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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

CEO
Kent, Gary; Stevenson, David

President
Gordon, Peter

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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2016 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2016 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 7.19.710.1115.13 103 WON Fremantle 0.21.54.75.8 38 65 DOC Mar 27 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
2 A Western Bulldogs 3.67.69.1313.15 93 WON St. Kilda 1.13.54.55.6 36 57 DOC Apr 2 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 0.24.510.813.12 90 LOST Hawthorn 2.45.57.714.9 93 -3 DOC Apr 10 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 5.19.412.613.7 85 WON Carlton 2.12.35.57.7 49 36 DOC Apr 16 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 3.69.813.1217.18 120 WON Brisbane 2.14.47.510.7 67 53 DOC Apr 23 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 2.13.46.66.9 45 LOST North Melbourne 4.15.48.69.7 61 -16 DOC Apr 29 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 6.39.714.1118.15 123 WON Adelaide 2.36.512.517.6 108 15 DOC May 7 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 5.58.912.1017.12 114 WON Melbourne 2.25.57.912.10 82 32 MCG May 15 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 3.46.67.910.13 73 LOST Greater Western Sydney 4.39.513.715.8 98 -25 SSH May 22 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 3.04.26.511.8 74 WON Collingwood 3.14.76.87.11 53 21 MCG May 29 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
11 H Western Bulldogs 4.16.610.712.11 83 WON West Coast 4.45.48.611.9 75 8 DOC Jun 5 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
12 A Western Bulldogs 6.17.310.615.10 100 WON Port Adelaide 4.36.711.914.13 97 3 ADO Jun 11 (Sat, 1:10) Scores
13 H Western Bulldogs 0.51.95.125.13 43 LOST Geelong 5.310.311.416.4 100 -57 DOC Jun 18 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
14 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
15 A Western Bulldogs 1.25.311.413.5 83 WON Sydney 2.56.78.911.13 79 4 SCG Jul 2 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
16 H Western Bulldogs 3.35.96.1112.13 85 WON Richmond 3.16.28.611.9 75 10 DOC Jul 9 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 6.511.912.1515.17 107 WON Gold Coast 3.25.36.88.11 59 48 CAZ Jul 16 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
18 H Western Bulldogs 4.26.49.69.6 60 LOST St. Kilda 3.37.410.511.9 75 -15 DOC Jul 23 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
19 A Western Bulldogs 5.18.28.811.12 78 LOST Geelong 5.29.213.516.7 103 -25 KAR Jul 29 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
20 H Western Bulldogs 1.44.57.79.7 61 WON North Melbourne 2.22.44.57.5 47 14 DOC Aug 6 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 3.37.611.714.11 95 WON Collingwood 2.47.511.714.8 92 3 DOC Aug 12 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 6.29.512.814.9 93 WON Essendon 1.25.75.97.11 53 40 DOC Aug 21 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
23 A Western Bulldogs 2.44.96.126.13 49 LOST Fremantle 4.17.29.310.9 69 -20 SUB Aug 28 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
2EF A Western Bulldogs 4.47.611.914.15 99 WON West Coast 2.33.65.97.10 52 47 SUB Sep 8 (Thu, 6:10) Scores
2SF A Western Bulldogs 1.56.1012.1116.11 107 WON Hawthorn 3.47.58.912.12 84 23 MCG Sep 16 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
1PF A Western Bulldogs 2.36.59.613.11 89 WON Greater Western Sydney 2.15.29.712.11 83 6 SSH Sep 24 (Sat, 5:15) Scores
GF A Western Bulldogs 2.07.19.713.11 89 WON Sydney 1.27.38.510.7 67 22 MCG Oct 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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2016 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Adams, Marcus 11 95 8.6 84 7.6 179 16.3 63 5.7 0 0.0 25 2.3 13 7 0 0.0 2 2
44 Adcock, Jed 7 50 7.1 51 7.3 101 14.4 24 3.4 0 0.0 14 2.0 4 6 1 0.1 1 7
24 Biggs, Shane 26 334 12.8 212 8.2 546 21.0 116 4.5 0 0.0 54 2.1 9 12 4 0.2 2 26
4 Bontempelli, Marcus 26 301 11.6 332 12.8 633 24.3 99 3.8 66 2.5 123 4.7 38 25 26 1.0 17 173
5 Boyd, Matthew 24 407 17.0 246 10.3 653 27.2 161 6.7 0 0.0 49 2.0 17 14 0 0.0 1 1
17 Boyd, Tom 15 82 5.5 98 6.5 180 12.0 49 3.3 127 8.5 39 2.6 24 13 13 0.9 12 90
15 Campbell, Tom 9 55 6.1 51 5.7 106 11.8 33 3.7 186 20.7 24 2.7 10 4 5 0.6 8 38
32 Collins, Kieran 1 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Cordy, Zaine 9 51 5.7 32 3.6 83 9.2 25 2.8 8 0.9 22 2.4 5 4 8 0.9 1 49
6 Dahlhaus, Luke 21 228 10.9 318 15.1 546 26.0 67 3.2 0 0.0 113 5.4 25 20 9 0.4 8 62
31 Dale, Bailey 4 23 5.8 30 7.5 53 13.3 14 3.5 0 0.0 7 1.8 3 4 3 0.8 4 22
35 Daniel, Caleb 24 279 11.6 239 10.0 518 21.6 89 3.7 0 0.0 79 3.3 13 14 11 0.5 9 75
29 Dickson, Tory 22 166 7.5 132 6.0 298 13.5 92 4.2 0 0.0 57 2.6 14 16 40 1.8 17 257
20 Dunkley, Josh 17 152 8.9 136 8.0 288 16.9 76 4.5 18 1.1 98 5.8 17 8 9 0.5 12 66
30 Hamling, Joel 12 67 5.6 59 4.9 126 10.5 43 3.6 0 0.0 16 1.3 12 11 0 0.0 0 0
22 Honeychurch, Mitch 2 20 10.0 18 9.0 38 19.0 8 4.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 2 4 1 0.5 1 7
13 Hrovat, Nathan 4 40 10.0 37 9.3 77 19.3 19 4.8 0 0.0 10 2.5 2 2 3 0.8 2 20
7 Hunter, Lachie 26 391 15.0 328 12.6 719 27.7 146 5.6 0 0.0 66 2.5 40 24 10 0.4 14 74
39 Johannisen, Jason 17 283 16.6 130 7.6 413 24.3 112 6.6 0 0.0 37 2.2 12 9 6 0.4 8 44
46 Jong, Lin 16 113 7.1 155 9.7 268 16.8 48 3.0 24 1.5 71 4.4 13 13 13 0.8 7 85
21 Liberatore, Tom 21 172 8.2 257 12.2 429 20.4 46 2.2 0 0.0 114 5.4 17 18 14 0.7 3 87
11 Macrae, Jack 22 271 12.3 336 15.3 607 27.6 104 4.7 1 0.0 96 4.4 30 18 2 0.1 4 16
16 McLean, Toby 15 135 9.0 125 8.3 260 17.3 60 4.0 0 0.0 38 2.5 32 5 14 0.9 11 95
27 Minson, Will 2 9 4.5 5 2.5 14 7.0 1 0.5 32 16.0 6 3.0 4 4 1 0.5 0 6
38 Morris, Dale 23 129 5.6 178 7.7 307 13.3 104 4.5 0 0.0 54 2.3 20 9 0 0.0 2 2
2 Murphy, Bob 3 55 18.3 29 9.7 84 28.0 19 6.3 0 0.0 6 2.0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1
42 Picken, Liam 26 300 11.5 294 11.3 594 22.8 121 4.7 2 0.1 107 4.1 29 26 17 0.7 11 113
43 Redpath, Jack 10 79 7.9 27 2.7 106 10.6 58 5.8 7 0.7 16 1.6 7 5 20 2.0 10 130
18 Roberts, Fletcher 18 72 4.0 92 5.1 164 9.1 47 2.6 2 0.1 25 1.4 5 8 0 0.0 0 0
23 Roughead, Jordan 25 148 5.9 126 5.0 274 11.0 86 3.4 382 15.3 87 3.5 20 24 8 0.3 10 58
37 Smith, Roarke 1 8 8.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Smith, Clay 13 100 7.7 94 7.2 194 14.9 43 3.3 1 0.1 77 5.9 10 17 18 1.4 11 119
25 Stevens, Koby 12 107 8.9 161 13.4 268 22.3 40 3.3 6 0.5 60 5.0 11 9 5 0.4 5 35
9 Stringer, Jake 23 182 7.9 141 6.1 323 14.0 77 3.3 4 0.2 48 2.1 19 21 42 1.8 23 275
1 Suckling, Matt 17 218 12.8 128 7.5 346 20.4 79 4.6 0 0.0 30 1.8 12 10 7 0.4 9 51
3 Wallis, Mitch 17 155 9.1 233 13.7 388 22.8 45 2.6 5 0.3 57 3.4 21 12 11 0.6 6 72
19 Webb, Lukas 5 23 4.6 40 8.0 63 12.6 7 1.4 1 0.2 13 2.6 3 2 0 0.0 1 1
34 Williams, Bailey 6 39 6.5 54 9.0 93 15.5 18 3.0 0 0.0 10 1.7 0 6 0 0.0 1 1
10 Wood, Easton 20 180 9.0 146 7.3 326 16.3 127 6.4 0 0.0 29 1.5 15 14 3 0.2 0 18
Totals 572 5523 9.7 5158 9.0 10681 18.7 2373 4.1 872 1.5 1787 3.1 530 418 324 0.6 234 2178
 

Footnotes

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