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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) –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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2008 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2008 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 2.08.215.519.8 122 WON North Melbourne 4.36.77.99.13 67 55 DOC Mar 24 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 A Essendon 1.23.64.106.15 51 LOST Geelong 4.411.917.1322.18 150 -99 DOC Mar 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 H Essendon 6.411.817.1123.12 150 WON Carlton 5.29.418.621.8 134 16 MCG Apr 5 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 1.27.714.1214.14 98 LOST Western Bulldogs 5.410.613.819.14 128 -30 DOC Apr 11 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
5 A Essendon 3.06.112.114.3 87 LOST St. Kilda 5.312.914.1218.15 123 -36 DOC Apr 18 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
6 A Essendon 5.26.67.712.9 81 LOST Collingwood 5.311.715.1223.16 154 -73 MCG Apr 25 (Fri, 2:40) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.18.112.215.4 94 LOST Port Adelaide 6.414.1019.1324.14 158 -64 DOC May 4 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
8 A Essendon 0.24.77.97.10 52 LOST Sydney 4.56.1113.1521.17 143 -91 STA May 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 0.52.68.810.12 72 LOST Richmond 5.310.812.1016.14 110 -38 MCG May 24 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
10 A Essendon 3.35.57.610.9 69 LOST Adelaide 1.64.77.169.20 74 -5 FBP May 30 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.38.410.712.7 79 LOST Hawthorn 4.39.515.1119.16 130 -51 DOC Jun 7 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
12 H Essendon 4.67.1111.1416.17 113 WON West Coast 4.16.69.1113.13 91 22 DOC Jun 13 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
13 A Essendon 7.58.912.1320.16 136 WON Carlton 1.25.49.615.11 101 35 MCG Jun 22 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 A Essendon 3.27.511.914.11 95 WON Fremantle 2.57.68.913.13 91 4 SUB Jun 29 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
15 H Essendon 8.312.617.924.11 155 WON Brisbane 4.08.414.818.10 118 37 DOC Jul 12 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 3.27.513.715.14 104 LOST Richmond 5.211.512.916.12 108 -4 MCG Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Essendon 5.77.1012.1119.14 128 WON Collingwood 1.36.79.1011.14 80 48 MCG Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 3.19.614.819.10 124 WON Melbourne 2.27.311.517.6 108 16 MCG Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Essendon 3.24.49.716.7 103 LOST West Coast 6.310.612.917.11 113 -10 SUB Aug 10 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
20 H Essendon 1.24.76.1010.13 73 LOST Adelaide 3.47.813.1019.15 129 -56 DOC Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Essendon 3.45.89.1115.15 105 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.310.619.823.13 151 -46 DOC Aug 22 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 H Essendon 2.32.65.85.9 39 LOST St. Kilda 5.58.1214.1521.21 147 -108 DOC Aug 31 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
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2008 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
38 Atkinson, Jarrod 5 33 6.6 25 5.0 58 11.6 14 2.8 0 0.0 5 1.0 1 8 2 0.4 2 14
44 Bellchambers, Tom 3 7 2.3 17 5.7 24 8.0 8 2.7 24 8.0 6 2.0 1 3 0 0.0 0 0
28 Daniher, Darcy 3 10 3.3 4 1.3 14 4.7 6 2.0 0 0.0 6 2.0 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
29 Davey, Alwyn 5 33 6.6 38 7.6 71 14.2 10 2.0 0 0.0 23 4.6 7 8 5 1.0 1 31
15 Dempsey, Courtenay 4 23 5.8 29 7.3 52 13.0 12 3.0 0 0.0 6 1.5 3 5 1 0.3 1 7
2 Dyson, Ricky 15 145 9.7 122 8.1 267 17.8 48 3.2 0 0.0 29 1.9 4 8 3 0.2 2 20
31 Fletcher, Dustin 18 198 11.0 84 4.7 282 15.7 96 5.3 0 0.0 18 1.0 12 12 2 0.1 3 15
19 Hille, David 20 177 8.9 147 7.4 324 16.2 103 5.2 364 18.2 34 1.7 16 21 19 1.0 18 132
35 Hislop, Tom 4 16 4.0 20 5.0 36 9.0 11 2.8 0 0.0 7 1.8 4 2 1 0.3 0 6
39 Hocking, Heath 3 20 6.7 22 7.3 42 14.0 10 3.3 0 0.0 5 1.7 2 4 0 0.0 0 0
26 Hooker, Cale 2 3 1.5 17 8.5 20 10.0 7 3.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
43 Houli, Bachar 10 82 8.2 108 10.8 190 19.0 35 3.5 0 0.0 36 3.6 8 4 4 0.4 3 27
7 Jetta, Leroy 18 98 5.4 68 3.8 166 9.2 26 1.4 0 0.0 54 3.0 14 13 11 0.6 9 75
21 Johns, Courtney 2 11 5.5 4 2.0 15 7.5 8 4.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 0 0 1 0.5 1 7
14 Johnson, Jason 4 44 11.0 47 11.8 91 22.8 22 5.5 0 0.0 9 2.3 5 3 2 0.5 0 12
27 Laycock, Jason 16 75 4.7 61 3.8 136 8.5 45 2.8 154 9.6 23 1.4 14 11 14 0.9 9 93
18 Lloyd, Matthew 21 199 9.5 83 4.0 282 13.4 142 6.8 0 0.0 35 1.7 28 20 62 3.0 16 388
36 Lonergan, Sam 19 134 7.1 149 7.8 283 14.9 41 2.2 0 0.0 73 3.8 20 8 9 0.5 6 60
13 Lovett, Andrew 17 203 11.9 107 6.3 310 18.2 73 4.3 0 0.0 47 2.8 14 14 14 0.8 8 92
42 Lovett-Murray, Nathan 20 172 8.6 158 7.9 330 16.5 94 4.7 4 0.2 59 3.0 11 31 9 0.5 5 59
25 Lucas, Scott 9 53 5.9 17 1.9 70 7.8 36 4.0 0 0.0 12 1.3 7 7 18 2.0 9 117
34 Magin, Rhys 4 23 5.8 15 3.8 38 9.5 17 4.3 0 0.0 9 2.3 1 2 2 0.5 1 13
33 McPhee, Adam 20 188 9.4 119 6.0 307 15.4 143 7.2 5 0.3 55 2.8 20 33 18 0.9 12 120
10 McVeigh, Mark 14 219 15.6 96 6.9 315 22.5 61 4.4 0 0.0 44 3.1 14 22 14 1.0 7 91
22 Michael, Mal 15 58 3.9 102 6.8 160 10.7 49 3.3 5 0.3 16 1.1 10 6 3 0.2 1 19
6 Monfries, Angus 19 175 9.2 134 7.1 309 16.3 96 5.1 0 0.0 47 2.5 50 11 18 0.9 10 118
23 Myers, David 8 77 9.6 39 4.9 116 14.5 29 3.6 0 0.0 24 3.0 3 6 1 0.1 0 6
17 Nash, Jay 21 247 11.8 132 6.3 379 18.0 92 4.4 0 0.0 47 2.2 4 10 5 0.2 2 32
1 Neagle, Jay 7 33 4.7 12 1.7 45 6.4 20 2.9 0 0.0 7 1.0 2 6 10 1.4 5 65
16 Pears, Tayte 5 25 5.0 25 5.0 50 10.0 15 3.0 0 0.0 9 1.8 3 4 2 0.4 1 13
11 Peverill, Damien 10 101 10.1 114 11.4 215 21.5 50 5.0 0 0.0 32 3.2 10 7 1 0.1 1 7
9 Ramanauskas, Adam 18 140 7.8 102 5.7 242 13.4 77 4.3 1 0.1 28 1.6 8 15 7 0.4 2 44
37 Reimers, Kyle 15 160 10.7 63 4.2 223 14.9 70 4.7 0 0.0 36 2.4 16 9 13 0.9 10 88
30 Ryder, Paddy 22 119 5.4 103 4.7 222 10.1 90 4.1 51 2.3 47 2.1 18 21 5 0.2 4 34
20 Slattery, Henry 20 105 5.3 118 5.9 223 11.2 59 3.0 0 0.0 74 3.7 17 35 3 0.2 2 20
5 Stanton, Brent 22 321 14.6 165 7.5 486 22.1 122 5.5 0 0.0 72 3.3 35 18 18 0.8 13 121
4 Watson, Jobe 19 194 10.2 265 13.9 459 24.2 53 2.8 3 0.2 68 3.6 25 20 4 0.2 8 32
12 Welsh, Andrew 17 165 9.7 129 7.6 294 17.3 70 4.1 3 0.2 75 4.4 20 14 9 0.5 0 54
24 Williams, Jon 1 3 3.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
8 Winderlich, Jason 9 81 9.0 74 8.2 155 17.2 44 4.9 0 0.0 20 2.2 6 6 5 0.6 2 32
Totals 484 4170 8.6 3136 6.5 7306 15.1 2006 4.1 614 1.3 1201 2.5 435 428 315 0.7 174 2064
 

Footnotes

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