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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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1959 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1959 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 7.312.1215.1619.17 131 WON Hawthorn 6.69.814.1317.18 120 11 BWS Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 2.35.68.1012.11 83 LOST South Melbourne 2.47.910.1313.21 99 -16 LAK May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 2.59.612.813.9 87 WON Melbourne 1.22.34.611.8 74 13 BWS May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 1.15.38.412.8 80 LOST Geelong 5.65.68.1113.12 90 -10 KAR May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 3.95.117.199.19 73 LOST North Melbourne 1.06.69.711.10 76 -3 ARD May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 2.57.510.611.9 75 LOST Essendon 3.84.137.1512.22 94 -19 BWS May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 2.53.137.219.26 80 LOST St. Kilda 3.36.510.713.9 87 -7 JUN Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 0.30.42.85.10 40 WON Collingwood 1.12.42.83.12 30 10 BWS Jun 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 5.75.1110.1810.21 81 LOST Richmond 5.010.210.413.8 86 -5 PUN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 6.213.415.921.13 139 WON Carlton 0.41.57.1010.13 73 66 BWS Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 0.12.72.710.13 73 WON Footscray 2.63.104.166.17 53 20 WES Jul 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 3.55.127.168.19 67 WON Hawthorn 2.25.66.108.13 61 6 GLE Jul 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 4.47.1111.1313.19 97 WON South Melbourne 5.37.49.510.7 67 30 BWS Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 3.45.88.1111.11 77 DRAW Melbourne 2.46.79.911.11 77 0 MCG Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 0.15.76.1111.15 81 WON Geelong 1.51.63.106.11 47 34 BWS Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 1.34.96.1110.23 83 WON North Melbourne 1.44.77.107.11 53 30 BWS Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 0.53.66.87.12 54 LOST Essendon 5.17.39.711.8 74 -20 WIN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 3.37.715.820.12 132 WON St. Kilda 3.47.59.913.12 90 42 BWS Aug 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1959 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 17                             40 2.4    
6 Aston, Ian 17                             5 0.3    
31 Barclay, Brian 8                             5 0.6    
37 Bromage, Keith 5                             8 1.6    
20 Campbell, Graham 18                             19 1.1    
7 Clark, Wally 12                             3 0.3    
21 Cunningham, Matt 8                             0 0.0    
11 Davey, Colin 1                             0 0.0    
30 Furness, Don 13                             3 0.2    
33 Gale, Alan 16                             0 0.0    
4 Gotch, Graham 18                             24 1.3    
19 Harvey, Ron 18                             4 0.2    
23 Henderson, Bob 18                             0 0.0    
15 Hill, Geoff 12                             0 0.0    
8 Hughson Jnr, Les 7                             0 0.0    
17 Jones, Ken 6                             0 0.0    
1 Knight, Graham 14                             3 0.2    
11 Lynch, Allen 9                             2 0.2    
29 MacKenzie, Graeme 18                             0 0.0    
38 MacNeil, Colin 5                             7 1.4    
2 Murray, Kevin 18                             0 0.0    
5 Ongarello, Tony 13                             24 1.8    
3 Pert, Brian 7                             1 0.1    
25 Pigot, Barrie 5                             0 0.0    
22 Ross, Ken 18                             4 0.2    
34 Russell, Les 3                             0 0.0    
27 Slocum, Ray 14                             7 0.5    
9 Vernon, Rod 4                             1 0.3    
12 Webb, Keith 3                             1 0.3    
18 Wiegard, Keith 9                             4 0.4    
10 Williams, Vin 7                             1 0.1    
26 Wilson, Alan 2                             2 1.0    
13 Wright, Kevin 17                             43 2.5    
Totals 360                             211 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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