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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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2022 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2022 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 2.28.38.511.5 71 LOST Melbourne 4.56.610.814.13 97 -26 MCG Mar 16 (Wed, 7:10) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 4.17.311.513.12 90 LOST Carlton 5.212.414.516.6 102 -12 DOC Mar 24 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 3.34.106.159.17 71 WON Sydney 1.31.35.39.6 60 11 DOC Mar 31 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 2.74.106.177.19 61 LOST Richmond 2.27.312.515.9 99 -38 MCG Apr 9 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 8.310.415.521.13 139 WON North Melbourne 1.06.28.411.5 71 68 DOC Apr 15 (Fri, 4:20) Scores
6 H Western Bulldogs 3.53.75.89.8 62 LOST Adelaide 2.43.75.118.15 63 -1 EUR Apr 23 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 3.16.313.416.7 103 WON Essendon 2.33.76.1010.11 71 32 DOC May 1 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 4.46.68.810.9 69 LOST Port Adelaide 5.07.412.812.14 86 -17 ADO May 6 (Fri, 7:00) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 6.57.1011.1114.15 99 WON Collingwood 1.32.64.77.9 51 48 DOC May 13 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 4.56.1210.1515.16 106 WON Gold Coast 3.36.59.713.9 87 19 EUR May 21 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 6.310.718.925.11 161 WON West Coast 3.05.57.59.6 60 101 PER May 28 (Sat, 5:32) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 1.54.66.910.10 70 LOST Geelong 7.28.68.812.11 83 -13 DOC Jun 3 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
13 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
14 A Western Bulldogs 6.110.616.919.11 125 WON Greater Western Sydney 5.49.711.816.9 105 20 SSH Jun 18 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 1.26.612.1019.11 125 WON Hawthorn 4.35.75.1112.11 83 42 DOC Jun 24 (Fri, 7:02) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 2.55.77.99.13 67 LOST Brisbane 1.56.912.1116.12 108 -41 GAB Jun 30 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs        vs Sydney          SCG Jul 8 (Fri, 7:50)  
18 H Western Bulldogs        vs St. Kilda          DOC Jul 15 (Fri, 7:50)  
19 H Western Bulldogs        vs Melbourne          DOC Jul 23 (Sat, 7:25)  
20 A Western Bulldogs        vs Geelong          KAR Jul 30 (Sat, 7:25)  
21 H Western Bulldogs        vs Fremantle          DOC Aug 6 (Sat, 4:35)  
22 H Western Bulldogs        vs Greater Western Sydney          DOC Aug 13 (Sat, 1:45)  
23 A Western Bulldogs        vs Hawthorn          YOR Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10)  
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2022 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
26 Bedendo, Dominic 1 7 7.0 4 4.0 11 11.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 2 1 1.0 0 6
4 Bontempelli, Marcus 14 182 13.0 136 9.7 318 22.7 71 5.1 1 0.1 69 4.9 13 17 17 1.2 12 114
18 Butler, Louis 1 9 9.0 4 4.0 13 13.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
36 Cleary, Luke 3 17 5.7 12 4.0 29 9.7 13 4.3 0 0.0 3 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Cordy, Zaine 9 34 3.8 26 2.9 60 6.7 14 1.6 35 3.9 21 2.3 6 13 2 0.2 0 12
9 Crozier, Hayden 5 43 8.6 17 3.4 60 12.0 25 5.0 0 0.0 5 1.0 2 5 1 0.2 0 6
31 Dale, Bailey 15 291 19.4 122 8.1 413 27.5 78 5.2 0 0.0 14 0.9 10 15 5 0.3 2 32
35 Daniel, Caleb 14 210 15.0 131 9.4 341 24.4 67 4.8 0 0.0 30 2.1 10 5 0 0.0 0 0
5 Dunkley, Josh 15 180 12.0 209 13.9 389 25.9 100 6.7 2 0.1 87 5.8 29 16 13 0.9 8 86
15 Duryea, Taylor 11 96 8.7 50 4.5 146 13.3 65 5.9 0 0.0 13 1.2 10 9 1 0.1 0 6
44 English, Tim 8 104 13.0 74 9.3 178 22.3 50 6.3 189 23.6 17 2.1 28 11 5 0.6 6 36
38 Garcia, Riley 2 1 0.5 2 1.0 3 1.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.5 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
43 Gardner, Ryan 15 111 7.4 51 3.4 162 10.8 77 5.1 0 0.0 21 1.4 9 23 0 0.0 0 0
29 Hannan, Mitch 3 13 4.3 7 2.3 20 6.7 6 2.0 4 1.3 2 0.7 1 1 3 1.0 1 19
7 Hunter, Lachie 6 67 11.2 45 7.5 112 18.7 28 4.7 0 0.0 13 2.2 6 4 1 0.2 2 8
39 Johannisen, Jason 3 21 7.0 14 4.7 35 11.7 11 3.7 0 0.0 5 1.7 0 3 3 1.0 1 19
42 Keath, Alex 10 71 7.1 48 4.8 119 11.9 54 5.4 0 0.0 15 1.5 6 6 3 0.3 0 18
24 Khamis, Buku 5 23 4.6 15 3.0 38 7.6 13 2.6 3 0.6 8 1.6 7 5 6 1.2 5 41
21 Liberatore, Tom 15 181 12.1 193 12.9 374 24.9 49 3.3 0 0.0 77 5.1 15 10 8 0.5 7 55
11 Macrae, Jack 15 227 15.1 252 16.8 479 31.9 62 4.1 0 0.0 62 4.1 28 14 3 0.2 4 22
8 Martin, Stefan 3 8 2.7 29 9.7 37 12.3 4 1.3 60 20.0 7 2.3 6 7 0 0.0 0 0
27 McComb, Robbie 10 77 7.7 73 7.3 150 15.0 25 2.5 0 0.0 21 2.1 5 7 6 0.6 5 41
30 McNeil, Lachlan 11 53 4.8 34 3.1 87 7.9 19 1.7 0 0.0 39 3.5 11 6 10 0.9 4 64
33 Naughton, Aaron 15 124 8.3 51 3.4 175 11.7 74 4.9 12 0.8 33 2.2 20 6 40 2.7 24 264
22 O'Brien, Tim 11 89 8.1 37 3.4 126 11.5 64 5.8 0 0.0 10 0.9 9 6 1 0.1 0 6
20 Richards, Ed 14 152 10.9 76 5.4 228 16.3 74 5.3 0 0.0 22 1.6 12 11 0 0.0 0 0
13 Schache, Josh 6 38 6.3 12 2.0 50 8.3 24 4.0 10 1.7 11 1.8 2 4 4 0.7 4 28
28 Scott, Anthony 13 99 7.6 58 4.5 157 12.1 46 3.5 0 0.0 20 1.5 14 5 7 0.5 3 45
6 Smith, Bailey 10 185 18.5 131 13.1 316 31.6 43 4.3 0 0.0 37 3.7 17 5 4 0.4 9 33
37 Smith, Roarke 7 33 4.7 33 4.7 66 9.4 17 2.4 0 0.0 12 1.7 4 2 1 0.1 1 7
41 Sweet, Jordon 5 19 3.8 22 4.4 41 8.2 8 1.6 127 25.4 22 4.4 7 7 1 0.2 0 6
1 Treloar, Adam 15 194 12.9 217 14.5 411 27.4 59 3.9 0 0.0 50 3.3 15 11 12 0.8 10 82
2 Ugle-Hagan, Jamarra 9 45 5.0 13 1.4 58 6.4 26 2.9 3 0.3 9 1.0 5 4 6 0.7 7 43
23 Vandermeer, Laitham 6 33 5.5 35 5.8 68 11.3 18 3.0 0 0.0 10 1.7 4 2 3 0.5 3 21
3 Wallis, Mitch 5 20 4.0 11 2.2 31 6.2 11 2.2 0 0.0 6 1.2 3 1 4 0.8 4 28
19 Weightman, Cody 13 80 6.2 35 2.7 115 8.8 36 2.8 0 0.0 25 1.9 11 8 22 1.7 5 137
14 West, Rhylee 8 48 6.0 52 6.5 100 12.5 27 3.4 0 0.0 26 3.3 5 9 9 1.1 6 60
34 Williams, Bailey 14 133 9.5 86 6.1 219 15.6 56 4.0 0 0.0 20 1.4 8 14 5 0.4 7 37
Totals 345 3318 9.6 2417 7.0 5735 16.6 1417 4.1 446 1.3 846 2.5 338 275 207 0.6 140 1382
 

Footnotes

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