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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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1941 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1941 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.37.412.715.9 99 LOST Carlton 5.711.813.1015.12 102 -3 PRI Apr 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Essendon 1.24.511.722.13 145 WON North Melbourne 6.410.715.1116.12 108 37 WIN May 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Essendon 5.38.311.516.7 103 WON St. Kilda 2.45.87.137.16 58 45 JUN May 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Essendon 4.39.913.1215.14 104 WON Richmond 4.37.411.514.8 92 12 WIN May 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Essendon 3.312.520.1023.18 156 WON Hawthorn 2.47.68.88.12 60 96 GLE May 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Essendon 3.45.811.1413.18 96 WON South Melbourne 1.44.66.78.13 61 35 LAK Jun 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 H Essendon 1.54.87.179.24 78 WON Fitzroy 1.21.63.74.12 36 42 WIN Jun 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Essendon 2.43.55.97.10 52 LOST Collingwood 1.25.66.108.12 60 -8 VIC Jun 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Essendon 2.45.813.1018.12 120 WON Geelong 4.36.611.911.13 79 41 WIN Jun 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Essendon 1.43.44.79.11 65 LOST Melbourne 3.58.812.1116.17 113 -48 MCG Jul 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Essendon 6.88.1212.1415.14 104 WON Footscray 1.22.76.89.11 65 39 WIN Jul 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Essendon 3.56.710.812.11 83 LOST Carlton 5.511.812.1318.14 122 -39 WIN Jul 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Essendon 3.18.112.417.8 110 WON North Melbourne 2.47.510.912.14 86 24 ARD Jul 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Essendon 2.47.612.1216.17 113 WON St. Kilda 3.24.76.106.13 49 64 WIN Aug 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Essendon 1.24.117.1412.16 88 LOST Richmond 8.010.212.714.11 95 -7 PUN Aug 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Essendon 7.410.915.1319.17 131 WON Hawthorn 4.28.39.414.9 93 38 WIN Aug 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Essendon 2.45.107.1812.23 95 WON South Melbourne 2.12.23.27.4 46 49 WIN Aug 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Essendon 5.310.414.918.14 122 WON Fitzroy 1.55.810.1015.16 106 16 BWS Aug 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF H Essendon 8.110.413.721.9 135 WON Richmond 2.47.78.1111.15 81 54 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Essendon 2.66.812.1213.15 93 WON Carlton 2.22.64.129.14 68 25 MCG Sep 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Essendon 1.12.66.1213.20 98 LOST Melbourne 6.611.914.1119.13 127 -29 MCG Sep 27 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1941 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
25 Abbott, Gordon 18                             12 0.7    
7 Baker, Norm 6                             0 0.0    
24 Begley, Les 5                             0 0.0    
12 Bell, George 16                             0 0.0    
31 Betson, Norm 7                             4 0.6    
9 Bryce, Ted 15                             29 1.9    
35 Bushby, Percy 9                             2 0.2    
15 Buttsworth, Wally 20                             0 0.0    
5 Caesar, Jack 20                             4 0.2    
19 Cassin, Jack 15                             33 2.2    
1 Coward, Ernie 15                             4 0.3    
16 Evans, Joe 12                             1 0.1    
4 Exelby, Murray 16                             19 1.2    
30 Flanigan, Bob 11                             1 0.1    
32 Forsyth, Keith 2                             0 0.0    
26 Green, Fred 20                             5 0.3    
33 Griggs, Les 19                             29 1.5    
6 Hird Snr, Allan 21                             0 0.0    
27 Keddie, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
18 Lambert, Chris 8                             8 1.0    
17 Lambert, Harold 11                             1 0.1    
22 Lane, Gordon 16                             50 3.1    
13 McPartland, Andy 1                             0 0.0    
23 Molloy, Dick 2                             0 0.0    
8 Plummer, Elton 21                             0 0.0    
11 Regan, Ted 5                             1 0.2    
3 Reynolds, Dick 20                             36 1.8    
29 Reynolds, Tom 18                             65 3.6    
21 Ruddell, Cec 13                             0 0.0    
23 Silk, Sid 1                             0 0.0    
2 Smith, Ron 6                             0 0.0    
10 Thomas, Ritchie 4                             0 0.0    
20 Torney, Hugh 18                             4 0.2    
28 Watts, Ray 2                             7 3.5    
14 Wilson, Stan 5                             0 0.0    
Totals 399                             315 0.8    
 

Footnotes

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