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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) 1897–2023

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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1897 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1897 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.23.46.47.5 47 WON Geelong 0.00.41.53.6 24 23 COR May 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H Essendon 1.31.53.54.6 30 LOST Collingwood 2.06.06.28.2 50 -20 EME May 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Essendon 5.28.211.512.6 78 WON Carlton 1.03.43.46.5 41 37 EME May 24 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
4 A Essendon 1.13.35.56.6 42 WON Fitzroy 0.11.21.32.8 20 22 BWS May 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Essendon 2.14.76.79.9 63 WON St. Kilda 1.32.43.73.8 26 37 JUN Jun 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Essendon 0.30.60.111.13 19 WON South Melbourne 0.21.22.32.4 16 3 LAK Jun 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Essendon 3.34.65.108.15 63 WON Melbourne 0.21.22.53.9 27 36 EME Jun 22 (Tue, 3:00) Scores
8 H Essendon 3.04.15.25.2 32 LOST Geelong 1.14.25.48.9 57 -25 EME Jun 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Essendon 2.42.64.96.10 46 WON Collingwood 0.12.44.55.7 37 9 VIC Jul 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Essendon 3.13.24.55.12 42 WON Carlton 0.01.01.02.1 13 29 PRI Jul 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.04.36.49.8 62 WON Fitzroy 1.22.23.44.6 30 32 EME Jul 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Essendon 3.67.89.1113.16 94 WON St. Kilda 0.00.20.20.3 3 91 EME Jul 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Essendon 3.05.05.18.1 49 WON South Melbourne 2.24.26.76.9 45 4 EME Jul 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Essendon 1.21.24.26.3 39 LOST Melbourne 2.45.67.88.8 56 -17 MCG Aug 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
RRF-1 A Essendon 0.21.41.45.5 35 WON Geelong 1.51.62.103.11 29 6 COR Aug 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
RRF-2 H Essendon 1.12.84.119.16 70 WON Collingwood 1.22.24.34.6 30 40 MCG Aug 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
RRF-3 H Essendon 0.10.41.61.8 14 WON Melbourne 0.30.40.60.8 8 6 LAK Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1897 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Anderson, Jim 16                             1 0.1    
Ball, Fred 5                             1 0.2    
Barry, Son 17                             5 0.3    
Brown, Harold 6                             1 0.2    
Campbell, Colin 2                             1 0.5    
Cleghorn, Arthur 15                             13 0.9    
Cochrane, George 2                             1 0.5    
Collins, Tod 14                             8 0.6    
Collins, Maurie 12                             0 0.0    
Croft, Edgar 10                             10 1.0    
Darcy, Jim 9                             1 0.1    
Ferguson, Dave 1                             0 0.0    
Forbes, Charles 'Tracker' 16                             2 0.1    
Gavin, Hugh 15                             14 0.9    
Graham, Johnny 1                             2 2.0    
Groves, Joe 16                             0 0.0    
Hastings, George 8                             2 0.3    
Kearney, Gus 11                             6 0.5    
Kinnear, Ted 16                             3 0.2    
Leach, Arthur 4                             2 0.5    
Martin, George 16                             1 0.1    
McCormick, Bob 1                             0 0.0    
Moore, Charlie 4                             2 0.5    
O'Loughlin, Pat 16                             1 0.1    
Officer, Ned 14                             0 0.0    
Officer, Gus 5                             4 0.8    
Park, Jim 6                             0 0.0    
Salkeld, Bert 5                             3 0.6    
Stamp, Alby 2                             0 0.0    
Stuckey, George 15                             0 0.0    
Sykes, Archie 11                             1 0.1    
Thurgood, Jimmy 3                             2 0.7    
Vautin, George 14                             1 0.1    
Waugh, Norm 15                             23 1.5    
White, Jim 1                             1 1.0    
Wright, Harry 16                             2 0.1    
Totals 340                             114 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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