Fitzroy FC honour roll

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This is a list of coaches and captains of the Fitzroy Football Club, along with best-and-fairest award winners and leading goalkickers, for every year of the club's participation in the Victorian Football Association, the Victorian/Australian Football League and the Victorian Amateur Football Association.

From 1987 to 1996, Fitzroy's best-and-fairest award was known as the Mitchell Medal, named after Percy Mitchell, a long-serving club administrator and life member.

Victorian Football Association[edit]

1884–1896[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1884 5                          Paddy McShane J. Williams G. Heron & E. Carew 5
1885 6   Paddy McShane   Herbert Rappaport 12
1886 5   Jack Worrall Jack Worrall A. Newlands 18
1887 4   Jack Worrall   Jack Worrall 16
1888 10       W. Schmidt &
James Hogg
12
1889 7   Jack Worrall   Jack Worrall 24
1890 4   Jack Worrall   Jim Grace 35
1881 3   Jack Worrall   Jim Grace 49
1892 2   Jack Worrall Tom Banks Jim Grace 48
1893 5   Tom Banks Tom Banks Jim Grace 48
1894 4   Tom Banks Tom Banks Jim Grace 23
1895 1   Tom Banks   Jim Grace 24
1896 4   Bill Cleary Chris Kiernan Chris Kiernan 19

Victorian/Australian Football League[edit]

1897–1909[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1897 6                          Bill Cleary   Chris Kiernan 11
1898 1   Alec Sloan Mick Grace Chris Kiernan 18
1899 1   Alec Sloan Pat Hickey Bill McSpeerin 18
1900 2   Alec Sloan Mick Grace Chris Kiernan 21
1901 4   Bill McSpeerin   Gerald Brosnan 33
1902 3   Bill McSpeerin   Percy Trotter 22
1903 2   Gerald Brosnan Percy Trotter Percy Trotter 27
1904 1   Gerald Brosnan Jim Sharp Percy Trotter 36
1905 1   Gerald Brosnan Les Millis Alf Wilkinson 30
1906 2   Ern Jenkins Les Millis Percy Trotter 28
1907 7   Ern Jenkins Barclay Bailes &
Wally Johnson
Jim Sharp 24
1908 6   Jim Sharp Herbert Milne &
George Holden
Wally Johnson 27
1909 8   Jim Sharp Bill Walker &
George Lambert
Billy Dick 26

1910–1919[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1910 8   Jim Sharp Herbert Milne Bob Briggs 30
1911 5 Geoff Moriarty Harold McLennan Jack Cooper Bruce Campbell 25
1912 5 Geoff Moriarty Jack Cooper Harold McLennan Jimmy Freake 53
1913 1 Percy Parratt Bill Walker Harold McLennan Jimmy Freake 56
1914 3 Percy Parratt Percy Parratt Jack Cooper Jimmy Freake 47
1915 3 Percy Parratt Percy Parratt George Holden Jimmy Freake 66
1916 1 George Holden Wally Johnson   Tom Heaney 27
1917 2 George Holden George Holden   Jimmy Freake 37
1918 5 George Holden George Holden Jimmy Freake Jimmy Freake 29
1919 5 George Holden &
Ted Melling
Wally Johnson   Bob Merrick 42

1920–1929[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1920 4 Percy Parratt Percy Parratt Len Wigraft Bob Merrick 53
1921 5 Percy Parratt Percy Parratt, &
Chris Lethbridge
Gordon Rattray Bob Merrick 32
1922 1 Vic Belcher Chris Lethbridge Jim Atkinson Bob Merrick 47
1923 2 Vic Belcher Gordon Rattray Goldie Collins Jimmy Freake 45
1924 3 Vic Belcher Jim Atkinson Len Wigraft Jack Moriarty 82
1925 5 Chris Lethbridge    Jim Atkinson Len Wigraft Jack Moriarty 63
1926 8 Vic Belcher Bill Adams Horrie Jenkin Jack Moriarty 48
1927 9 Vic Belcher Len Wigraft Jack Moriarty Jack Moriarty 83
1928 8 Gordon Rattray Gordon Rattray   Jack Moriarty 68
1929 11 Doug Ringrose Charlie Chapman   Jack Moriarty 58

1930–1939[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1930 9 Colin Niven Colin Niven   Charlie Chapman 46
1931 10 Colin Niven Colin Niven   Jack Moriarty 53
1932 10 Frank Maher Haydn Bunton Senior
Jack Sexton
  Jack Moriarty 81
1933 5 Frank Maher Jack Sexton
Jack Moriarty
  Jack Moriarty 70
1934 8 Jack Cashman
Len Wigraft
Jack Cashman
Fred Davies
Haydn Bunton Senior Len Pye 39
1935 7 Percy Rowe Charlie Cameron Haydn Bunton Senior Dinny Ryan 46
1936 12 Haydn Bunton Senior Haydn Bunton Senior   Haydn Bunton Senior 33
1937 7 Gordon Rattray Haydn Bunton Senior   Haydn Bunton Senior 37
1938 10 Gordon Rattray Frank Curcio   Fred Hughson 62
1939 8 Gordon Rattray Frank Curcio   Clen Denning 37

1940–1949[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1940 7 Dan Minogue Frank Curcio   Claude Curtin 56
1941 7 Dan Minogue Frank Curcio   Claude Curtin 65
1942 6 Dan Minogue Maurie Hearn   Claude Curtin 61
1943 3 Fred Hughson Fred Hughson   Jack Grant 42
1944 1 Fred Hughson Fred Hughson Allan Ruthven Allan Ruthven 46
1945 6 Fred Hughson Fred Hughson Allan Ruthven Allan Ruthven 42
1946 8 Fred Hughson Fred Hughson Allan Ruthven Claude Curtin 56
1947 3 Fred Hughson Fred Hughson Norm Johnstone Eddie Hart 64
1948 7 Charlie Cameron Allan Ruthven Allan Ruthven Eddie Hart 61
1949 7 Norm Smith Norm Smith Allan Ruthven Eddie Hart 53

1950–1959[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1950 5 Norm Smith Norm Smith
Allan Ruthven
Bill Stephen Eddie Hart 50
1951 5 Norm Smith Allan Ruthven Vic Chanter Eddie Hart 65
1952 3 Allan Ruthven    Allan Ruthven Neville Broderick Tony Ongarello 50
1953 6 Allan Ruthven Allan Ruthven Don Furness Joe Hickey 40
1954 11 Allan Ruthven Allan Ruthven Bill Stephen Allan Ruthven 31
1955 9 Bill Stephen Bill Stephen Don Furness Norm Johnstone 32
1956 8 Bill Stephen Bill Stephen Kevin Murray Tony Ongarello[1] 33
1957 11 Bill Stephen Bill Stephen Graham Campbell Owen Abrahams 31
1958 4 Len Smith Alan Gale Kevin Murray Tony Ongarello 53
1959 5 Len Smith Alan Gale Ron Harvey Kevin Wright 43

1960–1969[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1960 3 Len Smith             Alan Gale Kevin Murray Kevin Wright 36
1961 5 Len Smith Alan Gale Kevin Murray Owen Abrahams 32
1962 10 Len Smith Owen Abrahams Kevin Murray Wally Clark 21
1963 12 Kevin Murray Kevin Murray Kevin Murray Gary Lazarus 35
1964 12 Kevin Murray Kevin Murray Kevin Murray Ralph Rogerson 27
1965 11 Bill Stephen Ralph Rogerson Norm Brown Gary Lazarus 32
1966 12 Bill Stephen Ralph Rogerson
John Hayes
Norm Brown Gary Lazarus 39
1967 11 Bill Stephen Kevin Murray Norm Brown Gary Lazarus 35
1968 11 Bill Stephen Kevin Murray Kevin Murray &
John Murphy
Doug Searl 31
1969 10 Bill Stephen Kevin Murray Kevin Murray Doug Searl 68

1970–1979[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1970 9 Bill Stephen Kevin Murray John Murphy Alex Ruscuklic 49
1971 6 Graham Donaldson Kevin Murray John Murphy John Murphy 47
1972 9 Graham Donaldson Kevin Murray Garry Wilson Garry Wilson 37
1973 8 Graham Donaldson John Murphy John Murphy Garry Wilson 43
1974 11 Graham Donaldson
Graham Campbell
John Murphy Harvey Merrigan David Wall 35
1975 11 Kevin Rose John Murphy Warwick Irwin Renato Serafini 34
1976 11 Kevin Rose John Murphy Garry Wilson John Murphy 35
1977 10 Kevin Rose John Murphy John Murphy Bob Beecroft 59
1978 9 Graham Campbell Harvey Merrigan  Garry Wilson Bob Beecroft 65
1979 4 Bill Stephen Ron Alexander Garry Wilson Bob Beecroft 87

1980–1989[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1980 12 Bill Stephen           Ron Alexander   Garry Wilson Bob Beecroft 63
1981 4 Robert Walls Garry Wilson Ron Alexander Bernie Quinlan 73
1982 6 Robert Walls Garry Wilson Matt Rendell Bernie Quinlan 53
1983 4 Robert Walls Garry Wilson Matt Rendell Bernie Quinlan 116
1984 5 Robert Walls Garry Wilson Ross Thornton Bernie Quinlan 105
1985 9 Robert Walls Matt Rendell Paul Roos Bernie Quinlan 84
1986 3 David Parkin Matt Rendell Paul Roos Richard Osborne 62
1987 11 David Parkin Matt Rendell Scott McIvor Richard Osborne 62
1988 12 David Parkin Paul Roos Darren Kappler Richard Osborne 60
1989 6 Rod Austin Paul Roos Gary Pert Richard Osborne 68

1990–1996[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
1990 12 Rod Austin            Paul Roos Scott Clayton Paul Roos 49
1991 14 Robert Shaw Richard Osborne Paul Roos Darren Wheildon 29
1992 10 Robert Shaw Paul Roos Paul Roos Richard Osborne 58
1993 11 Robert Shaw Paul Roos Alastair Lynch Alastair Lynch 68
1994 14 Robert Shaw Paul Roos Paul Roos Darren Wheildon 26
1995 16 Bernie Quinlan
Alan McConnell
Brad Boyd Brad Boyd Chris Johnson 25
1996 16 Mick Nunan
Alan McConnell
Brad Boyd Martin Pike Anthony Mellington 22

Victorian Amateur Football Association[edit]

2009–2012[edit]

Year Pos Coach Captain Best-and-fairest Leading Goalkicker Goals
2009 2 Simon Taylor            James O'Reilly Conor Dullard Ross Borland  ??
2010 7 Simon Taylor James O'Reilly Patrick O'Connor Ross Borland  ??
2011 8 Tim Bell James O'Reilly James McGee Will Pickering 59
2012 6 Michael Pickering Rory Angiolella 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Ongarello was the last VFL footballer ever to attempt to score a goal using a place kick.[1]

References[edit]

  • Dom has footy flourishing in the jungle. (2005, June). The Lions Tale, p. 14
  • Hutchinson, G.; Lang, R.; Ross, J. (1997). Roar of the Lions. Port Melbourne: Lothian Books. ISBN 0-85091-880-4. 
  • Lovett, Michael (ed.) (2005). AFL Record Guide to Season 2005. Melbourne: AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-6-5. 

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