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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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1937 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1937 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 1.46.76.89.17 71 WON Essendon 4.38.59.119.13 67 4 WES Apr 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Footscray 6.37.410.812.11 83 LOST Richmond 2.18.610.1017.15 117 -34 PUN May 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Footscray 0.23.45.76.10 46 LOST St. Kilda 2.23.45.77.9 51 -5 WES May 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Footscray 1.25.59.1011.11 77 LOST Collingwood 5.211.513.716.14 110 -33 VIC May 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Footscray 7.99.1013.2018.23 131 WON North Melbourne 1.08.29.314.4 88 43 WES May 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Footscray 5.05.57.88.8 56 LOST Melbourne 4.26.78.911.12 78 -22 WES May 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Footscray 1.24.67.89.10 64 LOST Carlton 5.49.613.919.12 126 -62 PRI Jun 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Footscray 3.54.68.118.14 62 LOST Fitzroy 0.36.89.1014.15 99 -37 BWS Jun 14 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
9 H Footscray 2.34.65.810.8 68 LOST South Melbourne 3.07.611.918.11 119 -51 WES Jun 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Footscray 3.57.711.1014.15 99 LOST Hawthorn 3.38.711.1215.16 106 -7 GLE Jun 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Footscray 4.18.410.511.8 74 LOST Geelong 4.35.710.1013.15 93 -19 WES Jul 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Footscray 1.33.66.911.11 77 WON Essendon 2.36.89.139.13 67 10 WIN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Footscray 4.64.79.911.9 75 LOST Richmond 0.15.58.512.6 78 -3 WES Jul 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Footscray 3.36.410.813.15 93 LOST St. Kilda 0.37.612.817.10 112 -19 JUN Jul 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Footscray 0.23.65.710.14 74 LOST Collingwood 10.513.517.919.12 126 -52 WES Jul 31 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Footscray 4.37.89.813.13 91 WON North Melbourne 2.64.115.168.16 64 27 ARD Aug 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Footscray 1.02.38.810.14 74 LOST Melbourne 6.310.1012.1315.15 105 -31 MCG Aug 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Footscray 5.57.610.1513.16 94 LOST Carlton 1.46.1110.1117.14 116 -22 WES Aug 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1937 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
22 Alsop, Noel 6 14 14.0         3 3.0         1 4 4 0.7 0 24
5 Bennett, George 18 39 19.5         18 9.0         8 7 1 0.1 0 6
11 Bridgfoot, Jack 5                             0 0.0    
7 Cooper, Cyril 1                             0 0.0    
11 Dilks, Don 3 21 21.0         6 6.0         8 4 0 0.0 0 0
27 Dockendorff, Sid 4 13 13.0         4 4.0         2 3 1 0.3 1 7
7 Eason, Dick 4 21 21.0         4 4.0         4 0 4 1.0 0 24
26 Edmonds, Horrie 1                             0 0.0    
9 Evans, Roy 16 30 15.0         5 2.5         11 5 3 0.2 0 18
16 Ferguson, Artie 8 12 12.0         3 3.0         1 0 1 0.1 0 6
19 Finn, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
25 Flanigan, Bob 13 18 18.0         5 5.0         2 0 0 0.0 0 0
33 Flynne, Rowley 9 10 10.0         1 1.0         1 4 0 0.0 0 0
31 Glenister, Wally 2                             3 1.5    
20 Greenham, Jim 12 26 13.0         7 3.5         4 1 1 0.1 1 7
13 Hallahan Jnr, Jim 3 19 19.0         3 3.0         2 2 0 0.0 0 0
27 Halloran, Frank 4                             0 0.0    
15 Hickey, Harry 2                             1 0.5    
34 Le Sueur, Bennie 10 12 12.0         3 3.0         1 2 1 0.1 0 6
7 Livingstone, Stan 5                             0 0.0    
28 Luke, Charlie 4                             2 0.5    
14 McCrae, Cliff 14                             8 0.6    
18 McLaughlin Snr, Hugh 1                             0 0.0    
16 McLure, Lindsay 3                             2 0.7    
35 Menzies, Doug 7 8 8.0         2 2.0         0 3 1 0.1 0 6
15 Mitchell, Col 3 12 12.0         4 4.0         3 2 0 0.0 0 0
2 Morrison, Alby 17 19 19.0         10 10.0         4 2 23 1.4 3 141
8 O'Brien, Bernie 17 13 13.0         3 3.0         4 1 31 1.8 1 187
3 Olliver, Arthur 17 28 14.0         19 9.5         3 7 39 2.3 4 238
24 Palmer, Ambrose 15 17 8.5         8 4.0         5 6 3 0.2 0 18
27 Paternoster, Ron 1 11 11.0         3 3.0         1 2 0 0.0 2 2
27 Penberthy, Stan 5                             4 0.8    
23 Porter, Roy 15 11 11.0         5 5.0         1 1 20 1.3 2 122
21 Ryan, Joe 5 18 18.0         3 3.0         3 5 9 1.8 1 55
17 Ryan, Leo 17 15 7.5         1 0.5         4 6 1 0.1 0 6
10 Ryan, Jack 13 44 22.0         6 3.0         9 7 3 0.2 1 19
28 Sainsbury, Rob 1                             0 0.0    
10 Shields, Clarrie 1 10 10.0         3 3.0         3 4 1 1.0 1 7
19 Smith, Tommy 2 9 9.0         1 1.0         0 3 0 0.0 1 1
29 Spargo Snr, Bob 5                             0 0.0    
6 Standfield, Paul 11 32 16.0         8 4.0         7 7 3 0.3 0 18
36 Stephens, Billy 3 18 18.0         9 9.0         0 2 4 1.3 4 28
31 Thoms, Jim 13 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 1 14 1.1 0 84
4 Ware, Norm 16 20 20.0         11 11.0         1 0 6 0.4 0 36
34 White, Clarrie 4 15 15.0         4 4.0         3 1 1 0.3 0 6
13 Wilson, Don 1                             0 0.0    
30 Zimmerman, Jack 4                             2 0.5    
Totals 342                             197 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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