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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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1906 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1906 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 3.55.67.78.12 60 LOST South Melbourne 1.65.97.129.13 67 -7 EME May 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Essendon 2.55.711.1111.14 80 WON Geelong 0.22.63.85.12 42 38 COR May 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.53.97.1310.16 76 WON Melbourne 2.04.35.36.6 42 34 EME May 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A Essendon 1.11.11.51.7 13 LOST St. Kilda 1.01.52.56.8 44 -31 JUN May 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Essendon 2.84.105.136.15 51 WON Fitzroy 1.14.35.66.10 46 5 EME Jun 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H Essendon 3.46.77.109.12 66 WON Collingwood 2.64.66.106.13 49 17 EME Jun 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Essendon 4.55.79.1110.14 74 WON Carlton 0.01.52.84.15 39 35 PRI Jun 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.64.76.118.11 59 WON South Melbourne 0.02.62.73.8 26 33 LAK Jun 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H Essendon 4.48.613.1116.16 112 WON Geelong 1.32.53.85.11 41 71 EME Jul 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Essendon 5.28.810.1013.17 95 WON Melbourne 0.10.33.34.5 29 66 MCG Jul 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.63.74.104.11 35 WON St. Kilda 0.02.32.34.9 33 2 EME Jul 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Essendon 1.21.54.85.8 38 WON Fitzroy 2.23.44.44.6 30 8 BWS Jul 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Essendon 0.13.54.55.7 37 LOST Collingwood 2.104.115.149.15 69 -32 VIC Aug 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Essendon 0.13.54.64.12 36 LOST Carlton 3.76.108.1210.12 72 -36 EME Aug 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 A Essendon 1.15.25.48.6 54 LOST Carlton 4.46.810.1110.12 72 -18 PRI Aug 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 H Essendon 1.42.62.83.13 31 LOST South Melbourne 1.45.48.510.6 66 -35 EME Sep 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A Essendon 2.22.43.65.12 42 LOST Geelong 3.47.68.119.12 66 -24 COR Sep 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A Essendon 2.23.24.65.6 36 LOST Fitzroy 2.45.58.910.12 72 -36 MCG Sep 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1906 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Baxter, Ben 10                             0 0.0    
Belcher, Alan 18                             7 0.4    
Blackmore, Lewis 3                             3 1.0    
Borthwick, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
Busbridge, Bill 15                             6 0.4    
Cameron, Ernie 17                             12 0.7    
Davies, Bill 16                             1 0.1    
Dixon, John 1                             0 0.0    
Fogarty, Joe 2                             3 1.5    
Fogarty, Chris 2                             0 0.0    
Fraser, Simon 13                             6 0.5    
Garton, Cec 1                             0 0.0    
George, Alf 16                             0 0.0    
Gibson, George 4                             1 0.3    
Gibson, Phil 6                             0 0.0    
Green, John 3                             0 0.0    
Griffith, Billy 15                             0 0.0    
Hiskins, Fred 11                             10 0.9    
Kennedy, Con 4                             0 0.0    
Laxton, Harry 8                             0 0.0    
Legge, Arthur 16                             3 0.2    
Madden, Mick 16                             0 0.0    
McDonald, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
McKenzie, Jack 'Dookie' 18                             24 1.3    
Morley, Charlie 3                             0 0.0    
Numa, Bert 1                             0 0.0    
Phipps, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
Robinson, Bill 6                             2 0.3    
Ross-Soden, Gordon 1                             0 0.0    
Ryan, Gerald 2                             0 0.0    
Sartori, Ray 5                             1 0.2    
Sewart, Bill 15                             0 0.0    
Shea, Mark 18                             0 0.0    
Smith, Dave 11                             9 0.8    
Teather, Charlie 15                             2 0.1    
Thurgood, Albert 8                             10 1.3    
Vollugi, Herc 3                             0 0.0    
Wilson, James 1                             0 0.0    
Yeo, Norm 15                             31 2.1    
Totals 324                             131 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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