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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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1956 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1956 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 1.34.67.99.13 67 WON Carlton 1.14.14.75.9 39 28 WIN Apr 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Essendon 2.53.96.137.15 57 LOST Fitzroy 3.68.109.1210.19 79 -22 BWS Apr 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Essendon 3.26.1011.1115.17 107 WON North Melbourne 3.56.78.99.11 65 42 ARD Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Essendon 9.313.415.518.9 117 WON St. Kilda 3.35.87.169.23 77 40 WIN May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Essendon 2.83.135.186.22 58 WON Richmond 1.21.54.107.10 52 6 WIN May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Essendon 1.44.88.1211.20 86 LOST South Melbourne 4.110.313.815.8 98 -12 LAK May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Essendon 4.24.47.68.9 57 LOST Geelong 1.44.1210.1415.17 107 -50 KAR May 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Essendon 4.26.68.612.11 83 LOST Footscray 4.56.1112.1914.23 107 -24 WIN Jun 4 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 A Essendon 0.40.71.114.15 39 LOST Melbourne 2.39.1013.1415.17 107 -68 MCG Jun 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Essendon 2.45.88.1412.20 92 WON Hawthorn 5.27.59.1010.11 71 21 WIN Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Essendon 2.62.87.107.12 54 LOST Collingwood 2.27.99.1215.18 108 -54 VIC Jun 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Essendon 0.12.93.135.15 45 LOST Carlton 5.36.58.1012.13 85 -40 PRI Jul 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Essendon 0.23.34.79.13 67 WON Fitzroy 2.35.57.98.10 58 9 WIN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Essendon 2.65.148.1510.18 78 WON North Melbourne 0.22.46.86.11 47 31 WIN Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Essendon 1.04.25.47.7 49 WON St. Kilda 1.54.66.106.11 47 2 JUN Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Essendon 2.44.56.911.13 79 LOST Richmond 5.48.79.1113.13 91 -12 PUN Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Essendon 2.35.67.911.10 76 WON South Melbourne 1.23.65.107.16 58 18 WIN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Essendon 2.35.59.1014.13 97 WON Geelong 1.25.96.139.15 69 28 WIN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1956 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 17                             2 0.1    
2 Booth, Stan 17                             21 1.2    
18 Burgess, Reg 17                             3 0.2    
32 Carmichael, Don 5                             0 0.0    
20 Carstairs, Jim 11                             6 0.5    
1 Clarke, Jack 16                             10 0.6    
29 Clarkson, Jack 2                             1 0.5    
16 Dale, Alan 3                             0 0.0    
6 Dench, Doug 9                             0 0.0    
12 Diston, Morton 7                             0 0.0    
24 Fox, Robert 15                             8 0.5    
13 Gallagher, Fred 18                             0 0.0    
22 Gamble, Jeff 13                             4 0.3    
3 Gill, John 14                             11 0.8    
23 Harrington, Jack 11                             3 0.3    
14 Heenan Jnr, Jim 18                             0 0.0    
7 Hutchison, Bill 15                             30 2.0    
21 Knowles, Jack 16                             0 0.0    
8 Lalor, Ray 6                             2 0.3    
30 Leek, Geoff 15                             7 0.5    
4 Lynch, Fred 6                             0 0.0    
25 McConnell, Roy 12                             0 0.0    
31 Mitchell, Hugh 18                             16 0.9    
17 Nixon, Max 6                             1 0.2    
34 Pascoe, Mal 17                             13 0.8    
28 Prest, Warren 1                             0 0.0    
9 Sewell, Greg 18                             2 0.1    
35 Shearman, Bob 2                             1 0.5    
5 Suter, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
15 Taylor, Bob 7                             1 0.1    
33 Towner, John 10                             1 0.1    
16 Willey, Graham 16                             33 2.1    
Totals 360                             176 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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