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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

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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1926 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1926 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 0.31.62.63.9 27 LOST Geelong 2.44.79.1213.15 93 -66 COR May 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Footscray 1.34.56.78.9 57 LOST South Melbourne 6.67.612.813.12 90 -33 WES May 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Footscray 2.35.67.811.12 78 LOST Fitzroy 3.56.910.1111.13 79 -1 BWS May 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Footscray 3.15.35.47.5 47 LOST Essendon 0.42.64.106.13 49 -2 WES May 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Footscray 4.26.512.1114.16 100 WON Hawthorn 1.56.97.109.13 67 33 GLE May 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Footscray 2.14.34.76.10 46 LOST Melbourne 5.37.313.1015.15 105 -59 WES Jun 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Footscray 0.36.57.710.11 71 LOST Carlton 6.29.510.914.9 93 -22 WES Jun 7 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
8 A Footscray 2.34.66.68.10 58 LOST Collingwood 8.812.1021.1428.16 184 -126 VIC Jun 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Footscray 2.27.57.68.8 56 LOST Richmond 2.34.77.109.13 67 -11 WES Jun 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Footscray 1.13.55.610.7 67 WON St. Kilda 2.53.95.147.17 59 8 JUN Jul 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H Footscray 1.47.610.614.9 93 WON North Melbourne 6.46.410.710.8 68 25 WES Jul 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Footscray 1.54.106.127.14 56 LOST Geelong 5.86.912.1315.17 107 -51 WES Jul 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Footscray 1.43.105.106.12 48 LOST South Melbourne 3.34.78.1115.17 107 -59 LAK Aug 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Footscray 3.73.77.148.15 63 LOST Fitzroy 0.08.89.914.21 105 -42 WES Aug 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Footscray 0.25.79.79.9 63 LOST Essendon 3.410.814.1018.15 123 -60 WIN Aug 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Footscray 3.75.87.169.19 73 LOST Hawthorn 1.04.76.1011.14 80 -7 WES Aug 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Footscray 1.16.78.89.14 68 LOST Melbourne 9.512.817.1420.20 140 -72 MCG Sep 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Footscray 4.78.711.1213.15 93 WON Richmond 1.23.64.96.13 49 44 PUN Sep 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1926 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
11 Aked Snr, Frank 16                             12 0.8    
20 Anthony, George 10                             3 0.3    
7 Bagley, Seddon 2                             2 1.0    
19 Baker, Harry 4                             4 1.0    
7 Barton, Frank 2                             0 0.0    
Butler, Ted 1                             1 1.0    
14 Chapple, Les 18                             42 2.3    
4 Clissold, George 6                             2 0.3    
Considine, Jim 4                             1 0.3    
28 Crellin, Bertie 2                             0 0.0    
6 Croft, Joshua 11                             6 0.5    
25 Dick, Dave 4                             5 1.3    
30 Doolan, Bill 16                             2 0.1    
21 Freyer, Bill 7                             0 0.0    
12 Gardiner, Alex 18                             0 0.0    
3 Gaudion, Charlie 18                             2 0.1    
23 Hopkins, Rupe 1                             0 0.0    
33 Hopkins, Allan 17                             42 2.5    
32 Howell, Gus 6                             2 0.3    
35 Johns, Harry 5                             4 0.8    
16 Johnstone, Doug 16                             0 0.0    
31 Jones, Tom 8                             1 0.1    
Knott, Joe 5                             0 0.0    
24 Krygger, Park 1                             0 0.0    
9 Laidlaw, Col 8                             0 0.0    
1 McCarthy, Con 14                             6 0.4    
17 McDonald, Norm 8                             7 0.9    
15 McGlone, Jim 6                             3 0.5    
18 McHenry, Tommy 5                             2 0.4    
22 Neill, Harry 10                             2 0.2    
9 Nunan, Joe 15                             2 0.1    
10 O'Brien, Paddy 6                             0 0.0    
5 Outen Snr, Alby 10                             0 0.0    
8 Rowe, Charlie 16                             1 0.1    
2 Samson, Vic 10                             3 0.3    
34 Sharpley, Jack 6                             2 0.3    
13 Thompson, Roy 10                             0 0.0    
26 Wilkinson, Dick 2                             1 0.5    
Totals 324                             160 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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