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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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1977 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1977 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 8.513.1116.1321.17 143 WON Richmond 5.313.1016.1718.21 129 14 JUN Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 3.35.510.712.9 81 LOST Carlton 1.67.812.1416.17 113 -32 PRI Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 2.37.913.1216.12 108 LOST Footscray 4.18.513.720.16 136 -28 VFL Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Fitzroy 3.56.712.1014.14 98 LOST St. Kilda 2.611.814.1319.20 134 -36 MOO Apr 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Fitzroy 2.36.89.912.14 86 LOST Hawthorn 1.75.1112.1321.16 142 -56 JUN Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 4.38.715.919.12 126 LOST South Melbourne 6.412.1115.1621.19 145 -19 LAK May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 3.56.87.1211.14 80 LOST Collingwood 4.410.1211.1515.23 113 -33 JUN May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 2.34.49.514.8 92 LOST Melbourne 1.47.1211.1919.26 140 -48 VFL May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Fitzroy 3.35.68.1310.14 74 LOST North Melbourne 4.35.76.812.12 84 -10 ARD May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Fitzroy 2.26.911.1214.16 100 LOST Essendon 5.212.720.1023.16 154 -54 JUN Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Fitzroy 1.55.78.1311.16 82 LOST Geelong 7.59.613.1020.13 133 -51 KAR Jun 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 3.34.34.56.5 41 LOST Richmond 4.38.69.1113.15 93 -52 MCG Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 3.44.58.911.9 75 WON Carlton 0.33.67.99.14 68 7 JUN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Fitzroy 3.45.88.1210.12 72 LOST St. Kilda 3.25.59.1014.12 96 -24 VFL Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 6.28.414.1115.13 103 WON Footscray 3.26.108.1311.19 85 18 JUN Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Fitzroy 1.45.66.711.12 78 LOST Hawthorn 4.49.815.1220.14 134 -56 PRI Jul 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 0.41.84.107.13 55 LOST South Melbourne 5.59.1113.1516.21 117 -62 JUN Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 2.25.511.913.11 89 LOST Collingwood 6.49.815.918.14 122 -33 VIC Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Fitzroy 7.210.420.523.8 146 WON Melbourne 2.14.35.712.12 84 62 JUN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Fitzroy 3.27.68.89.11 65 LOST North Melbourne 5.76.129.1710.19 79 -14 VFL Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Fitzroy 7.510.1212.1320.17 137 WON Essendon 4.47.610.1310.13 73 64 WIN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Fitzroy 4.67.1312.1619.27 141 WON Geelong 6.69.1013.1414.16 100 41 JUN Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1977 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 20 203 10.2 102 5.1 305 15.3 95 4.8 302 15.1     74 40 4 0.2 1 25
27 Allan, Graeme 21 348 16.6 155 7.4 503 24.0 64 3.0 14 0.7     40 45 25 1.2 25 175
25 Austen, Geoff 15 88 5.9 38 2.5 126 8.4 56 3.7 131 8.7     30 35 5 0.3 5 35
24 Beecroft, Bob 21 179 8.5 64 3.0 243 11.6 106 5.0 96 4.6     40 52 59 2.8 34 388
2 Brown, Brian 15 166 11.1 54 3.6 220 14.7 39 2.6 0 0.0     40 40 2 0.1 3 15
18 Brown, Peter 9 66 7.3 17 1.9 83 9.2 8 0.9 0 0.0     9 7 2 0.2 0 12
28 Carter, Rod 18 159 8.8 43 2.4 202 11.2 37 2.1 0 0.0     45 31 0 0.0 1 1
34 Chapman, Gary 8 47 5.9 28 3.5 75 9.4 10 1.3 0 0.0     11 19 7 0.9 4 46
41 Christou, John 5 24 4.8 12 2.4 36 7.2 3 0.6 0 0.0     4 2 1 0.2 3 9
12 Conlan, Mick 5 70 14.0 14 2.8 84 16.8 6 1.2 0 0.0     14 18 2 0.4 2 14
9 Dare, Norm 2 16 8.0 4 2.0 20 10.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     5 4 0 0.0 0 0
32 Duke, Wayne 6 25 4.2 23 3.8 48 8.0 10 1.7 85 14.2     12 20 1 0.2 2 8
42 Dwyer, Lex 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
38 Fowler, Grant 12 150 12.5 38 3.2 188 15.7 20 1.7 0 0.0     27 28 18 1.5 8 116
47 Gilmore, Shane 4 13 3.3 5 1.3 18 4.5 0 0.0 0 0.0     7 0 0 0.0 1 1
26 Godfrey, Tim 8 69 8.6 19 2.4 88 11.0 16 2.0 0 0.0     17 8 0 0.0 0 0
16 Hansen, Chris 15 129 8.6 66 4.4 195 13.0 52 3.5 54 3.6     13 31 8 0.5 13 61
17 Hodges, Russ 10 124 12.4 41 4.1 165 16.5 34 3.4 0 0.0     31 30 0 0.0 1 1
37 Holmes, Allan 1 3 3.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
7 Irwin, Warwick 22 344 15.6 110 5.0 454 20.6 66 3.0 1 0.0     52 39 17 0.8 17 119
40 Johnston, Peter 6 31 5.2 17 2.8 48 8.0 14 2.3 4 0.7     7 5 9 1.5 7 61
30 Linton, Wayne 8 72 9.0 38 4.8 110 13.8 13 1.6 0 0.0     15 20 3 0.4 2 20
20 MacLeod, Neil 7 54 7.7 19 2.7 73 10.4 10 1.4 0 0.0     14 0 6 0.9 5 41
19 McMahon, David 18 194 10.8 129 7.2 323 17.9 69 3.8 1 0.1     48 49 18 1.0 17 125
36 Merrigan, Harvey 15 133 8.9 42 2.8 175 11.7 69 4.6 3 0.2     30 22 0 0.0 0 0
3 Miller, Ian 21 269 12.8 102 4.9 371 17.7 81 3.9 7 0.3     61 30 3 0.1 2 20
5 Murphy, John 22 469 21.3 130 5.9 599 27.2 80 3.6 5 0.2     101 61 32 1.5 32 224
11 O'Keeffe, Kevin 17 215 12.6 68 4.0 283 16.6 77 4.5 0 0.0     30 36 4 0.2 4 28
14 Padley, Barry 7 74 10.6 45 6.4 119 17.0 12 1.7 0 0.0     15 11 0 0.0 0 0
4 Parke, Greg 15 117 7.8 60 4.0 177 11.8 82 5.5 8 0.5     23 27 17 1.1 12 114
10 Serafini, Renato 1 6 6.0 5 5.0 11 11.0 2 2.0 1 1.0     0 1 2 2.0 2 14
37 Serafini, Laurie 6 38 6.3 26 4.3 64 10.7 13 2.2 1 0.2     9 14 8 1.3 3 51
1 Shepherd, Bob 13 186 14.3 77 5.9 263 20.2 51 3.9 0 0.0     36 22 8 0.6 14 62
31 Sinclair, Allan 11 93 8.5 35 3.2 128 11.6 47 4.3 3 0.3     21 17 3 0.3 4 22
8 Smith, Chris 10 36 3.6 20 2.0 56 5.6 14 1.4 14 1.4     8 11 2 0.2 3 15
21 Thompson, Alan 16 219 13.7 78 4.9 297 18.6 46 2.9 2 0.1     46 28 8 0.5 7 55
13 Vann, Kalev 2 6 3.0 3 1.5 9 4.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     0 3 0 0.0 2 2
22 Ward, Glenn 3 5 1.7 2 0.7 7 2.3 1 0.3 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
15 Whitford, Don 8 44 5.5 25 3.1 69 8.6 9 1.1 0 0.0     11 8 0 0.0 0 0
29 Wilson, Garry 16 330 20.6 127 7.9 457 28.6 64 4.0 6 0.4     61 20 24 1.5 26 170
Totals 440 4816 10.9 1883 4.3 6699 15.2 1382 3.1 738 1.7     1008 838 298 0.7 262 2050
 

Footnotes

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