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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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1958 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1958 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 1.32.34.54.5 29 LOST Collingwood 2.26.68.912.11 83 -54 WES Apr 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Footscray 2.210.612.714.12 96 LOST Richmond 7.412.517.1021.12 138 -42 PUN Apr 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Footscray 4.58.719.1224.13 157 WON South Melbourne 5.38.710.913.18 96 61 LAK Apr 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Footscray 0.02.63.67.12 54 WON North Melbourne 3.05.16.46.4 40 14 WES May 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Footscray 0.13.47.97.12 54 LOST Fitzroy 8.510.711.1016.14 110 -56 BWS May 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Footscray 3.83.86.226.22 58 LOST Geelong 2.28.108.1010.15 75 -17 WES May 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Footscray 4.35.39.79.8 62 LOST Melbourne 2.34.117.1311.19 85 -23 MCG May 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Footscray 5.58.814.1016.11 107 WON Essendon 3.46.610.913.14 92 15 WES May 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Footscray 0.34.55.78.10 58 LOST Hawthorn 1.65.1010.1211.14 80 -22 GLE Jun 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Footscray 2.15.77.911.16 82 WON St. Kilda 5.75.88.148.15 63 19 JUN Jun 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Footscray 1.14.66.711.8 74 LOST Carlton 5.58.1210.2010.24 84 -10 WES Jun 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Footscray 1.23.66.910.14 74 LOST Collingwood 2.46.710.912.13 85 -11 VIC Jun 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Footscray 5.16.48.714.12 96 WON Richmond 0.41.52.82.11 23 73 WES Jul 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Footscray 3.44.57.138.15 63 LOST South Melbourne 3.28.89.1014.12 96 -33 WES Jul 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Footscray 3.34.48.79.8 62 LOST North Melbourne 0.43.85.1211.13 79 -17 ARD Aug 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Footscray 0.08.611.620.11 131 WON Fitzroy 3.43.45.95.11 41 90 WES Aug 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Footscray 2.14.47.1012.13 85 LOST Geelong 6.88.811.1313.14 92 -7 KAR Aug 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Footscray 0.14.74.98.11 59 LOST Melbourne 4.66.89.1410.18 78 -19 WES Aug 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1958 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 18                             4 0.2    
18 Baxter, Ray 2                             3 1.5    
37 Bradbury, John 1                             0 0.0    
37 Broadway, Ray 11                             0 0.0    
19 Buckley, Brian 16                             0 0.0    
6 Clark, Bobby 1                             0 0.0    
4 Clegg, John 5                             6 1.2    
2 Collins, Jack 16                             49 3.1    
5 Connolly, Barry 13                             20 1.5    
16 Costello, Bill 7                             7 1.0    
10 Darcey, Don 4                             0 0.0    
22 Donald, Wally 2                             0 0.0    
7 Duffy, Roger 15                             11 0.7    
11 Edwards, Arthur 8                             0 0.0    
33 Fleming, Ian 4                             8 2.0    
24 Gallagher, Jim 16                             0 0.0    
12 Gardiner, Alex 17                             4 0.2    
34 Gilmore, Brian 9                             1 0.1    
25 Henderson, Herb 13                             0 0.0    
14 Henriksen, Ron 4                             0 0.0    
23 Hoiles Snr, John 10                             2 0.2    
31 Howard, Ron 11                             11 1.0    
17 Ion, Graham 1                             0 0.0    
40 Jillard, John 6                             0 0.0    
1 Kerr, Barrie 17                             14 0.8    
22 Kerr, John 1                             0 0.0    
29 Lee, Bernie 6                             0 0.0    
28 McAsey, Alan 3                             2 0.7    
27 Moloney, Brian 4                             0 0.0    
4 O'Halloran, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
35 Payne, Kelvin 8                             4 0.5    
21 Porta, Ron 13                             0 0.0    
38 Prior, Brian 5                             1 0.2    
15 Quarrell, John 9                             4 0.4    
8 Reynolds, Doug 1                             0 0.0    
9 Ross, Don 18                             2 0.1    
32 Schultz, John 18                             13 0.7    
8 Spargo Jnr, Bob 6                             8 1.3    
27 Stockman, Ron 7                             0 0.0    
17 Whittaker, Ike 4                             0 0.0    
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 17                             24 1.4    
30 Whitten, Don 12                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             198 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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