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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) –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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1950 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1950 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 3.15.28.69.10 64 LOST Essendon 2.66.108.139.16 70 -6 BWS Apr 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 2.34.35.89.11 65 LOST Collingwood 6.410.811.1116.11 107 -42 VIC Apr 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 0.24.64.88.11 59 LOST Richmond 3.54.88.129.15 69 -10 PUN May 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 3.77.1312.1716.27 123 WON South Melbourne 3.15.37.78.9 57 66 BWS May 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 3.39.713.1119.15 129 WON Hawthorn 0.51.132.184.24 48 81 BWS May 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 1.34.44.86.8 44 LOST Melbourne 1.66.78.1213.17 95 -51 MCG May 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 1.03.44.67.7 49 LOST North Melbourne 3.87.109.1013.15 93 -44 BWS Jun 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 2.75.1111.1214.12 96 LOST St. Kilda 3.27.711.914.17 101 -5 JUN Jun 12 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 1.33.88.1311.18 84 WON Footscray 2.64.64.96.15 51 33 BWS Jun 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 1.12.64.77.11 53 LOST Geelong 3.55.86.129.19 73 -20 BWS Jun 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 4.28.511.615.8 98 WON Carlton 2.43.94.1210.13 73 25 PRI Jul 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 2.14.45.69.7 61 LOST Essendon 2.57.1011.1312.17 89 -28 WIN Jul 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 5.411.615.716.12 108 WON Collingwood 0.66.910.1012.13 85 23 BWS Jul 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 0.42.56.106.10 46 WON Richmond 0.34.64.65.6 36 10 BWS Jul 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 4.17.510.611.11 77 WON South Melbourne 2.05.77.711.8 74 3 LAK Aug 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 5.48.914.1323.16 154 WON Hawthorn 1.35.58.1011.14 80 74 GLE Aug 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 1.44.55.87.10 52 WON Melbourne 1.22.53.96.11 47 5 BWS Aug 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 6.37.412.813.12 90 WON North Melbourne 2.16.56.59.12 66 24 ARD Aug 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1950 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
11 Bickley, Ron 15                             0 0.0    
24 Chanter, Vic 16                             0 0.0    
31 Clay, Bert 13                             2 0.2    
2 Coates, George 16                             21 1.3    
13 Donnellan, Ray 17                             0 0.0    
29 Dunn, Ron 6                             0 0.0    
14 Fitt, Arthur 2                             0 0.0    
30 Furness, Don 11                             9 0.8    
26 Gaffney, Jack 18                             0 0.0    
33 Gale, Alan 11                             3 0.3    
15 Goodger, Eddie 17                             1 0.1    
25 Hart, Eddie 17                             50 2.9    
10 Hart, Don 10                             12 1.2    
27 Jarvis, Noel 18                             4 0.2    
17 Johnstone, Norm 18                             10 0.6    
9 Kennedy, Dick 5                             6 1.2    
32 Kettle, Jim 1                             1 1.0    
19 McLaughlin, Alan 10                             4 0.4    
12 Miller, Bob 7                             1 0.1    
3 Moore, Eric 4                             3 0.8    
20 Nicholls, Reg 18                             0 0.0    
22 Ross, Ken 15                             5 0.3    
7 Ruthven, Allan 17                             45 2.6    
6 Shillinglaw, Harold 13                             6 0.5    
5 Simpson, Ron 8                             7 0.9    
4 Smith, Norm 4                             4 1.0    
16 Sorrell, Alan 1                             0 0.0    
8 Stephen, Bill 17                             0 0.0    
18 Streader, Jack 16                             5 0.3    
28 Vandersluys, Stan 9                             7 0.8    
16 Watson, Lance 10                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             206 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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