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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) 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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1899 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1899 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 0.30.50.60.9 9 LOST Fitzroy 2.12.43.86.11 47 -38 BWS May 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Essendon 1.04.95.148.18 66 WON St. Kilda 1.11.12.23.2 20 46 JUN May 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Essendon 0.30.30.71.9 15 WON South Melbourne 0.30.70.70.9 9 6 EME May 24 (Wed, 3:00) Scores
4 H Essendon 1.23.35.106.12 48 WON Carlton 0.11.11.11.3 9 39 EME May 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Essendon 1.41.62.63.6 24 LOST Geelong 1.11.22.43.10 28 -4 COR Jun 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Essendon 2.32.33.64.6 30 WON Melbourne 0.10.71.71.10 16 14 EME Jun 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Essendon 2.13.23.44.4 28 LOST Collingwood 1.55.95.96.12 48 -20 VIC Jun 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H Essendon 3.64.65.116.15 51 LOST Fitzroy 1.06.37.310.3 63 -12 EME Jun 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Essendon 4.65.1010.1611.19 85 WON St. Kilda 1.01.01.01.0 6 79 EME Jul 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Essendon 2.24.46.87.9 51 WON South Melbourne 0.02.23.25.5 35 16 LAK Jul 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Essendon 0.32.63.88.9 57 WON Carlton 0.12.12.53.8 26 31 PRI Jul 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Essendon 4.25.27.610.7 67 WON Geelong 0.16.56.56.7 43 24 EME Jul 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Essendon 1.22.35.75.8 38 WON Melbourne 1.13.43.63.7 25 13 MCG Aug 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Essendon 0.04.24.54.7 31 LOST Collingwood 2.14.24.38.5 53 -22 EME Aug 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Essendon 2.97.1513.2216.24 120 WON St. Kilda 0.01.12.33.4 22 98 EME Aug 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 H Essendon 1.42.64.124.15 39 LOST Geelong 0.43.85.106.11 47 -8 EME Sep 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Essendon 1.01.02.02.1 13 LOST South Melbourne 0.12.82.93.10 28 -15 LAK Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1899 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Anderson, Jim 14                             0 0.0    
Barry, Son 16                             2 0.1    
Campbell, Colin 1                             0 0.0    
Cleghorn, Arthur 14                             15 1.1    
Collins, Tod 17                             2 0.1    
Collins, Maurie 16                             0 0.0    
Croft, Edgar 1                             0 0.0    
Cullen, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
Fitzpatrick, Hugh 15                             14 0.9    
Forbes, Charles 'Tracker' 11                             2 0.2    
Gavin, Hugh 11                             1 0.1    
Griffith, Billy 3                             0 0.0    
Groves, Joe 17                             0 0.0    
Hall, Alec 4                             5 1.3    
Hastings, George 17                             0 0.0    
Jackson, Newhaven 10                             12 1.2    
Kinnear, Ted 16                             1 0.1    
Larkin, Jimmy 16                             14 0.9    
Martin, George 16                             6 0.4    
McCartney, Charlie 4                             0 0.0    
Moore, Charlie 11                             12 1.1    
O'Loughlin, Pat 15                             3 0.2    
O'Loughlin, Mick 5                             0 0.0    
Officer, Gus 16                             4 0.3    
Rainey, Les 4                             3 0.8    
Scott, Fred 2                             0 0.0    
Stamp, Alby 3                             2 0.7    
Stuckey, George 15                             0 0.0    
Thurgood, Albert 1                             1 1.0    
Wright, Harry 14                             0 0.0    
Totals 306                             99 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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