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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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1942 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1942 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 7.312.718.1125.14 164 WON Melbourne 3.46.711.816.14 110 54 WIN May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.36.611.814.8 92 WON Footscray 3.45.79.812.16 88 4 YAR May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 2.33.66.811.9 75 WON Carlton 3.13.37.411.4 70 5 WIN May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Essendon 5.812.1314.1420.16 136 WON Collingwood 6.18.412.713.9 87 49 VIC May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Essendon 4.28.910.1515.19 109 WON North Melbourne 3.44.76.129.15 69 40 WIN Jun 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 H Essendon 1.55.118.1310.17 77 WON Richmond 2.24.58.911.10 76 1 WIN Jun 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Essendon 6.510.817.922.12 144 WON Hawthorn 2.23.65.85.8 38 106 WIN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Essendon 2.22.93.134.15 39 LOST St. Kilda 3.55.66.86.9 45 -6 TOO Jul 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Essendon 4.48.914.1215.17 107 WON Fitzroy 2.17.311.612.10 82 25 BWS Jul 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Essendon 2.55.87.1210.15 75 WON South Melbourne 2.33.55.58.7 55 20 WIN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Essendon 4.17.610.712.12 84 LOST Melbourne 2.56.1311.1714.20 104 -20 PUN Jul 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Essendon 4.29.410.815.12 102 WON Footscray 4.15.47.810.8 68 34 WIN Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Essendon 1.14.45.611.9 75 LOST Carlton 7.59.915.1818.20 128 -53 PRI Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Essendon 3.56.78.1111.17 83 WON Collingwood 1.23.74.89.10 64 19 WIN Aug 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Essendon 3.45.76.108.16 64 WON North Melbourne 0.12.43.55.8 38 26 ARD Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF A Essendon 2.13.26.58.8 56 LOST Richmond 2.33.59.1011.12 78 -22 PRI Sep 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Essendon 2.58.615.919.10 124 WON South Melbourne 4.49.510.1114.12 96 28 PRI Sep 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 2.68.1414.1619.18 132 WON Richmond 2.44.45.1011.13 79 53 PRI Sep 19 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1942 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 15                             7 0.5    
12 Bell, George 1                             0 0.0    
31 Betson, Norm 9                             7 0.8    
9 Bryce, Ted 10                             17 1.7    
35 Bushby, Percy 18                             3 0.2    
15 Buttsworth, Wally 18                             0 0.0    
5 Caesar, Jack 7                             0 0.0    
19 Cassin, Jack 12                             18 1.5    
1 Coward, Ernie 17                             0 0.0    
10 Dearle, Laurie 10                             7 0.7    
11 Dimble, Murray 5                             5 1.0    
23 Edwards, Maurie 1                             0 0.0    
16 Evans, Joe 7                             0 0.0    
4 Exelby, Murray 15                             18 1.2    
30 Flanigan, Bob 18                             0 0.0    
33 Griggs, Les 2                             1 0.5    
11 Hall, Billy 1                             0 0.0    
6 Hird Snr, Allan 18                             0 0.0    
7 Hutchison, Bill 11                             5 0.5    
14 Lambert, Chris 9                             0 0.0    
22 Lane, Gordon 16                             44 2.8    
14 Leehane, Ted 12                             12 1.0    
25 Pattinson, George 3                             2 0.7    
8 Plummer, Elton 18                             0 0.0    
17 Powell, Ray 3                             1 0.3    
2 Rawle, Keith 11                             7 0.6    
29 Reynolds, Tom 17                             61 3.6    
3 Reynolds, Dick 17                             27 1.6    
21 Ruddell, Cec 17                             0 0.0    
28 Silk, Sid 8                             0 0.0    
20 Torney, Hugh 16                             7 0.4    
Totals 342                             249 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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