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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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2019 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2019 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 4.56.89.1411.16 82 WON Sydney 1.21.55.69.11 65 17 DOC Mar 23 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
2 A Western Bulldogs 3.45.77.716.10 106 WON Hawthorn 4.25.312.713.9 87 19 MCG Mar 31 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 2.44.85.109.14 68 LOST Gold Coast 6.47.68.1110.13 73 -5 DOC Apr 7 (Sun, 2:20) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 0.32.77.89.10 64 LOST Collingwood 1.24.66.911.12 78 -14 MCG Apr 12 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 3.34.106.127.15 57 LOST Carlton 5.38.511.615.11 101 -44 DOC Apr 21 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 2.26.68.99.15 69 LOST Fremantle 4.36.79.913.10 88 -19 PER Apr 27 (Sat, 6:10) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 2.56.712.815.9 99 WON Richmond 3.24.67.77.10 52 47 DOC May 4 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
8 H Western Bulldogs 3.17.411.1213.14 92 WON Brisbane 4.46.88.911.10 76 16 EUR May 11 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 4.17.612.913.11 89 LOST Geelong 6.211.415.621.7 133 -44 KAR May 18 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 5.26.69.913.12 90 LOST North Melbourne 5.210.413.518.7 115 -25 DOC May 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 2.74.107.1010.12 72 LOST West Coast 3.17.316.521.7 133 -61 PER Jun 2 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
12 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
13 A Western Bulldogs 5.29.611.915.13 103 WON Carlton 2.16.310.915.10 100 3 DOC Jun 15 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 4.35.77.1110.13 73 LOST Collingwood 4.15.210.413.4 82 -9 DOC Jun 23 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
15 A Western Bulldogs 3.25.28.310.6 66 WON Port Adelaide 1.22.55.85.11 41 25 ADO Jun 29 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
16 H Western Bulldogs 1.43.55.710.11 71 WON Geelong 3.54.86.117.13 55 16 DOC Jul 6 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 3.36.57.1310.14 74 WON Melbourne 3.26.47.79.12 66 8 DOC Jul 14 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 1.04.510.514.5 89 LOST St. Kilda 6.511.613.917.14 116 -27 DOC Jul 21 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 8.212.614.1116.17 113 WON Fremantle 4.35.57.99.12 66 47 DOC Jul 28 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 0.52.88.1011.14 80 LOST Brisbane 4.37.711.914.14 98 -18 GAB Aug 4 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
21 A Western Bulldogs 6.310.316.621.11 137 WON Essendon 1.11.31.74.9 33 104 DOC Aug 10 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 7.19.314.919.12 126 WON Greater Western Sydney 5.39.69.109.11 65 61 SSH Aug 18 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
23 H Western Bulldogs 6.59.814.1118.13 121 WON Adelaide 2.05.48.613.9 87 34 EUR Aug 25 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
2EF A Western Bulldogs 2.05.57.68.7 55 LOST Greater Western Sydney 3.56.912.1116.17 113 -58 SSH Sep 7 (Sat, 3:20) Scores
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2019 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Bontempelli, Marcus 23 347 15.1 259 11.3 606 26.3 94 4.1 7 0.3 116 5.0 37 31 15 0.7 27 117
12 Cordy, Zaine 23 129 5.6 95 4.1 224 9.7 72 3.1 20 0.9 40 1.7 10 22 0 0.0 1 1
9 Crozier, Hayden 22 257 11.7 108 4.9 365 16.6 136 6.2 0 0.0 44 2.0 23 10 0 0.0 0 0
31 Dale, Bailey 10 77 7.7 50 5.0 127 12.7 39 3.9 0 0.0 19 1.9 6 4 21 2.1 11 137
35 Daniel, Caleb 17 294 17.3 157 9.2 451 26.5 67 3.9 0 0.0 53 3.1 15 12 1 0.1 0 6
29 Dickson, Tory 17 109 6.4 85 5.0 194 11.4 60 3.5 0 0.0 41 2.4 8 8 24 1.4 8 152
5 Dunkley, Josh 23 307 13.3 344 15.0 651 28.3 95 4.1 10 0.4 141 6.1 45 19 11 0.5 8 74
15 Duryea, Taylor 14 193 13.8 72 5.1 265 18.9 82 5.9 0 0.0 28 2.0 11 10 2 0.1 1 13
44 English, Tim 20 135 6.8 129 6.5 264 13.2 81 4.1 383 19.2 68 3.4 23 24 8 0.4 10 58
43 Gardner, Ryan 2 4 2.0 8 4.0 12 6.0 2 1.0 4 2.0 1 0.5 3 0 2 1.0 1 13
26 Gowers, Billy 10 56 5.6 33 3.3 89 8.9 30 3.0 0 0.0 13 1.3 5 13 13 1.3 14 92
32 Hayes, Will 9 77 8.6 63 7.0 140 15.6 36 4.0 0 0.0 30 3.3 5 10 4 0.4 1 25
7 Hunter, Lachie 23 332 14.4 279 12.1 611 26.6 150 6.5 0 0.0 53 2.3 25 10 5 0.2 9 39
39 Johannisen, Jason 20 285 14.3 152 7.6 437 21.9 83 4.2 0 0.0 44 2.2 8 5 6 0.3 6 42
21 Liberatore, Tom 15 139 9.3 175 11.7 314 20.9 41 2.7 0 0.0 59 3.9 15 15 6 0.4 8 44
27 Lipinski, Patrick 14 137 9.8 170 12.1 307 21.9 65 4.6 0 0.0 50 3.6 7 12 11 0.8 4 70
22 Lloyd, Sam 23 250 10.9 104 4.5 354 15.4 119 5.2 0 0.0 54 2.3 14 16 38 1.7 31 259
11 Macrae, Jack 23 342 14.9 425 18.5 767 33.3 101 4.4 2 0.1 120 5.2 43 21 5 0.2 2 32
16 McLean, Toby 19 142 7.5 156 8.2 298 15.7 72 3.8 0 0.0 62 3.3 22 14 14 0.7 10 94
38 Morris, Dale 1 3 3.0 3 3.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
33 Naughton, Aaron 23 170 7.4 80 3.5 250 10.9 132 5.7 20 0.9 42 1.8 26 16 32 1.4 27 219
20 Richards, Ed 20 138 6.9 95 4.8 233 11.7 56 2.8 0 0.0 47 2.4 12 11 9 0.5 13 67
18 Roberts, Fletcher 2 10 5.0 8 4.0 18 9.0 4 2.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 3 1 0 0.0 0 0
13 Schache, Josh 14 86 6.1 55 3.9 141 10.1 37 2.6 19 1.4 25 1.8 15 3 24 1.7 8 152
37 Smith, Roarke 5 35 7.0 24 4.8 59 11.8 13 2.6 0 0.0 12 2.4 4 3 4 0.8 1 25
6 Smith, Bailey 23 184 8.0 222 9.7 406 17.7 58 2.5 0 0.0 93 4.0 9 15 11 0.5 10 76
1 Suckling, Matt 19 296 15.6 101 5.3 397 20.9 104 5.5 0 0.0 38 2.0 10 9 10 0.5 11 71
8 Trengove, Jackson 16 121 7.6 80 5.0 201 12.6 62 3.9 96 6.0 39 2.4 16 25 1 0.1 1 7
3 Wallis, Mitch 10 99 9.9 119 11.9 218 21.8 36 3.6 0 0.0 27 2.7 22 11 8 0.8 5 53
14 West, Rhylee 3 16 5.3 22 7.3 38 12.7 7 2.3 0 0.0 3 1.0 2 2 2 0.7 0 12
34 Williams, Bailey 9 99 11.0 39 4.3 138 15.3 41 4.6 0 0.0 20 2.2 2 6 0 0.0 4 4
10 Wood, Easton 23 175 7.6 92 4.0 267 11.6 100 4.3 0 0.0 31 1.3 25 26 0 0.0 2 2
2 Young, Lewis 5 47 9.4 13 2.6 60 12.0 21 4.2 0 0.0 4 0.8 4 1 0 0.0 0 0
40 Young, Lachie 6 40 6.7 26 4.3 66 11.0 24 4.0 0 0.0 10 1.7 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 506 5131 10.1 3843 7.6 8974 17.7 2122 4.2 561 1.1 1430 2.8 478 386 287 0.6 234 1956
 

Footnotes

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