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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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1952 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1952 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 2.23.74.95.15 45 LOST Richmond 3.44.47.97.12 54 -9 BWS Apr 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 1.32.55.88.14 62 LOST Collingwood 5.16.109.1513.17 95 -33 VIC Apr 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 5.06.711.1113.14 92 WON Carlton 1.63.66.810.12 72 20 PRI May 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 3.33.64.96.15 51 LOST Geelong 3.27.69.1114.16 100 -49 BWS May 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 0.23.55.66.6 42 WON Hawthorn 1.31.51.95.11 41 1 BWS May 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 2.24.46.99.11 65 LOST South Melbourne 3.26.610.714.12 96 -31 LAK May 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 1.24.65.88.15 63 WON St. Kilda 0.10.22.43.6 24 39 BWS Jun 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 5.48.811.913.12 90 WON Melbourne 2.24.68.810.10 70 20 NHO Jun 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 2.32.36.67.8 50 WON Footscray 1.13.44.66.9 45 5 WES Jun 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 1.37.98.1113.12 90 WON Essendon 1.11.22.55.8 38 52 BWS Jun 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 2.53.117.1311.17 83 WON Melbourne 3.34.59.611.7 73 10 MCG Jul 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 4.17.512.1013.11 89 WON North Melbourne 1.12.44.510.11 71 18 BWS Jul 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 3.46.56.611.10 76 WON Richmond 0.41.103.135.17 47 29 PUN Jul 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 1.03.33.45.6 36 WON Collingwood 2.53.63.104.11 35 1 BWS Jul 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 1.53.94.135.15 45 WON Carlton 2.43.54.105.14 44 1 BWS Aug 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 1.12.45.85.10 40 LOST Geelong 3.74.107.1412.16 88 -48 KAR Aug 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 1.45.78.712.12 84 WON Hawthorn 1.12.33.47.6 48 36 GLE Aug 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 3.34.47.99.10 64 WON South Melbourne 3.25.106.127.15 57 7 BWS Aug 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
19 A Fitzroy 1.13.114.128.18 66 LOST St. Kilda 3.35.58.810.12 72 -6 JUN Aug 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF A Fitzroy 2.16.38.510.9 69 WON Carlton 0.53.107.158.20 68 1 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Fitzroy 4.24.39.59.8 62 LOST Collingwood 4.49.910.1211.15 81 -19 MCG Sep 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1952 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
1 Anderson, Fred 8                             1 0.1    
12 Ashman, George 4                             0 0.0    
9 Blizzard, Kevin 1                             0 0.0    
6 Broderick, Neville 21                             1 0.0    
24 Chanter, Vic 20                             0 0.0    
2 Coates, George 19                             15 0.8    
35 Davey, Colin 3                             2 0.7    
30 Furness, Don 12                             1 0.1    
26 Gaffney, Jack 21                             0 0.0    
33 Gale, Alan 19                             1 0.1    
4 Gervasoni, Jack 21                             26 1.2    
15 Goodger, Eddie 21                             0 0.0    
25 Harding, John 15                             2 0.1    
20 Hickey, Joe 13                             8 0.6    
27 Jarvis, Noel 19                             7 0.4    
17 Johnstone, Norm 19                             18 0.9    
32 Kettle, Jim 3                             0 0.0    
14 Lourey, Greg 2                             0 0.0    
14 MacGregor, Jack 14                             1 0.1    
3 Magee, Tom 19                             2 0.1    
29 Millington, Ray 2                             0 0.0    
21 Murphy, Joe 3                             0 0.0    
31 Ongarello, Tony 19                             50 2.6    
32 Roberts, Bob 15                             0 0.0    
22 Ross, Ken 20                             2 0.1    
7 Ruthven, Allan 19                             23 1.2    
5 Simpson, Ron 2                             2 1.0    
8 Stephen, Bill 19                             0 0.0    
18 Streader, Jack 21                             23 1.1    
11 Tame, Kevin 3                             0 0.0    
12 Toohey, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
28 Vandersluys, Stan 4                             0 0.0    
16 Watson, Lance 1                             0 0.0    
10 Williams, Vin 3                             1 0.3    
13 Wright, Kevin 13                             0 0.0    
Totals 420                             186 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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