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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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1987 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1987 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 3.36.37.49.8 62 LOST Essendon 2.17.313.619.7 121 -59 VFL Mar 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Footscray 3.68.810.1011.13 79 LOST Sydney 8.216.922.1727.25 187 -108 SCG Apr 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 2.02.43.45.10 40 LOST Carlton 5.75.915.1518.19 127 -87 WES Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Footscray 3.28.49.814.12 96 WON Hawthorn 1.83.96.117.13 55 41 WES Apr 20 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 A Footscray 6.59.810.1212.13 85 LOST Collingwood 3.16.312.414.5 89 -4 VIC Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Footscray 2.43.47.1011.12 78 WON St. Kilda 0.13.43.64.10 34 44 VFL May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 4.29.610.913.10 88 LOST North Melbourne 5.19.212.519.8 122 -34 WES May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 3.58.1012.1315.15 105 WON Melbourne 4.46.76.1311.15 81 24 MCG May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 3.210.1012.1414.19 103 WON Brisbane 3.44.59.810.11 71 32 WES May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 1.63.146.1810.19 79 WON Fitzroy 2.14.14.37.4 46 33 WES May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Footscray 7.210.513.818.13 121 WON West Coast 2.28.413.815.9 99 22 WES Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Footscray 5.311.715.921.16 142 WON Richmond 3.04.511.611.8 74 68 VFL Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Footscray 1.35.610.813.11 89 WON Geelong 5.15.26.28.2 50 39 WES Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 2.15.37.89.10 64 WON Essendon 0.24.45.67.10 52 12 WIN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 4.47.108.1210.13 73 LOST Sydney 3.06.512.916.10 106 -33 VFL Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Footscray 1.14.27.412.6 78 LOST Carlton 6.410.715.920.13 133 -55 PRI Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Footscray 1.44.86.109.11 65 LOST Hawthorn 5.210.519.925.12 162 -97 PRI Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Footscray 2.55.67.109.11 65 WON Collingwood 0.04.05.18.6 54 11 WES Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Footscray 2.38.611.815.11 101 LOST St. Kilda 4.37.612.1115.14 104 -3 MOO Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Footscray 4.58.1112.1618.17 125 DRAW North Melbourne 5.48.813.1318.17 125 0 MCG Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 3.38.913.1422.21 153 WON Brisbane 0.45.46.1110.11 71 82 CRR Aug 23 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 H Footscray 4.26.49.710.8 68 LOST Melbourne 4.05.48.712.11 83 -15 WES Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1987 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
52 Athorn, Mark 9 66 7.3 18 2.0 84 9.3 18 2.0 1 0.1 1 0.1 11 14 4 0.4 6 30
23 Atkins, Simon 3 12 4.0 8 2.7 20 6.7 1 0.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 0 3 2 0.7 2 14
9 Bamblett, Les 3 9 3.0 2 0.7 11 3.7 3 1.0 0 0.0 4 1.3 4 0 2 0.7 2 14
35 Baxter, Darren 22 176 8.0 63 2.9 239 10.9 40 1.8 1 0.0 13 0.6 27 24 1 0.0 3 9
26 Baxter, Peter 3 14 4.7 13 4.3 27 9.0 5 1.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 7 0 0.0 0 0
18 Beasley, Simon 21 146 7.0 32 1.5 178 8.5 124 5.9 1 0.0 3 0.1 12 31 73 3.5 47 485
47 Collins, Darren 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2 1 1.0 0 6
49 Cordy, Brian 20 250 12.5 65 3.3 315 15.8 53 2.7 0 0.0 6 0.3 24 19 3 0.2 5 23
2 Cousins, Richard 20 118 5.9 81 4.1 199 10.0 61 3.1 49 2.5 5 0.3 16 41 9 0.5 5 59
17 Cronan, Phil 20 165 8.3 78 3.9 243 12.2 40 2.0 0 0.0 19 1.0 25 38 5 0.3 6 36
22 Cullen, Mark 2 12 6.0 8 4.0 20 10.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 6 3.0 1 3 0 0.0 1 1
10 Egan, Mick 1 12 12.0 6 6.0 18 18.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 4 0 0.0 0 0
12 Eppelstun, Greg 22 192 8.7 87 4.0 279 12.7 56 2.5 1 0.0 14 0.6 35 20 0 0.0 0 0
42 Fitzpatrick, Lynton 5 59 11.8 14 2.8 73 14.6 18 3.6 0 0.0 2 0.4 9 7 0 0.0 0 0
45 Ford, Michael 19 205 10.8 76 4.0 281 14.8 71 3.7 0 0.0 16 0.8 28 28 2 0.1 1 13
32 Foster, Peter 21 282 13.4 69 3.3 351 16.7 141 6.7 3 0.1 18 0.9 54 46 16 0.8 26 122
36 Hannebery, Matt 4 54 13.5 22 5.5 76 19.0 20 5.0 0 0.0 7 1.8 10 5 0 0.0 2 2
7 Hawkins, Doug 12 144 12.0 90 7.5 234 19.5 72 6.0 1 0.1 8 0.7 29 20 6 0.5 2 38
48 Howlett, Andrew 2 8 4.0 2 1.0 10 5.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 7 1 0.5 2 8
43 James, Ron 7 50 7.1 24 3.4 74 10.6 18 2.6 0 0.0 12 1.7 8 10 3 0.4 7 25
8 Kennedy, Rick 20 143 7.2 77 3.9 220 11.0 62 3.1 2 0.1 14 0.7 38 39 2 0.1 1 13
59 Kolyniuk, Steven 3 27 9.0 11 3.7 38 12.7 7 2.3 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 1 4 1.3 1 25
55 Lesiputty, Frank 2 11 5.5 2 1.0 13 6.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 2 2 1 0.5 0 6
39 Liberatore, Tony 12 102 8.5 70 5.8 172 14.3 10 0.8 2 0.2 23 1.9 21 23 7 0.6 11 53
27 MacPherson, Stephen 16 180 11.3 89 5.6 269 16.8 57 3.6 0 0.0 16 1.0 23 37 28 1.8 15 183
11 McGuinness, Tony 22 369 16.8 145 6.6 514 23.4 53 2.4 1 0.0 27 1.2 35 47 34 1.5 34 238
51 McLean, Michael 8 88 11.0 58 7.3 146 18.3 22 2.8 0 0.0 3 0.4 8 6 1 0.1 0 6
40 Moloney, Troy 17 135 7.9 59 3.5 194 11.4 25 1.5 2 0.1 17 1.0 19 14 2 0.1 5 17
38 Petraglia, Angelo 17 204 12.0 49 2.9 253 14.9 33 1.9 0 0.0 37 2.2 17 36 19 1.1 18 132
1 Purser, Andrew 22 156 7.1 102 4.6 258 11.7 84 3.8 224 10.2 12 0.5 62 38 2 0.1 1 13
15 Rance, Murray 19 160 8.4 71 3.7 231 12.2 89 4.7 8 0.4 12 0.6 33 21 3 0.2 8 26
33 Royal, Brian 22 381 17.3 144 6.5 525 23.9 81 3.7 0 0.0 27 1.2 49 52 39 1.8 30 264
19 Tzatzaris, Zeno 10 80 8.0 14 1.4 94 9.4 23 2.3 0 0.0 5 0.5 11 10 0 0.0 0 0
30 Vilcins, Brenton 2 6 3.0 11 5.5 17 8.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1 0 0.0 0 0
24 Wallis, Steve 22 329 15.0 145 6.6 474 21.5 68 3.1 0 0.0 46 2.1 59 36 3 0.1 6 24
8 Williams, Shane 7 58 8.3 32 4.6 90 12.9 22 3.1 0 0.0 2 0.3 7 11 7 1.0 8 50
53 Wright, Cameron 2 9 4.5 6 3.0 15 7.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 5 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 4413 10.0 1844 4.2 6257 14.2 1392 3.2 296 0.7 380 0.9 695 704 280 0.6 255 1935
 

Footnotes

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