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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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1946 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1946 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 4.36.611.1214.14 98 LOST Footscray 2.07.78.815.10 100 -2 WES Apr 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H Essendon 2.37.77.910.11 71 WON South Melbourne 2.14.37.58.5 53 18 WIN Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 10.512.818.1121.15 141 WON Melbourne 2.16.77.1012.13 85 56 WIN May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Essendon 6.213.416.1024.13 157 WON Hawthorn 1.13.37.48.6 54 103 GLE May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Essendon 4.17.59.1311.13 79 WON Fitzroy 0.42.84.104.15 39 40 WIN May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Essendon 4.77.1010.1411.17 83 WON North Melbourne 1.11.63.65.13 43 40 ARD May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.58.1113.1620.20 140 WON St. Kilda 1.22.74.117.16 58 82 WIN Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.46.128.1215.17 107 WON Richmond 3.14.29.810.10 70 37 PUN Jun 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H Essendon 3.78.1011.1616.22 118 WON Collingwood 4.37.710.911.10 76 42 WIN Jun 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Essendon 1.15.97.1412.15 87 LOST Geelong 8.611.915.1418.18 126 -39 KAR Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.45.78.1112.12 84 WON Carlton 3.25.48.79.9 63 21 WIN Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H Essendon 3.47.1011.1416.24 120 WON Footscray 5.310.414.614.8 92 28 WIN Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A Essendon 3.25.66.710.8 68 WON South Melbourne 4.25.57.99.13 67 1 JUN Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Essendon 3.25.67.910.13 73 LOST Melbourne 4.58.119.209.24 78 -5 PUN Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Essendon 4.69.1214.1721.18 144 WON Hawthorn 4.36.39.512.7 79 65 WIN Aug 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A Essendon 1.32.83.137.16 58 LOST Fitzroy 6.48.1012.1414.18 102 -44 BWS Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Essendon 1.26.710.1018.14 122 WON North Melbourne 2.33.84.94.10 34 88 WIN Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Essendon 6.89.1513.1916.20 116 WON St. Kilda 2.03.46.411.9 75 41 JUN Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 H Essendon 4.57.1013.1316.18 114 WON Richmond 5.110.215.218.5 113 1 WIN Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Essendon 5.26.59.1114.16 100 DRAW Collingwood 3.67.1211.1513.22 100 0 MCG Sep 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2SFR H Essendon 2.44.86.1310.16 76 WON Collingwood 3.56.57.78.9 57 19 MCG Sep 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 7.29.720.1522.18 150 WON Melbourne 8.310.411.513.9 87 63 MCG Oct 5 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1946 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 20                             4 0.2    
16 Bower, Ray 8                             1 0.1    
23 Brittingham, Bill 21                             66 3.1    
35 Bushby, Percy 20                             3 0.2    
15 Buttsworth, Wally 22                             0 0.0    
19 Cassin, Jack 20                             28 1.4    
10 Dearle, Laurie 10                             1 0.1    
32 Equid, Harry 21                             35 1.7    
18 Gardiner, Les 22                             0 0.0    
30 Goodingham, Ivan 3                             1 0.3    
26 Green, Fred 1                             0 0.0    
13 Harper, Bert 14                             13 0.9    
6 Hassell, George 21                             2 0.1    
28 Hill, Russell 6                             0 0.0    
7 Hutchison, Bill 21                             46 2.2    
24 Jones, Jack 20                             16 0.8    
27 Jory, Ron 7                             2 0.3    
5 Lambert, Harold 11                             0 0.0    
14 Lambert, Chris 14                             2 0.1    
22 Lane, Gordon 21                             32 1.5    
9 Leehane, Ted 3                             1 0.3    
26 Lyons, Jack 15                             0 0.0    
4 Matheson, Allan 3                             2 0.7    
31 McClure, Bob 8                             4 0.5    
31 McIvor, Ivor 6                             4 0.7    
20 Pearson, Bill 18                             7 0.4    
17 Powell, Ray 4                             4 1.0    
2 Rawle, Keith 21                             19 0.9    
3 Reynolds, Dick 21                             33 1.6    
21 Ruddell, Cec 19                             0 0.0    
1 Tonkes, Herbie 19                             0 0.0    
Totals 440                             326 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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