 0.15.36.312.8 80 -24 GLE Jun 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 3.44.86.98.13 61 LOST Richmond 5.37.1211.1314.17 101 -40 BWS Jul 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 4.34.85.98.10 58 LOST St. Kilda 1.45.108.1312.18 90 -32 BWS Jul 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 2.24.76.88.10 58 LOST Collingwood 5.66.1010.1614.20 104 -46 VIC Jul 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 1.15.77.1011.11 77 WON Melbourne 2.63.89.99.12 66 11 BWS Jul 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 4.56.710.1113.11 89 LOST Carlton 2.010.616.818.13 121 -32 PRI Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 3.28.513.821.12 138 WON North Melbourne 4.05.57.108.12 60 78 BWS Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 3.23.36.66.6 42 LOST Footscray 1.14.85.810.12 72 -30 WES Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 2.04.38.69.8 62 LOST Geelong 2.73.127.159.22 76 -14 BWS Aug 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 4.36.48.712.8 80 LOST Essendon 5.26.610.715.7 97 -17 WIN Sep 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 1.36.128.1210.14 74 WON South Melbourne 2.52.53.105.14 44 30 LAK Sep 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1931 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 15 21 21.0         1 1.0         10 1 15 1.0 2 92
1 Benham, Colin 9                             3 0.3    
19 Bird, Leo 8                             2 0.3    
7 Bunton Snr, Haydn 18 17 17.0         3 3.0         6 5 18 1.0 1 109
11 Cashman, Jack 17 19 19.0         13 13.0         1 3 16 0.9 0 96
13 Chapman, Charles 2                             3 1.5    
10 Davies, Fred 16 15 15.0         5 5.0         1 1 4 0.3 0 24
30 Dawson, Horrie 9                             8 0.9    
17 Dickens, Arthur 3                             2 0.7    
28 Dowd, Dinny 15 16 16.0         6 6.0         1 1 1 0.1 0 6
23 Ellis, Percy 14 33 33.0         6 6.0         6 5 0 0.0 0 0
20 Finlayson, Roy 12 4 4.0         4 4.0         3 2 0 0.0 0 0
29 Fitcher, Alan 5                             3 0.6    
26 Fleming, Ian 9                             3 0.3    
12 Fleming, Frank 2                             1 0.5    
5 Gibson, Frank 15 21 21.0         4 4.0         3 2 3 0.2 0 18
13 Harrington, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
22 Hartney, Harold 4                             0 0.0    
18 Hastie, Lionel 13 11 11.0         7 7.0         1 1 15 1.2 5 95
27 Hearn, Roy 8                             9 1.1    
35 Heintz, Fred 2                             0 0.0    
2 Hogan, Con 13 4 4.0         2 2.0         2 3 0 0.0 0 0
26 Hogan, Austin 5                             2 0.4    
25 Holmes, Charlie 1                             0 0.0    
5 Jones, Stan 1                             0 0.0    
9 Kerr, Cecil 16 13 13.0         2 2.0         4 3 1 0.1 0 6
32 Mackie, Ken 1                             1 1.0    
35 McDougall, Roy 3                             0 0.0    
6 Moriarty, Jack 18 13 13.0         3 3.0         3 0 53 2.9 3 321
8 Niven, Colin 15 14 14.0         7 7.0         1 1 0 0.0 0 0
15 Niven, Ray 10 16 16.0         7 7.0         1 3 14 1.4 0 84
36 Pearce, Frank 3                             0 0.0    
24 Prior, Les 12 16 16.0         4 4.0         3 4 11 0.9 2 68
16 Reeve, Willis 14 19 19.0         6 6.0         1 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Rocchi, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
21 Smallhorn, Wilfred 'Chicken' 15 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 3 0.2 0 18
4 Veevers, Ken 6 11 11.0         4 4.0         2 1 0 0.0 0 0
13 Verdon, Harry 1                             3 3.0    
14 Williams, Tommy 7 21 21.0         3 3.0         6 2 1 0.1 0 6
Totals 342                             195 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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