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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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1933 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1933 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 1.25.56.511.11 77 WON Essendon 3.34.58.710.11 71 6 WES Apr 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Footscray 5.47.814.1314.15 99 LOST South Melbourne 2.46.1011.1218.17 125 -26 LAK May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Footscray 1.23.53.96.14 50 WON Richmond 3.43.54.94.10 34 16 WES May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Footscray 2.19.49.714.10 94 WON Hawthorn 3.64.107.127.15 57 37 GLE May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Footscray 1.07.68.814.13 97 WON Melbourne 4.46.68.1410.17 77 20 MCG May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Footscray 1.15.79.912.11 83 WON St. Kilda 3.83.108.149.16 70 13 WES Jun 5 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
7 A Footscray 2.46.86.118.14 62 LOST North Melbourne 2.26.29.811.12 78 -16 ARD Jun 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Footscray 5.010.512.717.14 116 LOST Carlton 5.49.616.921.13 139 -23 PRI Jun 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Footscray 3.53.69.119.11 65 WON Collingwood 1.04.104.127.18 60 5 WES Jun 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Footscray 0.60.84.107.15 57 LOST Geelong 2.24.98.1411.16 82 -25 COR Jul 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H Footscray 3.06.210.615.6 96 WON Fitzroy 2.54.58.108.14 62 34 WES Jul 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Footscray 4.410.813.1015.13 103 WON Essendon 1.28.511.614.7 91 12 WIN Jul 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Footscray 2.32.45.78.11 59 LOST South Melbourne 6.410.917.1019.15 129 -70 WES Jul 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Footscray 2.14.66.79.11 65 LOST Richmond 5.58.913.1118.16 124 -59 PUN Jul 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Footscray 4.66.612.1116.14 110 WON Hawthorn 0.54.125.139.18 72 38 WES Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Footscray 1.19.513.619.10 124 WON Melbourne 6.58.612.614.10 94 30 WES Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Footscray 6.47.711.1314.21 105 LOST St. Kilda 8.113.516.721.11 137 -32 JUN Aug 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Footscray 5.56.87.147.16 58 WON North Melbourne 1.23.84.116.17 53 5 WES Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1933 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
9 Baker, Harry 12 22 11.0         7 3.5         5 7 0 0.0 1 1
25 Cave, Matt 1                             0 0.0    
16 Dayman, Les 11 44 22.0         16 8.0         9 11 16 1.5 8 104
26 Dowling, John 13 16 8.0         4 2.0         3 7 23 1.8 4 142
25 Fincher, Jack 10 40 20.0         3 1.5         8 6 3 0.3 2 20
24 Findlay, Bill 1                             1 1.0    
20 Grundy, Bill 13 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 4 0.3 0 24
23 Hannan, Peter 6 10 10.0         2 2.0         7 1 0 0.0 0 0
11 Hanson, Jack 6 7 7.0         3 3.0         1 2 0 0.0 0 0
1 Higgins, Mick 2                             0 0.0    
12 Honey, Norm 3                             4 1.3    
8 Hopkins, Allan 16 53 26.5         20 10.0         6 9 6 0.4 1 37
3 Kelly, Wally 5                             3 0.6    
22 McAlpine, Ivan 18 37 18.5         12 6.0         5 8 1 0.1 0 6
27 McIntyre, Milton 14 8 8.0         5 5.0         1 5 11 0.8 2 68
15 McKay, Roy 18 27 13.5         7 3.5         4 7 0 0.0 0 0
3 Minogue, Walter 4 10 10.0         1 1.0         1 3 0 0.0 1 1
7 Morrison, Alby 17 37 18.5         13 6.5         8 5 10 0.6 1 61
19 Muir, Bob 15 16 16.0         6 6.0         2 4 1 0.1 1 7
13 O'Brien, Bernie 11                             24 2.2    
13 O'Brien, Wally 9 33 16.5         10 5.0         5 2 0 0.0 0 0
2 O'Leary, Charlie 6                             0 0.0    
18 Palmer, Ambrose 6 8 8.0         1 1.0         5 1 0 0.0 0 0
17 Penberthy, Stan 12 17 17.0         1 1.0         4 3 2 0.2 0 12
5 Rait, Alan 15 18 9.0         12 6.0         4 1 59 3.9 4 358
29 Richards, Charlie 2                             0 0.0    
21 Rodwell, Roy 15 15 7.5         5 2.5         3 2 3 0.2 0 18
30 Sherman, Ted 5 20 10.0         2 1.0         6 3 0 0.0 0 0
6 Somerville, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
11 Spilling, Frank 6                             0 0.0    
14 Spurling, Bill 14 15 15.0         7 7.0         2 4 10 0.7 0 60
6 Thomas, Reg 8                             9 1.1    
32 Vosti, Jack 14 16 16.0         4 4.0         5 2 0 0.0 0 0
4 Ware, Norm 14 44 22.0         21 10.5         6 4 10 0.7 2 62
10 Waye, Tom 17 44 22.0         10 5.0         8 5 15 0.9 0 90
Totals 342                             215 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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