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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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1936 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1936 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 3.55.57.810.9 69 LOST Geelong 3.310.1213.1620.24 144 -75 COR May 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Footscray 1.55.86.108.20 68 LOST Hawthorn 4.06.110.511.7 73 -5 WES May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Footscray 1.33.68.129.13 67 LOST South Melbourne 4.78.89.1215.17 107 -40 LAK May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Footscray 2.16.68.813.11 89 WON Fitzroy 4.35.59.1210.14 74 15 WES May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Footscray 2.42.66.137.17 59 LOST Carlton 1.29.99.1113.16 94 -35 WES May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Footscray 3.07.39.711.14 80 LOST Melbourne 1.87.1110.1713.18 96 -16 MCG Jun 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Footscray 5.27.313.613.7 85 LOST North Melbourne 1.44.95.1312.19 91 -6 ARD Jun 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Footscray 1.32.107.1211.13 79 LOST Collingwood 3.27.511.716.10 106 -27 WES Jun 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Footscray 2.38.1010.1116.13 109 LOST St. Kilda 7.312.415.1420.17 137 -28 JUN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Footscray 2.17.17.410.8 68 LOST Richmond 4.37.711.1215.13 103 -35 WES Jul 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Footscray 5.118.1114.1716.18 114 WON Essendon 3.26.108.1212.15 87 27 WIN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Footscray 3.110.112.414.9 93 WON Geelong 2.47.97.1710.22 82 11 WES Jul 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Footscray 1.55.87.148.21 69 LOST Hawthorn 2.35.68.1013.13 91 -22 GLE Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Footscray 3.26.109.1111.15 81 LOST South Melbourne 5.78.711.1612.21 93 -12 WES Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Footscray 3.56.107.1412.17 89 WON Fitzroy 3.46.67.89.10 64 25 BWS Aug 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Footscray 3.84.910.1312.14 86 LOST Carlton 2.54.115.1412.22 94 -8 PRI Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Footscray 1.44.105.148.17 65 LOST Melbourne 3.43.78.149.18 72 -7 WES Aug 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Footscray 3.45.512.814.8 92 WON North Melbourne 2.17.68.712.10 82 10 WES Sep 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1936 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
5 Bennett, George 11                             0 0.0    
15 Bogie, Les 7 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
11 Bridgfoot, Jack 12                             1 0.1    
25 Crouch, Tom 4                             2 0.5    
27 Dockendorff, Sid 9                             11 1.2    
7 Eason, Dick 14 25 25.0         4 4.0         5 5 16 1.1 0 96
24 Evans, Roy 13 18 18.0         6 6.0         2 2 2 0.2 0 12
16 Ferguson, Artie 18 16 16.0         7 7.0         3 4 0 0.0 0 0
35 Finn, Frank 2                             2 1.0    
26 Flanigan, Bob 6 9 9.0         4 4.0         1 3 1 0.2 0 6
13 Hallahan Jnr, Jim 11                             1 0.1    
8 Johnson, Wal 1                             0 0.0    
10 Johnson, Les 5                             0 0.0    
19 Lamprell, Vern 8 10 10.0         2 2.0         3 3 4 0.5 1 25
10 Latham, Edwin 2                             2 1.0    
9 Leahy, Billy 5 10 10.0         3 3.0         0 1 2 0.4 1 13
12 Lewis, Pye 4                             2 0.5    
29 MacMillan, Jack 4 9 9.0         5 5.0         1 2 17 4.3 1 103
14 McCrae, Cliff 12 14 14.0         2 2.0         3 4 15 1.3 2 92
31 McDonagh, Jack 14 18 18.0         6 6.0         5 4 4 0.3 0 24
18 McLaughlin Snr, Hugh 17                             0 0.0    
32 Mitchell, Col 7 10 10.0         1 1.0         4 6 2 0.3 0 12
2 Morrison, Alby 18 17 17.0         4 4.0         2 3 18 1.0 0 108
8 O'Brien, Bernie 15 7 7.0         0 0.0         2 2 28 1.9 1 169
2 Olliver, Arthur 17 9 9.0         7 7.0         0 1 37 2.2 0 222
34 Palmer, Ambrose 6                             4 0.7    
33 Penberthy, Stan 17 11 11.0         7 7.0         1 7 5 0.3 0 30
17 Ryan, Leo 18 14 14.0         3 3.0         6 5 0 0.0 0 0
21 Ryan, Jack 16 14 14.0         4 4.0         3 4 2 0.1 0 12
22 Sampson, Alf 2                             0 0.0    
28 Shields, Clarrie 9                             7 0.8    
27 Spargo Snr, Bob 14 13 13.0         4 4.0         1 4 2 0.1 0 12
23 Spilling, Frank 2                             0 0.0    
6 Standfield, Paul 5                             8 1.6    
4 Ware, Norm 17 26 26.0         15 15.0         1 5 8 0.5 0 48
Totals 342                             203 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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