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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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1957 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1957 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 3.47.78.1110.17 77 DRAW Geelong 3.13.511.811.11 77 0 KAR Apr 22 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 H Footscray 2.08.59.812.13 85 WON St. Kilda 4.55.67.117.11 53 32 WES Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Footscray 2.14.47.69.10 64 WON Carlton 0.31.64.77.9 51 13 WES May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Footscray 2.23.73.94.14 38 LOST Essendon 3.56.89.1111.14 80 -42 WIN May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Footscray 3.27.68.89.14 68 LOST North Melbourne 1.95.109.159.16 70 -2 ARD May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Footscray 3.36.612.1214.14 98 WON Richmond 3.15.77.1110.19 79 19 WES May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Footscray 2.03.34.37.8 50 LOST Hawthorn 1.33.78.1011.11 77 -27 GLE Jun 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Footscray 4.87.1210.1512.17 89 WON Collingwood 0.01.14.36.4 40 49 WES Jun 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Footscray 4.106.1010.1312.15 87 WON South Melbourne 2.25.46.58.12 60 27 WES Jun 17 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 A Footscray 2.07.710.1214.14 98 WON Fitzroy 4.65.77.89.14 68 30 BWS Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Footscray 1.42.53.77.9 51 LOST Melbourne 2.210.911.1212.15 87 -36 MCG Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Footscray 0.25.77.79.11 65 WON Geelong 4.15.37.99.10 64 1 WES Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Footscray 5.47.512.814.8 92 LOST St. Kilda 3.27.89.914.16 100 -8 JUN Jul 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Footscray 3.24.35.47.10 52 LOST Carlton 1.27.49.1111.13 79 -27 PRI Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Footscray 2.24.34.47.8 50 LOST Essendon 4.35.610.912.11 83 -33 WES Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Footscray 1.33.34.56.6 42 LOST North Melbourne 3.33.96.118.13 61 -19 WES Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Footscray 4.16.813.1214.14 98 WON Richmond 4.47.811.913.11 89 9 PUN Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Footscray 0.13.53.78.11 59 WON Hawthorn 2.44.77.147.15 57 2 WES Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1957 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
41 Anderson, Lyall 3                             1 0.3    
5 Box, Peter 14                             6 0.4    
19 Buckley, Brian 7                             3 0.4    
6 Clark, Bobby 4                             1 0.3    
27 Clough, Alan 1                             1 1.0    
2 Collins, Jack 18                             74 4.1    
16 Costello, Bill 9                             3 0.3    
8 Cross, Max 5                             2 0.4    
18 Dickson, Noel 2                             2 1.0    
22 Donald, Wally 17                             0 0.0    
7 Duffy, Roger 15                             11 0.7    
11 Edwards, Arthur 17                             3 0.2    
41 Fitzgerald, Pat 1                             0 0.0    
24 Gallagher, Jim 17                             0 0.0    
34 Gilmore, Brian 17                             5 0.3    
26 Guthrie, Byron 1                             0 0.0    
38 Hempel, Bob 2                             2 1.0    
25 Henderson, Herb 14                             0 0.0    
14 Henriksen, Ron 12                             0 0.0    
39 Hoiles Snr, John 3                             2 0.7    
1 Kerr, John 14                             13 0.9    
36 Kerr, Barrie 2                             4 2.0    
29 Lee, Bernie 13                             4 0.3    
20 McRae, Peter 6                             0 0.0    
4 Moloney, Brian 6                             1 0.2    
4 O'Halloran, Jack 16                             13 0.8    
35 Payne, Kelvin 6                             1 0.2    
21 Porta, Ron 15                             0 0.0    
15 Quarrell, John 12                             0 0.0    
33 Rawson, Don 2                             0 0.0    
28 Reynolds, Doug 14                             2 0.1    
9 Ross, Don 17                             2 0.1    
31 Ryan, Lionel 2                             0 0.0    
Ryan, Noel 2                             1 0.5    
32 Stevens, Harvey 13                             6 0.5    
17 Stockman, Ron 8                             0 0.0    
10 Westacott, John 12                             0 0.0    
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 14                             9 0.6    
30 Whitten, Don 7                             3 0.4    
Totals 360                             175 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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