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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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1940 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1940 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 5.78.1014.1418.17 125 WON Melbourne 3.67.89.1116.12 108 17 WIN Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Essendon 1.15.57.69.12 66 LOST Footscray 6.27.313.817.9 111 -45 WES May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 4.36.89.1012.14 86 WON South Melbourne 2.37.69.910.15 75 11 WIN May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Essendon 2.25.58.910.16 76 LOST Fitzroy 5.46.910.1512.15 87 -11 BWS May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Essendon 2.44.612.1412.18 90 WON Hawthorn 2.27.77.79.19 73 17 WIN May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Essendon 4.46.810.1211.17 83 LOST Collingwood 2.27.98.1012.13 85 -2 VIC Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A Essendon 2.73.115.1910.22 82 WON Geelong 1.25.87.109.13 67 15 COR Jun 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Essendon 4.16.47.1212.14 86 WON Carlton 3.36.67.118.15 63 23 WIN Jun 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Essendon 1.25.89.912.10 82 WON Richmond 6.18.111.412.5 77 5 PUN Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Essendon 4.45.58.1115.14 104 WON St. Kilda 2.88.1212.1214.18 102 2 JUN Jun 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Essendon 2.46.816.1019.14 128 WON North Melbourne 3.37.510.616.9 105 23 WIN Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Essendon 3.44.56.97.12 54 LOST Melbourne 4.27.1010.1517.20 122 -68 MCG Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Essendon 4.56.79.1513.17 95 WON Footscray 3.47.711.1013.13 91 4 WIN Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Essendon 5.25.56.137.16 58 LOST South Melbourne 3.15.38.49.6 60 -2 LAK Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Essendon 2.33.66.910.12 72 LOST Fitzroy 2.46.78.1110.15 75 -3 WIN Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Essendon 4.212.413.918.12 120 WON Hawthorn 4.46.79.1511.18 84 36 GLE Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Essendon 0.25.710.1312.20 92 WON Collingwood 1.73.83.136.16 52 40 WIN Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Essendon 3.45.711.1216.16 112 WON Geelong 2.14.54.67.10 52 60 WIN Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF A Essendon 5.411.1012.1113.14 92 WON Geelong 3.25.38.1110.14 74 18 MCG Sep 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Essendon 3.48.89.1112.13 85 LOST Melbourne 4.78.119.1612.18 90 -5 MCG Sep 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1940 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 17                             0 0.0    
24 Begley, Les 16                             11 0.7    
12 Bell, George 17                             0 0.0    
31 Betson, Norm 8                             12 1.5    
9 Bryce, Ted 17                             48 2.8    
35 Bushby, Percy 7                             12 1.7    
15 Buttsworth, Wally 19                             1 0.1    
5 Caesar, Jack 20                             3 0.2    
19 Cassin, Jack 17                             5 0.3    
22 Challenger, Charlie 2                             0 0.0    
1 Coward, Ernie 17                             1 0.1    
16 Evans, Joe 2                             0 0.0    
4 Exelby, Murray 16                             24 1.5    
32 Green, Bill 3                             6 2.0    
26 Green, Fred 18                             1 0.1    
33 Griggs, Les 16                             5 0.3    
6 Hird Snr, Allan 6                             0 0.0    
18 Hunter, Jack 2                             7 3.5    
18 Lambert, Chris 9                             5 0.6    
17 Lambert, Harold 9                             0 0.0    
22 Lane, Gordon 4                             6 1.5    
11 Luff Jnr, Bill 7                             0 0.0    
10 Maynes, Leo 6                             2 0.3    
30 McIvor, Ivor 2                             0 0.0    
25 Pattinson, George 6                             0 0.0    
8 Plummer, Elton 20                             0 0.0    
29 Reynolds, Tom 17                             44 2.6    
3 Reynolds, Dick 17                             21 1.2    
21 Ruddell, Cec 2                             0 0.0    
2 Smith, Ron 2                             0 0.0    
23 Smith, Max 7                             0 0.0    
6 Standfield, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
20 Torney, Hugh 18                             1 0.1    
28 Watts, Ray 17                             31 1.8    
14 Wilson, Stan 15                             2 0.1    
Totals 380                             248 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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