Michael Clifford FITZPATRICK

Year Inducted 2004
Date of Birth 28th January 1953

PLAYER: 1970-83

GAMES: 258: Subiaco 97; Carlton 150; WA 11

PREMIERSHIPS: Subiaco 1973; Carlton 1979, captain 81-82

HONOURS: Fairest and best Subiaco 1973-74, Carlton 1979

A key figure in Subiaco’s football resurgence in the early 1970’s, a young ruck star in its first premiership in 49 years.  A Rhodes Scholar (he missed the 1977 VFL season while studying).  Mike Fitspatrick was one of the game’s great on-field leaders.  He averaged a goal a game in the VFL career but it was his deeds as a captain which won him a spot in Carlton’s Hall of Fame.  Played 15 finals at Carlton and is one of football’s most respected and thoughtful observers.