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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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1941 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1941 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 5.28.312.817.12 114 WON Melbourne 4.38.613.813.12 90 24 MCG Apr 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 1.37.68.1110.15 75 LOST Footscray 8.410.814.1216.17 113 -38 BWS May 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 5.47.413.515.7 97 LOST Collingwood 0.47.98.918.15 123 -26 BWS May 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 2.45.510.712.10 82 LOST South Melbourne 2.48.911.1415.19 109 -27 LAK May 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 2.16.49.515.8 98 LOST Richmond 6.68.813.1517.18 120 -22 PUN May 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 6.211.414.917.14 116 WON Geelong 2.45.75.1310.15 75 41 BWS Jun 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 1.21.63.74.12 36 LOST Essendon 1.54.87.179.24 78 -42 WIN Jun 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 1.07.89.1012.13 85 WON Carlton 6.87.98.1410.17 77 8 PRI Jun 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 3.47.714.1221.19 145 WON Hawthorn 4.85.149.1510.20 80 65 BWS Jun 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 3.17.310.412.6 78 WON St. Kilda 2.16.110.212.4 76 2 JUN Jul 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 5.19.512.1118.15 123 LOST North Melbourne 5.510.1114.1318.16 124 -1 BWS Jul 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 4.29.212.516.8 104 LOST Melbourne 3.57.1213.1618.18 126 -22 BWS Jul 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 1.24.37.49.4 58 LOST Footscray 4.58.810.1515.20 110 -52 WES Jul 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 0.33.66.68.9 57 LOST Collingwood 3.46.47.711.9 75 -18 VIC Aug 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 3.87.911.1316.17 113 WON South Melbourne 2.38.611.1111.14 80 33 BWS Aug 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 6.59.911.1214.15 99 WON Richmond 1.66.98.1512.16 88 11 BWS Aug 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 3.38.910.1116.13 109 WON Geelong 3.25.89.1313.16 94 15 KAR Aug 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 1.55.810.1015.16 106 LOST Essendon 5.310.414.918.14 122 -16 BWS Aug 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1941 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
37 Besford, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
20 Calverley, Bruce 13                             3 0.2    
12 Calverley, Des 14                             2 0.1    
15 Clay, Alf 11                             6 0.5    
31 Clay, Bert 6                             6 1.0    
34 Clay, Ivor 11                             13 1.2    
11 Collier, Albert 'Leeter' 11                             12 1.1    
10 Cox, Colin 4                             0 0.0    
18 Curcio, Frank 18                             0 0.0    
33 Curtin, Claude 18                             65 3.6    
32 Denning, Clen 13                             6 0.5    
4 Dyring, Lindsay 4                             0 0.0    
7 Gillespie-Jones, Audley 6                             0 0.0    
25 Hall, Arthur 2                             0 0.0    
9 Hart, Eddie 5                             4 0.8    
9 Hart, Arthur 4                             0 0.0    
23 Hearn, Maurie 11                             9 0.8    
16 Hill, Les 17                             1 0.1    
8 Hillard, Norm 16                             0 0.0    
5 Hughson, Mick 17                             1 0.1    
6 Hughson, Fred 14                             0 0.0    
2 James, Shadrach 7                             11 1.6    
37 Jones, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
1 Knott, Arch 12                             6 0.5    
24 McGain, Syd 2                             0 0.0    
28 McNamara, Lindsay 1                             0 0.0    
17 Monaghan, Leo 12                             3 0.3    
21 Muir, Alan 3                             0 0.0    
3 Murray, Dan 12                             0 0.0    
30 Nicholls, Geoff 3                             3 1.0    
30 Powell, Harold 3                             3 1.0    
22 Price, Noel 16                             17 1.1    
36 Robinson, Bob 3                             4 1.3    
14 Ruthven, Allan 7                             14 2.0    
27 Sharp, Mickey 4                             1 0.3    
22 Sier, Ken 4                             0 0.0    
29 Smith, Len 8                             1 0.1    
26 Stackpole, Keith 17                             55 3.2    
35 Wright, Stan 11                             1 0.1    
Totals 342                             247 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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