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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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2000 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2000 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 7.68.714.1519.17 131 WON Adelaide 3.29.1111.1315.18 108 23 FBP Mar 11 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 7.29.512.817.8 110 LOST Brisbane 2.210.513.1021.13 139 -29 DOC Mar 19 (Sun, 7:40) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 2.212.419.622.9 141 WON Port Adelaide 4.25.510.714.10 94 47 DOC Mar 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 H Western Bulldogs 6.610.712.914.14 98 WON Carlton 3.25.37.88.11 59 39 DOC Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 3.35.612.916.14 110 LOST Collingwood 5.410.812.1017.16 118 -8 DOC Apr 7 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
6 H Western Bulldogs 1.34.47.712.9 81 LOST Essendon 6.59.812.1222.12 144 -63 DOC Apr 14 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
7 A Western Bulldogs 1.26.510.514.8 92 LOST Hawthorn 4.39.513.819.9 123 -31 MCG Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 3.79.911.1215.12 102 LOST West Coast 4.68.99.1515.18 108 -6 WAC Apr 29 (Sat, 6:40) Scores
9 H Western Bulldogs 3.59.510.716.9 105 WON St. Kilda 4.17.515.816.8 104 1 DOC May 5 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 6.213.418.921.11 137 WON Sydney 5.18.411.512.7 79 58 SCG May 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 6.111.520.827.12 174 WON Fremantle 5.68.710.712.9 81 93 SUB May 20 (Sat, 6:40) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 3.34.610.716.12 108 WON Melbourne 6.310.412.513.5 83 25 DOC May 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 4.47.813.818.11 119 LOST Geelong 8.314.716.1119.12 126 -7 DOC Jun 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 A Western Bulldogs 1.34.64.87.10 52 LOST Richmond 3.66.108.1512.15 87 -35 MCG Jun 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 3.47.613.916.10 106 WON North Melbourne 5.211.713.915.12 102 4 DOC Jun 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Western Bulldogs 7.19.413.721.9 135 WON Adelaide 1.33.77.1110.14 74 61 DOC Jun 25 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs 2.13.49.911.15 81 LOST Brisbane 7.813.1114.1520.18 138 -57 GAB Jul 2 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 4.28.610.1016.10 106 LOST Port Adelaide 7.313.615.1123.11 149 -43 FBP Jul 9 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 A Western Bulldogs 2.33.58.811.9 75 WON Carlton 2.14.38.311.6 72 3 PRI Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 3.29.514.915.10 100 WON Collingwood 2.34.68.1113.13 91 9 DOC Jul 22 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
21 A Western Bulldogs 4.17.39.414.8 92 WON Essendon 3.27.311.712.9 81 11 DOC Jul 28 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 H Western Bulldogs 3.25.37.89.12 66 LOST Hawthorn 3.37.810.1111.15 81 -15 DOC Aug 4 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
2EF A Western Bulldogs 3.35.77.1310.16 76 LOST Brisbane 3.67.1011.1515.20 110 -34 GAB Aug 12 (Sat, 7:45) Scores
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2000 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 8 40 5.0 16 2.0 56 7.0 9 1.1 0 0.0 1 0.1 3 5 2 0.3 1 13
18 Bartlett, Trent 21 103 4.9 74 3.5 177 8.4 72 3.4 10 0.5 11 0.5 11 27 20 1.0 13 133
17 Brown, Nathan 23 332 14.4 210 9.1 542 23.6 128 5.6 0 0.0 22 1.0 17 16 26 1.1 13 169
19 Contessa, Adam 21 164 7.8 150 7.1 314 15.0 72 3.4 3 0.1 44 2.1 20 17 2 0.1 1 13
26 Cox, Simon 15 129 8.6 42 2.8 171 11.4 72 4.8 3 0.2 13 0.9 6 6 7 0.5 3 45
16 Croft, Matthew 19 138 7.3 95 5.0 233 12.3 88 4.6 1 0.1 16 0.8 14 20 1 0.1 0 6
11 Curley, Todd 22 223 10.1 76 3.5 299 13.6 112 5.1 0 0.0 25 1.1 23 13 8 0.4 2 50
14 Darcy, Luke 17 172 10.1 99 5.8 271 15.9 106 6.2 228 13.4 17 1.0 24 31 10 0.6 5 65
21 Dent, Matthew 6 58 9.7 28 4.7 86 14.3 20 3.3 2 0.3 5 0.8 3 7 1 0.2 1 7
28 Dimattina, Paul 14 151 10.8 64 4.6 215 15.4 55 3.9 1 0.1 21 1.5 15 10 9 0.6 3 57
12 Dooley, Paul 8 18 2.3 16 2.0 34 4.3 15 1.9 14 1.8 4 0.5 4 3 1 0.1 0 6
10 Eagleton, Nathan 23 231 10.0 82 3.6 313 13.6 90 3.9 3 0.1 30 1.3 18 29 22 1.0 22 154
32 Ellis, Craig 11 78 7.1 47 4.3 125 11.4 45 4.1 0 0.0 16 1.5 11 7 0 0.0 1 1
4 Garlick, Simon 22 185 8.4 92 4.2 277 12.6 91 4.1 0 0.0 25 1.1 17 15 28 1.3 11 179
3 Grant, Chris 17 193 11.4 70 4.1 263 15.5 105 6.2 5 0.3 24 1.4 24 24 40 2.4 20 260
37 Hahn, Mitch 8 31 3.9 31 3.9 62 7.8 20 2.5 0 0.0 3 0.4 4 2 0 0.0 0 0
9 Hudson, Paul 21 160 7.6 71 3.4 231 11.0 91 4.3 0 0.0 20 1.0 7 17 37 1.8 26 248
25 Hunter, Kingsley 16 151 9.4 51 3.2 202 12.6 61 3.8 2 0.1 11 0.7 15 6 4 0.3 2 26
6 Johnson, Brad 21 346 16.5 121 5.8 467 22.2 120 5.7 0 0.0 35 1.7 19 21 32 1.5 16 208
2 Kolyniuk, Steven 12 77 6.4 15 1.3 92 7.7 32 2.7 0 0.0 12 1.0 7 3 12 1.0 11 83
35 Kretiuk, Steven 14 76 5.4 65 4.6 141 10.1 44 3.1 4 0.3 15 1.1 7 12 1 0.1 0 6
39 Liberatore, Tony 23 204 8.9 230 10.0 434 18.9 56 2.4 0 0.0 99 4.3 38 28 3 0.1 6 24
33 Macri, Christin 2 4 2.0 5 2.5 9 4.5 4 2.0 0 0.0 1 0.5 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
13 Mahoney, Josh 4 12 3.0 17 4.3 29 7.3 8 2.0 0 0.0 2 0.5 2 1 2 0.5 5 17
22 Murphy, Bob 3 13 4.3 7 2.3 20 6.7 4 1.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 2 1 1 0.3 0 6
27 Penny, Luke 8 39 4.9 21 2.6 60 7.5 26 3.3 2 0.3 7 0.9 2 3 3 0.4 3 21
24 Plunkett, Jim 8 40 5.0 24 3.0 64 8.0 11 1.4 0 0.0 8 1.0 3 3 0 0.0 1 1
30 Robbins, Matthew 10 88 8.8 34 3.4 122 12.2 33 3.3 0 0.0 10 1.0 3 5 6 0.6 2 38
36 Romero, José 21 313 14.9 210 10.0 523 24.9 91 4.3 0 0.0 33 1.6 25 14 18 0.9 7 115
5 Smith, Rohan 23 271 11.8 108 4.7 379 16.5 125 5.4 0 0.0 15 0.7 21 12 42 1.8 20 272
8 Southern, Daniel 7 32 4.6 24 3.4 56 8.0 18 2.6 0 0.0 8 1.1 6 7 4 0.6 1 25
7 West, Scott 23 331 14.4 326 14.2 657 28.6 80 3.5 0 0.0 51 2.2 49 16 7 0.3 5 47
41 Wiggins, Patrick 3 1 0.3 1 0.3 2 0.7 1 0.3 2 0.7 2 0.7 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
1 Wills, Andrew 10 47 4.7 17 1.7 64 6.4 15 1.5 0 0.0 8 0.8 6 5 6 0.6 1 37
15 Wynd, Scott 22 75 3.4 128 5.8 203 9.2 56 2.5 405 18.4 33 1.5 26 15 2 0.1 2 14
Totals 506 4526 8.9 2667 5.3 7193 14.2 1976 3.9 685 1.4 648 1.3 455 403 357 0.7 204 2346
 

Footnotes

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