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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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1972 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1972 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 2.36.77.99.13 67 LOST Essendon 7.77.1214.1718.20 128 -61 WES Apr 3 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 A Footscray 4.25.79.1115.15 105 WON Melbourne 2.45.810.1511.18 84 21 MCG Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Footscray 3.09.110.312.9 81 LOST St. Kilda 1.24.215.522.7 139 -58 MOO Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Footscray 5.38.412.915.10 100 WON North Melbourne 2.27.510.812.14 86 14 WES Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Footscray 1.43.66.811.10 76 LOST Hawthorn 3.49.1210.1814.20 104 -28 GLE Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Footscray 3.27.412.1416.16 112 WON Fitzroy 3.36.79.813.12 90 22 WES May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Footscray 2.45.108.1216.15 111 WON Geelong 4.88.811.1515.18 108 3 KAR May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 4.57.69.1111.14 80 WON Collingwood 2.14.76.107.14 56 24 VIC May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 3.25.49.812.9 81 WON South Melbourne 1.22.54.79.10 64 17 WES May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Footscray 3.45.109.1212.14 86 LOST Richmond 2.37.611.915.14 104 -18 MCG Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Footscray 2.24.54.87.9 51 LOST Carlton 4.34.56.127.15 57 -6 WES Jun 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Footscray 1.88.1112.1319.19 133 WON Essendon 3.18.811.914.15 99 34 WIN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Footscray 3.16.47.611.8 74 LOST Melbourne 6.38.514.816.15 111 -37 VFL Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 5.610.1112.1314.15 99 WON North Melbourne 1.14.65.98.15 63 36 ARD Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 3.312.413.714.7 91 WON St. Kilda 3.14.27.59.11 65 26 WES Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Footscray 2.46.59.813.11 89 LOST Hawthorn 3.27.98.1419.16 130 -41 WES Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Footscray 3.78.118.1211.15 81 LOST Fitzroy 4.39.613.915.12 102 -21 VFL Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Footscray 3.06.106.129.19 73 WON Geelong 5.26.29.810.9 69 4 WES Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Footscray 2.64.67.137.13 55 LOST Collingwood 0.37.610.615.12 102 -47 VFL Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Footscray 2.46.68.911.13 79 WON South Melbourne 1.44.87.109.12 66 13 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Footscray 3.19.1013.1417.21 123 LOST Richmond 10.215.417.1218.17 125 -2 WES Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Footscray 2.57.119.1611.17 83 LOST Carlton 5.17.310.313.8 86 -3 PRI Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1972 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
30 Abbey, Ross 1 6 6.0 0 0.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 3 0 0.0 0 0
31 Austin, Graeme 17 147 8.6 27 1.6 174 10.2 13 0.8 0 0.0     17 20 5 0.3 5 35
1 Baker, Garry 1 3 3.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 1 1.0         1 1 0 0.0 0 0
20 Bartlett, Les 20 212 10.6 29 1.5 241 12.1 70 3.5 18 0.9     33 40 5 0.3 8 38
6 Bisset, George 21 439 20.9 76 3.6 515 24.5 75 3.6 1 0.1     70 45 38 1.8 31 259
44 Boyle, Stephen 6 56 9.3 5 0.8 61 10.2 14 2.3 0 0.0     8 12 10 1.7 7 67
26 Brown, Don 15 188 12.5 52 3.5 240 16.0 47 3.1 0 0.0     34 30 6 0.4 8 44
10 Casey, Gordon 22 321 14.6 29 1.3 350 15.9 89 4.0 0 0.0     38 35 0 0.0 0 0
38 Cockerell, Bob 18 254 14.1 48 2.7 302 16.8 30 1.7 0 0.0     36 27 11 0.6 13 79
48 Collins, Dennis 20 269 13.5 47 2.4 316 15.8 45 2.3 0 0.0     61 31 5 0.3 8 38
34 Cook, Graeme 9 77 8.6 29 3.2 106 11.8 18 2.0 1 0.1     13 15 3 0.3 1 19
12 Dell, Colin 3 31 10.3 7 2.3 38 12.7 7 2.3 0 0.0     4 5 1 0.3 4 10
24 Dempsey, Gary 21 314 15.0 68 3.2 382 18.2 217 10.3 390 19.5     50 51 13 0.6 3 81
17 Fox, Bob 1 6 6.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     0 1 2 2.0 0 12
28 Godridge, Bill 6 58 9.7 16 2.7 74 12.3 12 2.0 0 0.0     13 12 4 0.7 5 29
1 Greenwood, Ken 2 18 9.0 2 1.0 20 10.0 12 6.0 6 3.0     2 4 2 1.0 2 14
23 Magee, Stuart 19 285 15.0 67 3.5 352 18.5 55 2.9 0 0.0     59 34 13 0.7 16 94
8 Mannix, Alan 12 109 9.1 38 3.2 147 12.3 21 1.8 1 0.1     19 18 5 0.4 6 36
35 Marks, Ken 3 7 2.3 4 1.3 11 3.7 1 0.3 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
5 McGhie, Robert 14 130 9.3 22 1.6 152 10.9 54 3.9 19 1.5     23 26 4 0.3 9 33
22 McGowan, Ron 5 50 10.0 3 0.6 53 10.6 17 3.4 0 0.0     8 16 0 0.0 0 0
19 Merrington, Gary 20 168 8.4 24 1.2 192 9.6 40 2.0 1 0.1     54 31 0 0.0 0 0
49 Neish, Bruce 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
39 O'Halloran, Max 7 48 6.9 3 0.4 51 7.3 10 1.4 0 0.0     16 11 1 0.1 1 7
36 Pagnoccolo, Charles 8 92 11.5 19 2.4 111 13.9 16 2.0 0 0.0     13 12 8 1.0 9 57
46 Pokrovsky, Mike 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
21 Power, Stephen 13 180 13.8 9 0.7 189 14.5 42 3.2 0 0.0     23 39 3 0.2 2 20
2 Quinlan, Bernie 21 304 14.5 79 3.8 383 18.2 112 5.3 8 0.4     44 37 37 1.8 41 263
11 Rippon, Laurie 4 29 7.3 4 1.0 33 8.3 8 2.0 3 1.0     4 1 0 0.0 0 0
14 Round, Barry 22 268 12.2 72 3.3 340 15.5 147 6.7 109 5.2     46 49 34 1.5 20 224
18 Salmon, Ian 15 122 8.1 29 1.9 151 10.1 44 2.9 9 0.6     30 32 0 0.0 0 0
9 Sandilands, Laurie 15 147 9.8 28 1.9 175 11.7 73 4.9 0 0.0     33 27 39 2.6 35 269
32 Shaw, Colin 4 30 7.5 5 1.3 35 8.8 11 2.8 0 0.0     4 8 0 0.0 0 0
15 Stamp, Ray 6 48 8.0 12 2.0 60 10.0 9 1.5 0 0.0     8 10 3 0.5 1 19
29 Steel, Gary 2 7 3.5 2 1.0 9 4.5 0 0.0 0 0.0     5 0 0 0.0 0 0
3 Stoneham, Alan 5 54 10.8 19 3.8 73 14.6 19 3.8 0 0.0     11 10 2 0.4 3 15
42 Thomas, Ralph 6 38 6.3 0 0.0 38 6.3 8 1.3 0 0.0     9 8 0 0.0 0 0
16 Thorpe, David 21 437 20.8 52 2.5 489 23.3 95 4.5 2 0.1     62 60 15 0.7 16 106
43 Vesty, Carl 1 7 7.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     3 2 0 0.0 1 1
4 Welsh, Peter 21 350 16.7 18 0.9 368 17.5 133 6.3 4 0.2     79 59 4 0.2 1 25
28 Zeltner, Trevor 11 83 7.5 7 0.6 90 8.2 21 1.9 0 0.0     22 24 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 5395 12.3 955 2.2 6350 14.4 1592 3.6 572 1.3     957 846 273 0.6 256 1894
 

Footnotes

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