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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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1968 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1968 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 2.24.87.109.18 72 LOST North Melbourne 3.27.412.1013.10 88 -16 WES Apr 15 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A Footscray 2.33.85.106.11 47 LOST Geelong 2.82.94.119.17 71 -24 KAR Apr 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Footscray 2.07.69.714.10 94 LOST Hawthorn 5.17.215.916.9 105 -11 WES Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Footscray 1.35.88.912.13 85 LOST Fitzroy 5.58.1112.1813.19 97 -12 PRI May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Footscray 1.22.43.95.9 39 LOST Carlton 6.39.713.1116.15 111 -72 PRI May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Footscray 3.18.610.613.7 85 WON Melbourne 1.22.66.86.12 48 37 WES May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Footscray 2.42.52.84.11 35 LOST St. Kilda 1.15.75.911.13 79 -44 MOO May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Footscray 2.63.67.89.8 62 LOST South Melbourne 2.15.68.611.9 75 -13 WES Jun 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Footscray 1.41.45.65.11 41 LOST Essendon 5.16.66.1011.17 83 -42 WIN Jun 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Footscray 3.55.65.75.7 37 LOST Collingwood 3.35.57.79.11 65 -28 WES Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Footscray 3.59.511.616.8 104 LOST Richmond 2.28.712.1217.20 122 -18 MCG Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Footscray 2.83.146.169.18 72 WON North Melbourne 1.23.55.68.9 57 15 ARD Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Footscray 7.410.815.1418.18 126 WON Geelong 1.13.45.75.13 43 83 WES Jul 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Footscray 4.15.25.510.10 70 LOST Hawthorn 5.210.619.724.8 152 -82 GLE Jul 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Footscray 3.83.89.129.12 66 LOST Fitzroy 0.03.65.910.11 71 -5 WES Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Footscray 1.06.48.416.6 102 WON Carlton 2.32.35.810.10 70 32 WES Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Footscray 4.05.38.89.11 65 LOST Melbourne 5.25.87.1110.14 74 -9 MCG Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Footscray 0.02.33.66.8 44 LOST St. Kilda 6.69.714.1316.13 109 -65 WES Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
19 A Footscray 4.27.710.1211.16 82 WON South Melbourne 3.25.58.1011.12 78 4 LAK Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
20 H Footscray 2.26.610.1012.13 85 LOST Essendon 4.66.911.1415.22 112 -27 WES Aug 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1968 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
20 Bartlett, Les 10 51 5.1 4 0.4 55 5.5 17 1.7 33 3.3     4 5 1 0.1 1 7
34 Bean, Graeme 7 39 5.6 0 0.0 39 5.6 5 0.7 0 0.0     8 6 1 0.1 0 6
6 Bisset, George 20 407 20.4 81 4.1 488 24.4 58 2.9 0 0.0     64 27 31 1.6 26 212
5 Bryant, Ian 16 238 14.9 32 2.0 270 16.9 70 4.4 1 0.1     26 22 8 0.5 21 69
27 Chalmers, Graeme 2 19 9.5 3 1.5 22 11.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     4 8 1 0.5 0 6
29 Cook, Fred 20 288 14.4 15 0.8 303 15.2 93 4.7 1 0.1     38 36 1 0.1 1 7
10 Cook, Graeme 7 41 5.9 11 1.6 52 7.4 11 1.6 0 0.0     7 12 1 0.1 7 13
31 Cumming, Len 9 81 9.0 8 0.9 89 9.9 22 2.4 0 0.0     10 14 5 0.6 2 32
15 Darcy, David 13 133 10.2 8 0.6 141 10.8 57 4.4 0 0.0     11 6 9 0.7 16 70
18 Delmenico, Kevin 17 194 11.4 16 0.9 210 12.4 60 3.5 3 0.2     17 26 0 0.0 2 2
24 Dempsey, Gary 13 120 9.2 10 0.8 130 10.0 69 5.3 136 10.5     15 30 9 0.7 6 60
28 Fincher, Noel 2 6 3.0 2 1.0 8 4.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     3 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 Greenwood, Ken 14 157 11.2 22 1.6 179 12.8 48 3.4 47 3.4     23 31 0 0.0 0 0
45 Harvey, Brian 2 12 6.0 0 0.0 12 6.0 5 2.5 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
43 Hill, Tony 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2 Hines, Peter 8 60 7.5 11 1.4 71 8.9 33 4.1 19 2.4     7 17 9 1.1 8 62
7 Jackman, Kevin 5 28 5.6 5 1.0 33 6.6 3 0.6 0 0.0     1 5 1 0.2 2 8
25 Jillard, John 20 279 14.0 23 1.2 302 15.1 95 4.8 0 0.0     41 17 0 0.0 1 1
6 Magee, Stuart 14 286 20.4 48 3.4 334 23.9 58 4.1 0 0.0     48 22 11 0.8 12 78
38 Magor, Doug 2 6 3.0 1 0.5 7 3.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 1 0.5 0 6
8 Mannix, Alan 11 152 13.8 15 1.4 167 15.2 55 5.0 0 0.0     31 18 6 0.5 10 46
33 Marsh, Ivan 15 166 11.1 29 1.9 195 13.0 71 4.7 41 2.7     25 36 13 0.9 10 88
22 McGowan, Ron 19 207 10.9 19 1.0 226 11.9 67 3.5 1 0.1     32 37 0 0.0 0 0
30 McKenzie, Don 15 95 6.3 24 1.6 119 7.9 38 2.5 0 0.0     13 16 9 0.6 11 65
47 McLeod, Kevin 1 5 5.0 0 0.0 5 5.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     3 4 1 1.0 1 7
19 Merrington, Gary 17 187 11.0 24 1.4 211 12.4 51 3.0 1 0.1     33 32 5 0.3 3 33
26 Patterson, Dallas 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 2 2
12 Percy, Robert 5 62 12.4 5 1.0 67 13.4 12 2.4 0 0.0     2 4 0 0.0 0 0
32 Pleitner, Bryan 4 24 6.0 2 0.5 26 6.5 10 2.5 2 0.5     3 0 0 0.0 0 0
32 Reilly, John 17 166 9.8 11 0.6 177 10.4 38 2.2 0 0.0     14 17 0 0.0 0 0
9 Sandilands, Laurie 7 32 4.6 4 0.6 36 5.1 13 1.9 0 0.0     8 4 7 1.0 2 44
14 Schultz, John 16 187 11.7 54 3.4 241 15.1 93 5.8 293 18.3     34 41 2 0.1 3 15
36 Spargo, Ricky 16 241 15.1 19 1.2 260 16.3 26 1.6 0 0.0     44 16 19 1.2 23 137
4 Stevens, Kevin 4 35 8.8 4 1.0 39 9.8 16 4.0 36 9.0     7 13 2 0.5 1 13
16 Thorpe, David 19 384 20.2 38 2.0 422 22.2 136 7.2 0 0.0     31 46 4 0.2 3 27
50 Wallace, Ian 2 9 4.5 1 0.5 10 5.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
37 Welsh, Peter 9 54 6.0 5 0.6 59 6.6 25 2.8 50 5.6     12 10 5 0.6 5 35
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 20 246 12.3 90 4.5 336 16.8 96 4.8 1 0.1     52 48 36 1.8 26 242
Totals 400 4700 11.8 645 1.6 5345 13.4 1464 3.7 665 1.7     673 630 198 0.5 205 1393
 

Footnotes

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