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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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1953 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1953 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 5.57.1010.1412.16 88 LOST Essendon 4.09.213.317.9 111 -23 WIN Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 6.28.411.612.9 81 WON Richmond 3.26.89.1211.14 80 1 BWS May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 5.37.910.1112.14 86 WON South Melbourne 3.24.37.1310.15 75 11 LAK May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 2.34.75.912.14 86 WON North Melbourne 1.34.67.1310.15 75 11 BWS May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 0.00.00.01.0 6 LOST Footscray 2.25.38.510.6 66 -60 WES May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 3.17.410.612.9 81 WON Melbourne 2.53.66.1010.11 71 10 MCG May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 2.36.48.98.12 60 WON Hawthorn 1.62.83.115.14 44 16 BWS Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 3.35.55.67.8 50 LOST Geelong 5.111.614.821.10 136 -86 KAR Jun 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 2.05.25.37.12 54 LOST Carlton 3.34.66.177.18 60 -6 BWS Jun 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 1.33.36.711.9 75 WON St. Kilda 0.13.15.67.10 52 23 BWS Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 3.14.27.59.8 62 WON Collingwood 2.44.96.147.19 61 1 VIC Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 2.55.116.147.20 62 LOST Essendon 4.56.810.914.13 97 -35 BWS Jul 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 5.58.711.913.12 90 WON Richmond 2.19.211.213.7 85 5 PUN Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 2.25.97.1012.18 90 WON South Melbourne 3.73.95.157.19 61 29 BWS Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 1.23.64.87.9 51 LOST North Melbourne 4.48.910.1617.19 121 -70 ARD Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 3.14.56.67.11 53 LOST Footscray 4.28.611.1014.14 98 -45 BWS Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 2.42.76.106.13 49 LOST Melbourne 3.35.86.89.10 64 -15 BWS Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 5.210.413.413.6 84 WON Hawthorn 2.14.67.79.10 64 20 GLE Aug 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1953 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 5                             0 0.0    
12 Ashman, George 1                             0 0.0    
24 Bench, Arnie 15                             0 0.0    
6 Broderick, Neville 18                             2 0.1    
19 Carroll, Noel 9                             1 0.1    
2 Coates, George 18                             13 0.7    
Cusack, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
5 Darrigan, Kevin 5                             0 0.0    
11 Davey, Colin 6                             2 0.3    
34 Ford, John 1                             0 0.0    
30 Furness, Don 14                             2 0.1    
26 Gaffney, Jack 17                             0 0.0    
33 Gale, Alan 17                             3 0.2    
4 Gervasoni, Jack 16                             13 0.8    
15 Goodger, Eddie 16                             0 0.0    
25 Harding, John 6                             4 0.7    
16 Hart, Don 10                             6 0.6    
23 Henderson, Bob 1                             1 1.0    
20 Hickey, Joe 13                             40 3.1    
17 Johnstone, Norm 18                             15 0.8    
Knight, Graham 1                             0 0.0    
14 MacGregor, Jack 16                             6 0.4    
3 Magee, Tom 9                             1 0.1    
31 Meehan, Tom 17                             0 0.0    
21 Murphy, Joe 8                             0 0.0    
5 Ongarello, Tony 7                             13 1.9    
9 Renwick, Reg 3                             0 0.0    
22 Ross, Ken 18                             5 0.3    
7 Ruthven, Allan 18                             27 1.5    
5 Simpson, Ron 8                             4 0.5    
32 Spooner, Graham 2                             0 0.0    
8 Stephen, Bill 11                             0 0.0    
18 Streader, Jack 8                             7 0.9    
Trickey, Ernie 3                             2 0.7    
28 Wanhope, Charlie 1                             0 0.0    
35 Webb, Keith 2                             1 0.5    
10 Williams, Vin 10                             0 0.0    
13 Wright, Kevin 10                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             168 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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