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Len Fitzgerald

Len Fitzgerald

1945-1950
5
Other Guernsey Nos.
10, 19, 7

96 CFC Games Played

49 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
7 May 1929
Date of Death
17 April 2007
Recruited From
Collingwood Tech
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1945
Height:
183cm
Weight:
86kg

Biography

Fitzgerald started at Collingwood when only 15 years and 349 days old.

A half forward with strength, great ball-distribution and uncanny position sense, he was lost to Collingwood in his prime when a Sturt supporter offered him a job early in 1950.

This was in the midst of an upheaval at Collingwood and it was said that John Wren had promised a political ally in South Australia that he would push the clearance through.

A bargain was struck when Fitzgerald returned to the Magpies for the last four games of 1950 on the condition that he would be cleared the next year.

He duly went to Sturt and won the Magarey Medal in 1952, 1954 and 1959.

He was selected in the All-Australian side after the 1953 carnival.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1945-1950 96 49 8 63%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1945 21 0 10

1945 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 2 Sydney L 0 10 View match >
Round 3 Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 0 10 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 0 10 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 0 10 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 0 10 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy L 0 10 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 0 10 View match >
Round 10 Geelong W 0 10 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs L 0 10 View match >
Round 12 North Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 0 10 View match >
Round 14 Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 0 10 View match >
Round 16 Essendon W 0 10 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 0 10 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 0 10 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 0 10 View match >
Semi Final Sydney L 0 10 View match >
Preliminary Final Carlton L 0 10 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1946 19 29 0 7

1946 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 1 0 7 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 0 7 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 0 7 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 0 7 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs L 4 0 7 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 0 7 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 7 View match >
Round 9 Essendon L 0 7 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 1 0 7 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 4 0 7 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 3 0 7 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 1 0 7 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne W 4 0 7 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 1 0 7 View match >
Round 16 Richmond L 1 0 7 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 5 0 7 View match >
Semi Final Essendon D 3 0 7 View match >
Semi Final Essendon L 0 7 View match >
Preliminary Final Melbourne L 1 0 7 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1947 18 0 5

1947 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 0 5 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 0 5 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 0 5 View match >
Round 4 Sydney W 0 5 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs L 0 5 View match >
Round 7 Richmond L 0 5 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 0 5 View match >
Round 9 Carlton W 0 5 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 0 5 View match >
Round 11 North Melbourne W 0 5 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy L 0 5 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 0 5 View match >
Round 14 Geelong W 0 5 View match >
Round 15 Sydney D 0 5 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 0 5 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 0 5 View match >
Round 18 Richmond L 0 5 View match >
Round 19 Essendon L 0 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1948 18 7 0 5

1948 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 0 5 View match >
Round 2 Sydney W 0 5 View match >
Round 3 Essendon L 0 5 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 0 5 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 0 5 View match >
Round 6 Richmond L 0 5 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 0 5 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne W 1 0 5 View match >
Round 9 Hawthorn W 0 5 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy W 0 5 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 0 5 View match >
Round 12 North Melbourne W 1 0 5 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 1 0 5 View match >
Round 16 Carlton L 0 5 View match >
Round 17 Richmond W 1 0 5 View match >
Round 19 Melbourne L 0 5 View match >
Semi Final Western Bulldogs W 2 0 5 View match >
Preliminary Final Melbourne L 1 0 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1949 16 5 0 5

1949 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 1 0 5 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 0 5 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy L 1 0 5 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 0 5 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 0 5 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 1 0 5 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 1 0 5 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 0 5 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 0 5 View match >
Round 12 North Melbourne L 0 5 View match >
Round 13 Melbourne L 0 5 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy W 1 0 5 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 0 5 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs W 0 5 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda L 0 5 View match >
Semi Final Essendon L 0 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1950 4 8 0 19

1950 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 15 Hawthorn W 3 0 19 View match >
Round 16 Geelong L 1 0 19 View match >
Round 17 Richmond L 3 0 19 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs W 1 0 19 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 96 49
Avg/Game   0.51
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

485

Total AFL Games
96
Total AFL Goals
49
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1945
CFC Last Game
Round 18, 1950
Recruited From
Collingwood Tech
Full Name
Len Fitzgerald
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