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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) 1897–2023

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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1959 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1959 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.36.109.1411.18 84 LOST Carlton 7.48.1012.1313.20 98 -14 PRI Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Essendon 2.48.613.818.15 123 WON St. Kilda 3.16.57.1112.15 87 36 WIN May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Essendon 2.14.36.77.10 52 LOST South Melbourne 3.45.88.109.11 65 -13 LAK May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Essendon 4.45.75.128.14 62 LOST North Melbourne 2.35.99.1111.11 77 -15 WIN May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Essendon 1.86.118.1311.18 84 WON Geelong 0.42.55.97.12 54 30 WIN May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Essendon 3.84.137.1512.22 94 WON Fitzroy 2.57.510.611.9 75 19 BWS May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Essendon 3.45.510.715.11 101 WON Footscray 1.45.77.1112.13 85 16 WIN Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.35.46.68.8 56 LOST Melbourne 3.18.711.1219.15 129 -73 MCG Jun 15 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H Essendon 3.36.107.118.11 59 LOST Collingwood 1.42.65.914.12 96 -37 WIN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Essendon 3.96.1211.1712.20 92 LOST Hawthorn 3.37.610.814.13 97 -5 GLE Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.17.715.1219.20 134 WON Richmond 2.44.78.910.9 69 65 WIN Jul 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Essendon 4.26.611.815.10 100 WON Carlton 1.43.73.127.18 60 40 WIN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Essendon 4.17.29.511.5 71 LOST St. Kilda 1.57.79.1012.13 85 -14 JUN Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Essendon 3.55.88.1110.19 79 WON South Melbourne 3.25.67.98.14 62 17 WIN Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Essendon 5.48.714.1416.14 110 WON North Melbourne 2.04.25.511.8 74 36 ARD Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Essendon 3.69.1011.1315.16 106 WON Geelong 4.34.511.612.9 81 25 KAR Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Essendon 5.17.39.711.8 74 WON Fitzroy 0.53.66.87.12 54 20 WIN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Essendon 8.210.415.1017.15 117 WON Footscray 2.36.107.1110.14 74 43 WES Aug 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF H Essendon 2.54.910.1114.16 100 WON Collingwood 1.44.85.118.14 62 38 MCG Sep 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Essendon 1.44.56.88.9 57 WON Carlton 0.13.75.87.8 50 7 MCG Sep 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Essendon 3.57.810.1011.12 78 LOST Melbourne 1.48.511.1017.13 115 -37 MCG Sep 26 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1959 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
6 Barber, Geoff 3                             0 0.0    
11 Birt, Johnny 20 73 24.3         3 1.0         6 1 27 1.4    
2 Booth, Stan 3                             0 0.0    
18 Burgess, Reg 19 45 15.0         5 1.7         7 1 1 0.1    
20 Burt, Ian 4                             0 0.0    
47 Capuano, Barry 10 43 14.3         7 2.3         5 2 3 0.3    
1 Clarke, Jack 19 34 11.3         7 2.3         5 2 19 1.0    
12 Dellar, Kevin 5                             0 0.0    
26 Donohoe, Brian 7                             0 0.0    
36 Doran, Paul 8 4 4.0         1 1.0         0 0 7 0.9    
28 Epis, Alec 20 49 16.3         16 5.3         2 5 0 0.0    
8 Evans, Ron 20 13 4.3         9 3.0         0 1 78 3.9    
23 Fraser, Ken 21 37 12.3         14 4.7         3 4 9 0.4    
22 Gamble, Jeff 4                             0 0.0    
4 Hebbard, Col 20 34 11.3         5 1.7         4 5 3 0.2    
30 Leek, Geoff 21 21 7.0         9 3.0         4 14 15 0.7    
16 Leydin, Graham 16 9 3.0         1 0.3         1 0 13 0.8    
32 Mackie, Barry 16 1 0.5         1 0.5         0 0 6 0.4    
7 Mann, Lance 17 12 6.0         2 1.0         0 0 0 0.0    
31 Mitchell, Hugh 21 59 19.7         15 5.0         5 0 38 1.8    
17 Moloney, George 5                             2 0.4    
15 Murdoch, Alby 17 22 7.3         2 0.7         4 5 0 0.0    
14 Nicolson, Don 5                             2 0.4    
24 Parks, Kevin 2                             0 0.0    
29 Peucker, Ken 8 39 13.0         9 3.0         5 1 12 1.5    
34 Sampson, Brian 18 18 6.0         10 3.3         4 4 2 0.1    
9 Sewell, Greg 18 20 10.0         5 2.5         0 2 10 0.6    
5 Shaw, David 19 44 14.7         8 2.7         5 1 8 0.4    
35 Shearman, Bob 19 15 15.0         10 10.0         1 2 1 0.1    
10 Shelton, Ian 10 35 11.7         9 3.0         8 2 0 0.0    
25 Timms, Ken 8 7 7.0         2 2.0         1 1 1 0.1    
33 Towner, John 17 18 6.0         4 1.3         3 1 0 0.0    
Totals 420                             257 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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