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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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1963 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1963 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 1.11.56.710.12 72 LOST Carlton 2.49.613.1014.11 95 -23 BWS Apr 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 2.42.76.117.13 55 LOST Footscray 2.04.37.415.11 101 -46 WES Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 5.36.77.119.13 67 LOST St. Kilda 1.13.57.811.11 77 -10 BWS May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 2.15.35.58.7 55 LOST Melbourne 4.27.411.614.10 94 -39 MCG May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 1.62.95.146.15 51 LOST Essendon 1.26.59.716.16 112 -61 BWS May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 1.23.27.49.5 59 LOST Collingwood 2.35.107.1112.14 86 -27 BWS May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 5.37.510.813.8 86 LOST Richmond 2.311.813.1117.13 115 -29 PUN Jun 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 0.41.61.62.11 23 LOST North Melbourne 0.42.95.116.15 51 -28 BWS Jun 10 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 0.21.42.75.9 39 LOST South Melbourne 3.35.66.108.10 58 -19 LAK Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 3.43.78.119.13 67 WON Geelong 0.61.62.93.13 31 36 BWS Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 0.11.24.26.2 38 LOST Hawthorn 2.44.86.129.17 71 -33 GLE Jul 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 2.25.27.311.8 74 LOST Carlton 4.27.1213.1716.19 115 -41 PRI Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 3.23.25.27.7 49 LOST Footscray 1.14.98.1210.20 80 -31 BWS Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 1.21.22.32.3 15 LOST St. Kilda 0.41.96.1316.21 117 -102 JUN Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 2.13.45.48.9 57 LOST Melbourne 5.77.1318.1822.21 153 -96 BWS Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 2.12.23.45.6 36 LOST Essendon 3.55.1311.1716.21 117 -81 WIN Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 1.55.88.1112.15 87 LOST Collingwood 6.511.714.1220.14 134 -47 VIC Aug 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 2.25.67.68.8 56 LOST Richmond 5.15.411.1016.13 109 -53 BWS Sep 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1963 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
38 Anderson, Allan 4                             0 0.0    
13 Bahen, John 13                             9 0.7    
26 Beattie, Bob 16                             0 0.0    
12 Beers, Brian 12                             8 0.7    
5 Bond, Colin 4                             0 0.0    
35 Brown, Norm 14                             1 0.1    
20 Campbell, Graham 17                             19 1.1    
8 Carroll, Brian 10                             0 0.0    
28 Clements, Bryan 12                             3 0.3    
32 Crow, Russell 11                             5 0.5    
33 Dixon, Joe 5                             0 0.0    
24 Doubleday, Geoff 1                             0 0.0    
18 Duncan, Stewart 8                             0 0.0    
6 Eastman, Wayne 15                             0 0.0    
37 Elliott, Geoff 5                             1 0.2    
41 Ellis, Kevin 4                             1 0.3    
25 Fitzgerald, Barry 5                             0 0.0    
9 Fry, Ron 12                             3 0.3    
16 Goninon, Graham 1                             0 0.0    
22 Haag, Stan 4                             1 0.3    
19 Harvey, Ron 17                             1 0.1    
15 Hayes, John 17                             3 0.2    
43 Hellings, Doug 3                             1 0.3    
47 Hirst, Tony 6                             2 0.3    
31 Lazarus, Gary 16                             35 2.2    
44 Lovett, Ted 2                             0 0.0    
11 Lynch, Allen 18                             0 0.0    
34 McCrae, Ian 11                             5 0.5    
14 Miers, Max 8                             1 0.1    
2 Murray, Kevin 17                             3 0.2    
54 O'Mara, Terry 5                             0 0.0    
3 Pert, Brian 15                             0 0.0    
23 Pollock, Brett 10                             7 0.7    
30 Powell, John 2                             0 0.0    
4 Powell, Ian 2                             0 0.0    
36 Rippon, Barry 3                             5 1.7    
45 Sadler, Barry 2                             0 0.0    
17 Sleep, Colin 6                             1 0.2    
27 Slocum, Ray 12                             5 0.4    
53 Storer, Bill 2                             4 2.0    
1 Sykes, David 10                             13 1.3    
9 Vernon, Rod 1                             0 0.0    
10 Williams, Brian 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             137 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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