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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

CEO
Kent, Gary

President
Gordon, Peter

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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2017 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2017 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 5.19.114.615.10 100 WON Collingwood 1.57.99.1112.14 86 14 MCG Mar 24 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 2.67.712.1116.14 110 WON Sydney 4.16.59.713.9 87 23 DOC Mar 31 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
3 A Western Bulldogs 1.35.610.1210.13 73 LOST Fremantle 4.46.78.1013.11 89 -16 SUB Apr 8 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 2.22.87.1512.17 89 WON North Melbourne 2.44.78.1112.14 86 3 DOC Apr 14 (Fri, 4:20) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 3.75.139.1817.20 122 WON Brisbane 5.012.312.514.6 90 32 DOC Apr 22 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 2.46.127.179.19 73 LOST Greater Western Sydney 3.36.38.611.9 75 -2 MAN Apr 28 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 1.14.68.1111.14 80 WON Richmond 5.37.69.711.9 75 5 DOC May 6 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 1.45.76.118.13 61 LOST West Coast 4.28.69.109.15 69 -8 SUB May 12 (Fri, 6:10) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 4.34.310.812.9 81 LOST Geelong 3.08.59.516.8 104 -23 KAR May 19 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 2.25.610.913.12 90 WON St. Kilda 2.13.25.57.8 50 40 DOC May 27 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
11 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
12 A Western Bulldogs 1.22.36.36.6 42 LOST Sydney 2.25.89.1412.16 88 -46 SCG Jun 8 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
13 H Western Bulldogs 0.13.36.58.8 56 LOST Melbourne 4.28.614.717.11 113 -57 DOC Jun 18 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 6.410.813.1415.17 107 WON North Melbourne 3.47.512.716.10 106 1 DOC Jun 24 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 3.24.57.911.14 80 LOST West Coast 4.66.911.1312.15 87 -7 DOC Jul 1 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 2.44.84.115.15 45 LOST Adelaide 2.25.512.516.8 104 -59 ADO Jul 7 (Fri, 7:20) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs 2.47.710.812.10 82 WON Carlton 3.24.46.69.8 62 20 MCG Jul 16 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
18 H Western Bulldogs 4.47.610.916.14 110 WON Gold Coast 3.24.48.78.8 56 54 CAZ Jul 22 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 5.48.915.1019.13 127 WON Essendon 4.57.1011.1513.19 97 30 DOC Jul 30 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 6.68.118.1614.19 103 WON Brisbane 2.27.611.913.11 89 14 GAB Aug 5 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 3.16.76.127.15 57 LOST Greater Western Sydney 4.57.513.816.9 105 -48 DOC Aug 11 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
22 H Western Bulldogs 3.36.59.1111.13 79 LOST Port Adelaide 2.25.58.1014.12 96 -17 EUR Aug 19 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
23 A Western Bulldogs 4.27.410.713.12 90 LOST Hawthorn 5.39.512.615.9 99 -9 DOC Aug 25 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
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2017 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
25 Adams, Marcus 10 86 8.6 68 6.8 154 15.4 65 6.5 0 0.0 30 3.0 4 5 4 0.4 7 31
24 Biggs, Shane 16 217 13.6 118 7.4 335 20.9 78 4.9 0 0.0 30 1.9 8 6 0 0.0 0 0
4 Bontempelli, Marcus 22 285 13.0 220 10.0 505 23.0 88 4.0 3 0.1 138 6.3 32 30 20 0.9 29 149
5 Boyd, Matthew 10 133 13.3 97 9.7 230 23.0 57 5.7 0 0.0 16 1.6 9 5 3 0.3 2 20
17 Boyd, Tom 11 49 4.5 76 6.9 125 11.4 26 2.4 220 20.0 25 2.3 10 16 7 0.6 3 45
15 Campbell, Tom 7 31 4.4 34 4.9 65 9.3 15 2.1 233 33.3 33 4.7 8 13 2 0.3 4 16
13 Cloke, Travis 10 82 8.2 39 3.9 121 12.1 41 4.1 31 3.1 22 2.2 11 5 11 1.1 9 75
12 Cordy, Zaine 19 149 7.8 92 4.8 241 12.7 82 4.3 3 0.2 49 2.6 19 11 0 0.0 0 0
8 Crameri, Stewart 2 12 6.0 12 6.0 24 12.0 6 3.0 0 0.0 11 5.5 1 3 1 0.5 1 7
6 Dahlhaus, Luke 22 199 9.0 352 16.0 551 25.0 74 3.4 0 0.0 93 4.2 23 18 13 0.6 6 84
31 Dale, Bailey 16 164 10.3 112 7.0 276 17.3 51 3.2 0 0.0 31 1.9 10 11 17 1.1 7 109
35 Daniel, Caleb 20 210 10.5 224 11.2 434 21.7 59 3.0 0 0.0 57 2.9 12 8 5 0.3 5 35
29 Dickson, Tory 9 44 4.9 48 5.3 92 10.2 33 3.7 0 0.0 27 3.0 9 8 11 1.2 3 69
20 Dunkley, Josh 7 47 6.7 39 5.6 86 12.3 25 3.6 4 0.6 29 4.1 5 5 5 0.7 7 37
44 English, Tim 2 1 0.5 13 6.5 14 7.0 2 1.0 11 5.5 6 3.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
22 Honeychurch, Mitch 6 43 7.2 44 7.3 87 14.5 19 3.2 0 0.0 34 5.7 12 5 1 0.2 8 14
7 Hunter, Lachie 22 302 13.7 195 8.9 497 22.6 116 5.3 0 0.0 56 2.5 19 8 18 0.8 9 117
39 Johannisen, Jason 20 258 12.9 171 8.6 429 21.5 58 2.9 0 0.0 41 2.1 16 8 10 0.5 12 72
46 Jong, Lin 12 79 6.6 148 12.3 227 18.9 32 2.7 1 0.1 53 4.4 13 2 1 0.1 5 11
21 Liberatore, Tom 18 101 5.6 209 11.6 310 17.2 36 2.0 0 0.0 117 6.5 17 21 7 0.4 4 46
27 Lipinski, Patrick 1 6 6.0 12 12.0 18 18.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3
11 Macrae, Jack 22 260 11.8 345 15.7 605 27.5 100 4.5 0 0.0 127 5.8 34 14 2 0.1 5 17
16 McLean, Toby 19 179 9.4 247 13.0 426 22.4 60 3.2 0 0.0 86 4.5 26 15 13 0.7 12 90
38 Morris, Dale 11 38 3.5 74 6.7 112 10.2 34 3.1 0 0.0 24 2.2 10 9 0 0.0 0 0
2 Murphy, Bob 17 208 12.2 128 7.5 336 19.8 84 4.9 0 0.0 36 2.1 10 12 10 0.6 7 67
42 Picken, Liam 22 197 9.0 213 9.7 410 18.6 84 3.8 0 0.0 67 3.0 17 12 24 1.1 14 158
43 Redpath, Jack 9 81 9.0 19 2.1 100 11.1 61 6.8 6 0.7 11 1.2 3 8 15 1.7 13 103
18 Roberts, Fletcher 10 55 5.5 40 4.0 95 9.5 27 2.7 1 0.1 13 1.3 11 4 0 0.0 0 0
23 Roughead, Jordan 13 77 5.9 75 5.8 152 11.7 30 2.3 246 18.9 47 3.6 17 19 4 0.3 2 26
14 Smith, Clay 8 52 6.5 40 5.0 92 11.5 24 3.0 0 0.0 41 5.1 3 10 8 1.0 5 53
9 Stringer, Jake 16 124 7.8 74 4.6 198 12.4 48 3.0 0 0.0 29 1.8 10 15 24 1.5 26 170
1 Suckling, Matt 22 298 13.5 160 7.3 458 20.8 106 4.8 0 0.0 41 1.9 12 18 9 0.4 15 69
3 Wallis, Mitch 12 86 7.2 162 13.5 248 20.7 37 3.1 0 0.0 43 3.6 18 11 7 0.6 5 47
19 Webb, Lukas 4 23 5.8 19 4.8 42 10.5 6 1.5 0 0.0 17 4.3 4 3 5 1.3 2 32
34 Williams, Bailey 12 111 9.3 85 7.1 196 16.3 47 3.9 0 0.0 28 2.3 4 7 0 0.0 6 6
10 Wood, Easton 18 150 8.3 104 5.8 254 14.1 96 5.3 0 0.0 29 1.6 13 15 3 0.2 4 22
33 Young, Lewis 7 48 6.9 42 6.0 90 12.9 38 5.4 0 0.0 12 1.7 3 10 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 484 4485 9.3 4150 8.6 8635 17.8 1849 3.8 759 1.6 1550 3.2 433 370 260 0.5 240 1800
 

Footnotes

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