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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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2006 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2006 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 6.49.1118.1325.17 167 WON Richmond 3.25.66.67.10 52 115 DOC Mar 31 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 2.56.815.1320.17 137 WON Melbourne 5.58.911.1112.18 90 47 DOC Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Western Bulldogs 4.28.513.1115.14 104 WON Essendon 5.58.1010.1213.15 93 11 DOC Apr 16 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 H Western Bulldogs 3.58.910.1114.14 98 WON Geelong 4.28.510.1014.13 97 1 DOC Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 1.22.65.117.13 55 LOST Adelaide 6.58.914.1020.12 132 -77 FBP Apr 29 (Sat, 2:40) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 3.04.18.412.6 78 LOST St. Kilda 3.48.49.814.8 92 -14 DOC May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Western Bulldogs 7.513.720.925.16 166 WON Port Adelaide 1.45.99.1113.12 90 76 FBP May 14 (Sun, 12:40) Scores
8 H Western Bulldogs 4.08.410.614.6 90 LOST Sydney 6.310.516.917.14 116 -26 SCG May 20 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 6.09.314.816.9 105 LOST Collingwood 5.012.516.621.13 139 -34 MCG May 26 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 1.77.911.1116.13 109 WON Hawthorn 4.37.710.813.10 88 21 DOC Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Western Bulldogs 4.410.614.715.10 100 WON Fremantle 5.37.59.912.14 86 14 DOC Jun 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 A Western Bulldogs 7.413.720.922.13 145 WON Brisbane 4.57.1012.1214.19 103 42 GAB Jun 17 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 4.24.88.1010.13 73 WON West Coast 2.54.74.118.16 64 9 SUB Jul 2 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 2.34.710.812.10 82 LOST North Melbourne 4.27.710.1313.16 94 -12 MCG Jul 9 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 A Western Bulldogs 4.37.610.1016.14 110 WON Carlton 3.27.510.1011.14 80 30 DOC Jul 16 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 4.28.311.813.11 89 LOST Geelong 2.37.411.813.12 90 -1 DOC Jul 23 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs 6.36.77.129.14 68 LOST Melbourne 5.29.513.918.11 119 -51 MCG Jul 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 5.29.413.915.10 100 WON Richmond 0.64.106.1410.18 78 22 MCG Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 3.36.612.1013.13 91 LOST Port Adelaide 5.38.59.1114.21 105 -14 MAR Aug 12 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
20 H Western Bulldogs 3.45.511.716.9 105 WON Adelaide 1.46.1110.1214.14 98 7 MCG Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 6.39.512.1013.14 92 LOST St. Kilda 3.413.518.822.10 142 -50 DOC Aug 25 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 H Western Bulldogs 8.213.518.922.15 147 WON Essendon 2.310.914.1418.17 125 22 DOC Sep 1 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
1EF A Western Bulldogs 4.28.714.1018.13 121 WON Collingwood 5.66.96.1311.14 80 41 MCG Sep 10 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
1SF A Western Bulldogs 3.44.64.95.9 39 LOST West Coast 4.38.79.1216.17 113 -74 SUB Sep 16 (Sat, 5:30) Scores
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2006 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
22 Addison, Dylan 2 9 4.5 9 4.5 18 9.0 6 3.0 0 0.0 6 3.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
20 Baird, Travis 3 15 5.0 5 1.7 20 6.7 12 4.0 0 0.0 8 2.7 3 0 4 1.3 1 25
40 Birss, Shane 3 18 6.0 5 1.7 23 7.7 9 3.0 0 0.0 7 2.3 3 1 2 0.7 2 14
42 Boyd, Matthew 24 245 10.2 233 9.7 478 19.9 132 5.5 0 0.0 89 3.7 18 22 9 0.4 5 59
17 Cooney, Adam 24 242 10.1 216 9.0 458 19.1 128 5.3 2 0.1 60 2.5 21 15 30 1.3 19 199
4 Cross, Daniel 24 262 10.9 363 15.1 625 26.0 146 6.1 15 0.6 108 4.5 42 30 9 0.4 6 60
10 Eagleton, Nathan 21 258 12.3 116 5.5 374 17.8 105 5.0 1 0.0 35 1.7 14 11 20 1.0 10 130
18 Faulkner, Cameron 3 17 5.7 11 3.7 28 9.3 10 3.3 0 0.0 5 1.7 2 2 1 0.3 2 8
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 16 197 12.3 124 7.8 321 20.1 97 6.1 0 0.0 39 2.4 11 15 13 0.8 3 81
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 24 324 13.5 183 7.6 507 21.1 121 5.0 1 0.0 32 1.3 18 10 9 0.4 9 63
3 Grant, Chris 24 192 8.0 97 4.0 289 12.0 113 4.7 5 0.2 38 1.6 23 26 28 1.2 16 184
16 Griffen, Ryan 24 209 8.7 202 8.4 411 17.1 87 3.6 6 0.3 69 2.9 19 19 7 0.3 9 51
8 Hahn, Mitch 11 103 9.4 47 4.3 150 13.6 40 3.6 2 0.2 29 2.6 4 8 12 1.1 15 87
25 Hargrave, Ryan 22 207 9.4 123 5.6 330 15.0 97 4.4 1 0.0 40 1.8 13 29 4 0.2 2 26
19 Higgins, Shaun 5 36 7.2 24 4.8 60 12.0 14 2.8 0 0.0 9 1.8 1 1 3 0.6 3 21
6 Johnson, Brad 24 332 13.8 135 5.6 467 19.5 174 7.3 4 0.2 30 1.3 24 16 74 3.1 42 486
36 Lake, Brian 24 177 7.4 127 5.3 304 12.7 123 5.1 1 0.0 49 2.0 9 23 1 0.0 0 6
28 McCormack, Damien 4 17 4.3 16 4.0 33 8.3 13 3.3 0 0.0 3 0.8 0 0 0 0.0 1 1
29 McGuinness, Kieran 3 8 2.7 19 6.3 27 9.0 2 0.7 2 0.7 9 3.0 1 2 0 0.0 0 0
23 McMahon, Jordan 24 290 12.1 167 7.0 457 19.0 123 5.1 0 0.0 56 2.3 11 22 6 0.3 4 40
27 Minson, Will 13 58 4.5 46 3.5 104 8.0 25 1.9 131 10.1 24 1.8 10 16 8 0.6 4 52
43 Montgomery, Brett 17 110 6.5 90 5.3 200 11.8 76 4.5 2 0.1 23 1.4 16 19 14 0.8 7 91
32 Morgan, Adam 3 4 1.3 4 1.3 8 2.7 3 1.0 1 0.3 5 1.7 1 3 2 0.7 0 12
38 Morris, Dale 24 127 5.3 170 7.1 297 12.4 104 4.3 0 0.0 56 2.3 18 13 1 0.0 3 9
2 Murphy, Bob 9 97 10.8 22 2.4 119 13.2 70 7.8 0 0.0 11 1.2 7 2 13 1.4 12 90
15 Power, Sam 19 150 7.9 115 6.1 265 13.9 92 4.8 1 0.1 29 1.5 12 7 1 0.1 0 6
1 Ray, Farren 21 222 10.6 148 7.0 370 17.6 99 4.7 1 0.0 34 1.6 6 14 9 0.4 12 66
30 Robbins, Matthew 24 134 5.6 59 2.5 193 8.0 67 2.8 0 0.0 52 2.2 14 22 45 1.9 26 296
34 Skipper, Wayde 12 52 4.3 42 3.5 94 7.8 31 2.6 127 10.6 18 1.5 5 5 5 0.4 7 37
5 Smith, Rohan 24 241 10.0 132 5.5 373 15.5 137 5.7 0 0.0 45 1.9 10 10 21 0.9 10 136
11 Street, Peter 21 75 3.6 81 3.9 156 7.4 57 2.7 422 20.1 45 2.1 11 26 5 0.2 4 34
7 West, Scott 24 285 11.9 423 17.6 708 29.5 119 5.0 1 0.0 77 3.2 52 18 6 0.3 5 41
37 Wight, Cameron 8 30 3.8 34 4.3 64 8.0 19 2.4 7 0.9 13 1.6 2 5 1 0.1 0 6
Totals 528 4743 9.0 3588 6.8 8331 15.8 2451 4.6 733 1.4 1153 2.2 402 412 363 0.7 239 2417
 

Footnotes

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