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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) –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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1962 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1962 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 1.64.78.1312.13 85 WON Fitzroy 0.21.43.57.6 48 37 WIN Apr 23 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.08.39.710.8 68 WON North Melbourne 3.34.66.77.9 51 17 ARD Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.46.108.1412.22 94 WON Richmond 2.55.68.119.13 67 27 WIN May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Essendon 2.35.67.1211.13 79 WON St. Kilda 3.48.79.910.15 75 4 JUN May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Essendon 2.28.812.1117.16 118 WON Carlton 2.24.36.611.7 73 45 PRI May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Essendon 3.08.311.714.9 93 WON Footscray 8.28.411.713.9 87 6 WIN May 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Essendon 4.311.614.916.15 111 WON South Melbourne 0.73.76.107.11 53 58 LAK Jun 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Essendon 0.13.73.97.10 52 LOST Hawthorn 1.43.87.119.15 69 -17 GLE Jun 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Essendon 4.66.811.1215.17 107 WON Geelong 2.06.28.310.7 67 40 WIN Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Essendon 1.25.59.910.13 73 WON Melbourne 2.34.64.97.13 55 18 MCG Jun 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.45.59.1013.16 94 WON Collingwood 1.25.610.911.11 77 17 WIN Jul 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Essendon 5.57.1110.1614.18 102 WON Fitzroy 0.30.92.145.19 49 53 BWS Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Essendon 3.45.49.713.11 89 WON North Melbourne 3.15.48.58.7 55 34 WIN Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Essendon 6.49.612.1212.12 84 WON Richmond 1.37.78.811.17 83 1 PUN Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Essendon 3.06.110.315.7 97 WON St. Kilda 2.33.54.125.17 47 50 WIN Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Essendon 3.16.47.710.11 71 WON Carlton 1.25.35.89.8 62 9 WIN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Essendon 2.63.77.99.10 64 LOST Footscray 2.16.310.715.11 101 -37 WES Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Essendon 3.55.68.1313.15 93 WON South Melbourne 4.37.88.913.10 88 5 WIN Aug 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF A Essendon 3.37.610.1314.21 105 WON Geelong 2.86.137.157.17 59 46 MCG Sep 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 6.57.710.1013.12 90 WON Carlton 1.15.67.88.10 58 32 MCG Sep 29 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1962 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 9 29 14.5         9 4.5         5 5 1 0.1    
11 Birt, Johnny 15 44 22.0         9 4.5         7 3 30 2.0    
14 Blew, Russell 18 31 15.5         3 1.5         8 5 0 0.0    
37 Byers, Max 5                             0 0.0    
12 Capuano, Barry 17 29 14.5         6 3.0         4 3 1 0.1    
1 Clarke, Jack 19 42 21.0         7 3.5         5 1 24 1.3    
32 Davis, Barry 17 24 12.0         9 4.5         1 1 0 0.0    
36 Doran, Paul 20 13 6.5         6 3.0         0 0 0 0.0    
28 Epis, Alec 18 28 14.0         8 4.0         3 4 1 0.1    
8 Evans, Ron 6                             17 2.8    
20 Fordham, Ted 5                             0 0.0    
22 Forge, Ken 8                             0 0.0    
23 Fraser, Ken 19 26 13.0         15 7.5         4 4 23 1.2    
6 Gosper, Geoff 13 2 2.0         0 0.0         0 0 2 0.2    
39 Graham, Ian 2                             0 0.0    
16 Johnston, Graeme 17 14 7.0         5 2.5         1 1 8 0.5    
26 King, Alf 8                             1 0.1    
30 Leek, Geoff 20 12 6.0         5 2.5         1 5 10 0.5    
41 Lieschke, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
3 Matthews, Barry 4                             0 0.0    
24 McKenzie, Don 19 13 6.5         6 3.0         1 4 0 0.0    
31 Mitchell, Hugh 20 47 23.5         9 4.5         3 1 29 1.5    
15 Murdoch, Alby 1                             0 0.0    
7 Payne, Charlie 19 15 7.5         8 4.0         1 3 39 2.1    
2 Rodgers, Terry 16 8 8.0         3 3.0         1 1 20 1.3    
34 Sampson, Brian 6 3 1.5         1 0.5         0 0 1 0.2    
5 Shaw, David 20 17 8.5         2 1.0         2 1 0 0.0    
10 Shelton, Ian 19 26 13.0         14 7.0         2 10 0 0.0    
19 Somerville, John 14 21 10.5         6 3.0         3 4 17 1.2    
25 Timms, Ken 20 22 11.0         9 4.5         3 4 26 1.3    
29 Welsh, John 5                             0 0.0    
Totals 400                             250 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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