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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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1980 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1980 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 3.26.78.817.11 113 LOST Fitzroy 3.76.1213.1618.17 125 -12 WES Mar 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Footscray 1.33.59.1010.13 73 LOST South Melbourne 3.510.912.1414.17 101 -28 LAK Apr 7 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 4.08.510.814.10 94 LOST Carlton 8.913.1314.1517.17 119 -25 WES Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 5.27.711.1118.12 120 LOST Melbourne 3.58.914.1418.21 129 -9 MCG Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Footscray 5.15.26.48.7 55 LOST North Melbourne 3.512.1414.1726.21 177 -122 SCG Apr 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 3.07.314.318.5 113 LOST Hawthorn 3.18.713.1219.16 130 -17 PRI May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 1.23.66.710.10 70 LOST Richmond 3.19.1017.1227.18 180 -110 WES May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Footscray 6.46.68.1010.11 71 LOST Essendon 4.08.512.1122.16 148 -77 VFL May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Footscray 5.47.612.915.13 103 LOST St. Kilda 1.47.710.1019.15 129 -26 MOO May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 6.27.811.1018.11 119 LOST Collingwood 9.312.819.1324.17 161 -42 WES May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Footscray 2.24.511.1015.13 103 LOST Geelong 4.411.912.1022.12 144 -41 WES Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Footscray 3.811.919.1225.17 167 WON Fitzroy 2.38.612.1018.15 123 44 JUN Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Footscray 4.09.413.1215.14 104 WON South Melbourne 3.55.98.1212.15 87 17 WES Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Footscray 3.65.98.1210.13 73 WON Melbourne 3.25.55.56.7 43 30 WES Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Footscray 2.04.24.57.8 50 LOST North Melbourne 5.79.1111.1715.19 109 -59 ARD Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Footscray 0.76.108.1215.13 103 LOST Carlton 5.211.618.1124.16 160 -57 PRI Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 9.617.920.1025.10 160 WON Hawthorn 3.17.59.1215.17 107 53 WES Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Footscray 2.15.25.36.5 41 LOST Richmond 11.615.819.1423.18 156 -115 VFL Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Footscray 2.13.57.611.8 74 LOST Essendon 3.411.414.618.8 116 -42 WIN Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Footscray 1.710.913.1416.22 118 WON St. Kilda 3.45.79.711.7 73 45 WES Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 1.36.89.1213.14 92 LOST Collingwood 4.37.915.1419.16 130 -38 VIC Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Footscray 1.43.63.65.10 40 LOST Geelong 5.29.511.1412.18 90 -50 VFL Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1980 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 16 174 10.9 89 5.6 263 16.4 30 1.9 1 0.1     22 28 14 0.9 14 98
12 Anderson, Robert 5 31 6.2 28 5.6 59 11.8 3 0.6 2 0.4     5 6 3 0.6 1 19
16 Atkinson, Alan 6 57 9.5 26 4.3 83 13.8 8 1.3 0 0.0     4 10 3 0.5 4 22
38 Berry, Jeff 17 199 11.7 72 4.2 271 15.9 47 2.8 2 0.1     49 23 0 0.0 1 1
4 Berry, Bill 10 47 4.7 71 7.1 118 11.8 35 3.5 203 20.3     17 11 3 0.3 2 20
18 Bradmore, Phil 3 11 3.7 6 2.0 17 5.7 7 2.3 0 0.0     3 4 3 1.0 4 22
36 Burton, Chris 1 18 18.0 0 0.0 18 18.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     3 1 0 0.0 1 1
28 Byrachevski, Matt 3 17 5.7 13 4.3 30 10.0 1 0.3 0 0.0     5 5 2 0.7 1 13
29 Cordy, Neil 17 150 8.8 61 3.6 211 12.4 51 3.0 2 0.1     37 17 0 0.0 1 1
6 Cowton, Gary 18 160 8.9 129 7.2 289 16.1 33 1.8 2 0.1     36 40 0 0.0 0 0
53 Davidson, Stan 20 187 9.4 107 5.4 294 14.7 48 2.4 0 0.0     44 43 6 0.3 7 43
46 Davis, Greg 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 1 1.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
48 De Koning, Terry 4 1 0.3 2 0.5 3 0.8 0 0.0 7 1.8     0 5 0 0.0 0 0
32 Dunstan, Ian 22 388 17.6 177 8.0 565 25.7 42 1.9 5 0.2     58 54 17 0.8 17 119
20 Edmond, Jim 20 236 11.8 83 4.2 319 16.0 98 4.9 2 0.1     43 60 24 1.2 27 171
50 Edwards, Bryan 1 9 9.0 2 2.0 11 11.0 1 1.0 1 1.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
10 Egan, Mick 4 30 7.5 30 7.5 60 15.0 8 2.0 0 0.0     3 10 4 1.0 6 30
14 Groenewegen, Robert 15 118 7.9 77 5.1 195 13.0 32 2.1 5 0.3     39 12 1 0.1 1 7
1 Hampshire, Ian 19 107 5.6 155 8.2 262 13.8 82 4.3 394 20.7     52 58 14 0.7 5 89
7 Hawkins, Doug 12 138 11.5 81 6.8 219 18.3 38 3.2 0 0.0     27 18 5 0.4 7 37
24 Hickmott, Peter 11 134 12.2 77 7.0 211 19.2 27 2.5 1 0.1     20 23 4 0.4 7 31
25 Jennings, Geoff 17 231 13.6 161 9.5 392 23.1 42 2.5 7 0.4     33 35 22 1.3 14 146
41 Johnson, Matt 1 4 4.0 5 5.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
11 Kelly, Mick 4 22 5.5 6 1.5 28 7.0 1 0.3 0 0.0     5 2 3 0.8 1 19
2 Loveless, Shane 16 87 5.4 28 1.8 115 7.2 50 3.1 22 1.4     11 39 44 2.8 13 277
28 McConnell, Alan 7 66 9.4 20 2.9 86 12.3 10 1.4 0 0.0     17 7 3 0.4 1 19
34 McKenna, Michael 15 131 8.7 80 5.3 211 14.1 10 0.7 0 0.0     29 31 12 0.8 12 84
8 Morrison, Ian 14 113 8.1 26 1.9 139 9.9 21 1.5 0 0.0     39 9 6 0.4 3 39
9 Moylan, John 4 55 13.8 9 2.3 64 16.0 4 1.0 0 0.0     7 3 0 0.0 0 0
36 O'Keefe, Brian 3 4 1.3 1 0.3 5 1.7 1 0.3 7 2.3     1 1 1 0.3 1 7
40 Perrin, Brian 10 73 7.3 55 5.5 128 12.8 16 1.6 0 0.0     11 14 5 0.5 1 31
45 Pollett, Andrew 2 7 3.5 2 1.0 9 4.5 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 1 1
19 Polson, Gordon 2 20 10.0 5 2.5 25 12.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     8 3 1 0.5 0 6
33 Reid, John 19 205 10.8 103 5.4 308 16.2 53 2.8 2 0.1     38 31 0 0.0 1 1
5 Reid Jnr, Bruce 12 96 8.0 68 5.7 164 13.7 25 2.1 17 1.4     26 16 0 0.0 0 0
21 Ross, Paul 3 7 2.3 4 1.3 11 3.7 3 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 1 0.3 1 7
54 Sampson, Glen 6 70 11.7 27 4.5 97 16.2 14 2.3 0 0.0     12 6 1 0.2 1 7
47 Seery, Colin 3 18 6.0 6 2.0 24 8.0 2 0.7 0 0.0     3 1 2 0.7 0 12
31 Templeton, Kelvin 22 329 15.0 84 3.8 413 18.8 188 8.5 78 3.5     52 61 75 3.4 33 483
17 Towns, Greg 13 148 11.4 60 4.6 208 16.0 44 3.4 3 0.2     33 22 4 0.3 6 30
23 Tweeddale, Russell 8 54 6.8 20 2.5 74 9.3 7 0.9 1 0.1     10 11 1 0.1 2 8
35 Wheeler, Terry 17 243 14.3 63 3.7 306 18.0 38 2.2 3 0.2     36 32 1 0.1 1 7
22 Whitten Jnr, Ted 17 241 14.2 107 6.3 348 20.5 30 1.8 0 0.0     40 45 16 0.9 16 112
Totals 440 4438 10.1 2226 5.1 6664 15.1 1154 2.6 768 1.7     880 802 301 0.7 214 2020
 

Footnotes

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