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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) –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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1988 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1988 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 3.37.410.516.6 102 WON Sydney 3.67.79.1011.10 76 26 VFL Apr 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 H Footscray 0.04.55.99.12 66 LOST Melbourne 5.15.511.813.8 86 -20 WES Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 5.67.810.1216.12 108 WON Fitzroy 3.15.56.117.15 57 51 WES Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 4.47.510.713.9 87 LOST North Melbourne 4.311.615.819.11 125 -38 VFL Apr 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Footscray 4.46.79.914.9 93 LOST West Coast 3.46.912.1214.16 100 -7 WAC Apr 29 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
6 H Footscray 4.77.1110.1612.19 91 WON Richmond 1.32.73.85.16 46 45 WES May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Footscray 1.14.85.129.17 71 LOST Brisbane 1.52.78.910.12 72 -1 CRR May 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 5.66.108.1511.16 82 LOST Collingwood 3.18.412.713.10 88 -6 VIC May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Footscray 2.45.57.69.11 65 LOST Hawthorn 9.212.519.1023.16 154 -89 PRI May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 2.15.57.811.9 75 LOST Carlton 4.35.311.615.6 96 -21 WES Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Footscray 2.74.106.1011.12 78 WON St. Kilda 1.44.55.87.9 51 27 VFL Jun 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Footscray 2.24.65.87.14 56 WON Geelong 1.61.92.123.12 30 26 WES Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Footscray 3.110.211.815.9 99 WON Essendon 4.26.410.1010.15 75 24 WIN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Footscray 5.36.69.1011.11 77 LOST Hawthorn 4.36.910.1315.15 105 -28 WES Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 3.36.58.712.8 80 WON Richmond 1.24.35.58.7 55 25 VFL Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Footscray 3.04.87.1316.17 113 WON North Melbourne 5.57.911.1012.14 86 27 MCG Jul 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A Footscray 3.24.46.710.9 69 LOST Geelong 5.67.1010.1217.13 115 -46 KAR Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Footscray 1.54.87.1111.18 84 WON Brisbane 2.43.85.105.13 43 41 WES Jul 31 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 H Footscray 6.512.818.1019.18 132 WON St. Kilda 4.15.49.59.9 63 69 WES Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Footscray 3.25.513.817.8 110 WON Melbourne 2.43.86.1314.16 100 10 MCG Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 4.310.514.517.11 113 LOST Fitzroy 3.410.616.1119.13 127 -14 PRI Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Footscray 1.22.53.83.11 29 LOST West Coast 2.23.34.77.11 53 -24 WES Aug 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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1988 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
14 Allday, David 6 23 3.8 14 2.3 37 6.2 16 2.7 41 6.8 3 0.5 10 4 1 0.2 0 6
20 Athorn, Mark 7 70 10.0 9 1.3 79 11.3 15 2.1 0 0.0 2 0.3 8 7 0 0.0 1 1
9 Bamblett, Les 3 16 5.3 6 2.0 22 7.3 7 2.3 0 0.0 6 2.0 2 5 0 0.0 3 3
26 Baxter, Peter 3 16 5.3 8 2.7 24 8.0 5 1.7 0 0.0 2 0.7 0 0 1 0.3 0 6
35 Baxter, Darren 19 197 10.4 81 4.3 278 14.6 60 3.2 0 0.0 17 0.9 33 24 3 0.2 3 21
18 Beasley, Simon 21 142 6.8 15 0.7 157 7.5 107 5.1 0 0.0 3 0.1 21 29 82 3.9 29 521
3 Campbell, Adrian 8 77 9.6 27 3.4 104 13.0 28 3.5 6 0.8 14 1.8 4 8 6 0.8 4 40
34 Collins, Darren 13 115 8.8 43 3.3 158 12.2 32 2.5 0 0.0 13 1.0 19 12 20 1.5 21 141
49 Cordy, Brian 2 24 12.0 7 3.5 31 15.5 9 4.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 2 2 1.0 2 14
2 Cousins, Richard 20 195 9.8 107 5.4 302 15.1 109 5.5 177 8.9 14 0.7 43 21 4 0.2 5 29
17 Cronan, Phil 6 61 10.2 20 3.3 81 13.5 22 3.7 1 0.2 10 1.7 11 11 0 0.0 1 1
22 Cullen, Mark 9 75 8.3 28 3.1 103 11.4 23 2.6 0 0.0 14 1.6 15 14 4 0.4 2 26
4 Davies, Darren 21 245 11.7 98 4.7 343 16.3 62 3.0 0 0.0 14 0.7 27 39 21 1.0 23 149
12 Eppelstun, Greg 22 189 8.6 71 3.2 260 11.8 59 2.7 1 0.0 17 0.8 22 28 1 0.0 0 6
42 Fitzpatrick, Lynton 10 59 5.9 13 1.3 72 7.2 26 2.6 0 0.0 5 0.5 8 14 0 0.0 1 1
45 Ford, Michael 20 182 9.1 53 2.7 235 11.8 62 3.1 0 0.0 12 0.6 28 20 4 0.2 3 27
32 Foster, Peter 18 235 13.1 79 4.4 314 17.4 131 7.3 8 0.4 13 0.7 38 28 18 1.0 20 128
36 Hannebery, Matt 10 126 12.6 36 3.6 162 16.2 44 4.4 0 0.0 11 1.1 16 11 0 0.0 1 1
7 Hawkins, Doug 20 198 9.9 161 8.1 359 18.0 90 4.5 0 0.0 22 1.1 30 26 7 0.4 3 45
43 Hogg, Matthew 14 127 9.1 32 2.3 159 11.4 27 1.9 0 0.0 18 1.3 29 15 0 0.0 3 3
44 Hunter, Mark 14 129 9.2 59 4.2 188 13.4 25 1.8 0 0.0 22 1.6 15 13 2 0.1 2 14
47 Irvine, Gary 7 45 6.4 16 2.3 61 8.7 13 1.9 0 0.0 6 0.9 7 9 0 0.0 1 1
5 James, Ron 4 36 9.0 24 6.0 60 15.0 17 4.3 0 0.0 5 1.3 3 5 1 0.3 7 13
8 Kennedy, Rick 15 114 7.6 50 3.3 164 10.9 40 2.7 1 0.1 13 0.9 21 20 6 0.4 0 36
21 Kolyniuk, Steven 5 58 11.6 27 5.4 85 17.0 8 1.6 0 0.0 4 0.8 7 5 2 0.4 3 15
39 Liberatore, Tony 1 4 4.0 6 6.0 10 10.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
27 MacPherson, Stephen 12 122 10.2 72 6.0 194 16.2 42 3.5 0 0.0 14 1.2 13 15 12 1.0 10 82
11 McGuinness, Tony 21 353 16.8 107 5.1 460 21.9 55 2.6 0 0.0 38 1.8 45 50 13 0.6 23 101
51 McLean, Michael 13 170 13.1 82 6.3 252 19.4 31 2.4 0 0.0 24 1.8 23 11 2 0.2 3 15
37 Nicol, Stuart 6 22 3.7 10 1.7 32 5.3 10 1.7 3 0.5 2 0.3 3 4 4 0.7 3 27
38 Petraglia, Angelo 8 70 8.8 28 3.5 98 12.3 26 3.3 0 0.0 11 1.4 3 10 10 1.3 7 67
33 Royal, Brian 22 385 17.5 162 7.4 547 24.9 78 3.5 0 0.0 34 1.5 53 53 19 0.9 29 143
10 Shields, Russell 3 31 10.3 12 4.0 43 14.3 11 3.7 0 0.0 4 1.3 6 4 7 2.3 5 47
46 Svilar, Michael 2 9 4.5 12 6.0 21 10.5 1 0.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 2 2 0 0.0 0 0
19 Tzatzaris, Zeno 4 14 3.5 2 0.5 16 4.0 3 0.8 0 0.0 3 0.8 2 3 0 0.0 0 0
30 Vilcins, Brenton 6 41 6.8 14 2.3 55 9.2 14 2.3 23 3.8 2 0.3 12 5 0 0.0 1 1
16 Wallace, Terry 21 329 15.7 185 8.8 514 24.5 52 2.5 0 0.0 22 1.0 31 21 8 0.4 5 53
24 Wallis, Steve 13 156 12.0 121 9.3 277 21.3 36 2.8 0 0.0 19 1.5 27 22 7 0.5 1 43
50 Wigney, Stuart 4 36 9.0 6 1.5 42 10.5 13 3.3 0 0.0 6 1.5 4 7 0 0.0 1 1
6 Williams, Shane 6 40 6.7 19 3.2 59 9.8 15 2.5 0 0.0 5 0.8 8 7 2 0.3 2 14
52 Wynd, Scott 1 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 3 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 4540 10.3 1922 4.4 6462 14.7 1425 3.2 262 0.6 447 1.0 655 585 269 0.6 228 1842
 

Footnotes

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