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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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1956 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1956 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 3.24.49.910.9 69 LOST Footscray 3.38.98.1014.14 98 -29 WES Apr 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 3.68.109.1210.19 79 WON Essendon 2.53.96.137.15 57 22 BWS Apr 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 1.46.78.1013.16 94 WON South Melbourne 4.24.56.1010.13 73 21 BWS Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 1.14.34.49.6 60 LOST Melbourne 3.85.106.1610.19 79 -19 PUN May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 1.23.96.108.15 63 WON North Melbourne 3.25.27.57.6 48 15 BWS May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 3.47.69.811.11 77 WON St. Kilda 0.63.74.117.11 53 24 BWS May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 1.15.57.99.13 67 WON Hawthorn 2.22.46.88.10 58 9 GLE May 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 3.04.46.58.8 56 LOST Geelong 4.65.88.1211.12 78 -22 KAR Jun 4 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 0.03.34.45.7 37 LOST Collingwood 5.55.59.912.10 82 -45 BWS Jun 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 0.20.64.97.11 53 LOST Carlton 2.16.48.713.11 89 -36 BWS Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 1.67.117.1112.14 86 LOST Richmond 4.35.511.915.12 102 -16 PUN Jun 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 3.33.46.67.9 51 LOST Footscray 2.15.36.69.7 61 -10 BWS Jul 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 2.35.57.98.10 58 LOST Essendon 0.23.34.79.13 67 -9 WIN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 4.57.712.1215.15 105 WON South Melbourne 3.37.88.1211.15 81 24 LAK Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 2.24.65.97.11 53 LOST Melbourne 1.43.78.1211.15 81 -28 BWS Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 1.14.36.68.8 56 LOST North Melbourne 3.57.1010.1714.21 105 -49 ARD Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 3.54.66.78.8 56 WON St. Kilda 1.02.25.46.7 43 13 JUN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 2.37.68.99.16 70 LOST Hawthorn 2.33.107.1710.17 77 -7 BWS Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1956 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
16 Abrahams, Owen 12                             23 1.9    
6 Aston, Ian 12                             2 0.2    
20 Campbell, Graham 8                             4 0.5    
4 Carr, Reg 9                             0 0.0    
1 Chapman, James 7                             1 0.1    
41 Chivers, Dave 2                             0 0.0    
7 Clark, Wally 7                             8 1.1    
34 Cunningham, Matt 18                             12 0.7    
28 Darrigan, Kevin 11                             4 0.4    
11 Davey, Colin 16                             1 0.1    
19 Dodd, Colin 1                             0 0.0    
30 Furness, Don 11                             4 0.4    
33 Gale, Alan 16                             2 0.1    
31 Galpin, Max 4                             0 0.0    
4 Gervasoni, Jack 4                             2 0.5    
15 Goodger, Eddie 15                             0 0.0    
35 Gotch, Graham 7                             3 0.4    
23 Henderson, Bob 18                             0 0.0    
17 Johnstone, Norm 16                             13 0.8    
27 Knight, Graham 8                             10 1.3    
24 Lane, Bryan 7                             5 0.7    
14 MacGregor, Jack 18                             7 0.4    
29 MacKenzie, Graeme 14                             1 0.1    
2 Murray, Kevin 15                             0 0.0    
5 Ongarello, Tony 14                             33 2.4    
3 Pert, Brian 9                             4 0.4    
24 Seymour, Ken 4                             1 0.3    
18 Smith, Ron 4                             0 0.0    
22 Smith, Ivan 4                             0 0.0    
21 Smyth, Leo 11                             7 0.6    
8 Stephen, Bill 15                             2 0.1    
9 Vernon, Rod 13                             4 0.3    
12 Webb, Keith 8                             6 0.8    
10 Williams, Vin 14                             0 0.0    
13 Wright, Kevin 8                             5 0.6    
Totals 360                             164 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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