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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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1901 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1901 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 0.40.60.101.15 21 LOST Collingwood 3.23.47.79.10 64 -43 EME May 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Essendon 3.23.36.109.14 68 WON St. Kilda 0.01.11.13.1 19 49 JUN May 9 (Thu, 3:00) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.24.46.76.8 44 LOST Fitzroy 1.23.45.47.5 47 -3 EME May 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Essendon 1.01.22.44.6 30 LOST Geelong 1.41.93.104.10 34 -4 COR May 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Essendon 1.11.43.47.8 50 WON Melbourne 1.22.22.53.6 24 26 EME May 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Essendon 1.61.121.163.23 41 WON South Melbourne 1.13.15.35.5 35 6 LAK Jun 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Essendon 4.410.713.915.15 105 WON Carlton 1.12.33.53.7 25 80 EME Jun 3 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A Essendon 5.36.57.57.6 48 LOST Collingwood 1.02.46.67.7 49 -1 VIC Jun 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Essendon 2.26.1010.1319.22 136 WON St. Kilda 2.12.14.44.5 29 107 EME Jun 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Essendon 7.210.313.514.8 92 WON Fitzroy 3.16.66.76.8 44 48 BWS Jun 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Essendon 2.12.74.116.13 49 WON Geelong 0.11.11.52.12 24 25 EME Jul 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Essendon 1.23.44.64.9 33 LOST Melbourne 1.22.64.66.6 42 -9 MCG Jul 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H Essendon 2.72.115.156.16 52 WON South Melbourne 0.03.24.28.3 51 1 EME Jul 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Essendon 2.65.87.1111.13 79 WON Carlton 0.01.12.13.2 20 59 PRI Jul 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 A Essendon 2.25.56.910.9 69 WON South Melbourne 1.01.11.21.3 9 60 LAK Aug 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 H Essendon 4.57.118.1514.18 102 WON Carlton 1.13.34.35.3 33 69 EME Aug 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Essendon 1.24.77.109.12 66 WON Geelong 1.23.34.35.3 33 33 COR Aug 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF H Essendon 0.13.25.76.10 46 WON Fitzroy 2.42.63.86.9 45 1 VIC Aug 31 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 3.05.25.46.7 43 WON Collingwood 0.10.32.32.4 16 27 LAK Sep 7 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1901 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                             2 0.1    
Barry, Son 16                             2 0.1    
Beasley, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
Byers, Bobby 1                             0 0.0    
Cleghorn, Arthur 1                             1 1.0    
Cochrane, George 1                             0 0.0    
Collins, Tod 18                             2 0.1    
Collins, Maurie 18                             3 0.2    
Evans, Marcus 1                             0 0.0    
Forbes, Charles 'Tracker' 5                             0 0.0    
Gavin, Hugh 15                             1 0.1    
Griffith, Billy 17                             3 0.2    
Hastings, George 17                             6 0.4    
Hiskins, Fred 19                             34 1.8    
Kennedy, Ted 18                             1 0.1    
Kennedy, Jim 3                             9 3.0    
Kinnear, Ted 19                             16 0.8    
Larkin, Jimmy 16                             17 1.1    
Mann, Fred 9                             0 0.0    
Martin, George 9                             4 0.4    
McKenzie, Jack 'Dookie' 12                             14 1.2    
Morris, Mick 1                             0 0.0    
O'Loughlin, Pat 3                             1 0.3    
Peppard, Mick 17                             2 0.1    
Robinson, Bill 18                             7 0.4    
Scott, Fred 13                             8 0.6    
Stuckey, George 9                             0 0.0    
Thurgood, Albert 10                             21 2.1    
Vollugi, Herc 15                             0 0.0    
Ward, George 1                             0 0.0    
White, Artie 6                             3 0.5    
Wright, Harry 17                             0 0.0    
Totals 342                             157 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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