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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) 1884–1896; 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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1971 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1971 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 2.36.68.614.15 99 LOST Richmond 6.311.620.1622.18 150 -51 JUN Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 3.35.56.107.11 53 LOST Hawthorn 3.39.613.814.13 97 -44 GLE Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 3.39.912.1817.26 128 WON North Melbourne 5.56.613.714.10 94 34 JUN Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 2.36.48.512.9 81 LOST Collingwood 2.710.1615.2019.20 134 -53 VIC Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 2.43.610.814.8 92 LOST Melbourne 5.512.1014.1217.18 120 -28 JUN May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 3.410.1013.1320.16 136 WON Geelong 3.54.612.1113.13 91 45 VFL May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 3.43.123.1511.16 82 LOST St. Kilda 1.34.912.1213.14 92 -10 JUN May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 2.310.715.1519.19 133 WON South Melbourne 4.37.710.813.11 89 44 LAK May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 2.310.1011.1117.17 119 WON Footscray 5.85.109.1710.18 78 41 JUN May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 1.25.69.910.15 75 LOST Carlton 5.49.611.1013.12 90 -15 PRI Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 2.26.68.717.13 115 WON Essendon 3.24.37.78.9 57 58 JUN Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 3.44.106.128.17 65 WON Richmond 4.64.65.96.11 47 18 MCG Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 3.04.35.77.16 58 LOST Hawthorn 4.310.512.914.9 93 -35 VFL Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 4.16.78.1011.16 82 LOST North Melbourne 5.49.513.1013.11 89 -7 ARD Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 2.44.64.1311.18 84 LOST Collingwood 6.411.513.516.6 102 -18 JUN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 2.44.45.67.7 49 WON Melbourne 1.21.72.84.10 34 15 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 4.99.1013.1520.19 139 WON Geelong 4.16.37.711.10 76 63 JUN Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 1.24.95.99.10 64 LOST St. Kilda 5.16.111.513.5 83 -19 VFL Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Fitzroy 5.86.810.1411.17 83 WON South Melbourne 2.26.67.98.10 58 25 JUN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Fitzroy 2.47.118.1715.20 110 WON Footscray 5.47.69.811.9 75 35 WES Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Fitzroy 2.49.1011.1315.15 105 WON Carlton 3.75.910.1311.16 82 23 JUN Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Fitzroy 1.45.119.1513.17 95 WON Essendon 4.57.511.1012.12 84 11 WIN Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1971 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 10 101 10.1 38 3.8 139 13.9 48 4.8 1 0.1     8 23 6 0.6 13 49
23 Brown, Norm 22 213 9.7 50 2.3 263 12.0 116 5.3 254 11.5     47 69 23 1.0 13 151
32 Crow, Russell 21 180 8.6 25 1.2 205 9.8 81 3.9 398 19.0     30 69 17 0.8 9 111
2 Dare, Norm 6 78 13.0 14 2.3 92 15.3 14 2.3 0 0.0     19 7 1 0.2 1 7
30 Ellis, Peter 3 2 0.7 0 0.0 2 0.7 0 0.0 4 1.3     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
19 Herrod, Darryl 2 27 13.5 5 2.5 32 16.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     1 4 0 0.0 1 1
25 Hobbs, Colin 1 13 13.0 3 3.0 16 16.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
35 Hodgkin, Bob 3 6 2.0 8 2.7 14 4.7 3 1.0 0 0.0     3 2 0 0.0 0 0
7 Irwin, Warwick 22 380 17.3 71 3.2 451 20.5 93 4.2 1 0.0     62 44 15 0.7 42 132
28 Lloyd, Trevor 19 219 11.5 27 1.4 246 12.9 72 3.8 2 0.1     31 51 5 0.3 4 34
9 McGregor, Treva 7 79 11.3 19 2.7 98 14.0 19 2.7 0 0.0     15 9 0 0.0 5 5
4 McKenzie, Barry 6 28 4.7 3 0.5 31 5.2 9 1.5 24 4.0     5 3 1 0.2 1 7
36 Merrigan, Harvey 21 204 9.7 20 1.0 224 10.7 51 2.4 0 0.0     34 26 0 0.0 0 0
22 Molloy, Shane 20 232 11.6 89 4.5 321 16.1 69 3.5 1 0.1     50 37 1 0.1 1 7
5 Murphy, John 21 517 24.6 34 1.6 551 26.2 102 4.9 0 0.0     107 67 47 2.2 36 318
1 Murray, Kevin 22 347 15.8 91 4.1 438 19.9 83 3.8 12 0.5     56 30 5 0.2 8 38
20 Newnham, John 2 25 12.5 2 1.0 27 13.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     3 2 1 0.5 2 8
27 Newton, Jack 10 67 6.7 2 0.2 69 6.9 39 3.9 0 0.0     9 23 30 3.0 16 196
14 Padley, Barry 19 233 12.3 54 2.8 287 15.1 44 2.3 1 0.1     33 34 24 1.3 28 172
37 Renwick, Graeme 15 190 12.7 61 4.1 251 16.7 85 5.7 5 0.3     32 37 6 0.4 8 44
26 Rheinberger, Cec 4 11 2.8 3 0.8 14 3.5 2 0.5 0 0.0     2 5 0 0.0 1 1
15 Rhodes, David 20 372 18.6 69 3.5 441 22.1 120 6.0 0 0.0     74 44 9 0.5 17 71
8 Richards, Laurie 14 116 8.3 50 3.6 166 11.9 64 4.6 1 0.1     12 16 7 0.5 4 46
18 Robertson, Leigh 14 208 14.9 59 4.2 267 19.1 61 4.4 0 0.0     35 45 3 0.2 4 22
13 Ruscuklic, Alex 21 329 15.7 86 4.1 415 19.8 216 10.3 6 0.3     51 50 31 1.5 40 226
12 Sault, Ray 14 194 13.9 51 3.6 245 17.5 57 4.1 1 0.1     26 28 4 0.3 9 33
34 Searl, Doug 19 264 13.9 18 0.9 282 14.8 108 5.7 1 0.1     24 21 2 0.1 1 13
47 Serafini, Renato 2 31 15.5 9 4.5 40 20.0 16 8.0 0 0.0     3 2 0 0.0 3 3
38 Shanahan, Paul 4 34 8.5 12 3.0 46 11.5 19 4.8 0 0.0     2 8 9 2.3 14 68
28 Skinner, Lyle 2 26 13.0 5 2.5 31 15.5 11 5.5 0 0.0     5 4 1 0.5 0 6
24 Sykes, Bill 13 119 9.2 24 1.8 143 11.0 31 2.4 0 0.0     27 28 0 0.0 0 0
21 Thompson, Alan 17 138 8.1 33 1.9 171 10.1 35 2.1 1 0.1     26 19 11 0.6 11 77
33 Wall, David 22 246 11.2 33 1.5 279 12.7 91 4.1 1 0.0     62 27 9 0.4 10 64
29 Wilson, Garry 9 89 9.9 55 6.1 144 16.0 34 3.8 1 0.1     19 14 17 1.9 11 113
11 Zunneberg, Noel 13 116 8.9 28 2.2 144 11.1 47 3.6 1 0.1     24 20 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 5434 12.4 1151 2.6 6585 15.0 1849 4.2 716 1.6     939 872 285 0.6 313 2023
 

Footnotes

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