Career : 1978 - 1980
Debut : Round 3, 1978 v Melbourne, aged 18 years, 272 days
874th Carlton Player
Games : 9
Goals : 4
Last game : Round 7, 1980 v Hawthorn, aged 20 years, 289 days
Guernsey No. 6
Height : 184cm
Weight : 87kg
DOB : 17 July 1959
No relation to Mike Fitzpatrick (although their careers at Carlton coincided) Peter Fitzpatrick joined the Blues from Golden Square in 1978. He showed glimpses of real ability in his nine senior games, but found the going tough when he was forced to compete for a place in the team against the likes of Jim Buckley, Wayne Harmes, Peter McConville and Barry Armstrong.
Later, Fitzpatrick bobbed up at St Kilda in 1980. He managed another four games for the Saints, then moved on to SANFL club Woodville for the 1981 season. In 1982 he move back to Victoria and played for VFA club Sandringham in which he would later captain in 1987 and 1988, he was also a member of their 1985 premiership team. In 1989, he transferred to arch-rival VFA club Port Melbourne after a falling out with Sandringham coach and ex Hawk Bob Keddie.
In 1975, Fitzpatrick won the Bendigo Football Leagues Best and Fairest in the U/18's competition whilst playing for Golden Square.
Career Highlights1978 - Reserves Best First Year Player Award
1979 - 2nd Reserves Best & Fairest