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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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1898 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1898 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 1.15.79.810.10 70 WON Fitzroy 0.11.12.12.5 17 53 EME May 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Essendon 2.22.45.75.8 38 WON South Melbourne 0.01.72.73.9 27 11 LAK May 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Essendon 2.44.44.44.4 28 WON Carlton 1.02.02.32.4 16 12 PRI May 24 (Tue, 3:00) Scores
4 H Essendon 5.47.1011.1216.16 112 WON St. Kilda 1.13.74.75.7 37 75 EME May 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Essendon 2.22.45.86.12 48 WON Melbourne 1.02.33.53.5 23 25 EME Jun 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Essendon 2.03.33.33.6 24 LOST Geelong 1.22.23.54.7 31 -7 COR Jun 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Essendon 1.11.13.13.2 20 LOST Collingwood 2.24.55.85.10 40 -20 VIC Jun 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.24.55.108.11 59 WON Fitzroy 0.01.21.32.4 16 43 BWS Jun 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Essendon 3.44.85.107.12 54 WON South Melbourne 1.21.43.54.6 30 24 EME Jul 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Essendon 1.23.45.710.17 77 WON Carlton 0.20.20.21.3 9 68 EME Jul 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Essendon 4.07.28.610.11 71 WON St. Kilda 0.10.50.71.9 15 56 JUN Jul 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Essendon 3.27.48.711.9 75 WON Melbourne 0.10.21.52.8 20 55 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Essendon 0.12.73.77.13 55 WON Geelong 1.34.35.75.7 37 18 EME Aug 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Essendon 0.21.92.112.13 25 LOST Collingwood 4.15.45.117.14 56 -31 EME Aug 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Essendon 0.72.118.149.21 75 WON Carlton 0.01.11.11.2 8 67 EME Aug 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Essendon 3.23.35.75.11 41 WON South Melbourne 1.21.51.53.6 24 17 LAK Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Essendon 2.32.32.32.4 16 LOST Fitzroy 1.11.112.125.15 45 -29 BWS Sep 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Essendon 1.03.13.23.5 23 LOST Fitzroy 2.54.55.65.8 38 -15 JUN Sep 24 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1898 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Anderson, Jim 15                             0 0.0    
Barr, Pat 3                             1 0.3    
Barry, Son 12                             3 0.3    
Brown, Harold 2                             0 0.0    
Campbell, Colin 9                             3 0.3    
Cleghorn, Arthur 18                             14 0.8    
Collins, Tod 15                             7 0.5    
Collins, Maurie 17                             0 0.0    
Croft, Edgar 4                             2 0.5    
Currie, Dave 1                             1 1.0    
Ferguson, Dave 1                             0 0.0    
Forbes, Charles 'Tracker' 15                             4 0.3    
Gardner, Corrie 12                             0 0.0    
Gavin, Hugh 18                             4 0.2    
Gray, Alf 4                             0 0.0    
Groves, Joe 13                             0 0.0    
Hall, Alec 14                             13 0.9    
Hastings, George 17                             8 0.5    
Jackson, Newhaven 9                             7 0.8    
Kearney, Gus 7                             2 0.3    
Kinnear, Ted 17                             0 0.0    
Larkin, Jimmy 8                             1 0.1    
Martin, George 16                             3 0.2    
Moore, Charlie 15                             20 1.3    
O'Loughlin, Pat 16                             8 0.5    
Officer, Ned 4                             0 0.0    
Officer, Gus 10                             3 0.3    
Stewart, Horrie 1                             0 0.0    
Stuckey, George 16                             0 0.0    
Tenbrink, Conrad 12                             10 0.8    
Vautin, George 12                             0 0.0    
Watson, Abe 2                             0 0.0    
Waugh, Norm 8                             7 0.9    
Wright, Harry 17                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             121 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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