Western Bulldogs
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Nickname
Bulldogs
Colours
Red, white and blue
Entered comp
1925 (as Footscray)
Home ground
Docklands (games)
Western Oval (training)
Premierships
2
Most recent
2016
Current coach
Luke Beveridge
Current captain
Easton Wood
Record v WCE
18-36-1

The Western Bulldogs entered the VFL as Footscray in 1925, having won nine premierships in 28 years in the Victorian Football Association. Their first VFL/AFL premiership came in 1954, followed by a lengthy premiership drought until a fairytale flag in 2016. They changed their name to "Western Bulldogs" ahead of the 1997 season.

Head to head[edit | edit source]

Games Wins Losses Draws Win %
Overall 55 36 18 1 66.4%
Finals 4 2 2 0 50.0%
By venue
Subiaco Oval 21 15 5 1 73.8%
WACA 7 6 1 0 85.7%
Perth Stadium 2 2 0 0 100.0%
Western Oval 9 5 4 0 55.6%
Docklands 11 7 4 0 63.6%
MCG 3 1 2 0 33.3%
Princes Park 2 0 2 0 0.0%

Records[edit | edit source]

Biggest win: 123 points in Round 9 2011 at Subiaco

Biggest loss: 70 points in the 1998 qualifying final at the MCG

Highest score: 175 in Round 9 2011 at Subiaco

Lowest score: 23 in Round 23 1992 at Western Oval

Highest score against: 142 in Round 18 2002 at Princes Park

Lowest score against: 29 in Round 22 1988 at Western Oval

Most goals in a match: 13 by Peter Sumich in Round 13 1991 at the WACA

Every game[edit | edit source]

Year Round Venue Result Score
1987 11 Western Oval L 99-121
1988 5 WACA W 100-93
1988 22 Western Oval W 53-29
1989 12 WACA W 105-77
1989 17 Western Oval W 109-72
1990 3 Western Oval W 122-59
1990 16 WACA W 109-66
1991 13 WACA W 165-47
1992 8 Subiaco W 133-74
1992 23 Western Oval L 23-53
1993 6 Subiaco W 125-84
1993 21 Western Oval L 52-94
1994 9 Western Oval W 83-52
1994 24 Subiaco W 117-46
1995 15 Subiaco L 61-87
1996 13 Western Oval W 71-59
1997 6 WACA L 99-113
1997 21 Western Oval L 68-86
1998 10 WACA W 113-100
1998 QF MCG L 51-121
1999 6 Subiaco W 124-52
1999 21 Princes Park L 104-106
1999 QF MCG W 65-60
2000 8 WACA W 108-102
2001 9 Subiaco L 77-125
2002 3 Subiaco W 113-81
2002 18 Princes Park L 91-142
2003 11 Subiaco D 124-124
2004 1 Docklands W 144-137
2004 18 Subiaco W 106-57
2005 4 Subiaco W 143-107
2005 19 MCG L 97-140
2006 13 Subiaco L 64-73
2006 SF Subiaco W 113-39
2007 6 Subiaco W 77-62
2007 17 Docklands W 158-71
2008 6 Docklands L 74-134
2009 4 Subiaco W 116-83
2009 19 Docklands W 102-97
2010 13 Subiaco L 59-119
2011 9 Subiaco W 175-52
2011 19 Docklands W 103-95
2012 1 Docklands W 136-87
2013 6 Subiaco W 137-67
2013 18 Docklands L 89-111
2014 1 Subiaco W 134-69
2015 1 Docklands L 87-97
2015 21 Subiaco W 162-85
2016 11 Docklands L 75-83
2016 EF Subiaco L 52-99
2017 8 Subiaco W 69-61
2017 15 Docklands W 87-80
2018 2 Docklands W 121-70
2018 18 Perth Stadium W 100-46
2019 11 Perth Stadium W 133-72

Players to have appeared for both clubs[edit | edit source]

Player WCE games Years at WCE WB games Years at WB
Ilija Grgic 23 1997-1998 62 1993-1996
Josh Hill 107 2012-2017 66 2007-2011
Andrew McDougall 38 2001-2006 5 2007-2008
Murray Rance 57 1988-1991 40 1986-1987
Koby Stevens 11 2010-2012 63 2013-2016
Robert West 13 1991-1993 7 1994
On playing list at both clubs
Paul Gow 0 1992 7 1991
Luke Trew 0 1996 0 1997

Trade history[edit | edit source]

Year Traded Acquired Notes
1991 Pick 38 (Jamie Rundle) Paul Gow
1993 Robert West Pick 43 (Jason Heatley)
1996 Luke Trew
Pick 20 (Matthew Dent)
Ilija Grgic
2006 Andrew McDougall
Pick 34 (Chris Schmidt)
Pick 29 (Eric MacKenzie)
Pick 59 (ontraded to St Kilda - Jarryd Allen)
2007 Pick 30 (Jarrhan Jacky)
Pick 35 (Sam Reid)
Pick 22 (Scott Selwood)
2011 Picks 49 (Daniel Pearce) Josh Hill
2012 Koby Stevens Pick 43 (ontraded to St Kilda - Josh Saunders)
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