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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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1979 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Fitzroy's 1979 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Fitzroy 2.49.813.1621.23 149 WON Collingwood 1.52.75.129.15 69 80 VIC Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Fitzroy 4.59.711.1312.14 86 LOST South Melbourne 5.29.715.921.13 139 -53 JUN Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Fitzroy 2.24.79.1016.16 112 LOST Richmond 5.112.315.720.12 132 -20 MCG Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Fitzroy 1.54.108.1111.16 82 LOST Carlton 4.58.914.1820.19 139 -57 JUN Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Fitzroy 7.911.1420.1725.22 172 WON Essendon 1.14.45.810.16 76 96 WIN May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Fitzroy 4.412.617.1324.19 163 WON Melbourne 4.611.718.1021.14 140 23 MCG May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Fitzroy 2.68.1312.1414.18 102 WON Hawthorn 0.80.147.1711.24 90 12 JUN May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Fitzroy 4.75.1013.2021.22 148 WON North Melbourne 2.49.710.913.16 94 54 ARD May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Fitzroy 3.28.810.1118.15 123 WON St. Kilda 5.76.811.1011.12 78 45 JUN Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Fitzroy 6.59.816.1417.17 119 WON Footscray 1.05.48.411.8 74 45 VFL Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Fitzroy 4.57.711.1619.18 132 WON Geelong 0.33.84.99.11 65 67 JUN Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Fitzroy 5.510.1112.1517.20 122 WON Collingwood 3.35.89.1211.14 80 42 VFL Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Fitzroy 4.610.916.1220.16 136 WON South Melbourne 4.88.1110.1415.20 110 26 LAK Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Fitzroy 1.04.24.59.11 65 LOST Carlton 4.710.916.1317.14 116 -51 VFL Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Fitzroy 5.411.615.1020.15 135 LOST Richmond 6.710.1416.1622.20 152 -17 SCG Jul 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Fitzroy 4.69.1112.1416.16 112 WON Essendon 3.25.310.315.9 99 13 JUN Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Fitzroy 7.714.1426.1736.22 238 WON Melbourne 2.12.54.86.12 48 190 VFL Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Fitzroy 1.34.137.1715.25 115 WON Hawthorn 4.68.612.1015.14 104 11 PRI Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Fitzroy 1.23.65.107.12 54 LOST North Melbourne 3.39.1014.1417.19 121 -67 JUN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Fitzroy 2.27.98.1110.16 76 WON St. Kilda 3.23.47.69.6 60 16 MOO Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Fitzroy 0.312.714.1122.19 151 WON Footscray 5.66.1012.1514.16 100 51 JUN Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Fitzroy 4.39.712.1215.17 107 LOST Geelong 6.57.810.1416.16 112 -5 KAR Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF H Fitzroy 9.411.914.1717.22 124 WON Essendon 1.32.43.85.13 43 81 VFL Sep 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A Fitzroy 3.45.136.1712.22 94 LOST Collingwood 3.55.712.1316.20 116 -22 MCG Sep 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1979 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 24 215 9.0 173 7.2 388 16.2 110 4.6 549 22.9     97 52 2 0.1 4 16
27 Allan, Graeme 23 354 15.4 186 8.1 540 23.5 81 3.5 16 0.7     38 57 26 1.1 40 196
24 Beecroft, Bob 24 175 7.3 35 1.5 210 8.8 120 5.0 45 1.9     25 46 87 3.6 45 567
37 Bramley, Malcolm 4 10 2.5 18 4.5 28 7.0 1 0.3 0 0.0     2 5 1 0.3 0 6
18 Brown, Peter 6 50 8.3 20 3.3 70 11.7 11 1.8 0 0.0     4 6 1 0.2 1 7
2 Brown, Brian 6 43 7.2 31 5.2 74 12.3 11 1.8 0 0.0     13 7 0 0.0 0 0
28 Carter, Rod 1 7 7.0 1 1.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Conlan, Mick 20 199 10.0 46 2.3 245 12.3 36 1.8 0 0.0     23 43 27 1.4 25 187
32 Duke, Wayne 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 3.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
1 Fowler, Grant 5 20 4.0 20 4.0 40 8.0 4 0.8 0 0.0     4 5 3 0.6 2 20
3 Frazer, John 1 4 4.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 1 1.0     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
16 Hansen, Chris 23 218 9.5 109 4.7 327 14.2 87 3.8 86 3.7     43 53 6 0.3 6 42
56 Harris, Leon 20 180 9.0 171 8.6 351 17.6 22 1.1 0 0.0     48 44 8 0.4 7 55
14 Higgins, Kevin 24 343 14.3 120 5.0 463 19.3 66 2.8 0 0.0     53 38 0 0.0 1 1
7 Irwin, Warwick 24 404 16.8 114 4.8 518 21.6 79 3.3 3 0.1     53 61 25 1.0 43 193
44 Johnston, Peter 2 4 2.0 6 3.0 10 5.0 3 1.5 1 0.5     0 5 0 0.0 0 0
13 Keays, Peter 17 161 9.5 59 3.5 220 12.9 24 1.4 1 0.1     30 32 0 0.0 0 0
34 Lawrie, Grant 3 9 3.0 2 0.7 11 3.7 3 1.0 1 0.3     1 1 1 0.3 1 7
26 MacLeod, Keith 2 15 7.5 12 6.0 27 13.5 6 3.0 0 0.0     2 5 0 0.0 0 0
23 McCarthy, Gerald 23 206 9.0 134 5.8 340 14.8 85 3.7 34 1.5     24 56 11 0.5 12 78
19 McMahon, David 24 276 11.5 185 7.7 461 19.2 114 4.8 2 0.1     58 83 36 1.5 29 245
36 Merrigan, Harvey 19 180 9.5 51 2.7 231 12.2 69 3.6 0 0.0     33 33 5 0.3 1 31
35 Mugavin, Noel 18 85 4.7 73 4.1 158 8.8 21 1.2 3 0.2     19 30 6 0.3 2 38
11 O'Keeffe, Kevin 8 43 5.4 32 4.0 75 9.4 14 1.8 3 0.4     5 6 5 0.6 5 35
43 Poynton, Michael 6 46 7.7 30 5.0 76 12.7 9 1.5 0 0.0     10 9 2 0.3 2 14
5 Quinlan, Bernie 22 313 14.2 106 4.8 419 19.0 116 5.3 69 3.1     40 53 48 2.2 39 327
15 Richardson, Max 23 236 10.3 89 3.9 325 14.1 60 2.6 1 0.0     30 55 34 1.5 44 248
10 Serafini, Laurie 24 186 7.8 123 5.1 309 12.9 76 3.2 0 0.0     54 21 0 0.0 1 1
8 Smith, Chris 21 171 8.1 124 5.9 295 14.0 89 4.2 3 0.1     37 42 3 0.1 2 20
33 Taylor, Neville 22 202 9.2 84 3.8 286 13.0 25 1.1 1 0.0     44 38 1 0.0 0 6
21 Thompson, Alan 1 13 13.0 4 4.0 17 17.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     4 0 0 0.0 1 1
9 Walls, Robert 15 191 12.7 52 3.5 243 16.2 68 4.5 8 0.5     32 45 30 2.0 23 203
29 Wilson, Garry 24 454 18.9 236 9.8 690 28.8 139 5.8 4 0.2     90 41 46 1.9 50 326
Totals 480 5013 10.4 2447 5.1 7460 15.5 1551 3.2 834 1.7     920 975 414 0.9 387 2871
 

Footnotes

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