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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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1904 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1904 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 5.17.47.78.10 58 WON South Melbourne 0.11.32.52.5 17 41 EME May 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Essendon 2.64.65.135.13 43 LOST Geelong 2.06.37.310.7 67 -24 COR May 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Essendon 4.16.49.710.9 69 WON St. Kilda 0.22.32.35.3 33 36 JUN May 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Essendon 3.03.05.36.3 39 LOST Melbourne 2.24.64.119.17 71 -32 SCG May 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Essendon 5.26.36.56.5 41 LOST Fitzroy 2.35.98.1411.17 83 -42 EME Jun 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Essendon 0.14.45.46.5 41 LOST Collingwood 4.74.74.76.7 43 -2 EME Jun 6 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
7 A Essendon 1.35.56.87.11 53 WON Carlton 2.05.16.27.5 47 6 PRI Jun 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Essendon 1.04.04.24.5 29 LOST South Melbourne 2.25.67.910.9 69 -40 LAK Jun 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Essendon 2.45.48.69.12 66 WON Geelong 1.02.23.34.4 28 38 EME Jul 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H Essendon 0.02.52.56.8 44 WON St. Kilda 3.33.35.36.3 39 5 EME Jul 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A Essendon 1.62.84.104.11 35 WON Melbourne 0.22.43.73.12 30 5 MCG Jul 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Essendon 2.42.53.73.9 27 LOST Fitzroy 2.33.44.76.8 44 -17 BWS Jul 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Essendon 2.22.46.67.10 52 WON Collingwood 1.03.34.45.6 36 16 VIC Jul 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Essendon 2.14.25.35.5 35 LOST Carlton 1.22.75.95.9 39 -4 EME Aug 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H Essendon 1.15.66.78.9 57 WON Geelong 1.62.63.85.9 39 18 EME Aug 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A Essendon 1.13.53.78.11 59 WON South Melbourne 1.12.24.34.3 27 32 LAK Aug 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 H Essendon 3.15.37.613.9 87 WON Fitzroy 0.01.13.14.2 26 61 EME Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A Essendon 1.24.36.36.4 40 LOST Carlton 0.04.46.56.7 43 -3 VIC Sep 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1904 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Anderson, Jim 18                             5 0.3    
Barker, George 10                             19 1.9    
Barry, Son 16                             2 0.1    
Baxter, Ben 11                             0 0.0    
Belcher, Norman 2                             0 0.0    
Busbridge, Bill 16                             6 0.4    
Callan, Hughie 12                             5 0.4    
Carkeek, Bill 9                             2 0.2    
Cochrane, George 3                             0 0.0    
Collins, Maurie 5                             0 0.0    
Gavin, Hugh 15                             1 0.1    
Geggie, Jack 15                             3 0.2    
Gilligan, Arthur 8                             4 0.5    
Griffith, Billy 9                             1 0.1    
Hastings, George 1                             0 0.0    
Hedley, Tom 10                             2 0.2    
Laxton, Harry 16                             2 0.1    
Legge, Arthur 16                             7 0.4    
Madden, Mick 17                             25 1.5    
Martin, George 1                             0 0.0    
McDonald, Jim 7                             0 0.0    
McKenzie, Jack 'Dookie' 13                             20 1.5    
Phipps, Jim 10                             0 0.0    
Pleass, Mick 4                             0 0.0    
Robinson, Bill 18                             1 0.1    
Robinson, Fred 17                             0 0.0    
Robinson, Alex 9                             5 0.6    
Smith, Dave 14                             8 0.6    
Swift, Alf 7                             2 0.3    
Vollugi, Herc 15                             1 0.1    
Totals 324                             121 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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