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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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1903 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1903 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 2.02.23.33.3 21 LOST Fitzroy 2.23.37.511.7 73 -52 EME May 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Essendon 2.12.14.44.6 30 DRAW St. Kilda 0.13.93.113.12 30 0 JUN May 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Essendon 1.04.14.15.5 35 LOST Carlton 2.33.85.127.14 56 -21 EME May 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Essendon 2.34.34.44.4 28 WON Melbourne 1.13.33.33.7 25 3 MCG May 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Essendon 1.82.105.1310.13 73 WON Geelong 1.14.44.75.10 40 33 EME May 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Essendon 3.33.33.105.11 41 LOST South Melbourne 0.13.75.106.12 48 -7 EME Jun 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Essendon 1.01.92.112.13 25 LOST Collingwood 1.62.73.84.9 33 -8 VIC Jun 8 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A Essendon 1.32.62.83.11 29 LOST Fitzroy 0.32.36.58.6 54 -25 BWS Jun 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Essendon 1.44.54.64.8 32 WON St. Kilda 1.13.13.24.5 29 3 EME Jun 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Essendon 0.00.01.22.2 14 LOST Carlton 1.52.112.126.14 50 -36 PRI Jul 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Essendon 1.31.61.113.16 34 WON Melbourne 1.23.43.44.5 29 5 EME Jul 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Essendon 0.01.31.56.8 44 LOST Geelong 6.48.611.913.11 89 -45 COR Jul 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Essendon 3.33.65.107.17 59 WON South Melbourne 0.11.52.55.7 37 22 LAK Jul 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Essendon 2.06.26.27.4 46 LOST Collingwood 3.25.49.611.7 73 -27 EME Aug 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Essendon 2.32.46.68.7 55 LOST Fitzroy 3.26.79.910.14 74 -19 EME Aug 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Essendon 0.12.34.64.7 31 LOST Geelong 8.310.613.715.12 102 -71 COR Aug 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 H Essendon 2.16.58.614.10 94 WON South Melbourne 2.23.24.45.7 37 57 EME Aug 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1903 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Abercrombie, Percy 2                             0 0.0    
Anderson, Jim 16                             1 0.1    
Barker, George 9                             7 0.8    
Barry, Son 12                             3 0.3    
Baxter, Ben 17                             1 0.1    
Callan, Hughie 6                             1 0.2    
Carkeek, Bill 15                             4 0.3    
Cleghorn, Arthur 5                             4 0.8    
Cochrane, George 10                             2 0.2    
Collins, Tod 4                             1 0.3    
Collins, Maurie 8                             0 0.0    
Flynn, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
Fooks, Fred 3                             2 0.7    
Geggie, Jack 17                             2 0.1    
Gilligan, Arthur 14                             2 0.1    
Godby, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
Griffith, Billy 11                             2 0.2    
Hastings, George 14                             5 0.4    
Hedley, Tom 14                             4 0.3    
Holligan, John 4                             3 0.8    
Kennedy, Ted 6                             0 0.0    
Kinnear, Ted 6                             4 0.7    
Larkin, Jimmy 4                             3 0.8    
Madden, Mick 15                             15 1.0    
Mann, Fred 1                             0 0.0    
Marr, Joe 14                             1 0.1    
Martin, George 11                             6 0.5    
McCarthy, Bill 3                             0 0.0    
McDonald, Jim 3                             0 0.0    
McIntyre, Jack 4                             1 0.3    
Meadows, Johnny 4                             2 0.5    
Peppard, Mick 1                             0 0.0    
Rosser, Alex 8                             1 0.1    
Shippen, Joe 1                             0 0.0    
Smith, Dave 17                             9 0.5    
Sullivan, Jack 1                             1 1.0    
Trehey, Jack 6                             1 0.2    
Vollugi, Herc 12                             0 0.0    
Williams, Tom 2                             0 0.0    
Wright, Harry 3                             3 1.0    
Totals 306                             91 0.3    
 

Footnotes

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