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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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1953 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1953 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 4.09.213.317.9 111 WON Fitzroy 5.57.1010.1412.16 88 23 WIN Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Essendon 1.09.210.813.11 89 LOST South Melbourne 3.65.1110.1613.21 99 -10 LAK May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.86.1012.1417.20 122 WON St. Kilda 1.34.95.127.16 58 64 WIN May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Essendon 3.15.68.99.11 65 LOST Geelong 4.18.29.412.7 79 -14 KAR May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Essendon 2.34.55.76.10 46 LOST Melbourne 2.25.26.39.3 57 -11 WIN May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Essendon 2.43.46.119.14 68 WON North Melbourne 0.34.86.87.9 51 17 ARD May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Essendon 1.25.88.1611.18 84 WON Richmond 0.11.13.37.6 48 36 WIN Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Essendon 0.17.28.714.14 98 WON Carlton 6.66.76.97.11 53 45 WIN Jun 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Essendon 5.76.710.1312.15 87 WON Hawthorn 1.15.65.79.10 64 23 GLE Jun 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Essendon 2.26.710.911.14 80 WON Collingwood 1.61.83.136.16 52 28 WIN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Essendon 2.52.77.117.11 53 LOST Footscray 0.31.92.119.15 69 -16 WES Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Essendon 4.56.810.914.13 97 WON Fitzroy 2.55.116.147.20 62 35 BWS Jul 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Essendon 2.07.410.912.11 83 WON South Melbourne 3.64.96.118.14 62 21 WIN Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Essendon 2.17.312.614.15 99 WON St. Kilda 1.55.78.89.10 64 35 JUN Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Essendon 3.43.106.138.13 61 WON Geelong 3.26.46.57.8 50 11 WIN Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Essendon 4.65.79.912.10 82 WON Melbourne 0.43.67.88.9 57 25 MCG Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Essendon 4.05.19.312.6 78 LOST North Melbourne 3.36.59.612.7 79 -1 WIN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Essendon 6.214.515.719.12 126 WON Richmond 5.36.410.513.7 85 41 PUN Aug 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF H Essendon 1.03.74.75.11 41 LOST Footscray 3.73.84.116.13 49 -8 MCG Sep 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1953 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
19 Bigelow, Doug 19             4 4.0         2   1 0.1 1 7
2 Booth, Stan 17                             13 0.8    
5 Bradley, Kevin 3                             0 0.0    
20 Carstairs, Jim 6                             1 0.2    
1 Clarke, Jack 17             2 2.0         0   1 0.1 0 6
10 Coleman, John 18             2 2.0         1   97 5.4 2 584
17 Coleman, Brian 5                             0 0.0    
15 Dale, Alan 1                             0 0.0    
13 Gallagher, Fred 12             5 5.0         0   5 0.4 0 30
22 Gamble, Jeff 6                             3 0.5    
18 Gardiner, Les 14             4 4.0         4   0 0.0 0 0
34 Gill, John 15             7 7.0         2   8 0.5 0 48
28 Gilmore, Brian 3                             0 0.0    
23 Harrington, Jack 15             1 1.0         1   1 0.1 1 7
14 Heenan Jnr, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
7 Hutchison, Bill 18             6 6.0         4   27 1.5 3 165
24 Jones, Jack 16             0 0.0         0   2 0.1 0 12
21 Knowles, Jack 6                             0 0.0    
2 Law, Alby 2                             1 0.5    
30 Leek, Geoff 18             7 7.0         2   16 0.9 1 97
32 Mann, Lance 17             2 2.0         4   5 0.3 1 31
25 McConnell, Roy 19             2 2.0         1   0 0.0 0 0
4 McDonald, Norm 19             3 3.0         2   3 0.2 0 18
31 Mitchell, Hugh 2                             1 0.5    
29 Monks, Ian 12             2 2.0         2   17 1.4 0 102
6 Morris, Hugh 8                             0 0.0    
16 O'Sullivan, Peter 19             4 4.0         3   1 0.1 0 6
34 Pascoe, Mal 9             0 0.0         0   0 0.0 0 0
35 Payne, Fred 2                             0 0.0    
9 Sewell, Greg 19             3 3.0         4   0 0.0 0 0
26 Syme, Bob 16             3 3.0         4   7 0.4 2 44
8 Thaw, Alan 14             1 1.0         0   0 0.0 0 0
33 Towner, John 11             1 1.0         2   12 1.1 0 72
Totals 380                             222 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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