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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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1964 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1964 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 4.18.411.712.13 85 WON St. Kilda 2.58.910.1211.13 79 6 WIN Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Essendon 5.129.1414.2015.21 111 WON Richmond 2.15.410.411.9 75 36 PUN Apr 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Essendon 6.17.411.816.11 107 LOST North Melbourne 6.19.415.619.7 121 -14 WIN May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Essendon 2.27.412.614.7 91 WON Geelong 0.51.86.138.21 69 22 KAR May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Essendon 2.04.45.77.11 53 LOST Melbourne 1.62.105.1810.25 85 -32 WIN May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Essendon 2.44.76.109.19 73 WON Collingwood 5.18.211.311.3 69 4 WIN May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Essendon 3.39.512.914.12 96 WON South Melbourne 2.44.87.1311.18 84 12 LAK May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.54.76.116.12 48 LOST Hawthorn 2.47.68.69.8 62 -14 GLE Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Essendon 4.37.511.813.10 88 WON Footscray 0.43.56.810.13 73 15 WIN Jun 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Essendon 3.23.38.610.9 69 WON Carlton 1.73.107.128.15 63 6 WIN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Essendon 3.14.67.810.9 69 WON Fitzroy 2.25.57.77.8 50 19 BWS Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Essendon 0.14.77.911.10 76 WON St. Kilda 3.94.95.135.13 43 33 JUN Jul 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Essendon 3.55.1110.1913.28 106 WON Richmond 1.14.75.76.8 44 62 WIN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Essendon 2.25.46.712.13 85 WON North Melbourne 3.34.75.137.14 56 29 ARD Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Essendon 1.31.52.115.13 43 DRAW Geelong 1.03.44.46.7 43 0 WIN Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Essendon 1.22.55.96.14 50 WON Melbourne 2.25.57.67.6 48 2 MCG Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Essendon 0.03.44.89.11 65 LOST Collingwood 3.94.117.129.14 68 -3 VIC Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Essendon 7.412.1021.1128.16 184 WON South Melbourne 1.41.62.62.7 19 165 WIN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF A Essendon 4.05.37.510.5 65 LOST Geelong 1.56.69.712.12 84 -19 MCG Aug 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1964 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
29 Beissel, Graeme 19 17 17.0         5 5.0         1 2 16 0.8    
11 Birt, Johnny 18 13 13.0         3 3.0         2 1 23 1.3    
14 Blew, Russell 18 20 20.0         6 6.0         1 1 3 0.2    
18 Brown, Greg 4                             0 0.0    
12 Capuano, Barry 18 7 7.0         1 1.0         2 1 2 0.1    
1 Clarke, Jack 17 14 14.0         3 3.0         1 0 11 0.6    
32 Davis, Barry 16 7 7.0         2 2.0         1 0 0 0.0    
36 Doran, Paul 17                             0 0.0    
42 Egan, Kevin 3                             2 0.7    
28 Epis, Alec 17 15 15.0         2 2.0         1 3 0 0.0    
8 Fenton, Garry 1                             0 0.0    
20 Fordham, Ted 16 6 6.0         4 4.0         0 0 25 1.6    
27 Forsyth, Jim 6                             0 0.0    
23 Fraser, Ken 18 11 11.0         6 6.0         3 3 22 1.2    
17 Gerlach, Daryl 17 3 3.0         0 0.0         0 0 2 0.1    
6 Gosper, Geoff 18 11 11.0         3 3.0         2 2 12 0.7    
16 Johnston, Graeme 11 5 5.0         1 1.0         1 0 1 0.1    
38 Leydin, Graham 1                             0 0.0    
3 Matthews, Barry 4                             2 0.5    
4 McGie, Lindsay 12 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 1 0.1    
24 McKenzie, Don 17 12 12.0         4 4.0         3 2 0 0.0    
31 Mitchell, Hugh 19 23 23.0         9 9.0         3 2 32 1.7    
7 Payne, Charlie 18 11 11.0         2 2.0         0 0 13 0.7    
9 Raitt, Noel 5                             0 0.0    
2 Rodgers, Terry 8                             13 1.6    
34 Sampson, Brian 16 11 11.0         7 7.0         3 2 12 0.8    
5 Shaw, David 13 11 11.0         0 0.0         4 1 0 0.0    
19 Somerville, John 18 12 12.0         4 4.0         2 2 19 1.1    
25 Timms, Ken 15 11 11.0         2 2.0         3 0 9 0.6    
Totals 380                             220 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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