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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

CEO
Ian Robson

President
David Evans

Head of Football Operations
Paul Hamilton

Recruiting Manager
Adrian Dodoro

Coach
James Hird

Assistant Coaches
Mark Thompson, Sean Wellman, Simon Goodwin, Matthew Egan, Hayden Skipworth (Bendigo Bombers)

Fitness Staff
Dean Robinson (high performance coach)

Club Doctors
Bruce Reid, Brendan De Morton

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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2012 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2012 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.29.813.1414.20 104 WON North Melbourne 4.38.510.1015.12 102 2 DOC Mar 31 (Sat, 7:45) Scores
2 H Essendon 5.210.611.1316.15 111 WON Port Adelaide 5.27.312.513.8 86 25 DOC Apr 7 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
3 A Essendon 5.67.1010.1215.15 105 WON Gold Coast 2.37.512.713.10 88 17 CRR Apr 14 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
4 A Essendon 3.68.1112.1715.19 109 WON Carlton 4.44.75.1211.13 79 30 MCG Apr 21 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
5 A Essendon 1.33.67.811.13 79 LOST Collingwood 2.45.69.811.14 80 -1 MCG Apr 25 (Wed, 2:40) Scores
6 H Essendon 8.312.916.1219.15 129 WON Brisbane 4.17.48.49.8 62 67 DOC May 5 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
7 H Essendon 1.65.1012.1416.17 113 WON West Coast 1.33.53.77.10 52 61 DOC May 12 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
8 H Essendon 6.212.716.919.14 128 WON Richmond 4.26.811.1615.19 109 19 MCG May 19 (Sat, 7:45) Scores
9 A Essendon 3.18.113.818.11 119 WON Greater Western Sydney 0.52.94.117.11 53 66 SSH May 26 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
10 H Essendon 1.52.95.136.16 52 LOST Melbourne 1.24.35.58.10 58 -6 MCG Jun 2 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
11 H Essendon 1.51.112.1511.16 82 LOST Sydney 5.38.611.813.8 86 -4 DOC Jun 9 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
12 Essendon       Bye        
13 A Essendon 5.210.413.517.11 113 WON Fremantle 6.18.214.414.5 89 24 SUB Jun 23 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
14 H Essendon 7.512.715.1021.14 140 WON Western Bulldogs 1.23.56.78.8 56 84 DOC Jun 30 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
15 A Essendon 3.55.67.88.14 62 LOST St. Kilda 4.39.515.621.7 133 -71 DOC Jul 7 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
16 A Essendon 4.28.413.819.13 127 WON Port Adelaide 4.38.611.911.11 77 50 FBP Jul 14 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
17 A Essendon 2.15.48.510.7 67 LOST Geelong 4.59.715.1120.14 134 -67 DOC Jul 20 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
18 H Essendon 1.43.79.1112.14 86 LOST Hawthorn 8.514.920.1527.18 180 -94 DOC Jul 27 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
19 A Essendon 5.49.712.715.10 100 LOST Adelaide 4.26.313.716.8 104 -4 FBP Aug 5 (Sun, 4:10) Scores
20 H Essendon 5.28.69.1011.10 76 LOST North Melbourne 6.28.411.715.10 100 -24 DOC Aug 12 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
21 H Essendon 2.56.67.88.12 60 LOST Carlton 5.315.420.924.12 156 -96 MCG Aug 18 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
22 A Essendon 3.24.67.98.9 57 LOST Richmond 5.58.1112.1613.24 102 -45 MCG Aug 24 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
23 H Essendon 4.37.39.710.12 72 LOST Collingwood 5.57.1110.1714.20 104 -32 MCG Sep 1 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
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2012 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
46 Baguley, Mark 7 71 10.1 42 6.0 113 16.1 28 4.0 0 0.0 15 2.1 9 5 0 0.0 0 0
44 Bellchambers, Tom 16 113 7.1 73 4.6 186 11.6 77 4.8 448 28.0 21 1.3 21 19 10 0.6 10 70
24 Browne, Alex 6 45 7.5 37 6.2 82 13.7 19 3.2 0 0.0 7 1.2 1 2 3 0.5 2 20
22 Carlisle, Jake 18 134 7.4 94 5.2 228 12.7 83 4.6 2 0.1 38 2.1 15 10 2 0.1 4 16
32 Colyer, Travis 6 50 8.3 22 3.7 72 12.0 15 2.5 0 0.0 15 2.5 1 6 3 0.5 4 22
12 Crameri, Stewart 18 132 7.3 116 6.4 248 13.8 75 4.2 0 0.0 40 2.2 19 20 32 1.8 29 221
29 Davey, Alwyn 17 121 7.1 79 4.6 200 11.8 33 1.9 0 0.0 66 3.9 13 9 29 1.7 21 195
47 Dell'Olio, Cory 8 43 5.4 27 3.4 70 8.8 20 2.5 0 0.0 17 2.1 1 9 9 1.1 6 60
15 Dempsey, Courtenay 20 238 11.9 124 6.2 362 18.1 106 5.3 2 0.1 62 3.1 19 11 4 0.2 0 24
2 Dyson, Ricky 12 157 13.1 72 6.0 229 19.1 65 5.4 2 0.2 24 2.0 6 4 3 0.3 5 23
31 Fletcher, Dustin 18 244 13.6 45 2.5 289 16.1 88 4.9 0 0.0 20 1.1 12 10 1 0.1 2 8
3 Gumbleton, Scott 6 35 5.8 23 3.8 58 9.7 24 4.0 4 0.7 8 1.3 3 3 11 1.8 4 70
34 Hardingham, Kyle 21 162 7.7 90 4.3 252 12.0 82 3.9 0 0.0 36 1.7 9 12 0 0.0 0 0
21 Heppell, Dyson 20 250 12.5 180 9.0 430 21.5 113 5.7 8 0.4 59 3.0 17 9 3 0.2 3 21
43 Hibberd, Michael 13 153 11.8 79 6.1 232 17.8 65 5.0 0 0.0 16 1.2 12 8 0 0.0 1 1
19 Hille, David 9 73 8.1 54 6.0 127 14.1 47 5.2 117 13.0 10 1.1 7 8 9 1.0 7 61
39 Hocking, Heath 18 120 6.7 154 8.6 274 15.2 37 2.1 0 0.0 84 4.7 17 20 4 0.2 10 34
26 Hooker, Cale 17 149 8.8 125 7.4 274 16.1 95 5.6 0 0.0 28 1.6 10 17 0 0.0 2 2
40 Howlett, Ben 19 205 10.8 169 8.9 374 19.7 62 3.3 0 0.0 121 6.4 12 24 6 0.3 8 44
18 Hurley, Michael 16 132 8.3 87 5.4 219 13.7 84 5.3 2 0.1 13 0.8 17 8 26 1.6 21 177
7 Jetta, Leroy 21 178 8.5 120 5.7 298 14.2 61 2.9 0 0.0 67 3.2 18 17 22 1.0 22 154
28 Kavanagh, Elliott 1 8 8.0 5 5.0 13 13.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
41 Lee, Brendan 2 19 9.5 17 8.5 36 18.0 9 4.5 0 0.0 8 4.0 1 3 0 0.0 0 0
14 Lonergan, Sam 14 107 7.6 104 7.4 211 15.1 29 2.1 2 0.1 74 5.3 14 16 6 0.4 2 38
42 Lovett-Murray, Nathan 17 113 6.6 123 7.2 236 13.9 46 2.7 13 0.8 53 3.1 6 17 8 0.5 7 55
10 McVeigh, Mark 3 28 9.3 11 3.7 39 13.0 15 5.0 0 0.0 3 1.0 0 4 1 0.3 0 6
17 Melksham, Jake 22 215 9.8 112 5.1 327 14.9 90 4.1 7 0.3 50 2.3 24 27 14 0.6 13 97
33 Merrett, Jackson 1 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
6 Monfries, Angus 18 145 8.1 126 7.0 271 15.1 71 3.9 0 0.0 52 2.9 24 8 18 1.0 15 123
23 Myers, David 9 102 11.3 54 6.0 156 17.3 32 3.6 1 0.1 18 2.0 3 8 4 0.4 4 28
35 O'Brien, Nick 2 12 6.0 12 6.0 24 12.0 4 2.0 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 0 3 1.5 1 19
16 Pears, Tayte 10 53 5.3 71 7.1 124 12.4 24 2.4 0 0.0 27 2.7 7 13 0 0.0 0 0
37 Reimers, Kyle 5 41 8.2 9 1.8 50 10.0 21 4.2 0 0.0 12 2.4 2 6 6 1.2 5 41
30 Ryder, Paddy 15 123 8.2 81 5.4 204 13.6 89 5.9 329 21.9 38 2.5 14 17 17 1.1 10 112
20 Slattery, Henry 2 5 2.5 4 2.0 9 4.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
5 Stanton, Brent 20 359 18.0 137 6.9 496 24.8 129 6.5 2 0.1 86 4.3 31 24 13 0.7 9 87
4 Watson, Jobe 22 343 15.6 295 13.4 638 29.0 106 4.8 2 0.1 105 4.8 41 18 20 0.9 8 128
8 Winderlich, Jason 2 14 7.0 8 4.0 22 11.0 10 5.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 1 1 5 2.5 0 30
11 Zaharakis, David 13 171 13.2 119 9.2 290 22.3 43 3.3 0 0.0 42 3.2 10 9 7 0.5 8 50
Totals 484 4666 9.6 3100 6.4 7766 16.0 2003 4.1 942 1.9 1345 2.8 417 404 299 0.6 243 2037
 

Footnotes

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