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KEY FACTS

Official name
Fitzroy Football Club Ltd.

Known as
Fitzroy

Formed
1883; absorbed Fitzroy Reds in 2008; returned to playing operations in 2009

Disbanded
1996: transferred AFL playing operations to Brisbane

Colours
Maroon, royal blue and gold

Emblem
Lions (formerly, at various times, Maroons, Roys and Gorillas)

Associated clubs
Fitzroy Reds; Fitzroy ACU WFC; Fitzroy ACU Reserves WFC; Fitzroy Reserves; Fitzroy U19s

Affiliation (Current)
Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) 2009–2024

Affiliations (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1884–1896; Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–1996

Home Ground
Brunswick Street Oval

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); VAFA Premier C - 2018 (1 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)

Championships and Trophies
GT Moore Medal - Rory Angiolella 2015 (1 total)

Headquarters
578 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North, Melbourne, VIC 3068

Postal Address
PO Box 5230, Mordialloc, VIC, 3195

Email
secretary@fitzroyfc.com.au

Website
https://www.fitzroyfc.com.au/

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 – world beaters at the start of the century; out of business by the end of it.

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1957 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1957 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 0.43.75.107.11 53 WON Melbourne 2.14.76.126.14 50 3 BWS Apr 22 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 0.32.54.98.15 63 LOST Essendon 1.25.410.611.8 74 -11 WIN Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 5.17.49.912.16 88 WON St. Kilda 1.24.65.79.11 65 23 BWS May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 2.115.148.2610.31 91 LOST Richmond 4.210.710.816.10 106 -15 PUN May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 3.17.111.213.4 82 LOST Collingwood 1.27.411.812.12 84 -2 VIC May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 1.32.58.712.10 82 LOST Carlton 1.310.811.1014.12 96 -14 BWS May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 6.19.512.717.11 113 WON Geelong 4.36.1010.1514.15 99 14 KAR Jun 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 0.12.66.710.11 71 LOST North Melbourne 3.87.109.1310.17 77 -6 BWS Jun 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 1.21.44.107.14 56 LOST Hawthorn 4.78.1212.1315.14 104 -48 GLE Jun 17 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 4.65.77.89.14 68 LOST Footscray 2.07.710.1214.14 98 -30 BWS Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 2.16.710.814.12 96 LOST South Melbourne 1.64.1112.1815.19 109 -13 LAK Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 2.44.66.1110.14 74 LOST Melbourne 5.315.719.1124.14 158 -84 MCG Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 0.53.75.97.10 52 LOST Essendon 1.25.68.119.18 72 -20 BWS Jul 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 2.22.55.68.8 56 LOST St. Kilda 4.56.711.1415.18 108 -52 JUN Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 3.413.813.1115.13 103 WON Richmond 8.38.712.1013.13 91 12 BWS Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 1.75.96.118.14 62 WON Collingwood 3.34.87.118.13 61 1 BWS Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 2.33.64.85.11 41 LOST Carlton 3.27.610.1011.13 79 -38 PRI Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 1.29.712.1015.14 104 WON Geelong 4.45.77.1410.20 80 24 BWS Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1957 Player Stats

Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Abrahams, Owen 18                             31 1.7    
Aston, Ian 7                             1 0.1    
Barclay, Brian 5                             0 0.0    
Broadbent, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
Campbell, Graham 18                             23 1.3    
Chipp, Alan 1                             0 0.0    
Chivers, Dave 5                             0 0.0    
Clancy, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
Clark, Wally 16                             19 1.2    
Cunningham, Matt 11                             4 0.4    
Davey, Colin 8                             1 0.1    
Furness, Don 13                             4 0.3    
Gale, Alan 15                             1 0.1    
Goodger, Eddie 7                             0 0.0    
Gotch, Graham 6                             3 0.5    
Grimley, Ken 9                             16 1.8    
Harvey, Ron 15                             10 0.7    
Henderson, Bob 14                             0 0.0    
Hutchinson, John 3                             3 1.0    
Johnstone, Norm 15                             19 1.3    
Jones, Ken 5                             0 0.0    
Knight, Graham 6                             6 1.0    
Lane, Bryan 5                             3 0.6    
MacGregor, Jack 6                             0 0.0    
Murray, Kevin 16                             1 0.1    
Ongarello, Tony 18                             13 0.7    
Pert, Brian 11                             0 0.0    
Roberts, Barry 8                             1 0.1    
Rochow, Keith 4                             1 0.3    
Rochow, Phil 1                             0 0.0    
Shelton, John 6                             3 0.5    
Slocum, Ray 5                             4 0.8    
Smyth, Leo 18                             6 0.3    
Stephen, Bill 16                             1 0.1    
Vernon, Rod 14                             8 0.6    
Webb, Keith 2                             1 0.5    
Whitmore, Stan 4                             0 0.0    
Wiegard, Keith 1                             0 0.0    
Williams, Vin 11                             2 0.2    
Wright, Kevin 8                             2 0.3    
Zorzi, Bruno 7                             0 0.0    
 

Footnotes

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