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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) –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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1989 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1989 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 5.39.617.1319.18 132 WON Carlton 1.22.68.1010.13 73 59 PRI Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Footscray 6.58.59.613.10 88 LOST Richmond 6.010.321.824.12 156 -68 MCG Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 2.53.106.188.18 66 LOST North Melbourne 3.24.56.612.12 84 -18 WES Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Footscray 2.46.78.1312.15 87 LOST Geelong 4.36.810.914.15 99 -12 WES Apr 23 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 A Footscray 5.75.87.810.11 71 LOST Melbourne 2.45.118.1511.16 82 -11 MCG Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 2.53.75.136.15 51 LOST Brisbane 0.35.57.88.11 59 -8 CRR May 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 A Footscray 1.43.55.811.12 78 LOST Collingwood 4.29.615.916.10 106 -28 VIC May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Footscray 1.52.56.108.16 64 WON Fitzroy 1.25.86.99.9 63 1 WES May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 2.24.66.710.13 73 LOST Hawthorn 3.48.714.1117.15 117 -44 WES May 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 0.27.510.1014.14 98 WON Sydney 3.25.36.510.6 66 32 WES Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Footscray 3.17.48.49.8 62 WON St. Kilda 1.42.76.107.12 54 8 VFL Jun 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Footscray 1.12.75.811.11 77 LOST West Coast 6.210.515.716.9 105 -28 WAC Jun 16 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
13 A Footscray 1.22.22.23.5 23 LOST Essendon 2.23.23.73.10 28 -5 WIN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Footscray 0.24.610.915.15 105 WON Collingwood 6.36.37.87.15 57 48 WES Jul 9 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 A Footscray 2.26.59.1010.17 77 LOST Sydney 5.511.1213.1616.21 117 -40 SCG Jul 16 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Footscray 1.53.73.86.10 46 DRAW Carlton 1.42.65.86.10 46 0 WES Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 2.24.56.610.12 72 LOST West Coast 6.28.512.1016.13 109 -37 WES Jul 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 H Footscray 0.11.22.43.5 23 LOST Essendon 1.22.42.77.9 51 -28 WES Aug 6 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 A Footscray 2.36.48.710.14 74 LOST Geelong 7.58.913.1218.16 124 -50 KAR Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Footscray 5.77.812.1015.17 107 WON Richmond 1.13.53.83.11 29 78 WES Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 2.36.77.88.11 59 LOST Hawthorn 2.48.811.1619.20 134 -75 PRI Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Footscray 4.16.310.512.9 81 LOST Fitzroy 4.46.98.1313.18 96 -15 PRI Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1989 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
20 Athorn, Mark 1 8 8.0 3 3.0 11 11.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
23 Atkins, Simon 21 263 12.5 212 10.1 475 22.6 49 2.3 0 0.0 24 1.1 23 27 12 0.6 15 87
35 Baxter, Darren 14 152 10.9 47 3.4 199 14.2 34 2.4 0 0.0 13 0.9 24 20 0 0.0 3 3
18 Beasley, Simon 6 39 6.5 8 1.3 47 7.8 33 5.5 0 0.0 2 0.3 5 7 15 2.5 15 105
3 Campbell, Adrian 14 123 8.8 57 4.1 180 12.9 47 3.4 7 0.5 9 0.6 12 16 21 1.5 16 142
17 Charles, Justin 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
34 Collins, Darren 10 80 8.0 35 3.5 115 11.5 22 2.2 0 0.0 8 0.8 10 10 16 1.6 11 107
2 Cousins, Richard 17 131 7.7 69 4.1 200 11.8 64 3.8 62 3.6 12 0.7 30 20 7 0.4 10 52
22 Cullen, Mark 7 71 10.1 37 5.3 108 15.4 8 1.1 0 0.0 14 2.0 11 23 7 1.0 6 48
4 Davies, Darren 7 65 9.3 26 3.7 91 13.0 24 3.4 0 0.0 5 0.7 6 12 4 0.6 10 34
12 Eppelstun, Greg 14 119 8.5 32 2.3 151 10.8 34 2.4 0 0.0 11 0.8 15 10 0 0.0 0 0
29 Evans, Tony 3 27 9.0 10 3.3 37 12.3 4 1.3 0 0.0 5 1.7 7 8 1 0.3 0 6
42 Fitzpatrick, Lynton 3 18 6.0 9 3.0 27 9.0 11 3.7 1 0.3 3 1.0 2 5 4 1.3 5 29
45 Ford, Michael 17 168 9.9 56 3.3 224 13.2 77 4.5 0 0.0 16 0.9 15 17 9 0.5 11 65
32 Foster, Peter 19 231 12.2 60 3.2 291 15.3 120 6.3 15 0.8 14 0.7 43 36 13 0.7 18 96
9 Georgiades, John 9 68 7.6 29 3.2 97 10.8 33 3.7 0 0.0 7 0.8 7 10 19 2.1 15 129
36 Hannebery, Matt 13 161 12.4 50 3.8 211 16.2 58 4.5 0 0.0 15 1.2 19 19 4 0.3 2 26
30 Harrington, Tim 10 62 6.2 20 2.0 82 8.2 11 1.1 1 0.1 15 1.5 16 10 0 0.0 4 4
7 Hawkins, Doug 20 266 13.3 206 10.3 472 23.6 127 6.4 0 0.0 33 1.7 45 32 8 0.4 4 52
43 Hogg, Matthew 21 228 10.9 69 3.3 297 14.1 60 2.9 0 0.0 51 2.4 43 24 2 0.1 2 14
10 Hunter, Mark 16 185 11.6 37 2.3 222 13.9 42 2.6 0 0.0 19 1.2 25 16 0 0.0 0 0
5 James, Ron 5 31 6.2 15 3.0 46 9.2 13 2.6 0 0.0 6 1.2 2 7 2 0.4 2 14
48 Kellett, Nigel 3 21 7.0 9 3.0 30 10.0 4 1.3 0 0.0 5 1.7 2 3 0 0.0 0 0
8 Kennedy, Rick 12 72 6.0 37 3.1 109 9.1 24 2.0 9 0.8 13 1.1 25 24 5 0.4 1 31
21 Kolyniuk, Steven 3 41 13.7 12 4.0 53 17.7 6 2.0 0 0.0 3 1.0 7 5 1 0.3 3 9
39 Liberatore, Tony 1 12 12.0 2 2.0 14 14.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 3 4 0 0.0 0 0
27 MacPherson, Stephen 14 174 12.4 94 6.7 268 19.1 57 4.1 0 0.0 19 1.4 21 21 6 0.4 14 50
11 McGuinness, Tony 22 365 16.6 119 5.4 484 22.0 43 2.0 0 0.0 30 1.4 41 44 14 0.6 16 100
51 McLean, Michael 12 155 12.9 68 5.7 223 18.6 21 1.8 0 0.0 23 1.9 26 9 3 0.3 2 20
40 Moloney, Troy 8 81 10.1 21 2.6 102 12.8 11 1.4 0 0.0 9 1.1 13 11 2 0.3 1 13
37 Nicol, Stuart 1 6 6.0 3 3.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
31 O'Keeffe, Phillip 9 45 5.0 13 1.4 58 6.4 34 3.8 5 0.6 6 0.7 2 5 19 2.1 8 122
38 Petraglia, Angelo 1 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
33 Royal, Brian 12 161 13.4 72 6.0 233 19.4 30 2.5 0 0.0 21 1.8 28 22 11 0.9 16 82
19 Tzatzaris, Zeno 4 34 8.5 7 1.8 41 10.3 11 2.8 0 0.0 5 1.3 9 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 Wallace, Terry 22 379 17.2 235 10.7 614 27.9 84 3.8 0 0.0 28 1.3 34 25 3 0.1 5 23
24 Wallis, Steve 22 247 11.2 181 8.2 428 19.5 80 3.6 0 0.0 33 1.5 61 34 3 0.1 1 19
6 Wigney, Stuart 18 154 8.6 86 4.8 240 13.3 58 3.2 3 0.2 12 0.7 23 26 1 0.1 4 10
28 Williams, Mark 8 86 10.8 42 5.3 128 16.0 31 3.9 1 0.1 11 1.4 16 7 6 0.8 8 44
15 Wynd, Scott 20 94 4.7 125 6.3 219 11.0 67 3.4 169 8.5 25 1.3 23 31 5 0.3 3 33
Totals 440 4629 10.5 2214 5.0 6843 15.6 1437 3.3 275 0.6 530 1.2 698 604 223 0.5 231 1569
 

Footnotes

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