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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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1978 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1978 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Fitzroy 4.38.311.515.11 101 LOST St. Kilda 1.49.814.1016.13 109 -8 JUN Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Fitzroy 5.38.716.1323.19 157 LOST Melbourne 4.714.1520.2024.23 167 -10 MCG Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 3.47.1010.1314.17 101 LOST Essendon 6.58.710.1115.15 105 -4 WIN Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 2.56.911.1021.17 143 WON South Melbourne 6.39.816.1218.16 124 19 JUN Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 5.48.611.1015.12 102 WON Hawthorn 4.47.1111.1414.17 101 1 PRI Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Fitzroy 1.27.410.714.12 96 LOST Collingwood 6.511.1118.1422.16 148 -52 JUN May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Fitzroy 4.36.411.814.11 95 LOST North Melbourne 3.18.611.814.14 98 -3 ARD May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 2.44.55.79.7 61 LOST Carlton 1.23.56.158.15 63 -2 PRI May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 8.48.711.1113.14 92 LOST Footscray 4.28.513.718.9 117 -25 JUN May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 1.13.68.1211.14 80 LOST Richmond 6.79.1211.1312.14 86 -6 MCG Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 2.46.812.1016.15 111 LOST Geelong 3.910.1314.1616.18 114 -3 JUN Jun 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Fitzroy 4.48.614.920.14 134 WON St. Kilda 4.26.313.517.9 111 23 MOO Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Fitzroy 5.47.916.1719.27 141 WON Melbourne 2.36.77.108.13 61 80 VFL Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 2.53.138.1413.15 93 LOST South Melbourne 5.213.519.1022.11 143 -50 LAK Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 4.313.613.715.11 101 WON Essendon 2.55.79.1411.17 83 18 JUN Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 4.312.716.818.14 122 WON Hawthorn 3.68.1014.1417.19 121 1 JUN Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Fitzroy 2.45.67.1011.11 77 LOST Collingwood 2.26.612.1016.11 107 -30 VFL Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Fitzroy 5.67.810.1311.16 82 LOST North Melbourne 1.09.416.619.10 124 -42 JUN Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Fitzroy 0.24.47.88.10 58 LOST Carlton 5.55.96.109.15 69 -11 VFL Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Fitzroy 7.212.720.1021.13 139 WON Footscray 1.22.56.109.17 71 68 WES Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Fitzroy 3.110.613.1020.14 134 WON Richmond 10.410.514.1117.15 117 17 JUN Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Fitzroy 2.13.33.65.8 38 LOST Geelong 3.97.117.1913.22 100 -62 KAR Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1978 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 22 240 10.9 119 5.4 359 16.3 117 5.3 331 15.0     71 52 5 0.2 3 33
27 Allan, Graeme 9 120 13.3 53 5.9 173 19.2 29 3.2 0 0.0     18 20 10 1.1 6 66
25 Austen, Geoff 10 63 6.3 16 1.6 79 7.9 35 3.5 48 4.8     26 34 3 0.3 6 24
24 Beecroft, Bob 19 116 6.1 30 1.6 146 7.7 72 3.8 25 1.3     16 41 65 3.4 28 418
24 Blair, John 4 16 4.0 2 0.5 18 4.5 6 1.5 3 0.8     7 8 2 0.5 1 13
2 Brown, Brian 19 272 14.3 72 3.8 344 18.1 68 3.6 0 0.0     96 23 0 0.0 0 0
18 Brown, Peter 16 142 8.9 24 1.5 166 10.4 42 2.6 0 0.0     25 31 5 0.3 14 44
4 Bux, Graham 2 16 8.0 10 5.0 26 13.0 7 3.5 1 0.5     5 4 0 0.0 0 0
28 Carter, Rod 14 92 6.6 21 1.5 113 8.1 24 1.7 3 0.2     31 9 0 0.0 0 0
34 Chapman, Gary 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     3 2 0 0.0 4 4
12 Conlan, Mick 17 154 9.1 29 1.7 183 10.8 31 1.8 0 0.0     11 41 19 1.1 19 133
32 Duke, Wayne 2 4 2.0 4 2.0 8 4.0 3 1.5 6 3.0     1 4 0 0.0 0 0
38 Fowler, Grant 12 87 7.3 24 2.0 111 9.3 13 1.1 1 0.1     18 20 9 0.8 8 62
3 Frazer, John 5 16 3.2 0 0.0 16 3.2 5 1.0 0 0.0     8 3 10 2.0 2 62
26 Godfrey, Tim 2 2 1.0 1 0.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
16 Hansen, Chris 17 144 8.5 45 2.6 189 11.1 80 4.7 19 1.1     30 24 0 0.0 2 2
17 Hodges, Russ 21 184 8.8 50 2.4 234 11.1 29 1.4 0 0.0     62 51 3 0.1 0 18
7 Irwin, Warwick 22 401 18.2 114 5.2 515 23.4 63 2.9 0 0.0     61 42 35 1.6 25 235
13 Keays, Peter 14 150 10.7 34 2.4 184 13.1 47 3.4 1 0.1     29 19 0 0.0 1 1
48 Lawrie, Grant 9 50 5.6 13 1.4 63 7.0 31 3.4 0 0.0     9 7 13 1.4 2 80
30 Linton, Wayne 11 103 9.4 48 4.4 151 13.7 25 2.3 0 0.0     29 21 2 0.2 4 16
20 MacLeod, Neil 3 10 3.3 3 1.0 13 4.3 3 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 1 0.3 2 8
23 McCarthy, Gerald 20 150 7.5 76 3.8 226 11.3 59 3.0 18 0.9     35 34 6 0.3 10 46
19 McMahon, David 22 284 12.9 141 6.4 425 19.3 119 5.4 10 0.5     57 75 33 1.5 38 236
36 Merrigan, Harvey 20 145 7.3 39 2.0 184 9.2 58 2.9 3 0.2     45 31 2 0.1 3 15
35 Mugavin, Noel 1 4 4.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 1 1
11 O'Keeffe, Kevin 2 12 6.0 9 4.5 21 10.5 4 2.0 0 0.0     3 2 0 0.0 1 1
14 Padley, Barry 15 105 7.0 32 2.1 137 9.1 17 1.1 0 0.0     21 31 18 1.2 7 115
49 Pretto, Rino 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 1 1.0 0 6
5 Quinlan, Bernie 14 198 14.1 62 4.4 260 18.6 77 5.5 24 1.7     32 45 18 1.3 15 123
10 Serafini, Laurie 22 166 7.5 94 4.3 260 11.8 73 3.3 2 0.1     42 35 0 0.0 2 2
31 Sinclair, Allan 1 5 5.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 2 2.0     3 2 0 0.0 1 1
8 Smith, Chris 20 194 9.7 73 3.7 267 13.4 101 5.1 12 0.6     47 29 0 0.0 0 0
46 Taylor, Neville 3 18 6.0 3 1.0 21 7.0 2 0.7 0 0.0     3 4 1 0.3 1 7
21 Thompson, Alan 11 134 12.2 53 4.8 187 17.0 35 3.2 0 0.0     32 14 0 0.0 2 2
42 Walls, Robert 14 174 12.4 26 1.9 200 14.3 71 5.1 7 0.5     26 44 24 1.7 25 169
15 Whitford, Don 1 9 9.0 2 2.0 11 11.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
29 Wilson, Garry 22 453 20.6 193 8.8 646 29.4 134 6.1 0 0.0     80 41 41 1.9 38 284
Totals 440 4439 10.1 1521 3.5 5960 13.5 1484 3.4 516 1.2     989 849 326 0.7 272 2228
 

Footnotes

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