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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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2013 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2013 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 6.110.516.919.13 127 WON Brisbane 0.63.105.147.17 59 68 DOC Mar 30 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 1.15.57.711.12 78 LOST Fremantle 6.29.613.916.10 106 -28 DOC Apr 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Western Bulldogs 2.13.36.510.8 68 LOST Richmond 4.97.1113.1420.15 135 -67 DOC Apr 14 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 2.22.22.34.4 28 LOST Adelaide 2.34.59.712.8 80 -52 FBP Apr 21 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 3.16.310.613.8 86 LOST Geelong 5.510.915.1215.17 107 -21 DOC Apr 27 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 3.05.28.310.7 67 LOST West Coast 6.310.416.721.11 137 -70 SUB May 5 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 4.17.311.715.7 97 LOST North Melbourne 5.58.1113.1422.19 151 -54 DOC May 11 (Sat, 4:40) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 3.35.66.108.13 61 LOST Gold Coast 1.34.711.1113.15 93 -32 CRR May 18 (Sat, 4:40) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 5.46.611.717.8 110 WON St. Kilda 3.28.411.915.11 101 9 DOC May 25 (Sat, 4:40) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 2.04.09.410.7 67 WON Port Adelaide 3.35.55.98.10 58 9 MAR Jun 1 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
11 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
12 A Western Bulldogs 0.22.54.99.11 65 LOST Collingwood 4.211.413.615.9 99 -34 DOC Jun 16 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
13 H Western Bulldogs 3.35.95.118.13 61 LOST Richmond 4.88.1313.1617.19 121 -60 DOC Jun 22 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
14 A Western Bulldogs 2.24.66.915.10 100 LOST Melbourne 3.58.812.1215.13 103 -3 MCG Jun 29 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
15 A Western Bulldogs 4.15.59.713.9 87 WON Greater Western Sydney 4.25.69.912.11 83 4 MAN Jul 6 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
16 H Western Bulldogs 3.26.212.414.6 90 LOST Essendon 6.49.713.1118.13 121 -31 DOC Jul 14 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs 2.33.75.911.10 76 LOST Hawthorn 4.66.97.1213.17 95 -19 YOR Jul 20 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
18 H Western Bulldogs 3.37.712.1016.15 111 WON West Coast 4.47.610.813.11 89 22 DOC Jul 28 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 4.17.311.415.9 99 LOST Sydney 5.110.315.621.8 134 -35 DOC Aug 4 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 2.68.912.1516.21 117 WON Carlton 2.16.612.913.11 89 28 DOC Aug 10 (Sat, 4:40) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 7.29.513.620.11 131 WON Adelaide 4.28.614.917.12 114 17 DOC Aug 18 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 2.54.68.1113.15 93 LOST Brisbane 7.113.214.315.10 100 -7 GAB Aug 25 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
23 H Western Bulldogs 4.313.614.816.11 107 WON Melbourne 4.56.59.713.8 86 21 DOC Sep 1 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
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2013 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
22 Addison, Dylan 12 62 5.2 60 5.0 122 10.2 44 3.7 0 0.0 28 2.3 8 10 12 1.0 11 83
47 Austin, Mark 7 37 5.3 32 4.6 69 9.9 19 2.7 1 0.1 10 1.4 3 3 1 0.1 0 6
5 Boyd, Matthew 13 196 15.1 186 14.3 382 29.4 61 4.7 5 0.4 51 3.9 6 11 4 0.3 2 26
45 Campbell, Tom 6 23 3.8 24 4.0 47 7.8 14 2.3 32 5.3 9 1.5 9 8 9 1.5 7 61
17 Cooney, Adam 19 264 13.9 221 11.6 485 25.5 82 4.3 0 0.0 44 2.3 15 11 19 1.0 11 125
49 Cordy, Ayce 5 17 3.4 23 4.6 40 8.0 7 1.4 18 3.6 9 1.8 4 7 5 1.0 1 31
4 Cross, Daniel 13 117 9.0 177 13.6 294 22.6 71 5.5 6 0.5 57 4.4 14 9 4 0.3 2 26
6 Dahlhaus, Luke 22 177 8.0 192 8.7 369 16.8 37 1.7 0 0.0 90 4.1 23 16 28 1.3 18 186
29 Dickson, Tory 13 108 8.3 75 5.8 183 14.1 48 3.7 0 0.0 39 3.0 19 4 22 1.7 10 142
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 20 185 9.3 106 5.3 291 14.6 92 4.6 0 0.0 36 1.8 19 12 36 1.8 16 232
44 Goodes, Brett 13 169 13.0 101 7.8 270 20.8 66 5.1 0 0.0 34 2.6 10 13 2 0.2 1 13
1 Grant, Jarrad 8 77 9.6 56 7.0 133 16.6 46 5.8 2 0.3 18 2.3 2 5 13 1.6 8 86
16 Griffen, Ryan 20 304 15.2 275 13.8 579 29.0 63 3.2 4 0.2 98 4.9 41 24 14 0.7 10 94
7 Higgins, Shaun 3 30 10.0 11 3.7 41 13.7 17 5.7 0 0.0 10 3.3 4 5 3 1.0 4 22
30 Howard, Christian 1 7 7.0 2 2.0 9 9.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
24 Hrovat, Nathan 7 61 8.7 50 7.1 111 15.9 25 3.6 0 0.0 14 2.0 4 6 1 0.1 3 9
26 Hunter, Lachie 9 66 7.3 53 5.9 119 13.2 25 2.8 0 0.0 16 1.8 5 4 4 0.4 4 28
39 Johannisen, Jason 13 138 10.6 70 5.4 208 16.0 40 3.1 0 0.0 19 1.5 7 8 2 0.2 4 16
19 Jones, Liam 19 107 5.6 54 2.8 161 8.5 77 4.1 9 0.5 28 1.5 24 13 22 1.2 15 147
21 Liberatore, Tom 22 285 13.0 286 13.0 571 26.0 66 3.0 1 0.0 137 6.2 25 27 3 0.1 3 21
33 Lower, Nick 13 108 8.3 81 6.2 189 14.5 38 2.9 0 0.0 68 5.2 9 25 2 0.2 2 14
11 Macrae, Jack 13 100 7.7 133 10.2 233 17.9 35 2.7 0 0.0 35 2.7 17 7 3 0.2 1 19
37 Markovic, Lukas 4 13 3.3 23 5.8 36 9.0 14 3.5 3 0.8 8 2.0 1 1 5 1.3 1 31
27 Minson, Will 22 152 6.9 168 7.6 320 14.5 40 1.8 860 39.1 81 3.7 29 50 7 0.3 5 47
38 Morris, Dale 22 122 5.5 133 6.0 255 11.6 83 3.8 0 0.0 51 2.3 22 16 0 0.0 0 0
2 Murphy, Bob 19 296 15.6 122 6.4 418 22.0 88 4.6 0 0.0 43 2.3 6 16 13 0.7 7 85
42 Picken, Liam 20 181 9.1 146 7.3 327 16.4 67 3.4 2 0.1 66 3.3 16 14 1 0.1 3 9
23 Roughead, Jordan 22 117 5.3 117 5.3 234 10.6 105 4.8 12 0.5 65 3.0 16 19 2 0.1 1 13
14 Smith, Clay 14 128 9.1 84 6.0 212 15.1 38 2.7 1 0.1 61 4.4 17 20 10 0.7 6 66
25 Stevens, Koby 19 160 8.4 188 9.9 348 18.3 65 3.4 0 0.0 54 2.8 10 21 9 0.5 9 63
9 Stringer, Jake 10 47 4.7 37 3.7 84 8.4 31 3.1 0 0.0 20 2.0 1 9 12 1.2 7 79
32 Talia, Michael 9 92 10.2 82 9.1 174 19.3 40 4.4 1 0.1 11 1.2 1 2 0 0.0 0 0
15 Tutt, Jason 11 86 7.8 38 3.5 124 11.3 25 2.3 0 0.0 16 1.5 5 6 5 0.5 8 38
8 Veszpremi, Patrick 1 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1
3 Wallis, Mitch 18 140 7.8 192 10.7 332 18.4 28 1.6 0 0.0 89 4.9 20 14 6 0.3 1 37
12 Williams, Tom 2 8 4.0 8 4.0 16 8.0 5 2.5 3 1.5 2 1.0 1 1 1 0.5 2 8
10 Wood, Easton 5 27 5.4 27 5.4 54 10.8 13 2.6 0 0.0 5 1.0 2 6 1 0.2 2 8
31 Young, Tom 15 154 10.3 92 6.1 246 16.4 61 4.1 0 0.0 31 2.1 10 12 2 0.1 2 14
Totals 484 4363 9.0 3727 7.7 8090 16.7 1676 3.5 960 2.0 1455 3.0 427 435 283 0.6 188 1886
 

Footnotes

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