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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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1974 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1974 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 1.22.35.66.7 43 LOST St. Kilda 2.33.104.1011.17 83 -40 MOO Apr 6 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 0.02.74.99.13 67 LOST Richmond 8.99.1214.2315.26 116 -49 JUN Apr 13 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 2.14.26.87.11 53 LOST North Melbourne 3.510.713.1317.18 120 -67 ARD Apr 20 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 5.68.714.1118.12 120 WON Collingwood 2.17.511.817.9 111 9 JUN Apr 25 (Thu, 2:00) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 4.18.612.815.10 100 DRAW South Melbourne 1.86.1212.1414.16 100 0 LAK May 4 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 4.37.1010.1318.16 124 WON Hawthorn 3.45.78.1313.16 94 30 JUN May 11 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 3.55.87.108.12 60 LOST Footscray 0.52.106.1212.15 87 -27 VFL May 18 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 3.16.49.716.11 107 WON Essendon 4.57.811.1314.15 99 8 JUN May 25 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 2.23.56.67.10 52 LOST Carlton 6.69.913.1116.15 111 -59 VFL Jun 1 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 3.58.810.1313.15 93 LOST Melbourne 1.36.513.719.10 124 -31 MCG Jun 8 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 1.24.78.910.13 73 LOST Geelong 3.87.108.1310.15 75 -2 KAR Jun 17 (Mon, 2:00) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 2.36.812.1113.14 92 WON St. Kilda 1.33.107.1212.15 87 5 JUN Jun 22 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 2.43.57.89.12 66 LOST Richmond 5.315.822.1629.21 195 -129 VFL Jun 29 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 2.37.613.1219.13 127 LOST Collingwood 4.613.1019.1024.14 158 -31 VIC Jul 6 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 1.22.46.68.7 55 LOST North Melbourne 5.27.58.710.8 68 -13 VFL Jul 13 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 3.17.48.910.13 73 LOST South Melbourne 4.79.914.1219.19 133 -60 JUN Jul 20 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 3.53.56.68.10 58 LOST Hawthorn 2.77.1210.2013.28 106 -48 PRI Jul 27 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 1.63.98.149.16 70 LOST Footscray 1.43.69.614.9 93 -23 JUN Aug 3 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
19 A Fitzroy 3.46.47.88.13 61 LOST Essendon 8.216.620.1224.15 159 -98 WIN Aug 10 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
20 A Fitzroy 0.04.65.1010.15 75 LOST Carlton 2.39.612.1217.14 116 -41 PRI Aug 17 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
21 H Fitzroy 2.44.710.1514.16 100 LOST Melbourne 3.26.613.820.13 133 -33 JUN Aug 24 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
22 H Fitzroy 2.37.610.915.11 101 LOST Geelong 3.55.712.717.11 113 -12 JUN Aug 31 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
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1974 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
25 Austen, Geoff 19 125 6.6 44 2.3 169 8.9 75 3.9 3 3.0     25 34 14 0.7 1 85
24 Booth, Greg 7 59 8.4 7 1.0 66 9.4 12 1.7         9 9 0 0.0 0 0
41 Brain, Ray 5 41 8.2 8 1.6 49 9.8 7 1.4         7 7 0 0.0 0 0
40 Carter, Rod 8 52 6.5 14 1.8 66 8.3 13 1.6         14 11 0 0.0 0 0
20 Christou, Jim 5 42 8.4 15 3.0 57 11.4 5 1.0         9 5 1 0.2 6 12
39 Cruse, Colin 2 8 4.0 6 3.0 14 7.0 2 1.0         2 6 0 0.0 0 0
2 Dare, Norm 5 37 7.4 14 2.8 51 10.2 13 2.6         4 5 1 0.2 1 7
17 Duckworth, John 11 40 3.6 5 0.5 45 4.1 16 1.5         8 9 2 0.2 5 17
32 Farnham, Dean 15 67 4.5 82 5.5 149 9.9 52 3.5 19 19.0     28 30 4 0.3 8 32
16 Formosa, John 2 8 4.0 1 0.5 9 4.5 3 1.5         2 3 0 0.0 2 2
23 Harrington, Dan 3 26 8.7 9 3.0 35 11.7 7 2.3         6 3 0 0.0 1 1
37 Hayes, Kerrin 5 51 10.2 24 4.8 75 15.0 12 2.4         10 10 3 0.6 2 20
7 Irwin, Warwick 20 305 15.3 127 6.4 432 21.6 53 2.7         46 37 25 1.3 29 179
48 Linton, Wayne 5 65 13.0 13 2.6 78 15.6 12 2.4         18 3 1 0.2 2 8
28 Lloyd, Trevor 12 100 8.3 21 1.8 121 10.1 17 1.4 1 1.0     12 16 4 0.3 6 30
34 Lukas, Andrew 15 151 10.1 33 2.2 184 12.3 51 3.4         22 13 0 0.0 0 0
6 McCulloch, Ian 16 140 8.8 90 5.6 230 14.4 80 5.0 4 4.0     40 53 6 0.4 4 40
19 McMahon, David 12 115 9.6 42 3.5 157 13.1 43 3.6         27 27 4 0.3 16 40
36 Merrigan, Harvey 21 205 9.8 55 2.6 260 12.4 75 3.6         44 16 1 0.0 1 7
3 Miller, Ian 16 290 18.1 62 3.9 352 22.0 75 4.7 1 1.0     43 20 6 0.4 6 42
22 Molloy, Shane 7 77 11.0 44 6.3 121 17.3 14 2.0         10 5 0 0.0 0 0
5 Murphy, John 16 345 21.6 86 5.4 431 26.9 68 4.3 1 1.0     84 51 23 1.4 20 158
1 Murray, Kevin 22 235 10.7 72 3.3 307 14.0 53 2.4         55 32 0 0.0 0 0
30 Noonan, Gerry 8 58 7.3 39 4.9 97 12.1 14 1.8         7 6 5 0.6 3 33
11 O'Keeffe, Kevin 10 130 13.0 37 3.7 167 16.7 21 2.1         19 29 2 0.2 3 15
14 Padley, Barry 17 178 10.5 53 3.1 231 13.6 20 1.2         31 28 6 0.4 11 47
8 Richards, Laurie 22 298 13.5 112 5.1 410 18.6 141 6.4 1 1.0     40 44 24 1.1 23 167
26 Robertson, Glenn 6 73 12.2 37 6.2 110 18.3 20 3.3         11 15 2 0.3 1 13
18 Robertson, Leigh 6 55 9.2 15 2.5 70 11.7 14 2.3         9 13 0 0.0 0 0
13 Ruscuklic, Alex 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Sault, Ray 1 11 11.0 3 3.0 14 14.0 1 1.0         1 2 1 1.0 0 6
4 Searl, Doug 14 113 8.1 35 2.5 148 10.6 55 3.9         14 8 24 1.7 25 169
10 Serafini, Renato 9 73 8.1 21 2.3 94 10.4 24 2.7         13 11 6 0.7 9 45
31 Sinclair, Allan 8 45 5.6 8 1.0 53 6.6 22 2.8 1 1.0     6 8 3 0.4 2 20
35 Smith, Chris 12 83 6.9 37 3.1 120 10.0 26 2.2         12 15 1 0.1 1 7
33 Taylor, Neville 17 209 12.3 46 2.7 255 15.0 32 1.9         34 36 7 0.4 2 44
21 Thompson, Alan 12 199 16.6 50 4.2 249 20.8 33 2.8         28 20 4 0.3 3 27
9 Wall, David 18 170 9.4 32 1.8 202 11.2 75 4.2         33 27 35 1.9 35 245
45 Weatherley, Graeme 2 11 5.5 5 2.5 16 8.0 5 2.5         3 3 2 1.0 2 14
15 Whitford, Don 7 48 6.9 14 2.0 62 8.9 5 0.7         12 5 4 0.6 4 28
29 Wilson, Garry 21 423 20.1 164 7.8 587 28.0 82 3.9 1 1.0     104 52 29 1.4 33 207
Totals 440 4763 10.8 1583 3.6 6346 14.4 1348 3.1 32 0.1     902 727 250 0.6 267 1767
 

Footnotes

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