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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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1975 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1975 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 2.25.610.1114.14 98 LOST Richmond 5.69.811.915.13 103 -5 JUN Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 4.47.610.1211.17 83 LOST Footscray 4.28.610.917.14 116 -33 WES Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 1.38.310.512.13 85 LOST Collingwood 4.45.510.1212.15 87 -2 JUN Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 4.45.912.1317.13 115 WON North Melbourne 1.34.116.1311.19 85 30 ARD Apr 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 5.010.514.719.11 125 WON Essendon 5.88.1112.1615.17 107 18 JUN May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 2.45.119.149.20 74 LOST St. Kilda 3.95.108.1311.16 82 -8 VFL May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 3.36.511.913.12 90 LOST Hawthorn 2.18.413.1019.16 130 -40 PRI May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Fitzroy 7.49.713.1113.13 91 WON South Melbourne 2.16.47.511.12 78 13 JUN May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 2.27.516.517.10 112 LOST Melbourne 7.39.811.1218.15 123 -11 MCG May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 5.08.213.615.7 97 LOST Carlton 3.47.510.916.10 106 -9 JUN Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 2.27.610.614.11 95 LOST Geelong 2.86.1013.1713.19 97 -2 KAR Jun 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 5.46.810.1313.20 98 WON Richmond 3.26.1013.1213.18 96 2 MCG Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 2.44.66.811.10 76 LOST Footscray 3.45.810.1512.17 89 -13 JUN Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 5.37.911.1014.12 96 LOST North Melbourne 4.19.613.1115.15 105 -9 JUN Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 1.25.47.511.7 73 LOST Collingwood 3.46.711.1616.19 115 -42 VIC Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 4.37.510.1116.19 115 WON Essendon 2.16.69.911.11 77 38 VFL Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 4.66.87.147.14 56 LOST St. Kilda 1.04.45.1012.15 87 -31 MOO Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 3.96.1610.1615.23 113 WON Hawthorn 2.45.88.1010.19 79 34 JUN Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Fitzroy 6.110.1012.1416.19 115 WON South Melbourne 4.47.1310.1713.20 98 17 LAK Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Fitzroy 6.78.1312.2013.22 100 WON Melbourne 3.16.59.713.11 89 11 JUN Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Fitzroy 3.28.510.711.13 79 WON Carlton 2.34.67.1210.14 74 5 PRI Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Fitzroy 1.17.310.614.9 93 LOST Geelong 5.59.813.918.11 119 -26 VFL Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1975 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
27 Allan, Graeme 15 219 15.6 65 4.6 284 20.3 39 2.8 0 0.0     44 35 17 1.1 17 119
2 Appleton, Rod 5 44 8.8 9 1.8 53 10.6 7 1.4         11 5 2 0.4 3 15
25 Austen, Geoff 7 50 7.1 19 2.7 69 9.9 18 2.6         13 14 0 0.0 1 1
40 Carter, Rod 18 171 10.1 32 1.9 203 11.9 45 2.6 4 1.0     38 34 0 0.0 0 0
20 Christou, Jim 9 74 9.3 16 2.0 90 11.3 20 2.5         11 9 7 0.8 7 49
41 Christou, John 1 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 0 0.0         2 1 0 0.0 0 0
18 Clifton, Jeff 8 28 4.0 12 1.7 40 5.7 11 1.6 0 0.0     9 14 0 0.0 0 0
17 Duckworth, John 18 142 8.4 60 3.5 202 11.9 52 3.1 66 8.3     48 62 14 0.8 11 95
42 Dwyer, Lex 4 47 11.8 13 3.3 60 15.0 12 3.0 0 0.0     2 6 2 0.5 3 15
32 Farnham, Dean 2 5 2.5 1 0.5 6 3.0 1 0.5         3 3 0 0.0 0 0
16 Formosa, John 3 15 5.0 0 0.0 15 5.0 3 1.0         0 3 0 0.0 0 0
7 Irwin, Warwick 21 376 18.8 120 6.0 496 24.8 65 3.3 2 0.3     47 43 26 1.2 30 186
43 Lewis, John 10 29 3.2 10 1.1 39 4.3 22 2.4 105 11.7     1 7 5 0.5 0 30
30 Linton, Wayne 20 302 15.9 74 3.9 376 19.8 59 3.1 0 0.0     53 21 4 0.2 11 35
28 Lloyd, Trevor 2 12 6.0 1 0.5 13 6.5 2 1.0         2 4 0 0.0 0 0
44 Lorenzini, John 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
34 Lukas, Andrew 7 51 7.3 12 1.7 63 9.0 22 3.1 0 0.0     11 6 1 0.1 2 8
6 McCulloch, Ian 14 86 6.6 80 6.2 166 12.8 56 4.3 79 11.3     28 39 2 0.1 2 14
48 McGuinness, Ian 1 5 5.0 0 0.0 5 5.0 1 1.0         2 1 0 0.0 1 1
19 McMahon, David 20 317 16.7 110 5.8 427 22.5 75 3.9 1 0.1     62 60 5 0.3 6 36
36 Merrigan, Harvey 16 97 6.5 28 1.9 125 8.3 48 3.2 0 0.0     16 15 2 0.1 0 12
3 Miller, Ian 21 278 13.9 72 3.6 350 17.5 60 3.0 5 0.6     55 25 11 0.5 7 73
5 Murphy, John 13 291 22.4 68 5.2 359 27.6 69 5.3 0 0.0     52 40 27 2.1 26 188
11 O'Keeffe, Kevin 22 277 13.2 82 3.9 359 17.1 84 4.0 1 0.1     42 39 4 0.2 10 34
14 Padley, Barry 5 61 12.2 13 2.6 74 14.8 12 2.4         16 9 0 0.0 0 0
26 Robertson, Glenn 5 23 4.6 6 1.2 29 5.8 3 0.6 0 0.0     6 5 0 0.0 0 0
13 Ruscuklic, Peter 8 47 5.9 12 1.5 59 7.4 17 2.1 0 0.0     14 9 17 2.1 9 111
12 Sault, Ray 12 97 8.8 29 2.6 126 11.5 18 1.6 0 0.0     20 14 0 0.0 0 0
4 Searl, Doug 22 208 9.9 61 2.9 269 12.8 85 4.0 0 0.0     47 15 7 0.3 5 47
10 Serafini, Renato 18 177 10.4 48 2.8 225 13.2 56 3.3 5 0.7     23 26 34 1.9 30 234
1 Shepherd, Bob 16 216 14.4 62 4.1 278 18.5 58 3.9 0 0.0     20 31 11 0.7 17 83
31 Sinclair, Allan 5 16 3.2 6 1.2 22 4.4 9 1.8 7 2.3     3 3 1 0.2 2 8
35 Smith, Chris 22 150 7.1 64 3.0 214 10.2 72 3.4 7 0.8     28 41 32 1.5 21 213
9 Taylor, Neville 6 18 3.0 6 1.0 24 4.0 6 1.0 0 0.0     5 3 1 0.2 1 7
21 Thompson, Alan 22 365 17.4 108 5.1 473 22.5 58 2.8 1 0.1     76 35 9 0.4 17 71
33 Wall, David 11 112 10.2 36 3.3 148 13.5 48 4.4 0 0.0     20 12 16 1.5 19 115
45 Weatherley, Graeme 12 75 6.3 22 1.8 97 8.1 40 3.3 5 0.6     18 17 14 1.2 15 99
15 Whitford, Don 8 50 7.1 9 1.3 59 8.4 11 1.6 1 0.3     7 9 2 0.3 3 15
29 Wilson, Garry 10 173 17.3 63 6.3 236 23.6 32 3.2 0 0.0     46 25 22 2.2 15 147
Totals 440 4706 10.7 1431 3.3 6137 13.9 1296 2.9 289 0.7     901 740 295 0.7 291 2061
 

Footnotes

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