Denis Fitzgerald

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Denis William Fitzgerald
Born
Monday, 14th November, 1949
Current Age
69 years and 223 days
Place Of Birth
Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Granduncle
Andrew Farnsworth

Biography

Lanky Eels forward played for NSW as early as 1971 but reached his peak later in his career when he gained selection in Australia's World Series squads in 1975 and 1977. Interestingly, while still a player, Fitzgerald led a reform group in 1973 that brought new blood to the club's administration - and was to repel a similar faction in his dual role of League and Football Club Chief Executive in 1992. A member of P’matta's first grand final team (beaten by Manly in 1976) he was a reserve the following year in both the historic draw and replay against St George. He retired at age 27 to enter club administration and oversaw the fortunes of the club during the ‘golden eighties’ that produced four premiership titles. An original member of the 9-man NSWRL Board in 1983 Fitzgerald was personally under siege during the early 1990s but survived several challenges (most notably from former star player Ray Price) to remain ‘el supremo’ of the club. In 1996 he was appointed to the ARL Board and was a member of the inaugural NRL Board, but resigned both posts by the end of 1999. Fitzgerald again shouldered criticism with his support of coach Brian Smith after the club’s loss in the 2001 grand final and 2005 final before finally sacking him before the start of the 2006 season.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1975, 1977 5 1 -   - 3 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1975-1977 5 1 0   0 3 5 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1975, 1977 5 1 -   - 3 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1975-1977 5 1 0   0 3 5 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1971, 1976-77 5 - -   - - 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1976-77 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1971-1977 7 0 0   0 7 0 0 100.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1970 ? 4 -   - 12  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1971 ? 5 -   - 15  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1972 ? 6 -   - 18  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1973 ? - -   - -  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1974 ? 9 -   - 27  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1975 ? 5 -   - 15  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1976 ? 4 -   - 12  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1977 16 4 -   - 12 11 4 1 68.75% Match list
Overall 1970-1977 ? 37 0   0 111 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1970-77 ? 37 -   - 111 ? ? ? ?  
Parramatta 1977 16 4 -   - 12 11 4 1 68.75% Match list
Overall 1970-1977 ? 37 0   0 111 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1977 4 - -   - - 1 2 1 25.00% Match list
Overall 1977 4 0 0   0 1 2 1 25.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1970-77 ? 37 -   - 111 ? ? ? ?  
Parramatta 1977 18 4 -   - 12 12 5 1 66.67% Match list
Overall 1970-1977 ? 37 0   0 111 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 02:32:00 +0000 (Sydney time)