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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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1943 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1943 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 3.311.514.718.9 117 WON South Melbourne 6.48.710.1013.14 92 25 WIN May 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.26.78.811.15 81 WON Hawthorn 2.12.56.87.8 50 31 GLE May 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.53.76.1111.12 78 WON North Melbourne 0.04.45.69.11 65 13 WIN May 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Essendon 2.35.97.1114.13 97 WON Richmond 1.74.1010.1511.18 84 13 PUN May 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Essendon 4.29.412.616.10 106 LOST Footscray 2.39.512.1016.18 114 -8 WIN Jun 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 A Essendon 1.103.156.1611.16 82 WON Carlton 3.54.107.169.22 76 6 PRI Jun 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 H Essendon 5.58.811.1115.13 103 WON Collingwood 0.33.77.118.14 62 41 WIN Jun 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.58.1213.1720.19 139 WON St. Kilda 2.07.210.315.8 98 41 TOO Jun 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Essendon 3.14.37.109.16 70 LOST Melbourne 5.26.59.713.7 85 -15 WIN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Essendon 3.65.109.209.24 78 WON Fitzroy 1.34.75.87.14 56 22 BWS Jul 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Essendon 1.22.55.99.12 66 WON Hawthorn 1.64.116.127.13 55 11 GLE Jul 31 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Essendon 2.35.78.1511.24 90 WON Fitzroy 2.35.77.88.8 56 34 WIN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H Essendon 4.35.77.109.13 67 LOST Carlton 1.35.68.710.10 70 -3 WIN Aug 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A Essendon 1.23.105.146.15 51 LOST Footscray 2.74.85.99.10 64 -13 WES Aug 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Essendon 1.33.66.810.11 71 LOST Richmond 0.39.712.1114.14 98 -27 WIN Aug 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Essendon 4.16.612.1413.16 94 WON Richmond 1.35.87.129.17 71 23 PRI Sep 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 2.44.98.1311.15 81 LOST Richmond 4.26.58.812.14 86 -5 PRI Sep 25 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1943 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 12                             5 0.4    
31 Betson, Norm 17                             5 0.3    
23 Brittingham, Bill 6                             3 0.5    
35 Bushby, Percy 14                             5 0.4    
15 Buttsworth, Wally 14                             0 0.0    
19 Cassin, Jack 14                             11 0.8    
27 Cockburn, Jack 5                             1 0.2    
1 Coward, Ernie 16                             4 0.3    
10 Dearle, Laurie 14                             5 0.4    
32 Drummond, Bob 6                             11 1.8    
30 Edwards, Maurie 4                             0 0.0    
4 Exelby, Murray 13                             8 0.6    
18 Farrell, Jimmy 4                             9 2.3    
11 Gardiner, Les 16                             0 0.0    
26 Green, Fred 3                             0 0.0    
24 Gregg, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
12 Harper, Bert 2                             2 1.0    
6 Hird Snr, Allan 17                             0 0.0    
7 Hutchison, Bill 17                             9 0.5    
22 Lane, Gordon 15                             30 2.0    
18 Langley, Gil 4                             1 0.3    
14 Leehane, Ted 2                             6 3.0    
8 Plummer, Elton 17                             0 0.0    
17 Powell, Ray 8                             8 1.0    
2 Rawle, Keith 16                             17 1.1    
3 Reynolds, Dick 17                             31 1.8    
29 Reynolds, Tom 7                             18 2.6    
21 Ruddell, Cec 15                             0 0.0    
28 Silk, Sid 3                             0 0.0    
24 Smith, Noel 7                             0 0.0    
20 Torney, Hugh 17                             14 0.8    
Totals 323                             203 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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