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KEY FACTS

Official name
Footscray Football Club (trading as Western Bulldogs Football Club)

Known as
Western Bulldogs

Nickname
Bulldogs

Former name
Footscray

Former name date
1997-01-01

Formed
1883 (as Footscray); 1997 (named changed to Western Bulldogs)

Colours
Red, white and blue

Associated clubs
Footscray; Western Bulldogs WFC; Western Bulldogs WFC (VFLW)

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1886–1924

Home Ground
Docklands

AFL Premierships
2016 (1 total)

VFL Premierships
1954 (1 total)

VFA Premierships
1898-9-1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-4 (9 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Victoria - 1924 (1 total); V/AFL Night Series: 1963-4, 1967, 1970, 2010 (5 total)

Most Games
364 - Brad Johnson (1994-2010)

Most Goals
575 - Simon Beasley (1982-1989)

League Top Goalkickers
J.Collins (84) 1954 & (74) 1957; K.Templeton (118) 1978 & (91) 1979; S.Beasley (105) 1985; B.Hall (80) 2010 (4 winners/6 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Alan Hopkins 1930; Norm Ware 1941; Peter Box 1956; John Schultz 1960; Gary Dempsey 1975; Kelvin Templeton 1980; Brad Hardie 1985; Tony Liberatore 1990; Scott Wynd 1992; Adam Cooney 2008 (10 total)

Headquarters
417 Barkly St, Footscray, VIC 3011

Postal Address
PO Box 4112 DC, Footscray West, VIC, 3012

Phone: (03) 9680 6100 

Email
godogs@westernbulldogs.com.au

Website
westernbulldogs.com.au

Western Bulldogs



"In actuality, Footscray in the 1950s was gradually assembling its greatest array of talent ever, and an inability to perform under pressure was certainly never an issue for players like Herb Henderson, Jack Collins, Charlie Sutton or Ted Whitten ... Collins, the VFL's top goalkicker in 1954 and 1957, was arguably Footscray's greatest ever full forward; Sutton, although best remembered as a highly accomplished back pocket player, was capable of playing almost anywhere, and indeed jointly topped the club's goalkicking list in 1951. Whitten, of course, was simply incomparable..."

John Devaney extols the virtues of the blue-collar Bulldogs, Footscray - the team of the mighty west.

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1928 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1928 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 2.26.410.715.9 99 LOST South Melbourne 3.66.711.1014.16 100 -1 LAK Apr 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Footscray 5.55.59.710.9 69 LOST Essendon 1.07.47.710.13 73 -4 WES Apr 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Footscray 1.19.211.312.9 81 WON Geelong 3.84.99.1410.17 77 4 COR May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Footscray 3.34.49.611.11 77 WON Fitzroy 3.04.16.210.4 64 13 WES May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Footscray 3.46.510.1112.14 86 LOST Richmond 3.38.711.1313.22 100 -14 PUN May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Footscray 4.79.915.1217.19 121 WON Hawthorn 1.02.26.27.3 45 76 WES May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Footscray 5.35.49.611.6 72 WON St. Kilda 0.44.85.119.17 71 1 JUN Jun 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Footscray 4.410.614.1018.15 123 WON North Melbourne 2.35.35.108.13 61 62 WES Jun 4 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
9 A Footscray 1.34.77.118.14 62 WON Carlton 1.45.56.69.7 61 1 PRI Jun 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Footscray 3.34.58.99.10 64 LOST Collingwood 1.24.75.711.12 78 -14 WES Jun 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Footscray 3.14.45.68.8 56 LOST Melbourne 1.14.39.710.8 68 -12 MCG Jun 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Footscray 5.310.712.1113.13 91 WON South Melbourne 1.17.211.613.11 89 2 WES Jul 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Footscray 5.27.411.511.8 74 LOST Essendon 3.29.411.615.14 104 -30 WIN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Footscray 0.24.65.88.9 57 WON Geelong 2.45.57.88.8 56 1 WES Jul 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Footscray 2.56.87.1212.17 89 LOST Fitzroy 2.35.67.913.12 90 -1 BWS Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Footscray 5.35.36.68.6 54 LOST Richmond 0.02.145.1410.17 77 -23 WES Aug 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Footscray 5.49.514.719.9 123 WON Hawthorn 0.13.66.78.8 56 67 GLE Aug 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Footscray 2.36.47.89.13 67 LOST St. Kilda 3.35.79.810.10 70 -3 WES Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1928 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
22 Aked Snr, Frank 10                             10 1.0    
11 Aldag, Bill 2                             0 0.0    
30 Baker, Harry 14                             0 0.0    
4 Barlow, Arthur 4                             1 0.3    
15 Bult, Frank 7                             1 0.1    
24 Cahill, Ted 8                             1 0.1    
21 Chapple, Les 3                             8 2.7    
24 Conlon, Leo 3                             1 0.3    
11 Doolan, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
3 Gaudion, Charlie 16                             1 0.1    
20 Greenhalgh, Ralph 16                             0 0.0    
14 Hansen, Fred 1                             0 0.0    
2 Hopkins, Allan 11                             11 1.0    
11 Johns, Harry 8                             3 0.4    
16 Johnstone, Doug 4                             0 0.0    
25 Lukeman, Joe 5                             0 0.0    
12 Matheson, Gerry 16                             13 0.8    
26 McAlpine, Ivan 13                             2 0.2    
17 McDonald, Norm 15                             25 1.7    
4 McGann, Bob 5                             0 0.0    
7 Morrison, Alby 16                             50 3.1    
10 O'Brien, Jack 5                             12 2.4    
20 Outen Snr, Alby 18                             0 0.0    
16 Rowe, Charlie 14                             11 0.8    
1 Scanlan, Paddy 17                             7 0.4    
13 Sloley, Charlie 14                             17 1.2    
28 Spurling, Bill 7                             9 1.3    
9 Stevens, Arthur 16                             9 0.6    
23 Thompson, Roy 6                             0 0.0    
18 Valentine, George 2                             0 0.0    
19 Warden, Wally 13                             3 0.2    
5 Watt, Jack 18                             1 0.1    
21 Woodman, Norm 5                             2 0.4    
6 Woodman, George 10                             13 1.3    
10 Wunhym, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 324                             211 0.7    
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.