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Brad Fittler


Player Bio

Date of Birth:
05 February 1972
Auburn, NSW
Debut Team:
Penrith Panthers 1989, Sydney City Roosters 1996
23 March 1996
Sydney City Roosters Debut vs Sydney Tigers
Sydney Football Stadium
7 games for NSW City (1991-1997), 31 State of Origin Matches for NSW (1990-1996, 1998-2001, 2004), 40 Test Matches for Australia (1991-1996, 1998-2001)
Penrith Panthers (1989-1995), Sydney Roosters (1996-2004)



  • Dally M Centre of the Year (1992, 1993)
  • Dally M Lock of the Year (1994)
  • Dally M Five-Eighth of the Year (1998, 1999, 2002)
  • Dally M Captain of the Year (1999)
  • Provan Summons Medal (1997)
  • Rugby League Week Player of the Year (1997)
  • Jack Gibson Medal (1998, 2000)
  • Golden Boot Award (2000)
  • World Cup Winner with Australia (1992, 1995*, 2000*)
  • State of Origin Series Wins (1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996*, 2000*, 2004)
  • NRL Minor Premierships (2004)
  • World Club Challenge Winner (2003)
  • NSW State of Origin Captain (1995-1996, 1999-2001)
  • Australian Kangaroos Captain (1995-1997, 2000-2001)
  • Sydney Roosters Captain (1997-2004)
  • Sydney Roosters Head Coach (2007-2009)
  • NRL Team of the 1990s (2003)
  • Australian Rugby League's 100 Greatest Players (2007)
  • Sydney Roosters Centurions (2007)
  • Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame (2008)
  • Sydney Roosters Hall of Fame (2010)
  • New South Wales State of Origin Head Coach (2018-present)
  • Most Games as Sydney Roosters Captain (199)
  • Tenth Most Capped Rooster of All Time (217 Games)
  • Sixth Highest Try Scorer for Roosters (91 Tries)
  • Youngest NSW State of Origin Player (18 years 114 days)
  • *denotes as captain


Brad Fittler, Sydney Rooster #948, is one of modern Rugby League’s greatest players.

Fittler joined the Roosters in 1996 after debuting for Penrith in 1989, playing nine seasons for the Club and missing only 24 games in that time. He captained the Roosters to a premiership victory in 2002 as well as grand finals in 2003 and 2004.

Hall Of Fame | Brad Fittler

In his time at the Club between 1996 and 2004, Fittler played 217 games, with a total of 409 games played in at both Club and representative level. He is also the youngest player to ever debut for NSW at 18 years and 114 days.

Fittler was appointed interim coach in late 2007 after the resignation of Chris Anderson and was given the job full time for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. In 2008 he took the Sydney Roosters to fourth place and into the finals series, coaching the Club for a total of 58 games.

His achievements in the Red, White and Blue include most capped Captain in Club history with 199 games, tenth most-capped Rooster of all time with 217 games and is the Club's sixth-highest try-scorer with 91 tries. 

"...hobbled by pain and stress, he could still turn games with his passion and courage and toughness and desire."

Phil Gould Former Roosters Coach

Hall of Fame Members

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.