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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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1986 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1986 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 4.410.1310.1414.23 107 WON St. Kilda 4.44.59.1412.18 90 17 WES Mar 31 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 A Footscray 1.14.29.610.9 69 LOST Fitzroy 4.44.86.1310.19 79 -10 VFL Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 1.24.35.1011.15 81 LOST Essendon 1.38.510.713.11 89 -8 VFL Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 1.34.56.89.12 66 LOST Sydney 8.713.1116.1720.22 142 -76 SCG Apr 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 H Footscray 2.95.116.1610.20 80 WON Collingwood 3.56.68.1010.13 73 7 WES Apr 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 5.47.710.713.13 91 LOST Geelong 4.56.814.1216.14 110 -19 KAR May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 1.23.66.1014.11 95 WON North Melbourne 3.74.127.1510.17 77 18 WES May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 3.35.69.811.14 80 LOST Melbourne 5.411.616.720.12 132 -52 MCG May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 1.23.34.47.8 50 WON Carlton 2.33.54.114.12 36 14 WES May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Footscray 3.210.612.716.12 108 WON Hawthorn 2.34.67.1111.13 79 29 PRI May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Footscray 5.28.68.712.8 80 LOST Richmond 3.16.19.415.7 97 -17 MCG Jun 9 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Footscray 2.210.619.924.10 154 WON St. Kilda 2.36.67.1110.15 75 79 MOO Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Footscray 8.110.516.722.11 143 WON Fitzroy 2.14.36.58.7 55 88 WES Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 1.54.79.812.13 85 WON Essendon 3.16.47.78.8 56 29 WIN Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 4.05.17.211.4 70 LOST Sydney 1.33.811.1112.14 86 -16 WES Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Footscray 3.58.914.1717.20 122 WON Richmond 5.49.610.914.11 95 27 WES Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Footscray 4.16.39.79.11 65 LOST Collingwood 3.45.77.1011.10 76 -11 MCG Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Footscray 1.56.69.711.13 79 WON Geelong 4.47.78.1410.16 76 3 VFL Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Footscray 6.37.99.1910.23 83 LOST North Melbourne 6.513.817.1220.20 140 -57 MCG Aug 9 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
20 H Footscray 7.610.613.919.14 128 WON Melbourne 1.05.48.810.11 71 57 WES Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 1.33.75.1010.12 72 LOST Carlton 6.113.520.1023.13 151 -79 VFL Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Footscray 1.33.45.117.13 55 LOST Hawthorn 3.19.414.619.11 125 -70 WES Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1986 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
9 Bamblett, Les 3 15 5.0 3 1.0 18 6.0 3 1.0 0 0.0     3 3 2 0.7 1 13
26 Baxter, Peter 16 142 8.9 66 4.1 208 13.0 28 1.8 1 0.1     9 30 1 0.1 5 11
35 Baxter, Darren 7 44 6.3 20 2.9 64 9.1 9 1.3 0 0.0     15 6 1 0.1 1 7
18 Beasley, Simon 22 156 7.1 23 1.0 179 8.1 111 5.0 3 0.1     25 23 88 4.0 48 576
21 Chiron, Dean 1 8 8.0 3 3.0 11 11.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 2 1 1.0 0 6
28 Cordy, Graeme 3 14 4.7 4 1.3 18 6.0 1 0.3 0 0.0     2 2 1 0.3 3 9
29 Cordy, Neil 12 95 7.9 55 4.6 150 12.5 48 4.0 0 0.0     13 11 0 0.0 1 1
49 Cordy, Brian 6 68 11.3 28 4.7 96 16.0 15 2.5 0 0.0     6 6 0 0.0 0 0
6 Crow, Max 12 104 8.7 21 1.8 125 10.4 51 4.3 51 4.3     16 19 18 1.5 20 128
54 Cullen, Mark 1 6 6.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
5 Daniels, Allen 8 96 12.0 13 1.6 109 13.6 28 3.5 0 0.0     12 8 4 0.5 5 29
10 Egan, Mick 10 95 9.5 39 3.9 134 13.4 29 2.9 0 0.0     14 6 0 0.0 0 0
46 Eppelstun, Greg 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
20 Evans, Robert 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
45 Ford, Michael 10 90 9.0 22 2.2 112 11.2 24 2.4 0 0.0     12 14 1 0.1 2 8
32 Foster, Peter 6 49 8.2 18 3.0 67 11.2 17 2.8 1 0.2     8 4 0 0.0 3 3
12 Gepp, Tim 14 125 8.9 64 4.6 189 13.5 23 1.6 0 0.0     28 21 1 0.1 1 7
14 Groenewegen, Robert 7 46 6.6 16 2.3 62 8.9 21 3.0 15 2.1     12 13 2 0.3 3 15
36 Hannebery, Matt 2 15 7.5 7 3.5 22 11.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     5 4 0 0.0 0 0
4 Hardie, Brad 22 354 16.1 86 3.9 440 20.0 94 4.3 0 0.0     57 37 15 0.7 12 102
7 Hawkins, Doug 16 198 12.4 98 6.1 296 18.5 92 5.8 0 0.0     35 21 2 0.1 4 16
3 Kellett, Mark 18 135 7.5 52 2.9 187 10.4 40 2.2 3 0.2     19 19 0 0.0 3 3
8 Kennedy, Rick 18 153 8.5 53 2.9 206 11.4 64 3.6 7 0.4     38 30 2 0.1 1 13
60 Liberatore, Tony 4 19 4.8 22 5.5 41 10.3 5 1.3 0 0.0     0 9 1 0.3 1 7
43 MacPherson, Rod 8 112 14.0 43 5.4 155 19.4 31 3.9 0 0.0     12 14 2 0.3 4 16
27 MacPherson, Stephen 18 166 9.2 85 4.7 251 13.9 62 3.4 0 0.0     26 38 19 1.1 19 133
17 Maylin, Phil 16 192 12.0 107 6.7 299 18.7 35 2.2 0 0.0     24 23 4 0.3 6 30
11 McGuinness, Tony 22 273 12.4 108 4.9 381 17.3 32 1.5 0 0.0     36 51 28 1.3 22 190
51 McLean, Michael 18 201 11.2 103 5.7 304 16.9 46 2.6 0 0.0     17 21 7 0.4 8 50
38 Petraglia, Angelo 21 214 10.2 104 5.0 318 15.1 47 2.2 0 0.0     27 37 26 1.2 20 176
20 Preston, Andy 2 9 4.5 9 4.5 18 9.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
1 Purser, Andrew 22 181 8.2 120 5.5 301 13.7 100 4.5 332 15.1     57 49 4 0.2 4 28
15 Rance, Murray 21 176 8.4 81 3.9 257 12.2 80 3.8 7 0.3     32 44 2 0.1 10 22
25 Rolfe, Michael 2 8 4.0 2 1.0 10 5.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 6 1 0.5 1 7
33 Royal, Brian 20 322 16.1 103 5.2 425 21.3 48 2.4 2 0.1     39 60 27 1.4 27 189
39 Saunders, Darren 6 43 7.2 8 1.3 51 8.5 8 1.3 0 0.0     6 5 0 0.0 0 0
2 Sewell, Jim 7 46 6.6 18 2.6 64 9.1 30 4.3 2 0.3     6 10 6 0.9 6 42
25 Somerville, Craig 8 44 5.5 13 1.6 57 7.1 14 1.8 0 0.0     4 7 7 0.9 8 50
19 Tzatzaris, Zeno 7 59 8.4 11 1.6 70 10.0 13 1.9 0 0.0     9 7 0 0.0 0 0
24 Wallis, Steve 22 325 14.8 142 6.5 467 21.2 112 5.1 0 0.0     38 30 6 0.3 6 42
Totals 440 4400 10.0 1772 4.0 6172 14.0 1374 3.1 424 1.0     669 692 279 0.6 256 1930
 

Footnotes

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