Brad Fittler

Australian Rugby League Player and Coach
Born Feb 5, 1972

Bradley Scott "Freddie" Fittler AM is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. The current coach of NSW City team in the City vs. Country clash, he coached in the NRL for the Sydney Roosters between 2007 and 2009. As a player, Fittler captained both New South Wales and Australia, and in 2000 was awarded the Golden Boot award.… Read More

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1972 Birth Born on February 5, 1972.


1988 16 Years Old Fittler was born in Auburn, New South Wales, Australia of German descent. Fittler began playing junior rugby league for the Ashcroft Stallions and Mounties before moving to Cambridge Park. While attending Ashcroft High School, St Dominic's College then later, McCarthy Catholic Senior High School Emu Plains, Fittler played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1988 and 1989.
1989 17 Years Old Brad Fittler's first grade career started in 1989 at the Penrith Panthers while he was still attending McCarthy Catholic Senior High School in the western suburbs of Sydney. … Read More
1990 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Fittler played in the centres in Penrith's 18-14 loss to the Canberra Raiders in the 1990 Grand Final and at the end of the season was selected for Australia and went on the 1990 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France. … Read More
1991 19 Years Old The following year he was in the Panthers' premiership winning-side of 1991. … Read More


During the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, he helped Australia retain The Ashes.
By 1995 Fittler was the world's highest-paid rugby league player, reportedly earning $1.05 million for the season. … Read More
1996 24 Years Old In 1996, he joined the Sydney Roosters where he played nine seasons, captaining them to the 2002 NRL Grand Final victory. … Read More
1997 25 Years Old The Rothmans Medal for player of the 1997 ARL Premiership was awarded to Sydney City Roosters captain and five-eighth, Fittler.
1999 27 Years Old Fittler was selected for the Australian team to compete in the end of season 1999 Rugby League Tri-Nations tournament. … Read More
2000 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He captained Australia in 20 Tests, winning 17 and losing 3, and in a further 5 victories in the 2000 World Cup. … Read More


2006 34 Years Old …  He was named a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours List. … Read More
Fittler remains the youngest NSW State of Origin player (18 years 114 days) and was once the youngest Kangaroo representative (18 years 247 days) until Israel Folau made his debut in late 2007. … Read More
2009 37 Years Old 1 More Event
On 20 June 2009, it was reported in the Townsville Bulletin that, a day earlier, a drunken Fittler had tried to gain access to the wrong hotel room while wearing only shorts. … Read More
2010 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010 Fittler was linked with a move to the London-based Super League side Harlequins, but this has not eventuated. … Read More


2014 42 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He also represented the Sydney Roosters in the 2014 Auckland Nines, and got one intercept try.
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