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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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1966 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1966 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 3.04.37.411.6 72 WON Geelong 2.16.27.29.4 58 14 WIN Apr 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Essendon 3.08.89.1212.20 92 WON North Melbourne 2.23.53.85.13 43 49 ARD Apr 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.45.87.148.18 66 WON Collingwood 2.12.44.58.6 54 12 WIN May 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Essendon 1.22.33.75.11 41 LOST Carlton 5.46.712.915.12 102 -61 PRI May 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A Essendon 4.19.411.517.11 113 WON Fitzroy 3.25.79.99.10 64 49 BWS May 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H Essendon 3.86.1010.1315.15 105 WON Hawthorn 0.14.36.612.9 81 24 WIN May 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A Essendon 3.24.36.59.6 60 LOST Melbourne 2.37.49.714.10 94 -34 MCG Jun 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Essendon 2.43.57.77.7 49 LOST St. Kilda 1.05.26.58.8 56 -7 MOO Jun 13 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H Essendon 1.34.97.129.17 71 WON Footscray 1.52.53.94.13 37 34 WIN Jun 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Essendon 3.26.511.1314.16 100 WON Richmond 4.28.410.515.6 96 4 WIN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Essendon 4.210.412.613.12 90 WON South Melbourne 4.46.59.812.10 82 8 LAK Jul 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Essendon 2.24.24.55.7 37 LOST Geelong 2.17.211.415.7 97 -60 KAR Jul 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Essendon 2.53.115.146.16 52 WON North Melbourne 1.24.35.56.6 42 10 WIN Jul 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Essendon 8.110.512.818.9 117 WON Collingwood 2.54.75.87.10 52 65 VIC Jul 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Essendon 3.39.512.618.7 115 WON Carlton 4.25.48.1010.13 73 42 WIN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H Essendon 5.19.313.614.9 93 WON Fitzroy 0.22.43.66.9 45 48 WIN Aug 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A Essendon 1.29.213.615.10 100 WON Hawthorn 2.34.69.1111.13 79 21 GLE Aug 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H Essendon 3.25.69.1211.18 84 WON Melbourne 5.35.57.57.7 49 35 WIN Aug 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
1SF A Essendon 6.110.513.615.6 96 WON Geelong 3.43.57.912.14 86 10 MCG Sep 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Essendon 2.43.43.97.10 52 LOST St. Kilda 4.110.210.215.4 94 -42 MCG Sep 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1966 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 3 12 4.0 1 0.3 13 4.3 7 2.3 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
11 Birt, Johnny 18 366 20.3 25 1.4 391 21.7 38 2.1 0 0.0     36 24 22 1.2 19 151
14 Blew, Russell 5 102 20.4 2 0.4 104 20.8 22 4.4 0 0.0     13 7 1 0.2 1 7
18 Brown, Greg 18 185 10.3 20 1.1 205 11.4 69 3.8 1 0.1     23 22 0 0.0 0 0
12 Capuano, Barry 6 87 14.5 8 1.3 95 15.8 17 2.8 0 0.0     11 11 0 0.0 1 1
1 Clarke, Jack 18 277 15.4 54 3.0 331 18.4 53 2.9 0 0.0     36 21 22 1.2 10 142
32 Davis, Barry 20 275 13.8 30 1.5 305 15.3 82 4.1 0 0.0     27 17 1 0.1 2 8
29 Egan, Kevin 14 180 12.9 48 3.4 228 16.3 21 1.5 0 0.0     39 28 1 0.1 1 7
28 Epis, Alec 16 173 10.8 12 0.8 185 11.6 35 2.2 1 0.1     15 35 0 0.0 2 2
20 Fordham, Ted 20 211 10.6 21 1.1 232 11.6 106 5.3 1 0.1     35 22 76 3.8 55 511
27 Forsyth, Jim 11 58 5.3 10 0.9 68 6.2 12 1.1 90 8.2     12 15 3 0.3 1 19
23 Fraser, Ken 16 257 16.1 82 5.1 339 21.2 123 7.7 19 1.3     41 30 10 0.6 6 66
2 Gent, Keith 3 18 6.0 4 1.3 22 7.3 6 2.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 1 1
17 Gerlach, Daryl 20 213 10.7 31 1.6 244 12.2 55 2.8 0 0.0     32 20 0 0.0 0 0
6 Gosper, Geoff 20 263 13.2 42 2.1 305 15.3 42 2.1 0 0.0     32 26 5 0.3 11 41
15 Gross, Don 5 11 2.2 1 0.2 12 2.4 3 0.6 0 0.0     2 2 2 0.4 0 12
39 Hird Jnr, Allan 3 10 3.3 2 0.7 12 4.0 1 0.3 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
16 Johnston, Graeme 6 38 6.3 5 0.8 43 7.2 3 0.5 0 0.0     5 3 1 0.2 2 8
24 McKenzie, Don 20 232 11.6 30 1.5 262 13.1 74 3.7 320 16.8     51 67 1 0.1 4 10
31 Mitchell, Hugh 17 171 10.1 23 1.4 194 11.4 45 2.6 11 0.7     13 9 11 0.6 13 79
10 Noonan, Alan 12 155 12.9 36 3.0 191 15.9 71 5.9 3 0.3     26 18 14 1.2 16 100
3 Payne, Ian 12 89 7.4 17 1.4 106 8.8 26 2.2 0 0.0     14 21 5 0.4 5 35
7 Payne, Charlie 18 198 11.0 17 0.9 215 11.9 68 3.8 54 3.2     20 29 0 0.0 0 0
21 Pryor, Geoff 20 236 11.8 18 0.9 254 12.7 65 3.3 3 0.2     22 20 1 0.1 0 6
34 Sampson, Brian 8 50 6.3 10 1.3 60 7.5 34 4.3 74 10.6     8 16 6 0.8 3 39
5 Shaw, David 20 327 16.4 27 1.4 354 17.7 57 2.9 39 2.1     36 44 18 0.9 28 136
19 Somerville, John 19 230 12.1 17 0.9 247 13.0 78 4.1 1 0.1     34 28 19 1.0 23 137
9 Waite, Bruce 14 59 4.2 25 1.8 84 6.0 26 1.9 96 7.4     9 20 1 0.1 2 8
22 Williams, John 14 149 10.6 15 1.1 164 11.7 31 2.2 70 5.4     22 25 9 0.6 13 67
26 Wilson, Bob 4 22 5.5 1 0.3 23 5.8 1 0.3 4 1.0     0 4 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 400 4654 11.6 634 1.6 5288 13.2 1271 3.2 787 2.0     615 588 229 0.6 219 1593
 

Footnotes

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