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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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1965 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1965 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.83.910.1611.18 84 WON Fitzroy 1.13.103.108.16 64 20 BWS Apr 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H Essendon 6.79.916.1420.18 138 WON Hawthorn 2.03.35.46.8 44 94 WIN Apr 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Essendon 4.38.613.1118.18 126 WON Footscray 2.35.65.86.12 48 78 WES May 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Essendon 3.17.18.310.9 69 LOST Richmond 4.38.412.814.9 93 -24 WIN May 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Essendon 1.27.311.614.9 93 WON St. Kilda 2.72.106.137.14 56 37 MOO May 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Essendon 3.110.711.912.16 88 LOST South Melbourne 5.28.312.914.12 96 -8 LAK May 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Essendon 1.23.95.175.23 53 LOST Carlton 2.16.57.810.9 69 -16 WIN May 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.36.610.813.10 88 WON North Melbourne 1.23.67.911.15 81 7 COB Jun 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H Essendon 1.23.44.97.12 54 LOST Collingwood 4.28.611.912.14 86 -32 WIN Jun 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Essendon 1.56.109.1010.11 71 WON Melbourne 2.12.35.46.6 42 29 MCG Jun 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.55.89.1312.16 88 WON Geelong 1.22.54.86.9 45 43 WIN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H Essendon 2.35.310.812.12 84 WON Fitzroy 1.02.23.43.8 26 58 WIN Jul 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A Essendon 2.25.39.1010.11 71 WON Hawthorn 0.15.16.37.5 47 24 GLE Jul 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Essendon 3.57.911.1013.18 96 WON Footscray 3.24.36.76.11 47 49 WIN Jul 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Essendon 2.14.25.55.6 36 LOST Richmond 3.210.511.614.10 94 -58 MCG Aug 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Essendon 1.44.55.89.15 69 WON St. Kilda 0.33.66.89.10 64 5 WIN Aug 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Essendon 2.44.88.1214.13 97 WON South Melbourne 0.02.14.64.7 31 66 WIN Aug 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Essendon 1.02.23.59.6 60 LOST Carlton 2.26.79.910.9 69 -9 PRI Aug 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF H Essendon 3.58.1410.1614.19 103 WON Geelong 2.04.36.87.9 51 52 MCG Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H Essendon 3.65.910.1014.13 97 WON Collingwood 1.03.04.46.6 42 55 MCG Sep 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 2.75.1010.1814.21 105 WON St. Kilda 1.64.85.119.16 70 35 MCG Sep 25 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1965 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
33 Armstrong, Bruce 4 1 0.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
11 Birt, Johnny 20 446 22.3 38 1.9 484 24.2 43 2.2         45 28 37 1.9 26 248
14 Blew, Russell 20 343 17.2 24 1.2 367 18.4 77 3.9         43 39 3 0.2 4 22
18 Brown, Greg 20 123 6.2 19 1.0 142 7.1 52 2.6         15 22 0 0.0 0 0
12 Capuano, Barry 12 150 12.5 11 0.9 161 13.4 29 2.4         26 19 3 0.3 5 23
1 Clarke, Jack 21 338 16.1 68 3.2 406 19.3 72 3.4         58 38 9 0.4 5 59
32 Davis, Barry 12 126 10.5 23 1.9 149 12.4 61 5.1         11 6 0 0.0 0 0
36 Doran, Paul 4 10 2.5 2 0.5 12 3.0 8 2.0         1 0 4 1.0 1 25
43 Egan, Kevin 8 42 5.3 9 1.1 51 6.4 7 0.9         7 4 2 0.3 2 14
28 Epis, Alec 16 177 11.1 10 0.6 187 11.7 47 2.9         16 30 0 0.0 3 3
20 Fordham, Ted 20 200 10.0 18 0.9 218 10.9 108 5.4         25 20 54 2.7 56 380
27 Forsyth, Jim 2 7 3.5 4 2.0 11 5.5 2 1.0         0 4 1 0.5 0 6
23 Fraser, Ken 17 240 14.1 95 5.6 335 19.7 136 8.0         30 24 22 1.3 24 156
2 Gent, Keith 4 16 4.0 2 0.5 18 4.5 6 1.5         2 1 0 0.0 0 0
2 Gerlach, Daryl 15 113 7.5 9 0.6 122 8.1 21 1.4         16 12 1 0.1 1 7
6 Gosper, Geoff 21 262 12.5 10 0.5 272 13.0 47 2.2         30 14 7 0.3 7 49
15 Gross, Don 16 123 7.7 21 1.3 144 9.0 22 1.4         17 7 7 0.4 6 48
16 Johnston, Graeme 16 158 9.9 14 0.9 172 10.8 32 2.0         21 21 12 0.8 18 90
4 McGie, Lindsay 4 33 8.3 6 1.5 39 9.8 11 2.8         7 6 0 0.0 2 2
24 McKenzie, Don 20 210 10.5 21 1.1 231 11.6 82 4.1         36 45 2 0.1 2 14
31 Mitchell, Hugh 21 359 17.1 21 1.0 380 18.1 80 3.8         27 26 20 1.0 30 150
3 Payne, Ian 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
8 Payne, Charlie 18 199 11.1 21 1.2 220 12.2 75 4.2         14 22 0 0.0 0 0
21 Pryor, Geoff 16 175 10.9 11 0.7 186 11.6 39 2.4         15 18 0 0.0 0 0
34 Sampson, Brian 21 183 8.7 31 1.5 214 10.2 110 5.2         35 43 13 0.6 28 106
4 Shaw, David 21 271 12.9 12 0.6 283 13.5 59 2.8         22 26 17 0.8 15 117
10 Shelton, Ian 14 144 10.3 14 1.0 158 11.3 69 4.9         24 21 1 0.1 0 6
19 Somerville, John 10 85 8.5 12 1.2 97 9.7 37 3.7         9 13 5 0.5 10 40
25 Timms, Ken 15 159 10.6 28 1.9 187 12.5 59 3.9         20 44 19 1.3 25 139
27 Waite, Bruce 8 36 4.5 9 1.1 45 5.6 17 2.1         6 5 5 0.6 4 34
22 Williams, John 3 9 3.0 0 0.0 9 3.0 5 1.7         0 1 2 0.7 1 13
Totals 420 4740 11.3 563 1.3 5303 12.6 1413 3.4         578 559 246 0.6 275 1751
 

Footnotes

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