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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)

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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1983 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1983 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 0.27.912.1515.20 110 LOST Sydney 8.210.414.717.9 111 -1 SCG Mar 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 5.57.712.920.11 131 WON St. Kilda 1.22.46.1010.10 70 61 WIN Apr 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 2.75.76.127.14 56 LOST Fitzroy 1.36.98.1114.13 97 -41 JUN Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 2.69.1319.1720.21 141 WON Collingwood 5.36.79.1017.15 117 24 WIN Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 4.210.614.720.8 128 WON North Melbourne 2.66.1014.1517.21 123 5 VFL Apr 25 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
6 H Essendon 3.611.1417.1627.19 181 WON Footscray 3.23.35.57.7 49 132 WIN Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Essendon 7.311.516.621.11 137 WON Richmond 4.49.712.1216.16 112 25 MCG May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 2.36.311.814.11 95 LOST Hawthorn 5.59.1015.1320.17 137 -42 PRI May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 2.211.420.922.17 149 WON Melbourne 5.39.412.917.13 115 34 WIN May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 4.65.1012.1515.19 109 WON Geelong 3.47.612.615.7 97 12 WIN May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 3.39.613.1019.12 126 WON Carlton 6.49.612.1015.11 101 25 VFL Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Essendon 1.510.820.1323.18 156 WON Sydney 6.19.211.513.5 83 73 WIN Jun 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Essendon 6.38.816.921.12 138 WON St. Kilda 2.55.98.1113.13 91 47 VFL Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Essendon 1.33.46.78.10 58 LOST Fitzroy 1.35.57.79.11 65 -7 WIN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 1.14.28.713.9 87 LOST Collingwood 7.213.414.716.8 104 -17 VIC Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 4.45.57.816.11 107 LOST North Melbourne 5.311.416.819.14 128 -21 ARD Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 6.49.1014.1218.17 125 WON Footscray 4.36.813.916.11 107 18 WES Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 1.44.84.126.14 50 LOST Richmond 4.210.315.719.10 124 -74 WIN Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 10.413.619.1223.18 156 WON Hawthorn 3.18.710.1016.14 110 46 WIN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 4.110.516.921.15 141 WON Melbourne 6.511.716.819.10 124 17 MCG Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Essendon 8.413.520.626.9 165 WON Geelong 1.22.85.1012.11 83 82 KAR Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 2.26.411.618.10 118 WON Carlton 2.75.116.188.19 67 51 VFL Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF H Essendon 4.37.514.517.12 114 WON Carlton 3.38.411.712.9 81 33 VFL Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF H Essendon 5.37.89.1116.13 109 WON Fitzroy 3.48.910.1212.14 86 23 MCG Sep 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Essendon 8.212.517.1025.14 164 WON North Melbourne 2.19.210.312.6 78 86 VFL Sep 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Essendon 3.04.14.38.9 57 LOST Hawthorn 5.612.1016.1820.20 140 -83 MCG Sep 24 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1983 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 20 140 7.0 141 7.1 281 14.1 77 3.9 1 0.1     55 50 3 0.2 3 21
16 Beddison, Wayne 10 57 5.7 23 2.3 80 8.0 24 2.4 0 0.0     7 11 18 1.8 15 123
36 Bradbury, Peter 12 137 11.4 71 5.9 208 17.3 42 3.5 2 0.2     31 20 1 0.1 2 8
20 Buhagiar, Tony 24 318 13.3 265 11.0 583 24.3 82 3.4 3 0.1     56 64 39 1.6 29 263
17 Carey, Stephen 24 278 11.6 107 4.5 385 16.0 48 2.0 0 0.0     43 40 2 0.1 1 13
8 Clarke, Neil 22 231 10.5 139 6.3 370 16.8 58 2.6 0 0.0     37 24 5 0.2 4 34
12 Clayton, Cameron 17 100 5.9 63 3.7 163 9.6 32 1.9 0 0.0     18 28 1 0.1 2 8
24 Copping, Stephen 18 137 7.6 77 4.3 214 11.9 86 4.8 1 0.1     23 25 42 2.3 20 272
5 Daniher, Terry 26 366 14.1 135 5.2 501 19.3 170 6.5 28 1.1     53 49 64 2.5 37 421
41 Davis, Michael 2 11 5.5 2 1.0 13 6.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     2 1 1 0.5 1 7
22 Duckworth, Bill 11 59 5.4 53 4.8 112 10.2 15 1.4 1 0.1     25 24 1 0.1 1 7
7 Dunell, Frank 17 134 7.9 71 4.2 205 12.1 26 1.5 1 0.1     22 30 6 0.4 7 43
19 Eustice, Mark 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
43 Ezard, Alan 8 76 9.5 18 2.3 94 11.8 15 1.9 0 0.0     5 8 7 0.9 4 46
10 Foulds, Garry 22 341 15.5 96 4.4 437 19.9 62 2.8 0 0.0     38 32 11 0.5 3 69
2 Fowler, Grant 7 87 12.4 49 7.0 136 19.4 12 1.7 0 0.0     9 21 5 0.7 3 33
33 Hawker, Glenn 25 384 15.4 195 7.8 579 23.2 115 4.6 2 0.1     39 61 35 1.4 20 230
9 Heard, Shane 18 159 8.8 123 6.8 282 15.7 19 1.1 0 0.0     33 27 6 0.3 7 43
36 Kink, Rene 9 90 10.0 39 4.3 129 14.3 40 4.4 1 0.1     5 26 24 2.7 20 164
27 Madden, Simon 26 235 9.0 156 6.0 391 15.0 179 6.9 812 31.2     85 77 26 1.0 16 172
25 Merrett, Roger 21 156 7.4 117 5.6 273 13.0 80 3.8 128 6.1     53 71 32 1.5 14 206
1 Neagle, Merv 23 348 15.1 202 8.8 550 23.9 80 3.5 4 0.2     43 69 4 0.2 1 25
15 Otway, Wayne 14 191 13.6 74 5.3 265 18.9 20 1.4 0 0.0     21 29 19 1.4 20 134
2 Reid, Alan 1 10 10.0 7 7.0 17 17.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     1 3 3 3.0 1 19
28 Richardson, Steve 1 8 8.0 8 8.0 16 16.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 1 2 2.0 0 12
3 Salmon, Paul 9 40 4.4 17 1.9 57 6.3 23 2.6 44 4.9     13 13 14 1.6 4 88
14 Schultz, Graeme 1 3 3.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
11 Stoneham, Alan 10 88 8.8 59 5.9 147 14.7 19 1.9 1 0.1     13 15 1 0.1 1 7
26 Thompson, Mark 2 22 11.0 10 5.0 32 16.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     5 5 1 0.5 0 6
34 Thomson, Michael 13 142 10.9 91 7.0 233 17.9 42 3.2 0 0.0     14 25 9 0.7 11 65
18 Vander Haar, Paul 15 138 9.2 41 2.7 179 11.9 77 5.1 25 1.7     21 32 22 1.5 17 149
30 Walsh, Kevin 12 57 4.8 42 3.5 99 8.3 27 2.3 6 0.5     19 23 3 0.3 0 18
35 Waterson, Chris 7 63 9.0 26 3.7 89 12.7 8 1.1 0 0.0     12 10 4 0.6 3 27
32 Watson, Tim 26 442 17.0 171 6.6 613 23.6 115 4.4 2 0.1     51 37 27 1.0 20 182
29 West, Tony 5 56 11.2 15 3.0 71 14.2 10 2.0 0 0.0     11 8 8 1.6 8 56
28 Weston, Paul 25 206 8.2 121 4.8 327 13.1 73 2.9 11 0.4     40 28 4 0.2 6 30
42 Williams, Darren 10 127 12.7 37 3.7 164 16.4 23 2.3 0 0.0     17 23 6 0.6 10 46
2 Wood, Bryan 6 42 7.0 37 6.2 79 13.2 14 2.3 0 0.0     8 12 3 0.5 1 19
Totals 520 5479 10.5 2900 5.6 8379 16.1 1723 3.3 1073 2.1     929 1023 459 0.9 312 3066
 

Footnotes

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