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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
Bains, Ameet

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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2018 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2018 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 3.34.45.67.9 51 LOST Greater Western Sydney 4.211.417.420.13 133 -82 MAN Mar 25 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 3.33.65.139.16 70 LOST West Coast 3.59.912.1018.13 121 -51 DOC Apr 1 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 3.98.1011.1614.20 104 WON Essendon 3.26.69.712.11 83 21 DOC Apr 8 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
4 H Western Bulldogs 5.37.79.1011.13 79 LOST Sydney 4.06.310.413.8 86 -7 DOC Apr 14 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 1.23.34.48.6 54 LOST Fremantle 4.06.312.616.12 108 -54 PER Apr 21 (Sat, 6:15) Scores
6 H Western Bulldogs 4.57.89.1211.14 80 WON Carlton 3.14.36.68.11 59 21 DOC Apr 27 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 1.25.58.711.15 81 WON Gold Coast 2.65.98.1010.12 72 9 EUR May 5 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
8 H Western Bulldogs 4.39.512.816.11 107 WON Brisbane 4.16.58.814.9 93 14 DOC May 12 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 0.31.71.102.14 26 LOST Adelaide 3.13.36.69.9 63 -37 ADO May 18 (Fri, 7:20) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 5.28.38.58.7 55 LOST Collingwood 1.15.39.813.12 90 -35 DOC May 25 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
11 H Western Bulldogs 3.34.66.87.9 51 LOST Melbourne 2.17.411.715.10 100 -49 DOC Jun 2 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
12 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
13 A Western Bulldogs 0.14.58.711.9 75 LOST Port Adelaide 5.58.614.920.12 132 -57 ADO Jun 14 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 2.16.38.711.9 75 LOST North Melbourne 1.13.38.512.5 77 -2 DOC Jun 23 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 4.29.413.516.7 103 WON Geelong 4.38.413.715.11 101 2 DOC Jun 29 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
16 H Western Bulldogs 4.17.47.59.5 59 LOST Hawthorn 6.07.214.619.8 122 -63 DOC Jul 7 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs 4.16.69.910.9 69 LOST Melbourne 3.46.914.918.11 119 -50 MCG Jul 14 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 2.23.54.86.10 46 LOST West Coast 6.48.99.1514.16 100 -54 PER Jul 22 (Sun, 1:20) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 2.04.05.45.4 34 LOST Port Adelaide 2.24.47.611.12 78 -44 EUR Jul 29 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 0.56.614.1215.13 103 WON St. Kilda 4.27.47.99.14 68 35 DOC Aug 4 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
21 A Western Bulldogs 1.44.712.913.14 92 WON North Melbourne 2.29.511.1012.13 85 7 DOC Aug 12 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 2.14.26.410.6 66 WON Carlton 2.24.45.67.7 49 17 DOC Aug 19 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
23 A Western Bulldogs 6.08.311.614.11 95 LOST Richmond 5.17.712.815.8 98 -3 MCG Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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2018 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
25 Adams, Marcus 6 55 9.2 35 5.8 90 15.0 37 6.2 3 0.5 12 2.0 6 11 0 0.0 0 0
24 Biggs, Shane 5 47 9.4 18 3.6 65 13.0 18 3.6 0 0.0 14 2.8 2 3 1 0.2 1 7
4 Bontempelli, Marcus 19 258 13.6 199 10.5 457 24.1 63 3.3 4 0.2 72 3.8 30 25 22 1.2 16 148
17 Boyd, Tom 12 64 5.3 69 5.8 133 11.1 27 2.3 204 17.0 29 2.4 19 10 6 0.5 4 40
12 Cordy, Zaine 18 142 7.9 72 4.0 214 11.9 73 4.1 7 0.4 35 1.9 11 16 2 0.1 1 13
9 Crozier, Hayden 17 210 12.4 104 6.1 314 18.5 83 4.9 0 0.0 47 2.8 19 16 1 0.1 1 7
6 Dahlhaus, Luke 17 127 7.5 238 14.0 365 21.5 67 3.9 0 0.0 72 4.2 16 14 2 0.1 4 16
31 Dale, Bailey 10 89 8.9 66 6.6 155 15.5 39 3.9 0 0.0 10 1.0 8 9 6 0.6 10 46
35 Daniel, Caleb 20 214 10.7 206 10.3 420 21.0 84 4.2 0 0.0 63 3.2 7 13 4 0.2 7 31
29 Dickson, Tory 8 42 5.3 34 4.3 76 9.5 24 3.0 0 0.0 15 1.9 6 5 8 1.0 1 49
5 Dunkley, Josh 19 193 10.2 223 11.7 416 21.9 93 4.9 8 0.4 113 5.9 17 14 11 0.6 15 81
44 English, Tim 7 49 7.0 42 6.0 91 13.0 33 4.7 97 13.9 11 1.6 15 7 1 0.1 2 8
26 Gowers, Billy 20 165 8.3 89 4.5 254 12.7 84 4.2 3 0.2 40 2.0 11 27 26 1.3 20 176
30 Greene, Fergus 5 27 5.4 17 3.4 44 8.8 18 3.6 0 0.0 15 3.0 3 4 5 1.0 6 36
22 Honeychurch, Mitch 13 108 8.3 85 6.5 193 14.8 52 4.0 0 0.0 52 4.0 21 18 3 0.2 5 23
7 Hunter, Lachie 21 343 16.3 283 13.5 626 29.8 117 5.6 0 0.0 58 2.8 29 17 8 0.4 10 58
39 Johannisen, Jason 22 277 12.6 187 8.5 464 21.1 89 4.0 0 0.0 47 2.1 13 18 7 0.3 10 52
46 Jong, Lin 10 63 6.3 72 7.2 135 13.5 38 3.8 0 0.0 27 2.7 9 6 7 0.7 4 46
21 Liberatore, Tom 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
27 Lipinski, Patrick 17 113 6.6 137 8.1 250 14.7 48 2.8 0 0.0 41 2.4 11 9 12 0.7 5 77
36 Lynch, Brad 9 70 7.8 40 4.4 110 12.2 28 3.1 0 0.0 10 1.1 3 11 2 0.2 3 15
11 Macrae, Jack 19 299 15.7 324 17.1 623 32.8 110 5.8 0 0.0 102 5.4 39 15 8 0.4 5 53
16 McLean, Toby 22 234 10.6 292 13.3 526 23.9 85 3.9 0 0.0 126 5.7 33 26 11 0.5 13 79
38 Morris, Dale 11 49 4.5 70 6.4 119 10.8 39 3.5 0 0.0 23 2.1 7 11 0 0.0 1 1
33 Naughton, Aaron 18 129 7.2 78 4.3 207 11.5 77 4.3 2 0.1 38 2.1 20 9 2 0.1 1 13
43 Redpath, Jack 2 15 7.5 4 2.0 19 9.5 13 6.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2 1 0.5 0 6
20 Richards, Ed 21 166 7.9 119 5.7 285 13.6 56 2.7 1 0.0 51 2.4 14 20 8 0.4 5 53
18 Roberts, Fletcher 2 18 9.0 4 2.0 22 11.0 7 3.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 3 0 0.0 0 0
23 Roughead, Jordan 12 78 6.5 63 5.3 141 11.8 50 4.2 146 12.2 35 2.9 12 14 6 0.5 6 42
13 Schache, Josh 13 98 7.5 61 4.7 159 12.2 53 4.1 1 0.1 14 1.1 14 3 17 1.3 11 113
37 Smith, Roarke 10 50 5.0 70 7.0 120 12.0 20 2.0 0 0.0 14 1.4 7 5 0 0.0 1 1
1 Suckling, Matt 11 160 14.5 109 9.9 269 24.5 61 5.5 0 0.0 15 1.4 9 7 5 0.5 9 39
8 Trengove, Jackson 16 133 8.3 121 7.6 254 15.9 80 5.0 136 8.5 40 2.5 16 23 4 0.3 2 26
3 Wallis, Mitch 18 143 7.9 242 13.4 385 21.4 59 3.3 0 0.0 71 3.9 21 13 20 1.1 3 123
19 Webb, Lukas 5 29 5.8 29 5.8 58 11.6 10 2.0 0 0.0 16 3.2 5 5 1 0.2 2 8
34 Williams, Bailey 14 191 13.6 90 6.4 281 20.1 70 5.0 0 0.0 31 2.2 10 9 7 0.5 6 48
10 Wood, Easton 12 101 8.4 64 5.3 165 13.8 63 5.3 0 0.0 17 1.4 6 6 0 0.0 0 0
2 Young, Lewis 2 14 7.0 5 2.5 19 9.5 4 2.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 484 4565 9.4 3962 8.2 8527 17.6 1972 4.1 612 1.3 1385 2.9 473 425 224 0.5 190 1534
 

Footnotes

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