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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); Essendon WFC

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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1939 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1939 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.15.1310.1415.17 107 WON Footscray 7.99.1010.1614.18 102 5 WES Apr 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Essendon 6.57.815.1719.21 135 LOST Melbourne 4.411.1015.1121.15 141 -6 WIN Apr 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 8.213.314.516.8 104 LOST Richmond 2.37.811.1215.16 106 -2 WIN May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Essendon 2.54.107.1411.15 81 LOST Geelong 6.410.414.719.15 129 -48 COR May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Essendon 5.77.1411.1714.21 105 WON St. Kilda 2.33.127.178.18 66 39 WIN May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Essendon 1.06.39.713.10 88 LOST North Melbourne 5.710.812.1015.11 101 -13 ARD May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.43.77.910.12 72 LOST Carlton 3.25.108.1110.18 78 -6 WIN Jun 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Essendon 2.34.95.149.16 70 LOST South Melbourne 5.16.510.1013.13 91 -21 WIN Jun 12 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
9 A Essendon 0.56.911.1213.12 90 WON Fitzroy 2.36.69.1111.15 81 9 BWS Jun 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Essendon 3.012.616.819.11 125 WON Hawthorn 3.75.1012.1316.19 115 10 WIN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Essendon 3.94.97.167.18 60 LOST Collingwood 1.110.713.718.9 117 -57 VIC Jul 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Essendon 5.09.312.1017.20 122 LOST Footscray 3.28.714.1018.15 123 -1 WIN Jul 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Essendon 2.45.88.1310.17 77 WON Melbourne 1.54.104.137.18 60 17 MCG Jul 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Essendon 0.25.57.610.8 68 LOST Richmond 5.86.1014.1218.14 122 -54 PUN Jul 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Essendon 6.37.78.1415.17 107 WON Geelong 2.52.85.96.11 47 60 WIN Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Essendon 5.612.1114.1118.14 122 WON St. Kilda 5.36.611.1013.13 91 31 JUN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Essendon 2.57.1110.1414.17 101 WON North Melbourne 4.16.49.69.7 61 40 WIN Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Essendon 3.53.68.118.14 62 LOST Carlton 3.59.1310.1616.22 118 -56 PRI Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1939 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
7 Baker, Norm 14                             0 0.0    
24 Begley, Les 16                             12 0.8    
12 Bell, George 13                             0 0.0    
9 Bryce, Ted 13                             8 0.6    
35 Bushby, Percy 3                             0 0.0    
15 Buttsworth, Wally 12                             0 0.0    
5 Caesar, Jack 13                             3 0.2    
19 Cassin, Jack 18                             6 0.3    
1 Coward, Ernie 14                             5 0.4    
21 Doig, Norm 2                             0 0.0    
34 Eastmure, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
4 Exelby, Murray 10                             5 0.5    
27 Foley, Ashley 7                             1 0.1    
31 Goldin, Godfrey 8                             6 0.8    
26 Green, Fred 7                             1 0.1    
32 Green, Bill 3                             0 0.0    
33 Griggs, Les 7                             0 0.0    
22 Hardiman, Kevin 14                             26 1.9    
23 Kelly, Frank 4                             2 0.5    
27 Lambert, Chris 3                             1 0.3    
17 Lippiatt, Harry 9                             0 0.0    
11 Luff Jnr, Bill 15                             0 0.0    
10 Maynes, Leo 12                             0 0.0    
2 McDermott, Norm 4                             5 1.3    
18 Paterson, Peter 2                             1 0.5    
25 Pattinson, George 14                             2 0.1    
8 Plummer, Elton 6                             0 0.0    
34 Regan, Ted 2                             0 0.0    
29 Reynolds, Tom 18                             71 3.9    
3 Reynolds, Dick 15                             40 2.7    
21 Rippon, Ted 3                             1 0.3    
16 Slater, Syd 1                             0 0.0    
30 Smith, Ron 3                             0 0.0    
6 Standfield, Bob 11                             0 0.0    
20 Torney, Hugh 15                             1 0.1    
28 Watts, Ray 16                             38 2.4    
14 Wilson, Stan 14                             3 0.2    
Totals 342                             238 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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