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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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1998 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 1998 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 3.67.812.1317.16 118 WON Brisbane 3.46.57.810.12 72 46 GAB Mar 28 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 5.212.520.622.8 140 WON Carlton 4.26.311.413.6 84 56 PRI Apr 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 3.510.913.1516.23 119 WON Collingwood 4.46.59.513.7 85 34 PRI Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 5.48.612.714.10 94 WON Geelong 2.48.610.811.13 79 15 KAR Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 2.24.44.912.11 83 LOST Sydney 6.57.712.1014.15 99 -16 SCG Apr 26 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
6 H Western Bulldogs 4.46.910.1413.19 97 WON Essendon 4.29.411.913.11 89 8 PRI May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 2.36.88.1316.15 111 WON North Melbourne 4.05.310.712.11 83 28 PRI May 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 5.111.316.621.10 136 WON Hawthorn 6.29.411.814.12 96 40 WAV May 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 H Western Bulldogs 5.26.49.513.10 88 WON Richmond 4.27.510.711.9 75 13 WAV May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 8.48.512.715.10 100 LOST West Coast 0.48.613.1216.17 113 -13 WAC May 29 (Fri, 8:40) Scores
11 H Western Bulldogs 8.011.317.724.11 155 WON Adelaide 3.310.711.813.10 88 67 PRI Jun 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 6.110.615.1118.14 122 WON Fremantle 5.37.49.515.6 96 26 PRI Jun 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 1.22.54.65.9 39 LOST Port Adelaide 5.16.211.611.7 73 -34 FBP Jun 20 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
14 A Western Bulldogs 3.05.47.1010.12 72 LOST St. Kilda 4.78.1211.1412.15 87 -15 WAV Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 2.23.36.512.11 83 WON Melbourne 3.15.27.69.11 65 18 PRI Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Western Bulldogs 11.215.522.927.15 177 WON Brisbane 1.16.310.313.8 86 91 PRI Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs 3.19.411.1015.15 105 LOST Carlton 7.618.825.829.11 185 -80 PRI Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 1.29.411.1116.14 110 WON Collingwood 2.43.67.710.7 67 43 MCG Jul 31 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 2.58.810.1413.18 96 LOST Geelong 2.48.59.914.13 97 -1 PRI Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Western Bulldogs 6.06.311.615.9 99 WON Sydney 3.27.513.615.7 97 2 WAV Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Western Bulldogs 4.56.1010.1714.17 101 WON Essendon 4.37.610.813.12 90 11 MCG Aug 21 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 4.68.811.1016.12 108 LOST North Melbourne 2.35.410.817.11 113 -5 MCG Aug 28 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
3QF H Western Bulldogs 5.08.714.1118.13 121 WON West Coast 1.14.45.67.9 51 70 MCG Sep 6 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
1PF H Western Bulldogs 2.57.109.1313.15 93 LOST Adelaide 5.613.818.1124.17 161 -68 MCG Sep 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1998 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
31 Alvey, Mark 2 11 5.5 2 1.0 13 6.5 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
17 Brown, Nathan 12 120 10.0 68 5.7 188 15.7 38 3.2 2 0.2 8 0.7 9 4 6 0.5 5 41
18 Cameron, Leon 22 276 12.5 90 4.1 366 16.6 80 3.6 2 0.1 19 0.9 13 17 6 0.3 5 41
43 Contessa, Adam 1 7 7.0 3 3.0 10 10.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 2 0 0 0.0 1 1
12 Cook, James 11 59 5.4 16 1.5 75 6.8 50 4.5 0 0.0 4 0.4 0 12 23 2.1 18 156
26 Cox, Simon 8 40 5.0 24 3.0 64 8.0 21 2.6 5 0.6 3 0.4 4 4 3 0.4 1 19
16 Croft, Matthew 24 141 5.9 133 5.5 274 11.4 76 3.2 6 0.3 32 1.3 19 29 8 0.3 6 54
11 Curley, Todd 24 194 8.1 119 5.0 313 13.0 77 3.2 2 0.1 32 1.3 30 10 6 0.3 5 41
14 Darcy, Luke 24 187 7.8 88 3.7 275 11.5 107 4.5 172 7.2 15 0.6 31 32 13 0.5 8 86
21 Dent, Matthew 21 210 10.0 123 5.9 333 15.9 65 3.1 0 0.0 28 1.3 17 23 3 0.1 2 20
28 Dimattina, Paul 16 150 9.4 72 4.5 222 13.9 48 3.0 0 0.0 14 0.9 18 14 6 0.4 6 42
20 Dooley, Paul 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1.0 0 6
32 Ellis, Craig 11 72 6.5 37 3.4 109 9.9 37 3.4 1 0.1 17 1.5 10 9 1 0.1 1 7
4 Garlick, Simon 24 202 8.4 100 4.2 302 12.6 56 2.3 0 0.0 36 1.5 15 17 8 0.3 6 54
3 Grant, Chris 22 294 13.4 117 5.3 411 18.7 185 8.4 16 0.7 39 1.8 36 32 42 1.9 34 286
9 Hudson, Paul 23 226 9.8 105 4.6 331 14.4 101 4.4 3 0.1 32 1.4 16 24 61 2.7 27 393
6 Johnson, Brad 24 330 13.8 133 5.5 463 19.3 120 5.0 1 0.0 26 1.1 14 16 29 1.2 14 188
2 Kolyniuk, Steven 24 233 9.7 94 3.9 327 13.6 71 3.0 0 0.0 31 1.3 19 12 39 1.6 16 250
35 Kretiuk, Steven 22 137 6.2 120 5.5 257 11.7 75 3.4 1 0.0 30 1.4 28 17 0 0.0 2 2
27 Lane, Tyson 5 33 6.6 15 3.0 48 9.6 26 5.2 0 0.0 11 2.2 1 2 10 2.0 8 68
39 Liberatore, Tony 9 49 5.4 51 5.7 100 11.1 16 1.8 0 0.0 25 2.8 10 9 0 0.0 3 3
23 Martin, Michael 24 169 7.0 67 2.8 236 9.8 37 1.5 0 0.0 24 1.0 9 11 9 0.4 6 60
1 Minton-Connell, Simon 8 26 3.3 17 2.1 43 5.4 21 2.6 0 0.0 7 0.9 2 4 10 1.3 7 67
10 Montgomery, Brett 21 191 9.1 128 6.1 319 15.2 123 5.9 8 0.4 32 1.5 22 18 22 1.0 14 146
29 Powell, Stephen 6 48 8.0 38 6.3 86 14.3 11 1.8 0 0.0 13 2.2 5 2 3 0.5 3 21
36 Romero, José 23 332 14.4 217 9.4 549 23.9 81 3.5 0 0.0 41 1.8 43 23 16 0.7 8 104
38 Sir, Sedat 1 3 3.0 4 4.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
5 Smith, Rohan 24 245 10.2 121 5.0 366 15.3 101 4.2 1 0.0 23 1.0 14 17 29 1.2 26 200
8 Southern, Daniel 15 74 4.9 70 4.7 144 9.6 52 3.5 7 0.5 16 1.1 9 10 12 0.8 7 79
25 Watts, Jason 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
7 West, Scott 24 309 12.9 301 12.5 610 25.4 40 1.7 0 0.0 67 2.8 53 18 5 0.2 3 33
34 West, Mark 5 42 8.4 25 5.0 67 13.4 8 1.6 0 0.0 9 1.8 1 6 1 0.2 4 10
24 Wira, Brad 24 163 6.8 106 4.4 269 11.2 59 2.5 0 0.0 15 0.6 14 11 2 0.1 3 15
15 Wynd, Scott 22 83 3.8 240 10.9 323 14.7 78 3.5 410 18.6 18 0.8 44 28 1 0.0 1 7
Totals 528 4658 8.8 2845 5.4 7503 14.2 1867 3.5 639 1.2 670 1.3 509 435 375 0.7 250 2500
 

Footnotes

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