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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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2001 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2001 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 2.410.614.916.11 107 LOST St. Kilda 5.59.615.1116.16 112 -5 DOC Mar 31 (Sat, 7:00) Scores
2 A Western Bulldogs 4.07.211.617.9 111 WON Richmond 2.44.75.99.15 69 42 MCG Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 6.48.59.612.9 81 LOST Collingwood 5.29.919.1123.15 153 -72 DOC Apr 14 (Sat, 7:00) Scores
4 H Western Bulldogs 4.310.715.921.14 140 WON Brisbane 2.36.610.1112.15 87 53 DOC Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 4.210.315.919.12 126 LOST Hawthorn 6.514.717.924.11 155 -29 DOC Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 4.17.59.713.8 86 LOST Port Adelaide 5.29.315.520.9 129 -43 FBP May 5 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
7 A Western Bulldogs 5.47.1112.1315.17 107 WON Melbourne 4.46.59.512.5 77 30 MCG May 11 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
8 H Western Bulldogs 2.38.715.918.14 122 WON Sydney 3.38.710.915.11 101 21 SCG May 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 2.46.1013.1518.17 125 WON West Coast 2.44.47.511.11 77 48 SUB May 26 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 3.23.58.1011.13 79 LOST North Melbourne 1.46.810.1019.11 125 -46 DOC Jun 1 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 7.412.813.1219.13 127 WON Adelaide 5.37.49.814.13 97 30 FBP Jun 9 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
12 A Western Bulldogs 1.07.39.415.4 94 WON Geelong 7.110.212.413.9 87 7 KAR Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 1.42.86.1213.14 92 LOST Carlton 7.413.715.1123.15 153 -61 PRI Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 3.25.310.511.10 76 LOST Essendon 5.312.619.724.10 154 -78 DOC Jul 6 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 8.58.1010.1616.23 119 WON Fremantle 3.27.59.1411.19 85 34 DOC Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 1.35.810.1116.16 112 WON St. Kilda 4.26.39.512.6 78 34 DOC Jul 21 (Sat, 7:00) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 5.37.512.815.10 100 LOST Richmond 4.48.911.1015.12 102 -2 DOC Jul 27 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 3.45.712.1015.13 103 LOST Brisbane 4.48.1013.1619.22 136 -33 GAB Aug 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 A Western Bulldogs 2.45.57.811.11 77 LOST Collingwood 4.19.915.1517.17 119 -42 MCG Aug 12 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 3.67.1112.1817.23 125 WON Hawthorn 4.18.111.412.7 79 46 MCG Aug 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 2.53.97.1310.13 73 LOST Port Adelaide 5.512.1017.1522.18 150 -77 DOC Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Western Bulldogs 4.310.312.519.9 123 LOST Melbourne 4.19.317.621.7 133 -10 DOC Sep 2 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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2001 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 7 86 12.3 18 2.6 104 14.9 25 3.6 0 0.0 3 0.4 7 2 2 0.3 6 18
18 Bartlett, Trent 15 36 2.4 33 2.2 69 4.6 28 1.9 2 0.1 7 0.5 4 12 13 0.9 8 86
20 Bowden, Patrick 2 3 1.5 3 1.5 6 3.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
17 Brown, Nathan 22 318 14.5 149 6.8 467 21.2 118 5.4 0 0.0 30 1.4 12 22 32 1.5 29 221
19 Contessa, Adam 7 53 7.6 31 4.4 84 12.0 22 3.1 0 0.0 15 2.1 2 3 1 0.1 3 9
26 Cox, Simon 16 166 10.4 77 4.8 243 15.2 102 6.4 5 0.3 8 0.5 4 2 8 0.5 5 53
16 Croft, Matthew 20 112 5.6 74 3.7 186 9.3 66 3.3 11 0.6 30 1.5 17 11 6 0.3 3 39
11 Curley, Todd 17 122 7.2 59 3.5 181 10.6 66 3.9 3 0.2 25 1.5 10 6 7 0.4 1 43
14 Darcy, Luke 21 237 11.3 146 7.0 383 18.2 118 5.6 384 18.3 30 1.4 48 31 14 0.7 8 92
28 Dimattina, Paul 11 75 6.8 76 6.9 151 13.7 38 3.5 1 0.1 22 2.0 6 3 5 0.5 4 34
12 Dooley, Paul 5 6 1.2 9 1.8 15 3.0 6 1.2 13 2.6 2 0.4 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
10 Eagleton, Nathan 21 213 10.1 100 4.8 313 14.9 92 4.4 0 0.0 29 1.4 10 13 16 0.8 11 107
32 Ellis, Craig 22 130 5.9 98 4.5 228 10.4 66 3.0 1 0.0 41 1.9 19 22 2 0.1 2 14
4 Garlick, Simon 19 174 9.2 72 3.8 246 12.9 53 2.8 0 0.0 35 1.8 7 11 17 0.9 7 109
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 12 95 7.9 55 4.6 150 12.5 59 4.9 0 0.0 15 1.3 8 5 10 0.8 6 66
29 Gilbee, Lindsay 9 42 4.7 30 3.3 72 8.0 26 2.9 0 0.0 5 0.6 2 1 2 0.2 1 13
3 Grant, Chris 22 228 10.4 95 4.3 323 14.7 110 5.0 16 0.7 58 2.6 30 20 46 2.1 30 306
8 Hahn, Mitch 11 58 5.3 42 3.8 100 9.1 28 2.5 1 0.1 9 0.8 8 7 1 0.1 0 6
22 Harrison, Ben 22 214 9.7 96 4.4 310 14.1 105 4.8 0 0.0 28 1.3 12 9 7 0.3 12 54
9 Hudson, Paul 22 128 5.8 66 3.0 194 8.8 80 3.6 0 0.0 15 0.7 8 11 38 1.7 29 257
25 Hunter, Kingsley 21 173 8.2 80 3.8 253 12.0 101 4.8 1 0.0 15 0.7 8 7 20 1.0 11 131
6 Johnson, Brad 22 327 14.9 108 4.9 435 19.8 124 5.6 3 0.1 37 1.7 11 8 48 2.2 32 320
35 Kretiuk, Steven 8 47 5.9 36 4.5 83 10.4 20 2.5 1 0.1 10 1.3 6 3 0 0.0 0 0
39 Liberatore, Tony 17 119 7.0 150 8.8 269 15.8 26 1.5 0 0.0 90 5.3 26 15 1 0.1 3 9
23 McMahon, Jordan 4 32 8.0 11 2.8 43 10.8 10 2.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 0 0 3 0.8 0 18
2 Murphy, Bob 16 105 6.6 60 3.8 165 10.3 45 2.8 0 0.0 16 1.0 4 5 2 0.1 0 12
27 Penny, Luke 21 104 5.0 59 2.8 163 7.8 49 2.3 13 0.6 15 0.7 6 10 0 0.0 2 2
30 Robbins, Matthew 20 195 9.8 86 4.3 281 14.1 69 3.5 0 0.0 36 1.8 14 13 5 0.3 2 32
36 Romero, José 8 56 7.0 49 6.1 105 13.1 37 4.6 0 0.0 9 1.1 4 4 2 0.3 5 17
5 Smith, Rohan 21 258 12.3 102 4.9 360 17.1 96 4.6 1 0.0 17 0.8 10 5 18 0.9 21 129
7 West, Scott 22 282 12.8 299 13.6 581 26.4 72 3.3 0 0.0 59 2.7 30 10 11 0.5 4 70
21 Wiggins, Patrick 1 1 1.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 484 4195 8.7 2371 4.9 6566 13.6 1859 3.8 456 0.9 714 1.5 335 271 337 0.7 245 2267
 

Footnotes

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