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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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1932 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1932 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 2.23.56.107.12 54 LOST Essendon 4.38.710.915.15 105 -51 WIN Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Footscray 5.17.39.614.11 95 WON Fitzroy 2.03.45.77.10 52 43 WES May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Footscray 1.22.56.118.12 60 LOST South Melbourne 4.47.58.810.11 71 -11 LAK May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Footscray 3.35.46.86.12 48 LOST Richmond 1.03.64.77.9 51 -3 WES May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Footscray 1.28.69.1113.14 92 WON St. Kilda 1.53.67.88.10 58 34 WES May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Footscray 3.74.107.189.21 75 LOST Collingwood 5.18.129.1312.19 91 -16 VIC Jun 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Footscray 4.47.512.1113.13 91 WON North Melbourne 3.06.18.39.8 62 29 ARD Jun 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Footscray 3.06.29.310.7 67 WON Melbourne 1.52.52.63.9 27 40 WES Jun 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A Footscray 1.12.34.77.9 51 LOST Carlton 3.64.136.169.21 75 -24 PRI Jul 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Footscray 0.31.91.107.15 57 WON Geelong 3.34.46.78.8 56 1 WES Jul 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Footscray 1.23.34.66.6 42 LOST Hawthorn 3.26.59.59.9 63 -21 GLE Jul 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Footscray 5.87.810.1511.16 82 WON Essendon 1.04.75.710.9 69 13 WES Jul 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Footscray 2.45.87.1210.14 74 WON Fitzroy 2.32.65.106.13 49 25 BWS Jul 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Footscray 5.86.910.1311.14 80 WON South Melbourne 1.14.76.89.14 68 12 WES Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Footscray 3.34.56.98.12 60 LOST Richmond 3.25.69.69.11 65 -5 PUN Aug 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Footscray 1.44.75.129.17 71 WON St. Kilda 3.24.37.410.5 65 6 JUN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Footscray 3.66.89.109.12 66 LOST Collingwood 3.07.37.411.5 71 -5 WES Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Footscray 5.45.68.89.10 64 LOST North Melbourne 1.07.89.1112.18 90 -26 WES Sep 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1932 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
8 Aked Snr, Frank 12 18 18.0         5 5.0         2 1 10 0.8 1 61
9 Baker, Harry 18 27 9.0         8 2.7         6 12 0 0.0 0 0
Browne, Mort 1                             0 0.0    
19 Cave, Matt 9                             1 0.1    
28 Cordner, Jock 5 18 18.0         9 9.0         2 7 3 0.6 1 19
2 Cubbins, Bill 14 38 12.7         10 3.3         15 4 0 0.0 0 0
16 Dayman, Les 17 35 11.7         12 4.0         5 15 37 2.2 5 227
18 Dowling, John 4 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 6 1.5 0 36
23 Downie, Bill 15 24 8.0         16 5.3         1 5 8 0.5 3 51
20 Eason, Tommy 1                             0 0.0    
25 Fincher, Jack 18 63 21.0         5 1.7         3 12 17 0.9 6 108
11 Hanson, Jack 6 15 15.0         4 4.0         1 3 0 0.0 0 0
33 Herring, Les 2                             1 0.5    
1 Hopkins, Allan 13 18 18.0         5 5.0         3 2 10 0.8 0 60
5 Lambe, Alf 15 28 9.3         2 0.7         5 9 0 0.0 0 0
22 McAlpine, Ivan 17 74 24.7         18 6.0         10 17 1 0.1 0 6
15 McKay, Roy 16 50 16.7         22 7.3         3 10 0 0.0 0 0
3 Minogue, Walter 17 58 19.3         12 4.0         9 14 7 0.4 3 45
7 Morrison, Alby 17 65 21.7         16 5.3         13 9 11 0.6 5 71
12 O'Brien, Wally 18 71 23.7         9 3.0         12 10 1 0.1 0 6
17 Penberthy, Stan 16 44 14.7         15 5.0         11 7 6 0.4 3 39
27 Rodwell, Roy 6                             8 1.3    
30 Sherman, Ted 17 26 8.7         5 1.7         7 5 1 0.1 0 6
27 Sherman, Bill 6 12 12.0         7 7.0         0 0 1 0.2 0 6
14 Spurling, Bill 18 72 24.0         25 8.3         7 12 12 0.7 3 75
26 Stevens, Arthur 8 13 6.5         5 2.5         3 6 3 0.4 1 19
22 Sutherland, Tom 1                             1 1.0    
4 Ware, Norm 18 60 20.0         26 8.7         9 8 17 0.9 4 106
10 Waye, Tom 13 53 17.7         16 5.3         7 8 5 0.4 0 30
6 Williams, Arthur 4 10 10.0         2 2.0         2 2 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 342                             167 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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