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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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1973 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1973 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 3.46.67.812.15 87 LOST Fitzroy 7.612.617.1420.17 137 -50 JUN Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Footscray 1.73.99.1511.16 82 LOST Collingwood 1.15.68.1014.18 102 -20 WES Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Footscray 6.413.1018.1320.15 135 WON South Melbourne 4.38.713.1017.16 118 17 LAK Apr 23 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 H Footscray 3.83.126.168.19 67 LOST Essendon 2.39.411.1017.13 115 -48 WES Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Footscray 2.412.814.1016.12 108 LOST Hawthorn 6.37.713.1218.16 124 -16 GLE May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 5.57.710.914.14 98 WON Geelong 2.47.79.1211.14 80 18 KAR May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 5.36.39.614.9 93 WON St. Kilda 0.35.810.913.12 90 3 WES May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 3.36.57.88.8 56 DRAW North Melbourne 1.23.76.78.8 56 0 ARD May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 0.03.65.69.14 68 LOST Melbourne 2.63.79.1210.14 74 -6 WES Jun 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
10 A Footscray 3.14.68.99.11 65 LOST Carlton 2.47.510.713.13 91 -26 VFL Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Footscray 0.61.106.137.16 58 LOST Richmond 5.19.313.517.7 109 -51 WES Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Footscray 4.16.69.1210.15 75 LOST Fitzroy 3.25.76.813.11 89 -14 VFL Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Footscray 4.26.49.414.6 90 LOST Collingwood 1.66.99.1613.17 95 -5 VIC Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 5.46.1210.1713.19 97 LOST Essendon 4.111.116.321.6 132 -35 VFL Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 6.39.411.612.7 79 LOST South Melbourne 3.17.1014.1420.21 141 -62 WES Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Footscray 2.15.55.66.9 45 LOST Hawthorn 4.26.48.109.11 65 -20 WES Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 4.57.914.1121.15 141 WON Geelong 3.56.88.1313.14 92 49 VFL Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Footscray 4.17.48.912.14 86 LOST St. Kilda 5.68.1011.1215.20 110 -24 MOO Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Footscray 0.14.47.610.8 68 LOST North Melbourne 4.37.59.1010.14 74 -6 WES Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Footscray 4.311.415.417.8 110 WON Melbourne 4.27.710.1010.13 73 37 MCG Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Footscray 3.44.68.1310.15 75 WON Carlton 1.25.36.49.12 66 9 WES Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Footscray 2.25.58.811.11 77 WON Richmond 3.64.107.1410.16 76 1 MCG Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1973 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 5 26 5.2 5 1.0 31 6.2 7 1.4 0 0.0     4 3 2 0.4 1 13
31 Austin, Graeme 6 35 5.8 2 0.3 37 6.2 5 0.8 0 0.0     5 6 1 0.2 2 8
1 Baker, Garry 13 77 5.9 22 1.7 99 7.6 41 3.2 70 5.4     20 23 9 0.7 6 60
20 Bartlett, Les 12 84 7.0 13 1.1 97 8.1 28 2.3 1 0.1     15 22 5 0.4 3 33
44 Boyd, Colin 10 74 7.4 13 1.3 87 8.7 15 1.5 0 0.0     15 10 0 0.0 0 0
26 Brown, Don 3 42 14.0 7 2.3 49 16.3 15 5.0 0 0.0     8 8 1 0.3 2 8
35 Carroll, Ted 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
10 Casey, Gordon 21 299 14.2 35 1.7 334 15.9 66 3.1 0 0.0     43 29 0 0.0 0 0
48 Collins, Dennis 18 188 10.4 50 2.8 238 13.2 36 2.0 1 0.1     38 48 13 0.7 13 91
34 Cook, Graeme 10 97 9.7 31 3.1 128 12.8 24 2.4 0 0.0     14 25 3 0.3 5 23
12 Dell, Colin 12 118 9.8 17 1.4 135 11.3 22 1.8 0 0.0     23 12 0 0.0 1 1
24 Dempsey, Gary 20 321 16.1 112 5.6 433 21.7 230 11.5 444 22.2     68 48 10 0.5 12 72
32 Dunstan, Ian 3 16 5.3 3 1.0 19 6.3 5 1.7 0 0.0     2 5 0 0.0 0 0
40 Frei, Harry 6 70 11.7 14 2.3 84 14.0 17 2.8 0 0.0     6 11 0 0.0 1 1
17 Gallagher, Adrian 21 493 23.5 41 2.0 534 25.4 99 4.7 0 0.0     69 49 16 0.8 18 114
37 Gingell, Glenn 15 141 9.4 22 1.5 163 10.9 33 2.2 0 0.0     27 25 13 0.9 8 86
25 Jacks, Ron 11 98 8.9 23 2.1 121 11.0 20 1.8 0 0.0     21 28 5 0.5 6 36
1 Keast, John 4 12 3.0 2 0.5 14 3.5 8 2.0 1 0.3     2 4 2 0.5 2 14
23 Magee, Stuart 20 345 17.3 93 4.7 438 21.9 61 3.1 0 0.0     59 35 14 0.7 20 104
19 Merrington, Gary 20 169 8.5 17 0.9 186 9.3 42 2.1 0 0.0     39 34 8 0.4 11 59
39 Morrison, Ian 4 29 7.3 3 0.8 32 8.0 10 2.5 0 0.0     3 3 6 1.5 4 40
5 O'Halloran, Max 3 11 3.7 5 1.7 16 5.3 1 0.3 0 0.0     3 6 0 0.0 0 0
6 Pagnoccolo, Charles 11 102 9.3 13 1.2 115 10.5 16 1.5 0 0.0     17 16 10 0.9 7 67
21 Power, Stephen 20 311 15.6 25 1.3 336 16.8 56 2.8 0 0.0     55 47 5 0.3 6 36
2 Quinlan, Bernie 20 301 15.1 83 4.2 384 19.2 115 5.8 19 1.0     28 50 20 1.0 23 143
11 Rasmussen, Ivan 11 131 11.9 30 2.7 161 14.6 26 2.4 0 0.0     12 12 18 1.6 16 124
11 Rippon, Laurie 2 9 4.5 2 1.0 11 5.5 4 2.0 1 0.5     1 5 0 0.0 0 0
22 Rose Jnr, Robert 9 93 10.3 28 3.1 121 13.4 24 2.7 0 0.0     12 14 2 0.2 4 16
14 Round, Barry 8 62 7.8 24 3.0 86 10.8 47 5.9 20 2.5     11 16 11 1.4 13 79
18 Salmon, Ian 22 213 9.7 90 4.1 303 13.8 95 4.3 57 2.6     41 58 14 0.6 6 90
9 Sandilands, Laurie 16 175 10.9 19 1.2 194 12.1 73 4.6 1 0.1     47 28 34 2.1 15 219
29 Simmons, Grant 5 9 1.8 1 0.2 10 2.0 3 0.6 0 0.0     3 3 0 0.0 0 0
33 Steel, Gary 4 33 8.3 5 1.3 38 9.5 10 2.5 0 0.0     7 4 3 0.8 3 21
3 Stoneham, Alan 12 163 13.6 32 2.7 195 16.3 43 3.6 0 0.0     18 28 4 0.3 4 28
16 Thorpe, David 22 484 22.0 85 3.9 569 25.9 87 4.0 1 0.0     86 90 16 0.7 23 119
36 Vesty, Carl 2 10 5.0 1 0.5 11 5.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 1 1
4 Welsh, Peter 22 274 12.5 40 1.8 314 14.3 117 5.3 13 0.6     70 62 18 0.8 10 118
49 Wickson, Ian 2 11 5.5 2 1.0 13 6.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 5 0 0.0 0 0
38 Wilkins, Terry 14 154 11.0 32 2.3 186 13.3 36 2.6 0 0.0     44 33 1 0.1 7 13
Totals 440 5280 12.0 1042 2.4 6322 14.4 1541 3.5 629 1.4     938 907 264 0.6 253 1837
 

Footnotes

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