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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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1949 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1949 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 7.311.714.918.12 120 WON Hawthorn 1.14.25.29.3 57 63 WIN Apr 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2 A Essendon 3.35.67.1010.15 75 WON North Melbourne 1.32.85.117.14 56 19 ARD Apr 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
3 A Essendon 1.27.88.813.16 94 WON St. Kilda 2.82.85.155.15 45 49 JUN Apr 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
4 H Essendon 2.25.45.56.9 45 LOST Carlton 1.44.75.187.22 64 -19 WIN May 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
5 H Essendon 3.47.77.1411.18 84 WON Richmond 2.45.85.149.15 69 15 WIN May 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 A Essendon 5.39.312.612.9 81 LOST Collingwood 1.27.87.1111.16 82 -1 VIC May 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 H Essendon 3.36.410.811.9 75 LOST Melbourne 4.35.79.1013.12 90 -15 WIN May 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A Essendon 2.36.56.510.12 72 WON Footscray 2.92.116.157.17 59 13 WES Jun 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A Essendon 4.18.311.512.9 81 LOST South Melbourne 1.43.119.1315.16 106 -25 LAK Jun 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H Essendon 2.35.78.118.19 67 LOST Fitzroy 2.36.69.810.10 70 -3 WIN Jun 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A Essendon 1.13.27.311.6 72 LOST Geelong 6.313.819.1325.17 167 -95 KAR Jul 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Essendon 2.55.712.1216.16 112 WON Hawthorn 0.03.03.07.0 42 70 GLE Jul 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Essendon 4.55.105.178.22 70 WON North Melbourne 2.12.36.76.13 49 21 WIN Jul 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Essendon 3.54.611.1613.17 95 WON St. Kilda 3.18.58.79.10 64 31 WIN Jul 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A Essendon 5.46.714.917.11 113 WON Carlton 0.35.87.1111.16 82 31 PRI Jul 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A Essendon 5.56.611.911.12 78 WON Richmond 0.23.75.97.14 56 22 PUN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
17 H Essendon 1.87.1111.1716.21 117 WON Collingwood 4.36.57.710.11 71 46 WIN Aug 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
18 A Essendon 5.17.212.915.11 101 WON Melbourne 2.27.47.511.10 76 25 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
19 H Essendon 6.29.512.714.13 97 WON Footscray 1.14.47.118.13 61 36 WIN Aug 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF H Essendon 4.111.315.920.16 136 WON Collingwood 2.04.16.48.6 54 82 MCG Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Essendon 3.26.88.1011.12 78 WON North Melbourne 2.14.17.49.7 61 17 MCG Sep 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 3.37.712.1518.17 125 WON Carlton 2.42.103.126.16 52 73 MCG Sep 24 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1949 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Allanson, Noel 15                             0 0.0    
19 Bigelow, Doug 18                             6 0.3    
27 Bradley, Bob 17 18 18.0         2 2.0         1   0 0.0    
23 Brittingham, Bill 20 4 4.0         2 2.0         0   4 0.2    
15 Buttsworth, Wally 10                             0 0.0    
10 Coleman, John 21 12 12.0         5 5.0         0   100 4.8    
1 Fisher, Vic 13 10 10.0         1 1.0         1   2 0.2    
18 Gardiner, Les 22 14 14.0         0 0.0         1   0 0.0    
32 Goninon, George 5                             3 0.6    
30 Goodingham, Ivan 3                             0 0.0    
8 Harper, Bert 7                             0 0.0    
6 Hassell, George 12 3 3.0         0 0.0         0   1 0.1    
7 Hutchison, Bill 21 31 31.0         9 9.0         2   37 1.8    
24 Jones, Jack 22 25 25.0         7 7.0         0   20 0.9    
17 Lambert, Harold 17 17 17.0         5 5.0         1   0 0.0    
14 Lambert, Chris 13                             0 0.0    
22 Lane, Gordon 7 2 2.0         1 1.0         0   8 1.1    
9 Leehane, Ted 13 14 14.0         6 6.0         0   18 1.4    
12 May, Wally 19 3 3.0         1 1.0         0   0 0.0    
31 McClure, Bob 17 19 19.0         9 9.0         3   2 0.1    
25 McConnell, Roy 15 12 12.0         3 3.0         2   0 0.0    
4 McDonald, Norm 21 18 18.0         6 6.0         1   0 0.0    
11 McEwin, Ron 10 20 20.0         3 3.0         1   6 0.6    
5 McLeish, John 8                             0 0.0    
29 Newton, Ken 8                             4 0.5    
35 Payne, Fred 3                             2 0.7    
2 Rawle, Keith 19 13 13.0         3 3.0         1   14 0.7    
3 Reynolds, Dick 20 22 22.0         3 3.0         0   23 1.2    
21 Ruddell, Cec 1                             0 0.0    
21 Simpson, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
26 Syme, Bob 17 14 14.0         3 3.0         1   12 0.7    
16 Tate, Greg 16                             19 1.2    
36 Thaw, Alan 6 7 7.0         1 1.0         0   0 0.0    
Totals 440                             281 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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