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|full club name:||Fitzroy Football Club|
|about:||the Fitzory Lions merged with the Brisbane Bears to form the Brisbane Lions in 1996.|
|club colours:||maroon/red, yellow, blue|
|home ground:||originally the Brunswick Street Oval|
|premierships:||1898, 1899, 1904, 1905, 1913, 1916, 1922, 1944|
|Brownlow medallists:||Haydn Bunton, Sr. – 1931, 1932, 1935
Wilfred Smallhorn – 1933
Dinny Ryan – 1936
Allan Ruthven – 1950
Kevin Murray – 1969
Bernie Quinlan – 1981 (co-winner with Barry Round)
|leading goal kickers||Jimmy Freake – 1915
Jack Moriarty – 1924
Bernie Quinlan – 1983, 1984
|wooden spoons:||1916?, 1936, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1980, 1995, 1996|
- Lawrence 'Laurie' Morgan is the only person to play VFL/AFL football and win an Olympic Gold Medal. He played 34 games for Fitzroy in 1937-39. In 1960 he represented Australia in equestrian, and won two gold medals.
- The 1944 VFL Grand Final was the last time where both teams were led by playing coaches ... Fred Hughson of Fitzroy and Jack Dyer of Richmond.
- Only four teams competed in the war-time season of 1916. Fitzroy finished bottom of the ladder after the regular season, but all four teams played in the finals, with Fitzroy winning the premiership. Adjusting the ladder according to the finals rankings left Richmond as wooden spooners.