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Playing Career
1924-1933 – Fitzroy

Games
157

Goals
626

Playing Honours
Fitzroy Best & Fairest – 1927
Fitzroy Captain – 1933
Fitzroy Leading Goal Kicker – 1924-29, 1931-33
VFL Leading Goal Kicker – 1924
Fitzroy Team of the Century
Lions Life Member
Victorian State Representative (11 times)

 

 

Standing at only 178cm and weighing in at just nine stone four pounds – or around 60kg in today's measurements – Jack Moriarty wasn't your typical full-forward.

But his spectacular ability to leap over opponents, take strong marks overhead, and create scoring chances at ground level, made him one of the Club's greatest ever goal-kickers.

Moriarty made an immediate impact after moving across from Essendon in 1924, kicking seven goals in each of his first three games with Fitzroy.

He went on to kick a total of 626 goals with the Club at a remarkable average of four goals per game, and led Fitzroy's goal-kicking tally a record nine times in his 10 seasons.

His finest individual effort came in 1928 when he booted 12 goals against North Melbourne at Arden Street – a record which still stands as the equal greatest haul of any player in Club history.

Moriarty also won Fitzroy's Best & Fairest in 1927, Captained the Club in 1933, and was selected to represent Victoria in every year until he retired.

He might have been small in stature, but Jack Moriarty was a true 'giant' of the game.