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KEY FACTS

Official name
Essendon Football Club

Known as
Essendon

Nickname
Bombers

Formed
1873

Colours
Black and red

Associated clubs
Essendon Reserves; Essendon WFC (VFLW)

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1878–1896

AFL Premierships
1993, 2000 (2 total)

VFL Premierships
1897, 1901, 1911-12, 1923-4, 1942, 1946, 1949-50, 1962, 1965, 1984-5 (14 total)

VFA Premierships
1891-2-3-4 (4 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia: 1893 (1 total); VFL/AFL Night Series: 1981, 1984, 1990, 1993-4, 2000 (6 total); McClelland Trophy: 1951, 1953, 1957, 1968, 1989, 1993, 1999, 2000-1 (9 total)

Most Games
400 - Dustin Fletcher (1993-2015)

Most Goals
926 - Matthew Lloyd (1995-2009)

League Top Goalkickers
A.Thurgood (25) 1900; F.Hiskins (34) 1901; G.Stockdale (68) 1923; W.Brittingham (66) 1946; J.Coleman (100) 1949, (120) 1950, (103) 1951 & (97) 1952; R.Evans (78) 1959 & (67) 1960; E.Fordham (76) 1966; M.Lloyd (109) 2000, (105) 2001 & (93) 2003 (8 winners/14 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Dick Reynolds 1934, 1937 & 1938; Bill Hutchison 1952 & 1953; Graham Moss 1976; Gavin Wanganeen 1993; James Hird 1996 (5 medallists/8 medals)

Headquarters
275 Melrose Drive, Melbourne Airport, VIC 3045

Postal Address
PO Box 17, Essendon, VIC, 3040

Phone: (03) 8340 2000 

Email
generalenquiries@essendonfc.com.au

Website
essendonfc.com.au

Essendon



"Essendon's performances in season 2000 were among the most noteworthy in football history. After waltzing unbeaten to the Ansett Cup, the Bombers won all bar one of 25 home-and-away and finals matches culminating in an apparently effortless 10-goal grand final demolition of Melbourne. Such bare statistics cannot convey the full extent of Essendon's supremacy, however. At times the Bombers seemed to be performing on a different plane than every other team ... "

In looking at their grand history, John Devaney sees the Bombers fly up, up to a record-equalling 16 V/AFL premierships

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1938 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1938 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 3.68.1110.1417.17 119 WON St. Kilda 3.54.810.912.13 85 34 WIN Apr 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Essendon 0.11.115.159.20 74 LOST Collingwood 3.59.1014.1518.19 127 -53 VIC Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 2.14.78.1214.17 101 LOST Carlton 3.37.1113.1215.12 102 -1 WIN May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Essendon 6.412.616.719.11 125 WON North Melbourne 4.55.1110.1714.17 101 24 ARD May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Essendon 5.38.511.1115.15 105 WON South Melbourne 2.27.108.1611.19 85 20 WIN May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Essendon 1.34.59.811.13 79 LOST Fitzroy 3.08.411.614.9 93 -14 BWS May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Essendon 5.48.811.1316.20 116 WON Hawthorn 4.39.413.516.7 103 13 WIN Jun 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Essendon 5.37.610.912.12 84 LOST Geelong 1.86.1010.1414.23 107 -23 WIN Jun 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Essendon 7.410.515.815.9 99 LOST Richmond 4.36.810.1215.14 104 -5 PUN Jun 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Essendon 4.57.911.1214.16 100 LOST Footscray 3.38.512.717.9 111 -11 WIN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Essendon 4.15.19.213.7 85 WON Melbourne 3.25.610.911.13 79 6 MCG Jul 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Essendon 6.59.919.1422.17 149 WON St. Kilda 1.15.87.815.13 103 46 JUN Jun 13 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
13 H Essendon 4.45.811.1217.17 119 WON Collingwood 5.410.813.1217.16 118 1 WIN Jul 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Essendon 4.65.97.1110.16 76 LOST Carlton 1.24.68.1111.16 82 -6 PRI Jul 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Essendon 2.35.67.913.9 87 LOST North Melbourne 4.27.512.716.8 104 -17 WIN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Essendon 4.26.78.1112.14 86 LOST South Melbourne 2.46.710.1113.13 91 -5 LAK Aug 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Essendon 4.311.613.615.17 107 WON Fitzroy 5.29.513.615.6 96 11 WIN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Essendon 2.45.99.1612.18 90 WON Hawthorn 2.33.87.109.15 69 21 GLE Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1938 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
6 Allister, Jack 1                             1 1.0    
7 Baker, Norm 15 12 12.0         4 4.0         1 2 0 0.0 0 0
24 Begley, Les 13 16 16.0         6 6.0         1 2 9 0.7 0 54
12 Bell, George 10                             0 0.0    
9 Bryce, Ted 17 25 25.0         10 10.0         5 3 18 1.1 0 108
18 Buckley, Paul 2                             0 0.0    
5 Caesar, Jack 15 20 20.0         4 4.0         3 3 5 0.3 2 32
22 Cahill, Bill 12                             0 0.0    
19 Cassin, Jack 12                             6 0.5    
4 Exelby, Murray 18 14 14.0         5 5.0         1 1 13 0.7 1 79
31 Hall, Billy 7                             5 0.7    
23 Kelly, Frank 12 21 21.0         7 7.0         2 0 2 0.2 0 12
17 Lippiatt, Harry 13 12 12.0         2 2.0         2 1 1 0.1 0 6
11 Luff Jnr, Bill 17 22 22.0         4 4.0         7 1 0 0.0 0 0
5 Maltby, Arnold 6                             1 0.2    
10 Maynes, Leo 10 9 9.0         4 4.0         5 3 0 0.0 0 0
2 McDermott, Norm 5                             7 1.4    
22 McGain, Syd 1                             1 1.0    
18 Paterson, Peter 2                             0 0.0    
8 Plummer, Elton 11 18 18.0         4 4.0         3 7 1 0.1 0 6
15 Powell, Les 5                             0 0.0    
29 Reynolds, Tom 18 8 8.0         2 2.0         1 3 68 3.8 2 410
3 Reynolds, Dick 17 27 27.0         3 3.0         3 4 44 2.6 2 266
21 Rippon, Ted 13 12 12.0         5 5.0         0 3 0 0.0 0 0
16 Slater, Syd 5 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
30 Smith, Noel 3                             0 0.0    
6 Standfield, Bob 13 11 11.0         3 3.0         3 3 1 0.1 0 6
20 Torney, Hugh 16 27 27.0         15 15.0         0 3 2 0.1 0 12
17 Wallace, Len 3                             0 0.0    
28 Watts, Ray 17 14 14.0         8 8.0         2 2 60 3.5 5 365
32 Webster, Len 17 9 9.0         1 1.0         0 5 11 0.6 0 66
15 Welch, Dick 1                             0 0.0    
14 Wilson, Stan 15 19 19.0         7 7.0         6 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 342                             256 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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