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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) 1925–2023

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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1996 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1996 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 1.33.84.117.12 54 LOST Brisbane 4.49.715.1121.15 141 -87 GAB Mar 30 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
2 A Footscray 1.01.54.65.7 37 LOST North Melbourne 7.515.720.926.12 168 -131 MCG Apr 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 6.810.1012.1617.19 121 WON Fitzroy 2.08.38.410.10 70 51 WHI Apr 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Footscray 3.33.46.68.9 57 DRAW Hawthorn 1.23.34.58.9 57 0 WHI Apr 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Footscray 4.48.79.1013.12 90 LOST St. Kilda 3.66.912.1616.20 116 -26 WAV Apr 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 H Footscray 3.35.46.79.10 64 LOST Carlton 3.37.58.612.8 80 -16 MCG May 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 A Footscray 4.26.37.59.8 62 LOST Richmond 2.34.612.817.11 113 -51 MCG May 12 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 H Footscray 1.14.38.513.6 84 LOST Essendon 8.412.719.1123.13 151 -67 MCG May 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 5.39.512.918.11 119 WON Adelaide 2.34.76.1011.13 79 40 WHI May 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 1.15.37.510.9 69 LOST North Melbourne 0.35.118.1712.17 89 -20 MCG Jun 7 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
11 A Footscray 4.36.810.1112.13 85 LOST Geelong 3.38.413.820.9 129 -44 KAR Jun 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Footscray 2.34.68.811.11 77 LOST Sydney 4.88.1116.1318.15 123 -46 SCG Jun 23 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
13 H Footscray 3.04.06.19.5 59 LOST West Coast 4.17.38.411.5 71 -12 WHI Jun 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 3.13.54.510.7 67 LOST Melbourne 2.46.612.814.10 94 -27 MCG Jul 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 2.18.713.718.9 117 WON Fremantle 3.46.712.715.9 99 18 WHI Jul 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Footscray 0.01.12.23.4 22 LOST Brisbane 1.22.34.84.12 36 -14 WHI Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 1.17.410.816.12 108 LOST Collingwood 8.312.415.717.12 114 -6 MCG Jul 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Footscray 2.65.77.88.12 60 WON Fitzroy 0.31.53.96.9 45 15 WHI Aug 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 A Footscray 0.22.25.410.5 65 LOST Hawthorn 4.36.911.1020.12 132 -67 WAV Aug 10 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
20 H Footscray 1.47.510.814.11 95 WON St. Kilda 2.54.77.88.9 57 38 PRI Aug 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 3.24.68.99.12 66 LOST Carlton 2.66.109.1513.18 96 -30 PRI Aug 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Footscray 2.24.37.611.10 76 LOST Essendon 2.26.88.1011.13 79 -3 MCG Aug 30 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
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1996 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
30 Allen, Scott 2 15 7.5 6 3.0 21 10.5 8 4.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 0 3 2 1.0 3 15
18 Cameron, Leon 8 74 9.3 28 3.5 102 12.8 22 2.8 0 0.0 9 1.1 7 6 3 0.4 1 19
21 Campbell, Tony 8 42 5.3 4 0.5 46 5.8 13 1.6 0 0.0 2 0.3 7 8 2 0.3 1 13
12 Cook, James 5 26 5.2 7 1.4 33 6.6 18 3.6 0 0.0 1 0.2 2 4 5 1.0 7 37
26 Cox, Simon 3 16 5.3 9 3.0 25 8.3 9 3.0 0 0.0 1 0.3 1 5 1 0.3 0 6
16 Croft, Matthew 8 49 6.1 16 2.0 65 8.1 19 2.4 3 0.4 10 1.3 8 3 1 0.1 2 8
11 Curley, Todd 18 134 7.4 54 3.0 188 10.4 58 3.2 3 0.2 14 0.8 18 16 22 1.2 12 144
14 Darcy, Luke 20 160 8.0 78 3.9 238 11.9 92 4.6 90 4.5 15 0.8 19 24 12 0.6 8 80
28 Dimattina, Paul 10 106 10.6 52 5.2 158 15.8 34 3.4 0 0.0 8 0.8 10 11 2 0.2 0 12
32 Ellis, Craig 12 71 5.9 41 3.4 112 9.3 29 2.4 1 0.1 9 0.8 6 4 0 0.0 0 0
3 Grant, Chris 22 267 12.1 101 4.6 368 16.7 135 6.1 11 0.5 27 1.2 38 14 16 0.7 12 108
1 Grgic, Ilija 9 37 4.1 14 1.6 51 5.7 18 2.0 19 2.1 8 0.9 7 8 7 0.8 7 49
29 Griffin, Daryl 4 21 5.3 5 1.3 26 6.5 6 1.5 0 0.0 3 0.8 4 2 0 0.0 0 0
37 Hargraves, Daniel 17 139 8.2 21 1.2 160 9.4 94 5.5 7 0.4 7 0.4 11 25 36 2.1 25 241
10 Hunter, Mark 9 110 12.2 22 2.4 132 14.7 30 3.3 2 0.2 15 1.7 4 8 1 0.1 0 6
13 Jakovich, Allen 7 29 4.1 4 0.6 33 4.7 16 2.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 4 7 1.0 14 56
6 Johnson, Brad 22 264 12.0 85 3.9 349 15.9 90 4.1 0 0.0 20 0.9 18 16 14 0.6 13 97
4 Kellett, Nigel 19 185 9.7 67 3.5 252 13.3 46 2.4 1 0.1 23 1.2 23 15 5 0.3 5 35
2 Kolyniuk, Steven 13 116 8.9 46 3.5 162 12.5 40 3.1 0 0.0 11 0.8 13 13 5 0.4 5 35
35 Kretiuk, Steven 15 142 9.5 56 3.7 198 13.2 61 4.1 1 0.1 9 0.6 18 20 0 0.0 2 2
27 Lane, Tyson 2 8 4.0 4 2.0 12 6.0 3 1.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0.5 0 6
39 Liberatore, Tony 22 250 11.4 232 10.5 482 21.9 24 1.1 0 0.0 111 5.0 43 29 6 0.3 6 42
23 Martin, Michael 8 45 5.6 17 2.1 62 7.8 16 2.0 1 0.1 8 1.0 4 5 3 0.4 2 20
9 Nicholson, Brad 5 30 6.0 6 1.2 36 7.2 10 2.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 3 5 0 0.0 0 0
44 Osborne, Richard 10 84 8.4 23 2.3 107 10.7 27 2.7 3 0.3 8 0.8 8 19 13 1.3 10 88
22 Quill, Peter 19 227 11.9 121 6.4 348 18.3 51 2.7 0 0.0 20 1.1 17 17 4 0.2 3 27
36 Romero, José 20 252 12.6 127 6.4 379 19.0 57 2.9 0 0.0 36 1.8 35 21 11 0.6 3 69
38 Sir, Sedat 9 45 5.0 23 2.6 68 7.6 13 1.4 0 0.0 10 1.1 12 7 0 0.0 1 1
5 Smith, Rohan 22 280 12.7 105 4.8 385 17.5 89 4.0 0 0.0 29 1.3 27 15 15 0.7 9 99
8 Southern, Daniel 8 38 4.8 39 4.9 77 9.6 31 3.9 0 0.0 6 0.8 6 4 0 0.0 0 0
17 Standfield, Barry 3 23 7.7 7 2.3 30 10.0 11 3.7 2 0.7 1 0.3 4 4 1 0.3 1 7
33 Taylor, Scott 1 2 2.0 3 3.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
24 Wallis, Steve 21 224 10.7 117 5.6 341 16.2 76 3.6 0 0.0 22 1.0 37 15 0 0.0 1 1
25 Watts, Jason 20 110 5.5 40 2.0 150 7.5 54 2.7 1 0.1 5 0.3 13 9 44 2.2 23 287
34 West, Mark 4 32 8.0 8 2.0 40 10.0 9 2.3 0 0.0 6 1.5 2 3 0 0.0 2 2
7 West, Scott 15 137 9.1 128 8.5 265 17.7 21 1.4 0 0.0 23 1.5 17 10 0 0.0 4 4
45 Wira, Brad 21 222 10.6 105 5.0 327 15.6 66 3.1 0 0.0 17 0.8 21 12 1 0.0 1 7
15 Wynd, Scott 21 71 3.4 200 9.5 271 12.9 67 3.2 302 14.4 19 0.9 33 39 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 462 4083 8.8 2021 4.4 6104 13.2 1463 3.2 447 1.0 518 1.1 496 423 240 0.5 183 1623
 

Footnotes

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