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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
Watson-Wheeler, Kylie

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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2021 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2021 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 3.26.59.710.9 69 WON Collingwood 1.24.65.77.11 53 16 MCG Mar 19 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 3.36.109.1214.16 100 WON West Coast 3.26.312.614.9 93 7 DOC Mar 28 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
3 A Western Bulldogs 4.29.615.1025.17 167 WON North Melbourne 2.23.43.85.9 39 128 DOC Apr 2 (Fri, 4:20) Scores
4 H Western Bulldogs 3.37.69.1010.13 73 WON Brisbane 2.13.46.68.6 54 19 EUR Apr 10 (Sat, 1:35) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 4.111.413.917.16 118 WON Gold Coast 0.21.37.48.8 56 62 DOC Apr 17 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 2.35.76.1115.14 104 WON Greater Western Sydney 1.14.56.89.11 65 39 MAN Apr 23 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
7 A Western Bulldogs 3.65.96.107.13 55 LOST Richmond 1.42.87.1011.11 77 -22 MCG Apr 30 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
8 H Western Bulldogs 4.36.610.816.11 107 WON Carlton 3.38.612.1013.13 91 16 DOC May 9 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 6.28.212.515.6 96 WON Port Adelaide 2.18.19.412.5 77 19 ADO May 15 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 3.510.1015.1321.18 144 WON St. Kilda 2.03.14.25.3 33 111 DOC May 22 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
11 H Western Bulldogs 2.26.56.88.11 59 LOST Melbourne 6.59.612.813.9 87 -28 DOC May 28 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
12 A Western Bulldogs 3.36.88.1013.15 93 WON Fremantle 2.24.47.89.11 65 28 PER Jun 6 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
13 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
14 A Western Bulldogs 1.45.59.811.12 78 LOST Geelong 1.46.69.1012.11 83 -5 KAR Jun 18 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
15 A Western Bulldogs 2.84.127.1513.20 98 WON West Coast 1.12.45.66.7 43 55 PER Jun 27 (Sun, 1:20) Scores
16 H Western Bulldogs 5.19.613.816.12 108 WON North Melbourne 3.15.37.511.13 79 29 DOC Jul 4 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 3.25.56.68.12 60 LOST Sydney 4.27.49.811.13 79 -19 DOC Jul 11 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 3.28.411.514.6 90 WON Gold Coast 4.16.58.711.13 79 11 CRR Jul 17 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
19 A Western Bulldogs 3.26.410.513.7 85 WON Melbourne 1.42.77.99.11 65 20 MCG Jul 24 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
20 H Western Bulldogs 5.39.910.1115.15 105 WON Adelaide 3.34.45.68.8 56 49 EUR Jul 31 (Sat, 12:20) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 3.36.58.1112.12 84 LOST Essendon 1.27.211.415.7 97 -13 DOC Aug 8 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 1.32.45.65.7 37 LOST Hawthorn 0.23.77.89.10 64 -27 YOR Aug 14 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
23 H Western Bulldogs 4.15.39.310.4 64 LOST Port Adelaide 1.31.86.109.12 66 -2 DOC Aug 20 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
1EF H Western Bulldogs 2.15.48.513.7 85 WON Essendon 1.44.74.104.12 36 49 YOR Aug 29 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
1SF A Western Bulldogs 3.46.67.1111.13 79 WON Brisbane 5.36.59.911.12 78 1 GAB Sep 4 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
2PF A Western Bulldogs 7.212.814.1217.14 116 WON Port Adelaide 1.13.45.86.9 45 71 ADO Sep 11 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
GF A Western Bulldogs 1.27.59.510.6 66 LOST Melbourne 4.55.912.1121.14 140 -74 PER Sep 25 (Sat, 5:15) Scores
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2021 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 26 396 15.2 299 11.5 695 26.7 104 4.0 8 0.3 127 4.9 41 37 31 1.2 19 205
17 Bruce, Josh 20 138 6.9 83 4.2 221 11.1 100 5.0 28 1.4 26 1.3 13 26 48 2.4 21 309
18 Butler, Louis 1 6 6.0 4 4.0 10 10.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
25 Cavarra, Ben 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Cordy, Zaine 19 126 6.6 57 3.0 183 9.6 67 3.5 5 0.3 38 2.0 18 12 0 0.0 0 0
9 Crozier, Hayden 10 111 11.1 48 4.8 159 15.9 59 5.9 0 0.0 14 1.4 6 4 0 0.0 0 0
31 Dale, Bailey 26 447 17.2 176 6.8 623 24.0 100 3.8 0 0.0 26 1.0 10 12 9 0.3 0 54
35 Daniel, Caleb 25 364 14.6 267 10.7 631 25.2 100 4.0 0 0.0 58 2.3 18 12 7 0.3 1 43
5 Dunkley, Josh 15 129 8.6 220 14.7 349 23.3 56 3.7 0 0.0 78 5.2 15 7 5 0.3 8 38
15 Duryea, Taylor 25 281 11.2 156 6.2 437 17.5 132 5.3 0 0.0 48 1.9 22 15 1 0.0 0 6
44 English, Tim 22 164 7.5 126 5.7 290 13.2 103 4.7 341 15.5 63 2.9 28 24 19 0.9 15 129
38 Garcia, Riley 9 57 6.3 46 5.1 103 11.4 14 1.6 0 0.0 17 1.9 6 8 4 0.4 3 27
43 Gardner, Ryan 9 37 4.1 18 2.0 55 6.1 20 2.2 0 0.0 5 0.6 5 9 0 0.0 0 0
29 Hannan, Mitch 17 114 6.7 53 3.1 167 9.8 59 3.5 6 0.4 51 3.0 11 8 14 0.8 13 97
7 Hunter, Lachie 25 326 13.0 220 8.8 546 21.8 125 5.0 0 0.0 60 2.4 34 9 10 0.4 7 67
39 Johannisen, Jason 25 152 6.1 98 3.9 250 10.0 67 2.7 0 0.0 41 1.6 9 7 15 0.6 12 102
46 Jong, Lin 1 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1
42 Keath, Alex 23 161 7.0 117 5.1 278 12.1 110 4.8 13 0.6 43 1.9 20 18 0 0.0 1 1
24 Khamis, Buku 1 7 7.0 4 4.0 11 11.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 2 0 0.0 0 0
21 Liberatore, Tom 25 285 11.4 313 12.5 598 23.9 65 2.6 0 0.0 135 5.4 35 26 14 0.6 12 96
27 Lipinski, Patrick 11 74 6.7 79 7.2 153 13.9 39 3.5 0 0.0 22 2.0 2 5 2 0.2 1 13
11 Macrae, Jack 26 435 16.7 445 17.1 880 33.8 102 3.9 1 0.0 128 4.9 44 26 6 0.2 4 40
8 Martin, Stefan 9 29 3.2 64 7.1 93 10.3 11 1.2 154 17.1 17 1.9 9 20 1 0.1 0 6
16 McLean, Toby 3 17 5.7 25 8.3 42 14.0 9 3.0 0 0.0 13 4.3 3 1 2 0.7 2 14
30 McNeil, Lachlan 13 60 4.6 51 3.9 111 8.5 21 1.6 0 0.0 24 1.8 7 7 7 0.5 8 50
33 Naughton, Aaron 25 186 7.4 94 3.8 280 11.2 153 6.1 2 0.1 39 1.6 21 16 47 1.9 40 322
20 Richards, Ed 5 43 8.6 25 5.0 68 13.6 16 3.2 0 0.0 9 1.8 4 5 1 0.2 0 6
13 Schache, Josh 9 67 7.4 27 3.0 94 10.4 41 4.6 5 0.6 11 1.2 5 6 5 0.6 4 34
28 Scott, Anthony 21 88 4.2 95 4.5 183 8.7 33 1.6 0 0.0 35 1.7 17 5 10 0.5 8 68
6 Smith, Bailey 26 354 13.6 259 10.0 613 23.6 97 3.7 0 0.0 87 3.3 21 19 17 0.7 13 115
37 Smith, Roarke 14 79 5.6 88 6.3 167 11.9 29 2.1 0 0.0 34 2.4 4 7 3 0.2 4 22
41 Sweet, Jordon 5 21 4.2 22 4.4 43 8.6 12 2.4 99 19.8 19 3.8 8 10 1 0.2 2 8
1 Treloar, Adam 17 186 10.9 209 12.3 395 23.2 50 2.9 0 0.0 73 4.3 11 16 13 0.8 9 87
22 Ugle-Hagan, Jamarra 5 25 5.0 10 2.0 35 7.0 14 2.8 0 0.0 8 1.6 3 2 7 1.4 2 44
23 Vandermeer, Laitham 11 46 4.2 50 4.5 96 8.7 24 2.2 0 0.0 26 2.4 6 9 6 0.5 8 44
3 Wallis, Mitch 6 28 4.7 33 5.5 61 10.2 20 3.3 0 0.0 10 1.7 5 3 4 0.7 2 26
19 Weightman, Cody 16 120 7.5 40 2.5 160 10.0 48 3.0 0 0.0 30 1.9 25 9 26 1.6 13 169
14 West, Rhylee 4 6 1.5 3 0.8 9 2.3 2 0.5 0 0.0 3 0.8 0 5 0 0.0 2 2
34 Williams, Bailey 23 247 10.7 136 5.9 383 16.7 104 4.5 0 0.0 53 2.3 10 12 1 0.0 2 8
10 Wood, Easton 15 111 7.4 65 4.3 176 11.7 70 4.7 0 0.0 22 1.5 9 12 2 0.1 0 12
2 Young, Lewis 9 47 5.2 52 5.8 99 11.0 24 2.7 71 7.9 14 1.6 9 7 1 0.1 1 7
Totals 598 5573 9.3 4179 7.0 9752 16.3 2209 3.7 733 1.2 1511 2.5 516 439 339 0.6 238 2272
 

Footnotes

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