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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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1974 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1974 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 4.76.810.1216.14 110 WON Geelong 1.06.97.109.11 65 45 WES Apr 6 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
2 A Footscray 1.26.610.711.9 75 LOST North Melbourne 5.36.912.1020.12 132 -57 ARD Apr 15 (Mon, 2:00) Scores
3 A Footscray 4.45.710.1314.15 99 LOST Collingwood 4.410.714.1316.16 112 -13 VIC Apr 20 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
4 H Footscray 2.07.211.415.6 96 WON South Melbourne 2.62.75.77.9 51 45 WES Apr 27 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
5 A Footscray 1.04.46.1011.19 85 WON Hawthorn 1.63.78.138.14 62 23 VFL May 4 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
6 H Footscray 4.28.610.917.12 114 WON Essendon 2.64.86.118.16 64 50 WES May 11 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
7 H Footscray 0.52.106.1212.15 87 WON Fitzroy 3.55.87.108.12 60 27 VFL May 18 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
8 A Footscray 1.53.87.119.12 66 DRAW Carlton 4.46.67.119.12 66 0 PRI May 25 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
9 H Footscray 5.38.1112.1313.16 94 WON Melbourne 2.34.46.68.8 56 38 WES Jun 1 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
10 A Footscray 3.35.510.1011.10 76 WON St. Kilda 1.15.55.69.9 63 13 MOO Jun 8 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
11 A Footscray 3.37.511.815.11 101 LOST Richmond 4.46.910.1319.19 133 -32 MCG Jun 17 (Mon, 2:00) Scores
12 A Footscray 3.36.56.78.10 58 LOST Geelong 3.15.210.713.14 92 -34 VFL Jun 22 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
13 H Footscray 1.14.107.1211.14 80 LOST North Melbourne 5.16.311.819.10 124 -44 WES Jun 29 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
14 A Footscray 6.47.98.1312.19 91 LOST South Melbourne 2.66.1512.2319.27 141 -50 LAK Jul 6 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
15 H Footscray 3.24.36.106.10 46 LOST Collingwood 1.32.65.87.12 54 -8 WES Jul 13 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
16 H Footscray 2.23.66.108.12 60 LOST Hawthorn 4.15.49.512.9 81 -21 WES Jul 20 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
17 A Footscray 4.94.119.1313.15 93 WON Essendon 2.36.58.99.10 64 29 WIN Jul 27 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
18 A Footscray 1.43.69.614.9 93 WON Fitzroy 1.63.98.149.16 70 23 JUN Aug 3 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
19 H Footscray 3.35.38.710.8 68 WON Carlton 2.32.102.134.20 44 24 WES Aug 10 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
20 A Footscray 6.711.1015.1823.21 159 WON Melbourne 1.13.67.1110.15 75 84 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
21 H Footscray 0.24.77.137.19 61 WON St. Kilda 3.36.86.137.15 57 4 WES Aug 24 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
22 H Footscray 5.48.69.713.9 87 WON Richmond 2.44.79.1011.14 80 7 WES Aug 31 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
EF A Footscray 3.14.116.116.19 55 LOST Collingwood 5.610.613.919.10 124 -69 VFL Sep 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1974 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
30 Abbey, Ross 22 291 13.2 74 3.4 365 16.6 66 3.0         37 38 1 0.0 3 9
6 Austin, Graeme 11 59 5.4 29 2.6 88 8.0 18 1.6         2 6 0 0.0 2 2
20 Bartlett, Les 2 6 3.0 0 0.0 6 3.0 2 1.0         2 0 0 0.0 0 0
26 Brown, Don 1 11 11.0 5 5.0 16 16.0 2 2.0         1 4 0 0.0 1 1
41 Burleigh, John 1 10 10.0 3 3.0 13 13.0 1 1.0         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
10 Casey, Gordon 21 240 11.4 78 3.7 318 15.1 63 3.0 2 2.0     29 20 0 0.0 1 1
22 Collins, Dennis 12 102 8.5 55 4.6 157 13.1 27 2.3         21 27 12 1.0 9 81
22 Collins, Daryl 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 0 0.0         1 3 0 0.0 0 0
46 Cross, Mark 4 26 6.5 14 3.5 40 10.0 2 0.5         6 12 1 0.3 3 9
12 Dell, Colin 15 154 10.3 48 3.2 202 13.5 33 2.2         14 20 0 0.0 0 0
24 Dempsey, Gary 21 252 12.0 87 4.1 339 16.1 191 9.1 30 15.0     57 46 5 0.2 12 42
32 Dunstan, Ian 12 161 13.4 50 4.2 211 17.6 42 3.5 3 3.0     23 29 4 0.3 13 37
17 Gallagher, Adrian 17 349 20.5 40 2.4 389 22.9 71 4.2         47 34 10 0.6 15 75
42 Gieschen, Jeff 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
37 Gingell, Glenn 19 264 13.9 29 1.5 293 15.4 64 3.4         29 24 5 0.3 11 41
7 Huppatz, Ray 21 350 16.7 68 3.2 418 19.9 73 3.5 1 1.0     49 71 30 1.4 27 207
25 Jennings, Geoff 8 76 9.5 23 2.9 99 12.4 18 2.3         8 9 7 0.9 2 44
23 Magee, Stuart 11 178 16.2 39 3.5 217 19.7 36 3.3         26 15 1 0.1 10 16
14 McMillan, Marty 2 9 4.5 2 1.0 11 5.5 0 0.0         1 1 0 0.0 0 0
19 Merrington, Gary 21 181 8.6 47 2.2 228 10.9 50 2.4         43 26 0 0.0 0 0
39 Morrison, Peter 1 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 1 1.0         1 0 0 0.0 1 1
39 Morrison, Ian 17 211 12.4 48 2.8 259 15.2 62 3.6         32 24 3 0.2 4 22
5 O'Halloran, Max 3 28 9.3 6 2.0 34 11.3 7 2.3         3 2 1 0.3 0 6
1 Parke, Greg 23 318 13.8 68 3.0 386 16.8 197 8.6         57 46 35 1.5 29 239
21 Power, Stephen 21 321 15.3 51 2.4 372 17.7 81 3.9         48 46 1 0.0 3 9
2 Quinlan, Bernie 18 272 15.1 44 2.4 316 17.6 88 4.9         30 29 9 0.5 7 61
11 Rasmussen, Ivan 12 126 10.5 31 2.6 157 13.1 23 1.9         16 12 15 1.3 15 105
24 Robertson, Ian 4 37 9.3 19 4.8 56 14.0 17 4.3         5 14 1 0.3 3 9
14 Round, Barry 22 215 9.8 116 5.3 331 15.0 141 6.4 4 4.0     49 38 2 0.1 3 15
18 Salmon, Ian 22 183 8.3 82 3.7 265 12.0 80 3.6 5 2.5     30 40 5 0.2 3 33
9 Sandilands, Laurie 21 243 11.6 54 2.6 297 14.1 140 6.7         30 41 50 2.4 34 334
29 Simmons, Grant 3 8 2.7 2 0.7 10 3.3 5 1.7         1 1 0 0.0 0 0
3 Stoneham, Alan 18 279 15.5 98 5.4 377 20.9 61 3.4         31 58 6 0.3 10 46
31 Templeton, Kelvin 12 92 7.7 14 1.2 106 8.8 54 4.5         12 22 25 2.1 18 168
4 Welsh, Peter 22 261 11.9 91 4.1 352 16.0 130 5.9 4 2.0     53 62 44 2.0 39 303
35 Wheeler, Terry 5 25 5.0 14 2.8 39 7.8 3 0.6         5 1 2 0.4 3 15
22 Whitten Jnr, Ted 6 45 7.5 13 2.2 58 9.7 7 1.2         10 7 0 0.0 1 1
38 Wilkins, Terry 6 40 6.7 8 1.3 48 8.0 5 0.8         8 13 0 0.0 1 1
Totals 460 5430 11.8 1453 3.2 6883 15.0 1861 4.0 49 0.1     820 842 275 0.6 283 1933
 

Footnotes

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