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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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1965 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1965 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 0.12.25.35.3 33 LOST Geelong 0.03.24.35.5 35 -2 KAR Apr 19 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 H Footscray 2.42.56.68.6 54 LOST Fitzroy 1.06.26.49.4 58 -4 WES Apr 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Footscray 2.35.65.86.12 48 LOST Essendon 4.38.613.1118.18 126 -78 WES May 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Footscray 2.22.44.57.8 50 LOST St. Kilda 2.25.49.614.7 91 -41 MOO May 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Footscray 6.37.611.911.11 77 WON South Melbourne 0.16.47.611.10 76 1 WES May 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Footscray 0.36.77.1210.14 74 LOST Hawthorn 5.29.311.412.9 81 -7 GLE May 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Footscray 3.44.78.99.11 65 LOST Melbourne 2.17.37.610.9 69 -4 WES May 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Footscray 3.35.68.1111.12 78 LOST Collingwood 2.28.99.1014.12 96 -18 VIC Jun 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Footscray 2.16.86.99.11 65 LOST Richmond 3.94.127.159.17 71 -6 WES Jun 14 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 A Footscray 1.24.47.58.10 58 LOST Carlton 3.24.510.912.10 82 -24 PRI Jun 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Footscray 1.63.75.77.10 52 WON North Melbourne 1.02.64.85.10 40 12 WES Jul 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Footscray 0.10.21.81.8 14 LOST Geelong 1.13.83.85.13 43 -29 WES Jul 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Footscray 1.14.24.36.6 42 LOST Fitzroy 1.53.86.107.13 55 -13 BWS Jul 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Footscray 3.24.36.76.11 47 LOST Essendon 3.57.911.1013.18 96 -49 WIN Jul 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Footscray 0.14.45.66.9 45 LOST St. Kilda 4.84.109.159.15 69 -24 WES Aug 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Footscray 5.27.410.1013.14 92 WON South Melbourne 0.33.76.1310.18 78 14 LAK Aug 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Footscray 0.50.102.144.17 41 LOST Hawthorn 1.23.27.411.6 72 -31 WES Aug 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Footscray 4.26.38.910.15 75 WON Melbourne 1.37.310.910.12 72 3 MCG Aug 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1965 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 3 30 10.0 4 1.3 34 11.3 6 2.0         5 1 0 0.0 0 0
9 Beattie, Barrie 1 7 7.0 7 7.0 14 14.0 0 0.0         3 2 2 2.0 1 13
6 Bisset, George 7 120 17.1 19 2.7 139 19.9 14 2.0         12 5 5 0.7 8 38
20 Bradley, John 11 114 10.4 22 2.0 136 12.4 39 3.5         16 13 2 0.2 6 18
5 Bryant, Ian 17 198 11.6 16 0.9 214 12.6 45 2.6         21 20 0 0.0 0 0
38 Castrikum, Peter 6 61 10.2 4 0.7 65 10.8 10 1.7         4 6 0 0.0 0 0
27 Chalmers, Graeme 16 249 15.6 19 1.2 268 16.8 34 2.1         34 36 10 0.6 13 73
24 Charles, John 7 38 5.4 10 1.4 48 6.9 10 1.4         2 11 1 0.1 1 7
15 Darcy, David 16 205 12.8 11 0.7 216 13.5 75 4.7         10 12 2 0.1 5 17
16 Duff, Ken 15 128 8.5 15 1.0 143 9.5 25 1.7         10 12 0 0.0 0 0
10 Ennals, Peter 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
28 Fincher, Noel 5 22 4.4 12 2.4 34 6.8 7 1.4         4 2 0 0.0 1 1
29 Gray, Bob 7 42 6.0 9 1.3 51 7.3 15 2.1         6 7 2 0.3 4 16
2 Hobbs, Merv 18 344 19.1 35 1.9 379 21.1 72 4.0         59 40 24 1.3 32 176
36 Hunter, Alan 6 44 7.3 12 2.0 56 9.3 11 1.8         5 9 5 0.8 3 33
21 Ion, Barry 3 13 4.3 6 2.0 19 6.3 3 1.0         2 1 0 0.0 0 0
17 Ion, Graham 14 188 13.4 74 5.3 262 18.7 54 3.9         29 21 9 0.6 15 69
42 Jackman, Kevin 5 60 12.0 10 2.0 70 14.0 9 1.8         12 5 3 0.6 6 24
25 Jillard, John 17 239 14.1 20 1.2 259 15.2 57 3.4         38 29 1 0.1 0 6
7 Magill, Sam 1 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 1 1.0         1 0 1 1.0 0 6
8 Mannix, Alan 14 183 13.1 21 1.5 204 14.6 42 3.0         24 19 1 0.1 1 7
33 Marsh, Ivan 13 116 8.9 31 2.4 147 11.3 34 2.6         17 28 6 0.5 8 44
22 McGowan, Ron 2 10 5.0 0 0.0 10 5.0 2 1.0         1 3 0 0.0 0 0
30 McKenzie, Don 18 226 12.6 41 2.3 267 14.8 66 3.7         19 27 10 0.6 11 71
23 O'Connor, Rod 5 45 9.0 3 0.6 48 9.6 8 1.6         2 5 0 0.0 1 1
47 Patterson, Dallas 6 39 6.5 9 1.5 48 8.0 20 3.3         2 6 3 0.5 8 26
40 Peters, Garry 7 70 10.0 11 1.6 81 11.6 16 2.3         8 14 0 0.0 0 0
11 Pleitner, Bryan 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Schultz, John 17 236 13.9 42 2.5 278 16.4 94 5.5         35 25 0 0.0 2 2
41 Shanahan, Peter 5 69 13.8 11 2.2 80 16.0 16 3.2         10 6 0 0.0 0 0
31 Smith, Barry 11 103 9.4 9 0.8 112 10.2 21 1.9         11 8 1 0.1 2 8
24 Spurling, Bob 4 18 4.5 5 1.3 23 5.8 6 1.5         2 5 1 0.3 1 7
4 Stevens, Kevin 17 132 7.8 32 1.9 164 9.6 68 4.0         13 24 13 0.8 17 95
12 Taylor, Rob 8 115 14.4 12 1.5 127 15.9 17 2.1         12 12 0 0.0 1 1
39 Thorpe, David 4 30 7.5 7 1.8 37 9.3 5 1.3         1 7 0 0.0 2 2
34 Vosilaitis, Algy 16 111 6.9 14 0.9 125 7.8 38 2.4         21 23 12 0.8 15 87
26 Walker, Ray 3 25 8.3 0 0.0 25 8.3 11 3.7         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 15 200 13.3 76 5.1 276 18.4 73 4.9         51 48 22 1.5 16 148
1 Zeuschner, Murray 18 190 10.6 65 3.6 255 14.2 67 3.7         41 35 1 0.1 0 6
Totals 360 4025 11.2 694 1.9 4719 13.1 1091 3.0         546 528 137 0.4 180 1002
 

Footnotes

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