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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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2011 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2011 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 4.15.27.58.10 58 LOST Essendon 3.49.1213.1516.17 113 -55 DOC Mar 27 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 5.410.414.719.9 123 WON Brisbane 0.23.54.76.9 45 78 DOC Apr 3 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 5.511.715.918.14 122 WON Gold Coast 1.24.46.67.9 51 71 DOC Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
5 A Western Bulldogs 2.36.77.811.12 78 LOST Fremantle 2.46.77.912.13 85 -7 SUB Apr 25 (Mon, 6:45) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 3.03.07.48.9 57 LOST Collingwood 1.24.97.1215.15 105 -48 MCG May 1 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 4.15.16.310.5 65 LOST Sydney 3.35.69.1110.13 73 -8 MAN May 7 (Sat, 1:10) Scores
8 H Western Bulldogs 7.212.418.1123.15 153 WON Richmond 1.46.811.818.10 118 35 DOC May 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 2.15.38.48.4 52 LOST West Coast 6.59.1016.1526.19 175 -123 SUB May 22 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 2.33.56.69.8 62 LOST Hawthorn 5.38.710.1113.13 91 -29 DOC May 29 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 3.15.66.613.9 87 LOST Geelong 5.613.817.923.10 148 -61 KAR Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Western Bulldogs 3.06.26.68.9 57 LOST St. Kilda 3.56.69.712.9 81 -24 DOC Jun 10 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
13 H Western Bulldogs 2.46.910.1214.16 100 WON Adelaide 6.27.59.710.10 70 30 DOC Jun 17 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
14 A Western Bulldogs 6.212.216.717.8 110 WON Gold Coast 2.75.108.1013.10 88 22 CRR Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 4.58.913.1019.13 127 WON Melbourne 2.44.97.138.15 63 64 DOC Jul 1 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
16 H Western Bulldogs 2.46.711.914.12 96 WON Carlton 2.76.98.119.15 69 27 DOC Jul 10 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs 5.37.413.617.9 111 LOST North Melbourne 3.311.713.1121.16 142 -31 DOC Jul 17 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 2.17.38.511.9 75 LOST Sydney 2.47.1011.1416.18 114 -39 SCG Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 2.14.210.415.5 95 LOST West Coast 6.410.913.1115.13 103 -8 DOC Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
21 H Western Bulldogs 1.36.311.815.11 101 LOST Essendon 7.014.318.623.12 150 -49 DOC Aug 13 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 10.315.922.1224.13 157 WON Port Adelaide 1.04.19.315.7 97 60 FBP Aug 21 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
23 A Western Bulldogs 2.26.47.510.7 67 LOST Hawthorn 3.37.811.1416.17 113 -46 MCG Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
24 H Western Bulldogs 2.66.88.1515.17 107 WON Fremantle 1.64.116.138.13 61 46 DOC Sep 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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2011 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 4 23 5.8 32 8.0 55 13.8 12 3.0 0 0.0 13 3.3 3 5 0 0.0 1 1
43 Barlow, Ed 8 74 9.3 63 7.9 137 17.1 33 4.1 1 0.1 18 2.3 1 2 4 0.5 4 28
5 Boyd, Matthew 22 398 18.1 303 13.8 701 31.9 85 3.9 13 0.6 113 5.1 39 20 8 0.4 5 53
17 Cooney, Adam 13 156 12.0 129 9.9 285 21.9 38 2.9 1 0.1 40 3.1 7 11 9 0.7 8 62
49 Cordy, Ayce 2 4 2.0 12 6.0 16 8.0 6 3.0 5 2.5 3 1.5 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
4 Cross, Daniel 22 207 9.4 323 14.7 530 24.1 125 5.7 42 1.9 125 5.7 32 28 1 0.0 2 8
40 Dahlhaus, Luke 11 76 6.9 79 7.2 155 14.1 23 2.1 0 0.0 46 4.2 10 7 11 1.0 7 73
33 Djerrkura, Nathan 8 54 6.8 41 5.1 95 11.9 14 1.8 0 0.0 33 4.1 10 12 4 0.5 4 28
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 20 229 11.5 135 6.8 364 18.2 114 5.7 0 0.0 56 2.8 24 23 45 2.3 18 288
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 13 130 10.0 70 5.4 200 15.4 50 3.8 0 0.0 30 2.3 9 11 10 0.8 2 62
1 Grant, Jarrad 16 90 5.6 79 4.9 169 10.6 63 3.9 1 0.1 43 2.7 13 13 16 1.0 7 103
16 Griffen, Ryan 22 341 15.5 187 8.5 528 24.0 75 3.4 13 0.6 102 4.6 23 21 24 1.1 17 161
28 Hall, Barry 15 112 7.5 38 2.5 150 10.0 75 5.0 7 0.5 12 0.8 8 19 55 3.7 17 347
25 Hargrave, Ryan 5 50 10.0 36 7.2 86 17.2 17 3.4 0 0.0 6 1.2 0 3 1 0.2 0 6
7 Higgins, Shaun 18 205 11.4 173 9.6 378 21.0 80 4.4 0 0.0 70 3.9 9 20 12 0.7 16 88
20 Hill, Josh 12 113 9.4 47 3.9 160 13.3 43 3.6 0 0.0 22 1.8 6 7 5 0.4 6 36
41 Hooper, Andrew 5 27 5.4 14 2.8 41 8.2 11 2.2 0 0.0 11 2.2 1 1 5 1.0 2 32
30 Howard, Christian 6 48 8.0 30 5.0 78 13.0 19 3.2 0 0.0 12 2.0 3 5 1 0.2 2 8
15 Hudson, Ben 17 90 5.3 195 11.5 285 16.8 40 2.4 383 22.5 47 2.8 13 37 1 0.1 0 6
19 Jones, Liam 20 136 6.8 60 3.0 196 9.8 96 4.8 34 1.7 38 1.9 20 10 19 1.0 10 124
36 Lake, Brian 5 41 8.2 17 3.4 58 11.6 20 4.0 1 0.2 8 1.6 5 5 3 0.6 0 18
21 Liberatore, Tom 16 119 7.4 174 10.9 293 18.3 30 1.9 1 0.1 77 4.8 8 7 4 0.3 1 25
37 Markovic, Lukas 16 97 6.1 61 3.8 158 9.9 44 2.8 0 0.0 34 2.1 10 9 0 0.0 0 0
27 Minson, Will 9 62 6.9 49 5.4 111 12.3 32 3.6 167 18.6 23 2.6 12 8 6 0.7 2 38
44 Moles, Brodie 4 21 5.3 14 3.5 35 8.8 8 2.0 0 0.0 7 1.8 0 7 3 0.8 4 22
38 Morris, Dale 18 127 7.1 100 5.6 227 12.6 80 4.4 0 0.0 69 3.8 21 10 1 0.1 0 6
31 Mulligan, James 3 8 2.7 4 1.3 12 4.0 2 0.7 0 0.0 6 2.0 3 3 0 0.0 0 0
2 Murphy, Bob 21 306 14.6 128 6.1 434 20.7 77 3.7 0 0.0 36 1.7 12 11 6 0.3 4 40
42 Picken, Liam 22 166 7.5 164 7.5 330 15.0 50 2.3 1 0.0 117 5.3 29 27 4 0.2 4 28
11 Reid, Sam 4 15 3.8 14 3.5 29 7.3 5 1.3 0 0.0 4 1.0 2 2 0 0.0 1 1
23 Roughead, Jordan 9 43 4.8 58 6.4 101 11.2 28 3.1 76 8.4 28 3.1 6 10 3 0.3 5 23
24 Schofield, Jayden 7 52 7.4 31 4.4 83 11.9 17 2.4 0 0.0 7 1.0 4 2 0 0.0 0 0
10 Sherman, Justin 14 113 8.1 108 7.7 221 15.8 44 3.1 0 0.0 45 3.2 8 13 17 1.2 8 110
26 Skinner, Zephaniah 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 1 0 0.0 1 1
18 Stack, Brennan 10 76 7.6 58 5.8 134 13.4 23 2.3 0 0.0 23 2.3 8 5 3 0.3 1 19
34 Tutt, Jason 3 37 12.3 23 7.7 60 20.0 17 5.7 0 0.0 7 2.3 3 1 5 1.7 3 33
32 Veszpremi, Patrick 3 25 8.3 10 3.3 35 11.7 11 3.7 0 0.0 3 1.0 1 4 4 1.3 0 24
3 Wallis, Mitch 6 34 5.7 38 6.3 72 12.0 17 2.8 0 0.0 25 4.2 2 1 0 0.0 2 2
14 Ward, Callan 22 204 9.3 253 11.5 457 20.8 74 3.4 4 0.2 96 4.4 35 16 12 0.5 11 83
12 Williams, Tom 17 123 7.2 66 3.9 189 11.1 59 3.5 8 0.5 25 1.5 15 16 2 0.1 2 14
29 Wood, Easton 15 109 7.3 72 4.8 181 12.1 59 3.9 0 0.0 32 2.1 10 8 2 0.1 2 14
Totals 484 4343 9.0 3488 7.2 7831 16.2 1718 3.5 758 1.6 1513 3.1 426 421 306 0.6 179 2015
 

Footnotes

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