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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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1954 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1954 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 4.38.510.614.11 95 WON Hawthorn 4.26.48.98.13 61 34 GLE Apr 19 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 H Essendon 1.13.64.105.18 48 LOST South Melbourne 1.62.76.138.13 61 -13 WIN Apr 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Essendon 5.26.49.815.10 100 LOST Geelong 2.610.1312.1716.20 116 -16 WIN May 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Essendon 3.15.35.69.10 64 LOST Collingwood 3.55.69.1410.17 77 -13 VIC May 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Essendon 4.64.76.148.18 66 LOST Carlton 0.26.107.139.15 69 -3 WIN May 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Essendon 1.12.33.44.7 31 LOST Footscray 5.47.59.712.8 80 -49 WES May 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Essendon 4.510.1116.1322.13 145 WON Fitzroy 1.23.54.77.12 54 91 WIN May 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Essendon 3.23.89.1314.14 98 WON North Melbourne 4.37.910.1210.15 75 23 WIN Jun 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Essendon 2.35.109.1514.17 101 WON Melbourne 5.65.77.1211.13 79 22 MCG Jun 14 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 A Essendon 3.75.118.1710.19 79 WON St. Kilda 0.23.85.99.12 66 13 JUN Jun 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Essendon 2.17.311.513.9 87 WON Richmond 4.38.411.413.6 84 3 WIN Jul 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Essendon 2.44.89.1413.16 94 WON Hawthorn 3.17.48.89.9 63 31 WIN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Essendon 6.38.413.413.8 86 WON South Melbourne 0.24.55.108.18 66 20 LAK Jul 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Essendon 2.34.88.1011.10 76 LOST Geelong 3.37.910.1316.14 110 -34 KAR Jul 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Essendon 3.23.57.1010.11 71 WON Collingwood 3.53.93.106.16 52 19 WIN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Essendon 1.55.78.1011.14 80 WON Carlton 1.36.58.1310.16 76 4 PRI Aug 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Essendon 1.13.83.127.17 59 LOST Footscray 3.55.810.1111.12 78 -19 WIN Aug 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Essendon 1.23.58.1113.13 91 LOST Fitzroy 5.312.612.1014.13 97 -6 BWS Aug 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1954 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
19 Bigelow, Doug 18                             1 0.1    
2 Booth, Stan 18                             32 1.8    
12 Bradley, Kevin 2                             1 0.5    
18 Burgess, Reg 16                             0 0.0    
20 Carstairs, Jim 18                             1 0.1    
1 Clarke, Jack 15                             2 0.1    
10 Coleman, John 6                             42 7.0    
4 Colliver, Barry 2                             0 0.0    
13 Gallagher, Fred 10                             0 0.0    
22 Gamble, Jeff 12                             3 0.3    
3 Gill, John 12                             16 1.3    
17 Gnaden, Bill 2                             0 0.0    
23 Harrington, Jack 15                             6 0.4    
14 Heenan Jnr, Jim 15                             0 0.0    
7 Hutchison, Bill 17                             32 1.9    
24 Jones, Jack 14                             14 1.0    
21 Knowles, Jack 17                             0 0.0    
30 Leek, Geoff 16                             5 0.3    
32 Mann, Lance 13                             5 0.4    
26 McColl, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
25 McConnell, Roy 12                             0 0.0    
31 Mitchell, Hugh 18                             19 1.1    
6 Morris, Hugh 5                             0 0.0    
16 O'Sullivan, Peter 7                             0 0.0    
34 Pascoe, Mal 17                             0 0.0    
27 Peucker, Ken 10                             3 0.3    
9 Sewell, Greg 17                             1 0.1    
15 Taylor, Bob 15                             0 0.0    
8 Thaw, Alan 3                             0 0.0    
33 Towner, John 16                             23 1.4    
Totals 360                             206 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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