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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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1967 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1967 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 3.64.78.99.10 64 LOST St. Kilda 0.58.1213.1322.13 145 -81 MOO Apr 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Footscray 2.08.28.312.6 78 WON Richmond 3.74.95.218.22 70 8 WES Apr 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Footscray 2.13.14.26.5 41 LOST South Melbourne 1.52.98.1311.13 79 -38 WES Apr 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Footscray 2.24.25.65.7 37 LOST Collingwood 2.44.86.1313.17 95 -58 VIC May 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Footscray 4.66.810.912.11 83 WON Melbourne 2.16.46.812.10 82 1 WES May 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Footscray 0.04.34.44.7 31 LOST Essendon 4.95.99.1311.13 79 -48 WES May 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Footscray 0.42.64.66.6 42 LOST North Melbourne 1.33.64.87.13 55 -13 ARD May 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Footscray 2.34.106.147.15 57 LOST Fitzroy 3.27.59.812.9 81 -24 WES Jun 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Footscray 3.24.25.89.8 62 LOST Geelong 4.37.811.1015.12 102 -40 KAR Jun 12 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 H Footscray 1.22.64.97.12 54 LOST Carlton 4.17.210.311.4 70 -16 WES Jun 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Footscray 2.48.69.1014.12 96 WON Hawthorn 0.34.85.118.11 59 37 GLE Jul 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Footscray 0.01.41.63.15 33 LOST St. Kilda 4.26.411.1211.12 78 -45 WES Jul 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Footscray 4.25.37.78.10 58 LOST Richmond 6.310.913.1119.16 130 -72 MCG Jul 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Footscray 2.14.14.55.10 40 LOST South Melbourne 4.07.68.910.11 71 -31 LAK Jul 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Footscray 0.17.47.714.9 93 WON Collingwood 4.45.610.1212.15 87 6 WES Aug 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Footscray 0.41.75.87.9 51 LOST Melbourne 1.53.84.97.12 54 -3 MCG Aug 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Footscray 0.15.78.1012.15 87 LOST Essendon 5.78.711.913.11 89 -2 WIN Aug 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Footscray 2.22.27.77.11 53 LOST North Melbourne 0.05.36.48.7 55 -2 WES Aug 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1967 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
6 Bisset, George 18 303 16.8 73 4.1 376 20.9 41 2.3 1 0.1     47 32 27 1.5 14 176
20 Bradley, John 4 24 6.0 2 0.5 26 6.5 8 2.0 1 0.3     5 9 1 0.3 2 8
5 Bryant, Ian 18 260 14.4 31 1.7 291 16.2 61 3.4 0 0.0     36 30 3 0.2 3 21
27 Chalmers, Graeme 15 202 13.5 21 1.4 223 14.9 33 2.2 0 0.0     39 55 2 0.1 4 16
10 Cook, Graeme 9 67 7.4 13 1.4 80 8.9 16 1.8 0 0.0     10 15 4 0.4 3 27
29 Cook, Fred 7 42 6.0 3 0.4 45 6.4 18 2.6 2 0.3     11 4 0 0.0 0 0
31 Cumming, Len 5 29 5.8 4 0.8 33 6.6 6 1.2 0 0.0     4 9 4 0.8 2 26
18 Delmenico, Kevin 14 151 10.8 23 1.6 174 12.4 49 3.5 2 0.1     18 37 0 0.0 1 1
24 Dempsey, Gary 16 114 7.1 16 1.0 130 8.1 58 3.6 152 9.5     23 49 8 0.5 13 61
28 Fincher, Noel 10 96 9.6 4 0.4 100 10.0 26 2.6 0 0.0     9 11 1 0.1 3 9
1 Greenwood, Ken 17 244 14.4 16 0.9 260 15.3 84 4.9 54 3.2     31 55 0 0.0 5 5
17 Haynes, Ray 5 46 9.2 11 2.2 57 11.4 9 1.8 0 0.0     9 4 0 0.0 0 0
15 Hunter, Alan 1 10 10.0 0 0.0 10 10.0 4 4.0 0 0.0     1 5 0 0.0 0 0
7 Jackman, Kevin 5 57 11.4 7 1.4 64 12.8 12 2.4 0 0.0     12 8 4 0.8 5 29
25 Jillard, John 18 265 14.7 20 1.1 285 15.8 85 4.7 0 0.0     38 25 0 0.0 0 0
8 Mannix, Alan 14 143 10.2 22 1.6 165 11.8 35 2.5 0 0.0     27 16 3 0.2 14 32
33 Marsh, Ivan 13 122 9.4 22 1.7 144 11.1 57 4.4 16 1.2     15 34 4 0.3 10 34
37 McGhie, Joe 8 85 10.6 2 0.3 87 10.9 17 2.1 1 0.1     15 19 0 0.0 0 0
22 McGowan, Ron 15 168 11.2 20 1.3 188 12.5 38 2.5 0 0.0     27 32 0 0.0 0 0
30 McKenzie, Don 18 180 10.0 18 1.0 198 11.0 69 3.8 0 0.0     28 17 22 1.2 14 146
19 Merrington, Gary 9 51 5.7 4 0.4 55 6.1 10 1.1 0 0.0     18 9 5 0.6 8 38
23 O'Connor, Rod 1 5 5.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
26 Patterson, Dallas 3 20 6.7 3 1.0 23 7.7 9 3.0 0 0.0     2 4 7 2.3 5 47
39 Percy, Robert 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
40 Peters, Garry 4 19 4.8 2 0.5 21 5.3 5 1.3 0 0.0     3 6 3 0.8 5 23
11 Pleitner, Bryan 8 63 7.9 14 1.8 77 9.6 7 0.9 7 0.9     18 17 2 0.3 0 12
2 Prior, Doug 7 67 9.6 8 1.1 75 10.7 15 2.1 2 0.3     10 19 5 0.7 5 35
32 Reilly, John 18 127 7.1 3 0.2 130 7.2 39 2.2 0 0.0     16 30 0 0.0 0 0
9 Sandilands, Laurie 7 47 6.7 10 1.4 57 8.1 19 2.7 6 0.9     9 13 1 0.1 2 8
14 Schultz, John 17 184 10.8 43 2.5 227 13.4 91 5.4 217 12.8     34 38 3 0.2 2 20
21 Shanahan, Peter 4 29 7.3 5 1.3 34 8.5 8 2.0 0 0.0     12 7 0 0.0 0 0
36 Spargo, Ricky 12 195 16.3 16 1.3 211 17.6 18 1.5 0 0.0     34 21 8 0.7 15 63
4 Stevens, Kevin 8 72 9.0 17 2.1 89 11.1 36 4.5 71 8.9     11 19 6 0.8 7 43
16 Thorpe, David 10 119 11.9 13 1.3 132 13.2 31 3.1 0 0.0     16 24 3 0.3 2 20
41 Walsh, Laurie 3 5 1.7 0 0.0 5 1.7 2 0.7 0 0.0     0 0 1 0.3 0 6
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 17 206 12.1 56 3.3 262 15.4 81 4.8 11 0.6     50 52 19 1.1 17 131
1 Zeuschner, Murray 1 5 5.0 4 4.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 6 6.0     4 5 1 1.0 1 7
Totals 360 3822 10.6 529 1.5 4351 12.1 1099 3.1 549 1.5     643 732 147 0.4 162 1044
 

Footnotes

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