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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) 1925–2023

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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1925 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1925 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 2.23.35.48.6 54 LOST Fitzroy 3.34.116.148.15 63 -9 BWS May 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Footscray 4.25.38.710.10 70 WON South Melbourne 2.24.57.68.12 60 10 WES May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Footscray 1.03.25.59.9 63 LOST Essendon 5.39.514.1116.15 111 -48 WIN May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Footscray 1.35.46.56.6 42 LOST Melbourne 1.37.88.129.16 70 -28 WES May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Footscray 2.26.46.78.10 58 LOST Hawthorn 2.35.88.1110.14 74 -16 GLE May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Footscray 1.35.45.59.8 62 LOST Geelong 7.48.511.812.11 83 -21 WES Jun 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Footscray 1.73.75.117.12 54 LOST North Melbourne 2.57.88.1111.12 78 -24 WES Jun 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Footscray 3.37.611.812.9 81 WON Richmond 4.35.65.159.21 75 6 PUN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A Footscray 2.35.410.413.6 84 LOST St. Kilda 3.36.1412.1818.24 132 -48 JUN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Footscray 5.45.48.79.8 62 LOST Collingwood 1.18.910.915.16 106 -44 WES Jul 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Footscray 2.24.96.107.11 53 LOST Carlton 2.55.97.109.12 66 -13 PRI Jul 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Footscray 4.58.68.913.13 91 WON Fitzroy 1.23.57.77.8 50 41 WES Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Footscray 3.25.118.1312.15 87 LOST South Melbourne 4.58.69.1013.14 92 -5 LAK Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Footscray 0.22.72.95.13 43 LOST Essendon 3.54.58.99.15 69 -26 WES Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Footscray 6.77.109.139.13 67 LOST Melbourne 5.26.47.410.9 69 -2 MCG Aug 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Footscray 4.37.710.1015.10 100 WON Hawthorn 3.44.68.710.10 70 30 WES Sep 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Footscray 1.12.26.39.7 61 LOST Geelong 3.65.118.1514.16 100 -39 COR Sep 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1925 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Aked Snr, Frank 5                             2 0.4    
45 Bagley, Seddon 3                             4 1.3    
12 Bayliss, George 9                             18 2.0    
32 Clissold, George 10                             2 0.2    
15 Croft, Joshua 11                             10 0.9    
26 Doolan, Bill 16                             0 0.0    
20 Fraser, Wally 6                             3 0.5    
23 Gardiner, Alex 5                             0 0.0    
3 Garlick Snr, George 2                             1 0.5    
21 Gibb, Rupert 12                             8 0.7    
31 Griffiths, Rowley 10                             0 0.0    
17 Harrison, Harry 2                             0 0.0    
29 Hopkins, Allan 16                             40 2.5    
14 Laidlaw, Col 17                             1 0.1    
31 Larkin, Martin 3                             0 0.0    
1 McCarthy, Con 16                             11 0.7    
7 McDonald, Norm 11                             13 1.2    
24 McHenry, Tommy 16                             11 0.7    
30 McIntyre, Bill 13                             0 0.0    
25 Meuleman, Jack 7                             0 0.0    
22 Mullens, Tom 7                             11 1.6    
33 Neill, Harry 3                             1 0.3    
18 Nielsen, Frank 4                             0 0.0    
9 Nunan, Joe 10                             4 0.4    
10 O'Brien, Paddy 9                             0 0.0    
4 Outen Snr, Alby 11                             0 0.0    
23 Punch, Les 11                             10 0.9    
8 Rudd, Jimmy 10                             0 0.0    
2 Samson, Vic 17                             5 0.3    
6 Sands, Jack 6                             2 0.3    
28 Sherman, Jack 10                             0 0.0    
10 Sherman, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
19 Sutherland, John 1                             0 0.0    
5 Thompson, Sid 9                             4 0.4    
7 Ulbrick, Fred 3                             0 0.0    
27 White, Wally 3                             0 0.0    
14 Zinnick, Charlie 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 306                             161 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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