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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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1983 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1983 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 3.25.39.811.9 75 LOST Geelong 3.25.108.1415.16 106 -31 VFL Mar 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Footscray 3.29.912.1214.15 99 WON Carlton 6.47.811.1012.10 82 17 WES Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 8.59.710.1116.15 111 WON Melbourne 2.34.78.911.13 79 32 WES Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 4.58.89.1517.16 118 WON Hawthorn 2.43.117.1912.25 97 21 PRI Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Footscray 10.312.316.518.8 116 WON Richmond 0.38.813.1117.12 114 2 MCG Apr 25 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 3.23.35.57.7 49 LOST Essendon 3.611.1417.1627.19 181 -132 WIN Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 3.24.77.1011.16 82 LOST Collingwood 5.38.313.414.4 88 -6 WES May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 2.25.57.711.8 74 LOST North Melbourne 5.211.823.1329.15 189 -115 ARD May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Footscray 6.310.415.922.13 145 WON Fitzroy 2.55.119.1613.21 99 46 VFL May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 6.88.1215.2117.26 128 WON St. Kilda 3.19.810.1211.16 82 46 WES May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Footscray 8.311.413.915.12 102 LOST Sydney 4.39.911.1617.19 121 -19 SCG Jun 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 H Footscray 3.46.511.815.12 102 WON Geelong 2.26.58.614.7 91 11 WES Jun 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
13 A Footscray 3.44.66.912.10 82 LOST Carlton 5.411.519.1026.15 171 -89 PRI Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 0.53.68.1212.13 85 LOST Melbourne 2.65.89.914.15 99 -14 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 2.26.48.69.6 60 LOST Hawthorn 2.26.412.713.11 89 -29 VFL Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Footscray 5.37.89.912.12 84 LOST Richmond 4.48.811.1015.14 104 -20 WES Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 4.36.813.916.11 107 LOST Essendon 6.49.1014.1218.17 125 -18 WES Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Footscray 3.67.148.159.19 73 LOST Collingwood 3.44.78.712.10 82 -9 VIC Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Footscray 4.15.49.810.11 71 LOST North Melbourne 6.316.718.925.14 164 -93 VFL Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Footscray 2.08.412.619.11 125 WON Fitzroy 9.311.1312.1514.15 99 26 WES Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 3.24.27.316.4 100 WON St. Kilda 2.29.712.1213.16 94 6 MOO Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Footscray 2.19.713.817.12 114 WON Sydney 3.54.68.1110.12 72 42 WES Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1983 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
26 Anderson, Robert 4 28 7.0 6 1.5 34 8.5 3 0.8 1 0.3     2 1 2 0.5 2 14
18 Beasley, Simon 20 136 6.8 34 1.7 170 8.5 92 4.6 12 0.6     27 41 69 3.5 37 451
16 Burton, Chris 16 218 13.6 66 4.1 284 17.8 60 3.8 0 0.0     24 14 2 0.1 2 14
41 Christensen, Ross 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 2 2.0 0 12
29 Cordy, Neil 21 254 12.1 144 6.9 398 19.0 114 5.4 2 0.1     34 41 9 0.4 12 66
49 Cordy, Brian 22 306 13.9 95 4.3 401 18.2 61 2.8 0 0.0     46 26 2 0.1 3 15
9 Davidson, Stan 8 83 10.4 52 6.5 135 16.9 24 3.0 0 0.0     19 10 0 0.0 1 1
38 Duperouzel, Bruce 14 120 8.6 100 7.1 220 15.7 33 2.4 1 0.1     30 31 15 1.1 9 99
20 Edmond, Jim 18 193 10.7 84 4.7 277 15.4 86 4.8 2 0.1     55 61 41 2.3 29 275
10 Egan, Mick 21 194 9.2 128 6.1 322 15.3 52 2.5 0 0.0     49 32 2 0.1 1 13
6 Ford, Alister 9 35 3.9 22 2.4 57 6.3 17 1.9 42 4.7     6 9 10 1.1 4 64
32 Foster, Peter 4 12 3.0 14 3.5 26 6.5 3 0.8 1 0.3     6 9 0 0.0 0 0
11 Gorozidis, Con 5 49 9.8 17 3.4 66 13.2 24 4.8 3 0.6     12 16 10 2.0 5 65
14 Groenewegen, Robert 7 40 5.7 29 4.1 69 9.9 10 1.4 24 3.4     12 13 4 0.6 2 26
17 Hansen, Chris 22 154 7.0 93 4.2 247 11.2 57 2.6 24 1.1     40 33 1 0.0 0 6
7 Hawkins, Doug 19 254 13.4 179 9.4 433 22.8 74 3.9 5 0.3     52 44 6 0.3 6 42
25 Jennings, Geoff 5 39 7.8 41 8.2 80 16.0 12 2.4 0 0.0     8 9 3 0.6 2 20
3 Kellett, Mark 20 172 8.6 127 6.4 299 15.0 75 3.8 8 0.4     25 45 2 0.1 2 14
8 Kennedy, Rick 11 58 5.3 57 5.2 115 10.5 21 1.9 4 0.4     19 36 5 0.5 2 32
21 Klomp, Robbert 8 47 5.9 58 7.3 105 13.1 23 2.9 3 0.4     5 17 3 0.4 0 18
12 Knight, Steven 2 7 3.5 2 1.0 9 4.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 3 1 0.5 2 8
19 Love, Terry 4 18 4.5 8 2.0 26 6.5 3 0.8 0 0.0     2 2 3 0.8 2 20
15 Lunn, Stephen 17 126 7.4 67 3.9 193 11.4 26 1.5 1 0.1     23 29 5 0.3 6 36
43 MacPherson, Rod 7 65 9.3 25 3.6 90 12.9 24 3.4 0 0.0     8 17 7 1.0 3 45
27 MacPherson, Stephen 4 38 9.5 16 4.0 54 13.5 12 3.0 0 0.0     4 12 3 0.8 3 21
34 McKenna, Michael 17 225 13.2 104 6.1 329 19.4 23 1.4 0 0.0     39 32 7 0.4 4 46
51 McLean, Michael 7 66 9.4 36 5.1 102 14.6 10 1.4 0 0.0     10 10 1 0.1 4 10
40 Perrin, Brian 7 62 8.9 36 5.1 98 14.0 22 3.1 1 0.1     9 9 0 0.0 2 2
1 Purser, Andrew 22 180 8.2 175 8.0 355 16.1 102 4.6 489 22.2     109 56 5 0.2 1 31
37 Rickman, Ian 1 6 6.0 4 4.0 10 10.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 1 1
33 Royal, Brian 21 347 16.5 109 5.2 456 21.7 74 3.5 1 0.0     54 48 29 1.4 33 207
31 Semmens, Robert 5 49 9.8 11 2.2 60 12.0 10 2.0 1 0.2     5 16 2 0.4 4 16
2 Sewell, Jim 22 212 9.6 140 6.4 352 16.0 92 4.2 8 0.4     40 31 14 0.6 10 94
23 Taylor, John 2 8 4.0 6 3.0 14 7.0 2 1.0 6 3.0     4 4 2 1.0 0 12
53 Taylor, Andrew 1 3 3.0 7 7.0 10 10.0 1 1.0 1 1.0     1 2 0 0.0 1 1
24 Wallis, Steve 22 287 13.0 226 10.3 513 23.3 102 4.6 5 0.2     50 40 7 0.3 13 55
42 Walpole, Gary 5 39 7.8 28 5.6 67 13.4 5 1.0 0 0.0     6 8 1 0.2 2 8
35 Wheeler, Terry 2 21 10.5 7 3.5 28 14.0 1 0.5 0 0.0     8 2 0 0.0 0 0
5 Williams, Ian 17 199 11.7 68 4.0 267 15.7 64 3.8 6 0.4     34 38 31 1.8 21 207
Totals 440 4352 9.9 2422 5.5 6774 15.4 1418 3.2 651 1.5     878 848 306 0.7 231 2067
 

Footnotes

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