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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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1926 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1926 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 7.79.1014.1215.14 104 WON North Melbourne 1.04.46.76.17 53 51 WIN May 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Essendon 2.15.58.1110.18 78 WON Collingwood 1.33.64.76.11 47 31 VIC May 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 1.12.67.810.9 69 WON Richmond 2.43.47.68.13 61 8 WIN May 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Essendon 0.42.64.106.13 49 WON Footscray 3.15.35.47.5 47 2 WES May 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Essendon 2.26.510.513.7 85 WON St. Kilda 4.34.55.75.8 38 47 WIN May 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Essendon 2.54.105.136.15 51 LOST Carlton 3.33.76.1210.13 73 -22 PRI Jun 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Essendon 2.24.45.97.9 51 LOST Geelong 5.26.511.713.11 89 -38 COR Jun 7 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
8 H Essendon 5.06.39.510.9 69 LOST Melbourne 1.35.510.911.9 75 -6 WIN Jun 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A Essendon 1.13.35.58.9 57 LOST South Melbourne 2.44.77.119.15 69 -12 LAK Jun 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Essendon 4.55.78.1011.12 78 WON Fitzroy 0.13.45.96.13 49 29 BWS Jul 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.34.67.711.8 74 WON Hawthorn 2.13.35.47.5 47 27 WIN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Essendon 1.13.45.96.14 50 WON North Melbourne 2.13.24.64.8 32 18 ARD Jul 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Essendon 2.53.64.86.10 46 LOST Collingwood 1.46.47.910.9 69 -23 WIN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Essendon 0.16.38.310.7 67 WON Richmond 2.52.77.148.14 62 5 PUN Aug 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Essendon 3.410.814.1018.15 123 WON Footscray 0.25.79.79.9 63 60 WIN Aug 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Essendon 3.16.410.814.11 95 WON St. Kilda 2.32.72.82.11 23 72 JUN Aug 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Essendon 6.28.611.813.8 86 WON Carlton 2.16.57.611.11 77 9 WIN Sep 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Essendon 3.26.98.109.17 71 LOST South Melbourne 4.34.59.1010.14 74 -3 WIN Sep 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF H Essendon 5.57.711.917.15 117 WON Geelong 2.37.59.610.10 70 47 MCG Sep 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Essendon 1.62.74.85.9 39 LOST Melbourne 1.13.46.56.6 42 -3 MCG Oct 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1926 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
3 Beckton, Norm 18                             23 1.3    
17 Campbell, Garnet 20                             2 0.1    
11 Carman, Syd 7                             4 0.6    
6 Dolan, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
2 Donaldson, Clyde 17                             0 0.0    
26 Edward, Wally 4                             0 0.0    
28 Garden, Jack 18                             18 1.0    
1 Gomez, Chris 5                             0 0.0    
21 Gosling, Dick 3                             7 2.3    
12 Gregory, Harry 20                             0 0.0    
20 Hammond, Joe 20                             9 0.5    
13 Harrison, Joe 20                             1 0.1    
4 Hudd, Bill 19                             1 0.1    
7 Hunter, Harry 18                             0 0.0    
18 Irwin, Vince 11                             30 2.7    
27 Kidd, Jack 7                             7 1.0    
24 Maher, Frank 20                             11 0.6    
14 May, Charlie 17                             0 0.0    
16 McCarthy, Justin 3                             3 1.0    
9 McSweeney, Ned 10                             3 0.3    
22 Nash, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
23 Page, George 1                             0 0.0    
31 Quinn, Jim 9                             6 0.7    
26 Russell, Stuart 3                             1 0.3    
16 Shorten, Teddy 5                             4 0.8    
30 Shorten, George 4                             0 0.0    
19 Simpson, Norm 17                             4 0.2    
25 Stockdale, Greg 19                             36 1.9    
5 Vosti, Jack 15                             29 1.9    
10 Watt, Rowley 18                             6 0.3    
8 Watt, Rod 7                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             205 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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