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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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1939 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1939 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 1.33.75.119.12 66 LOST North Melbourne 5.48.611.911.9 75 -9 ARD Apr 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 4.86.1010.1314.18 102 LOST St. Kilda 1.16.712.1020.14 134 -32 BWS Apr 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 4.15.87.1110.17 77 WON South Melbourne 3.75.97.129.14 68 9 LAK May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 2.25.48.1010.17 77 DRAW Hawthorn 3.27.38.711.11 77 0 BWS May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 3.66.98.1211.13 79 LOST Collingwood 3.58.813.1017.14 116 -37 BWS May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 2.29.412.615.10 100 WON Footscray 7.37.59.1011.13 79 21 WES May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 2.86.1110.1314.15 99 LOST Melbourne 4.38.911.1118.14 122 -23 BWS Jun 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 3.46.510.1114.12 96 LOST Geelong 4.112.815.1221.17 143 -47 COR Jun 12 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 2.36.69.1111.15 81 LOST Essendon 0.56.911.1213.12 90 -9 BWS Jun 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 4.311.612.717.13 115 WON Richmond 4.25.49.910.13 73 42 BWS Jun 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 4.64.107.167.18 60 LOST Carlton 2.17.69.815.13 103 -43 PRI Jul 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 5.68.128.1610.20 80 WON North Melbourne 3.24.47.129.16 70 10 BWS Jul 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 1.04.16.413.6 84 LOST St. Kilda 3.55.99.1716.19 115 -31 JUN Jul 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 4.74.911.1615.19 109 WON South Melbourne 1.16.67.89.9 63 46 BWS Jul 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 3.23.36.512.7 79 LOST Hawthorn 2.54.166.1910.20 80 -1 GLE Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 4.26.58.1110.13 73 LOST Collingwood 4.29.312.416.8 104 -31 VIC Aug 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 3.16.39.610.10 70 WON Footscray 3.48.58.510.8 68 2 BWS Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 2.54.54.104.11 35 LOST Melbourne 1.56.108.1111.15 81 -46 MCG Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1939 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Besford, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
20 Calverley, Bruce 18                             7 0.4    
34 Catton, Len 3                             0 0.0    
14 Clark, Eric 3                             0 0.0    
18 Curcio, Frank 17                             0 0.0    
33 Curtin, Claude 4                             1 0.3    
30 Dawson, Horrie 17                             1 0.1    
32 Denning, Clen 17                             37 2.2    
17 Dennis, Gordon 1                             0 0.0    
11 Edwards, Arthur 8                             7 0.9    
17 Fields, Allan 8                             7 0.9    
7 Gillespie-Jones, Audley 17                             0 0.0    
25 Hall, Arthur 14                             0 0.0    
9 Hart, Arthur 17                             22 1.3    
23 Hearn, Maurie 15                             4 0.3    
3 Hillard, Norm 5                             1 0.2    
5 Hughson, Mick 6                             1 0.2    
6 Hughson, Fred 16                             23 1.4    
31 Hurley, Alf 15                             20 1.3    
8 Jacobs, Harry 2                             0 0.0    
19 Keighery, Mick 1                             0 0.0    
1 Knott, Arch 9                             0 0.0    
Martin, Llew 2                             0 0.0    
13 McKenzie, Jock 8                             7 0.9    
15 Minney, Bert 3                             0 0.0    
2 Morgan, Laurie 11                             4 0.4    
3 Murray, Dan 1                             0 0.0    
22 Price, Noel 14                             20 1.4    
14 Reville, Peter 10                             8 0.8    
4 Ryan, Denis 'Dinny' 4                             3 0.8    
19 Sayers, Bob 3                             0 0.0    
27 Sharp, Mickey 2                             1 0.5    
21 Smallhorn, Wilfred 'Chicken' 17                             6 0.4    
29 Smith, Len 10                             1 0.1    
26 Stackpole, Keith 11                             16 1.5    
24 Tagell, Jim 6                             7 1.2    
10 Treweek, Bernie 16                             0 0.0    
28 White, Allan 10                             2 0.2    
Totals 342                             206 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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