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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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1977 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1977 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 5.412.1113.2014.25 109 WON St. Kilda 3.35.96.1310.17 77 32 WIN Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.17.312.615.8 98 LOST South Melbourne 9.314.818.1027.13 175 -77 LAK Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 3.56.913.1816.19 115 LOST Collingwood 4.416.717.1224.22 166 -51 VIC Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 5.711.813.819.10 124 WON Melbourne 1.47.911.1916.24 120 4 WIN Apr 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Essendon 1.28.109.1115.15 105 LOST North Melbourne 3.76.1011.1518.17 125 -20 VFL Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Essendon 6.69.611.913.11 89 LOST Footscray 5.112.518.1129.15 189 -100 WIN May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 5.28.312.815.9 99 DRAW Richmond 4.19.811.914.15 99 0 VFL May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 1.33.59.713.9 87 LOST Geelong 6.610.911.1213.16 94 -7 KAR May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 4.57.811.1014.12 96 WON Carlton 2.64.96.1210.17 77 19 WIN May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Essendon 5.212.720.1023.16 154 WON Fitzroy 2.26.911.1214.16 100 54 JUN Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 0.23.66.88.9 57 LOST Hawthorn 5.812.1316.2223.25 163 -106 PRI Jun 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Essendon 2.72.105.155.16 46 WON St. Kilda 1.03.24.55.12 42 4 VFL Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Essendon 3.46.68.79.9 63 WON South Melbourne 1.53.86.126.15 51 12 WIN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Essendon 1.26.37.68.11 59 LOST Melbourne 4.35.86.119.16 70 -11 MCG Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 5.36.611.1314.19 103 LOST Collingwood 2.26.512.917.12 114 -11 WIN Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Essendon 4.38.614.917.14 116 WON North Melbourne 4.45.410.811.11 77 39 WIN Jul 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 4.35.88.911.10 76 LOST Footscray 3.45.89.1412.21 93 -17 WES Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 3.24.54.79.11 65 LOST Richmond 4.39.813.1016.15 111 -46 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 2.66.810.1015.20 110 LOST Geelong 6.310.814.1318.16 124 -14 WIN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 6.510.714.1016.15 111 LOST Carlton 7.411.617.1122.14 146 -35 PRI Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 4.47.610.1310.13 73 LOST Fitzroy 7.510.1212.1320.17 137 -64 WIN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 5.49.615.1019.16 130 LOST Hawthorn 6.610.1218.1625.18 168 -38 WIN Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1977 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Andrews, Ron 14 154 11.0 84 6.0 238 17.0 51 3.6 1 0.1     47 56 5 0.4 4 34
28 Bell, Greg 12 95 7.9 12 1.0 107 8.9 26 2.2 0 0.0     18 10 0 0.0 1 1
35 Berry, Bill 4 15 3.8 10 2.5 25 6.3 4 1.0 50 12.5     6 16 1 0.3 0 6
17 Boyd, Colin 19 234 12.3 75 3.9 309 16.3 60 3.2 0 0.0     42 25 0 0.0 3 3
15 Burdett, Geoff 4 31 7.8 23 5.8 54 13.5 4 1.0 0 0.0     8 8 0 0.0 0 0
20 Cahill, Terry 4 51 12.8 17 4.3 68 17.0 14 3.5 0 0.0     7 4 5 1.3 6 36
39 Clarke, Neil 8 78 9.8 47 5.9 125 15.6 10 1.3 0 0.0     13 17 1 0.1 3 9
19 Close, Robin 17 132 7.8 42 2.5 174 10.2 48 2.8 1 0.1     34 27 12 0.7 6 78
31 Crow, Max 20 231 11.6 49 2.5 280 14.0 136 6.8 71 3.7     31 41 38 1.9 35 263
25 Early, Phillip 10 76 7.6 13 1.3 89 8.9 24 2.4 0 0.0     24 13 3 0.3 4 22
30 Ellen, Russ 3 22 7.3 14 4.7 36 12.0 11 3.7 21 7.0     6 7 1 0.3 2 8
1 Fields, Neville 15 168 11.2 62 4.1 230 15.3 41 2.7 3 0.2     38 33 18 1.2 16 124
21 Fletcher, Ken 18 298 16.6 67 3.7 365 20.3 76 4.2 1 0.1     54 65 10 0.6 10 70
38 Foulds, Garry 21 304 14.5 53 2.5 357 17.0 74 3.5 0 0.0     53 29 9 0.4 23 77
41 Hartigan, Dean 3 10 3.3 15 5.0 25 8.3 1 0.3 0 0.0     3 3 0 0.0 0 0
9 Heard, Shane 10 109 10.9 36 3.6 145 14.5 20 2.0 0 0.0     27 12 3 0.3 4 22
23 Hickmott, Peter 8 80 10.0 49 6.1 129 16.1 30 3.8 1 0.1     16 20 3 0.4 3 21
27 Madden, Simon 20 234 11.7 81 4.1 315 15.8 126 6.3 378 19.9     74 47 33 1.7 11 209
13 Mansfield, Ken 11 93 8.5 48 4.4 141 12.8 9 0.8 0 0.0     33 28 7 0.6 5 47
37 Marsh, Ian 7 38 5.4 9 1.3 47 6.7 14 2.0 0 0.0     1 7 0 0.0 0 0
44 Mattson, Don 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
43 McDonald, Paul 3 14 4.7 5 1.7 19 6.3 3 1.0 0 0.0     4 2 2 0.7 0 12
8 Mihocek, Jack 3 17 5.7 13 4.3 30 10.0 7 2.3 0 0.0     3 8 1 0.3 1 7
42 Muir, Russell 15 131 8.7 82 5.5 213 14.2 45 3.0 0 0.0     30 9 0 0.0 0 0
34 Neagle, Merv 7 79 11.3 25 3.6 104 14.9 18 2.6 0 0.0     9 25 2 0.3 5 17
2 Newton, Rob 10 103 10.3 18 1.8 121 12.1 28 2.8 0 0.0     24 15 0 0.0 0 0
15 Primmer, Wayne 10 75 7.5 22 2.2 97 9.7 14 1.4 0 0.0     18 9 11 1.1 8 74
6 Roberts, Ken 21 323 15.4 83 4.0 406 19.3 84 4.0 3 0.2     73 56 28 1.3 25 193
24 Robins, Stephen 20 297 14.9 57 2.9 354 17.7 53 2.7 3 0.2     44 39 11 0.6 11 77
36 Scanlon, Denis 22 198 9.0 53 2.4 251 11.4 85 3.9 15 0.7     47 44 5 0.2 1 31
26 Shaw, Robert 5 20 4.0 10 2.0 30 6.0 5 1.0 0 0.0     8 4 0 0.0 0 0
16 Taubert, Stephen 15 127 8.5 17 1.1 144 9.6 57 3.8 67 4.8     28 16 9 0.6 9 63
18 Vander Haar, Paul 18 215 11.9 63 3.5 278 15.4 99 5.5 30 1.8     53 46 19 1.1 17 131
12 Walsh, Brian 16 273 17.1 55 3.4 328 20.5 59 3.7 1 0.1     41 29 32 2.0 18 210
22 Watson, Larry 8 34 4.3 11 1.4 45 5.6 9 1.1 0 0.0     16 14 1 0.1 1 7
32 Watson, Tim 16 136 8.5 69 4.3 205 12.8 36 2.3 2 0.1     24 24 16 1.0 10 106
33 Wilson, Andy 17 210 12.4 59 3.5 269 15.8 38 2.2 3 0.2     24 29 11 0.6 17 83
29 Young, Gary 5 12 2.4 8 1.6 20 4.0 8 1.6 0 0.0     0 2 1 0.2 0 6
Totals 440 4717 10.7 1456 3.3 6173 14.0 1427 3.2 651 1.5     981 839 298 0.7 259 2047
 

Footnotes

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