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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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1944 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1944 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 1.34.137.1511.16 82 WON St. Kilda 3.54.69.910.13 73 9 BWS May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 5.59.716.1419.17 131 WON Collingwood 2.37.89.1311.17 83 48 VIC May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 6.18.215.716.11 107 WON North Melbourne 3.26.88.1111.16 82 25 BWS May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 0.15.55.97.9 51 LOST Richmond 4.35.39.714.13 97 -46 PUN May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 4.35.38.108.10 58 LOST Footscray 0.12.74.98.15 63 -5 WES Jun 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 3.19.410.514.7 91 WON South Melbourne 3.74.127.1610.17 77 14 BWS Jun 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 0.47.78.714.13 97 WON Hawthorn 3.33.46.77.10 52 45 BWS Jun 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 4.16.38.1010.17 77 WON Melbourne 1.45.65.97.10 52 25 PUN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 3.15.48.712.11 83 DRAW Essendon 3.46.107.1111.17 83 0 BWS Jul 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 1.32.45.116.15 51 LOST Carlton 2.87.1110.1211.15 81 -30 PRI Jul 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 4.811.1722.2225.29 179 WON Geelong 2.45.56.78.8 56 123 BWS Jul 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 1.22.85.98.14 62 LOST St. Kilda 2.64.78.1312.16 88 -26 JUN Jul 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 2.65.1010.1512.17 89 WON Collingwood 0.31.72.114.14 38 51 BWS Jul 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 4.39.313.1015.11 101 WON North Melbourne 4.27.57.711.12 78 23 ARD Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 3.29.712.716.10 106 WON Richmond 0.61.76.117.14 56 50 BWS Aug 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 3.68.1213.1313.14 92 WON Footscray 4.45.78.1112.18 90 2 BWS Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 4.38.1011.1017.14 116 WON South Melbourne 2.53.77.108.13 61 55 JUN Aug 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 3.46.512.1015.15 105 WON Geelong 3.26.38.810.10 70 35 KAR Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Fitzroy 3.57.109.1211.15 81 WON Richmond 2.34.39.810.10 70 11 JUN Sep 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Fitzroy 1.24.86.109.12 66 WON Richmond 2.23.25.57.9 51 15 JUN Sep 30 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1944 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
18 Bickerton, Laurie 12                             0 0.0    
25 Bristowe, Wally 2                             0 0.0    
19 Brooks, Merv 1                             0 0.0    
20 Calverley, Bruce 16                             3 0.2    
12 Calverley, Des 5                             5 1.0    
15 Clay, Alf 1                             0 0.0    
34 Clay, Ivor 3                             1 0.3    
31 Clay, Bert 18                             6 0.3    
33 Curtin, Claude 4                             4 1.0    
5 Dawson, Stan 17                             14 0.8    
32 Denning, Clen 20                             0 0.0    
4 Dyring, Lindsay 13                             1 0.1    
2 Edwards, Arthur 2                             0 0.0    
33 Fields, Allan 8                             1 0.1    
4 Hall, Dennis 3                             0 0.0    
28 Hallahan Jnr, Jim 5                             0 0.0    
29 Harrow, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
37 Hart, Eddie 1                             2 2.0    
23 Hearn, Maurie 14                             7 0.5    
16 Hill, Les 3                             1 0.3    
25 Hill, Ted 5                             0 0.0    
8 Hillard, Norm 20                             5 0.3    
9 Horan, Monty 10                             1 0.1    
14 Hoskins, George 18                             0 0.0    
6 Hughson, Fred 20                             1 0.1    
27 Jarvis, Noel 9                             0 0.0    
16 Johnstone, Norm 4                             1 0.3    
14 Knott, Arch 1                             0 0.0    
19 Lancaster, Jack 7                             1 0.1    
21 Linney, Charlie 2                             0 0.0    
17 Merrick, Bob 4                             2 0.5    
10 Miller, Wally 14                             18 1.3    
17 Monaghan, Leo 5                             0 0.0    
7 Murray, Dan 10                             0 0.0    
11 Nicholls, Geoff 2                             1 0.5    
24 O'Bryan, Arthur 15                             24 1.6    
22 Price, Noel 9                             8 0.9    
30 Ruthven, Allan 19                             46 2.4    
17 Sier, Ken 20                             41 2.1    
11 Spokes, Bill 2                             0 0.0    
26 Stackpole, Keith 12                             40 3.3    
19 Symons, Jack 9                             15 1.7    
34 Walsh, Billy 1                             0 0.0    
35 Wright, Stan 12                             9 0.8    
Totals 380                             258 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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