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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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1936 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1936 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 4.49.513.917.15 117 WON North Melbourne 3.24.28.411.4 70 47 WIN May 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Essendon 2.33.44.105.13 43 LOST Carlton 5.610.1114.1521.19 145 -102 PRI May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 4.36.79.1516.19 115 LOST St. Kilda 2.37.512.718.11 119 -4 WIN May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Essendon 3.14.59.913.10 88 LOST Collingwood 7.510.816.1320.17 137 -49 VIC May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Essendon 5.47.79.911.13 79 LOST South Melbourne 2.67.1210.1915.21 111 -32 LAK May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Essendon 4.65.910.1318.19 127 WON Fitzroy 1.33.88.1212.14 86 41 WIN Jun 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Essendon 1.23.73.1010.11 71 LOST Richmond 4.105.118.1510.18 78 -7 PUN Jun 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Essendon 1.46.108.1412.19 91 WON Hawthorn 4.65.96.138.18 66 25 WIN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Essendon 5.49.711.1114.13 97 LOST Geelong 2.410.615.1226.18 174 -77 COR Jun 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Essendon 2.35.68.119.13 67 LOST Melbourne 4.28.512.1016.15 111 -44 MCG Jul 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.26.108.1212.15 87 LOST Footscray 5.118.1114.1716.18 114 -27 WIN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Essendon 1.26.59.710.10 70 WON North Melbourne 3.54.66.106.14 50 20 ARD Jul 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Essendon 2.35.67.88.11 59 LOST Carlton 4.25.1110.1317.16 118 -59 WIN Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Essendon 7.77.911.1114.14 98 LOST St. Kilda 1.48.1210.1616.23 119 -21 JUN Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Essendon 1.24.55.88.10 58 LOST Collingwood 1.34.96.1114.16 100 -42 WIN Aug 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Essendon 0.03.65.612.16 88 LOST South Melbourne 2.123.148.2711.30 96 -8 WIN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Essendon 2.26.712.917.16 118 WON Fitzroy 4.75.139.169.16 70 48 BWS Aug 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Essendon 2.27.39.514.8 92 WON Richmond 5.48.79.911.10 76 16 WIN Sep 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1936 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
16 Anderson, Bruce 11                             0 0.0    
10 Baggott, Jack 15                             0 0.0    
12 Bell, George 18                             0 0.0    
8 Bryce, Ted 13                             0 0.0    
35 Bushby, Percy 1                             1 1.0    
4 Carey, Harry 3                             0 0.0    
19 Cassin, Jack 8                             1 0.1    
23 Coutts, Eric 1                             0 0.0    
34 Coward, George 3                             0 0.0    
35 Crane, Jack 2                             7 3.5    
25 Earle, Bill 11                             4 0.4    
2 Exelby, Murray 9                             5 0.6    
1 Forbes, Keith 15                             38 2.5    
26 Freyer, Ted 15                             50 3.3    
31 Hall, Billy 2                             1 0.5    
18 Kinnear, Bill 3                             1 0.3    
6 Lahiff, Tommy 15                             15 1.0    
11 Luff Jnr, Bill 15                             18 1.2    
29 Mallett, Harry 2                             0 0.0    
5 Maltby, Arnold 10                             6 0.6    
36 McFarlane, Mick 10                             15 1.5    
22 McGorlick, George 1                             0 0.0    
24 Pattinson, George 14                             4 0.3    
27 Plummer, Elton 12                             0 0.0    
3 Reynolds, Dick 17                             7 0.4    
22 Richards, Almond 4                             0 0.0    
21 Rippon, Ted 13                             5 0.4    
29 Shapter, Ron 2                             0 0.0    
9 Slater, Syd 12                             3 0.3    
13 Smith, Tommy 10                             8 0.8    
20 Torney, Hugh 14                             16 1.1    
18 Turner, Bill 4                             0 0.0    
17 Wallace, Len 16                             4 0.3    
28 Walsh, Paddy 4                             0 0.0    
32 Webster, Len 16                             9 0.6    
15 Welch, Dick 9                             0 0.0    
14 Wilson, Stan 12                             2 0.2    
Totals 342                             220 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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