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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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1976 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1976 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 4.46.711.1214.14 98 LOST Richmond 3.45.912.1316.21 117 -19 MCG Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 7.511.813.1014.17 101 LOST St. Kilda 4.48.714.1015.15 105 -4 JUN Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Fitzroy 2.25.85.96.12 48 LOST Carlton 3.44.68.1014.13 97 -49 VFL Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 1.44.68.1013.13 91 LOST Geelong 3.310.515.919.12 126 -35 KAR Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 2.44.711.1015.13 103 LOST Melbourne 2.510.714.1117.13 115 -12 JUN May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 2.35.67.89.9 63 LOST North Melbourne 4.610.815.1419.21 135 -72 ARD May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 6.49.811.1811.22 88 WON South Melbourne 3.16.97.1012.15 87 1 JUN May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 1.54.87.139.19 73 LOST Collingwood 4.39.613.815.11 101 -28 VIC May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 3.36.812.914.12 96 LOST Hawthorn 6.411.915.1018.15 123 -27 PRI May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 0.25.57.612.15 87 LOST Footscray 4.76.911.1313.13 91 -4 JUN Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 4.57.610.1216.14 110 WON Essendon 1.611.1012.1613.22 100 10 VFL Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 5.412.619.1022.14 146 WON Richmond 2.27.38.613.12 90 56 JUN Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 0.49.910.1213.17 95 WON St. Kilda 4.46.59.711.10 76 19 MOO Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 1.05.97.1117.17 119 WON Geelong 5.77.1111.1513.18 96 23 JUN Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Fitzroy 1.64.86.1310.16 76 LOST Carlton 4.38.610.812.8 80 -4 PRI Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 3.47.711.1415.16 106 LOST Melbourne 5.411.1315.1521.20 146 -40 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 1.21.28.611.7 73 LOST North Melbourne 2.78.78.1213.14 92 -19 JUN Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 0.46.108.1311.14 80 LOST South Melbourne 5.28.412.816.11 107 -27 LAK Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Fitzroy 2.27.59.1017.15 117 WON Collingwood 4.55.77.129.16 70 47 JUN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Fitzroy 3.37.1110.1412.19 91 LOST Hawthorn 8.210.412.914.10 94 -3 JUN Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Fitzroy 2.42.83.133.16 34 LOST Footscray 1.02.32.34.11 35 -1 VFL Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Fitzroy 5.89.1212.1815.20 110 WON Essendon 4.16.76.1010.18 78 32 JUN Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1976 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
6 Alexander, Ron 22 218 9.9 117 5.3 335 15.2 105 4.8 359 16.3     88 34 3 0.1 6 24
27 Allan, Graeme 14 209 14.9 66 4.7 275 19.6 23 1.6 2 0.1     34 35 18 1.3 23 131
25 Austen, Geoff 13 81 6.2 18 1.4 99 7.6 43 3.3 86 6.6     23 14 8 0.6 2 50
24 Beecroft, Bob 13 81 6.2 32 2.5 113 8.7 48 3.7 70 5.4     11 28 17 1.3 13 115
2 Brown, Brian 4 29 7.3 5 1.3 34 8.5 4 1.0 0 0.0     5 5 1 0.3 4 10
28 Carter, Rod 17 161 9.5 22 1.3 183 10.8 43 2.5 2 0.1     48 21 0 0.0 0 0
34 Chapman, Gary 7 53 7.6 21 3.0 74 10.6 12 1.7 0 0.0     14 18 10 1.4 12 72
20 Christou, Jim 4 21 5.3 11 2.8 32 8.0 5 1.3 1 0.3     2 2 5 1.3 1 31
41 Christou, John 1 3 3.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
18 Clifton, Jeff 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
17 Duckworth, John 18 130 7.2 75 4.2 205 11.4 53 2.9 39 2.2     28 54 8 0.4 12 60
42 Dwyer, Lex 1 4 4.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 1 1 1.0 0 6
38 Fowler, Grant 6 31 5.2 5 0.8 36 6.0 4 0.7 0 0.0     7 5 1 0.2 2 8
16 George, Max 8 59 7.4 6 0.8 65 8.1 33 4.1 0 0.0     5 14 20 2.5 22 142
40 Godfrey, Tim 1 3 3.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 1 1
37 Goonan, Leon 2 12 6.0 7 3.5 19 9.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     4 5 1 0.5 1 7
23 Harrington, Dan 4 5 1.3 5 1.3 10 2.5 6 1.5 0 0.0     0 3 0 0.0 0 0
7 Irwin, Warwick 8 97 12.1 23 2.9 120 15.0 11 1.4 0 0.0     23 10 10 1.3 1 61
30 Linton, Wayne 21 270 12.9 117 5.6 387 18.4 53 2.5 0 0.0     58 34 7 0.3 8 50
19 McMahon, David 19 252 13.3 113 5.9 365 19.2 77 4.1 2 0.1     57 38 2 0.1 2 14
36 Merrigan, Harvey 18 157 8.7 45 2.5 202 11.2 62 3.4 2 0.1     34 23 0 0.0 2 2
3 Miller, Ian 22 362 16.5 102 4.6 464 21.1 95 4.3 9 0.4     60 48 13 0.6 11 89
5 Murphy, John 19 319 16.8 60 3.2 379 19.9 59 3.1 6 0.3     62 49 35 1.8 33 243
11 O'Keeffe, Kevin 22 294 13.4 94 4.3 388 17.6 100 4.5 1 0.0     41 38 11 0.5 7 73
14 Padley, Barry 20 203 10.2 66 3.3 269 13.5 34 1.7 0 0.0     51 39 0 0.0 3 3
26 Robertson, Glenn 22 283 12.9 132 6.0 415 18.9 72 3.3 0 0.0     34 48 9 0.4 8 62
13 Ruscuklic, Peter 2 11 5.5 1 0.5 12 6.0 4 2.0 0 0.0     3 4 3 1.5 3 21
12 Sault, Ray 4 26 6.5 4 1.0 30 7.5 3 0.8 0 0.0     6 2 0 0.0 0 0
4 Searl, Doug 12 57 4.8 15 1.3 72 6.0 28 2.3 0 0.0     7 4 5 0.4 3 33
10 Serafini, Renato 14 117 8.4 32 2.3 149 10.6 48 3.4 9 0.6     8 28 24 1.7 24 168
1 Shepherd, Bob 14 187 13.4 72 5.1 259 18.5 52 3.7 0 0.0     22 29 12 0.9 21 93
31 Sinclair, Allan 9 63 7.0 34 3.8 97 10.8 43 4.8 27 3.0     12 18 2 0.2 5 17
8 Smith, Chris 22 167 7.6 62 2.8 229 10.4 88 4.0 30 1.4     35 34 18 0.8 18 126
21 Thompson, Alan 11 124 11.3 40 3.6 164 14.9 23 2.1 1 0.1     26 27 0 0.0 6 6
33 Wall, David 5 33 6.6 6 1.2 39 7.8 16 3.2 0 0.0     7 7 1 0.2 7 13
15 Whitford, Don 18 181 10.1 37 2.1 218 12.1 40 2.2 1 0.1     29 16 2 0.1 5 17
29 Wilson, Garry 22 409 18.6 189 8.6 598 27.2 91 4.1 0 0.0     73 37 32 1.5 42 234
Totals 440 4712 10.7 1640 3.7 6352 14.4 1380 3.1 647 1.5     919 772 279 0.6 308 1982
 

Footnotes

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