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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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1977 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1977 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 5.19.311.518.11 119 LOST Collingwood 7.611.817.1119.16 130 -11 VIC Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Footscray 7.29.413.518.8 116 WON Melbourne 4.35.810.1912.23 95 21 WES Apr 11 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 4.18.513.720.16 136 WON Fitzroy 2.37.913.1216.12 108 28 VFL Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 2.42.68.912.10 82 LOST North Melbourne 6.513.1114.1316.21 117 -35 ARD Apr 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Footscray 7.310.713.1217.14 116 DRAW St. Kilda 3.56.813.1017.14 116 0 WES Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 5.112.518.1129.15 189 WON Essendon 6.69.611.913.11 89 100 WIN May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 0.02.63.98.13 61 LOST Hawthorn 4.710.717.1120.11 131 -70 WES May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 4.69.912.1513.17 95 LOST Richmond 3.86.108.1316.18 114 -19 MCG May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Footscray 3.47.511.1111.13 79 LOST South Melbourne 1.45.911.1014.14 98 -19 LAK May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 4.26.911.1121.14 140 WON Geelong 4.28.512.1015.13 103 37 WES Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Footscray 1.34.85.148.19 67 LOST Carlton 4.36.612.1017.14 116 -49 VFL Jun 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Footscray 2.03.05.55.6 36 LOST Collingwood 2.25.76.99.15 69 -33 WES Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Footscray 3.410.412.1115.12 102 WON Melbourne 2.35.75.77.9 51 51 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Footscray 4.26.38.79.10 64 LOST North Melbourne 1.37.79.811.15 81 -17 WES Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Footscray 3.26.108.1311.19 85 LOST Fitzroy 6.28.414.1115.13 103 -18 JUN Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Footscray 5.58.812.1613.18 96 WON St. Kilda 3.54.87.810.16 76 20 MOO Jul 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 3.45.89.1412.21 93 WON Essendon 4.35.88.911.10 76 17 WES Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Footscray 4.78.812.1115.14 104 LOST Hawthorn 4.17.313.418.10 118 -14 PRI Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Footscray 5.212.815.919.15 129 WON Richmond 3.54.611.1015.11 101 28 WES Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Footscray 4.35.68.149.19 73 LOST South Melbourne 2.36.99.1014.12 96 -23 WES Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 1.55.108.1511.19 85 WON Geelong 4.25.47.510.8 68 17 VFL Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Footscray 3.36.311.1215.13 103 WON Carlton 0.15.85.1012.13 85 18 WES Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1977 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 7 78 11.1 21 3.0 99 14.1 16 2.3 0 0.0     16 20 0 0.0 3 3
16 Blair, Dennis 18 180 10.0 63 3.5 243 13.5 59 3.3 2 0.1     29 31 7 0.4 10 52
15 Collins, Dennis 20 313 15.7 88 4.4 401 20.1 65 3.3 2 0.1     74 33 5 0.3 10 40
12 Dell, Colin 5 42 8.4 16 3.2 58 11.6 11 2.2 0 0.0     12 9 0 0.0 0 0
24 Dempsey, Gary 19 256 13.5 94 4.9 350 18.4 185 9.7 386 20.3     74 49 5 0.3 3 33
34 Dinatale, Jack 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
32 Dunstan, Ian 22 336 15.3 109 5.0 445 20.2 92 4.2 2 0.1     40 53 15 0.7 18 108
20 Edmond, Jim 16 166 10.4 47 2.9 213 13.3 62 3.9 2 0.1     26 47 14 0.9 17 101
19 Fleming, Phil 3 7 2.3 1 0.3 8 2.7 3 1.0 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 1 1
42 Foreman, Wayne 10 101 10.1 43 4.3 144 14.4 27 2.7 0 0.0     25 12 6 0.6 1 37
27 Gieschen, Jeff 4 19 4.8 6 1.5 25 6.3 7 1.8 0 0.0     5 2 0 0.0 0 0
1 Hampshire, Ian 17 91 5.4 81 4.8 172 10.1 76 4.5 123 7.2     22 44 18 1.1 11 119
7 Huppatz, Ray 19 346 18.2 66 3.5 412 21.7 79 4.2 0 0.0     55 53 17 0.9 29 131
25 Jennings, Geoff 21 321 15.3 150 7.1 471 22.4 84 4.0 0 0.0     47 39 34 1.6 13 217
41 Johnson, Matt 2 4 2.0 3 1.5 7 3.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
11 Kelly, Mick 9 56 6.2 31 3.4 87 9.7 13 1.4 0 0.0     16 12 1 0.1 2 8
44 Linke, Graeme 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
28 Low, Ian 16 189 11.8 46 2.9 235 14.7 71 4.4 0 0.0     25 24 20 1.3 19 139
8 Morrison, Ian 16 127 7.9 23 1.4 150 9.4 56 3.5 0 0.0     21 12 25 1.6 20 170
10 Munro, Peter 7 37 5.3 8 1.1 45 6.4 16 2.3 0 0.0     6 4 4 0.6 3 27
26 Murrie, Richard 19 129 6.8 79 4.2 208 10.9 44 2.3 0 0.0     43 32 0 0.0 1 1
23 Perussich, Lee 14 117 8.4 68 4.9 185 13.2 43 3.1 0 0.0     19 27 2 0.1 1 13
21 Power, Stephen 18 206 11.4 52 2.9 258 14.3 47 2.6 0 0.0     29 31 2 0.1 1 13
2 Quinlan, Bernie 22 311 14.1 92 4.2 403 18.3 126 5.7 32 1.5     43 43 27 1.2 38 200
33 Reid, John 12 137 11.4 30 2.5 167 13.9 52 4.3 2 0.2     13 30 1 0.1 0 6
5 Reid Jnr, Bruce 16 122 7.6 56 3.5 178 11.1 55 3.4 26 1.6     19 25 9 0.6 10 64
9 Sandilands, Laurie 12 74 6.2 28 2.3 102 8.5 31 2.6 1 0.1     12 27 19 1.6 10 124
17 Smedts, Alby 11 63 5.7 26 2.4 89 8.1 22 2.0 0 0.0     26 15 0 0.0 0 0
3 Stoneham, Alan 21 331 15.8 157 7.5 488 23.2 91 4.3 2 0.1     46 50 12 0.6 17 89
31 Templeton, Kelvin 9 84 9.3 9 1.0 93 10.3 46 5.1 0 0.0     12 13 40 4.4 19 259
4 Welsh, Peter 13 107 8.2 40 3.1 147 11.3 62 4.8 7 0.5     28 27 6 0.5 4 40
35 Wheeler, Terry 22 225 10.2 87 4.0 312 14.2 54 2.5 0 0.0     46 39 2 0.1 1 13
22 Whitten Jnr, Ted 18 225 12.5 63 3.5 288 16.0 34 1.9 2 0.1     58 39 18 1.0 20 128
Totals 440 4803 10.9 1683 3.8 6486 14.7 1632 3.7 589 1.3     892 846 309 0.7 283 2137
 

Footnotes

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