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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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1960 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1960 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 4.27.29.215.7 97 WON Geelong 5.37.58.510.6 66 31 WES Apr 18 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A Footscray 4.44.710.1514.15 99 WON North Melbourne 3.24.85.136.17 53 46 ARD Apr 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Footscray 2.82.94.156.17 53 WON Hawthorn 0.03.64.76.9 45 8 GLE May 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Footscray 2.12.13.24.2 26 LOST Essendon 0.31.61.84.11 35 -9 WES May 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Footscray 0.22.43.55.6 36 LOST Fitzroy 3.25.67.911.9 75 -39 BWS May 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Footscray 3.53.66.106.11 47 LOST St. Kilda 0.05.47.410.5 65 -18 WES May 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Footscray 1.85.88.1011.15 81 WON Richmond 0.23.64.96.13 49 32 PUN Jun 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Footscray 3.04.45.76.8 44 LOST Melbourne 3.25.77.910.15 75 -31 MCG Jun 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Footscray 1.42.75.178.19 67 LOST Collingwood 1.36.97.1010.14 74 -7 WES Jun 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Footscray 3.23.45.47.8 50 LOST Carlton 0.33.69.1011.14 80 -30 PRI Jun 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Footscray 0.23.54.87.12 54 LOST South Melbourne 4.44.68.98.9 57 -3 WES Jul 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Footscray 0.04.25.28.4 52 LOST Geelong 2.74.97.1311.13 79 -27 KAR Jul 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Footscray 1.03.36.79.10 64 WON North Melbourne 4.25.29.89.8 62 2 WES Jul 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Footscray 4.34.34.95.9 39 LOST Hawthorn 2.34.105.149.21 75 -36 WES Jul 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Footscray 1.45.76.98.10 58 LOST Essendon 2.47.58.714.11 95 -37 WIN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Footscray 2.23.24.44.6 30 LOST Fitzroy 1.14.64.67.11 53 -23 WES Aug 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Footscray 3.55.56.146.15 51 LOST St. Kilda 2.16.68.69.9 63 -12 JUN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Footscray 8.110.115.618.9 117 WON Richmond 0.14.67.611.11 77 40 WES Aug 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1960 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
18 Baxter, Ray 15                             37 2.5    
6 Beamish, Keith 7                             4 0.6    
37 Bradbury, John 12                             2 0.2    
33 Brereton, John 4                             0 0.0    
37 Bryant, Ian 6                             0 0.0    
28 Clegg, John 10                             6 0.6    
7 Darcey, Don 1                             0 0.0    
2 Devery, Terry 13                             9 0.7    
11 Edwards, Arthur 11                             0 0.0    
1 Elliott, Trevor 12                             9 0.8    
42 Evans, Charlie 4                             0 0.0    
24 Gallagher, Jim 17                             0 0.0    
12 Gardiner, Alex 14                             3 0.2    
32 Gehrig, Phil 9                             6 0.7    
34 Graham, Max 5                             5 1.0    
23 Hoiles Snr, John 18                             0 0.0    
31 Howard, Ron 5                             1 0.2    
27 Howard, Ian 16                             0 0.0    
17 Ion, Graham 16                             9 0.6    
25 Jillard, John 15                             0 0.0    
10 Kent, Reg 1                             0 0.0    
29 Lee, Bernie 17                             0 0.0    
34 Long, Noel 3                             4 1.3    
8 McDonald, Cameron 14                             12 0.9    
30 McKellar, Barney 1                             0 0.0    
48 Oates, Max 4                             1 0.3    
20 Prior, Brian 1                             0 0.0    
15 Quarrell, John 8                             3 0.4    
14 Schultz, John 17                             2 0.1    
5 Slattery, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
53 Smith, Barry 7                             0 0.0    
8 Spargo Jnr, Bob 16                             6 0.4    
13 Thornton, Barry 6                             2 0.3    
21 Turner, Bob 4                             0 0.0    
26 Walker, Ray 18                             0 0.0    
4 Ware, Bob 8                             2 0.3    
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 16                             24 1.5    
41 Whitzell, Ray 3                             0 0.0    
35 Wood, Peter 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             147 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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