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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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1961 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1961 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.54.66.116.13 49 LOST North Melbourne 1.25.66.68.10 58 -9 ARD Apr 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Essendon 2.08.211.513.7 85 WON St. Kilda 2.48.78.139.15 69 16 WIN Apr 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.15.55.78.9 57 LOST Melbourne 3.45.68.1111.16 82 -25 WIN Apr 25 (Tue, 2:20) Scores
4 A Essendon 7.47.714.1022.11 143 WON Geelong 1.74.146.167.19 61 82 KAR May 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Essendon 2.16.18.312.4 76 WON Hawthorn 1.56.98.149.21 75 1 GLE May 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Essendon 7.210.515.920.13 133 WON South Melbourne 0.52.133.176.18 54 79 WIN May 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Essendon 3.56.58.98.10 58 LOST Collingwood 0.38.812.818.11 119 -61 VIC Jun 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Essendon 1.52.104.146.18 54 LOST Fitzroy 4.55.78.1010.14 74 -20 BWS Jun 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Essendon 3.26.137.1412.17 89 WON Carlton 4.25.37.117.12 54 35 WIN Jun 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Essendon 2.25.67.1110.14 74 LOST Richmond 1.74.1310.1412.20 92 -18 PUN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Essendon 4.55.610.1112.11 83 LOST Footscray 3.28.59.813.14 92 -9 WIN Jul 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Essendon 1.32.36.89.9 63 WON North Melbourne 0.02.62.83.10 28 35 WIN Jul 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Essendon 3.23.54.77.8 50 LOST St. Kilda 1.57.89.1413.20 98 -48 JUN Jul 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Essendon 6.19.512.813.9 87 WON Melbourne 4.36.88.1410.18 78 9 MCG Jul 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Essendon 1.36.410.1013.16 94 WON Geelong 2.55.106.137.14 56 38 WIN Aug 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Essendon 1.34.57.1010.12 72 LOST Hawthorn 5.47.610.911.13 79 -7 WIN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Essendon 2.24.59.716.11 107 WON South Melbourne 4.27.510.911.12 78 29 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Essendon 6.56.910.1312.16 88 DRAW Collingwood 2.35.610.813.10 88 0 WIN Aug 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1961 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
18 Beissel, Graeme 8                             0 0.0    
11 Birt, Johnny 17                             31 1.8    
14 Blew, Russell 16                             3 0.2    
12 Capuano, Barry 18                             5 0.3    
1 Clarke, Jack 12                             14 1.2    
32 Davis, Barry 17                             14 0.8    
36 Doran, Paul 13                             20 1.5    
3 Dunlop, Bob 8                             8 1.0    
28 Epis, Alec 13                             0 0.0    
8 Evans, Ron 10                             21 2.1    
20 Fordham, Ted 10                             3 0.3    
22 Forge, Ken 7                             0 0.0    
23 Fraser, Ken 18                             14 0.8    
6 Gosper, Geoff 5                             1 0.2    
4 Hebbard, Col 18                             2 0.1    
26 King, Alf 5                             5 1.0    
30 Leek, Geoff 17                             1 0.1    
16 Leydin, Graham 2                             0 0.0    
24 McKenzie, Don 14                             3 0.2    
31 Mitchell, Hugh 17                             33 1.9    
17 Moloney, George 10                             10 1.0    
15 Murdoch, Alby 10                             5 0.5    
29 Peucker, Ken 1                             0 0.0    
2 Rodgers, Terry 5                             3 0.6    
34 Sampson, Brian 11                             0 0.0    
9 Sewell, Greg 18                             0 0.0    
5 Shaw, David 15                             1 0.1    
10 Shelton, Ian 15                             1 0.1    
19 Somerville, John 10                             8 0.8    
25 Timms, Ken 18                             3 0.2    
41 Welsh, John 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             209 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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