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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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1975 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1975 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 4.19.611.815.10 100 LOST Melbourne 5.09.313.717.9 111 -11 MCG Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Footscray 4.28.610.917.14 116 WON Fitzroy 4.47.610.1211.17 83 33 WES Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Footscray 4.16.711.714.14 98 WON Geelong 2.54.59.713.12 90 8 KAR Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Footscray 1.06.49.516.13 109 WON Richmond 2.33.73.194.19 43 66 WES Apr 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Footscray 4.36.610.812.9 81 WON Collingwood 1.14.86.139.16 70 11 VFL May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 1.43.97.119.12 66 LOST North Melbourne 5.411.612.918.11 119 -53 ARD May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 2.14.45.88.12 60 LOST Essendon 2.66.109.1414.17 101 -41 WES May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 1.25.95.107.12 54 LOST St. Kilda 2.72.107.217.23 65 -11 MOO May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 1.14.65.68.10 58 LOST Hawthorn 6.38.519.1120.14 134 -76 WES May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 4.27.511.813.11 89 WON South Melbourne 1.42.109.1212.15 87 2 VFL Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Footscray 3.210.514.1117.13 115 LOST Carlton 9.412.815.1119.13 127 -12 PRI Jun 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Footscray 3.17.613.720.11 131 WON Melbourne 6.46.610.714.8 92 39 WES Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Footscray 3.45.810.1512.17 89 WON Fitzroy 2.44.66.811.10 76 13 JUN Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 3.39.511.612.10 82 LOST Richmond 6.511.1014.1617.18 120 -38 MCG Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 4.54.710.1313.15 93 WON Geelong 0.23.63.67.7 49 44 WES Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Footscray 6.411.511.616.7 103 LOST Collingwood 3.210.515.1016.14 110 -7 VIC Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 0.15.86.89.14 68 LOST North Melbourne 5.46.513.1017.15 117 -49 WES Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Footscray 6.59.1014.1219.13 127 WON Essendon 3.75.108.1411.17 83 44 WIN Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Footscray 0.34.125.125.16 46 LOST St. Kilda 3.64.69.1316.18 114 -68 WES Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Footscray 3.26.59.614.9 93 WON Hawthorn 3.36.611.1113.13 91 2 VFL Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 6.410.414.718.7 115 WON South Melbourne 2.45.98.1210.15 75 40 LAK Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Footscray 2.25.66.1010.15 75 LOST Carlton 6.49.716.918.11 119 -44 WES Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1975 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 21 296 14.8 69 3.5 365 18.3 80 4.0 2 0.3     37 53 19 0.9 5 119
20 Bartlett, Les 2 13 6.5 5 2.5 18 9.0 6 3.0 2 1.0     2 4 0 0.0 0 0
10 Casey, Gordon 10 105 11.7 23 2.6 128 14.2 28 3.1 0 0.0     11 20 0 0.0 1 1
15 Collins, Dennis 19 180 10.0 64 3.6 244 13.6 40 2.2 0 0.0     35 50 22 1.2 16 148
12 Dell, Colin 16 130 8.7 38 2.5 168 11.2 28 1.9 0 0.0     25 21 0 0.0 0 0
24 Dempsey, Gary 21 298 14.9 76 3.8 374 18.7 206 10.3 167 20.9     66 54 10 0.5 14 74
32 Dunstan, Ian 16 206 13.7 75 5.0 281 18.7 37 2.5 0 0.0     30 40 9 0.6 10 64
5 Featherby, Peter 22 415 19.8 91 4.3 506 24.1 50 2.4 2 0.3     78 42 6 0.3 13 49
17 Gallagher, Adrian 16 289 19.3 51 3.4 340 22.7 40 2.7 0 0.0     44 32 12 0.8 8 80
49 Gallagher, Ross 3 14 4.7 3 1.0 17 5.7 3 1.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
27 Gieschen, Jeff 6 36 6.0 5 0.8 41 6.8 13 2.2 0 0.0     6 5 0 0.0 6 6
13 Gingell, Glenn 8 88 11.0 18 2.3 106 13.3 22 2.8 0 0.0     8 11 3 0.4 5 23
7 Huppatz, Ray 10 156 15.6 15 1.5 171 17.1 26 2.6         27 35 13 1.3 15 93
25 Jennings, Geoff 7 54 7.7 24 3.4 78 11.1 9 1.3         10 10 1 0.1 1 7
28 Low, Ian 10 97 9.7 30 3.0 127 12.7 20 2.0 0 0.0     15 17 8 0.8 9 57
23 Magee, Stuart 12 164 13.7 48 4.0 212 17.7 30 2.5 0 0.0     33 13 6 0.5 6 42
16 McMillan, Marty 5 59 11.8 6 1.2 65 13.0 7 1.4         6 8 0 0.0 0 0
19 Merrington, Gary 17 103 6.4 18 1.1 121 7.6 25 1.6 0 0.0     25 24 2 0.1 2 14
8 Morrison, Ian 14 143 11.0 11 0.8 154 11.8 46 3.5 0 0.0     24 23 3 0.2 6 24
26 Murrie, Richard 6 48 8.0 11 1.8 59 9.8 21 3.5 0 0.0     17 15 1 0.2 4 10
1 Parke, Greg 14 171 12.2 60 4.3 231 16.5 97 6.9 0 0.0     43 31 21 1.5 18 144
37 Perussich, Lee 13 124 10.3 49 4.1 173 14.4 39 3.3 0 0.0     24 13 5 0.4 4 34
21 Power, Stephen 21 283 14.2 52 2.6 335 16.8 56 2.8 0 0.0     41 38 1 0.0 3 9
2 Quinlan, Bernie 22 285 13.6 46 2.2 331 15.8 100 4.8 39 4.3     42 52 36 1.6 17 233
11 Rasmussen, Ivan 12 122 11.1 25 2.3 147 13.4 37 3.4 0 0.0     14 18 9 0.8 10 64
33 Reid, John 1 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 0 0.0         1 4 0 0.0 0 0
14 Round, Barry 20 129 6.8 72 3.8 201 10.6 77 4.1 47 6.7     37 30 5 0.3 5 35
6 Sachse, Neil 2 23 11.5 8 4.0 31 15.5 13 6.5         0 6 1 0.5 0 6
18 Salmon, Ian 11 47 4.7 27 2.7 74 7.4 20 2.0 5 1.3     13 12 0 0.0 1 1
9 Sandilands, Laurie 19 191 10.6 41 2.3 232 12.9 71 3.9 0 0.0     36 37 47 2.5 22 304
29 Simmons, Grant 2 12 6.0 7 3.5 19 9.5 0 0.0 0 0.0     4 4 0 0.0 0 0
3 Stoneham, Alan 17 184 11.5 78 4.9 262 16.4 41 2.6 0 0.0     28 31 2 0.1 4 16
31 Templeton, Kelvin 14 92 7.1 19 1.5 111 8.5 62 4.8 0 0.0     6 17 29 2.1 18 192
4 Welsh, Peter 3 21 7.0 6 2.0 27 9.0 13 4.3         1 6 1 0.3 1 7
35 Wheeler, Terry 19 211 11.7 49 2.7 260 14.4 45 2.5 0 0.0     36 47 3 0.2 7 25
22 Whitten Jnr, Ted 9 61 6.8 27 3.0 88 9.8 12 1.3 0 0.0     16 11 9 1.0 6 60
Totals 440 4853 11.0 1247 2.8 6100 13.9 1420 3.2 264 0.6     843 835 284 0.6 238 1942
 

Footnotes

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