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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
Campbell, Xavier

President
Tanner, Lindsay

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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2018 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2018 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 4.25.88.1014.15 99 WON Adelaide 3.54.911.1212.15 87 12 DOC Mar 23 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.07.29.414.6 90 LOST Fremantle 4.28.412.816.10 106 -16 PER Mar 31 (Sat, 5:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 3.26.69.712.11 83 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.98.1011.1614.20 104 -21 DOC Apr 8 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
4 H Essendon 5.29.412.716.10 106 WON Port Adelaide 2.24.78.812.12 84 22 DOC Apr 15 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
5 A Essendon 3.34.44.87.10 52 LOST Collingwood 4.46.98.1414.17 101 -49 MCG Apr 25 (Wed, 3:20) Scores
6 H Essendon 2.35.76.910.12 72 LOST Melbourne 1.34.711.1016.12 108 -36 DOC Apr 29 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 4.25.55.610.7 67 LOST Hawthorn 2.44.410.713.12 90 -23 MCG May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.25.97.1410.18 78 LOST Carlton 4.16.210.614.7 91 -13 MCG May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 5.29.510.1112.12 84 WON Geelong 2.22.33.57.8 50 34 MCG May 19 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
10 A Essendon 5.27.38.814.11 95 WON Greater Western Sydney 2.35.67.98.12 60 35 SSH May 26 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
11 H Essendon 1.34.55.66.7 43 LOST Richmond 5.49.615.1017.12 114 -71 MCG Jun 2 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
12 A Essendon 4.07.48.1112.12 84 WON Brisbane 2.43.75.98.14 62 22 GAB Jun 10 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
13 Essendon       Bye        
14 A Essendon 6.28.49.712.8 80 WON West Coast 0.11.62.126.16 52 28 PER Jun 21 (Thu, 6:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 6.213.615.819.11 125 WON North Melbourne 7.210.413.816.12 108 17 DOC Jul 1 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
16 H Essendon 1.24.57.69.8 62 LOST Collingwood 4.14.47.512.6 78 -16 MCG Jul 8 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
17 A Essendon 2.44.68.1013.17 95 WON Gold Coast 2.84.114.146.15 51 44 CRR Jul 14 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
18 H Essendon 2.54.119.1613.21 99 WON Fremantle 4.07.110.411.4 70 29 DOC Jul 21 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
19 H Essendon 2.36.711.1115.19 109 WON Sydney 3.36.410.510.6 66 43 DOC Jul 27 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
20 A Essendon 3.37.412.516.7 103 LOST Hawthorn 3.19.313.516.11 107 -4 MCG Aug 4 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
21 H Essendon 5.310.814.1318.14 122 WON St. Kilda 4.46.87.1011.13 79 43 DOC Aug 10 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
22 A Essendon 2.34.47.511.7 73 LOST Richmond 4.05.610.812.9 81 -8 MCG Aug 17 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
23 A Essendon 6.49.715.817.9 111 WON Port Adelaide 1.15.69.713.11 89 22 ADO Aug 24 (Fri, 7:20) Scores
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2018 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
29 Ambrose, Patrick 7 39 5.6 29 4.1 68 9.7 21 3.0 0 0.0 20 2.9 5 8 2 0.3 0 12
12 Baguley, Mark 20 136 6.8 96 4.8 232 11.6 97 4.9 0 0.0 73 3.7 20 25 20 1.0 9 129
16 Begley, Josh 5 25 5.0 22 4.4 47 9.4 11 2.2 0 0.0 9 1.8 1 3 3 0.6 3 21
2 Bellchambers, Tom 20 138 6.9 91 4.6 229 11.5 74 3.7 657 32.9 29 1.5 22 26 8 0.4 8 56
28 Brown, Mitch 14 124 8.9 64 4.6 188 13.4 92 6.6 1 0.1 22 1.6 13 17 18 1.3 7 115
37 Clarke, Dylan 1 5 5.0 4 4.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 5 5.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
32 Colyer, Travis 8 60 7.5 47 5.9 107 13.4 31 3.9 0 0.0 16 2.0 4 2 2 0.3 2 14
6 Daniher, Joe 7 73 10.4 24 3.4 97 13.9 39 5.6 9 1.3 9 1.3 12 17 8 1.1 9 57
49 Dea, Matt 12 100 8.3 67 5.6 167 13.9 57 4.8 0 0.0 14 1.2 3 2 0 0.0 0 0
13 Fantasia, Orazio 13 109 8.4 92 7.1 201 15.5 54 4.2 0 0.0 64 4.9 13 15 20 1.5 16 136
10 Francis, Aaron 5 51 10.2 15 3.0 66 13.2 32 6.4 0 0.0 11 2.2 8 4 1 0.2 0 6
9 Goddard, Brendon 22 239 10.9 251 11.4 490 22.3 137 6.2 0 0.0 37 1.7 11 16 3 0.1 2 20
15 Green, Josh 7 44 6.3 23 3.3 67 9.6 12 1.7 0 0.0 18 2.6 6 7 8 1.1 6 54
35 Guelfi, Matt 15 129 8.6 98 6.5 227 15.1 50 3.3 0 0.0 46 3.1 14 7 5 0.3 6 36
36 Hartley, Michael 4 35 8.8 15 3.8 50 12.5 21 5.3 0 0.0 6 1.5 1 3 0 0.0 0 0
21 Heppell, Dyson 22 327 14.9 263 12.0 590 26.8 122 5.5 0 0.0 87 4.0 29 26 10 0.5 4 64
26 Hooker, Cale 22 191 8.7 181 8.2 372 16.9 155 7.0 0 0.0 27 1.2 14 21 13 0.6 9 87
18 Hurley, Michael 20 293 14.7 141 7.1 434 21.7 156 7.8 0 0.0 15 0.8 16 10 0 0.0 0 0
4 Langford, Kyle 16 168 10.5 119 7.4 287 17.9 64 4.0 1 0.1 78 4.9 13 13 9 0.6 8 62
33 Laverde, Jayden 7 54 7.7 37 5.3 91 13.0 27 3.9 0 0.0 18 2.6 6 6 5 0.7 6 36
22 Leuenberger, Matthew 2 10 5.0 12 6.0 22 11.0 1 0.5 45 22.5 7 3.5 1 5 0 0.0 0 0
34 Long, Jake 2 14 7.0 13 6.5 27 13.5 7 3.5 0 0.0 10 5.0 4 5 1 0.5 0 6
43 McDonald-Tipungwuti, Anthony 22 160 7.3 110 5.0 270 12.3 75 3.4 0 0.0 99 4.5 25 24 26 1.2 14 170
1 McGrath, Andrew 20 203 10.2 195 9.8 398 19.9 77 3.9 0 0.0 48 2.4 5 10 5 0.3 1 31
45 McKenna, Conor 18 213 11.8 109 6.1 322 17.9 57 3.2 0 0.0 30 1.7 7 10 7 0.4 4 46
44 McKernan, Shaun 10 95 9.5 38 3.8 133 13.3 56 5.6 81 8.1 21 2.1 10 23 16 1.6 11 107
41 McNiece, Ben 8 51 6.4 51 6.4 102 12.8 26 3.3 0 0.0 15 1.9 3 7 0 0.0 0 0
7 Merrett, Zach 22 281 12.8 309 14.0 590 26.8 69 3.1 0 0.0 132 6.0 41 14 5 0.2 7 37
20 Merrett, Jackson 2 12 6.0 11 5.5 23 11.5 7 3.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 2 2 0 0.0 0 0
19 Mutch, Kobe 3 29 9.7 19 6.3 48 16.0 14 4.7 0 0.0 3 1.0 1 2 1 0.3 0 6
23 Myers, David 16 182 11.4 147 9.2 329 20.6 53 3.3 0 0.0 61 3.8 14 24 10 0.6 5 65
3 Parish, Darcy 15 141 9.4 164 10.9 305 20.3 45 3.0 0 0.0 52 3.5 12 8 5 0.3 9 39
27 Redman, Mason 2 25 12.5 16 8.0 41 20.5 15 7.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 1 2 0 0.0 0 0
14 Ridley, Jordan 3 29 9.7 12 4.0 41 13.7 14 4.7 0 0.0 4 1.3 2 3 0 0.0 0 0
42 Saad, Adam 22 199 9.0 178 8.1 377 17.1 56 2.5 0 0.0 55 2.5 15 19 0 0.0 3 3
5 Smith, Devon 22 290 13.2 194 8.8 484 22.0 83 3.8 0 0.0 186 8.5 25 16 17 0.8 16 118
17 Stewart, James 11 83 7.5 55 5.0 138 12.5 55 5.0 16 1.5 17 1.5 12 18 15 1.4 13 103
25 Stringer, Jake 20 191 9.6 100 5.0 291 14.6 74 3.7 12 0.6 53 2.7 16 17 30 1.5 23 203
11 Zaharakis, David 17 240 14.1 195 11.5 435 25.6 85 5.0 0 0.0 62 3.6 16 10 7 0.4 6 48
Totals 484 4788 9.9 3607 7.5 8395 17.3 2122 4.4 822 1.7 1467 3.0 423 447 280 0.6 207 1887
 

Footnotes

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