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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

CEO
Bains, Ameet

President
Watson-Wheeler, Kylie

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 2.15.68.89.13 67 LOST Sydney 7.89.1115.1517.18 120 -53 SCG Jul 8 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
18 H Western Bulldogs 5.28.412.513.6 84 WON St. Kilda 0.22.43.97.14 56 28 DOC Jul 15 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 4.09.212.617.8 110 WON Melbourne 6.311.514.715.10 100 10 DOC Jul 23 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 4.36.56.89.12 66 LOST Geelong 1.24.612.814.10 94 -28 KAR Jul 30 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 3.45.59.911.12 78 LOST Fremantle 5.19.413.814.11 95 -17 DOC Aug 6 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
22 H Western Bulldogs 3.04.18.29.8 62 WON Greater Western Sydney 1.13.38.68.9 57 5 DOC Aug 13 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
23 A Western Bulldogs 2.18.49.1212.15 87 WON Hawthorn 4.18.19.210.4 64 23 YOR Aug 21 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
1EF A Western Bulldogs 5.56.67.118.12 60 LOST Fremantle 0.14.37.511.7 73 -13 PER Sep 3 (Sat, 6:10) Scores
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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 2 13 6.5 7 3.5 20 10.0 3 1.5 0 0.0 6 3.0 0 3 1 0.5 0 6
4 Bontempelli, Marcus 22 287 13.0 230 10.5 517 23.5 116 5.3 1 0.0 115 5.2 25 21 24 1.1 21 165
17 Bruce, Josh 5 18 3.6 12 2.4 30 6.0 13 2.6 10 2.0 10 2.0 1 6 1 0.2 2 8
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 4 17 4.3 12 3.0 29 7.3 13 3.3 0 0.0 3 0.8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Cordy, Zaine 14 60 4.3 49 3.5 109 7.8 33 2.4 38 2.7 29 2.1 7 15 2 0.1 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 23 415 18.0 182 7.9 597 26.0 113 4.9 0 0.0 26 1.1 12 21 7 0.3 3 45
35 Daniel, Caleb 19 297 15.6 172 9.1 469 24.7 97 5.1 0 0.0 36 1.9 11 8 0 0.0 0 0
10 Darcy, Sam 4 35 8.8 11 2.8 46 11.5 24 6.0 3 0.8 3 0.8 4 1 3 0.8 3 21
5 Dunkley, Josh 23 272 11.8 312 13.6 584 25.4 142 6.2 2 0.1 140 6.1 45 22 18 0.8 11 119
15 Duryea, Taylor 12 104 8.7 54 4.5 158 13.2 70 5.8 0 0.0 15 1.3 10 9 1 0.1 0 6
44 English, Tim 16 164 10.3 125 7.8 289 18.1 87 5.4 379 23.7 41 2.6 35 18 11 0.7 9 75
38 Garcia, Riley 7 41 5.9 35 5.0 76 10.9 10 1.4 0 0.0 8 1.1 2 5 3 0.4 1 19
43 Gardner, Ryan 22 164 7.5 78 3.5 242 11.0 116 5.3 0 0.0 25 1.1 14 27 0 0.0 0 0
29 Hannan, Mitch 7 53 7.6 23 3.3 76 10.9 24 3.4 4 0.6 8 1.1 6 3 4 0.6 1 25
7 Hunter, Lachie 10 118 11.8 77 7.7 195 19.5 54 5.4 0 0.0 26 2.6 10 6 2 0.2 5 17
39 Johannisen, Jason 8 54 6.8 36 4.5 90 11.3 32 4.0 0 0.0 11 1.4 1 4 8 1.0 5 53
42 Keath, Alex 15 105 7.0 68 4.5 173 11.5 80 5.3 0 0.0 20 1.3 7 8 3 0.2 0 18
24 Khamis, Buku 8 49 6.1 31 3.9 80 10.0 29 3.6 3 0.4 11 1.4 11 5 6 0.8 6 42
21 Liberatore, Tom 22 254 11.5 290 13.2 544 24.7 68 3.1 0 0.0 104 4.7 22 18 9 0.4 8 62
11 Macrae, Jack 23 342 14.9 363 15.8 705 30.7 96 4.2 0 0.0 87 3.8 32 17 4 0.2 4 28
8 Martin, Stefan 4 10 2.5 33 8.3 43 10.8 6 1.5 68 17.0 8 2.0 6 7 0 0.0 0 0
27 McComb, Robbie 15 93 6.2 88 5.9 181 12.1 32 2.1 0 0.0 23 1.5 6 11 6 0.4 5 41
16 McLean, Toby 2 12 6.0 9 4.5 21 10.5 2 1.0 0 0.0 9 4.5 2 0 0 0.0 2 2
30 McNeil, Lachlan 16 79 4.9 55 3.4 134 8.4 32 2.0 0 0.0 51 3.2 13 7 10 0.6 7 67
33 Naughton, Aaron 22 179 8.1 77 3.5 256 11.6 103 4.7 20 0.9 47 2.1 26 10 51 2.3 34 340
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 22 270 12.3 136 6.2 406 18.5 130 5.9 0 0.0 36 1.6 19 17 0 0.0 0 0
13 Schache, Josh 7 48 6.9 14 2.0 62 8.9 31 4.4 15 2.1 14 2.0 3 4 5 0.7 5 35
28 Scott, Anthony 14 102 7.3 61 4.4 163 11.6 48 3.4 0 0.0 20 1.4 16 5 7 0.5 3 45
6 Smith, Bailey 17 285 16.8 210 12.4 495 29.1 63 3.7 0 0.0 65 3.8 22 6 6 0.4 10 46
37 Smith, Roarke 10 52 5.2 46 4.6 98 9.8 24 2.4 0 0.0 15 1.5 7 4 5 0.5 1 31
41 Sweet, Jordon 6 21 3.5 26 4.3 47 7.8 9 1.5 136 22.7 25 4.2 8 8 1 0.2 0 6
1 Treloar, Adam 22 297 13.5 298 13.5 595 27.0 90 4.1 0 0.0 70 3.2 18 15 15 0.7 12 102
2 Ugle-Hagan, Jamarra 17 100 5.9 34 2.0 134 7.9 60 3.5 3 0.2 18 1.1 10 5 18 1.1 16 124
23 Vandermeer, Laitham 10 57 5.7 55 5.5 112 11.2 26 2.6 0 0.0 18 1.8 6 4 4 0.4 3 27
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 21 131 6.2 57 2.7 188 9.0 55 2.6 0 0.0 40 1.9 21 14 36 1.7 10 226
14 West, Rhylee 14 78 5.6 84 6.0 162 11.6 37 2.6 0 0.0 53 3.8 7 14 11 0.8 9 75
34 Williams, Bailey 22 192 8.7 129 5.9 321 14.6 82 3.7 0 0.0 39 1.8 13 17 7 0.3 7 49
Totals 529 5029 9.5 3648 6.9 8677 16.4 2151 4.1 682 1.3 1297 2.5 472 377 295 0.6 207 1977
 

Footnotes

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