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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) –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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1947 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1947 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 3.75.1010.1716.23 119 WON South Melbourne 3.16.48.410.8 68 51 WIN Apr 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Essendon 1.15.710.813.11 89 LOST Footscray 5.56.812.1015.13 103 -14 WES Apr 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Essendon 7.213.315.721.10 136 WON St. Kilda 5.48.513.719.11 125 11 WIN May 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Essendon 5.510.1013.1316.19 115 WON Geelong 3.45.99.1511.17 83 32 KAR May 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H Essendon 1.43.105.118.16 64 LOST Carlton 5.07.013.514.7 91 -27 WIN May 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A Essendon 6.49.814.1014.10 94 LOST North Melbourne 2.24.77.815.12 102 -8 ARD May 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.57.1010.1511.17 83 WON Fitzroy 2.43.66.1110.14 74 9 WIN May 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H Essendon 1.25.106.139.14 68 LOST Collingwood 3.64.97.1511.16 82 -14 WIN Jun 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Essendon 5.59.714.1518.17 125 WON Richmond 1.24.65.77.14 56 69 PUN Jun 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Essendon 4.36.712.1418.20 128 WON Hawthorn 3.43.64.96.9 45 83 GLE Jun 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.25.78.812.13 85 WON Melbourne 4.36.69.1010.15 75 10 WIN Jun 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Essendon 2.53.911.1511.17 83 WON South Melbourne 0.33.64.98.14 62 21 LAK Jul 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Essendon 5.58.98.1310.18 78 WON Footscray 0.02.33.88.11 59 19 WIN Jul 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A Essendon 5.49.710.1514.18 102 WON St. Kilda 1.33.56.87.13 55 47 JUN Jul 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H Essendon 4.17.1310.1616.21 117 WON Geelong 4.16.110.212.5 77 40 WIN Jul 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Essendon 1.54.87.1013.16 94 WON Carlton 1.44.87.107.12 54 40 PRI Aug 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H Essendon 3.411.614.919.12 126 WON North Melbourne 1.25.68.1112.14 86 40 WIN Aug 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Essendon 4.36.57.98.14 62 LOST Fitzroy 2.47.1213.1818.22 130 -68 BWS Aug 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 A Essendon 3.57.79.1016.12 108 WON Collingwood 6.310.612.1514.17 101 7 VIC Aug 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H Essendon 3.86.1210.1411.17 83 LOST Carlton 0.17.59.1114.15 99 -16 MCG Sep 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Essendon 5.49.710.816.13 109 WON Fitzroy 3.16.710.914.12 96 13 MCG Sep 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 3.78.1110.1511.19 85 LOST Carlton 4.08.010.413.8 86 -1 MCG Sep 27 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1947 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    
33 Allanson, Noel 16                             0 0.0    
19 Bigelow, Doug 6                             2 0.3    
16 Bower, Ray 2                             0 0.0    
27 Bradley, Bob 11                             2 0.2    
23 Brittingham, Bill 18                             20 1.1    
35 Bushby, Percy 21                             4 0.2    
15 Buttsworth, Wally 21                             0 0.0    
19 Cassin, Jack 1                             1 1.0    
10 Dearle, Laurie 6                             1 0.2    
32 Equid, Harry 7                             15 2.1    
13 Field, Les 2                             0 0.0    
18 Gardiner, Les 15                             0 0.0    
30 Goodingham, Ivan 17                             21 1.2    
8 Harper, Bert 18                             7 0.4    
6 Hassell, George 10                             0 0.0    
28 Hill, Russell 7                             0 0.0    
7 Hutchison, Bill 20                             48 2.4    
11 Johnson, Jack 5                             8 1.6    
24 Jones, Jack 22                             25 1.1    
14 Lambert, Chris 12                             1 0.1    
5 Lambert, Harold 7                             0 0.0    
22 Lane, Gordon 17                             24 1.4    
9 Leehane, Ted 18                             50 2.8    
12 May, Wally 8                             0 0.0    
31 McClure, Bob 22                             6 0.3    
4 McDonald, Norm 19                             0 0.0    
29 Newton, Ken 5                             1 0.2    
20 Pearson, Bill 17                             6 0.4    
17 Powell, Ray 4                             1 0.3    
2 Rawle, Keith 22                             21 1.0    
3 Reynolds, Dick 22                             28 1.3    
21 Ruddell, Cec 17                             0 0.0    
26 Syme, Bob 3                             0 0.0    
16 Tate, Greg 6                             5 0.8    
1 Tonkes, Herbie 11                             0 0.0    
Totals 440                             301 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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