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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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1968 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1968 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 5.412.616.926.16 172 WON Hawthorn 3.46.611.815.9 99 73 WIN Apr 15 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A Essendon 1.55.119.1610.22 82 WON North Melbourne 1.13.36.69.9 63 19 ARD Apr 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Essendon 0.10.53.67.8 50 WON Carlton 0.60.71.101.11 17 33 PRI Apr 25 (Thu, 2:15) Scores
4 H Essendon 3.89.914.1716.19 115 WON South Melbourne 2.26.76.810.15 75 40 WIN May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Essendon 3.49.914.1216.16 112 WON Fitzroy 3.76.98.1211.15 81 31 WIN May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Essendon 2.24.66.89.12 66 LOST Collingwood 6.66.910.1213.14 92 -26 VIC May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.64.87.1211.14 80 WON Richmond 1.16.79.910.18 78 2 WIN May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Essendon 0.03.44.58.9 57 LOST St. Kilda 8.78.1012.1516.17 113 -56 MOO Jun 10 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H Essendon 5.16.66.1011.17 83 WON Footscray 1.41.45.65.11 41 42 WIN Jun 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A Essendon 4.48.411.415.6 96 WON Melbourne 4.54.99.139.14 68 28 MCG Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Essendon 3.19.612.1414.20 104 WON Geelong 2.14.410.812.9 81 23 WIN Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Essendon 1.27.49.717.10 112 WON Hawthorn 5.66.119.1611.17 83 29 GLE Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Essendon 3.74.1010.1716.19 115 WON North Melbourne 2.03.44.79.9 63 52 WIN Jul 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Essendon 0.31.54.97.13 55 WON Carlton 3.13.63.126.13 49 6 WIN Jul 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Essendon 5.28.311.714.13 97 WON South Melbourne 1.13.66.97.12 54 43 LAK Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Essendon 1.25.69.1013.16 94 WON Fitzroy 4.59.711.913.15 93 1 PRI Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Essendon 4.67.1014.1520.18 138 WON Collingwood 4.15.65.67.11 53 85 WIN Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Essendon 2.45.66.87.12 54 LOST Richmond 3.46.79.1210.14 74 -20 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
19 H Essendon 2.13.17.610.6 66 DRAW St. Kilda 4.27.48.99.12 66 0 WIN Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
20 A Essendon 4.66.911.1415.22 112 WON Footscray 2.26.610.1012.13 85 27 WES Aug 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2SF A Essendon 1.27.67.88.11 59 LOST Carlton 5.86.911.1213.17 95 -36 MCG Sep 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Essendon 3.67.1010.1811.25 91 WON Geelong 5.38.68.109.13 67 24 MCG Sep 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A Essendon 2.15.16.48.5 53 LOST Carlton 2.26.87.97.14 56 -3 MCG Sep 28 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1968 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
25 Anderson, Ian 7 44 6.3 4 0.6 48 6.9 21 3.0 28 4.0     2 13 15 2.1 6 96
11 Blethyn, Geoff 3 12 4.0 0 0.0 12 4.0 7 2.3 0 0.0     0 3 4 1.3 1 25
14 Blew, Russell 23 391 17.0 55 2.4 446 19.4 100 4.3 0 0.0     32 26 6 0.3 8 44
18 Brown, Greg 6 58 9.7 7 1.2 65 10.8 19 3.2 0 0.0     7 5 0 0.0 1 1
2 Buhaj, Wally 8 32 4.0 6 0.8 38 4.8 3 0.4 0 0.0     5 1 2 0.3 0 12
19 Close, Robin 13 163 12.5 13 1.0 176 13.5 63 4.8 0 0.0     25 22 25 1.9 22 172
34 Crowley, Ian 1 10 10.0 0 0.0 10 10.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 2 2
45 Daniel, Peter 6 34 5.7 3 0.5 37 6.2 15 2.5 1 0.2     1 3 0 0.0 0 0
32 Davis, Barry 22 394 17.9 87 4.0 481 21.9 136 6.2 0 0.0     31 16 1 0.0 8 14
29 Egan, Kevin 12 107 8.9 43 3.6 150 12.5 17 1.4 0 0.0     19 20 4 0.3 7 31
30 Ellis, John 23 317 13.8 146 6.3 463 20.1 81 3.5 1 0.0     33 34 23 1.0 28 166
28 Epis, Alec 22 258 11.7 53 2.4 311 14.1 46 2.1 0 0.0     25 32 0 0.0 0 0
36 Evans, Neil 2 7 3.5 1 0.5 8 4.0 1 0.5 8 4.0     1 3 0 0.0 0 0
27 Fanning, John 4 12 3.0 2 0.5 14 3.5 3 0.8 15 3.8     3 2 0 0.0 0 0
21 Fletcher, Ken 12 137 11.4 22 1.8 159 13.3 38 3.2 0 0.0     8 15 1 0.1 3 9
20 Fordham, Ted 22 350 15.9 75 3.4 425 19.3 132 6.0 3 0.1     40 47 22 1.0 20 152
23 Fraser, Ken 21 248 11.8 126 6.0 374 17.8 118 5.6 37 1.8     40 35 15 0.7 22 112
17 Gerlach, Daryl 19 246 12.9 25 1.3 271 14.3 86 4.5 0 0.0     19 19 1 0.1 1 7
6 Gosper, Geoff 23 386 16.8 73 3.2 459 20.0 79 3.4 0 0.0     46 17 13 0.6 21 99
8 Greenwood, Bob 12 217 18.1 27 2.3 244 20.3 35 2.9 0 0.0     27 18 13 1.1 22 100
15 Gross, Don 14 157 11.2 38 2.7 195 13.9 23 1.6 0 0.0     22 16 15 1.1 13 103
42 Lake, Eddie 7 51 7.3 21 3.0 72 10.3 22 3.1 0 0.0     9 8 5 0.7 4 34
16 Lake, Bruce 11 53 4.8 7 0.6 60 5.5 23 2.1 1 0.1     12 4 18 1.6 12 120
4 McGie, Lindsay 14 101 7.2 10 0.7 111 7.9 39 2.8 2 0.1     7 9 1 0.1 0 6
24 McKenzie, Don 23 213 9.3 38 1.7 251 10.9 46 2.0 481 20.9     73 83 8 0.3 3 51
10 Noonan, Alan 18 178 9.9 44 2.4 222 12.3 85 4.7 0 0.0     23 19 51 2.8 45 351
46 Papp, Vic 1 12 12.0 3 3.0 15 15.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     3 2 0 0.0 0 0
7 Payne, Charlie 19 213 11.2 42 2.2 255 13.4 92 4.8 19 1.0     15 21 14 0.7 19 103
21 Pryor, Geoff 23 296 12.9 23 1.0 319 13.9 95 4.1 81 3.5     25 30 0 0.0 1 1
5 Shaw, David 20 225 11.3 18 0.9 243 12.2 42 2.1 0 0.0     13 22 5 0.3 11 41
26 Sproule, Paul 9 85 9.4 14 1.6 99 11.0 15 1.7 0 0.0     7 10 11 1.2 14 80
43 Stillman, Les 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Thompson, Bill 3 2 0.7 0 0.0 2 0.7 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
47 Thompson, Robert 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
9 Waite, Bruce 13 92 7.1 17 1.3 109 8.4 44 3.4 115 8.8     11 23 16 1.2 7 103
22 Williams, John 22 240 10.9 18 0.8 258 11.7 83 3.8 1 0.0     12 29 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 460 5342 11.6 1061 2.3 6403 13.9 1613 3.5 793 1.7     597 608 289 0.6 301 2035
 

Footnotes

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