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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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1896 Season () Fixture

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Essendon's 1896 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.26.57.69.6 9 WON Melbourne 0.23.33.45.4 5 4 MCG May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 1.05.87.910.17 10 WON Carlton 0.30.30.70.7 0 10 EME May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 0.12.43.55.5 5 WON Fitzroy 2.12.13.54.8 4 1 BWS May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 1.32.93.114.14 4 WON Collingwood 1.11.22.22.5 2 2 EME May 25 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 1.24.45.511.6 11 WON St. Kilda 2.33.33.43.6 3 8 EME May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Essendon 1.32.64.66.7 6 WON South Melbourne 1.51.73.84.8 4 2 EME Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 0.51.93.114.13 4 WON Port Melbourne 0.01.31.32.4 2 2 EME Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 1.13.25.57.6 7 WON Williamstown 2.02.23.23.2 3 4 WCG Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Essendon 0.32.43.69.9 9 WON Richmond 0.00.01.11.1 1 8 PUN Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 1.12.22.22.3 2 LOST Geelong 0.02.63.74.9 4 -2 EME Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 Essendon       Bye        
12 H Essendon 2.14.26.410.4 10 WON Footscray 0.11.12.13.4 3 7 EME Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Essendon 2.42.63.85.9 5 WON Fitzroy 0.02.22.52.6 2 3 EME Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Essendon 1.55.87.1011.10 11 WON North Melbourne 2.02.03.04.1 4 7 ARD Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 1.02.03.03.0 3 LOST South Melbourne 1.31.43.55.6 5 -2 LAK Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Essendon 0.03.23.25.3 5 LOST Melbourne 2.62.76.107.11 7 -2 EME Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 1.12.32.43.4 3 LOST Collingwood 0.21.52.76.8 6 -3 VIC Sep 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 Essendon       Bye        
19 A Essendon 3.66.77.139.15 9 WON Footscray 1.03.23.25.7 5 4 WES Sep 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 0.04.26.28.4 8 WON Geelong 1.21.33.44.7 4 4 COR Sep 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
 

Footnotes

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