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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) –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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2020 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2020 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 1.04.05.25.4 34 LOST Collingwood 5.28.610.713.8 86 -52 DOC Mar 20 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
2 A Western Bulldogs 2.43.45.67.7 49 LOST St. Kilda 3.17.312.414.4 88 -39 DOC Jun 14 (Sun, 6:05) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 2.54.67.88.9 57 WON Greater Western Sydney 1.21.43.54.9 33 24 DOC Jun 19 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 3.26.37.410.7 67 WON Sydney 0.11.32.85.9 39 28 SCG Jun 25 (Thu, 7:40) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 2.25.510.613.9 87 WON North Melbourne 1.22.33.55.8 38 49 DOC Jul 4 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 2.15.27.67.9 51 LOST Carlton 5.28.510.616.7 103 -52 CRR Jul 12 (Sun, 6:45) Scores
7 A Western Bulldogs 4.16.411.714.9 93 WON Essendon 3.34.34.67.9 51 42 CRR Jul 17 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 2.33.65.87.9 51 WON Gold Coast 2.13.45.66.10 46 5 CRR Jul 23 (Thu, 7:40) Scores
9 H Western Bulldogs 1.13.54.77.7 49 LOST Richmond 4.310.411.1013.12 90 -41 CRR Jul 29 (Wed, 7:10) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 2.53.53.65.12 42 LOST Port Adelaide 1.23.27.58.7 55 -13 ADO Aug 3 (Mon, 6:40) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 3.15.28.211.6 72 LOST Brisbane 3.49.813.1014.12 96 -24 GAB Aug 8 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 6.38.812.1216.15 111 WON Adelaide 4.15.35.58.6 54 57 CRR Aug 16 (Sun, 1:05) Scores
13 H Western Bulldogs 2.44.410.512.8 80 WON Melbourne 1.35.55.87.10 52 28 CRR Aug 22 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 6.36.67.79.7 61 LOST Geelong 0.33.65.910.12 72 -11 CRR Aug 28 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
15 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
16 H Western Bulldogs 0.33.84.106.13 49 WON West Coast 4.14.25.37.5 47 2 CRR Sep 6 (Sun, 6:10) Scores
17 A Western Bulldogs 4.17.69.711.10 76 WON Hawthorn 1.11.25.36.4 40 36 ADO Sep 13 (Sun, 3:05) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 2.37.48.811.8 74 WON Fremantle 2.25.46.56.8 44 30 CAZ Sep 20 (Sun, 6:10) Scores
2EF A Western Bulldogs 3.14.35.69.10 64 LOST St. Kilda 2.25.49.610.7 67 -3 GAB Oct 3 (Sat, 4:40) Scores
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2020 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 18 211 11.7 164 9.1 375 20.8 59 3.3 1 0.1 89 4.9 15 23 11 0.6 7 73
17 Bruce, Josh 17 55 3.2 81 4.8 136 8.0 47 2.8 18 1.1 28 1.6 10 15 14 0.8 8 92
18 Butler, Louis 2 24 12.0 6 3.0 30 15.0 6 3.0 0 0.0 1 0.5 0 2 0 0.0 1 1
25 Cavarra, Ben 3 15 5.0 10 3.3 25 8.3 5 1.7 0 0.0 8 2.7 1 2 4 1.3 3 27
12 Cordy, Zaine 14 86 6.1 32 2.3 118 8.4 40 2.9 4 0.3 20 1.4 8 6 0 0.0 0 0
9 Crozier, Hayden 15 153 10.2 55 3.7 208 13.9 59 3.9 0 0.0 41 2.7 15 11 2 0.1 2 14
31 Dale, Bailey 9 48 5.3 35 3.9 83 9.2 20 2.2 0 0.0 13 1.4 6 4 7 0.8 3 45
35 Daniel, Caleb 18 225 12.5 138 7.7 363 20.2 59 3.3 0 0.0 42 2.3 10 9 3 0.2 2 20
29 Dickson, Tory 1 0 0.0 4 4.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
5 Dunkley, Josh 12 84 7.0 134 11.2 218 18.2 28 2.3 12 1.0 71 5.9 10 9 6 0.5 5 41
15 Duryea, Taylor 3 35 11.7 12 4.0 47 15.7 13 4.3 0 0.0 9 3.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
44 English, Tim 18 129 7.2 113 6.3 242 13.4 77 4.3 287 15.9 39 2.2 18 18 8 0.4 11 59
43 Gardner, Ryan 10 41 4.1 35 3.5 76 7.6 27 2.7 0 0.0 14 1.4 0 10 0 0.0 0 0
26 Gowers, Billy 3 12 4.0 9 3.0 21 7.0 3 1.0 0 0.0 3 1.0 1 4 0 0.0 2 2
32 Hayes, Will 2 7 3.5 13 6.5 20 10.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 6 3.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
7 Hunter, Lachie 10 137 13.7 117 11.7 254 25.4 54 5.4 0 0.0 22 2.2 11 6 4 0.4 8 32
39 Johannisen, Jason 17 165 9.7 102 6.0 267 15.7 65 3.8 0 0.0 29 1.7 7 3 6 0.4 5 41
46 Jong, Lin 3 12 4.0 29 9.7 41 13.7 10 3.3 0 0.0 9 3.0 2 5 0 0.0 1 1
42 Keath, Alex 18 113 6.3 66 3.7 179 9.9 70 3.9 0 0.0 15 0.8 12 8 1 0.1 1 7
21 Liberatore, Tom 16 150 9.4 182 11.4 332 20.8 31 1.9 0 0.0 57 3.6 12 20 5 0.3 3 33
27 Lipinski, Patrick 13 90 6.9 121 9.3 211 16.2 32 2.5 0 0.0 31 2.4 6 7 5 0.4 4 34
22 Lloyd, Sam 9 47 5.2 30 3.3 77 8.6 26 2.9 0 0.0 20 2.2 8 4 7 0.8 5 47
11 Macrae, Jack 18 205 11.4 268 14.9 473 26.3 50 2.8 6 0.3 72 4.0 30 11 3 0.2 3 21
16 McLean, Toby 12 57 4.8 108 9.0 165 13.8 16 1.3 0 0.0 45 3.8 13 10 6 0.5 4 40
33 Naughton, Aaron 12 46 3.8 38 3.2 84 7.0 42 3.5 0 0.0 9 0.8 4 6 15 1.3 6 96
28 Porter, Callum 1 4 4.0 5 5.0 9 9.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 5.0 1 3 0 0.0 0 0
20 Richards, Ed 17 93 5.5 90 5.3 183 10.8 24 1.4 0 0.0 34 2.0 12 10 6 0.4 7 43
13 Schache, Josh 2 8 4.0 5 2.5 13 6.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1 2 1.0 0 12
6 Smith, Bailey 18 190 10.6 192 10.7 382 21.2 30 1.7 0 0.0 44 2.4 7 11 6 0.3 9 45
37 Smith, Roarke 6 29 4.8 41 6.8 70 11.7 12 2.0 0 0.0 8 1.3 2 2 2 0.3 1 13
1 Suckling, Matt 7 48 6.9 22 3.1 70 10.0 26 3.7 0 0.0 2 0.3 7 6 3 0.4 0 18
8 Trengove, Jackson 1 2 2.0 6 6.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
23 Vandermeer, Laitham 12 72 6.0 45 3.8 117 9.8 31 2.6 0 0.0 25 2.1 7 11 9 0.8 9 63
3 Wallis, Mitch 18 83 4.6 82 4.6 165 9.2 42 2.3 0 0.0 31 1.7 20 7 25 1.4 14 164
19 Weightman, Cody 3 11 3.7 7 2.3 18 6.0 4 1.3 0 0.0 4 1.3 3 2 3 1.0 1 19
14 West, Rhylee 4 23 5.8 25 6.3 48 12.0 12 3.0 0 0.0 7 1.8 3 4 1 0.3 0 6
34 Williams, Bailey 18 202 11.2 96 5.3 298 16.6 82 4.6 0 0.0 24 1.3 12 9 3 0.2 2 20
10 Wood, Easton 13 79 6.1 45 3.5 124 9.5 50 3.8 0 0.0 19 1.5 7 8 0 0.0 0 0
40 Young, Lachie 2 11 5.5 7 3.5 18 9.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 1 0 1 0.5 0 6
2 Young, Lewis 1 3 3.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 3 0 0.0 1 1
Totals 396 3005 7.6 2571 6.5 5576 14.1 1163 2.9 331 0.8 905 2.3 287 272 168 0.4 128 1136
 

Footnotes

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