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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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1945 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1945 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 7.812.1019.1422.18 150 WON Hawthorn 2.06.47.712.7 79 71 WIN Apr 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.46.67.89.10 64 DRAW Fitzroy 3.56.78.118.16 64 0 BWS Apr 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 4.410.814.1422.18 150 WON Carlton 4.35.66.77.8 50 100 WIN May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Essendon 6.58.717.1723.18 156 WON St. Kilda 1.04.106.1114.17 101 55 JUN May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Essendon 2.67.88.1312.16 88 WON Collingwood 5.26.118.1411.21 87 1 WIN May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Essendon 4.76.107.119.17 71 LOST Richmond 3.17.89.912.11 83 -12 PUN May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Essendon 6.76.158.2214.28 112 WON Geelong 1.32.76.99.10 64 48 WIN Jun 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Essendon 1.61.104.137.14 56 LOST Footscray 2.26.88.1012.15 87 -31 WES Jun 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Essendon 5.610.1010.1612.20 92 LOST North Melbourne 3.67.810.1218.14 122 -30 WIN Jun 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Essendon 2.13.54.95.11 41 LOST South Melbourne 3.25.78.1012.15 87 -46 JUN Jun 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Essendon 2.03.14.57.12 54 LOST Melbourne 3.65.108.129.14 68 -14 WIN Jun 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Essendon 2.12.42.87.12 54 LOST Hawthorn 2.49.910.1415.17 107 -53 GLE Jul 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Essendon 0.45.56.77.14 56 LOST Fitzroy 4.55.97.1111.14 80 -24 WIN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Essendon 1.55.96.1210.18 78 WON Carlton 4.16.58.611.9 75 3 PRI Jul 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Essendon 2.45.812.1218.15 123 WON St. Kilda 2.12.23.33.6 24 99 WIN Jul 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Essendon 1.43.65.1010.15 75 LOST Collingwood 4.39.612.816.8 104 -29 VIC Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Essendon 1.26.1010.1314.22 106 WON Richmond 4.66.710.1110.13 73 33 WIN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Essendon 8.411.914.1016.13 109 WON Geelong 3.17.110.514.7 91 18 KAR Aug 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 H Essendon 4.37.79.1115.17 107 WON Footscray 1.42.88.129.13 67 40 WIN Aug 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
20 A Essendon 1.34.710.1413.17 95 LOST North Melbourne 4.57.910.1214.17 101 -6 ARD Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1945 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 5                             4 0.8    
8 Annesley, Bob 6                             7 1.2    
31 Betson, Norm 17                             11 0.6    
23 Brittingham, Bill 19                             48 2.5    
35 Bushby, Percy 20                             7 0.4    
15 Buttsworth, Wally 20                             1 0.1    
27 Buttsworth, Fred 8                             9 1.1    
33 Clark, Milton 3                             0 0.0    
1 Coward, Ernie 19                             2 0.1    
10 Dearle, Laurie 17                             5 0.3    
9 Dimble, Murray 8                             8 1.0    
28 Drummond, Bob 3                             6 2.0    
32 Equid, Harry 1                             3 3.0    
16 Finn, Ray 2                             2 1.0    
30 Flanigan, Bob 3                             0 0.0    
18 Gardiner, Les 15                             0 0.0    
11 Healy, Terry 8                             0 0.0    
13 Henry, Jack 1                             1 1.0    
6 Hird Snr, Allan 20                             2 0.1    
4 Huggard, Jackie 1                             0 0.0    
7 Hutchison, Bill 20                             32 1.6    
19 Jory, Ron 18                             15 0.8    
14 Lambert, Chris 11                             1 0.1    
22 Lane, Gordon 15                             18 1.2    
26 Lyons, Jack 17                             3 0.2    
32 Paterson, Peter 5                             4 0.8    
20 Pearson, Bill 16                             11 0.7    
17 Powell, Ray 14                             12 0.9    
32 Ralph, Harry 4                             0 0.0    
2 Randall, Alan 3                             0 0.0    
3 Reynolds, Dick 19                             26 1.4    
21 Ruddell, Cec 19                             0 0.0    
12 Shaw, Alan 1                             0 0.0    
24 Smith, Noel 8                             10 1.3    
34 Syme, Bob 10                             4 0.4    
29 Thomas, Ray 4                             0 0.0    
Totals 380                             252 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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