The Western Bulldogs Football Club congratulates former Footscray captain Kelvin Templeton on his induction into the Australian Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.

With 143 games to his name between 1974 and 1982, Templeton claimed a Brownlow Medal, two Coleman Medals and two Club best and fairest awards during his illustrious career.

The sharpshooter sits fourth in the Bulldogs’ all-time goalkicking standings, becoming the first forward in competition history to win a Brownlow Medal.

Templeton captained the Club during his final season and remains the centre-half forward in the Footscray-Western Bulldogs Team of the Century.

By career end with Melbourne, Templeton had managed 593 goals in 177 games, winning the Footscray goal-kicking award on five separate occasions.

A 15-goal outing in 1978 against St Kilda remains as one of the most incredible individual performances in Club history.


“We’re both incredibly thrilled and proud to see Kelvin’s incredible career recognised with his induction into the Australian Football Hall of Fame,” Bulldogs’ Chief Executive Ameet Bains said.

“As a much renowned goalkicker, Kelvin’s plethora of awards and achievements is a testament to his talent as a footballer, remaining one of the Club’s finest players amongst its 137-year history.

“From kicking 100 goals in a season as a 21-year-old to becoming the first forward to win the Brownlow Medal, elevation into the Hall of Fame cements Kelvin as a giant of our game.”


143 (1974–82)
Club Best and fairest: 
1978, 1980
Club leading goalkicker: 
Coleman Medal: 
Brownlow Medal: 
Other honours: 
Footscray-Western Bulldogs Team of the Century (centre half-forward)