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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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2005 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2005 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 3.78.79.1416.16 112 WON Collingwood 5.49.711.1111.14 80 32 MCG Mar 28 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 1.46.810.1515.21 111 LOST Melbourne 6.412.917.1220.17 137 -26 DOC Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 3.16.78.1411.18 84 LOST Richmond 3.45.97.1412.16 88 -4 DOC Apr 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 4.17.211.417.5 107 LOST West Coast 6.49.914.1421.17 143 -36 SUB Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 2.46.815.921.14 140 WON Adelaide 4.39.910.1016.13 109 31 DOC Apr 23 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 4.07.39.411.7 73 LOST Geelong 6.48.812.1116.12 108 -35 KAR May 1 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
7 A Western Bulldogs 3.39.910.1615.20 110 WON Brisbane 1.35.89.1312.15 87 23 GAB May 7 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 3.37.414.618.10 118 WON North Melbourne 3.58.910.1213.14 92 26 DOC May 14 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
9 H Western Bulldogs 4.35.77.1210.16 76 LOST Sydney 1.45.711.913.11 89 -13 SCG May 22 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 3.16.111.517.8 110 LOST Essendon 7.111.317.821.11 137 -27 DOC May 29 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 H Western Bulldogs 5.110.514.917.9 111 WON Hawthorn 2.16.49.713.11 89 22 DOC Jun 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 A Western Bulldogs 4.26.79.1015.13 103 LOST Port Adelaide 3.34.612.1117.16 118 -15 FBP Jun 11 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
13 H Western Bulldogs 6.39.715.1217.14 116 WON Carlton 2.34.46.810.10 70 46 MAR Jun 18 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 2.36.410.515.8 98 LOST St. Kilda 5.38.813.1317.14 116 -18 MCG Jul 3 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 A Western Bulldogs 3.310.812.1013.14 92 LOST Fremantle 4.411.516.1022.13 145 -53 SUB Jul 10 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 2.04.05.35.5 35 LOST Adelaide 4.27.711.916.13 109 -74 FBP Jul 17 (Sun, 12:40) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 6.410.917.1220.13 133 WON Geelong 2.35.811.1014.14 98 35 DOC Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Western Bulldogs 4.613.714.1023.13 151 WON Brisbane 3.57.912.1218.15 123 28 DOC Jul 30 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 7.313.917.1121.14 140 WON West Coast 2.46.810.1214.13 97 43 MCG Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 5.28.415.718.11 119 WON Richmond 5.311.714.816.11 107 12 DOC Aug 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 A Western Bulldogs 7.29.613.716.9 105 LOST Melbourne 4.28.511.816.13 109 -4 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
22 H Western Bulldogs 9.412.715.1021.15 141 WON Collingwood 2.24.910.1414.16 100 41 DOC Aug 26 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
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2005 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
11 Bandy, Daniel 7 43 6.1 27 3.9 70 10.0 37 5.3 46 6.6 5 0.7 5 9 4 0.6 3 27
40 Birss, Shane 12 99 8.3 71 5.9 170 14.2 51 4.3 1 0.1 24 2.0 17 10 5 0.4 3 33
20 Bowden, Patrick 8 57 7.1 38 4.8 95 11.9 38 4.8 1 0.1 4 0.5 6 5 5 0.6 6 36
42 Boyd, Matthew 17 120 7.1 109 6.4 229 13.5 66 3.9 2 0.1 35 2.1 12 14 5 0.3 4 34
17 Cooney, Adam 22 236 10.7 198 9.0 434 19.7 93 4.2 1 0.0 56 2.5 17 17 21 1.0 13 139
4 Cross, Daniel 22 179 8.1 384 17.5 563 25.6 127 5.8 39 1.8 94 4.3 30 22 2 0.1 5 17
14 Darcy, Luke 6 51 8.5 30 5.0 81 13.5 43 7.2 90 15.0 7 1.2 9 11 11 1.8 3 69
10 Eagleton, Nathan 22 251 11.4 158 7.2 409 18.6 119 5.4 5 0.2 34 1.5 15 9 28 1.3 17 185
18 Faulkner, Cameron 8 41 5.1 12 1.5 53 6.6 17 2.1 0 0.0 18 2.3 6 2 5 0.6 7 37
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 17 228 13.4 128 7.5 356 20.9 102 6.0 0 0.0 25 1.5 21 16 23 1.4 17 155
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 22 329 15.0 126 5.7 455 20.7 108 4.9 1 0.0 38 1.7 22 9 21 1.0 5 131
3 Grant, Chris 16 115 7.2 39 2.4 154 9.6 58 3.6 0 0.0 33 2.1 11 10 26 1.6 5 161
16 Griffen, Ryan 17 126 7.4 97 5.7 223 13.1 55 3.2 1 0.1 39 2.3 6 13 7 0.4 7 49
8 Hahn, Mitch 19 162 8.5 91 4.8 253 13.3 65 3.4 2 0.1 44 2.3 14 16 21 1.1 22 148
25 Hargrave, Ryan 20 155 7.8 108 5.4 263 13.2 80 4.0 1 0.1 36 1.8 10 19 10 0.5 2 62
22 Harrison, Ben 3 18 6.0 8 2.7 26 8.7 8 2.7 0 0.0 1 0.3 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
6 Johnson, Brad 22 329 15.0 139 6.3 468 21.3 149 6.8 9 0.4 42 1.9 14 17 42 1.9 23 275
36 Lake, Brian 22 150 6.8 81 3.7 231 10.5 85 3.9 6 0.3 26 1.2 7 19 2 0.1 1 13
29 McGuinness, Kieran 2 5 2.5 5 2.5 10 5.0 5 2.5 1 0.5 3 1.5 0 2 0 0.0 1 1
23 McMahon, Jordan 19 227 11.9 136 7.2 363 19.1 84 4.4 0 0.0 38 2.0 10 6 2 0.1 0 12
27 Minson, Will 17 86 5.1 64 3.8 150 8.8 33 1.9 207 12.2 52 3.1 14 35 4 0.2 4 28
32 Morgan, Adam 4 20 5.0 14 3.5 34 8.5 13 3.3 0 0.0 12 3.0 5 2 2 0.5 2 14
38 Morris, Dale 17 56 3.3 107 6.3 163 9.6 48 2.8 0 0.0 43 2.5 16 8 0 0.0 1 1
33 Murphy, Brad 4 16 4.0 14 3.5 30 7.5 11 2.8 1 0.3 8 2.0 1 4 2 0.5 2 14
2 Murphy, Bob 22 284 12.9 77 3.5 361 16.4 172 7.8 0 0.0 26 1.2 11 13 33 1.5 19 217
15 Power, Sam 10 72 7.2 70 7.0 142 14.2 46 4.6 0 0.0 16 1.6 4 5 2 0.2 0 12
24 Rawlings, Jade 10 65 6.5 47 4.7 112 11.2 63 6.3 3 0.3 10 1.0 6 5 2 0.2 4 16
1 Ray, Farren 14 81 5.8 62 4.4 143 10.2 30 2.1 0 0.0 18 1.3 4 9 8 0.6 4 52
30 Robbins, Matthew 16 104 6.5 38 2.4 142 8.9 49 3.1 0 0.0 42 2.6 15 16 31 1.9 13 199
34 Skipper, Wayde 9 31 3.4 21 2.3 52 5.8 19 2.1 34 3.8 9 1.0 9 13 6 0.7 4 40
5 Smith, Rohan 20 243 12.2 135 6.8 378 18.9 121 6.1 0 0.0 26 1.3 6 10 16 0.8 17 113
31 Street, Peter 11 31 2.8 50 4.5 81 7.4 23 2.1 162 14.7 22 2.0 5 10 1 0.1 3 9
26 Walsh, Tim 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 1 1.0 0 6
7 West, Scott 22 267 12.1 370 16.8 637 29.0 91 4.1 0 0.0 61 2.8 39 19 4 0.2 7 31
37 Wight, Cameron 4 7 1.8 10 2.5 17 4.3 6 1.5 12 3.0 5 1.3 6 4 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 484 4286 8.9 3065 6.3 7351 15.2 2118 4.4 625 1.3 953 2.0 373 381 352 0.7 224 2336
 

Footnotes

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