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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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1909 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1909 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 1.12.74.136.18 54 WON St. Kilda 2.62.85.86.8 44 10 EME May 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A Essendon 3.45.96.109.13 67 WON Melbourne 3.04.06.47.5 47 20 MCG May 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.65.76.138.18 66 WON Geelong 2.05.17.29.5 59 7 EME May 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H Essendon 2.14.46.88.11 59 LOST University 2.75.97.139.14 68 -9 EME May 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A Essendon 1.43.65.78.13 61 WON Fitzroy 1.22.34.75.7 37 24 BWS May 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A Essendon 2.22.34.64.7 31 LOST Collingwood 1.04.67.610.13 73 -42 VIC Jun 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.45.49.59.8 62 LOST South Melbourne 4.16.47.59.9 63 -1 EME Jun 7 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 H Essendon 1.05.56.58.7 55 LOST Richmond 3.34.68.128.15 63 -8 EME Jun 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A Essendon 0.41.51.74.9 33 LOST Carlton 3.34.65.126.14 50 -17 PRI Jun 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A Essendon 1.21.108.149.18 72 WON St. Kilda 0.11.31.46.6 42 30 JUN Jul 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H Essendon 1.13.63.75.10 40 WON Melbourne 0.51.62.103.12 30 10 EME Jul 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A Essendon 6.38.79.712.8 80 WON Geelong 0.12.54.76.9 45 35 COR Jul 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A Essendon 7.39.510.811.9 75 WON University 0.03.93.114.19 43 32 EME Jul 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H Essendon 3.33.48.710.9 69 WON Fitzroy 3.16.47.47.7 49 20 EME Jul 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H Essendon 3.28.89.914.14 98 WON Collingwood 2.62.64.66.6 42 56 EME Aug 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 A Essendon 2.14.45.65.7 37 LOST South Melbourne 2.23.33.46.5 41 -4 LAK Aug 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 A Essendon 1.53.610.1012.11 83 WON Richmond 1.22.52.65.9 39 44 PUN Aug 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 H Essendon 2.23.43.94.10 34 LOST Carlton 1.52.84.116.13 49 -15 EME Sep 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
1SF A Essendon 3.15.16.29.2 56 LOST Carlton 4.17.412.714.8 92 -36 MCG Sep 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1909 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Armstrong, Lou 17                             21 1.2    
Barker, George 4                             5 1.3    
Beckley, Charlie 8                             9 1.1    
Belcher, Alan 14                             0 0.0    
Bowe, Len 18                             1 0.1    
Bowe, Artie 2                             0 0.0    
Busbridge, Bill 15                             3 0.2    
Cameron, Ernie 19                             1 0.1    
Cooper, Rupert 1                             0 0.0    
Davies, Bill 17                             0 0.0    
Daykin, Bert 17                             3 0.2    
Farnsworth, Harry 9                             4 0.4    
French, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
George, Alf 5                             0 0.0    
Griffith, Billy 16                             0 0.0    
Harrison, Billy 12                             0 0.0    
Heaphy, Bill 3                             1 0.3    
Irwin, Alan 1                             0 0.0    
Jackson, Fred 1                             0 0.0    
Kennedy, Alby 2                             2 1.0    
Landmann, Otto 2                             1 0.5    
Legge, Arthur 2                             0 0.0    
Londerigan, Mick 16                             12 0.8    
Martin, Jim 17                             6 0.4    
Minto, Les 6                             2 0.3    
Parkinson, Fred 15                             5 0.3    
Prout, Harry 13                             27 2.1    
Rice, Hurtle 1                             0 0.0    
Roach, Wally 4                             0 0.0    
Ryan, Gerald 16                             3 0.2    
Sewart, Bill 18                             0 0.0    
Shea, Paddy 18                             40 2.2    
Shea, Mark 4                             0 0.0    
Smith, Dave 19                             4 0.2    
Whelpton, Fred 9                             5 0.6    
Totals 342                             155 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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