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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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1927 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1927 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 3.13.23.310.3 63 LOST Essendon 5.38.615.1116.14 110 -47 WES Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Footscray 0.21.73.108.12 60 LOST Geelong 6.67.1012.1614.20 104 -44 COR May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Footscray 2.05.85.1010.18 78 WON Hawthorn 4.44.66.107.10 52 26 WES May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Footscray 0.02.22.53.12 30 LOST Richmond 2.36.1311.1913.22 100 -70 PUN May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Footscray 2.44.46.107.13 55 WON South Melbourne 0.13.85.116.13 49 6 WES May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Footscray 1.18.411.1013.13 91 WON Fitzroy 3.65.77.88.13 61 30 BWS Jun 6 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
7 A Footscray 1.52.63.86.12 48 LOST Carlton 2.33.36.410.6 66 -18 PRI Jun 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Footscray 0.02.32.34.12 36 LOST Collingwood 3.44.47.157.16 58 -22 WES Jun 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A Footscray 4.25.47.67.9 51 LOST Melbourne 2.25.69.1110.13 73 -22 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Footscray 0.52.92.113.12 30 LOST St. Kilda 1.51.84.105.13 43 -13 WES Jul 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Footscray 5.413.613.615.10 100 WON North Melbourne 2.64.137.169.18 72 28 ARD Jul 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Footscray 2.16.68.68.9 57 LOST Essendon 2.84.118.1612.19 91 -34 WIN Jul 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Footscray 3.13.16.69.6 60 LOST Geelong 1.36.117.1210.19 79 -19 WES Jul 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Footscray 3.55.77.1211.19 85 WON Hawthorn 1.36.147.178.19 67 18 GLE Jul 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Footscray 2.33.55.87.8 50 LOST Richmond 2.26.86.1411.15 81 -31 WES Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Footscray 1.26.57.710.10 70 LOST South Melbourne 3.25.78.149.20 74 -4 LAK Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Footscray 6.87.815.1115.11 101 WON Fitzroy 0.03.83.89.18 72 29 WES Sep 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Footscray 1.24.46.510.6 66 LOST Melbourne 4.26.410.1010.13 73 -7 WES Sep 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1927 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
21 Aked Snr, Frank 12                             4 0.3    
15 Anderson, Charlie 1                             0 0.0    
20 Anthony, George 5                             1 0.2    
14 Baker, Harry 13                             1 0.1    
8 Birnstihl, Fred 2                             0 0.0    
15 Bult, Frank 13                             3 0.2    
Butler, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
28 Cahill, Ted 12                             15 1.3    
21 Chapple, Les 11                             32 2.9    
6 Croft, Joshua 2                             1 0.5    
24 Day, Roy 2                             0 0.0    
23 Doolan, Bill 11                             0 0.0    
3 Gaudion, Charlie 17                             3 0.2    
24 Glover, Sam 8                             0 0.0    
27 Greenhalgh, Ralph 14                             0 0.0    
2 Hopkins, Allan 17                             26 1.5    
11 Johns, Harry 7                             4 0.6    
16 Johnstone, Doug 17                             0 0.0    
19 Malberg, Artie 1                             0 0.0    
7 McAlpine, Ivan 17                             15 0.9    
17 McDonald, Norm 17                             22 1.3    
28 Neill, Harry 4                             0 0.0    
29 Nunan, Joe 2                             0 0.0    
20 Outen Snr, Alby 18                             0 0.0    
8 Power, Henry 2                             0 0.0    
4 Rowe, Charlie 16                             1 0.1    
1 Scanlan, Paddy 16                             8 0.5    
4 Sharpley, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
22 Sloley, Charlie 2                             4 2.0    
9 Stevens, Arthur 8                             3 0.4    
13 Thompson, Roy 15                             0 0.0    
13 Thompson, Sid 1                             1 1.0    
18 Ulbrick, Fred 4                             0 0.0    
31 Valentine, George 6                             0 0.0    
25 Wallace, Don 8                             4 0.5    
5 Whight, Stan 4                             0 0.0    
Whitfield, Archie 1                             2 2.0    
29 Woodman, George 8                             5 0.6    
12 Wunhym, Jack 7                             1 0.1    
Totals 324                             156 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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