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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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1945 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1945 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 2.06.511.1115.16 106 WON Geelong 2.24.47.510.8 68 38 KAR Apr 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 3.56.78.118.16 64 DRAW Essendon 4.46.67.89.10 64 0 BWS Apr 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 1.38.611.712.9 81 LOST Footscray 2.78.710.1114.14 98 -17 BWS May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 3.36.58.811.11 77 LOST Carlton 2.15.58.1012.12 84 -7 PRI May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 4.37.79.811.10 76 LOST North Melbourne 6.48.410.1013.14 92 -16 BWS May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 4.45.89.1512.21 93 WON St. Kilda 0.23.63.108.20 68 25 JUN May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 2.84.134.187.23 65 LOST South Melbourne 2.26.88.1110.15 75 -10 BWS Jun 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 6.213.818.1223.15 153 WON Collingwood 1.33.45.88.10 58 95 BWS Jun 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 6.311.613.1214.17 101 WON Melbourne 4.45.59.1111.15 81 20 PUN Jun 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 4.65.97.1112.14 86 LOST Richmond 1.08.59.513.11 89 -3 BWS Jun 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 3.45.69.1210.15 75 WON Hawthorn 2.46.57.77.8 50 25 GLE Jun 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 2.39.1110.1617.27 129 WON Geelong 2.12.43.74.9 33 96 BWS Jul 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 4.55.97.1111.14 80 WON Essendon 0.45.56.77.14 56 24 WIN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 3.64.75.118.15 63 WON Footscray 0.03.15.39.7 61 2 WES Jul 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 1.23.64.107.12 54 LOST Carlton 3.07.19.39.4 58 -4 BWS Jul 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 1.12.34.74.9 33 LOST North Melbourne 3.35.57.512.6 78 -45 ARD Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 6.118.1513.1917.27 129 WON St. Kilda 1.22.83.108.14 62 67 BWS Aug 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 4.56.810.1311.16 82 WON South Melbourne 0.34.57.710.13 73 9 JUN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 A Fitzroy 0.24.136.1310.17 77 LOST Collingwood 3.25.313.516.7 103 -26 VIC Aug 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
20 H Fitzroy 4.78.1612.2114.22 106 WON Melbourne 4.19.212.615.11 101 5 BWS Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1945 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
19 Bristowe, Wally 16                             14 0.9    
18 Brown, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
12 Calverley, Des 10                             5 0.5    
20 Calverley, Bruce 3                             0 0.0    
34 Clay, Ivor 5                             2 0.4    
31 Clay, Bert 19                             3 0.2    
1 Collins, Jack 8                             17 2.1    
21 Crouch, Laurie 6                             3 0.5    
18 Curcio, Frank 13                             0 0.0    
23 Dalwood, Peter 7                             12 1.7    
5 Dawson, Stan 19                             6 0.3    
32 Denning, Clen 19                             0 0.0    
2 Edwards, Arthur 6                             7 1.2    
33 Gemmell, Leon 8                             4 0.5    
15 Gillespie-Jones, Audley 1                             0 0.0    
4 Hall, Dennis 1                             0 0.0    
26 Hammond, Don 5                             0 0.0    
25 Hill, Ted 8                             1 0.1    
8 Hillard, Norm 15                             0 0.0    
9 Horan, Monty 2                             0 0.0    
14 Hoskins, George 11                             1 0.1    
6 Hughson, Fred 19                             0 0.0    
4 Hughson, Mick 2                             0 0.0    
27 Jarvis, Noel 19                             3 0.2    
16 Johnstone, Norm 15                             5 0.3    
32 Kettle, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
11 Linney, Charlie 7                             0 0.0    
10 Miller, Wally 8                             5 0.6    
3 Murray, Dan 3                             0 0.0    
24 O'Bryan, Arthur 20                             5 0.3    
22 Price, Noel 18                             13 0.7    
7 Ruthven, Allan 20                             42 2.1    
30 Shillinglaw, Harold 3                             0 0.0    
17 Sier, Ken 8                             13 1.6    
28 Smith, Len 9                             20 2.2    
29 Symons, Jack 19                             34 1.8    
30 White, Ed 1                             0 0.0    
21 Winberg, Harold 5                             3 0.6    
35 Wright, Stan 19                             16 0.8    
Totals 380                             234 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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