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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) 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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1928 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1928 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 3.26.48.411.6 72 LOST Melbourne 2.18.38.513.7 85 -13 WIN Apr 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Essendon 1.07.47.710.13 73 WON Footscray 5.55.59.710.9 69 4 WES Apr 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 4.37.99.1012.13 85 WON South Melbourne 3.63.73.105.11 41 44 WIN May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Essendon 2.52.66.106.11 47 LOST Geelong 0.13.53.66.14 50 -3 WIN May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Essendon 3.65.710.1113.17 95 WON Fitzroy 2.23.1210.1411.18 84 11 BWS May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Essendon 3.07.310.310.8 68 WON Richmond 2.45.66.127.19 61 7 WIN May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Essendon 4.28.710.1113.20 98 WON Hawthorn 1.46.76.137.15 57 41 GLE Jun 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Essendon 2.06.29.310.7 67 LOST St. Kilda 1.46.711.1011.10 76 -9 WIN Jun 4 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
9 A Essendon 0.13.56.610.10 70 WON North Melbourne 3.25.47.59.5 59 11 ARD Jun 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H Essendon 2.26.66.89.12 66 LOST Carlton 1.73.109.1610.18 78 -12 WIN Jun 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A Essendon 2.33.46.88.9 57 LOST Collingwood 4.210.611.712.13 85 -28 VIC Jun 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Essendon 3.55.611.1212.17 89 WON Melbourne 2.54.146.168.19 67 22 MCG Jul 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Essendon 3.29.411.615.14 104 WON Footscray 5.27.411.511.8 74 30 WIN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Essendon 6.212.414.818.11 119 WON South Melbourne 4.67.99.1411.17 83 36 LAK Jul 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Essendon 5.15.310.812.10 82 WON Geelong 0.41.102.114.14 38 44 COR Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Essendon 2.34.66.97.12 54 LOST Fitzroy 2.35.66.128.14 62 -8 WIN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Essendon 3.35.96.1011.11 77 LOST Richmond 6.411.417.1122.14 146 -69 PUN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Essendon 1.48.1312.1716.22 118 WON Hawthorn 2.13.38.69.6 60 58 WIN Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1928 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
13 Arthur, Alan 14                             32 2.3    
3 Beckton, Norm 17                             20 1.2    
18 Bertram, Lloyd 5                             10 2.0    
17 Campbell, Garnet 13                             2 0.2    
19 Carman, Syd 11                             0 0.0    
18 Carruthers, Bruce 1                             0 0.0    
34 Cerini, Athol 2                             2 1.0    
26 Charleston, Aub 9                             0 0.0    
23 Clarke, Tom 12                             0 0.0    
6 Dolan, Jack 12                             0 0.0    
35 Forbes, Keith 13                             28 2.2    
1 Gomez, Chris 1                             0 0.0    
12 Gregory, Harry 18                             0 0.0    
20 Hammond, Joe 17                             1 0.1    
14 Henry, Bill 9                             20 2.2    
27 Kidd, Jack 5                             2 0.4    
24 Maher, Frank 17                             9 0.5    
1 Martin, Ernie 11                             0 0.0    
9 McSweeney, Ned 4                             0 0.0    
22 Nash, Frank 3                             3 1.0    
2 Okey, Howard 14                             8 0.6    
21 Parris, Keith 8                             0 0.0    
31 Quinn, Jim 11                             12 1.1    
33 Rennie, Artie 16                             0 0.0    
19 Simpson, Norm 6                             5 0.8    
30 Speakman, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
25 Stockdale, Greg 10                             39 3.9    
5 Vosti, Jack 16                             0 0.0    
28 Walsh, Paddy 17                             1 0.1    
10 Watt, Rowley 8                             0 0.0    
16 Way, Jack 5                             2 0.4    
32 Webster, Len 18                             7 0.4    
Totals 324                             203 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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