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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); Footscray U19s

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2024

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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2023 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2023 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 2.45.98.109.11 65 LOST Melbourne 3.39.413.817.13 115 -50 MCG Mar 18 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 0.14.55.85.11 41 LOST St. Kilda 4.15.411.514.8 92 -51 DOC Mar 25 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 1.24.38.410.7 67 WON Brisbane 1.32.76.87.11 53 14 DOC Mar 30 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 6.38.59.1112.17 89 WON Richmond 2.410.710.1112.12 84 5 MCG Apr 8 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 1.24.57.68.8 56 LOST Port Adelaide 3.55.86.1010.10 70 -14 ADO Apr 15 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 3.78.912.1117.16 118 WON Fremantle 3.16.29.610.9 69 49 PER Apr 21 (Fri, 6:10) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 3.27.310.614.10 94 WON Hawthorn 3.37.67.99.11 65 29 DOC Apr 29 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 4.17.411.613.8 86 WON Greater Western Sydney 2.35.45.910.11 71 15 MAN May 6 (Sat, 7:32) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 2.24.46.1011.13 79 WON Carlton 0.31.45.88.11 59 20 DOC May 13 (Sat, 7:32) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 4.75.139.1911.19 85 WON Adelaide 1.23.44.65.10 40 45 EUR May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 4.34.58.611.11 77 LOST Gold Coast 4.18.311.513.6 84 -7 MAR May 27 (Sat, 6:55) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 5.48.710.1210.15 75 LOST Geelong 5.28.512.615.7 97 -22 DOC Jun 3 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
13 H Western Bulldogs 4.57.59.613.7 85 LOST Port Adelaide 6.18.312.716.11 107 -22 DOC Jun 9 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
14 A Western Bulldogs 1.55.810.915.15 105 WON North Melbourne 4.15.28.513.6 84 21 DOC Jun 18 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
15 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
16 H Western Bulldogs 3.17.39.416.6 102 WON Fremantle 3.06.37.511.7 73 29 DOC Jul 1 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 3.16.57.711.11 77 LOST Collingwood 1.45.611.813.11 89 -12 DOC Jul 7 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 5.46.49.611.10 76 LOST Sydney 2.36.78.911.12 78 -2 SCG Jul 13 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
19 A Western Bulldogs 1.37.59.713.12 90 WON Essendon 3.25.36.57.7 49 41 DOC Jul 21 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
20 H Western Bulldogs 3.56.109.1010.13 73 LOST Greater Western Sydney 1.32.58.811.12 78 -5 EUR Jul 29 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 9.312.516.719.12 126 WON Richmond 2.15.57.810.11 71 55 DOC Aug 4 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 4.36.56.89.10 64 LOST Hawthorn 1.14.86.99.13 67 -3 YOR Aug 13 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
23 H Western Bulldogs 3.25.710.1012.13 85 LOST West Coast 5.37.69.714.8 92 -7 DOC Aug 20 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
24 A Western Bulldogs 3.16.210.516.8 104 WON Geelong 2.57.1110.1311.13 79 25 KAR Aug 26 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
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2023 Player Stats

Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Baker, Oskar 18 191 10.6 73 4.1 264 14.7 86 4.8 0 0.0 22 1.2 4 10 6 0.3 9 45
Bontempelli, Marcus 23 370 16.1 266 11.6 636 27.7 101 4.4 1 0.0 172 7.5 27 33 19 0.8 14 128
Bruce, Josh 8 43 5.4 40 5.0 83 10.4 36 4.5 0 0.0 11 1.4 7 12 0 0.0 0 0
Cleary, Luke 1 5 5.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Crozier, Hayden 4 36 9.0 18 4.5 54 13.5 19 4.8 0 0.0 6 1.5 4 1 0 0.0 1 1
Dale, Bailey 23 393 17.1 180 7.8 573 24.9 92 4.0 0 0.0 42 1.8 9 15 2 0.1 2 14
Daniel, Caleb 23 295 12.8 242 10.5 537 23.3 100 4.3 0 0.0 88 3.8 13 11 10 0.4 6 66
Darcy, Sam 3 7 2.3 3 1.0 10 3.3 2 0.7 11 3.7 8 2.7 0 6 0 0.0 2 2
Duryea, Taylor 20 147 7.4 93 4.7 240 12.0 84 4.2 0 0.0 40 2.0 18 16 0 0.0 1 1
English, Tim 23 258 11.2 182 7.9 440 19.1 145 6.3 717 31.2 100 4.3 42 34 16 0.7 4 100
Garcia, Riley 3 12 4.0 19 6.3 31 10.3 2 0.7 0 0.0 9 3.0 1 4 1 0.3 0 6
Gardner, Ryan 10 61 6.1 28 2.8 89 8.9 36 3.6 0 0.0 15 1.5 5 10 1 0.1 0 6
Hannan, Mitch 6 29 4.8 14 2.3 43 7.2 14 2.3 0 0.0 13 2.2 4 5 3 0.5 4 22
Johannisen, Jason 11 150 13.6 58 5.3 208 18.9 54 4.9 0 0.0 16 1.5 4 6 5 0.5 1 31
Jones, Liam 18 129 7.2 37 2.1 166 9.2 89 4.9 0 0.0 16 0.9 7 11 0 0.0 0 0
Jones, Arthur 13 47 3.6 52 4.0 99 7.6 17 1.3 0 0.0 35 2.7 9 13 4 0.3 8 32
Keath, Alex 18 128 7.1 89 4.9 217 12.1 92 5.1 0 0.0 29 1.6 8 12 0 0.0 0 0
Khamis, Buku 1 3 3.0 3 3.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0
Liberatore, Tom 21 266 12.7 308 14.7 574 27.3 59 2.8 0 0.0 141 6.7 18 20 8 0.4 9 57
Lobb, Rory 20 112 5.6 94 4.7 206 10.3 65 3.3 156 7.8 35 1.8 19 9 24 1.2 18 162
Macrae, Jack 22 239 10.9 318 14.5 557 25.3 82 3.7 0 0.0 97 4.4 25 12 7 0.3 2 44
McComb, Robbie 3 7 2.3 6 2.0 13 4.3 4 1.3 0 0.0 2 0.7 1 2 1 0.3 0 6
McLean, Toby 6 10 1.7 39 6.5 49 8.2 8 1.3 0 0.0 14 2.3 1 5 0 0.0 0 0
McNeil, Lachlan 13 28 2.2 52 4.0 80 6.2 12 0.9 0 0.0 30 2.3 3 2 2 0.2 4 16
Naughton, Aaron 23 180 7.8 87 3.8 267 11.6 100 4.3 22 1.0 59 2.6 29 20 44 1.9 33 297
O'Brien, Tim 7 63 9.0 17 2.4 80 11.4 36 5.1 0 0.0 9 1.3 5 1 0 0.0 0 0
O'Donnell, James 12 60 5.0 39 3.3 99 8.3 34 2.8 0 0.0 9 0.8 2 3 1 0.1 2 8
Poulter, Caleb 9 68 7.6 65 7.2 133 14.8 24 2.7 0 0.0 24 2.7 4 5 3 0.3 1 19
Richards, Ed 19 292 15.4 111 5.8 403 21.2 107 5.6 0 0.0 36 1.9 8 21 1 0.1 3 9
Scott, Anthony 22 132 6.0 105 4.8 237 10.8 53 2.4 0 0.0 55 2.5 15 4 12 0.5 6 78
Smith, Bailey 19 230 12.1 217 11.4 447 23.5 62 3.3 0 0.0 66 3.5 9 11 4 0.2 8 32
Treloar, Adam 19 253 13.3 304 16.0 557 29.3 54 2.8 0 0.0 100 5.3 21 11 13 0.7 5 83
Ugle-Hagan, Jamarra 23 188 8.2 73 3.2 261 11.3 120 5.2 1 0.0 22 1.0 19 14 35 1.5 35 245
Vandermeer, Laitham 11 87 7.9 60 5.5 147 13.4 30 2.7 0 0.0 28 2.5 3 6 2 0.2 4 16
Weightman, Cody 19 139 7.3 59 3.1 198 10.4 54 2.8 0 0.0 52 2.7 22 13 34 1.8 18 222
West, Rhylee 12 62 5.2 75 6.3 137 11.4 29 2.4 0 0.0 42 3.5 5 8 7 0.6 6 48
Williams, Bailey 23 215 9.3 165 7.2 380 16.5 116 5.0 0 0.0 60 2.6 8 13 11 0.5 9 75
 

Footnotes

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