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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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1999 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 1999 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 4.56.810.1213.13 91 WON Adelaide 2.04.28.312.6 78 13 FBP Mar 27 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 4.811.815.1120.14 134 LOST Geelong 5.011.716.824.11 155 -21 PRI Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 4.34.510.715.13 103 LOST Carlton 3.45.1112.1115.15 105 -2 PRI Apr 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 1.37.411.715.9 99 LOST St. Kilda 3.24.610.916.11 107 -8 WAV Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 2.57.1112.1521.17 143 WON Richmond 4.37.69.912.9 81 62 MCG Apr 23 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 0.03.45.77.10 52 LOST West Coast 7.510.812.1018.16 124 -72 SUB May 1 (Sat, 9:00) Scores
7 A Western Bulldogs 4.15.511.918.12 120 WON Port Adelaide 3.76.98.1310.15 75 45 FBP May 8 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
8 H Western Bulldogs 4.17.511.817.15 117 WON Melbourne 2.44.65.97.11 53 64 PRI May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 4.28.714.919.12 126 WON Collingwood 1.65.77.1412.16 88 38 MCG May 21 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 1.75.77.89.12 66 WON Brisbane 1.13.54.66.8 44 22 GAB Jun 5 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
11 H Western Bulldogs 1.32.107.1210.16 76 DRAW Hawthorn 3.37.59.611.10 76 0 PRI Jun 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 8.410.813.1117.13 115 WON Fremantle 2.44.98.1211.13 79 36 PRI Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 3.27.49.711.10 76 LOST Essendon 3.76.128.1610.20 80 -4 MCG Jun 25 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
14 A Western Bulldogs 1.48.713.1218.15 123 WON Sydney 8.29.711.1114.17 101 22 SCG Jul 4 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 5.113.518.923.12 150 WON North Melbourne 1.35.69.816.12 108 42 MCG Jul 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Western Bulldogs 0.36.58.814.15 99 WON Adelaide 4.49.714.1214.13 97 2 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs 4.36.59.1114.14 98 WON Geelong 3.26.810.1013.13 91 7 KAR Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 2.17.410.914.10 94 LOST Carlton 3.57.1013.1214.15 99 -5 PRI Aug 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 5.211.216.518.7 115 WON St. Kilda 3.35.810.1013.13 91 24 PRI Aug 8 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 4.38.412.917.13 115 WON Richmond 3.36.411.512.7 79 36 MCG Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 5.011.215.416.10 106 WON West Coast 3.48.414.616.8 104 2 PRI Aug 22 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 H Western Bulldogs 2.27.515.722.13 145 WON Port Adelaide 0.34.68.1011.12 78 67 PRI Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
1QF H Western Bulldogs 2.54.76.98.12 60 LOST West Coast 2.37.58.99.11 65 -5 MCG Sep 3 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
2SF A Western Bulldogs 3.24.46.910.13 73 LOST Brisbane 7.111.215.619.12 126 -53 GAB Sep 11 (Sat, 7:45) Scores
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1999 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 17 8.5 1 0.5 18 9.0 3 1.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 0 2 2 1.0 4 16
17 Brown, Nathan 22 225 10.2 110 5.0 335 15.2 81 3.7 0 0.0 17 0.8 14 14 19 0.9 14 128
18 Cameron, Leon 17 164 9.6 63 3.7 227 13.4 57 3.4 0 0.0 6 0.4 10 9 7 0.4 11 53
43 Contessa, Adam 12 98 8.2 42 3.5 140 11.7 24 2.0 0 0.0 14 1.2 16 12 5 0.4 5 35
12 Cook, James 19 81 4.3 28 1.5 109 5.7 47 2.5 0 0.0 8 0.4 14 21 32 1.7 15 207
26 Cox, Simon 4 20 5.0 10 2.5 30 7.5 9 2.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 2 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 Croft, Matthew 23 120 5.2 82 3.6 202 8.8 72 3.1 4 0.2 24 1.0 15 25 3 0.1 2 20
11 Curley, Todd 24 232 9.7 92 3.8 324 13.5 87 3.6 0 0.0 22 0.9 26 17 2 0.1 2 14
14 Darcy, Luke 24 221 9.2 104 4.3 325 13.5 136 5.7 232 9.7 17 0.7 24 33 19 0.8 15 129
21 Dent, Matthew 16 112 7.0 44 2.8 156 9.8 33 2.1 3 0.2 12 0.8 14 14 1 0.1 2 8
28 Dimattina, Paul 21 254 12.1 126 6.0 380 18.1 68 3.2 0 0.0 27 1.3 20 32 9 0.4 5 59
32 Ellis, Craig 17 110 6.5 56 3.3 166 9.8 55 3.2 2 0.1 12 0.7 23 18 2 0.1 3 15
4 Garlick, Simon 23 314 13.7 92 4.0 406 17.7 99 4.3 0 0.0 29 1.3 22 24 21 0.9 7 133
3 Grant, Chris 24 284 11.8 137 5.7 421 17.5 176 7.3 30 1.3 33 1.4 30 42 37 1.5 29 251
9 Hudson, Paul 22 169 7.7 72 3.3 241 11.0 90 4.1 0 0.0 23 1.0 10 9 51 2.3 26 332
25 Hunter, Kingsley 1 3 3.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1 0 0.0 1 1
6 Johnson, Brad 24 382 15.9 162 6.8 544 22.7 133 5.5 1 0.0 22 0.9 19 16 26 1.1 21 177
2 Kolyniuk, Steven 4 31 7.8 4 1.0 35 8.8 13 3.3 0 0.0 5 1.3 4 3 6 1.5 6 42
35 Kretiuk, Steven 17 112 6.6 58 3.4 170 10.0 57 3.4 3 0.2 17 1.0 17 20 0 0.0 0 0
39 Liberatore, Tony 21 197 9.4 154 7.3 351 16.7 28 1.3 0 0.0 69 3.3 23 23 2 0.1 3 15
33 Macri, Christin 3 10 3.3 9 3.0 19 6.3 6 2.0 0 0.0 2 0.7 1 1 3 1.0 2 20
13 Mahoney, Josh 7 48 6.9 29 4.1 77 11.0 28 4.0 0 0.0 4 0.6 11 3 0 0.0 0 0
23 Martin, Michael 7 49 7.0 21 3.0 70 10.0 18 2.6 0 0.0 9 1.3 4 1 4 0.6 4 28
10 Montgomery, Brett 23 195 8.5 144 6.3 339 14.7 115 5.0 2 0.1 27 1.2 15 19 14 0.6 8 92
24 Plunkett, Jim 2 14 7.0 5 2.5 19 9.5 6 3.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 2 1 1 0.5 0 6
29 Powell, Stephen 21 249 11.9 157 7.5 406 19.3 92 4.4 0 0.0 27 1.3 12 25 16 0.8 16 112
30 Robbins, Matthew 13 107 8.2 29 2.2 136 10.5 28 2.2 0 0.0 13 1.0 7 12 2 0.2 0 12
36 Romero, José 9 60 6.7 48 5.3 108 12.0 11 1.2 0 0.0 12 1.3 13 8 3 0.3 1 19
5 Smith, Rohan 24 284 11.8 114 4.8 398 16.6 122 5.1 0 0.0 17 0.7 24 19 31 1.3 22 208
8 Southern, Daniel 17 68 4.0 95 5.6 163 9.6 54 3.2 5 0.3 7 0.4 12 16 2 0.1 1 13
7 West, Scott 21 244 11.6 268 12.8 512 24.4 47 2.2 0 0.0 40 1.9 33 15 11 0.5 5 71
1 Winmar, Nicky 21 158 7.5 73 3.5 231 11.0 69 3.3 1 0.0 13 0.6 21 14 34 1.6 14 218
15 Wynd, Scott 23 85 3.7 183 8.0 268 11.7 47 2.0 419 18.2 24 1.0 38 20 1 0.0 0 6
Totals 528 4717 8.9 2613 4.9 7330 13.9 1912 3.6 702 1.3 558 1.1 497 491 366 0.7 244 2440
 

Footnotes

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