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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) –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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1938 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1938 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 3.73.87.119.14 68 LOST South Melbourne 3.46.88.1114.13 97 -29 LAK Apr 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Footscray 7.107.1211.1713.17 95 WON Fitzroy 1.04.18.310.5 65 30 WES Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Footscray 2.33.76.109.16 70 WON Hawthorn 3.34.107.128.14 62 8 GLE May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Footscray 1.25.76.98.17 65 LOST Geelong 3.45.99.1210.12 72 -7 WES May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Footscray 3.56.88.1210.16 76 WON Melbourne 2.34.87.1210.12 72 4 MCG May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Footscray 5.210.1112.1617.19 121 WON St. Kilda 2.53.85.107.13 55 66 WES May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Footscray 2.103.125.139.16 70 WON North Melbourne 1.15.86.109.14 68 2 ARD Jun 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Footscray 2.35.87.912.11 83 LOST Carlton 4.68.912.1315.20 110 -27 PRI Jun 13 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
9 H Footscray 3.55.88.813.9 87 WON Collingwood 0.14.27.410.5 65 22 WES Jun 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Footscray 3.38.512.717.9 111 WON Essendon 4.57.911.1214.16 100 11 WIN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Footscray 4.95.109.1413.20 98 WON Richmond 1.06.26.27.4 46 52 WES Jul 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Footscray 4.413.1017.1419.19 133 WON South Melbourne 3.14.38.810.10 70 63 WES Jul 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Footscray 2.78.1314.1718.21 129 WON Fitzroy 3.15.410.713.8 86 43 BWS Jul 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Footscray 7.413.816.1217.14 116 WON Hawthorn 0.22.43.54.7 31 85 WES Jul 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A Footscray 3.25.67.910.10 70 LOST Geelong 4.36.79.1313.15 93 -23 COR Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Footscray 1.38.1112.1319.17 131 WON Melbourne 6.29.512.813.13 91 40 WES Aug 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Footscray 2.18.611.712.9 81 LOST St. Kilda 6.47.611.1217.17 119 -38 JUN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Footscray 1.18.611.618.11 119 WON North Melbourne 5.76.1010.1511.18 84 35 WES Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF A Footscray 3.26.118.1410.16 76 LOST Collingwood 6.19.116.518.9 117 -41 MCG Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1938 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 1                             0 0.0    
5 Bennett, George 17 44 14.7         15 5.0         9 9 4 0.2 0 24
29 Carland, Matt 1                             0 0.0    
33 Clay, Alf 7 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 3 0.4 0 18
27 Coolahan, Jack 11 28 14.0         13 6.5         2 2 12 1.1 1 73
31 Deller, Roy 2                             0 0.0    
11 Dilks, Don 3                             0 0.0    
9 Evans, Roy 17 59 19.7         19 6.3         9 7 10 0.6 1 61
12 Evenden, Reg 2                             0 0.0    
13 Flanigan, Bob 18 40 13.3         13 4.3         8 1 0 0.0 0 0
25 Glenister, Wally 6 14 14.0         4 4.0         3 2 3 0.5 0 18
23 Godfrey, Fred 6 8 8.0         1 1.0         1 5 5 0.8 1 31
20 Greenham, Jim 14 39 13.0         7 2.3         7 11 3 0.2 1 19
1 Hickey, Harry 18 68 22.7         21 7.0         6 12 26 1.4 8 164
15 Kelly, Wally 1                             0 0.0    
26 Luke, Charlie 13 35 11.7         9 3.0         8 7 44 3.4 5 269
14 McCrae, Cliff 13 52 17.3         17 5.7         8 7 19 1.5 5 119
35 McGrath, Joe 2                             1 0.5    
16 McLure, Lindsay 1                             0 0.0    
21 Menzies, Doug 2                             2 1.0    
32 Miller, Jim 18 51 17.0         14 4.7         7 5 5 0.3 1 31
2 Morrison, Alby 17 64 21.3         19 6.3         11 3 29 1.7 6 180
8 O'Brien, Bernie 1                             0 0.0    
3 Olliver, Arthur 17 39 19.5         21 10.5         4 6 24 1.4 2 146
Page, Charlie 1                             3 3.0    
24 Palmer, Ambrose 9 22 11.0         7 3.5         4 8 8 0.9 1 49
35 Porter, Roy 2 5 5.0         3 3.0         0 1 1 0.5 1 7
17 Ryan, Leo 19 36 12.0         9 3.0         5 3 0 0.0 0 0
10 Ryan, Jack 15 31 15.5         6 3.0         2 3 0 0.0 0 0
10 Ryan, Joe 17 59 19.7         9 3.0         5 7 23 1.4 4 142
32 Sainsbury, Rob 8 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 1 0.1 0 6
28 Sampson, Alf 18 32 16.0         5 2.5         11 7 0 0.0 0 0
29 Spargo Snr, Bob 15 57 19.0         12 4.0         4 10 0 0.0 0 0
6 Standfield, Paul 8 31 15.5         11 5.5         7 5 3 0.4 0 18
36 Stephens, Billy 4                             1 0.3    
18 Thoms, Jim 7 9 9.0         1 1.0         1 0 6 0.9 1 37
4 Ware, Norm 19 77 25.7         31 10.3         11 8 17 0.9 4 106
13 Wilson, Don 2                             0 0.0    
30 Zimmerman, Jack 9                             0 0.0    
Totals 361                             253 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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