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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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1969 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1969 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 6.88.1015.1323.21 159 WON Fitzroy 2.57.813.1115.13 103 56 PRI Apr 7 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 H Footscray 4.27.59.99.11 65 LOST St. Kilda 4.09.510.814.14 98 -33 WES Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 2.44.67.107.10 52 LOST Carlton 1.46.96.1011.15 81 -29 WES Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 3.57.98.1112.13 85 LOST Hawthorn 4.38.614.1019.16 130 -45 GLE Apr 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Footscray 3.55.99.1411.18 84 LOST Geelong 3.510.817.1022.12 144 -60 WES May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 1.34.47.108.14 62 LOST Collingwood 2.39.713.1017.13 115 -53 VIC May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 0.02.13.58.10 58 LOST South Melbourne 3.45.98.129.12 66 -8 WES May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 6.29.211.913.12 90 LOST Essendon 2.26.611.1015.15 105 -15 WIN May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 2.23.55.88.13 61 WON Richmond 3.45.66.67.8 50 11 WES May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Footscray 0.79.1411.1812.23 95 LOST Melbourne 3.44.77.1517.18 120 -25 MCG Jun 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
11 H Footscray 4.69.1112.1820.23 143 WON North Melbourne 5.010.413.615.7 97 46 WES Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Footscray 6.77.716.1317.13 115 WON Fitzroy 1.25.35.410.8 68 47 WES Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Footscray 2.07.49.412.5 77 LOST St. Kilda 4.35.77.1112.15 87 -10 MOO Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 3.26.711.816.16 112 LOST Carlton 6.38.715.1117.12 114 -2 PRI Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 3.96.1010.1515.16 106 WON Hawthorn 3.24.47.714.9 93 13 WES Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Footscray 1.05.57.611.12 78 LOST Geelong 5.48.717.1123.17 155 -77 KAR Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 0.53.96.1511.16 82 LOST Collingwood 7.29.312.716.8 104 -22 WES Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Footscray 4.55.128.1713.18 96 LOST South Melbourne 4.59.1112.1616.17 113 -17 LAK Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Footscray 2.25.59.614.10 94 WON Essendon 3.28.511.712.10 82 12 WES Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Footscray 1.32.46.79.10 64 LOST Richmond 4.311.818.1323.16 154 -90 MCG Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1969 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 2 9 4.5 2 1.0 11 5.5 3 1.5 3 1.5     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
6 Bisset, George 19 417 21.9 77 4.1 494 26.0 106 5.6 0 0.0     54 27 45 2.4 32 302
5 Bryant, Ian 19 237 12.5 28 1.5 265 13.9 80 4.2 0 0.0     45 30 0 0.0 0 0
34 Casey, Gordon 9 56 6.2 9 1.0 65 7.2 13 1.4 0 0.0     9 7 5 0.6 5 35
10 Cook, Graeme 8 78 9.8 7 0.9 85 10.6 16 2.0 0 0.0     14 21 5 0.6 17 47
29 Cook, Fred 6 86 14.3 4 0.7 90 15.0 37 6.2 0 0.0     23 13 1 0.2 1 7
31 Cumming, Len 4 36 9.0 4 1.0 40 10.0 6 1.5 0 0.0     6 8 0 0.0 1 1
15 Darcy, David 20 293 14.7 26 1.3 319 16.0 141 7.1 1 0.1     31 46 11 0.6 18 84
27 Davidson, Bruce 3 26 8.7 4 1.3 30 10.0 4 1.3 0 0.0     2 6 0 0.0 0 0
18 Delmenico, Kevin 13 126 9.7 16 1.2 142 10.9 45 3.5 0 0.0     18 17 0 0.0 0 0
24 Dempsey, Gary 2 25 12.5 2 1.0 27 13.5 17 8.5 17 8.5     3 8 7 3.5 1 43
28 Greenhill, Bruce 1 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 3 0 0.0 1 1
1 Greenwood, Ken 15 217 14.5 25 1.7 242 16.1 77 5.1 87 5.8     47 53 0 0.0 2 2
17 Haynes, Ray 14 162 11.6 25 1.8 187 13.4 25 1.8 0 0.0     28 19 1 0.1 3 9
2 Hines, Peter 3 8 2.7 9 3.0 17 5.7 3 1.0 9 3.0     4 7 3 1.0 1 19
25 Jillard, John 18 245 13.6 20 1.1 265 14.7 82 4.6 0 0.0     35 19 0 0.0 0 0
41 Joniec, Tad 1 8 8.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     3 3 0 0.0 0 0
12 Joslin, Graeme 1 10 10.0 1 1.0 11 11.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
23 Magee, Stuart 17 326 19.2 83 4.9 409 24.1 62 3.6 0 0.0     52 33 3 0.2 18 36
8 Mannix, Alan 12 163 13.6 18 1.5 181 15.1 58 4.8 0 0.0     16 17 6 0.5 1 37
33 Marsh, Ivan 12 83 6.9 8 0.7 91 7.6 30 2.5 14 1.2     12 22 3 0.3 4 22
40 McGhie, Robert 1 9 9.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 5 5
22 McGowan, Ron 15 216 14.4 12 0.8 228 15.2 68 4.5 0 0.0     32 34 1 0.1 2 8
30 McKenzie, Don 18 178 9.9 37 2.1 215 11.9 73 4.1 0 0.0     30 24 32 1.8 36 228
19 Merrington, Gary 17 185 10.9 24 1.4 209 12.3 52 3.1 0 0.0     42 32 3 0.2 6 24
26 Mitchell, Norm 5 36 7.2 3 0.6 39 7.8 14 2.8 0 0.0     6 2 1 0.2 2 8
39 Power, Stephen 6 55 9.2 9 1.5 64 10.7 7 1.2 0 0.0     11 13 2 0.3 5 17
2 Quinlan, Bernie 9 99 11.0 7 0.8 106 11.8 46 5.1 5 0.6     11 9 18 2.0 16 124
21 Radziminski, Richard 2 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
32 Reilly, John 12 98 8.2 10 0.8 108 9.0 33 2.8 0 0.0     24 26 1 0.1 0 6
11 Rippon, Laurie 13 95 7.3 15 1.2 110 8.5 43 3.3 45 3.5     19 19 1 0.1 2 8
14 Round, Barry 20 173 8.7 26 1.3 199 10.0 92 4.6 45 2.3     28 34 28 1.4 23 191
9 Sandilands, Laurie 6 22 3.7 5 0.8 27 4.5 13 2.2 0 0.0     2 4 2 0.3 5 17
37 Skreja, Harry 11 79 7.2 9 0.8 88 8.0 18 1.6 0 0.0     9 10 5 0.5 13 43
7 Spargo, Ricky 17 310 18.2 36 2.1 346 20.4 42 2.5 0 0.0     56 32 33 1.9 21 219
44 Thatcher, Geoff 2 12 6.0 4 2.0 16 8.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 Thorpe, David 19 437 23.0 57 3.0 494 26.0 142 7.5 0 0.0     62 57 18 0.9 14 122
4 Welsh, Peter 10 113 11.3 7 0.7 120 12.0 51 5.1 83 8.3     29 15 1 0.1 2 8
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 18 188 10.4 81 4.5 269 14.9 82 4.6 8 0.4     50 48 13 0.7 15 93
Totals 400 4921 12.3 711 1.8 5632 14.1 1592 4.0 317 0.8     819 723 249 0.6 272 1766
 

Footnotes

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