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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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1964 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1964 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 1.53.87.138.16 64 WON Richmond 0.04.14.15.4 34 30 WES Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Footscray 1.43.44.46.7 43 LOST St. Kilda 6.211.512.1713.18 96 -53 JUN Apr 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Footscray 0.34.86.98.12 60 LOST Collingwood 2.24.69.1311.13 79 -19 WES May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Footscray 1.49.813.1416.15 111 WON Carlton 3.16.48.612.8 80 31 PRI May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Footscray 1.73.117.127.14 56 LOST North Melbourne 0.33.810.1015.13 103 -47 ARD May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Footscray 3.45.127.1610.22 82 WON South Melbourne 3.35.48.410.9 69 13 WES May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Footscray 2.33.64.66.8 44 LOST Melbourne 2.34.59.1412.14 86 -42 MCG May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Footscray 2.22.23.45.5 35 LOST Geelong 0.44.94.106.12 48 -13 WES Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Footscray 0.43.56.810.13 73 LOST Essendon 4.37.511.813.10 88 -15 WIN Jun 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Footscray 0.07.58.514.9 93 WON Fitzroy 3.33.313.613.7 85 8 WES Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Footscray 1.23.23.33.3 21 LOST Hawthorn 3.06.38.412.9 81 -60 GLE Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Footscray 1.05.56.59.7 61 LOST Richmond 3.64.710.912.11 83 -22 PUN Jul 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Footscray 1.07.48.611.9 75 WON St. Kilda 6.57.59.910.10 70 5 WES Jul 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Footscray 0.03.44.55.5 35 LOST Collingwood 6.46.711.1014.15 99 -64 VIC Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Footscray 2.24.310.511.6 72 WON Carlton 2.08.39.310.7 67 5 WES Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Footscray 0.53.78.710.8 68 WON North Melbourne 1.02.12.34.3 27 41 WES Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Footscray 0.55.107.1210.15 75 WON South Melbourne 2.25.36.710.8 68 7 LAK Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Footscray 3.06.17.112.6 78 WON Melbourne 1.42.64.134.14 38 40 WES Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1964 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
35 Barr, Bob 4                             1 0.3    
18 Baxter, Ray 11                             11 1.0    
9 Beattie, Barrie 1                             0 0.0    
6 Bisset, George 16                             24 1.5    
20 Bradley, John 12                             5 0.4    
5 Bryant, Ian 18                             5 0.3    
27 Chalmers, Graeme 7                             2 0.3    
24 Charles, John 3                             0 0.0    
10 Coutts, Rod 12                             14 1.2    
15 Darcy, David 17                             4 0.2    
32 Dark, Gary 4                             5 1.3    
16 Duff, Ken 17                             0 0.0    
28 Fincher, Noel 13                             6 0.5    
29 Gray, Bob 8                             9 1.1    
19 Greenwood, John 12                             0 0.0    
2 Hobbs, Merv 12                             17 1.4    
23 Hoiles Snr, John 18                             0 0.0    
36 Hunter, Alan 5                             2 0.4    
21 Ion, Barry 2                             1 0.5    
17 Ion, Graham 9                             4 0.4    
25 Jillard, John 18                             0 0.0    
11 Johnson, Frank 6                             4 0.7    
7 Magill, Sam 4                             1 0.3    
33 Marsh, Ivan 12                             4 0.3    
30 McKenzie, Don 14                             8 0.6    
44 Miles, Johnny 6                             0 0.0    
22 O'Halloran, Eddie 1                             0 0.0    
22 Payne, Kelvin 2                             0 0.0    
40 Peters, Garry 4                             0 0.0    
14 Schultz, John 17                             4 0.2    
31 Smith, Barry 18                             4 0.2    
12 Taylor, Rob 5                             0 0.0    
34 Vosilaitis, Algy 9                             1 0.1    
26 Walker, Ray 12                             0 0.0    
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 15                             24 1.6    
1 Zeuschner, Murray 16                             1 0.1    
Totals 360                             161 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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