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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

CEO
Cookson, Bill

President
Hird, Allan

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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1972 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1972 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 7.77.1214.1718.20 128 WON Footscray 2.36.77.99.13 67 61 WES Apr 3 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 4.09.212.416.11 107 WON South Melbourne 3.54.86.137.18 60 47 WIN Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 6.410.916.1419.17 131 WON Richmond 4.36.78.1216.15 111 20 MCG Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 4.58.1212.1517.27 129 WON Geelong 2.34.610.1012.14 86 43 WIN Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 0.46.77.710.13 73 LOST Carlton 2.33.47.913.10 88 -15 VFL Apr 25 (Tue, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 5.27.59.1112.13 85 LOST Melbourne 5.38.68.916.13 109 -24 MCG May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 5.310.1216.1318.15 123 WON St. Kilda 2.55.97.1410.22 82 41 WIN May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 1.310.714.814.12 96 WON North Melbourne 2.43.66.128.13 61 35 ARD May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 5.57.119.1415.17 107 WON Hawthorn 4.58.1411.1714.21 105 2 WIN May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 4.36.812.1114.17 101 WON Fitzroy 4.35.612.615.9 99 2 VFL Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 2.27.98.1213.15 93 LOST Collingwood 3.45.515.823.10 148 -55 VIC Jun 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Essendon 3.18.811.914.15 99 LOST Footscray 1.88.1112.1319.19 133 -34 WIN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Essendon 6.36.611.713.9 87 WON South Melbourne 3.16.59.812.12 84 3 LAK Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Essendon 3.25.45.69.6 60 LOST Geelong 2.16.69.910.10 70 -10 KAR Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 4.56.811.1013.12 90 LOST Richmond 2.25.510.617.9 111 -21 WIN Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 5.47.911.1317.15 117 LOST Carlton 4.416.417.720.13 133 -16 PRI Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Essendon 3.313.616.1121.14 140 WON Melbourne 4.27.210.914.11 95 45 WIN Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 3.25.59.1312.16 88 WON St. Kilda 4.28.89.812.9 81 7 MOO Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 3.616.1018.1221.14 140 WON North Melbourne 3.43.57.614.11 95 45 WIN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 0.56.99.1412.15 87 LOST Hawthorn 6.58.810.1015.16 106 -19 VFL Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Essendon 5.27.315.818.11 119 WON Fitzroy 4.610.1414.1714.20 104 15 JUN Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 5.410.713.1117.15 117 WON Collingwood 5.38.415.717.10 112 5 WIN Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF A Essendon 2.28.38.410.11 71 LOST St. Kilda 5.511.815.1618.16 124 -53 VFL Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1972 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
37 Barclay, Stuart 4 31 7.8 6 1.5 37 9.3 9 2.3 0 0.0     3 9 0 0.0 1 1
11 Blethyn, Geoff 23 252 11.0 12 0.5 264 11.5 120 5.2 0 0.0     50 36 107 4.7 73 715
49 Brown, Bruce 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
9 Cassin, John 18 169 9.4 22 1.2 191 10.6 36 2.0 0 0.0     19 57 9 0.5 9 63
19 Close, Robin 15 170 11.3 35 2.3 205 13.7 78 5.2 0 0.0     35 36 21 1.4 24 150
28 Daniel, Peter 15 122 8.1 9 0.6 131 8.7 46 3.1 0 0.0     24 24 3 0.2 1 19
32 Davis, Barry 22 376 17.1 34 1.5 410 18.6 106 4.8 0 0.0     58 26 2 0.1 2 14
40 Delahunty, Hugh 11 111 10.1 22 2.0 133 12.1 50 4.5 1 0.1     22 13 8 0.7 7 55
1 Fields, Neville 23 436 19.0 45 2.0 481 20.9 89 3.9 0 0.0     88 61 24 1.0 27 171
21 Fletcher, Ken 23 384 16.7 19 0.8 403 17.5 80 3.5 0 0.0     56 60 7 0.3 12 54
17 Gerlach, Daryl 18 176 9.8 8 0.4 184 10.2 49 2.7 0 0.0     36 20 0 0.0 0 0
4 Grainger, Gary 5 12 2.4 15 3.0 27 5.4 4 0.8 21 4.2     5 5 0 0.0 2 2
18 Grinter, Barry 21 186 8.9 34 1.6 220 10.5 87 4.1 28 1.3     37 53 4 0.2 6 30
15 Gross, Don 9 96 10.7 35 3.9 131 14.6 16 1.8 0 0.0     17 17 4 0.4 8 32
44 Halley, Len 17 152 8.9 62 3.6 214 12.6 62 3.6 69 4.3     43 29 4 0.2 2 26
14 Headlam, Wayne 5 37 7.4 5 1.0 42 8.4 16 3.2 31 6.2     10 13 5 1.0 1 31
23 Hickmott, Peter 2 15 7.5 7 3.5 22 11.0 4 2.0 0 0.0     5 4 0 0.0 3 3
29 Hogan, Ken 10 113 11.3 14 1.4 127 12.7 12 1.2 0 0.0     20 22 4 0.4 10 34
38 Lake, Eddie 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
24 McKenzie, Don 21 159 7.6 21 1.0 180 8.6 46 2.2 157 7.9     56 51 0 0.0 3 3
34 Moloney, Laurie 14 163 11.6 21 1.5 184 13.1 35 2.5 0 0.0     27 32 2 0.1 2 14
10 Noonan, Alan 21 254 12.1 59 2.8 313 14.9 94 4.5 3 0.2     47 59 37 1.8 36 258
5 Parkes, Gary 11 156 14.2 12 1.1 168 15.3 33 3.0 0 0.0     29 37 5 0.5 3 33
7 Payne, Charlie 14 82 5.9 9 0.6 91 6.5 34 2.4 7 0.5     15 21 1 0.1 0 6
36 Perry, Greg 18 114 6.3 33 1.8 147 8.2 66 3.7 137 8.1     32 49 15 0.8 8 98
6 Roberts, Ken 21 240 11.4 47 2.2 287 13.7 63 3.0 0 0.0     71 71 23 1.1 11 149
12 Schultz, Graeme 16 181 11.3 16 1.0 197 12.3 40 2.5 0 0.0     28 16 23 1.4 19 157
35 Smith, Ray 9 102 11.3 8 0.9 110 12.2 22 2.4 0 0.0     14 15 0 0.0 0 0
27 Talbot, Sandy 12 71 5.9 6 0.5 77 6.4 19 1.6 0 0.0     24 20 0 0.0 0 0
8 Tuddenham, Des 21 285 13.6 67 3.2 352 16.8 49 2.3 0 0.0     54 51 22 1.0 19 151
56 Wellington, Pat 2 4 2.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
22 Williams, John 21 312 14.9 50 2.4 362 17.2 120 5.7 0 0.0     46 33 0 0.0 0 0
33 Wilson, Andy 16 182 11.4 16 1.0 198 12.4 32 2.0 0 0.0     32 21 13 0.8 12 90
Totals 460 5147 11.2 749 1.6 5896 12.8 1520 3.3 454 1.0     1003 962 343 0.7 301 2359
 

Footnotes

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