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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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1952 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1952 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 0.24.65.96.10 46 WON Essendon 4.24.26.46.5 41 5 WES Apr 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Footscray 1.54.87.127.15 57 LOST Geelong 3.17.17.310.4 64 -7 KAR Apr 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Footscray 1.07.18.610.6 66 LOST North Melbourne 3.44.58.811.11 77 -11 ARD May 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Footscray 2.35.65.106.16 52 LOST Melbourne 2.54.78.1610.16 76 -24 WES May 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Footscray 2.34.46.49.6 60 WON Richmond 1.12.34.35.6 36 24 WES May 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Footscray 2.42.43.54.5 29 LOST Collingwood 2.38.1010.1312.19 91 -62 VIC May 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Footscray 3.36.510.1211.13 79 LOST South Melbourne 3.510.1115.1216.14 110 -31 LAK Jun 9 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
8 H Footscray 1.11.22.45.4 34 LOST St. Kilda 2.16.26.47.7 49 -15 YAL Jun 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Footscray 1.13.44.66.9 45 LOST Fitzroy 2.32.36.67.8 50 -5 WES Jun 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Footscray 3.24.36.68.9 57 LOST Carlton 2.45.911.1415.22 112 -55 PRI Jun 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Footscray 5.47.89.1112.13 85 WON St. Kilda 0.13.66.1211.13 79 6 JUN Jul 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Footscray 2.43.64.104.11 35 LOST Hawthorn 6.28.38.39.4 58 -23 WES Jul 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Footscray 2.23.56.137.15 57 WON Essendon 1.62.82.105.12 42 15 WIN Jul 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Footscray 2.33.46.88.9 57 LOST Geelong 1.45.76.99.12 66 -9 WES Jul 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Footscray 1.21.34.57.6 48 LOST North Melbourne 2.13.55.68.9 57 -9 WES Aug 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Footscray 3.26.38.78.12 60 LOST Melbourne 2.64.89.1415.17 107 -47 MCG Aug 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Footscray 3.43.104.135.14 44 LOST Richmond 2.36.57.913.11 89 -45 PUN Aug 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Footscray 1.43.65.146.14 50 LOST Collingwood 3.08.69.814.15 99 -49 WES Aug 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
19 H Footscray 2.28.89.913.13 91 WON South Melbourne 5.55.67.108.13 61 30 WES Aug 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1952 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
30 Abbey, Angus 16                             0 0.0    
32 Aked Jnr, Frank 3                             0 0.0    
14 Barrett, John 17                             0 0.0    
29 Beal, Stan 6                             0 0.0    
18 Bryden, Dave 16                             9 0.6    
17 Bulman, Alan 2                             0 0.0    
2 Collins, Jack 17                             13 0.8    
31 Connolly, Bert 1                             0 0.0    
7 Crozier, Ray 1                             0 0.0    
22 Donald, Wally 18                             1 0.1    
7 Duffy, Roger 18                             20 1.1    
21 Edwards, Arthur 11                             4 0.4    
3 Edwards, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
8 Egan, Reg 4                             0 0.0    
12 Foreman, Ian 2                             0 0.0    
24 Gallagher, Jim 19                             0 0.0    
34 Gilmore, Brian 16                             11 0.7    
10 Harper, Roy 18                             13 0.7    
25 Henderson, Herb 17                             0 0.0    
26 Isaac, Max 1                             0 0.0    
11 Kent, Len 9                             7 0.8    
31 King, Jack 16                             0 0.0    
12 Laffey, Merv 2                             1 0.5    
23 Linton Jnr, Alby 10                             1 0.1    
19 Martin, Alan 18                             1 0.1    
16 McRae, Frank 10                             1 0.1    
29 Phillips, Eddie 7                             8 1.1    
20 Reardon, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
28 Reynolds, Doug 13                             5 0.4    
4 Richards, Ron 2                             1 0.5    
35 Rogers, Allan 16                             10 0.6    
9 Ross, Don 16                             1 0.1    
26 Scanlan, Bill 17                             11 0.6    
4 Slater, Bob 4                             0 0.0    
15 Smallwood, Bernie 2                             0 0.0    
6 Sutton, Charlie 7                             4 0.6    
33 Wearmouth, Dick 12                             1 0.1    
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 14                             19 1.4    
Totals 380                             142 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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