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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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1927 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1927 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 5.38.615.1116.14 110 WON Footscray 3.13.23.310.3 63 47 WES Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Essendon 5.35.48.58.6 54 LOST North Melbourne 3.06.37.310.5 65 -11 WIN May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Essendon 0.52.72.94.12 36 LOST Carlton 0.42.44.57.5 47 -11 PRI May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Essendon 3.24.77.88.12 60 LOST Melbourne 3.45.88.1111.12 78 -18 WIN May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Essendon 2.54.510.912.10 82 LOST St. Kilda 2.18.58.514.7 91 -9 JUN May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Essendon 1.33.56.77.7 49 LOST Collingwood 3.44.76.107.14 56 -7 WIN Jun 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.04.14.69.10 64 LOST Geelong 2.35.78.811.11 77 -13 WIN Jun 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Essendon 2.05.86.811.13 79 LOST Richmond 5.67.912.1115.12 102 -23 PUN Jun 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Essendon 2.55.1010.1012.12 84 LOST South Melbourne 3.38.511.615.9 99 -15 WIN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Essendon 2.23.54.76.12 48 DRAW Fitzroy 2.24.67.67.6 48 0 WIN Jul 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Essendon 5.29.910.1011.12 78 WON Hawthorn 5.25.86.159.17 71 7 GLE Jul 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H Essendon 2.84.118.1612.19 91 WON Footscray 2.16.68.68.9 57 34 WIN Jul 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A Essendon 2.23.65.107.12 54 WON North Melbourne 1.04.34.67.8 50 4 ARD Jul 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Essendon 2.37.58.118.15 63 LOST Carlton 3.25.49.510.11 71 -8 WIN Jul 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Essendon 2.02.06.28.2 50 LOST Melbourne 7.114.817.1220.20 140 -90 MCG Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Essendon 3.44.77.139.18 72 WON St. Kilda 2.14.55.57.6 48 24 WIN Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Essendon 2.23.44.64.6 30 LOST Collingwood 0.10.41.83.13 31 -1 VIC Sep 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Essendon 5.27.412.1014.10 94 WON Fitzroy 1.23.54.75.13 43 51 BWS Sep 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1927 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 17                             13 0.8    
15 Boyd, Jack 2                             2 1.0    
17 Campbell, Garnet 15                             6 0.4    
11 Carman, Syd 9                             1 0.1    
18 Carruthers, Bruce 11                             6 0.5    
23 Clarke, Tom 7                             1 0.1    
16 Dodd, Rupe 11                             19 1.7    
6 Dolan, Jack 6                             0 0.0    
1 Gomez, Chris 3                             0 0.0    
21 Gosling, Dick 2                             4 2.0    
12 Gregory, Harry 7                             0 0.0    
20 Hammond, Joe 16                             2 0.1    
13 Harrison, Joe 15                             3 0.2    
4 Hudd, Bill 10                             4 0.4    
7 Hunter, Harry 14                             0 0.0    
2 Irving, Les 8                             0 0.0    
31 James, Mal 1                             0 0.0    
26 Kavanagh, Ben 2                             2 1.0    
27 Kidd, Jack 16                             1 0.1    
24 Maher, Frank 18                             19 1.1    
9 McSweeney, Ned 12                             0 0.0    
22 Nash, Frank 9                             0 0.0    
31 Quinn, Jim 14                             12 0.9    
33 Rennie, Artie 1                             0 0.0    
19 Simpson, Norm 11                             3 0.3    
30 Speakman, Bill 11                             8 0.7    
25 Stockdale, Greg 18                             15 0.8    
14 Vickers, Bill 3                             4 1.3    
5 Vosti, Jack 17                             35 2.1    
28 Walsh, Paddy 9                             2 0.2    
8 Watt, Rod 11                             1 0.1    
10 Watt, Rowley 14                             3 0.2    
32 Webster, Len 4                             0 0.0    
Totals 324                             166 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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