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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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1951 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1951 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 3.44.613.813.8 86 WON Melbourne 2.13.85.810.16 76 10 WIN Apr 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Essendon 2.23.47.1012.14 86 WON Hawthorn 2.15.47.49.7 61 25 GLE Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Essendon 6.18.311.614.7 91 LOST South Melbourne 2.75.117.1514.20 104 -13 LAK May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Essendon 3.58.1011.1012.11 83 WON Collingwood 0.61.72.125.14 44 39 WIN May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Essendon 3.37.57.610.8 68 LOST Geelong 3.06.29.714.12 96 -28 KAR May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Essendon 1.45.88.119.14 68 LOST Fitzroy 3.27.611.614.7 91 -23 BWS Jun 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Essendon 4.26.59.911.9 75 LOST Carlton 4.27.510.713.12 90 -15 WIN Jun 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Essendon 4.411.813.1015.13 103 WON St. Kilda 4.26.58.712.7 79 24 WIN Jun 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Essendon 3.46.68.1013.13 91 WON North Melbourne 1.33.83.98.11 59 32 ARD Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Essendon 3.44.57.910.14 74 WON Richmond 2.23.77.810.10 70 4 WIN Jul 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Essendon 4.35.55.59.10 64 WON Footscray 2.74.87.147.14 56 8 WES Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Essendon 4.15.48.1010.14 74 WON Melbourne 2.35.37.58.6 54 20 MCG Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Essendon 6.27.129.1516.18 114 WON Hawthorn 3.33.48.98.11 59 55 WIN Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Essendon 8.29.613.916.10 106 WON South Melbourne 2.33.63.88.12 60 46 WIN Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Essendon 1.13.23.45.7 37 LOST Collingwood 3.06.28.312.9 81 -44 VIC Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Essendon 6.311.714.1118.15 123 WON Geelong 2.25.86.118.17 65 58 WIN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Essendon 3.65.98.1111.13 79 WON Fitzroy 2.14.34.57.11 53 26 WIN Aug 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Essendon 2.23.49.916.12 108 WON Carlton 2.66.78.99.10 64 44 PRI Sep 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF H Essendon 3.24.46.78.13 61 WON Footscray 6.17.17.58.5 53 8 MCG Sep 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Essendon 1.23.35.710.10 70 WON Collingwood 1.27.49.710.8 68 2 MCG Sep 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Essendon 1.06.26.410.10 70 LOST Geelong 3.84.109.1311.15 81 -11 MCG Sep 29 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1951 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 3                             1 0.3    
19 Bigelow, Doug 21                             3 0.1    
23 Brittingham, Bill 20                             1 0.1    
20 Carstairs, Jim 3                             2 0.7    
1 Clarke, Jack 6                             1 0.2    
10 Coleman, John 16                             75 4.7    
15 Dale, Alan 19                             0 0.0    
18 Gardiner, Les 21                             0 0.0    
34 Gill, John 16                             9 0.6    
28 Gilmore, Brian 2                             0 0.0    
8 Harper, Bert 9                             3 0.3    
7 Hutchison, Bill 19                             33 1.7    
24 Jones, Jack 21                             19 0.9    
17 Lambert, Harold 12                             0 0.0    
14 Lambert, Chris 17                             0 0.0    
2 Law, Alby 3                             0 0.0    
1 Leehane, Tom 3                             0 0.0    
30 Leek, Geoff 6                             3 0.5    
27 Lunn, Ron 16                             3 0.2    
32 Mann, Lance 16                             1 0.1    
1 Martini, Ray 2                             0 0.0    
12 May, Wally 18                             2 0.1    
31 McClure, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
25 McConnell, Roy 21                             0 0.0    
4 McDonald, Norm 20                             0 0.0    
9 McDonald, Keith 12                             8 0.7    
11 McEwin, Ron 20                             26 1.3    
29 McIntosh, Keith 1                             0 0.0    
5 Middleton, Lloyd 2                             0 0.0    
13 O'Halloran, Jack 7                             3 0.4    
35 Payne, Fred 16                             4 0.3    
3 Reynolds, Dick 1                             0 0.0    
21 Simpson, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
22 Snell, Bill 8                             5 0.6    
26 Syme, Bob 21                             13 0.6    
16 Tate, Greg 18                             33 1.8    
Totals 420                             248 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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