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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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2009 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2009 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 6.113.417.425.7 157 WON Fremantle 4.47.512.1213.16 94 63 SUB Mar 29 (Sun, 4:10) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 3.64.108.1311.14 80 WON North Melbourne 1.53.67.89.11 65 15 MCG Apr 5 (Sun, 2:15) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 0.66.1110.1316.14 110 WON Richmond 3.44.87.108.15 63 47 DOC Apr 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 3.25.69.712.11 83 LOST West Coast 6.48.714.1117.14 116 -33 SUB Apr 19 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 1.66.910.1013.12 90 LOST Carlton 4.111.315.721.7 133 -43 DOC Apr 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 H Western Bulldogs 1.44.57.811.10 76 LOST St. Kilda 3.77.1412.1814.20 104 -28 DOC May 3 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
7 A Western Bulldogs 2.45.1013.1517.16 118 WON Adelaide 3.55.96.1212.14 86 32 FBP May 10 (Sun, 12:40) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 3.39.612.1015.14 104 WON Melbourne 5.210.311.415.7 97 7 MCG May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 3.28.311.817.12 114 LOST Geelong 6.49.1014.1217.14 116 -2 DOC May 22 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 5.213.616.718.9 117 WON Sydney 2.22.37.412.5 77 40 MAN May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 4.211.618.1024.13 157 WON Richmond 4.212.212.414.5 89 68 DOC Jun 5 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 4.28.513.921.11 137 WON Port Adelaide 1.14.15.27.2 44 93 MAR Jun 13 (Sat, 6:40) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 6.19.413.617.6 108 WON North Melbourne 4.48.811.1312.14 86 22 MCG Jun 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 9.613.1015.1419.19 133 WON Hawthorn 0.20.44.66.9 45 88 DOC Jul 4 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 3.46.610.916.14 110 LOST Collingwood 7.211.516.717.9 111 -1 DOC Jul 10 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 3.54.610.915.13 103 WON Essendon 3.16.28.211.4 70 33 DOC Jul 17 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs 2.24.47.79.7 61 LOST St. Kilda 4.39.510.716.10 106 -45 DOC Jul 25 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
18 H Western Bulldogs 5.212.414.617.9 111 WON Fremantle 1.65.88.1111.14 80 31 DOC Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 0.85.1110.1613.19 97 LOST West Coast 3.210.313.316.6 102 -5 DOC Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 5.210.513.1015.12 102 WON Brisbane 2.34.88.812.12 84 18 GAB Aug 15 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 3.57.1210.1216.14 110 WON Geelong 3.25.511.914.12 96 14 DOC Aug 21 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 3.37.711.1214.16 100 WON Collingwood 3.35.79.1210.16 76 24 DOC Aug 30 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
2QF A Western Bulldogs 2.14.38.412.10 82 LOST Geelong 6.57.513.914.12 96 -14 MCG Sep 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2SF H Western Bulldogs 4.26.611.816.11 107 WON Brisbane 0.63.75.78.8 56 51 MCG Sep 11 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
1PF H Western Bulldogs 2.54.76.77.11 53 LOST St. Kilda 0.23.67.69.6 60 -7 MCG Sep 18 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
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2009 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 12 67 5.6 73 6.1 140 11.7 40 3.3 0 0.0 27 2.3 5 12 4 0.3 1 25
21 Akermanis, Jason 24 282 11.8 189 7.9 471 19.6 124 5.2 0 0.0 86 3.6 22 24 43 1.8 35 293
5 Boyd, Matthew 25 328 13.1 394 15.8 722 28.9 120 4.8 14 0.6 90 3.6 18 13 15 0.6 5 95
33 Callan, Tim 3 24 8.0 20 6.7 44 14.7 10 3.3 0 0.0 7 2.3 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
17 Cooney, Adam 23 277 12.0 340 14.8 617 26.8 81 3.5 1 0.0 58 2.5 19 14 14 0.6 15 99
4 Cross, Daniel 23 162 7.0 419 18.2 581 25.3 128 5.6 42 1.8 100 4.3 36 20 5 0.2 2 32
10 Eagleton, Nathan 25 279 11.2 209 8.4 488 19.5 134 5.4 1 0.0 60 2.4 12 9 18 0.7 15 123
3 Everitt, Andrejs 7 50 7.1 40 5.7 90 12.9 30 4.3 4 0.6 13 1.9 3 3 1 0.1 2 8
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 18 218 12.1 146 8.1 364 20.2 92 5.1 1 0.1 48 2.7 19 9 21 1.2 12 138
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 24 340 14.2 169 7.0 509 21.2 113 4.7 0 0.0 45 1.9 21 7 24 1.0 12 156
1 Grant, Jarrad 1 1 1.0 7 7.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 2 0 0.0 1 1
16 Griffen, Ryan 22 271 12.3 213 9.7 484 22.0 70 3.2 11 0.5 80 3.6 17 20 17 0.8 9 111
8 Hahn, Mitch 25 200 8.0 158 6.3 358 14.3 101 4.0 6 0.2 86 3.4 15 15 38 1.5 14 242
40 Harbrow, Jarrod 23 294 12.8 185 8.0 479 20.8 102 4.4 0 0.0 49 2.1 9 12 1 0.0 4 10
25 Hargrave, Ryan 23 361 15.7 195 8.5 556 24.2 162 7.0 0 0.0 45 2.0 9 13 1 0.0 3 9
7 Higgins, Shaun 20 231 11.6 191 9.6 422 21.1 105 5.3 4 0.2 52 2.6 13 15 32 1.6 18 210
20 Hill, Josh 23 203 8.8 138 6.0 341 14.8 111 4.8 0 0.0 79 3.4 14 16 33 1.4 22 220
15 Hudson, Ben 24 62 2.6 249 10.4 311 13.0 63 2.6 388 16.2 81 3.4 32 37 2 0.1 2 14
6 Johnson, Brad 25 353 14.1 185 7.4 538 21.5 176 7.0 1 0.0 66 2.6 18 28 37 1.5 26 248
36 Lake, Brian 25 290 11.6 183 7.3 473 18.9 208 8.3 18 0.7 34 1.4 10 17 2 0.1 6 18
27 Minson, Will 25 143 5.7 165 6.6 308 12.3 89 3.6 365 14.6 70 2.8 23 42 16 0.6 4 100
38 Morris, Dale 25 115 4.6 187 7.5 302 12.1 123 4.9 0 0.0 59 2.4 12 10 1 0.0 2 8
2 Murphy, Bob 16 186 11.6 85 5.3 271 16.9 127 7.9 0 0.0 20 1.3 7 3 10 0.6 15 75
42 Picken, Liam 23 120 5.2 190 8.3 310 13.5 52 2.3 0 0.0 98 4.3 35 22 8 0.3 2 50
11 Reid, Sam 4 16 4.0 35 8.8 51 12.8 12 3.0 0 0.0 20 5.0 1 1 1 0.3 0 6
18 Stack, Brennan 3 14 4.7 14 4.7 28 9.3 7 2.3 0 0.0 4 1.3 2 2 4 1.3 2 26
35 Tiller, Stephen 5 44 8.8 24 4.8 68 13.6 28 5.6 0 0.0 8 1.6 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
14 Ward, Callan 22 178 8.1 184 8.4 362 16.5 70 3.2 2 0.1 86 3.9 24 19 18 0.8 13 121
28 Welsh, Scott 16 120 7.5 63 3.9 183 11.4 78 4.9 1 0.1 25 1.6 15 6 20 1.3 14 134
12 Williams, Tom 14 84 6.0 65 4.6 149 10.6 52 3.7 0 0.0 13 0.9 7 9 0 0.0 0 0
29 Wood, Easton 2 11 5.5 9 4.5 20 10.0 3 1.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 3 0 0 0.0 2 2
Totals 550 5324 9.7 4724 8.6 10048 18.3 2613 4.8 859 1.6 1512 2.7 423 402 386 0.7 258 2574
 

Footnotes

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