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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) –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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1908 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1908 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 2.36.79.914.11 95 WON University 1.21.73.93.11 29 66 EME May 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Essendon 2.25.79.1112.14 86 WON St. Kilda 3.13.16.57.6 48 38 JUN May 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A Essendon 1.21.62.64.8 32 LOST Carlton 3.23.34.115.13 43 -11 PRI May 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Essendon 3.35.38.1011.16 82 WON Richmond 1.34.95.96.9 45 37 EME May 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H Essendon 2.04.47.610.9 69 WON Collingwood 1.72.87.99.10 64 5 EME May 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Essendon 1.33.53.85.12 42 WON Fitzroy 3.15.55.75.8 38 4 BWS Jun 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A Essendon 3.56.67.1210.12 72 WON Melbourne 3.07.210.410.6 66 6 MCG Jun 8 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 H Essendon 1.14.65.98.11 59 WON South Melbourne 1.22.35.76.9 45 14 EME Jun 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Essendon 1.23.47.77.9 51 WON Geelong 1.13.23.43.7 25 26 COR Jun 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Essendon 0.22.53.107.14 56 WON University 2.43.53.76.10 46 10 EME Jun 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Essendon 1.62.73.85.10 40 LOST St. Kilda 2.14.66.98.9 57 -17 EME Jul 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H Essendon 2.25.35.56.6 42 WON Carlton 2.02.44.54.5 29 13 EME Jul 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Essendon 1.34.65.89.14 68 WON Richmond 4.25.26.37.3 45 23 PUN Jul 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A Essendon 1.55.58.88.8 56 LOST Collingwood 3.43.86.118.12 60 -4 VIC Jul 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H Essendon 4.26.56.88.13 61 WON Fitzroy 2.15.56.67.8 50 11 EME Aug 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 H Essendon 6.211.713.1317.17 119 WON Melbourne 2.32.55.78.11 59 60 EME Aug 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 A Essendon 0.51.92.113.14 32 LOST South Melbourne 1.22.34.65.8 38 -6 LAK Aug 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 H Essendon 1.25.76.1413.20 98 WON Geelong 2.43.43.73.9 27 71 EME Sep 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
1SF H Essendon 2.23.75.119.14 68 WON Collingwood 2.13.23.25.3 33 35 MCG Sep 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 1.12.43.53.8 26 LOST Carlton 2.35.45.55.5 35 -9 MCG Sep 26 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1908 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Anderson, Fred 1                             0 0.0    
Armstrong, Lou 18                             14 0.8    
Belcher, Alan 15                             5 0.3    
Bowe, Len 14                             0 0.0    
Busbridge, Bill 16                             2 0.1    
Cameron, Ernie 10                             3 0.3    
Campbell, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
Clough, Dick 1                             0 0.0    
Crow, Tommy 4                             0 0.0    
Davies, Bill 15                             2 0.1    
Daykin, Bert 7                             1 0.1    
Farnsworth, Harry 15                             12 0.8    
French, Bill 2                             0 0.0    
George, Alf 3                             0 0.0    
Griffith, Billy 19                             0 0.0    
Heaphy, Bill 2                             2 1.0    
Irwin, Alan 7                             2 0.3    
Johnson, Bill 13                             0 0.0    
Landmann, Otto 16                             22 1.4    
Legge, Arthur 16                             6 0.4    
Londerigan, Mick 16                             7 0.4    
Martin, Jim 16                             17 1.1    
Minto, Les 19                             5 0.3    
Parkinson, Fred 18                             18 1.0    
Prout, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
Ryan, Bert 15                             3 0.2    
Sevior, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
Sewart, Bill 17                             1 0.1    
Shea, Paddy 19                             20 1.1    
Shea, Mark 17                             0 0.0    
Sloss, Bruce 1                             0 0.0    
Smith, Lon 6                             1 0.2    
Smith, Dave 18                             26 1.4    
Snell, Archie 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             169 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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