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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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1946 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1946 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 1.24.87.912.11 83 LOST Richmond 2.18.210.912.15 87 -4 BWS Apr 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 5.26.58.78.10 58 LOST Collingwood 2.65.88.1110.14 74 -16 VIC Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 3.710.914.1420.19 139 WON Geelong 0.31.65.89.9 63 76 BWS May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 4.46.710.1316.18 114 WON Carlton 1.33.65.126.16 52 62 PRI May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 0.42.84.104.15 39 LOST Essendon 4.17.59.1311.13 79 -40 WIN May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 2.42.93.157.21 63 LOST South Melbourne 0.53.98.1010.12 72 -9 BWS May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 4.47.712.814.13 97 WON Melbourne 0.13.33.65.11 41 56 PUN Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 3.37.611.1114.14 98 WON Hawthorn 3.47.67.79.10 64 34 BWS Jun 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 1.37.512.515.9 99 LOST Footscray 6.28.314.516.10 106 -7 WES Jun 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 4.35.710.1013.10 88 LOST North Melbourne 3.29.311.415.8 98 -10 ARD Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 3.46.69.1012.14 86 WON St. Kilda 0.22.55.77.11 53 33 BWS Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 3.38.68.710.12 72 LOST Richmond 3.16.510.1014.14 98 -26 PUN Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 0.15.45.58.8 56 LOST Collingwood 3.73.76.128.13 61 -5 BWS Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 1.25.47.78.7 55 LOST Geelong 4.07.18.39.9 63 -8 KAR Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 2.46.59.614.10 94 WON Carlton 5.35.510.711.8 74 20 BWS Aug 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 6.48.1012.1414.18 102 WON Essendon 1.32.83.137.16 58 44 BWS Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 4.35.611.1512.15 87 WON South Melbourne 1.13.64.67.16 58 29 JUN Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 2.27.78.89.11 65 LOST Melbourne 7.27.78.710.9 69 -4 BWS Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 A Fitzroy 1.27.117.1412.22 94 WON Hawthorn 5.45.48.139.15 69 25 GLE Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1946 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
32 Broadway, Allan 3                             2 0.7    
19 Calverley, Des 2                             3 1.5    
24 Chanter, Vic 5                             0 0.0    
34 Clay, Ivor 2                             0 0.0    
31 Clay, Bert 19                             6 0.3    
1 Collins, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
10 Cox, Colin 1                             0 0.0    
26 Crouch, Laurie 2                             1 0.5    
18 Curcio, Frank 17                             0 0.0    
33 Curtin, Claude 19                             56 2.9    
5 Dawson, Stan 6                             2 0.3    
32 Denning, Clen 15                             0 0.0    
2 Dyring, Lindsay 9                             0 0.0    
23 Fields, Allan 14                             2 0.1    
3 Fox, Kevin 16                             24 1.5    
15 Gemmell, Leon 5                             0 0.0    
30 Gillespie-Jones, Audley 1                             0 0.0    
25 Hart, Eddie 11                             24 2.2    
16 Hill, Les 4                             0 0.0    
8 Hillard, Norm 4                             0 0.0    
9 Horan, Monty 4                             0 0.0    
14 Hoskins, George 14                             0 0.0    
4 Hughson, Mick 18                             9 0.5    
6 Hughson, Fred 18                             0 0.0    
27 Jarvis, Noel 19                             4 0.2    
17 Johnstone, Norm 16                             19 1.2    
11 Linney, Charlie 3                             0 0.0    
19 McLaughlin, Alan 17                             1 0.1    
12 Miller, Bob 8                             0 0.0    
10 Nicholls, Reg 11                             0 0.0    
24 O'Bryan, Arthur 4                             0 0.0    
22 Price, Noel 15                             9 0.6    
Reidy, Norm 1                             0 0.0    
7 Ruthven, Allan 18                             37 2.1    
20 Shillinglaw, Harold 6                             1 0.2    
10 Sier, Ken 13                             4 0.3    
34 Smith, Merv 2                             0 0.0    
29 Symons, Jack 8                             9 1.1    
30 Vandersluys, Stan 1                             0 0.0    
21 Winberg, Harold 15                             5 0.3    
35 Wright, Stan 11                             4 0.4    
Totals 380                             222 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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