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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) 1886–1924

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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1976 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1976 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 2.38.911.1016.16 112 LOST Essendon 9.713.715.1316.17 113 -1 WES Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Footscray 6.414.419.1123.15 153 WON Melbourne 7.411.513.716.9 105 48 MCG Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 5.57.916.1120.14 134 WON South Melbourne 3.08.611.814.11 95 39 WES Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 4.17.212.714.8 92 LOST Hawthorn 2.66.1110.1514.20 104 -12 VFL Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Footscray 4.57.1112.1615.20 110 WON Richmond 4.26.109.1312.17 89 21 MCG May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Footscray 3.34.48.911.9 75 WON St. Kilda 0.05.48.610.10 70 5 WES May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Footscray 5.39.513.814.9 93 LOST Geelong 4.16.78.1213.17 95 -2 KAR May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Footscray 0.03.04.07.3 45 LOST North Melbourne 7.38.711.1014.11 95 -50 WES May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Footscray 1.17.312.813.8 86 WON Collingwood 2.47.77.1110.16 76 10 VFL May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Footscray 4.76.911.1313.13 91 WON Fitzroy 0.25.57.612.15 87 4 JUN Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Footscray 5.37.710.1311.15 81 WON Carlton 2.04.55.79.10 64 17 WES Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Footscray 2.24.49.612.7 79 LOST Essendon 2.37.69.1412.17 89 -10 WIN Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Footscray 3.53.66.97.10 52 LOST Melbourne 1.16.147.1614.20 104 -52 WES Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Footscray 0.02.23.35.7 37 LOST Hawthorn 5.49.616.1417.15 117 -80 WES Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Footscray 3.210.513.1217.14 116 LOST South Melbourne 3.89.1216.1320.16 136 -20 LAK Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Footscray 5.09.413.515.6 96 WON Richmond 0.64.99.1612.19 91 5 VFL Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Footscray 2.16.710.715.14 104 LOST St. Kilda 6.89.916.1417.16 118 -14 MOO Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Footscray 6.37.511.713.8 86 WON Geelong 1.35.96.1210.14 74 12 WES Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Footscray 0.32.34.47.8 50 LOST North Melbourne 3.45.98.128.13 61 -11 ARD Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Footscray 8.310.715.1518.16 124 WON Collingwood 3.27.510.515.9 99 25 WES Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Footscray 1.02.32.34.11 35 WON Fitzroy 2.42.83.133.16 34 1 VFL Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Footscray 5.77.1313.1515.17 107 DRAW Carlton 2.46.810.1115.17 107 0 PRI Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF A Footscray 3.09.512.814.11 95 LOST Geelong 4.86.99.1314.18 102 -7 VFL Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1976 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 22 347 15.8 117 5.3 464 21.1 106 4.8 2 0.1     27 40 23 1.0 15 153
16 Blair, Dennis 15 169 11.3 60 4.0 229 15.3 40 2.7 0 0.0     18 20 2 0.1 1 13
15 Collins, Dennis 11 136 12.4 50 4.5 186 16.9 28 2.5 0 0.0     30 25 3 0.3 2 20
12 Dell, Colin 5 30 6.0 12 2.4 42 8.4 8 1.6 0 0.0     4 4 1 0.2 0 6
24 Dempsey, Gary 20 278 13.9 101 5.1 379 19.0 207 10.4 314 15.7     73 39 3 0.2 4 22
32 Dunstan, Ian 17 236 13.9 63 3.7 299 17.6 68 4.0 0 0.0     33 21 20 1.2 14 134
5 Featherby, Peter 20 371 18.6 85 4.3 456 22.8 76 3.8 2 0.1     70 53 9 0.5 15 69
38 Gallagher, Ross 1 3 3.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
27 Gieschen, Jeff 9 89 9.9 18 2.0 107 11.9 27 3.0 0 0.0     21 14 1 0.1 0 6
13 Gingell, Glenn 3 4 1.3 2 0.7 6 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
1 Hampshire, Ian 13 69 5.3 59 4.5 128 9.8 51 3.9 105 8.1     15 28 0 0.0 4 4
7 Huppatz, Ray 16 290 18.1 64 4.0 354 22.1 73 4.6 0 0.0     36 40 14 0.9 19 103
25 Jennings, Geoff 22 345 15.7 142 6.5 487 22.1 72 3.3 0 0.0     34 48 16 0.7 15 111
11 Kelly, Mick 9 74 8.2 26 2.9 100 11.1 22 2.4 0 0.0     12 16 2 0.2 3 15
28 Low, Ian 15 169 11.3 51 3.4 220 14.7 28 1.9 3 0.2     22 29 19 1.3 8 122
6 Lynch, Alan 5 23 4.6 13 2.6 36 7.2 8 1.6 0 0.0     7 2 1 0.2 0 6
8 Morrison, Ian 11 95 8.6 8 0.7 103 9.4 39 3.5 0 0.0     18 9 20 1.8 19 139
10 Munro, Peter 8 55 6.9 26 3.3 81 10.1 23 2.9 1 0.1     15 19 5 0.6 0 30
26 Murrie, Richard 15 105 7.0 42 2.8 147 9.8 43 2.9 0 0.0     39 19 5 0.3 1 31
6 Newland, Ken 18 103 5.7 120 6.7 223 12.4 59 3.3 41 2.3     26 46 12 0.7 10 82
23 Perussich, Lee 8 49 6.1 23 2.9 72 9.0 10 1.3 0 0.0     10 4 1 0.1 2 8
21 Power, Stephen 23 274 11.9 74 3.2 348 15.1 55 2.4 0 0.0     44 40 0 0.0 0 0
2 Quinlan, Bernie 23 311 13.5 83 3.6 394 17.1 109 4.7 35 1.5     60 46 34 1.5 39 243
33 Reid, John 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
18 Salmon, Ian 20 139 7.0 80 4.0 219 11.0 59 3.0 22 1.1     22 39 2 0.1 5 17
9 Sandilands, Laurie 22 200 9.1 64 2.9 264 12.0 76 3.5 0 0.0     63 27 1 0.0 1 7
29 Simmons, Grant 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
17 Smedts, Alby 3 19 6.3 14 4.7 33 11.0 8 2.7 0 0.0     10 7 0 0.0 1 1
3 Stoneham, Alan 19 242 12.7 130 6.8 372 19.6 76 4.0 1 0.1     33 50 3 0.2 3 21
31 Templeton, Kelvin 23 201 8.7 14 0.6 215 9.3 117 5.1 1 0.0     23 31 82 3.6 39 531
4 Welsh, Peter 18 147 8.2 63 3.5 210 11.7 92 5.1 40 2.2     30 35 5 0.3 5 35
35 Wheeler, Terry 23 278 12.1 70 3.0 348 15.1 56 2.4 1 0.0     59 45 1 0.0 0 6
34 Wheeler, Garry 2 2 1.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
22 Whitten Jnr, Ted 18 194 10.8 85 4.7 279 15.5 51 2.8 0 0.0     47 50 14 0.8 17 101
Totals 460 5049 11.0 1761 3.8 6810 14.8 1688 3.7 568 1.2     903 850 299 0.7 242 2036
 

Footnotes

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