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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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1969 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1969 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 2.57.813.1115.13 103 LOST Footscray 6.88.1015.1323.21 159 -56 PRI Apr 7 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 6.19.611.615.10 100 WON South Melbourne 4.36.511.1014.14 98 2 LAK Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 1.19.413.514.7 91 LOST St. Kilda 5.78.1017.1419.18 132 -41 PRI Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 3.39.911.1013.18 96 LOST North Melbourne 5.310.517.1119.15 129 -33 ARD Apr 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 0.64.94.136.19 55 LOST Richmond 5.311.616.918.12 120 -65 MCG May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 3.27.59.713.12 90 LOST Essendon 3.26.512.817.13 115 -25 PRI May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 4.09.412.413.7 85 LOST Collingwood 2.94.1211.1813.20 98 -13 VIC May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 4.17.410.812.9 81 LOST Melbourne 4.58.714.1015.12 102 -21 PRI May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 2.05.35.66.9 45 LOST Geelong 6.58.513.815.17 107 -62 KAR May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 4.16.47.712.9 81 LOST Hawthorn 5.211.414.616.9 105 -24 PRI Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 5.48.810.1214.14 98 LOST Carlton 4.214.521.1224.14 158 -60 PRI Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 1.25.35.410.8 68 LOST Footscray 6.77.716.1317.13 115 -47 WES Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 4.39.1214.1318.21 129 WON South Melbourne 3.54.89.1411.14 80 49 PRI Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 3.15.28.711.8 74 WON St. Kilda 3.16.27.39.4 58 16 MOO Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 6.212.315.620.6 126 WON North Melbourne 1.39.612.914.12 96 30 PRI Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 5.26.48.69.12 66 WON Richmond 1.11.54.78.9 57 9 PRI Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 3.24.58.914.11 95 LOST Essendon 6.59.915.1119.18 132 -37 WIN Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 1.63.116.139.16 70 LOST Collingwood 2.32.79.1212.18 90 -20 PRI Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Fitzroy 4.36.69.1114.15 99 WON Melbourne 2.74.108.1214.13 97 2 MCG Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Fitzroy 2.46.88.1213.15 93 WON Geelong 3.35.58.159.16 70 23 PRI Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1969 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
3 Andrews, Mike 10 144 14.4 53 5.3 197 19.7 36 3.6 0 0.0     14 25 1 0.1 1 7
6 Baker, Bruce 9 58 6.4 4 0.4 62 6.9 26 2.9 44 4.9     20 7 1 0.1 0 6
10 Benison, John 14 144 10.3 30 2.1 174 12.4 29 2.1 1 0.1     22 20 0 0.0 1 1
23 Brown, Norm 19 198 10.4 62 3.3 260 13.7 113 5.9 227 11.9     43 47 8 0.4 10 58
21 Cobain, Rod 3 25 8.3 10 3.3 35 11.7 5 1.7 1 0.3     6 4 2 0.7 0 12
12 Cole, Max 8 91 11.4 12 1.5 103 12.9 15 1.9 0 0.0     19 14 0 0.0 0 0
32 Crow, Russell 11 123 11.2 20 1.8 143 13.0 61 5.5 147 13.4     22 25 9 0.8 3 57
46 Dare, Norm 11 218 19.8 27 2.5 245 22.3 61 5.5 0 0.0     26 10 4 0.4 0 24
47 Ellis, Peter 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 2.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2 Hellings, Doug 6 56 9.3 5 0.8 61 10.2 17 2.8 1 0.2     9 19 0 0.0 1 1
19 Herrod, Darryl 14 142 10.1 42 3.0 184 13.1 27 1.9 0 0.0     14 21 1 0.1 0 6
25 Hobbs, Colin 16 272 17.0 60 3.8 332 20.8 43 2.7 0 0.0     72 51 3 0.2 5 23
51 Hodgkin, Bob 7 70 10.0 16 2.3 86 12.3 16 2.3 0 0.0     18 20 0 0.0 0 0
36 Ireland, Robert 2 21 10.5 4 2.0 25 12.5 9 4.5 1 0.5     3 3 0 0.0 0 0
27 Knight, Barry 2 17 8.5 0 0.0 17 8.5 6 3.0 0 0.0     6 0 2 1.0 1 13
31 Lazarus, Gary 13 138 10.6 18 1.4 156 12.0 44 3.4 2 0.2     29 14 7 0.5 16 58
7 McCrae, Ian 12 142 11.8 45 3.8 187 15.6 27 2.3 1 0.1     14 11 7 0.6 10 52
9 McGregor, Treva 6 66 11.0 12 2.0 78 13.0 7 1.2 1 0.2     15 18 0 0.0 0 0
4 McKenzie, Barry 7 53 7.6 14 2.0 67 9.6 25 3.6 48 6.9     13 14 3 0.4 3 21
43 Merrigan, Harvey 7 45 6.4 5 0.7 50 7.1 14 2.0 1 0.1     5 7 1 0.1 0 6
22 Molloy, Shane 5 51 10.2 16 3.2 67 13.4 8 1.6 0 0.0     8 16 3 0.6 5 23
5 Murphy, John 20 438 21.9 39 2.0 477 23.9 81 4.1 0 0.0     76 45 28 1.4 28 196
1 Murray, Kevin 19 309 16.3 101 5.3 410 21.6 99 5.2 12 0.6     53 42 12 0.6 8 80
20 Newnham, John 19 321 16.9 38 2.0 359 18.9 38 2.0 0 0.0     55 50 13 0.7 22 100
17 O'Brien, Paul 9 66 7.3 19 2.1 85 9.4 23 2.6 15 1.7     12 22 0 0.0 0 0
14 Padley, Barry 10 99 9.9 13 1.3 112 11.2 15 1.5 1 0.1     18 12 10 1.0 8 68
16 Peoples, Daryl 9 124 13.8 38 4.2 162 18.0 48 5.3 1 0.1     18 42 15 1.7 12 102
26 Rheinberger, Cec 3 16 5.3 8 2.7 24 8.0 6 2.0 1 0.3     1 10 0 0.0 1 1
15 Rhodes, David 3 44 14.7 6 2.0 50 16.7 13 4.3 0 0.0     6 5 0 0.0 0 0
53 Robertson, Leigh 14 168 12.0 45 3.2 213 15.2 53 3.8 1 0.1     43 41 8 0.6 13 61
13 Ruscuklic, Alex 15 133 8.9 51 3.4 184 12.3 84 5.6 4 0.3     21 32 31 2.1 22 208
34 Searl, Doug 19 189 9.9 30 1.6 219 11.5 112 5.9 3 0.2     23 27 68 3.6 49 457
19 Shanahan, Paul 3 10 3.3 5 1.7 15 5.0 2 0.7 0 0.0     3 0 2 0.7 1 13
41 Shearer, Graeme 10 138 13.8 39 3.9 177 17.7 39 3.9 0 0.0     23 20 4 0.4 1 25
24 Sykes, Bill 14 143 10.2 49 3.5 192 13.7 60 4.3 1 0.1     29 23 5 0.4 2 32
33 Wall, David 5 40 8.0 10 2.0 50 10.0 15 3.0 0 0.0     5 6 2 0.4 3 15
42 Weightman, Peter 1 15 15.0 2 2.0 17 17.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     6 1 1 1.0 1 7
30 Wood, Peter 19 210 11.1 19 1.0 229 12.1 86 4.5 0 0.0     48 46 0 0.0 1 1
29 Worrall, Hugh 5 24 4.8 8 1.6 32 6.4 5 1.0 0 0.0     7 5 0 0.0 0 0
11 Zunneberg, Noel 19 210 11.1 23 1.2 233 12.3 65 3.4 3 0.2     40 42 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 400 4771 11.9 998 2.5 5769 14.4 1436 3.6 521 1.3     865 817 251 0.6 228 1734
 

Footnotes

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